Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Age 19, California

Joined the SDM Team: October 2008

Why I Write for SDM: It's my comfort zone, where I find myself expressing my true inner feelings without being judged for the emotions I feel.

Activities, Sports, Interests: Music, writing, drawing, Facebooking, celebrity gossip, and baby clothes.

Favorite Authors: Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson.

Favorite School Subjects: History, any form of Art, English, and Speech.

Favorite Movies & TV Shows: Stepbrothers, Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada, Family Guy, and The Boondocks.

I listen to: All genres of music that are appealing to me.

Most Important Values: My sanity (lol).

I enjoy: Surrounding myself with people who love me constantly.

Future Plans: Nurturing my child, obtaining my degree, getting married, and getting my dream career.

Shanna's Poetry & Articles
2-11 The Erin-izer Bunny
9-10 Summer Joy: The Pain & Joy of Childbirth
9-10 Easily Fooled
7-10 Watchdog
6-10 Pregnant and Loving It
6-10 Judgmental Outsiders
5-10 Child On Board
4-10 RoadsLider
11-09 Catching the Rebound
11-09 College Life
9-09 Hot Dog Freshman
8-09 Cheating My Way Through Summer
2-09 A Forgotten Valentine
1-09 My Devious New Year's Eve
12-08 Ditching School: A Christmas Story
11-08 Appreciative

What I'm All About: Obtaining knowledge from every source possible to create a more optimistic view on everything.

A Favorite Quote: "The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." - Aristotle

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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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