Thursday, July 15, 2010

mice and birds: mixed tape volume 1

hello lovely!
one of my favorite bloggers, the lovely miss james, has a segment of her blog called the mixed tape. since she is el preggo all she blogs about is her baby, and hasn't made a mix tape in forever! i decided to fill in the gap and provide my lovely readers with a mix tape of all the songs i can't get out of my head.
hope you enjoy,
alyssa rene

Side A

1. at the beach - the avett brothers
2. neighborhood #3 (power out) - the arcade fire
3. dog days are over - florence and the machine
4. between two lungs - florence and the machine
(two of her songs in a row, but she is just that awesome
and i thank colleen for opening my ears to her beautiful voice)
5. home - edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros
6. summertime clothes - animal collective
(its the summertime! you have to listen to this one)
7.lights out - santigold

Side B

1. i wanna dance with somebody - whitney houston
(can you hear this song and NOT dance?)
2. caroline - old crow medicine show
3. hang me up to dry - cold war kids
4. the wold may never know - dr. dog
(tip: drive in the car with the windows down and listen to this song as loud as it goes)
5. january wedding - the avett brothers
6. fidelity - regina spektor
(sorry, had to sneak a hidden political message in that link, hope it touches your heart)
7. naive melody - the talking heads
(look for the arcade fire cover, thanks again colleen!
that video does it no justice, but you get the idea)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Craft Days are the best, yet messiest days

hello lovely,
half of my day was super lazy, but the other half was productive in the creative department! here is a look into some of my messy, yet productive, creative process.

i'm hopeful that one day i'll have a real workspace. as opposed to the middle of the living room. hopefully in my new house i'll create a lovely workspace by a window

the ridiculous amount of bottle caps i now have to craft with!

the makings of my bottle cap hair pins

my work station. why are my sunglass in the middle of this? oh well, it looks like a mess, it is a mess, but it works.

hope you did something you love today.

alyssa renee

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

custom order for baby Maebe

hello lovely,

one of the girls i went to high school with just had a beautiful baby girl. she turned to mice and birds to create a few headbands. here they are! i can't wait to see how cute little Maebe looks in her very own mice and birds creation. if you have a little girl and would like a similar look just let me know! comment below or send me an email or facebook message.

happy summer to all my mice and birds fans,
alyssa renee

another happy customer

no, thank you mary jane for keeping mice and birds going!
i love seeing happy customers :)

love you,
alyssa renee

mice and birds bakes: soda cake

hello lovely,
one of mice and birds' best customers introduced me to this baking trick. When you buy a box cake mix instead of adding oil and eggs you add one can of soda. For this recipe i didn't have a can, instead i used 1 1/2 cups of sierra mist free. the cake came out light and moist :) i also added just a hint of mint to my frosting to give it a cool mint flavor. very tasty!

box cake mix
can of sierra mist free (or 1 1/2 cups)

** is there an easier recipe!?


alyssa renee