I’m not really one for making new years resolutions, but there are a few things I want to do this year. I thought if I put them up on my blog for all to see maybe I might stand a slim chance of sticking to some of them!

Firstly, I MUST lose weight this year. At the end of 2008 I did really well, losing nearly 3 stone. Sadly, I’ve put all this and more back on last year so I’m back to square 1. I’ve lost count how many times in the last few months people have assumed I am pregnant and I can’t take the embarrassment anymore! I have about 4 stone to lose :(

Secondly, I am only going to craft from my stash of fabric, yarn, ribbon, paper etc. As I’ve mentioned previously, I am lucky enough to stay at home and look after my children and am using all my spare money to get my business off the ground. I must not spend any more on craft goodies. I saw a great Craft Neutral Challenge by Vonnie over at adventures of a lady in training, which I’m going to join in with.

A very small part of my fabric stash.

Thirdly, I want to try out more recipes for family mealtimes. I sometimes get stuck in a rut doing the same meals over and over again and whilst we enjoy them, it would be good to try a new recipe each week. I shall dig out my cookbooks and blog some of my favourites.

Lastly, I want to get more organised. I can’t see this ever happening but I am going to give it my best shot! My first task is to tackle the dining room, which has turned into the dumping ground. We used to hide all my crafting stuff and extra junk in the spare room but as that is now Grace’s bedroom, it has all migrated to the dining room. I have started sorting through the fabric and must not get distracted and start making things!

I’d love to hear if you’ve made any resolutions this year and whether you stick to them. Any tips would be greatly received :)