On the Cover

By Stephanie Lynn, 22, Massachusetts

Lauren, age 18, from California, is this month's SDM cover. Lauren is an advice columnist for the magazine, and has also designed some awesome MySpace layouts. Lauren's own site LH Layouts basically started as a side thing because she enjoys making layouts and doing graphic design. She said friends often asked her where she got her layouts. When she told them she made her own, they'd ask her to make them one.

Lauren said she applied to Sweet Designs Magazine because it sounded like a fun idea, and thought it would be great to be part of a growing team, plus it was along the lines of things she already did. She added, "So why not join a team of people who like the same thing, so they can help me grow, and I can help others grow as well."

Lauren is a graduating senior this year. Next year at university she plans to double major. She told me she has it narrowed down to two of the following four majors: psychology, law, computer graphics, and computer science.

Working as a camp counselor at a boy scout camp, Lauren is an assistant aquatics director, teaching lifeguarding, swimming, and boating. Her personal interests include aquatics, dancing, web design / computer graphics, and sports.

a layout by Lauren for SD - Butterfly Kisses

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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