Swap-bot Time: November 30, 2020 10:31 am


Date Joined: November 10, 2016
Last Online: February 12, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

Howdy! My name is Marissa and I live in a small rural town in Texas; near a big city, so I guess you can say I get the best of both worlds, sort of.

I enjoy a great many things...mainly reading, writing, baking, crafting and letting my creativity flow.

The idea of ADVENTURE excites me (think "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" 2013 not 1947 although the 1947 version is FANTASTIC in it's own way). I would love to travel to Iceland one day. But adventure to me doesn't have to be to a faraway place. I try to venture out to different towns I have yet to explore. That to me can be an adventure in and of itself.

I also have a quirky sense of humor. "I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish" -Edith Sitwell.

Lightning Round: I prefer to watch musicals over movies, I ALWAYS sing in the car, I have one dog, one cat, and one son :D. I speak Spanish and am learning Portuguese and Korean. I am vegan, and lastly my favorite color is yellow! Whew...So all of this is just a sneak peak into my personality. Enjoy!

Favorite Music

I Love music of all kinds. My all time favorite band is The Fray. I saw them in concert (October 2016) and they were AMAZING!!! I really enjoy K-POP, alternative, folk, some pop, oldies, Country, punk, rock, and some R&B. Oh and of course I love show-tunes XD

Some people I listen to are: BTS, EXO, The Wombats, Al Bairre, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, George Ezra, Blake Shelton, Randy Houser and many, many more.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy all forms of paper crafting from card making to scrap booking. I keep an art journal and that tends to relax me.

Things that inspire my creativity are the quirky, random, hidden, old, forgotten things in life. The "out of the ordinary" things/people. "To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour..." Auguries of Innocence -William Blake.

Favorite Books

The author I am really enjoying right now is Jenny Lawson. She is absolutely unique and hilarious! I highly recommend you check out her books. Let's see...I also enjoy mysteries and suspense novels. Classic books pique my interest as well (i.e. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina, etc). On rare occasions I do indulge in biographies. Through reading I have lived many lives and have adventured to a great many places. As you can see I do also enjoy quotes. "I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place"- Anne Tyler "That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."- Jhumpa Lahiri. "I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot." J.D. Salinger.

Some of my favorite authors include: Jenny Lawson, Jane Austen, John Green, Liane Moriarty, Nicholas Sparks, Linda Lael Miller, Gillian Flynn, Ray Bradbury, and more.

Favorite Movies

Ah now on to movies. I absolutely love classic black and white movies/musicals. People use to be so talented back in the day. I also enjoy watching Pride and Prejudice, the mini series especially, but I love Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy in the 2005 version. I am a sucker for just about any romantic comedy and do enjoy a good drama every now and then when I'm feeling a little melancholy.

Action movies are always great but the plot has be good for it to keep my interest. I enjoy the Marvel movies and the Star Wars movies. I geek out when watching them sometimes.

I do get curious when a book is made into a film so every now and then I will watch one of them to compare it to the book but I'm sure you know the result of that. That's right not good enough. Books are always better! In my opinion of course.

Because I am a mom and have a son I do enjoy watching Animated movies that come out, for example; Big Hero 6, Storks, Zootopia, Planes, etc.

Favorite Television

I enjoy watching British shows like Doc Martin, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Queen Victoria, The Crown, and Doctor Thorne.

I have seen all of Parenthood, Gilmore Girls, New Girl and am up to date on The Big Bang Theory. I watch The Voice, America Ninja Warrior, and many different shows on Food Network and HGTV. Oh and I love the movies they show on the Hallmark Channel with the exception of Holiday movies. (I don't celebrate Holidays)

Oh and I LOVE watching Football!!!

Things I Like...

Random things I'd appreciate getting in the mail:

Anything Animal related (I love all animals hence the fact that I'm vegan) especially SHARKS and TURTLES!

All craft related material (i.e. washi tape, scrap paper, stickers, stamps, magazine clippings, photos, etc)

Book Paraphernalia

Quotes (Obviously)

Beach related items (I LOVE the beach, it is magical)

The color yellow (mustard/golden yellow to be exact)

Nature (send me a feather, a leaf, or even a pressed flower and I'd be a happy camper-anything along those lines :D)

Vintage Ephemera

Pride and Prejudice Anything

I appreciate HANDMADE/CREATIVE things. I can tell that a lot of effort goes into these type of things. The QUIRKIER the better.

Anything you'd like to send really I would greatly gush over

Please NO HOLIDAY or RELIGIOUS items...

Thank you!


jayneblonde002 rated for Altered Playing Card on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Your card is beautiful! Thank you! And thank you as well for all the extra goodies you put in the package - they will be so useful.
Ace330660 rated for Postcard Roulette on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Very original ! I absolutely love your homemade postcard ! Just my style ! I like quotes too, so this is perfect ! Thanks so much !
Pjcrawford rated for Trashy ATC on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and all the goodies! I love the ATC. Thank you for sending an explanation. That was fun!
DragnFeathers rated for Just Randomness on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
patchworkchickadee rated for Random Handmade PC! on Jul 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you, Marrissa! I'm sorry for the late rating. I've been on vacation.
katmandu rated for Cut+Paste PC with a Quote on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Love the PC and absolutely LOVE the quote!! It gave me a good laugh tonight! Thank you!
PeliKat rated for Random Handmade PC! on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Marissa, I love your postcard! The flying man and the 'unsupervised' quote were perfect together and the background and treatment that you gave it was fantastic!!! Thanks so much!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely list, I think my absolute fave is Shawn Mendez’s song :D and thank you so much for the beautiful handmade card!! And the inspirational quote! Hugs to you
Comment: Thank you for the "crazy" PC, I was shocked and then I laughed at the picture, then I turned it over laughed and then i was shocked at my response! Great PC!!!!
Lantana149 rated for a hodgepodge compilation journal on May 14, 2018
Comment: So this journal was like receiving a big box of chocolate candy. Some pieces were really tasty and it left me wanting more, other pieces left me scratching my head while asking myself what the hell was that! 😁 this is a great journal, I haven’t read everything but I’m definately going back for seconds. I may add Moon Taxi Morocco to my playlist! Thank you for being an AMAZING swap partner, hearts to the 2nd power!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
TwinMom rated for First Line of a book PC #4 on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
swamplover rated for Horse With Boots Or Shoes on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Haha, I loved your ATC, the eye made it! Thank you for the extras as well and all the time you spent on the card. I love PAPER!
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC card. I loved the envelope and the little coffee beans were really cute. Thanks for the note and the quote everything fit perfect!
OliveAndMadi rated for Paint a Rock on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: I'm sorry this took so long. Do you know if there is a better way to see who has and has not been rated? I'm so confused when I go back to check.
Response: The only way I know is to go to Rate your partners and see if you’ve rated already or not. I agree with you there should be an easier way to check.
Csmbbp123 rated for Star Wars ATC on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: So extra special,thank you so much this is such an amazing piece of work thank you! x
kittyhahahotbot rated for Jazz up my postcard on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the selection!
Mammybarnes rated for ATC: Crazy Chicken on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Marissa I love your crazy chicken ATC great job makes me laugh. ❤️ Thanks for the extras
AZmom875 rated for Jazz up my postcard on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Your PCs are adorable, I have not decided which to jazz up yet, I need to look at stuff in my craft room. Thank you for so many extra PCs. Eta I got back my pc and loved it.
djacesong rated for Paint a Rock on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: got the Painted rock in the Mail today was stoked in getting it! Nice Face!!!!
MariaBronx rated for Beginner Mail Art on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Great work! Awesome envelope and thank you for the extras!

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lynnpinkdaisy on Nov 20, 2018:

Eeeeeek! What an adorable homemade PC you sent for the Postcard Roulette Swap! Thank you!!! I love it so much. It's super cool and I'm amazed it arrived in perfect condition. Thank you for choosing me as your unassigned partner!

AZmom875 on Feb 27, 2018:

I just love my jazzed up postcard that you sent back to me thank you so much

lawchick on Feb 6, 2017:

Hello!! Got your postcard! Best Pen Pal Ever! Can't wait for your letter. Take care -- I totally wanna check out Port Aransas someday. :)

dictionary on Jan 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for the DIY postcard, I definitely appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed mine too!

SuMay on Jan 3, 2017:

What an engaging story about Heinrich, Dedrik and Fantina! It matches the image perfectly. Thank you! --Image as a writing prompt swap--

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