Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Age 17, Arizona

Joined the SDM Team: July 2008

Why I Write for SDM: I write for Sweet Designs Magazine because it gives me a sense of freedom from the real world. I never had the passion for writing in a journal every day, unless I was going through a rough time. This gives me the chance to write and express myself, along with helping to create amazing articles for girls my age. Being able to work with the girls on SDM is sooo much fun! Everyone is just so gifted. I love writing, and I'm glad I get to write with a bunch of great girls! I am soo happy that I have Steph for an editor. She is the best edtior you could ask for.

Activities, Sports, Interests: I live in Arizona, probably the hottest place in the U.S., but I love it. I am a junior in high school, and I'm excited for school to start back up in a few months. I am known as kind of a nerd, but that's ok, 'cause I am me, and am pretty okay with that.

Favorite Authors: J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer.

Favorite School Subjects: Science, English, Math, and, of course, Gym.

Favorite Movies: Twilight, Harry Potter (all), High School Musical(s), The Notebook, Titanic, A Walk to Remember, and a whole bunch more!

I listen to: A lot of country, like Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts. But I also love Disney artists like the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and the High School Musical cast.

Most Important Values: My most important values are being myself and no one else, being true to myself, respecting my elders, and being responsible. All these are the most important things to be.

I enjoy: Playing soccer, and also karate, swimming, singing, acting, dancing around, and just being a teen. I love growing up, but I am also thankful that I get to be young and foolish at times.

Kyleen's Articles
11-10 Book Review: Wake, by Lisa McMann
5-10 Miracle Pups
1-10 Living With Cancer
10-09 Cheerleading: More Than a Sport!
6-09 Living With a Younger Sibling
5-09 On the Cover
5-09 Summer Jobs
5-09 Summer is Just Around the Corner
2-09 The Life of a Vegetarian
2-09 Surprise Valentine
1-09 Makeup and Your Health
11-08 The 80s Are Back
10-08 What Causes Acne & How to Fight It
10-08 Cool Exit (Embarrassing Story)
9-08 Can Your Favorite Hairspray Cause Cancer

What I'm All About: is just growing up one day at a time, learning from every mistake I make and trying my best to do better. Everyone messes up every now and then, but being able to step back and make efforts to be better is something I try to do.

Future Plans: To possibly become a police officer, or to get my personal trainer's certificate and open up a special gym with my mom that focuses on infertility.

A Favorite Quote: "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." - Madame Curie (aka Marie Curie)

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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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