Sweet Designs Featured Writer
Sweet Advice Featured Columnist

Age 20, California

Joined the SDM Team: April 2007

Why I Write for SDM: I originally started writing for Sweet Designs because I had been doing similar activities as SD Magazine, so I felt why not join a team and be able to do something I enjoy? But as time has gone on I have continued to help, especially on the advice team, because I have gone through many of the situations that are written in about or gone through something similar, so why not try and help those who are confused get through the same thing I already have? I may not have done it correctly the first time, but after 19 years I have learned from many mistakes, and maybe I can help someone else not make the same mistakes that I made.

Activities, Sports, Interests: College sailing team, lifeguarding, teaching outdoor activities, hanging out with friends, trying new things, and living life to the fullest

Favorite Author: Kate Brian

Favorite School Subject: Every class can be enjoyable as long as you have a good teacher/ professor and you engage yourself in the lessons and teachings.

Favorite Movies & TV Shows: I am hooked on Gossip Girl. I read many of the books and couldn't skip out on the show.

I listen to: Just about anything except rap, but primarily rock.

Most Important Values: God

I enjoy: Being outdoors and with my friends.

Future Plans: Currently I am unsure of what I want to do. I am looking into majoring into psychology, but a lot can change in 4 years. One thing I do know is I want to get married and all that loveliness.

Lauren's Articles
Sweet Advice Column

10-08 On the Cover
10-08 Don't Buy Your Halloween Costume - Make It!
8-08 Soccer with a Splash
8-08 The Private Series
8-08 Get Involved! Finding the Right Fit for You
8-08 Don't Just Be Another Number
5-08 Swimwear 2008!!
4-08 My Picture Perfect Prom
2-08 Cute Creative Valentine's Day Ideas
12-07 Healthy Holiday Recipes
9-07 Back-to-School Advice from the Class of '07
6-07 On the Cover

What I'm All About:
I'm Lauren ...
a girl with ambitions and dreams
a girl of excitement and confusion
a girl who has finally broken free
a girl who stands up for what she believes
a girl who is spontaneous and random
a girl filled with laughter and smiles
a girl hoping for the best and making the best of life
a girl looking to be herself
A Girl Finally Being Who She Wants To Be

Take each day as it comes. Make each moment precious and make life what you want it to be. Never let someone else tell you how to live it. Never let someone tell you who you are. Instead be only yourself.

Favorite Quotes: I have a bunch, but here are a few:

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain. But he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light to find your way.

Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

I've got the same old heart with a brand new beat.

Sweet Advice
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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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