Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday Muse (13)

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.

Happy Chanukah, to those who celebrate!

I'm in full holiday mode, and it certainly shows, in terms of my coloring choices! I finished up the holly design I'd been coloring in my 17-18 Johanna Basford planner. 

And then I started on a candy cane/reindeer one! I love the holidays!

I'm also just about ready to ship my #TBTBSanta goodies to my recipient. I hope she loves everything!

I went to Philadelphia this weekend for a work function, but I got to indulge in a ton of holiday festivities! For example, there is a gorgeous tree outside of City Hall...

... and one in 30th Street Station...

... and a giant present in Love Park...

... and the gorgeous lights show in the Macy's!

I got to see the Liberty Bell for the first time, which was pretty cool. I felt like I had to go through airport-level security though. But hey, worth it; another National Historic Park checked off my list! 

It was a fun trip. The work function went well too. I can't wait to go back to Philly next year.

While I was away, I got one of my Black Friday purchases in the mail! I have recently discovered local eclectic and absolutely adore their collections. I saw this starburst blue opal ring and just had to get it, especially with the Black Friday sale. You all know how much I love rings! 

And finally, I'll leave you all with some holiday reading recommendations. I loved these two books and hope you will too.


  1. Yay! I was hoping you would share the pictures from your Philly trip. You saw some fun holiday decorations and cool, Liberty Bell.
    I loved Carols and Chaos, too.
    Neat that your coloring is holiday-themed, too. :)

    Have a good week, Alyssa!

  2. Ooh pretty festive photos of Philly. I'm glad the trip went well. Beautiful coloring too!


  3. Fabulous post. I love ALL your shares.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. Yay for Christmas coloring!!! I love coloring, I want to get the Johanna Basford Christmas coloring book.

  5. Eee, holiday coloring :D Love! And Christmas trees. <3 Love! So glad you had an awesome trip as well :D I hope December is aaamazing for you so far love. <3 It is the best month. Sigh.


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