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DIY: Mud Pie In Your Home Part Two

April 25, 2017

Hey babes! 

Time to get your DIY juices flowing, because we have another crafty wall for you to try this season.

So you’ve heard it before, but if you are new to the blog party (which you should just go ahead and subscribe to us, that way you’ll stay in the loop!), we will give you a little background on our ridiculously amazing design team.

A little backstory on our Super Squad

Every year, twice a year, our Mud Pie Visual Merchandising Director, Chad Gieseke rounds up his team and creates a master piece of a showroom based on that seasons catalog.

It takes a lot of time and hard work to make a showroom as innovative and beautiful as Chad and his team does. “I’m constantly thinking of ideas for the showroom. It never stops,” says Chad. Where do all of his magnificent ideas come from? Well, it’s simply the product itself. He picks up on the color, textures and icons from the product and designs from there.

And you may think that is simple. Oh, but then add in three different lines (kids, living and fashion) and then a 11,000 sq ft showroom in Atlanta, a 3,800 sq ft showroom in Las Vegas, a 4,000 sq ft showroom in Dallas AND a 800 sq ft showroom in New York. Believe it or not, Chad, his 4 freelance designers and his MP sidekick Nola have the same amount of hours in the day as we do. And just saying, I’ve never seen Chad, Nola and the team in the same room as Superman, Superwoman and their team..

Now onto the goods

We highlighted Chad and his team’s work on four different walls in the Atlanta Showroom for Spring 2017. Our second stop on this super crafty train features the jute webbing wall. How cool?! It’s like a life size weaving loom. This wall featured our Hydrangea items (hint hint: Many you can find on mud-pie.com right now!). Along with the jute webbing, you can create your own pop of color by adding ribbon or dyed jute webbing! The best part about this wall is you can keep it up year round. Hang photos, plaques, anything you can think of!

Now, off to DIY!

 

Show us how you incorporate our Spring 2017 Showroom Walls into your home! Follow us @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift when posting!!

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Mud Pie Graduation Guide

April 17, 2017

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Waffle Weave Towel Wrap / Wesley Waffle Weave Cosmetic Case / Wesley Waffle Weave Toiletry Case / Graduation Cap Mugs / Inspiration Long Plaques

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Graduation Cap Shot Glass Set / Class of 2017 Tag Frames / Miller Leather Tote / Canvas Travel Bags / Inspirational Glass Trays

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Sailor Chambray Ruffle Dress / Mia Embroidered Dress / Rosie Sleeveless Shift Dress / Miller Leather Clutch

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Sawyer Swing Dress / Derby Maxi / Natalie Bow Tie Sleeveless Dress / Perforated Tote

Shop more amazing graduation gifts and outfits at Mud Pie at mud-pie.com and don’t forget to tag us @mudpiegift on all social media and use #mudpiegift when posting!

Congrats class of 2017!

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10 on the Tenth: $10 and Under

April 10, 2017

 

 

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April’s 10 on the tenth is one that you don’t want to miss! 10 items, all $10 or less.

So we think you should go ahead and add all of these items to your cart like, now! Shop even more amazing deals at mud-pie.com

 

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Shop more amazing deals at Mud Pie at mud-pie.com and don’t forget to tag us @mudpiegift on all social media and use #mudpiegift when posting!

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Easter: Last Chance!

April 6, 2017

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  • Rosie Shift Dress
    Rosie Shift Dress
  • Sawyer Swing Dress
    Sawyer Swing Dress
  • Britain Scalloped Shift Dress
    Britain Scalloped Shift Dress
  • Bunny Chambray Stripe Shortall
    Bunny Chambray Stripe Shortall
  • Striped Bunny One-Piece
    Striped Bunny One-Piece
  • Bunny Tutu Crawler
    Bunny Tutu Crawler
  • Bunny Snack Tray
    Bunny Snack Tray
  • Bunny Egg Cup
    Bunny Egg Cup
  • Bunny Gravy Boat
    Bunny Gravy Boat

Fill your cart and check out by Saturday, April 8th in order to get all of your Easter treats in time!

Shop everything Easter at Mud Pie at mud-pie.com and don’t forget to tag us @mudpiegift on all social media and use #mudpiegift when posting!

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DIY: Mud Pie in Your Home Part One

April 4, 2017

Boxwood Wall in Your Home from Mud Pie Gift.

Every year, twice a year, our Mud Pie Visual Merchandising Director, Chad Gieseke rounds up his team and creates a master piece of a showroom based on that seasons catalog.

It takes a lot of time and hard work to make a showroom as innovative and beautiful as Chad and his team does. “I’m constantly thinking of ideas for the showroom. It never stops,” says Chad. Where do all of his magnificent ideas come from? Well, it’s simply the product itself. He picks up on the color, textures and icons from the product and designs from there.

And you may think that is simple. Oh, but then add in three different lines (kids, living and fashion) and then a 11,000 sq ft showroom in Atlanta, a 3,800 sq ft showroom in Las Vegas, a 4,000 sq ft showroom in Dallas AND a 800 sq ft showroom in New York. Believe it or not, Chad, his 4 freelance designers and his MP sidekick Nola have the same amount of hours in the day as we do. And just saying, I’ve never seen Chad, Nola and the team in the same room as Superman, Superwoman and their team..

We highlighted Chad and his teams work on four different walls in the Atlanta Showroom for Spring 2017. First up, the boxwood wall. This wall featured our Spring 2017 Easter Items (hint hint: Many you can find on mud-pie.com right now!). What a perfect way to prepare for Easter with these quick tips from Chad himself! Time for a little DIY this weekend!

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And when the award for Best of Floor for Outstanding Visual Display, you bet it came straight through the Mud Pie Showroom doors. Way to go Chad, Nola + team!

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Fred Pannek, Mud Pie President (Left) and Marcia Miller, Mud Pie Founder & CEO (Right)

Show us how you incorporate our Spring 2017 Showroom Walls into your home! Follow us @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift when posting!!

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Easter Brunch

March 30, 2017

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Happy Napkin Set \\ Brunch Platter Set \\ Brunch Stemless Wine Glasses \\ Quiche Set \\ Syrup Pitcher & Pancake Tong Set

Bunny Serving Bowl \\ Bunny Trinket Dishes \\ Bunny Dessert Set \\ Bunny Napkin Ring \\ Bunny Honey Pot \\ Bunny Egg Cup \\ Bunny Platter

Corn Holder Dish \\ Buns Ready Platter Set \\ Grillin’ Utensil Set

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Shop more of our Easter items at Mud-Pie.com, including outfits for you and your little ones!

Enjoy your Easter Brunch, bunnies!

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Mud Pie’s Spring Blogger Lunch Party

March 28, 2017

Hey Mud Pie Babes! OMG we had SO much fun at our first annual Mud Pie Blogger Lunch Party. We had seven different bloggers from around the Atlanta area join us in our showroom for a day filled of fun! They first got an exclusive tour of our Spring 2017 Baby and Kids, Living, and Fashion lines by our designers. Then they ate a delicious lunch catered by Sun in My Belly. The ladies had a chance to try on all of our Spring 2017 Fashion, play around with different tablescape set ups and even had a chance to get their hair done at the braid bar with stylists from Fifth & Mae Salon. It was an absolutely amazing day and we cant wait to do it again!

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Diamond Bungalow Pitcher \\ Blue Jute Trim Table Runner \\ Blue Grainsack Napkin Set \\ Burlap Charger

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Blue Jute Trim Table Runner \\ Blue Grainsack Napkin Set \\ Burlap Charger

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Brunch Brunch Hard Wine Glass

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Mom Without Labels & Chanel Moving Forward

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Painterly Window Pane Sawyer Swing Dress (Left on Borrow and Blue) \\ Midnight Floral Sawyer Swing Dress (Right on Talking with Tami)

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Oliver Off The Shoulder Romper \\ Barcelona Bangle Set \\ Talking with Tami

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Foster Off The Shoulder Top \\ Miller Leather Clutch \\ Mom Without Labels

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Azalea Straw Sun Hat \\ Vivi Fringe Dress \\ Perforated Tote \\ Borrow and Blue

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Foster Off the Shoulder Top \\ Leather Tassel Necklace \\ Photo by: Blue Gray Gal

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Burlap Charger \\ Cork Wine Cooler \\ Wood Initials (uppercase) \\ Wood Initial (lowercase) \\ Photo by: Blue Gray Gal

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Wood Initials (uppercase) \\ Wood Initial (lowercase) \\ Photo by: Blue Gray Gal

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Enamel & Wood Whale Board \\ Brunch Stemless Wine Glasses \\ Anchor Napkin Rings \\ Blue Fish Salad Plate \\ Burlap Charger \\ Blue Jute Trim Table Runner \\ Farrah Flounce Dress Navy Ikat

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Gold Cheers Marble Board Set \\ Brunch Stemless Wine Glasses \\ Brunch Stemless Champagne Glasses \\ Glitter Charger \\ Blue Jute Trim Table Runner

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Check out the bloggers that joined us for Lunch:

Turquoise & Teale \\ Talking with Tami \\ Loverly Grey \\ Mom Without Labels \\ Blue Gray Gal \\ Borrow and Blue \\ Chanel Moving Forward

Shop all of Spring 2017 on our website Mud-Pie.com and make sure to follow us on social media @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift when posting so we can see your Mud Pie goodies!

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Spring Fun!

March 20, 2017

Yup, you can pick your jaw up off the floor, try blinking for a second and don’t forget to exhale! The days have flown by and we are springing into warmer weather and weekend fun! We have put together five of our favorite Spring activities and of course, outfits to match!

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French Hen DressFrench Hen KimonoMoving Truck T-ShirtTractor Chambray Shortall | Mercer Plaid Scarf | Perforated Tote | Hannah Shirtdress

 

Park

Daisy Sun HatDaytripper ToteCrochet Daisy Dress | Pirate Shark ShortallPirate Shark Sun HatShark Canvas BucketRyder Athletic Tank and Harper Track Short

 

Lake Days

Kelli Shirtdress Cover UpDaytripper Tote | Shark Hooded Cover UpWhale T-ShirtWhale Swim TrunksFlamingo Ruffle SwimsuitPopsicle Sequin Tote

Sunday Brunch

Isle Chambray Dress | Linen Princess Dolls | Blue Monogram Pacy Cuddlers | Chambray One-PieceBraided Denim Dress | Miller Leather ClutchBarcelona Bangle Set

 

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Fish Stacked Chambray ShortallTahiti Tassel BraceletsAzalea Straw Sun HatDerby Maxi | Denim Ruffle RomperFloral Essential Tote

What are your Spring plans?! Let us know on social media! Tag us @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift. We can’t wait to hear all the fun you have planned! And don’t forget to visit Mud-Pie.com to check out the rest of our Spring goodies for your home, kids and most importantly, you!

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Spring 2017: Watercolor

March 17, 2017

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Did you know that Mud Pie has an in-house watercolor artist that created a lot of our Spring 2017 prints?! Well if you didn’t, let us introduce you!

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Meet Caitlin Alderfer, Product Development Artist at Mud Pie. Caitlin started working at Mud Pie almost exactly a year ago (at the end of the month!)  She has been painting/drawing/creating things ever since she can remember; her mom is very creative (she paints too in her spare time!) so there was always art supplies and classes during the summer as a kid.

Painting seriously didn’t begin until college though, where she was a Studio Art major, but focused in oil painting and collage. Watercolor painting only began for her about 3 years ago, when she was in grad school for Graphic Design but missed painting. At the time Caitlin had a roommate and limited space, and oil painting involves strong chemicals and is much messier than watercolors, so she decided to give it a try, and has grown from there.

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 “I have also always been fascinated with watercolor because it is so challenging and unpredictable; the more you learn about it the more you understand how the paint will react when you add water, but it is always a little bit of a surprise,” says Caitlin. “It is also really a challenge because you really only get one shot; if you make a mistake you can’t erase it (for the most part) so you have to be very intentional.”Baby and Kids

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Watercoloring takes a lot of patience. It depends on the print and how detailed/complex it is. As a general rule, any prints Caitlin designs that begin as a watercolored painting take longer than ones created digitally, mostly because there are so many more steps involved. She begins with sketching the patterns, then after painting she has to load it into the computer to clean up and digitize! It’s a process, but a fun one!

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Caitlin loves a lot of the patterns she created for Spring 2017, but her favorite has to be the Midnight Floral pattern for Fashion. Although landing on the final version of this pattern took several weeks, she painted the original watercolor elements on her 2nd or 3rd day working at Mud Pie! “I remember asking if it was ok if I brought in paints to work with and everyone thought I was a little crazy, so it was fun to get to show what I could do so early on,” she says. “I think about my journey at Mud Pie every time I see this print, which makes it special for me. Plus, I’ve always loved florals!”

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As crazy as it seems, Caitlin is already starting work on our Spring 2018 prints! And even when watercolor isn’t the right medium for a pattern, you can find Caitlin sketching and drawing by hand before she gets to the computer!

“It has been so much fun getting to see my work, which I’ve previously only seen on paper and canvas, live on products,” Caitlin says!

Which pattern do you enjoy the best from our Spring 2017 line?! Let us know on social media! Tag us @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Pi Day 2017

March 14, 2017

It is one of our favorite days of the year; National #PiDay! So of course, we have put together some of our FAVORITE pie recipes! You’ll want to read to the end, there is a sweet surprise baked special for you!

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Recipe by: A Family Feast

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Chocolate Crack Pie

Recipe by: The Kitchen is my Playground

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Recipe by: Spend with Pennies

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Recipe by: Six Sisters’ Stuff

If you need something to serve your delicious pies in, we have you covered! Our Circa Pie Plate & Server Set is great as a hostess gift or a little something for yourself!

4801000And here is an even sweeter treat for you! Today (3/14) only! Free shipping on orders of $25 and up!

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We hope you like our Slice of Pi Day! Don’t forget to follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on everything Mud Pie!

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