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Things I’m Thinking About in January 2016

Here’s a post sharing something new on the blog, goals for the new year, new nutrition guidelines for the U.S., and other things I’m thinking about this month!



Happy 2016 everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done a post of Things I’m Thinking About, and even though I love writing posts like this, I can’t seem to do it that regularly. So this year I’m committing to do one of these posts at least once a month, which feels like a goal I can stick to! I’ll try to make them packed with inspiration and information; hope you enjoy!


First up, some news I’m excited to share! Over the holidays I worked with Heather from Feedblitz and Jennette (who handles all things techy for my blog) to add a new feature I hope you’re going to like. This blog has a Subscribe feature where you sign up to get each new post delivered by e-mail, and of course that’s still available. But now you can Subscribe to a weekly digest that sends one e-mail every Sunday morning with all the posts from that week. So far it seems to be popular, hope it’s useful for people who don’t want too much e-mail!

Earlier this week, I was featured on the Weekly Podcast at my friend Jane’s blog This Week for Dinner, and even though I was insecure about my voice it ended up being a lot of fun. Listen to my podcast at This Week for Dinner if you’d like a peek into how I started this blog and a more. 



Last week the Dietary Guidelines for Americans that are updated every 5 years were released, and although some people have been critical, I love the increased emphasis on reducing sugar. Janet from Nutrition Unplugged has a great post about The 5 Best Things about 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans; her post is well worth a read if you care about healthy eating.
And one significant change from the new guidelines is that cholesterol has officially been removed from the naughty list! This was announced last summer, have you heard about it?
Speaking of less sugar, I love this list of 50 Low Sugar Snacks for Kids from Super Healthy Kids. Plenty of good ideas for adults too.



Can we talk about eyebrows? My eyebrows are thin enough that I’ve seriously considered (and discarded) the idea of getting them tattooed. But Everything You Need to Know About Eyebrow Tattooing from Blogher might make me change my mind. Anyone tried it?


Pinterest, wow! It’s obvious that’s where everyone goes to find healthy eating ideas in the new year. Here’s where you can Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest if you want to see what I’m sharing there!



You’ve probably heard about Marie Kondo’s revolutionary book The Life-Changing Habit of Tidying Up and her method called KonMari that teaches people to get rid of clutter in their lives. I haven’t read the book yet, but I’m  aggressively cleaning out my closets this month; can I get some credit for that?


And finally, I loved this list of Things People with Clean Houses Do Every Day from Popsugar. I do most of these, but there’s definitely room for improvement!


And that’s a wrap on what I’ve been thinking about and saved to share with you this month; let me know in the comments if any of these gives you something to think about!


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    8 Comments on “Things I’m Thinking About in January 2016”

  1. Eyebrow tattoo: I've thought about this a lot for same reason. And the difference between tattoo ink and minerals makes a lot of sense. And if I could have her person do it, I'd have her do it too. But I think that finding someone like her in Sacramento is highly unlikely. So, I'll wait. (With thin eyebrows!)

  2. Fun read, lots of good ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Happy New Year Kalyn! Love all the quotes and ideas in this post. I've been doing a lot of thinking about this new year to make it a more meaningful year.