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Hi, my name is Cindy Belford and the author of books like Fighting Fire; East Wind, Rain; and, most recently, Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology. Her novel East Wind, Rain came out in 2006.
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I agree, using a dryer makes your clothes look old. I guess its a good thing we dont have a dryer now so we are forced to hang our clothes to dry.
Not only do new houses not have them, I’ve also read that some HOAs try to ban clothing lines in neighborhoods. Silly.
Dryers also tend to make some clothing have a yellow color to it. When I had a house, I used the clothes line. New houses today don’t have them. Too bad- there’s NOTHING like the ‘smell’ of fresh-hung sheets.
I used to dry everything, and I’ve definitely noticed a difference, too. Throwing stuff in the dryer is a little more convenient, but it doesn’t take that much more effort to line dry!
Awesome! Here’s to 2014!!
Lovely post! Thank you so much for sharing!
Couldn’t agree more with your resolution to run towards that which scares you most. Bigger risk, bigger reward! Go for it.
Congrats on turning ten! I’ve been a fan from the early days. And I feel old now;)
Happy New Year!
I love it, and I love the font! What font did you use on the quotes?
What wonderful goals!! I am yet to write mine, but I am heading out camping for a few weeks shortly, and am taking plenty of thought-provoking reading, and plenty of paper and pencils with me. See you in the new year x
hello Grace- I really appreciate your willingness to take time off (& grant it to the team as well) to rest, enjoy the season & most importantly.. to Love! The best present we can give is our presence. Best Wishes* to You and the Design Sponge family in 2014.
Never thought of sewing paper. Great idea.Thanks for sharing and a Happy New Year to the DS team!
Can’t wait to start following this blog. My brother-in-law got me your book for Christmas and I am super excited to be inspired in new ways!
Really lovely year end post, and easily this is one of my favourite design websites ever. Resolution list = Awesome! Thank you. Looking forward to see what inspiring things you share for 2014!!
I love the New Year’s Eve confetti pockets! I will be making these with my niece before the 2014. Happy New Year!
I LOVE the resolutions. I’ve been reading this blog regularly for about 3 years and what keeps me coming back is your guys’ ability and drive to change and grow. I’m very much looking forward to what you all have up your sleeves in the new year!
Beautiful post, and I love these confetti pockets – I always like to have fortune cookies when I have people over, but they never feel quite “occasion appropriate”, these would be so much better and very easy to customize.
Happy New Year all at Design*Sponge, thanks for all your great work so far and looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2014!
Great advice to decorate our homes for the comming New Year’s Eve! A little effort to make these little decorations, especially if we make it togeher with our children, is something that will contribute to fill us with beautiful emotions to remember during the following years. Merry Christmas and happy New 2014. Year!
Really cute and elegant party idea!
As to the resolutions and the goals for the coming year, those are awesome and taken to heart with this lady.
I trust your instincts, your judgment, your honest caring for the creative and creating community and am always amazed at your abilities in bringing it all together. Looking forward to a great year, and embracing all the changes and excitement for 2014!!
Big hugs and much love to all of you,
Those are some great and inspiring goals. Thank you so much for the effort you put into D*S all year long- I know I am not alone in saying that I look forward to reading the site every single day. The content throughout all of 2013 has been so great! Especially appreciated some of the more personal posts that you all did. Have a wonderful new year.
Thanks so much for sharing your resolutions and thoughts Grace. It is inspiring to know that we all face hurdles and lessons but the key is to keep pushing forward to create the best business, brand and life that we desire. Looking forward to the new D*S in 2014. And I love these DIY confetti packets. Super fun and easy. I can’t wait to make them this year.