About me

Hello and welcome to Franzen Residence!

My name is Cissi, and on my blog you can follow my passion for interior design, my various house projects and some of my daily life with my boys!

I’m a owner of many houses :) I show pictures from our custom made homes that we’ve built -a summer house in Sweden and our Birmingham residence. Last year I renovated a house (category Darlington st) that I’m now renting out, and I just finished my second house flip (category houseflip2), that is for sale at the moment! Also, we have another wonderful lake property in Sweden that needs tons of work, that we plan to have move in ready later this year!

Sixteen years ago I met my love Johan. Four years later his hockey career brought us from Sweden to Birmingham, MI outside Detroit USA, where we’ve lived ever since. August 1st 2009 we got married and we have two wonderful boys Eddie-Bo and Oliver, 6 and 4 years old.

Hope you’ll enjoy me blog :)
Kram// Xx Cissi

Contact me at cissi@franzenresidence.com

9 thoughts on “About me

  1. Graham May 7, 2019 / 6:27 pm

    Ma’am mrs. Franzen, we are In the middle of a life move but my my wife and i have always had a passion for for vets and horses. I lost my brother and have always connected with animals. I’m not a social person an im not sure how instaggram works, but we trying to be an escape for our vets, If this could benefit mr franzen, please let me know. We are not trying to make money, simply help those with traumatic brain injuries that require a place to escape and healthy way to return home


  2. Sachin December 24, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    I also have a family member who struggles with depression among other things. I just want to let your family know that it will get better. Everyday brings a new challenge but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Merry Christmas to you all. Enjoy the return to Sweden I am sure your native country will have open arms!


  3. Sara St. John May 30, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    I posted this on your “Emotional Week” blog as well. I’m a neurofeedback trainer and specialize in neurofeedback training using the NeurOptimal neurofeedback system, which is a highly advanced neurofeedback system improving brain function. The company I work for see great results in alleviating symptoms for TBI and brain injury clients, it’s completely non-invasive and effective brain training technique. View our case study here https://neurofeedbacktraining.com/brain-injuries-concussions/ – If interested in learning more, feel free to contact me directly at sara@neurofeedbacktraining.com — PS! Jag är svensk, jobbat med detta i 5 år och bor i LA ;-)


    • ozzy30 November 17, 2018 / 1:30 pm

      Hi, my name is Chris. I met johan on a chance encounter in Sweden. I was in Sweden for a month building a staircase in a home in vastervic. Going home my co worker and I were in the linkoping air port heading back home to the US, I was standing there and I was wearing my osgood redwings jersey and I see johan walk in and I was super star struck. I was like holy cow I’m in Sweden and there’s the mule johan……..I was too shy to say anything to him, we boarded the little plane to Amsterdam and my friend talked to him first and then I joined the conversation. We then took that flight to Detroit and I ran into him again at the baggage claim and we had great conversation as we waited for our luggage.
      The moment was surreal. It was the best encounter I have ever had meeting a player.
      I have always been a huge fan of johan and I pray he gets the help he needs and gets better. I can’t even possibly understand the struggles you, johan and your family go thru and pray for you for the strength you need to make it thru this.
      Prayers to your family……..


      • franzenresidence November 17, 2018 / 4:39 pm

        Thank you for the sweet words! He’s doing much better even tho times are sometimes still a bit rough. I do remember that he told me about you, a guy at our tiny airport in a redwings Jersey!! Pretty cool!!


  4. Dr. William J Lusk May 29, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Ms. Franzen –

    I’m a physician, in fact, I trained with ‘Dr. Tony C.’, who works with the DRW now. There is an area of Osteopathic Medicine called Cranio-Sacral Therapy, which may be of help to your husband. I’ve studied it and use it some, and have had results with treating some cranial conditions. It may be worth a try. Michigan State University has an incredible department in E. Lansing in this area. I read your blog yesterday and awoke this morning thinking of this and your husband. My parents were Canadian, I’m a skater and skier, and a supporting member of the hockey community, and wish you well.

    Best, Wm Lusk


  5. NW35 May 29, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Thanks for commenting so frankly about your family’s life with TBI. We are going through something similar. Best of luck and be strong.


  6. superherochic88 May 28, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    Hi, I couldn’t see a place to comment on the TBI article, so I sent you an email. I am going through something similar.


  7. Oskar bengtson March 14, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Hej! Jag är en energisk kille på 22 år, just nu bor jag i Lund nu där jag spelar hockey och hockey jobbar, men min fråga till dig är om jag skulle kunna få vara au pair till Johan efter min hockey säsong är över, jag har alltid gillat barn och har både jobbat på dagis,skola och som personlig assistent , jag har länge viljat åkt i väg och jobbat som au pair, men det har inte passat pga av jag tränat mycket mycket fys på sommaren , men nu känner jag att jag vill se något annat ån Sverige! Självklart behöver jag ingen lön eller något betalat! Allt jag vill är bara att komma bort från Sverige några månader och jobba mer era barn samtidigt som jag lär mig bättre engelska. Mina vänner beskriver mig som en Person som alltid är glad och har ett leende på läpparna. Jag har erfarenhet av försäljning, administration,kundtjänst ,Dagis/Skola ,På fritiden spelar jag professionell hockey och intresserar mig av finansmarknaden. Hör av er när ni läst detta! Hoppas vi hörs och kanske ses framöver Mvh Oskar Bengtson ,PS hoppas det går bra för dig i fastighetsbranschen ;)


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