On the Cover:
Happy Third Anniversary!

By Stephanie Lynn, age 25, Massachusetts
SDM Editor-in-Chief

The February 2010 issue marks the third anniversary of Sweet Designs Magazine and kicks off our fourth year. I appeared on our very first cover (we had no other writers for that first issue in Feb. '07) and I joined my friend Ali on a 2008 cover, but mostly we exist to feature YOU, our faithful readers and writers. But, because it's our third anniversary, and my 25th birthday this month, I'm our February cover girl. Yay!!

My vision for the coming year includes expanding our base of readers and writers, inviting the international community of teen girls and young adult women to write their hearts out. My passion for Sweet Designs Magazine is to be a safe, supportive, and affirming community for our generation to talk about any and all aspects of what it is to be a young woman today.

I want to put out the welcome mat for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as creative artists and crafters, to write/create from the heart on subjects ranging from real life experiences to the kinds of experiences few dare discuss, from fashion to fantasy, entertainment reviews to world views, fun stuff to photography and the arts. Our generation can tweet, message, and network, but I also think we have something more lasting and substantive to say ... and we need a place to say it.

For these last three years I am very grateful for your support, your notes of encouragement, and all of the 800+ features you've created. In moving forward into a new decade I will continue to need your creative minds, your passionate hearts, and your diversity of experiences to help define our generation.

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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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