Lot 48: in 2015 linkup + blogger men tell all!!

December 30, 2014

in 2015 linkup + blogger men tell all!!

whew!! i feel like i have a take a very deep breath and now that we are home from Christmas vacation.  as you saw, Christmas so much fun but i am so happy to be home!! 

i am so happy to join this linkup with juliette and amber! so here we go, predict things that will and won't happen in 2015 and then linkup with samantha for blogger men tell all!!! 

BUT FIRST!!! i want to introduce you to nicole from nicole marica!!!! i absolutely, love love her blog.  i have been following it for a while and was actually the one who asked her to sponsor me!! i wanted her on my sidebar, haha!! i love her blog design, her writing style and everything about her blog!! meet your new friend! 

Tell us a little bit about what we will find on your blog. Life? Recipes? Fitness? Nicole Marica is a lot like the show Seinfeld, it's a blog about nothing, but encompasses everything! Pretty much whatever inspires me, I'll post about, so you'll see beauty posts, book posts, recipes, and random life posts. I try to be self deprecatingly funny. I've made a ton of friends by blogging and hope to make many more!

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be? This is a really tough question. There are so many great people who have come and gone for me to pick just one, so (sorry if it's hokey!) I'm going to have to choose God. Because then I can talk about all the typical stuff, get all the unanswerable questions in life (what really came first, the chicken or the egg?!?, and what really happened to Jon Benet?!?) AND then ask about all the other people I'd like to meet, since He's all knowing.

Describe your perfect Saturday That's a tough one. I'd have to say April 25th because it's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket....just kidding! haha My perfect Saturday would consist of waking up to no chores or errands that need to be done, so I could just sit on the couch (or in my hammock if the weather is nice) and read all day cuddling with my cats with no pestering guilt telling me I needed to get stuff done.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? My husband, Dave, and I have a bucket list item to travel to all 50 states. I'm trying to save up for a trip (many years from now!) to drive across the country. Ideally, we'd rent a RV and travel up to South Dakota (and of course visiting states between Pennsylvania, where we live, and there!) to see Mount Rushmore, through Montana down to Wyoming to see Yellowstone and Old Faithful, then back across the country to see more of the good ol US of A!

if you could give advice to your younger self, what would it be? There is way too many things I would tell my younger self if I had the chance but I think I would sum it up with this: No matter how much it sucked, don't do anything differently because you wouldn't be where you are today if you hadn't made all the mistakes that you did along the way, and where you are right now is pretty darn good.

her favorite blog posts

in 2015 i will...

welcome another nicephew into the family in april (my sister refuses to find out the sex of the baby!!!)
hopefully make new blog friends
another sister will probably get pregnant
(hopefully!!) stay at my same job
get a pet
my health will improve
be a better granddaughter and visit them more
make new blog friends.  hopefully in real life! 
make great strides in getting ourselves out of debt

in 2015 i will not

run a marathon
run anything ever
go camping
get a masters degree
eat seafood
live without my husband
play any sport everbe scared 
like small dogs
like cats
not get pregnant by choice
still not like new years resolutions

now lets get to know my man better and my friend nicole, yeah?

Becoming Adorrable

What is one thing you really want for Christmas/the holidays this year?  i wanted the bioinnovations book.  it's the stanford bioinnovations textbook.  {remember he is a biomedical engineer and so obviously he wants something super  nerdy}
Does your family generally do Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (or other sorts of) celebrations?  we open one present on Christmas Eve and always all get a movie and sit around all Christmas day watching the movies we got.  and we eat apple pie and bacon and eggs for breakfast and don't open presents until noon.
What is your favorite part about the Holidays?  being with my wife all day long  {he is just too sweet!!}
What's your New Year's Resolution?  um....i want to learn as much as i can about biomedical innovation and coming up with a good idea and learning how to get the device to market. 
Where will you be at the start of 2015?  probably in our room with you drinking martinellis.  unless there is a party you want to go to or something. 


  1. aww you're too sweet. Thank you for the opportunity to sponsor you! Dave and I open up one present each on Christmas Eve too, it's a cute tradition we share.

  2. What KIND of pet???
    My siblings and I used to get to open a gift from my parents on Christmas Eve too! I remember one year I opened underwear and I begged my mom to let me open something else "Because mom, underwear doesn't count as a present." It totally worked. Thanks for linking up!!!

  3. What a sweet man you have. Love meeting Nicole too!

  4. You won't make great strides in getting out of debt in 2015?

  5. A pet? Like a DOG? Just because I HEART DOGS.

    Making new friends is such an awesome goal. Because saying it out loud illustrates how dedicated, interested, excited you are to make connections -and that is something not everyone can boast. :)

  6. I love that you also listed things that you won't do in 2015! I have quite a few things that I will not be doing in 2015 as well. Those are some awesome goals for the new year! Getting out of debt is a huge one for me!

  7. If bacon is there, it's a good Christmas. Thanks for linking up!


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