Hello! I'm Stephanie, a 25-year-old wanderlust, writer and mermaid at heart.

S☀S is where I blog about my life, my travels and healthy, beautiful food. Magical things happen when you're snacking on sunshine — let me show you!

February 2018
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A Girl & Her Pearl

Hello dear readers!

After much deliberation and consideration I have moved over to blogging full time at A Girl & Her Pearl. 

I love to write about recipes and nutrition, but there is so much to be excited about in my life right now that I felt I was being limited by the scope of this food blog.

Please move on over to G&HP for more recipes, as well as posts about travel, art and much, much more!

Thank you for your years of dedicated reading. I hope to see you again very soon on my new website!



Thanksgiving Meal Planning

Have you seen Shrek? Of course you have.  There’s a scene in the last movie where Fiona and Shrek have little ogrelets, and once the wee monsters are sleeping, Shrek looks to Fiona all seductively and says something along the lines of “I know what time it is. ;D ;D ;D” and which point she is all “;D” but then they both just absolutely pass. out. 

Well, that is a little bit like how R and I are feeling about Thanksgiving this year. He is in the throes of finishing up phase I of his Master’s of Engineering degree, and I am in the middle of cramming for my Chinese midterms, finishing up my application for grad school, and coordinating my immersion program in China this upcoming summer. When the question about what we were doing for Thanksgiving came up, we enthusiastically agreed to just enjoy our first weekend “off” together since August.

That doesn’t mean I’m going to forego our first Thanksgiving together, though! I’ve been scouring the internet trying to find some tasty-yet-easy recipes in keeping with the holiday theme. While there is a 50-50 chance that we will just end up popping down the street for dumplings, I’d like to think that my inner Martha will be up to making some of these treats. Stuffed butternut squash? Sage cornbread? Yes please.

I used to hate caramel apples, but our building was giving them out on Halloween, and I’m officially obsessed. (We may or may not have trick-or-treated more than our fair share, but there definitely aren’t any children in the building so I  don’t feel all that bad ^~) 

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