Thank goodness it’s Friday.  After being on a 15- day (do whatever we want, wake up whenever we want) vacation, this week has been a doozie trying to get back in the swing of things. To say we have some laundry to do is an understatement, but really no one wants to hear about laundry. Instead, I want to thank all of you sweet readers and Instagram followers for all of the love about Patrick and I’s engagement (if you were wondering or asking, that picture was not staged :)). We are seriously over the moon excited and I can’t wait to start sharing a few little details here on the blog.  Is this something you would like to see on A Dash of Details?

Also, I was blown away by the amazing response to our #NewYearNewYou giveaway week! I cannot wait to try some of your yummy recipes from yesterday and excited to see the progress you make with your goals in 2014. With a wedding in the works, a healthy lifestyle is definitely at the top of my list.  So, onto the winners!

Congrats to: 

ALEX BAKER for winning the $50 Albion Fit Giveaway

CATHRYN ADAIR for winning the Tata Harper Winter Essential Set 

MARISSA STEELE for winning the 2 Fusion Fitness Dream Body Series DVD sets

*I will announce the winner of the Garden of Flavor Juice Cleanse giveaway on Monday! 

Thanks for following along this week, it means the world :)

xox- a dash of details

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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.  

xox- a dash of details

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There is something about starting a new year on the first day of the week. Since January 1st fell on a Wednesday this year, it not only gave me a few extra days of vacation, but it allowed me to have a few extra days to get all of my goals together to start fresh on Monday. With the New Year comes, the ever so popular resolutions. For me I try not to make resolutions but little lifestyle changes instead.  I am focusing on making a few changes this year in particular like working out everyday, changing my diet and eating clean (not really to lose weight but to make myself feel better), and starting a skincare routine. So, this year I thought it would be so fun to include YOU all in my goals for the new year.

I have been working with some amazing brands that will help kick off your New Year in the right direction.  There are a few products that I know will make a difference in changing my daily routine. So starting tomorrow, I will be giving away products from all of the companies that are helping me reach my goals and hopefully will help you too!

Stay tuned until tomorrow morning, because you are not going to want to miss this!

xox- a dash of details

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