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the simple things


These days it’s very easy to get caught up in your own hectic schedule, which makes it difficult to be present in your current relationships let alone formulate new ones. It happens to myself from time to time as well. I always have to remember to set aside a moment to reconnect with those I love.

Even when you are dealing with all life’s obstacles, sometimes showing your love is easier than you think! Being “busy” can no longer be an excuse to stop showing you care! Sometimes showing you love is as simple as 1,2,3…


Handwritten notes are something that I have always adored. Since I have been thirteen, I have kept aside every single card or letter I’ve been given. I think when something is written out, pen to paper, it’s just more personal.  Seeing a simple “I love you” on a sticky note when you wake up, or an anonymous “you are beautiful” note left on your car, would be a sweet start to anyone’s day.


Compliments can always make you happier. Ever notice that when someone compliments you, it changes you whole mood or sometimes even your entire day? Be that day-changer for a total stranger, you never know what they could be going through.  So a sweet word from you will definitely put a smile on their face, no matter what!

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It sounds so easy, yet really few master it. With many of us having a lot on our plate, sometimes just having someone to be there to lend an ear is all we need. But the real trick is to listen with intent; you must give your full attention to them. Taking the time out of your busy schedule to be there for them will mean a lot and make them feel important…but most of all, loved.

Just remember that showing your love doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. So the next time a little extra love is needed, just keep in mind that sometimes it’s the simple things that can mean the most.


XO Katie
A Daily Reminder…

One of our favorite mottos at Couture Events….


Listen to your heart and your soul and give them what they want! Whatever that may be! Go for a walk outside, paint, do yoga, sip your morning coffee with an issue of Vogue…whatever rejuvenates, inspires, and revitalizes you, do that!


Taking time to enjoy life will only improve and inspire your work.


Go out and design a life you love darlings, its vital.


XO coutureevents

Fresh Start: Karina’s Resolutions



We all know that January is a month for establishing goals, new beginnings, and good habits. We also know it’s sometimes challenging to stick to the own expectations we create for our self. No matter how charmed (or challenging) life can be, New Year’s always gives me the feeling of a fresh start. I want to think of this month as a way to set the tone for the rest of the year. I want to set both big and small goals that motivate me to keep growing. Some I could obtain tomorrow, others in six months. Either way, I don’t want this to be just a phase. Between all the blessings and the lessons of 2013, I learned that God has a better plan for me than I ever had for myself. As I jump into 2014, I want to share my resolutions and aspirations with you (hopefully you find some inspiration in them too!).

I’m going to work harder at:

Making time for more exercise (preferably outdoors).

A food I want to eat more of:

Veggies! No more eating off the kid’s menu.

A bad habit I’m going to break:

Leaving myself too little time to get ready!

I’d like to spend more time:

Golfing & Reading.

I want to wear more:

Stripes & Sequins.  A girl can never have enough!

I could sit here all day and pin point every little part of my life that needs improvement, but that’s just the nit-picker in me (I will spare you the time). Mostly for 2014, I want to create adventure and remember joy! I want to choose optimism. Whether I am traveling the world, jumping out of planes, swimming with the sharks, or in my everyday routine- there is always an adventure if I just change my perspective! Slow down and notice the little things, go unplugged for an hour a day, take chances, be spur of the moment, step outside of your comfort zone, compliment the random person walking down the street, dance the dance, make a new friend, and don’t be afraid to look ridiculous. Life’s too short to worry about what other people think and honestly they’re probably thinking they’d like to join you!


POP, FIZZ, CLINK, CHEERS TO 2014! It’s going to be the best one yet.

XO karina

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