Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday Muse (9)

Hey fam! Happy Monday! Or something - are Mondays ever really happy? Let's change that! Today I'm sharing another Monday Muse post, which features my hobbies other than reading.

I haven't done a Muse in a few weeks! Here are the latest pages I've colored in my 17-18 Johanna Basford planner:

Flower! My favorite. I especially love the maroon/silver combination.

I love the monkey! And, it's a book!

I've just started this one. I love the lovebirds!

In nature-y news, I went hiking last weekend! I visited the C&O National Historical Park, specifically the Great Falls location in Potomac, MD. It was beautiful!

Check out my personal Instagram - @alyssasadventuresinwonderland - for more photos!

In fashion news, my Halloween costume is coming along nicely! I'm going to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. My mom is actually sewing the dress! I just need the shoes and I'm good to go. We're using the following pattern for the dress:

Simplicity Sewing Pattern 4136 Wizard of Oz Costume Patterns for Good Witch - Dorothy - Wicked Witch - Size R5 (14-16-18-20-22)
($1.99 in Joann Fabrics, can't beat that!)

Aaaaand, I'm off to Iceland next week! I can't wait to see the beautiful country with my own eyes. The trip has been a long time coming, and I'm so excited! We're going to check out the Blue Lagoon, the Northern Lights, the Glacier Lagoon, the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Sk├│gafoss, and much more. Wish me luck and safe travels!

Image result for iceland flag

And in book news... well, I haven't been reading much, but I must recommend the following, which are on my TBR and I will be reading them on the plane!


Happy October! Have a wonderful week!


  1. That looks like a beautiful hike, and then off to Iceland! Wow! I've only been there for short layovers, but it sounds/looks amazing. Have an incredible trip, Alyssa!!

  2. Have a wonderful trip!! :) Hopefully you will get to use some of your Icelandic!

  3. Wow, Iceland? That sounds amazing. Have a wonderful time, Alyssa, and safe travels­čśü

  4. Lovely area for a hike. Oh, that is a cute monkey coloring.

    What a fabulous trip you'll have. Wishing you all well for safety and health during it all.

    Ah, neat that you're doing Dorothy for Halloween. Want pics of your mom's dresswork.

    Have a lovely week, Alyssa!

  5. Your coloring is lovely. I need to get back to doing it. And lovely photos too. Have a blast in Iceland!

  6. I love that you are coloring a bunch. <3 And eee, I love that you dress up for halloween :D So so very awesome. <3 Hope you are doing well love :)


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