2014 resolutions

2014 alreadyHere we are already: 2014. Man, that went fast. It seems like just yesterday that I was furiously pinning ideas for my “2013 Pinterest Lifestyle” resolution. Officially, that didn’t last long, but unofficially, I’m still on Pinterest all the time looking for craft ideas, recipes and workouts, I’ve just done a bad job at pinning them to my 2013 Pinterest Lifestyle board.

After much internal debate and out loud conversations with Brandon, I’ve landed on a few resolutions that I think are pretty attainable and maintainable:

Eat the rainbow. You all know that I’m a Brussels sprouts fanatic and I’ve also become pretty obsessed with kale. While “green” is good for your diet, I’m hoping to expand our color and recipe palates and start incorporating more colorful veggies into our diets. Which segues nicely to…

Theme eating. Back in 2012 we chose an ingredient of the week  to plan our meals around. It was a lot of fun and we were able to discover some really fun and delicious ingredients and recipes. (This opened our eyes to kale and inspired my love affair.) We’ve been in a bit of a meal-planning rut lately so we decided to incorporate theme eating, expanding on the ingredient of the week to include ingredients, colors and cultures of food. We’ll plan as we go, so if you’re coming over for dinner, make sure it’s a good “theme.” I’ll also be taking ideas, so be sure to send them my way or post them in comments section.

Live in the present. Enough about food. This year flew by – I felt like it was just the summer and now the days are already getting longer again. We spent a lot of weekends working on the yard and the house last year and this year I hope to really enjoy the finished product. Finishing the pizza oven is on the top of our to-do list and once it’s done, I plan to spend all sunny (ok, not rainy) afternoons and evenings on the patio, enjoying the lights, fire pit and company. I’m always going to be planning the next big holiday party and pinning ideas months in advance, but I will actively spend the next year enjoying the present.

Learn how to knit. I’ve got two friends who are going to teach me and I’m really looking forward to it! I’m going to start small (scarves) and work into hats. If all goes well, get ready for some knitted presents next Christmas!

Of course there are always the typical lose weight, eat healthier, save money and get more sleep resolutions, which are on the list, but you know, they always are.

Do any of these resolutions look familiar? Are you going to steal any of our resolutions for yourself?

Cheers to 2014! And happy Wine Wednesday!

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