Engagement Series (Part 2)

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Katie and Ryan's Engagement Story
(as told by Katie –Kathy Davis Brand Designer)


About the couple:

How did you first meet?
We met in college at the University of the Arts in an Abnormal Psychology class, of all places.

What was your first date?
Our first date was drinks at the Good Dog Bar in Philly, and then we wandered around Rittenhouse Square and snuck into the fancy Rittenhouse Hotel to use the bathrooms. So romantic - haha.

What’s one of your favorite things about your spouse?
It’s hard to choose just one. I’d have to say he is the most genuinely warm and compassionate human being. It’s evident in the way he treats everything and everybody, whether it be our dog, an intern at his job, the mailman…he treats everyone with love and respect, no matter what.

Why did you fall in love with your spouse?
‘Cause he’s awesome. Ultimately, I think we just find joy in so many of the same things, and because we value many of the same things, it just feels like we are truly partners sharing this life. Love just happens from there.

 

About the proposal:

How was the question popped?
He intended to re-create our first date at Rittenhouse Square, but the day he had planned was in April, and it was the first beautiful day of spring that year, so the park was a complete mob scene. We had a fun day downtown, and as we were getting closer to the park, I said something like, “Ugh I don’t wanna go there; look how crowded it is. Let’s get coffee and go home!” So he chickened out, and we did, but the problem was that he had told our parents that today was the day. So we got in the car, and I could tell he was being weird. Finally he turned to me and said something like, “Ok, I just have to do this, ‘cause I don’t know what else to do,” and he had the ring. I laughed and said something like, “Really? Here in the car?!” Anyway, we had a laugh, I said yes, we went to our favorite restaurant for dinner that night, and it was perfect.

Was the location significant to you two?
No.

What was the response?
Laughter and slight awkwardness that quickly shifted to happiness and excitement.

Finish this statement:

Our engagement was so “us” because…
It was so silly and casual, and we are pretty silly and casual, so it turned out to be perfect  If we had an over-the-top kind of thing, it honestly wouldn’t feel authentic to us. That’s why he didn’t even try to do it in the park. He knew I would have hated the attention that would have come with the crowds of people.

 

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Engagement Series (Part 1)

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Happy February! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’re cherishing love this month with a special engagement series from our Kathy Davis Brand team members.  From proposals in parks to parking lots, each story is sweetly inspiring and completely unique – just like each couple!

We hope you enjoy following along, and perhaps spend a little time cherishing the memories you share with your own special someone.

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Meghann and Shaun's Engagement Story
(as told by Meghann –Kathy Davis Senior Brand Designer)


About the couple:

How did you first meet?
Shaun lived in an apartment with seven other guys. My boyfriend (at the time) and I went there one night to watch Sopranos with one of Shaun’s roommates, who was a friend of mine. Shaun and I were introduced as Shaun was running out the door to go somewhere.

What was your first date?
We went to the Kutztown Tavern for dinner.

What’s one of your favorite things about your spouse?
He finds a way to make me feel special every day – whether it is a quick text to say “I love you” or a random hug while I am making dinner.

Why did you fall in love with your spouse?
His blue eyes got my attention, but as I got to know Shaun, I could see he was genuine, kind, hardworking, down to earth… being with him felt like being “home.”

 

About the proposal:

How was the question popped?
We went to Tyler State Park for a walk on a summer evening. We sat down in a field to watch the sun set. As we were sitting together he took the ring out of his pocket and asked me to marry him.

Was the location significant to you two?
Yes. We would go there all the time to walk the trails, picnic and creek walk.

What was the response?
I said yes.

Finish this statement:

Our engagement was so “us” because…
We were outside surrounded by nature, which we both love. A unique part of that particular evening was that we noticed Monarch butterflies everywhere – they must have been migrating, because I had never seen so many at one time before.

 

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February Free Wallpaper Download

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We’re excited to offer another free wallpaper download from KATHY DAVIS™. Whether you’re at work or on the go, may they provide a beautiful backdrop for you to Create a Life You Love! Desktop wallpapers are available with or without a calendar; smart phone wallpapers include the art along with a quote. This month’s quote: “LIVE WELL · LAUGH OFTEN · LOVE MUCH.”

Click any of the links below to download the wallpaper size that works best for you. Once the image pops up in a new window, simply right click and save the image.

iPhone wallpaper:
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| iPhone 6 | iPhone 6 Plus

Desktop wallpaper with calendar:
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Desktop wallpaper without calendar:
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Ways to Find Balance

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“Balance” has become a kind of holy grail for our increasingly crazy-busy times. We know instinctively when our lives are out of balance...we may have difficulty sleeping, find ourselves stress-eating, feel resentful for not having time for the things we enjoy, or simply feel afraid that life is just passing too darn fast. But the good news is that finding balance is a conscious choice, and that means we can take control and reintroduce it into our daily lives. Here are just a few ways to do that.

• Use your usual TV time to relax in a different way. Set your DVR for your favorite shows, and go for a walk, read, play a board game with your family, etc.

• Take an hour on Sundays to plan/make your lunches and dinners for the next week to help save you time and keep you eating healthier.

• Look to exercise as a restorative. It helps your body, clears your brain, and improves your mood and spirits in the most stressful of times. While finding time to exercise can be difficult at first, once you make it part of your routine, it actually becomes something to look forward to!

• Find time throughout the day to take three deep, cleansing breaths to slow the body down and help promote a sense of calm. You might establish a trigger activity that reminds you to stop and breathe, like every time you put down your phone, or after you check your email.

• Make a list of friends or family you’d like to connect with, then think about how you’d like to do that. It might be having coffee, lunch or dinner together (at a restaurant or at home), seeing a movie...or simply sending a card just to say hi and let them know you’re thinking of them. This will keep you feeling connected to the people you care about and will help you find more balance in your relationships.

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Reflect

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At the end of the day, take some time to reflect. Think of at least 3 good parts of your day and focus on them. What are some of the things you’re reflecting on today?

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