WIAW: “Acting your age”

It’s been a little heavy around here lately. I apologize. But… I also don’t apologize because this place is for honesty and showing up in whatever mess you find yourself in. It’s just been one of those patches.

But ALAS, enough of that!! Time to lighten things up! And what a better way than by simply celebrating ..

Thanks, as always, to Jenn for the link up!

These are my eats from Monday. A pretty typical school day, with very simple eats. It was a really nice day. Not too busy but with a nice mix of productivity and down time. Oh…and all those bully voices in my brain decided to finally  take a CHILL PILL (I scared them away with my fierce boxing gloves and Xena Warrior Princess skirt).

Oh and the weather was damn beautiful. Mmmmmm fallllll.

Oh… and I even had time to take a few pictures.


Usual morning at home. Alarm goes off at 5:50, I press the snooze button consecutively for half an hour (please tell me I’m not the only one that does this?). Get ready, do my routine of cleaning/yoga/breathing/stretches, then put the coffee on!

It was an earlier start for me so I needed something fast and easy. Cereal it is.

Love Grown Foods Power O’s + Banana/Peach + cinnamon + milk 

+ 1/2 caf coffee

Classes took up the morning, but then it was nice enough to take my lunch outside. It was probably still a bit chilly, but we’ve been having such cold weather lately that it felt like Bermuda.

Another very simple, typical school lunch. Really though, sandwiches. Nothing beats them.


Salami + Mayo + Dijon + tomato/lettuce on whole grain 

+ baby carrots

Okay, so this post is beginning to make me feel like I’m 10 years old.

And looks like my snack doesn’t help that situation either.


I had another baking party on Sunday night, even though I wasn’t quite through my last batch. I obviously had to try my new creations, so I just packed one of each! Finish off the old and get started on the new.



Cookie Smorgasbord! These Pumpkin cream cheese cookies of Amy’s, which were new to me and absolutely UNREAL

My own experiment of a gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip, which were good but may need a second crack

These cream cheese little guys (altered slightly and made with chocolate cream cheese)

And my go to Black Bean Zucchini from Alexis

+ coffee (there, does than mean I’m a little older now?)

I got out of rehearsal a bit earlier than expected, so I had time to actually make and plate a nice meal for myself. Even though it was still ridiculously simple and one of my “go to” meals when I just want something I know I love. Sweet Potato Nachos! Or Sweet Potato Mexican Poutine?!


recycled pic

Basically, I cut a sweet potato into fries, toss them in EVOO, cumin and chili spices and roast them up in the oven. Meanwhile I sautee some black beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic in a skillet with the same spices. Jumble all the fries together on the pan, pile on the bean/pepper mix, sprinkle with cheese and throw it all back in the oven until the cheese is supa gooooey.


Top with green onions and – if you have it – avocado or guacamole. Sadly I didn’t think ahead so didn’t have one. But if I did, you better believe there would have been a big dollop of the good stuff.


Such an easy, fast, comforting and delicious meal. I’ll never get sick of it. Go make it!

I ended off my night with one of these new obsessions.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

And since I seem to be going all out in showing you how much of either a 10 year old or a grandmother I am… here’s the wild party I got up to that evening.


A little tea and Artist Date

Ya I have no idea what I’m doing with water color… but whatcha gonna do.

Happy Wednesday!

Go see Meghan and join the party!

What makes you 10 years old? 

Ever feel like a Grandma?

What’s one of your favorite easy “go to” dinners?

16 thoughts on “WIAW: “Acting your age”

  1. Lately I have been all about that snooze button!
    I was thinking how much I’d like a sandwich when I saw your lunch, but now I can’t get over those sweet potatoes! They are beautiful.
    By the way, what are you rehearsing for?


    1. Well I’m glad I’m not the only one! The cooler fall air just makes it that much harder to get out from under the covers, doesn’t it? I just realized we asked similar questions to each other today aha. I am in an Acting Conservatory program so right now I am rehearsing for a selection of works by Anton Chekhov! Thanks for asking :).


  2. THOSE FRIES!! They look amazing, I don’t care what you call them 🙂 I definitely have many times I feel like a grandma haha. Ever since starting my full-time job I have become less-fun as the responsibilities get bigger! Plus I go to bed at like 9:30 every night haha.


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