Sweet Designs Featured Writer

SDM Staff Intern

Age 19, Pennsylvania

Joined the SDM Team: March 2008

Why I Write for SDM: I write for SDM because it's a great creative outlet. I love to write, and I love that I can help other girls doing so! :)

Activities, Sports, Interests: Singing, acting, dancing, writing, photography, fashion.

Favorite Authors: Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, and Laurie Halse-Anderson.

Favorite School Subject: Art, Music, English (well, high school wise).

Favorite Movies: 13 Going on 30, Miss Congeniality, Finding Nemo, The Hangover, The Producers, Music & Lyrics, Sex & the City, Twilight, and New Moon (to name a few).

Favorite TV Shows: ANTM, Grey's Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, The Nanny, What Not to Wear, and The Big Bang Theory.

I listen to: Pretty much any kind of music, except for rap & metal. My favorites are mainstream (like stuff you hear on the radio) and indie (like Ingrid Michaleson, Lenka, Jason Mraz, and Colbie Calliat).

Most Important Values: 1. I am strongly against underage drinking, any use of drugs, and sex before marriage. 2. I'm very much into love & peace. I feel like you should be able to be loving toward your friends and family without it being awkward.

I enjoy: My hobbies, shopping, being with friends & family, and going to the beach!

Future Plans: My plan for the future is to go through college, while working in the theatre business as much as possible. After that, I'd like to jumpstart a career as an actress, or if that doesn't work out, fashion, and eventually have a family!

Briana's Articles
10-10 College Application Process: Tackling the Tredious Task
10-10 Staying Sober in a World Surrounded by Drugs & Alcohol
10-10 Fun Exercise!
9-10 Roommate Horror Stories
9-10 15 Tips on Staying Healthy in College
9-10 Huge (TV Review)
8-10 Choosing a College
8-10 My Adventures in Puerto Rico
8-10 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Movie Review)
7-10 Poetry: Frosted Glass
4-10 Guys! Some Useful Websites for Girls
3-10 On the Cover: Meet Briana
3-10 Dark Passage
3-10 Spring Trends
3-10 FYE: Last Lecture
9-09 My Favorite Beauty Products: Smashbox Jet Set Eyeliner
8-09 I Don't Need to Drink to Have a Good Time
3-09 All From One Store
2-09 Are We Materialistic?
6-08 Top 11 Beach Essentials

What I'm All About: I'm all about sunshine and rainbows and the deal. That's just my personality. I'm very bubbly and happy! ... well, 99% of the time. We all have our moments, but I'm all about love, and I love all of my friends and family very much, and they truly mean everything to me! :)

Favorite Quotes: "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - Unknown

"Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without happiness." - Christian Dior

"Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder." - Henry David Thoreau

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you will never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone." - Audrey Hepburn

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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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