Sweet Designs Featured Writer

SDM Staff Intern

Age 20, New Hampshire

Joined the SDM Team: January 2008

Why I Write for SDM: One of my biggest passions is writing. I'm planning on going to college with a major in creative writing. I like to write anything from stories and poems to voicing my opinions in my Journalism class and for Sweet Designs Magazine. I write for SDM to improve my writing, voice my opinions, and get feedback on both. I also like to reach out to people, whether I'm giving them party ideas or helping them with a tough situation. It feels good to know that you can help make a difference in the world, and SDM definitely gives you a chance to do that.

Activities, Sports, Interests: Besides being a writer, I am also into horseback riding. I ride as much as possible, through snow and rain. I like to be around horses because I am always learning something new that will make me a better rider and caretaker. I'm also a member of a Civil War Reenacting unit and I get the chance to go to events and fire a real cannon.

Favorite Authors: I don't really have any favorite authors, but I think Stephenie Meyer did an excellent job with the Twilight series, which are my favorite books. It's been a while since I've actually read a book, but I typically like mysteries and fantasies.

Favorite School Subjects: Right now, my favorite classes are playwriting, creative writing, and band. Though it seems misplaced with writing classes, I love music and being able to express myself in that way.

Favorite Movies & TV Shows: I absolutely love the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and I love Disney movies. My favorites are Cars and Wall-E! And, of course, the newly released Twilight. For TV shows, I enjoy watching sitcoms like That 70's Show, Scrubs, and Ugly Betty.

I listen to: Mostly rock, pop, and hip hop, occasionally country and rap, and when I'm in the mood, techno. I like things with a good beat and even better lyrics. I like things I can dance to with friends, sing along when I'm having a bad day, or just blast on the highway in my car. Some favorite artists include Nickleback, Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillet, Evanescence, Hinder, Flo Bots, Katy Perry, Linkin Park, Lifehouse, Matchbox 20, Natasha Bedingfield, Pink, and Rascal Flatts.

Most Important Values: I look for respectful people. I don't like the "she gets around" types or the girls who think they have to do things they don't want to do to have fun and be "in". Be honest and true to yourself and respect yourself, and you will be happy. It's not what others think. It's your life. Live it your way.

I enjoy: Doing what I love. I love spending time with my friends and family and having a good time. I like to try new things and create memories I'll always remember, whether they're good or bad, they're what made me a stronger person. You only have one life to live, and I want to make the best of mine.

Future Plans: Being in my final year of high school, I definitely plan to continue my education through college. I plan on majoring in Creative Writing, and possibly having a minor in Photography, a new and growing interest of mine. And hopefully after college I'll have published my first book. Remember me! You might just see my name on the best sellers list. :)

Kate's Articles
11-11 Five Year Plans
10-11 Two & a Half Men: Life After Charlie?
10-11 Grey's Anatomy
8-11 Advice: Parents Divorcing, Father Leaving the Country
7-11 Rules for Writing
7-11 Advice; Attracted to Older Men
6-11 Advice: Does He Like Me for My Body or for Me?
5-11 Body Care Tips
5-11 Top 10 Worst College Excuses
4-11 Death by Pill
4-11 Advice: Wanna Know If He Likes You?
4-11 Poetry: Raindrop
3-11 Surviving College Professors
3-11 Advice: Worried About Not Graduating
3-11 The College Dictionary
3-11 Transferring Colleges
2-11 Creative Writing: Buried Memories
2-11 Poetry: Winter Sonnet
2-11 Long Distance Relationship
1-11 Original Fiction: CDO
1-11 Poetry: Shadows
12-10 Old Man Lou
12-10 Solar Power For Your Budget
11-10 Original Fiction: Homeward Bound
11-10 Workshops for Writers
11-10 Poetry: Puppy Love
10-10 Stay Organized in College
10-10 Things to Do in Fall!
10-10 Throw Your Own Halloween Party
9-10 On the Cover - Meet Kate
9-10 What to Expect When Dorming
9-10 Big Girl, by Danielle Steel
9-10 Online "Dating"
8-10 Commuting Versus Dorming
8-10 Toy Story 3 (Movie Review)
8-10 Lia Sophia: Jewelry Sales as an Income Opportunity
8-10 Do's and Don'ts to Bring to College
7-10 How to Write a Resumé
6-10 Starting a Business
6-10 Donate Your Prom Dress
6-10 Major-less
5-10 HvZ: New Phenomenom Sweeping the Nation
5-10 My Soul Mate
3-10 The Fine Line Between Love and Lust
2-10 Out With the Old, In With the New
1-10 Fiction: Imagination of the Imagined
12-09 How to Wear White
12-09 College Hump Day
12-09 Swine Flu 411
11-09 On the Cover
11-09 Do's and Don't for College Classes
11-09 Get Scholarships!
11-09 Be True to YOU!
11-09 Midterms?!
10-09 College 411
10-09 District 9
10-09 The Freshman 15 - Losing and Gaining
8-09 Too Good to Be True
8-09 A New Life
6-09 Swearing: A Second Language
6-09 The End...Almost
6-09 The Host by Stephenie Meyer
4-09 Helpful Advice for Finding a Prom Dress
3-09 In My Shoes: The End of the Beginning
2-09 Obsessed Valentine
1-09 Ice, Ice, Baby: The Ice Storm of '08
12-08 On the Cover
12-08 Twilight: Reviewed by Kate
12-08 Crafty Holiday Decorations
12-08 Winter Activities
10-08 Are You SAT Ready?
8-08 Fifth Mass, Fall In!
8-08 Under the Sea
6-08 Summer Jobs: Helping You Find the Perfect Job
5-08 The Truth About Car Accidents
3-08 How to Deal with Backstabbing Friends

What I'm All About: As you probably have figured out, I'm all about having fun and living my life. I'm one of those people who try to "live every day as if it were [their] last." I've spent way more time than I ever wanted to spend depressed. Another quote I live by: "Every minute you spend angry or upset is another minute of happiness you can't get back." I want to be a happy person, and every day I keep moving forward, hoping to make each day better than the last.

Favorite Quotes: Though I have already mentioned a few, there is one particular quote that I feel sums it all up, and it's my favorite: "When life gives you one hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have one thousand reasons to smile." (anonymous)

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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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