Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Age 19, California

Joined the SDM Team: August 2010

Why I Write for SDM: I write so that I can gain experience in something I am passionate about.

Activities, Sports, Interests: I love writing, reading, and art. I enjoy swimming and boxing.

Favorite Authors: Sarah Dessen, Susan Colasanti, Elizabeth Scott, Robin McKinley, Charlotte Bronte, and Emily Bronte.

Favorite School Subjects: In high school, English and Art. In college, English and Journalism.

Favorite Movies: I love classic movies. My favorites include The Princess Bride, Benny and Joon, 500 Days of Summer, Moonstruck, When Harry Met Sally, August Rush, Last of the Mohicans, Die Hard, A Fistful of Dollars, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Love Story, Harold and Maude, and Terminator.

Favorite TV Shows: The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and Mythbusters.

I listen to: I am open to a lot of different types of music, but I especially love the 80s. I enjoy Heart, Meat Loaf, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Journey, and Bonnie Tyler.

Most Important Values: Honesty and trust.

I enjoy: Going to art museums, attending plays, seeing movies, and hanging out with friends.

Future Plans: I would like to become either a published author or a lawyer.

Candace's Articles
2-12 Ten Tips for Successful Airline Travel
11-11 How to Ace a Skype Interview
8-11 Matched, by Ally Condie (Book Review)
7-11 On the Cover - Meet Candace
7-11 Jane Eyre (Movie Review)
7-11 Thor (Movie Review)
6-11 Stealing Heaven, by Elizabeth Scott (Book Review)
5-11 Keturah and Lord Death, by Martine Leavitt (Book Review)
4-11 Magic Under Glass, by Jaclyn Dolamore (Book Review)
3-11 Grace, by Elizabeth Scott (Book Review)
2-11 Sunshine, by Robin McKinley (Book Review)
1-11 Tangled (Movie Review)
12-10 Firelight, by Sophia Jordan (Book Review)
11-10 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
10-10 Top 10 Useful College Websites (College)
9-10 Toy Story 3 (Movie Review)

What I'm All About: Life isn't worth living if you don't try the impossible once in a while.

Favorite Quotes: "You must once and for all give up being worried about successes and failures. Don't let that concern you. It's your duty to go on working steadily day by day, quite steadily, to be prepared for mistakes, which are inevitable, and for failures." - Anton Chekhov

"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win." - Mahatama Gandhi

"Nothing that's easy is worth anything." - Madeline L' Engle

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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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