2019: My New Year’s Resolutions

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Oh my goodness where did 2018 go?? Here I am almost at the end of January setting my 2019 New Year’s Resolutions – anyone else as behind as me? 

With junior burger starting kindy this year and baby cravings now a full-blown running climbing toddler, I’m hoping I will get a little bit more time to myself.

I’m keeping my 2019 new year’s resolutions short and simple as I find overwhelmingly long lists just remain long lists which roll over to the following year! 

So my three New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 are… 

1 – Deck out unused spaces in our home and use them!

In the four years we’ve lived in our home, the balcony and upstairs retreat have just been pretty unused showrooms. 

With some help from my friends at Koch & Co who stock artificial plants that look real (we don’t have much of a green thumb) and outdoor lanterns, I’ve started decking out my new chill out space. 

This is how our balcony looks so far…

Featured to the left is Koch & Co’s Artificial Fiddle Leaf in a White Ariel Pot on a white stand and to the right is the Artificial Dracaena Plant in an unbreakable concrete look pot from Bunnings.

On the table is Koch & Co’s Cane Woven Contemporary Lantern and Lamp Decoration Led White and an artificial pot plant my mother-in-law got for us.

Our balcony just needs something to fill the blank wall above the couches. This metal wall art from WG Outdoor Life is my inspo at the mo…

Jeager Outdoor Wall Art image sourced from Perth outdoor life suppliers WG Outdoor Life

We haven’t started seriously shopping for this wall though, if you have any suggestions, please comment with a picture or link 🙂

Some of you may also know, we got burger boy the Everdure by Heston 4k barbecue in aqua featured below. It looks quite cool on our balcony and the colour matches the Nick Scali couches in our retreat which leads out onto the balcony.

2 – Exercise 

The lack of exercise last year combined with a heavy baby cravings who LOVES to be carried has resulted in my neck, shoulders and right wrist aching in 2018. So a fitter me is a priority this year.

I just hope I am as motivated as I was earlier this month when I exercised whilst staying at Crown for our 9thwedding anniversary. 

My exercise plan for this year includes continuing to climb up and down Jacobs Ladder at Kings Park, trying some new at home app exercises whilst baby cravings is napping and the odd pilates class at Urban OM when I have babysitters handy. What exercises do you do? Any exercise apps you would suggest?

3. Get Organised

I am forever writing lists on my phone which then get rolled over to the next day, week, month…year. In 2019, I plan to be more organised and make better use of programs like Quireso I can spend less time procrastinating (aka tidying up or eating stuff I shouldn’t) and spend more time blogging, working on our small business and exercising.

Decluttering my home office

For all of 2018, I was buried in paper and toys in my guest bedroom which also serves as my home office and a kids playspace!

After googling organisation tips, I was inspired to declutter and create a minimalist working space to help me focus. I now have a floating IKEA shelf, folders for all my projects and a physical inbox/outbox system! The plan is to have a clear desk at the end of every day.

I will post a photo when my home office space is 100% complete 🙂

Menu Planning

Same goes with my family meal planning! I start writing out a weekly menu plan with good intention EVERY WEEK! When I do finish my menu plans, my days are a lot easier so I really need to make every effort to make these menu plans happen!

I subscribed to Hello Fresh meal kits last year which has been awesome. Hello Fresh helps me cook without thinking after a full day with the kids. I pick my meals out a month in advance on my Hello Fresh app then every Monday a box filled with colour coded packages and recipes arrive on my doorstep. It helps not to need to think or shop for three dinners in the week, read my full Hello Fresh review here. There’s also a $50 discount code off your first box in my meal kit review if you’re looking to simplify your meal planning too.

What are your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions? 

Disclaimer: Koch & Co products were provided to foodie cravings to review. See disclosure policy for further details.

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I have foodie cravings all the time and sometimes at very odd hours, hence the name of this food blog, where I share my love for food and appliances that save me time in the kitchen. I also own Crust Mount Lawley with my burger eating half burger boy and am a mum to two girls - junior burger and baby cravings.

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