Christina Marie

Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Age 18, Louisiana

Joined the SDM Team: February 2007

Why I write for SDM: What artist refuses to practice their area of expertise? I thoroughly enjoy writing for SDM. It's been a beautiful experience.

Activities, Sports, Interests: No sports. Photography, fiction, history (particularly WWII), role playing, and occasionally web design.

Favorite Authors: If the book is good enough for me to remember, the author is a favorite. Two in particular are Mal Peet and Christopher Paolini.

Favorite School Subjects: English, Desktop Publishing, and American History.

Favorite Movies & TV Shows: All-time favorite is Queer as Folk. Movies are Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor, Titanic, The Notebook, The Patriot (with Mel Gibson), and Schindler's List.

I listen to: If I can't feel it, I don't listen to it, but Backstreet Boys and Tokio Hotel are long-time favorites.

Most Important Values: An open mind and equal rights. I believe strongly in the power of love. I don't believe people have orientations; I believe they have feelings.

I enjoy: Photography and literature (especially slash).

Future Plans: Haven't got it figured out yet, but it will include both photography and language arts. Here's a link to my photography portfolio:

What I'm All About: Emotions and romance - everything that is denied, unusual, unexpected, or forbidden.

Christina's Articles
1-09 I Had Never Seen Snow
11-08 On the Cover
11-08 Photography Five: Winter
10-08 Photography Five: Miscellaneous
9-08 Waste Not, Want Not
7-08 For the Love of Photography
6-08 Modern Faerie Tales: Part 3
5-08 Modern Faerie Tales: Part 2
4-08 Modern Faerie Tales: Part 1
1-08 Adenye
1-08 ASPCA
11-07 Center Stage
10-07 A Little Awry
10-07 Grey Matter
8-07 Four A.M. Friends
7-07 A PostSecret Special
6-07 Wear the Old Coat and Buy the New Book
5-07 I'm Not Speaking Today
4-07 Lean On Me (C'mon, Ah!)
3-07 Mandeville Mambo

A Favorite Quote: "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." - Oscar Wilde

Additional Information:
- My best friend is my dachshund Schafer.
- I was able to finally see Tokio Hotel in concert on August 28, 2008 in Houston, Texas wth my girlfriend, Kimberly. It was the most amazing night of my life by far.
- The human mind amazes me.

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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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