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quirky2sunshine

quirky2sunshine
Date Joined: November 10, 2016
Last Online: November 16, 2017

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 am a young mom with a wonderful 10 year old son.

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, 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 just recently saw them in concert (October 2016) and they were AMAZING!!! I really enjoy 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 The Wombats, Al Bairre, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, George Ezra, Blake Shelton, Randy Houser, Tim McGraw 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. The whole Marvel Franchise is FANTASTIC. My favorite would have to be Antman. Paul Rudd is hilarious!

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, Finding Dory, 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, 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

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

Please NO HOLIDAY or RELIGIOUS items... Thank you!

Ratings

dakotadee rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Oct 2017 on Nov 6, 2017
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cindygroet rated for Altered Book Page on Nov 4, 2017
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Comment: Hello Marissa, Thanks for your lovely page. If this was your first altered book page, you did a very good job. I will glue it in my art journal, but without the beads bracelet, because then my journal won't close. Maybe I can add it to the spine, I will try. I also LOVED the stickers, oh my, you spoiled me. The bunny stickers make me laugh, so funny and cute. They will be used well. Thanks a lot! ♥
Response: So glad you received it. I always worry things will never get to where they need to go. I am very happy that you liked it as much as I did. :)
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Comment: Thank you, Marissa! I love all the funky envelopes! I have one penpal in particular that will love them, too!
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Comment: i love this card! Hooray for vegans!
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Comment: Hi Marissa! Pretty amazing facts you sent over about yourself! I loved it! What i found very fascinating is that you are a person who appears to show up and you are saying YES to life! I love poeple who say YES to life! What is defined as normal anymore? People who have died way before they actually leave the body? Hahahaha! I loved everything about your swap and i hope we get to swap again or connect up again! Thank you and keep on living an awesome life! Blessings to you!
Response: So so HAPPY you enjoyed my FACTS OF LIFE. LOL Life is too short to be considered "normal." I am a unicorn in a world full of fish. ( I eat them for breakfast haha j/k I'm vegan I don't eat fish) Yes hope we get partnered up again. If not feel free to message me :) Happy Swapping!
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ScrapHappyGabi rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Oct 2017 on Oct 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks Marissa! Love it!! the faces in the mac and cheese are hysterical! ! LOL xx Gabi
Response: I'm so glad you thought it funny! XD
Mammybarnes rated for Unrelated Quote ATC Swap - USA on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Great Atc love the dimensions and the quote. ❤️ Thanks for the extras
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Comment: ♥️ Love the quote ♥️ Thank you
Lantana149 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Oct 2017 on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: OMG! Amazing CoC (winky face) swap this had me laughing!!! Hearts, hearts and more hearts!!!!
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Sep 2017 on Oct 2, 2017
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Comment: Hi Marissa! I enjoyed your chunk - it looks yummy and I am not a vegan! Love the quote as well - it had me giggling! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
chandlerguera rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Sep 2017 on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely decorated postcard. The ribbon was perfectly intact! The postcard got delivered to a neighbor and I found it at my doorstep! xo
kssunlover1947 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Sep 2017 on Sep 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting card. I am not vegan but the the picture looked good. I also liked your quote.
dalbright rated for Travelling Letter #5 on Mar 23, 2017
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Comment: What a fun swap, I appreciated your note and especially enjoyed reading your entry on the traveling letter. Thanks for the sticky notes, I'll put them to good use! Happy Spring! ❤Debbie
user4532 rated for Would you Rather Round #9 on Mar 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!!!!!😋
pyneapplequeen rated for Would you Rather Round #9 on Feb 24, 2017
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Sully137 rated for Would you Rather Round #9 on Feb 22, 2017
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Comment: Fab and interesting answers...and cute email backgrounds too!! Thank uuu xx
MindfulOne rated for Would you rather? Round #6 on Feb 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great answers!
mermaidery rated for Would you rather? Round #6 on Feb 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the answers! They were an interesting read. :]
Kvwanderlost rated for PenPals 2017 #1 on Jan 31, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your letter Marissa! I look forward to writing you back :D

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Comments

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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