A Texas "Winter"

By Karina, age 17, Texas

No snow. At all. Most people who live in my hometown haven't even seen snow! People in our little town get excited over sleet or when it gets so cold you can see your own breath! In all my 17 years, I have only seen snow in Texas twice. Only twice! Those times it barely snowed, only enough for my family and I to literally scrape the whole yard (and our yard isn't small) to barely get enough to make a 2 foot tall snowman.

It's still exciting though. For those people from the North who are reading this, it probably seems a little weird to you. But we Texans, especially those of us who live deep south, look forward and hope for the day we might get a white Christmas.

In my entire life, I have never been lucky enough to have a white Christmas. Instead of asking Santa for a doll or teddy bear, I asked for snow. But back to the topic, in central Texas it doesn't get cold until November. And we define cold as about 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit (4.5 to 10 C). Yeah, that's freezing to us. It starts getting colder around January and begins to heat back up about March.

Break out the snow shovels - another Winter in Texas.

This is, for the most part, what a Texas "winter" looks like. The only downfall to having this kind of weather is that there is no snow!

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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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