Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Age 27, New Jersey

Joined the SDM Team: March 2008

Why I Write for SDM: Because it allows me to share a side of myself that most don't get to see. If something I write can help at least one person know they aren't alone, and that I've been there and it really will be ok, then that's all the reason I need to continue writing.

Activities, Sports, Interests: I volunteer at Angel Food Ministries at my church.

Favorite Authors: I love Mitch Albom and S.E. Hinton.

Favorite School Subjects: In college, Psychology and English; in high school, English and any Art class.

Favorite Movies: Pretty Woman, Love Actually, Twilight series, Coach Carter, Rocky series, Lethal Weapon series, Remember the Titans, Wedding Crashers, and Facing the Giants.

Favorite TV Shows: Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Hell's Kitchen, American Idol, and The Bachelor.

I listen to: A lot of different stuff. Matt Nathanson, Matt Kearney, Sugarland, Toby Keith, Josh Kelley, Collective Soul, Bon Jovi, Casting Crowns, Marc Shultz, O.A.R., New Found Glory, Leona Lewis, Taylor Swift and a lot more. I'm diversified (lol).

Most Important Values: Honesty.

I enjoy: Concerts, knee high socks, the beach, video games, taking the perfect "Facebook worthy" pictures, board games, snow cones, theme parks, and frozen M&M's in popcorn.

Future Plans: I love to travel, so every year my family and I go somewhere different. I want to publish a book one day, but in a diary/poetry style of writing. And I also plan to be receiving an Oscar award one day - hey, a girl can dream, right?

April's Poetry & Articles
5-10 Poetry: Gave Myself Away
5-10 Poetry: Lead Me On
5-10 Poetry: My Addiction
4-10 Poetry: I've Retraced Every Step
4-10 Poetry: Tangled
4-10 Poetry: Moments
3-10 Poetry: I'm Sorry
3-10 Poetry: Still Alive
3-10 Poetry: Unsteady
9-09 Poetry: Deja Vu
9-09 Poetry: A Letter to You
9-09 Poetry: Maybe
5-09 Poetry: Never Going to Be Okay
4-09 Poetry: By the Way
11-08 Poetry: Sparkle
9-08 Poetry: Waiting
6-08 Looking Beyond the Ordinary
6-08 Writer's Block
6-08 Poetry: Inside Out
6-08 Poetry: One Girl's point of View
6-08 Poetry: Faded
6-08 Poetry: Words Gone Astray
6-08 Poetry: Hidden
6-08 Poetry: Hollow
6-08 Poetry: Come Un-Done
5-08 Poetry: I Am
4-08 Poetry: Still November

What I'm All About: Being the person God wants me to be, and to keep paying it forward.

Favorite Quotes: "You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." - Jesus

"It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." - Rocky Balboa

"I think when you get to the point where you don't need to be in love, then you could be in love. You have to just be OK with yourself - and that's a long process." - John Cusack

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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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