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I told you earlier this week that I love the month of February, but the real reason is that I am a hopeless romantic, hence why I love Valentine’s Day.  It is not really about the day, the cards, or the gifts, but it’s just another way to show and tell my favorite people how much I really care about them.  Oh and the fact that I love arts and crafts.  My mom is one of the most creative people I know. Growing up, we would spend hours in her office/playroom painting and crafting. Because she used to own her own kid’s clothing company, she was always creating.  I am so thankful to have picked up this trait and love for creativity from her.

So, back to Valentine’s Day.  There is something so special about a scent that is unique to you. Back in the day (I am talking middle school days) Ralph Lauren, Romance was my scent. Today, I have a few scents that I love for different occasions. This is why I am completely in love with E&J’s Nirvana perfumes. Created by Mary Kate and Ashley, Nirvana embodies ‘duality of sophistication and feminine detail balanced with downtown edge and masculine tailoring’. Two very distinct scents; the white (my favorite for daytime) has touches of peonies, muguet, and musk and the black blends violet, sandalwood, and vanilla into the perfect scent for a night out on the town.


Elizabeth and James Nirvana White (c/o) / Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black (c/o) / NARS Heatwave / Martha Stewart Weddings / J.Crew Necklace (similar here) / Essie ‘Russian Roulette‘ / All The Wire Knotted Ring (gift from sweet Lauren) / GAP Fitted Boyfriend Oxford

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photography by ALB for A Dash of Details



Welcome back, February. I am welcoming you with open arms and lots of love, but please, bring me some warmer weather.  :)

This month is already off to a great start.  We had the most exciting and productive trip to Arizona this past weekend, which resulted in crossing some very important wedding to-do’s off of the list.  Oh and not to mention, finding any reason to leave #littlelovenotes for each other the entire month.

ADOD_LATELY02_03ADOD_LATELY02_03-2We found these amazing Moroccan inspired pieces at one of our potential wedding venues this weekend.

ADOD_LATELY02_03-4Magazine hoarding is one of my weaknesses, I have been flipping through to get some major inspiration for Spring (it really cannot come soon enough!) and a little addition to my Spring wardrobe thanks to Big Buddha.

ADOD_LATELY02_03-3In order to not get overwhelmed and to try and take it one step at a time, I have not allowed myself to buy any wedding magazines- that is until yesterday. Now that we have secured our planner (I cannot wait to introduce her to all of you!), it is time to fill my brain with inspiration.  Don’t worry, I won’t bombard this space with all things weddings, but how would you guys feel about a few posts here and there?

xox- a dash of details

photography by ALB for A Dash of Details



Day 4 of New Year, New You comes in the form of juice. I am all about jumpstarting a healthy habit and a juice cleanse, for me, is the perfect way to start eating healthy. This year one of my goals is to eat CLEAN foods, I am not saying I am never going to have a slice of pizza but I am trying to change the way I approach eating those types of food.  Side note: I am allergic to dairy but I LOVE cheese, ice cream, and pretty much everything else I am not supposed to eat. For some reason I cannot kick this habit.  I also have other issues that doctors suggested I stay away from gluten, but guys, pasta is my thing.  I would rather have a plain bowl of noodles than just about anything else in the world.  I know there are gluten-free alternatives out there and they have become substantially better than in the beginning, but I just can’t get passed the fact that I shouldn’t eat bread or pasta on a regular basis.

This is where the juice cleanse comes into play. A few months ago Garden of Flavor reached out to me and asked if I would like to try their juice cleanse.  I thought to myself  “3-days of only drinking juice,” is that worth it? After contemplating, I decided to try it. I really hate to fail, so I knew I was going to need some major will power in order to get through these three days. Long story short, it was not all that bad and the result, I felt light and energized at the end. It was a great kick-start to a healthy eating routine.

So for you lovelies, Garden of Nature is offering one lucky winner their very own One Day Juice Cleanse (6 juices).  Unlike some juice cleanses, Garden of Nature juices taste great. My favorites are the Gogi Pineapple, Appleade and the White Night.  Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below for your chance to win.  

Don’t forget to enter the Fusion Fitness Dream Body DVD Set Giveaway and Tata Harper Winter Essential Set Giveaway, there is one more day left!
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* Garden of Nature can be found a participating Whole Foods markets and you can purchase from their website too.  

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Photography by ALB for A Dash of Details


< worked on a fun holiday project this weekend, more on that next week! >

< Came home to a sweet Pointsetta plant on Saturday, I am finally feeling the Christmas spirit>

< The snow pups (#missmolls and #zo) played outside for hours, I stayed under the covers :) >

< Love the big pine trees outside our house, a big change from the cactus in Scottsdale >

< A little Breakfast in Bed never hurt anyone, especially when your eating with gold flatware >

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Photography by ALB for A Dash of Details


Back to reality, but with a little pep in my step. December is off to a great start and I am feeling the holiday spirit.  I have said it time after time, but I am so thankful to have this special place in my little corner of the internet to share with you my inspiration, hopes, dreams, and style.  So this is a little love note to you (readers), I love you so much (not in the creepy way:)). But honestly, thank you for being so supportive and always sending your love my way because it means the world.  

< The famous wall outside Jo’s Coffee in Austin >


 < Celebrating Thanksgiving at the Rockin’ S Ranch with my favorite people >

<Indulging may be an understatement, a few of my favorite food trucks from South First Street and South Congress in Austin, TX>

xox- a dash of details

photography by ALB for A Dash of Details