Hi! I'm Nicole Marica, pronounced Marissa. 

Anyway, about me... I think lists work better on these things than full on paragraphs, so here are some random facts about me:

-I like my fries soft and my bacon crispy. 

- I  graduated in May 2014 with my bachelors in History and a minor in Literature. I am now attending grad school to get my certification in teaching so I can become a high school history or English teacher. 

- I have an awesome husband. He is home to me. 

- I have two amazing cats, Nibbler and Squishee. If you're wondering where the names came from, Nibbler is from Futurama and Squishee is the Slurpee type drink from The Simpsons. They are two of my all time favorite shows.

- Squishee also got his name from a picture the woman at the adoption place took of him when he was sleeping as a kitten. He was literally squished between the couch and the wall, and the name seemed fitting:

 - I hate peanut butter. No there is nothing wrong with me and yes I've tried it. I hate everything about it, the smell, the taste, the texture, the color. Peanut putter can go to H-E-Double hockey sticks for all I care.

- I am a huge food lover, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, bacon, bagels, cream cheese, it all makes my heart soar. I'm okay with the idea of being a bit curvier, just so I can enjoy some good eats.

-I run a teen book club at a local library and love everything about it, especially the teens in my group. 

-Dave and I have a goal to visit all 50 states. The current list is 12, so we still have a very long way to go!

-I can't watch anything that has an animal, cartoon or real, where the animal is even remotely sad. Don't know why, it just happened one day. Needless to say, Lion King is no longer my favorite Disney movie. No, now it's Meet the Robinsons.

Anything else you want to know? Feel free to ask!

P.S. Wondering why the SPCA toxic plant link is up on my header? Check out this post.


  1. Love your "about" page! It's always my favorite! :) Are you new to blogging, too?! We should totally chat about newbie stuff!

    1. Thank you! I am new to blogging, I just started in March, so I've been blogging just a bit over 3 months...and yes I am always looking for fellow bloggers to chat and commiserate with!!! Haha

  2. Your "about" page is great and your blog is really pretty! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I have followed you on FB, Bloglovin' and Instagram. Have a great weekend!

  3. SO nice to meet you!!
    I just came across your blog!
    I am super excited to have found it!
    I am now following you!
    Looking forward to getting to know you better!


  4. Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please see my blog for more details. Here is your list of questions:

    1) What do you enjoy reading?
    2) What is your favorite season?
    3) Who is the person who makes you laugh?
    4) Which do you prefer, mountains or ocean?
    5) Do you have any pets?
    6) What is your favorite meal of the day?
    7) Why do you blog?
    8) What is your favorite color?
    9) Do you prefer coffee or tea?
    10) What famous person, living or dead would you like to have lunch with?
    11) What is your favorite blog?

  5. Hi Nicole,
    Stopping by via the Weekend Wander. :-) Congratulations on your journey to teaching! I'm an ELA teacher, myself, and I love it. So happy to have found your blog.


  6. Found you through the Northeast Bloggers Network! Glad to see there are other cat moms out there, besides me :) Nice to meet you!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Amy! Nice to "meet" you too!


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