Sweet Designs Staff Intern

Age 19, Massachusetts

Joined the SDM Team: June 2009

Why I Work with SDM: I hope to get my voice out there, reach out to girls and young adults as a positive influence, and to gain experience as a writer.

Activities, Sports, Interests: Arts, crafts, pop culture, literature, psychology, the 90's, and education.

Favorite Authors: Chuck Palahniuk, Jodi Picoult, J.D. Salinger, J.K. Rowling, Herman Hesse.

Favorite School Subjects: When I was in high school I loved English, Art, and Study Hall. In college I love English, Art, Psychology, and Socializing. :)

Favorite Movies: As for movies, my favorites are Forrest Gump, The Little Mermaid, 28 Days Later, Sex and the City, and The Last Kiss.

Favorite TV Shows: I love 24, House, Bones, The OC, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Oprah, 90210, and Project Runway.

I listen to: Basically everything modern, but my favorite music genre is definitely the 90's, grunge, alternative, and pop. I also like contemporary music, like Lady Gaga, Coldplay, and Dashboard Confessional.

Most Important Values: Faith, honesty, simplicity, love, and tolerance.

I enjoy: Spending leisurely time writing and reading, creating art/chaos, driving, having fun with my friends and family, and spending time with my boyfriend.

Kristen's Articles
10-09 On the Cover - Meet Kristen
10-09 Dean's List: Earning Your Best Grades
10-09 A Review
10-09 The Secret Life of the American Teenager
9-09 An Honest Look at Campus Food
9-09 Dorm Must-Haves for College
9-09 Acrylicana: Our Interview with Mary Winkler
8-09 My Life as a College Transfer
8-09 Thinking Outside the Box: 5 Places to Find Inspiration

Future Plans: Getting a BA and teaching license, being a professional writer, getting married, and living happily ever after.

What I'm All About: I'm all about self-discovery, finding out who I am, as well as how who I am can help others. All of that "Oprah" kind of stuff. :P

Favorite Quotes: "Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes." - Tori Amos

"I want out of the labels. I don't want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that's not on the map. A real adventure. A sphinx. A mystery. A blank. Unknown. Undefined." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way." - Pablo Neruda

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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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