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February 2017

BABY & KIDS

National Tooth Fairy Day

February 28, 2017

One thing we love at Mud Pie is keeping kid’s imaginations alive. From Santa Clause, to the Easter Bunny, to the Tooth Fairy, we have items that will get your little one excited to keep the fantasies alive. Did you know February 28th has been named National Tooth Fairy Day?! Mud Pie has fun gifts to make losing a tooth even more exciting!

Tooth Fairy Pocket Buddy 

Join in the fun and give your child’s pocket buddy a name! Take your kids name and spell it backwards. Then type out a name tag or write one by hand. Tuck the tooth under the heart pocket to keep it safe until the Tooth Fairy arrives!

Pink Fairy Box

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Blue Knit Tooth Pillow

For your little man, have him place his tooth in the back of the pillow and lay it next to him until he falls asleep! It’s a fun way to make sure the tooth does not get lost under a regular pillow!

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Tooth Pillow Back

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Tooth Fairy Doors

We think our Tooth Fairy Sets add even more to your little one’s imagination! Get creative with your kiddo and set up an easy way for the tooth fairy to get in and get the tooth! (And this helps from having to potentially wake your child up from reaching under their pillow) Comes in two colors: Blue Tooth Fairy Door  & Pink Tooth Fair Set

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All of our Tooth Fairy items come ready to give as a gift!Shop all of our Tooth Fairy items on Mud-Pie.com! Has your child lost a tooth? We want to see your spin on the Tooth Fairy! Follow us on social media @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift when posting photos!

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Easter: Kids Edition

February 22, 2017

Easter is less than two months away and it’s time to start thinking about what your little bunnies are going to wear for family pictures and Church! Shop our newly launched Easter items now!

Bunny Pocket Dress

0-6 months | 6-9 months | 9-12 months | 12-18 months | 24 months-2T| 3T | 5T

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Bunny Knee Socks

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Seersucker Short Suit

0-6 months | 6-9 months | 9-12 months | 12-18 months

(p.s. there is also a Seersucker Pant Suit for 3T, 4T and 5T!)

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Bunny Raglan T-Shirt

12-18 months | 24 months -2T/3T

(personalize it for your hopping hunny! Add his name to the top of the shirt!)

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Bunny Chambray Stripe Shortall

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Boxed Bow Ties

Chambray | Plaid | Polkadot

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Seersucker Wicker Baskets 

Don’t forget to get a personalized Easter Basket for your little ones!

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Hop on over to Mud-Pie.com and shop our Easter items now! Taking family photos wearing Mud Pie?!  We want to see it! Follow us on social media @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift and you never know, your baby bunny may end up on our channel!

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Dress up the Imagination

February 16, 2017

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Growing up, we found ourselves tucked away in our playroom, using our imagination and costumes to whisk us away to fantasy land. Well, today we find ourselves wishing we could hop in that time machine we made out of a box and crayons and go back to our childhood. It isn’t just Halloween where dress up costumes come in handy, every day can be a new story for your little one. Help them write their story with these ADORABLE costumes! (And BTW, you are going to want to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post, WARNING: CUTENESS OVERLOAD AHEAD!!!)

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Shop all of these heart melting looks on our website, Mud-Pie.com. Photographing your cuties in these costumes?? We want to see it! Follow us on social media @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift and you never know, your sweet pea may end up on our channel!

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BABY & KIDS FASHION LIVING

Mud Pie’s Valentine’s Day Cards

February 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we have the perfect cards and school gifts to make your heart day absolutely lovely!

Print out and put our “You are my happy” card in a frame, or print out and tape a picture of you and your love on the back!

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Cut around the heart and write on the back! Stick on a present or slide in an envelope!

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Print and write a sweet message on the back. If you want to get creative, go to the store and buy Reese’s Pieces and tape the note to the front of the bag!

 

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Smooches, baby. Print the card below, fold the paper in half and write a sweet message on the inside of the card!

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Print gift tags, cut along the shape, hole punch where the white circle is, add pretty ribbon and attach to present! (You can always just tape it onto a present as well!)

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Now for the moms and dads who need an easy gift to send with their kids to school!

Print out as many cards as you need, tape to front of a popcorn bag or Poprocks packet! Don’t forget to add who it is from!

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Everyone’s giving out candy, what about making your child’s gift a bit healthy! Add a Cutie (orange – you can get at any grocery store!) in a plastic bag and then staple the card to the bag!

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Purchase a big bag of Lifesavers and then staple a few to the middle of the card! Easy and affordable!

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DIY time with your kiddos! This weekend, spend the day outside! Find a bunch of rocks and bring them inside. Add googley eyes and paint to make a pet rock! Then glue it to the top of the card! If you do not have that much time, staple a Poprocks packet to the top!

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To print out the cards, save the image to your computer and then print! We hope these pre-made cards give you more time to spend with your loved ones! We want to see how you use our cards. Follow us on social media (@mudpiegift) and use #mudpiegift when posting pictures!

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Oh and P.S. Make sure you stop by our website on the 14th after 5:00 pm! We will be waiting with a Valentine’s Day Gift for you!

 

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Falling into Spring

February 8, 2017

February is a bit hot and cold and with the change in weather, comes the change in wardrobe. But there are a few fall pieces we cant help but keep around for a bit longer (we are just too attached) and we’ll take any excuse to not have to change out our closets just yet. Fall into Spring looking cute and stylish!

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We have paired our Olive Spencer Quilted Vest with our Black & White Sanders Jersey Tunic. For warmer days, take off the vest and put on a skirt with sandals!

Spencer Quilted Vest: Olive | Navy | Black 

Sanders Jersey Tunic: Black & White | Black | Burgundy | Gray | Navy Bar Bell

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Loving this Colette Sequin Poncho in gray. It goes great with jeans and booties, or layered over a black dress with wedges!

Colette Sequin Poncho: Gray | Pink | Black

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The Black Amelia Essential Tunic is a great transition piece all year-round. You can’t go wrong pairing it with jeans, shorts or a skirt! Throw on an Adriana Scarf-Sarong to add a pop of color! (ps. wear the Adriana as a scarf, shawl, sarong or even tie to your favorite tote as an accessory!)

Amelia Essential Tunic: Black | Gray | Sapphire Plaid | Black Brushstroke 

Adriana Scarf-Sarong: Coral | Chambray | White

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If someone told you it was socially acceptable to wear your PJ’s out, would you? Well we are giving you the go ahead. Throw on our Prim Night Shirt over an every day dress (you just may see this shirtdress in our Spring 2017 line *cough, cough*). Wear it around your shoulders, around your waist, or even throw on a belt over it. We are loving this look!

Prim Night Shirt: White Windowpane | Red Plaid | Je T’aime Paris

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Let’s face it, in the morning it will be gloomy and 43 and by afternoon it’ll be sunny and 75. Just because the weather can’t figure itself out does not mean your wardrobe has to suffer. We have a solution. Put our Tinsley Tassel Cardigan over any Spring dress and you’ll be comfy and cute all day!

Tinsley Tassel Cardigan: Black

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“Here comes the sun, do do do do” add our Casey Sun Hat to any Fall outfit and you’ll be day dreaming of (and possibly singing) warmer days!

Casey Sun Hat: White | Tan

Making the transition into Spring? We want to see how you style and transition our items into your Spring wardrobe. Tag us on social media (@mudpiegift) ad use #mudpiegift when posting!

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AND OMG PS! While we are on the topic of Spring, you probably want to enter yourself into our Spring 2017 GIVEAWAY! (GO, GO, GO!!) We’ve got warm weather fever & we want to share the fun with you, like $500 worth of fun! Click here for more details!

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Game Day Goodies

February 3, 2017

The big game is only TWO days away and what a great game it will be! While a trip to the sport’s biggest stage is routine for the Patriots, the Falcons are flying high in unknown territory. While we can’t control the game, halftime performance (currently listening to Lady Gaga as we write this, just thought we’d add that) or the commercials (because that is a HUGE reason we are watching, right?) we can control what you serve or bring to the party! Check out a few of the recipes Mud Pie dolls are bringing to their tailgate (and what Mud Pie pieces they are serving them on!)

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Serve on the Twisted Handle Metal Tray

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Serve in the Rectangle Baker & Willow Basket Set

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Serve on the Circa Hostess Tray & Accessory Set

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Serve on the Share Platter

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Serve in the Scalloped Candy Dish Sets

Now these Pretzel Bites are PERFECT because you can decorate them easily for either team. Pop on red and brown M&M’s and you’ll be ready to Rise Up! Go with red and blue and chant Go Pats, Go!

All of these game time recipes will make you a winner. But serve them in Mud Pie and you are taking home MVP!

Making any of these recipes or using Mud Pie as your party’s uniform?! We want to see it! Follow us @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift 

Have a safe and fun weekend Mud Pie cuties!

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Retailer Spotlight: Urban Farmhouse Designs

February 1, 2017

Oklahoma City looks oh, so pretty and that is exactly why we are heading there for this month’s retailer spotlight. We love our thousands of retailers that have Mud Pie items on their shelves, but there is just something about two college sweethearts in OKC that we needed to know more about.

Close your eyes and try to picture this (well maybe keep them open so you can read, but just imagine)… When you walk in the door, you are greeted by a massive workshop. It’s raw, but inspiring. You walk straight into the smell of saw dust, the sight of people building, and the sound of heavy machines. There is truly nothing like it; that is, seeing your furniture being made up close and personal.

After getting over the excitement of the workshop, you find yourself staring at massive glass barn doors, allowing you to see into the store. The barn doors welcome you into an eclectic, chic and rustic store with beautiful one of a kind pieces. While you walk around the shop, you are still in sight of the workshop and furniture in the making. If this doesn’t scream Made in America, we don’t know what does! Now take a deep breath in. That is UFD’s signature candle that you can smell throughout the store. (Buy one here!) They’ll also have you dancing around with their loud country music.

Take a tour for yourself HERE

Well ladies and gents, let us introduce you to Urban Farmhouse Designs, owned by Cherami and Jason Thomas.

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UFD is approaching their second anniversary, but Cherami and Jason began crafting years before. They started creating and selling tables made from reclaimed pieces out of their garage four years ago, with no intentions of opening a retail store, which leads us to our first question.

What inspired the couple to dive into retail? Cherami and Jason never grew up with plans to open a retail store. It was something that never crossed their minds. Jason’s background was in building, and Cherami had a passion for design. In fact, the two loved the market so much that they began flipping houses when they were in college.

Jason was more than happy building the tables, which left Cherami tasked to find a new way you use her creativity. She jokes that she was born at the wrong time. She is inspired by vintage finds and old time architecture, like super markets.

She began accessorizing the pieces to show people how they would look in their home. She would stage them with chairs and tabletop décor. Buyers began asking if they could buy the décor pieces along with the table. When the interest grew larger, Cherami and Jason finally thought, we should open a retail store. And with that, UFD came about.

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But it’s more than just tables in a garage. UFD’s slogan is “reclaimed furniture made by reclaimed people.” Their store is unique in that they give people a second chance at life, just like the reclaimed wood has a second chance and Cherami and Jason were given a second chance when the market crashed in 2008. The people who build the furniture are former inmates or are in a half-way house. Most of them struggle to find jobs, but UFD believes everyone should have a second chance. (Currently handing out tissues if you need one) Their inspiring builders and unique furniture made with reclaimed pieces are the two principles that have led to their success. Customers come here for that one of a kind piece with a special meaning behind it.

We already know how unique the furniture is, but there is an extra special touch. UFD can tell you the history of the reclaimed wood. They know what every piece of furniture is made out of, like old boxcar flooring, and exactly where it came from, like the International Harvester Building in Oklahoma City. It makes it more than a piece of furniture. UFD is currently working to include certificates with every piece of furniture, giving the entire background of the reclaimed wood used.

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And their story is just beginning. Along with their three huge warehouses they are renovating, they are also in the process of building and renovating a farmers market in Dallas, TX, opening an Urban Apparel shop focused on fashion and helping with a tiny house project where they are building little cabinets and putting in wood floors.(They must have more than 24 hours in their day to make this all possible!!)

How does Cherami keep her brain in check with everything on her plate? She washes and details her own car. It’s a way for her to shut her brain down and reboot. “My brain works strangely. I don’t know where this stuff comes from,” she says.

With all on their plate, Cherami and Jason continue to give. They currently give back to two new charities a month – 24 different ones a year. You could say their favorite part of the business is having the honor and funds to help others. Their focus on giving to others keeps them working harder. Cherami hopes to one day build a shelter for single moms, providing them a place to live with their children.

Now enough business talk, let’s learn a bit more about this super woman!

What is your favorite room in the house? Closet (we agree, right ladies?) I spend a lot of time in my closet on the large ottoman. The reason I love my closet may be because my 8 year old daughter shares it with me. It is where we gather every morning and every night. It’s our girl time. I am not sure what I am going to do when we move into a house where my daughter will have her own closet.

What is one item you just can’t live without? There are two: my  spray tan machine and any good hat. I believe a good spray tan allows you to go natural without makeup, and a good hat covers up your bad hair day. People actually call me hat girl because I have so many. I promise I will have my own hat line one day! The spray tan machine and a good hat make my life easier, and that’s what it’s all about.

What would be one secret tip you would give to customers styling their home? Finish the entire room with all the details. Basics aren’t enough. You have to layer and fully finish a room – add window treatments, rugs, picture frames, etc. The small details finish off the room and make it whole. Final details are like putting on your lipstick, they create a finished, polished look.

What was your dream job growing up? What I am doing – an interior designer. When I was a little girl, JCPenny’s had a huge catalog that they gave out. I would cut out pieces from the catalog and paste them to create my own house. I always loved colors and design, from day one.

And of course, the most important question of all:

Favorite Mud Pie collection? Circa is UFD’s absolute favorite collection. I love all the funny little sayings – guacamole bowl & dip sets and the forks and spoons for turkey & dressing. I think that it is those sayings that everyone thinks, but Circa actually says them out loud. It’s quirky, cute and eclectic.

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You can win UFD bucks! Want to know how?!

1.Follow @urbanfarmhousedesigns and @mudpiegift on Instagram

2. Tag THREE people in the comment section of this post on Instagram (the picture below)

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** Winner will be chosen February 6th! **

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