My new year resolutions

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• A list of all my little new year resolutions • 

Yesterday I bought a new woolen coat. It’s not the pratical I-could-cross-the-northpole-and-sit-3-hours-on-a-bench-at-the-playground-in-minus-degrees-and-stil-not-be-cold kind of parka that I was planning to buy, but it is more or less everything else. Classic design, great materials, a beautiful color (not black, which is a huge deal to me), from one of my preferred brands (my wardrobe only consists of about 5 different brands) and on sale which didn’t exactly make it cheap but at least made it possible for me to buy it.  It was also the first piece of clothing I have bought for myself in about 6 month and I know it will be a part of my wardrobe for many years to come. And since buying lesser things in better quality and in a classic and long-lasting design is one of my new year resolutions for 2016 I quickly convinced myself that this was a good decision.

I’m normally not the kind of person who will come up with a lot of new year resolutions, but for some reason I have a whole list this year. Nothing big, just small things I really want to do or not do in the upcoming year. And since a few of them are very easy to bring into your everyday life I thought I would share them here with you. Who knows, maybe some of you will be inspired.

So here we go.  My new year resolutions 2016. This year I want to:

– Eat more avocado on ryebread for dinner. Preferable served with chili flakes on the top and a soft fried egg on the side. I’m having it right now while I write, and it’s pretty close to perfect.

– Watch less bad tv and more good films and documentaries. I much prefer to do other things than watch stuff at night, but sometimes when I’m really tired, Netflix or HBO is the only way to go. Unfortunately I find it so extremely difficult to find the really good things on Netflix, and instead of spending the whole evening searching through the many options, I often end up watching a really bad tv-show (I even watched half an episode of the new Beverly Hills 902010 the other day!!!).
– Read more books. I spent 3 years of my life studying literature at university which I guess proves that reading I something I really love doing. But I guess it was just one of those things that became less important as I stepped into motherhood and starting my own family. I’ll get back to the subject in a blogpost very soon. →

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– Drink more water with lime. After moving to New York I have realized that the quality of tap water is really good in Denmark, and that has made me really picky when it comes to a glass of water. A freshly squeezed lime makes our Brooklyn-water taste just as good as the Danish version.

– Start selling my dolls. I find it scary to put myself out there, especially with a project like this, but it also makes me really happy to create and engage in something I love to do, and it proves to me, that paying attention to what other people say or think, never pays off.

– Keep up with my “A Sentence a Day” and “A Picture a Week” projects. If you follow me on instagram, you’ll get to know more very soon.

– Spend more time away from my iPhone. To make this possible, I have gathered a few things that will be my off-line kit, and since I know the subject is on the radar of a lot of women and mothers, I will share a few blogposts on the subject over the next week or two.

 

– Stop feeling like a bad mother when we end up spending a whole Sunday inside doing nothing but playing and hanging out.

– Drink more drinks.

– Get my little picky eaters to try new food. I’m planning to do a weekly new food-day, so they’ll know that every monday they’ll be introduced to something they have never tried before.

– Make more play dough. It is so easy, really cheap and both my children prefer it over the pre-made version. You can find my recipe right here.

– Less “if you don’t then I’ll’”s and more actual communication with my children. I think it’s about time that I realize, that nothing good comes out to threatening (especially since I’m the kind of person who could never bring myself to do what I say, I’ll do) but a lot of good can come out of a real conversation. Like the one I had with my 6-year-old the other day, where she admitted that she finds it boring to do what I ask her too, and I explained to her about teamwork and helping each other as a family. →

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– Shop lesser things but in better quality and a long-lasting and classic design.

– Take more care of my plants.

– Make at least one piece of clothing for my self. It might just be a really simple skirt or a sleeveless dress but how cool would it be, if you could one day make your own entire wardrobe.

6 Comments

  1. Kate January 5, 2016

    What a wonderful list. I yet have to complete mine, but we have a few things quite similar planned. Happy New Year!x

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    • kh@kathrinehoue.com January 5, 2016

      Thank you so much for you sweet comment Kate. Hope you get to finish your resolutions. Happy New Year to you and your family!X

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  2. eva January 5, 2016

    very nice and practical list 🙂
    .. I especially like the “new food each week for your picky eaters” .. I have lots ideas for picky eaters on my blog .. starting with small tastes will be the perfect plan!

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    • kh@kathrinehoue.com January 5, 2016

      Thank you so much Eva.I’ll definitely have a look at your blog … could really need some inspiration!

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  3. Andreea January 10, 2016

    Thank you for your inspiring list and especially buying lesser things in greater quality. I would love to know which are your favorite brands. Would you tell?

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  4. Anna January 23, 2016

    Åh jeg leder også efter den perfekte jakke, og ved ikke om jeg skal gå efter en parka (elsker din beskrivelse af sådan en!) eller en klassisk uld. Vil du dele din? Og dine 5 yndlingsmærker?? 🙂

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