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January Details

JANUARY DETAILS

January Details

And suddenly you know…it’s time to start something new and trust in the magic of new beginnings- Meister Eckhart

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I RESOLVE TO…

RESOLUTION_12Every year I go through the same list of goals and some times succeed and sometimes fall short for the year.  This year I only made a few (but important) goals to hopefully keep throughout 2015.  This is a big year for me with some especially exciting things I have to annouce about the blog soon. I have big dreams for this space and I really want to thank you all for coming back and reading for the last 5 years.  I know I may say this a lot but it really means the world to me to have this space to be creative and do something I love everyday. RESOLUTION_9 RESOLUTION_6 RESOLUTION_11 RESOLUTION_8 RESOLUTION_2 RESOLUTION_10

 

1. Get Healthy: With our wedding around the corner (in a little less than 4 months) I am striving to get myself in shape and healthy.  I starting a new workout regimen that I cannot wait to share with you next week. Thanks to my Christmas Presents, a new Jawbone and cute workout clothes, to help me get motivated. Eating better is also on the top of my list. To me that means, I will be cooking meals at home at least 4 days a week and cutting chicken fingers and french fries (my guilty pleasure) out of my diet.  Being healthy is a lifestyle, so making sure I have enough sleep, drinking tons of water and being prepared are going to get me through this change.

2. Do something everyday to make someone smile.

3. Stay true to my signature style. The last couple years I have invested in some timeless pieces to create my signature style. To me, upgraded basics are the key to any great wardrobe.

4. Save and invest my money.  This one may be easier said than done.

5. Be Present.  Being a blogger, I am constantly plugged in. My goal is to keep my phone in my bag at dinner, put it in the bedroom at night, and focus on spending quality time with the people I am with rather than checking Instagram (I know you all do it too!).

Happy 2015. Wishing all of you a wonderful start to the New Year! SHOPTHEPOST.png

Black Blazer (old/great investment piece) / Joe’s Ankle Skinny Jeans / Equipment Silk Blouse / Black Booties (Zara last season/ Similar Here) / Celine Bag / Sunglasses / Catbird Rings

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: GARDEN OF FLAVOR JUICE CLEANSE GIVEAWAY

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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.  

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Photography by ALB for A Dash of Details

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: ALBION FIT GIVEAWAY

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The number one resolution for most people is kicking their workout routine into gear year after year.  For me, if I am feeling good while working out, I work out harder.  This may seem a little superficial but it works for me. I recently came across this new to me brand called Albion Fit, a company that strives on making quality, stylish workout wear.  It is the type of workout wear that you can be caught in all day long and not be embarrassed when you run into people at the grocery store.

To kick off the New Year, New You week, Albion Fit is giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky winner to start their year of working out on the right tract. Who says you can’t look good but still work hard!

Some of my favorites are the Retreat Tees (for the winter months and yoga), the Love Racer, these capris (love the girly touches), and this adorable tennis skirt. Albion fit is known for their attention to detail when it comes to workout wear. Let’s just say they know how to make a girl look good.

Follow the Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway, the winner will be announced on Friday, January 10th.

Since this week is all about starting off the new year in the right direction, Albion Fit is offering all ADOD readers 10% Off any Albionfit.com purchase with code dashdetails10 at checkout (exp.1/9/2014). So start shopping, because there is no time like the present to start feeling good and looking good :)
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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

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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!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

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The new year is all about starting off on the right foot (well, other than the fact that I ended up sick last night and in bed before 10pm) but it is also a time to reflect on the prior year.  2013 was a wonderful year for me, this blog, and our little family.  The first part of my quarter century has been one crazy ride. As I look back I feel so lucky about how many amazing things happened in 2013. I never really knew what it meant when my dad told me that you make your own luck, but this year was different than any other. I worked harder than I ever have, met amazing lifelong friends, decorated an entire house and then moved it all into storage, took a huge leap of faith into a new career, moved to the middle of nowhere, got engaged to my best friend, and still had time to enjoy the little details.

As I move forward to 2014, I find myself wanting more balance. Balance is not something that comes easily to most, and I am the first to admit I am not an expert. Instead of making pointless resolutions this year that I will never stick to, I decided to work on my ‘balance’ in all aspects of my life.  From work to wedding planning to the blog I love so dearly to life, I want to live in the present this year. So my goal is to “make my own luck” again in 2014, and still enjoy every second of it!

Happy New Year! xoxo

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