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By Stephanie Lynn, age 27, Massachusetts
SDM Editor-in-Chief

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The March issue of Sweet Designs Magazine features India, founder of Darn-licious, and creator of knitted and crocheted fashion accessories which combine functionality with style. I interview India about how she has pursued her passion through her online design business.

My Editor's Pick this month is Sarah Jayne's (UK) "Arts Graduates and the Dark Night of the Soul," a must-read for those considering or reconsidering their choice of university major.

I also call your attention to "A Triple Threat" by Alisha (MA), her true story of how three friends, each in their own way, helped her survive some awkward and painful teenage years and successfully make the transition to being a well-adjusted young adult.

Other articles I want to recommend include: "The Thick Envelopes" by Lauren (CA), with some useful advice about those college packets that we hold our breath for and hope contain acceptance letters and generous incentives to attend. New writer Kassondra (RI) shares with us "Dating Isn't Easy: My True Story" (or, what happens when Price Charming turns out to be a total jerk!). Another new contributor, Erin (WA), checks in with what every girl needs to know about "Healthy Hair and Vitamins."

Danielle is back in South Carolina after her adventure in Indiana ("Life in the Dumps," SDM, Feb '12 - a must-read if there ever was one), and follows up on that powerful story with "Southern Love." Tracy (OR) recounts the sad-but-true tale of her "One Night Valentine." And finally, Naiche (NY) offers up some fresh suggestions for when "It's a Date."

I'd love to hear your fresh dating alternatives to "dinner and a movie" too. Or whatever's on your mind. As Sweet Designs Magazine kicks it into high gear again, we're looking for new ideas, fresh faces, talented and experienced writers, and cool features on the topics that matter to you.

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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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