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Hey there, I’m Marissa Begin and this is my story...

I was born in Appleton, Wisconsin and lived in Maine and Georgia before settling in Raleigh, North Carolina for most of my upbringing. My parents ARE relationship #goals; they met when they were about 16 and after 4 kids are still in love as much as they were back then. My older brother, Brett loves Harry Potter and all things sports related. My little brother and sister are twins and could not be more opposite; Samantha is studying to be a nurse and may claim the spot as my best friend in this world (competing with Cierra Kerrigan whom I met 2 weeks before she was moving and have stayed best friends for 7 years!)Drew, managed to be the youngest (by 54 minutes!) and tallest of the 4 kids but this guy's got the biggest heart I've ever seen. 

As for me, I grew up singing showtunes and watching all things Disney on repeat. I'm your classic grandma trapped in a toddler's body; I would love to go to bed by 9pm every night and for some reason I just click with all my 3 year old nieces, but hey I like to play dress up, color, and watch Hercules too...don't judge! 

I graduated from Belmont University where I was lucky enough to intern and work for incredible music and entertainment based companies as well as the entrepreneur center in Nashville which sparked my interest in starting a blog/building a brand and led to SO many amazing friendships! 

My hope for this site and my YouTube channel is to provide a positive community that gives you tools to pursue your best self and gives you inspiration in whole heartedly being yourself. I will be posting on health/fitness/recipe tips and tricks, make up and fashion inspirations, covers and original songs, and other lifestyle pieces that let you see a piece of my life and the amazing people in it! I hope you'll enjoy it all as much as I do making it!


Lots of love - Lil Riss



"The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday."