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Love MORE.

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Spreading LOVE and bringing JOY to others as well as yourself is one of the greater rewards! I believe the more positivity and love you share, the more you will receive in return. Here are a few ways I like to make an encouraging footprint:

1. Smile Often and Give Compliments, because smiles are contagious and compliments are worth giving!

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. –Leo Buscagli

2. Buy the stranger behind you in line STARBUCKS! Because nothing starts a good day off like your favorite free coffee.

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3. Always bring the element of SURPRISE!!! Whether you hide a note, show up with flowers, or make their favorite treat. Who ever it is customize the surprise to them and keep it unexpected! As much as someone says “they don’t like surprises”, it’s a proven fact that the brain LOVES surprises. Small or big, it’s always nice to be thought of and appreciated!

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XO karina
SPREAD L.O.V.E

We are all about LOVE here at Couture Events. We believe in spreading love & joy in every aspect of your life.

There are so many simple ways to remind those in your life that you love them. The smallest of gestures can completely turn someone’s day around.  So, this month all of the ladies at Couture are going to share their favorite ways to spread love to all of the people in your life!

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Surprise them with their favorite coffee!

What better way to start your day than with a surprise delivery of a pumpkin spice latte?! Especially if you know someone is going to have a long or difficult day, surprising them with a nice treat is the perfect way to make sure their day gets off to a positive start!

Send a “just because” note!

We are huge lovers of handwritten notes and beautiful stationery! The lost art of sending someone a card or a quick note just to say your thinking of them & that you appreciate them is such a fun and personalized way to make someone feel loved. Plus, who doesn’t love getting snail mail?!

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Or HIDE a note!

This is one of my absolute favorites! Write an encouraging note or a lil’ love note and then hide it either in your co-worker’s desk or in your significant other’s sock drawer. What a fun unexpected surprise for them to find!

Make their favorite food!

Or for our less kitchen inclined friends…buy it. Its the thought that count rights! Wake your roommate up with their favorite chocolate chip pancakes or show your receptionist at work that you appreciate them by bringing some yummy fresh macaroons!

Spread Joy, Radiant Positive Vibes, & ALWAYS BE LOVELY!

XO kelli

turning over a new page!

 I must admit, I have never been an avid reader. Growing up for me reading was work, something I dreading doing. But you can say I’ve “turned over a new page” since high school. I have come to realize that every now and then I actually like to take the time and sit with a good book in my hand. I have fallen victim once or twice to finishing a book in several hours, it doesn’t happen too often, but when it does its magical!

But you will never catch me in the fantasy section of a bookstore. I am a lover of all things non-fiction. Real people overcoming real obstacles and living to tell them through a paper back.

A PIECE OF CAKE: CUPCAKE BROWN

In her relentlessly crushing yet uplifting memoir, Cupcake Brown tells the down-and-dirty details of her disaster-prone life.

You will be shocked to realize that she actually made it far enough to work through her problems without giving in to the weight of them, let alone graduate magna cum laude from college (without a high school diploma, I might add), finish law school, pass the bar exam, and publish a bound-to-be bestselling book, all the while remaining completely sober. It is a wonder that one human being could accomplish so much given the circumstances.

I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who loves a true story read…I have read it several times.

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BRAIN ON FIRE: SUSANNAH CAHALAN

This book almost sounds like the story line out of a haunting movie. Imagine waking up at twenty-four years old, alone in a hospital room without any recollection of how you got there.

Just days before, Susannah Cahalan had been on the road to a perfect life, but now she was labeled violent, psychotic, flight risk.

Reading this story will give you chills until the very last page, it’s truly an amazing story.Brain-on-Fire-book-cover-Jan-12-p1211-401x349

BOOKS FOR THE BRIDE TO BE

HERE COMES THE GUIDE: JAN BRENNER, JOLENE HARRINGTON & JON DALTON

 This is a perfect read for the bride who wants to explore ALL her options as far as picking a wedding venue in Southern or Northern California (AKA: The Wedding Location Bible).

It gives you clear picture of each place, while details about pricing, services and amenities can help streamline your selection process. Here Comes The Guide also includes a selection of per-screened vendors such as photographers, caterers, florists and cake makers, along with tips on how to hire and work with event professionals. Which is the most amazing thing for anyone planning on getting married…huge lifesaver!

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XO Katie
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