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Top 5 Tips for Staying Busy at Home

March 23, 2020

Mud Pie’s  Top 5  Tips for Staying Busy at Home

Tip One: Start getting ready for Easter!

Easter is only 20 days away! Start decorating the house or set your dining room tablescape early. You could even get the kids Easter baskets prepped and ready to go! Whether planning for a small backyard Easter egg hunt, or an Easter brunch for two, there’s a reason to celebrate with family! Shop our Easter selection full of pastel print women & kids’ apparel, bunny décor and serving pieces for the table.

Start getting ready for Easter!

Tip Two: Play dress up with your little ones!

Pass the time by dressing up your minis, and letting their imaginations soar! Put on a play or pretend to be characters in their favorite books or movies. Dance like ballerinas in tutu’s or wear mom’s heels and a matching purse to unleash the sass!

Play dress up with your little ones!

Tip Three: Create a gallery wall or redo your nursery!

With all of this social distancing, it’s the perfect time to revamp your gallery wall or get started on your nursery with our gorgeous frames and wall art!

Create a gallery wall or redo your nursery!

Find the perfect place in your home where you want to make a statement, and can marvel at your memories displayed each day! Think about using different frames that will match your existing décor, neutral pieces that are perfect for year-round use, and accessorize with treasured artwork or photographs you already have around your house.

Tip Four: Snuggle up for a movie-thon!

Put on your coziest PJs and sleepers, pop some popcorn, and get the family together to watch your favorite movie! Snuggle up with a cozy throw blanket and comfy throw pillows, and enjoy being with your loved ones!

Snuggle up for a movie-thon!

Tip Five: Clean and organize your home!

Have some extra time around the house? Maybe it’s time to clean up, rearrange, and get organized! Find a place where you want to start, and tackle one thing at a time. Baskets and storage bins can help you stay organized in every space, and are perfect for keeping loose items in place.

Clean and organize your home!

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NOW TRENDING: Tie Dye

March 11, 2020

(Tie) Dye For!

Now Trending: Tie Dye

NOW TRENDING: Tie Dye. We are sure you have seen this new trend, because it is everywhere! A new decade has brought in a retro flare once popular in the 70s, and we are loving it! Tie Dye is no longer just for art class or D.I.Y. projects. The style is elevated and fashion forward for spring, bringing a fresh take on standard solid prints.

Tie dye is being incorporated into every day women’s wear, and we made sure it can be found splashed throughout our spring 2020 Women’s collection. The trending print can be seen across our maxi dresses, blouses, accessories and more.

Tie Dye Products

Blogger spotlight! Check out how @loverlygrey and @amybelievesinpink styled these tie dye pieces from our latest collection!

Tie Dye fashion featured on our favorite bloggers!

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Spring Break Packing List

March 4, 2020

Spring Break Fashion Essentials

Spring Break is right around the corner, so let us help you with your packing list! From cabana to cocktails, here are all of the pieces you should take with you on vacation.

1. An everyday tote bag!

Use on the beach or as your carry on. Pile in all the necessities whether it’s a beach towel, sunnies and sunscreen, or everything you need for the plane ride.

Spring Break Packing List - Totes

Our most popular totes are the Handloom Woven Tote Bag, which comes in three colors. These are so fun and vibrant, perfect for a beach vacation!

2. All the travel accessories!

Bring along a case for your makeup, brushes, and more! Packing is always easier when you are organized, and allows you to grab and go. Be sure to add a passport and luggage tag set to look stylish while on the jet!

Spring Break Packing List - Travel Accessories3. Bri Smocked Maxi Skirt!

Throw on this skirt over your bathing suit for a modern twist on a classic cover up! You can even style it with a white tank or tee, earrings and a straw hat for a day out shopping or on the town. Tie a knot at the bottom for a flirty and trendy look!

Spring Break Packing List - Bri Smocked Maxi Skirt4. Cover Ups!

Our cover ups are bright and colorful, and make a bold statement while you’re on island time! You can easily style these for lounging at the pool or grabbing a bite by the water.

Spring Break Packing List - Cover Ups

Some of our favorites include the Lacey Pom-Pom Cover Up and the Tillery Embroidered Cover Up.

5. Day to night dresses!

Both the Lane Button-Down Maxi Dress and the Adora Flounce Maxi Dress are perfect for a daytime look. Pair it with jewelry and crossbody to add a little extra style. The Jenna Modal Midi Dress and Eva Button Front Flutter Dress combined with a clutch and tassel earrings are fab options for a more formal beach night look!

Spring Break Packing List - Day to Night Dresses

All of these versatile pieces can be styled throughout the spring and summer months. Get a jump start on your warm weather wardrobe this season by shopping the new collection!

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The Women’s Spring 2020 Collection Has Arrived!

January 23, 2020

Introducing the Women’s Spring 2020 Collection

The Women’s Spring 2020 Collection has arrived and it is full of vibrant prints, feminine details and most loved silhouettes. We are swinging into spring with patterns such as tie dye, fun flirty florals and watercolor prints! The collection features looks you can easily style for daytime wear in the office to a date night or summer soiree.

Our top silhouettes in this collection include must-have maxis, light layers, and darling denim. Are you a mom on the go? You may find yourself in the casual Elliot Cuffed T-shirt Dress running errands around town. All of our pieces are perfect for layering. Simply add the Vince Striped Cardigan or the Banks Jacket to add a finishing touch to your look.

Women's Spring 2020 Collection includes Ruffle Sleeve Detailing and Floral Prints!

Some of our fashion staples this season includes on-trend dresses you can wear for any spring or summer occasion. From celebrations such as weddings, baby showers and more, you will be the best–dressed guest. Intricate details in ruffle sleeves and edges create all the accents perfect for an eye-catching ensemble.

Women's Spring 2020 Collection includes Must-have Maxi Dresses and Cross-body Bags!

Add a little something extra to your wardrobe with accessories this season! You can style one of our cross bodies with every outfit, they are the perfect grab–and–go bags! Our spring accessories are full of vibrant colors, woven textures and classic pieces with a twist. Make a bold statement with our Pink Rattan Tassel Earrings or Lemon Beaded Earrings.

Women's Spring 2020 New Arrivals and Accessories

We hope you love the Women’s Spring 2020 Collection! Be sure to tag us in your pictures on social using @mudpiegift and #mudpiegift. We can’t wait to see how you style Mud Pie!

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Holiday Ready with Certified Celebrator and Mud Pie

December 6, 2019

Holiday decorating with Certified Celebrator

Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?! We swear it was just July 4th! But we are loving this colder weather, Christmas music and holiday decor displayed everywhere. This year, we teamed up with Certified Celebrator to get her fresh and fun twist on mixing holiday trends throughout her living room. She gives tips and tricks on decorating with pillows, creating a mantlescape you will drool over, and the perfect gifts to bring with you to a Christmas soiree or cookie swap. Check out how she went all out this season with Mud Pie!

Holiday Decorating with Certified Celebrator and Mud Pie

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Mud Pie Celebrates Small Business Saturday!

November 30, 2019

Small Business Saturday

Happy Small Business Saturday! Did you know: Mud Pie is in over 16,000 boutiques nationwide. That means Mud Pie could be in a store right around the corner from you! On this Small Business Saturday, we want to take a second to express our greatest appreciation for our absolutely amazing retailers. We are so thankful for all that you do and your partnership through the 30+ years of Mud Pie.

Find a retail store near you! Search your zipcode on our store locator through our Find A Retailer Page.

Check out these retailers reppin’ Mud Pie

We love it when our retailers post Mud Pie on their social channels. To be featured, all you have to do is tag us @mudpiegift!

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Cottages & Bungalows Partners with Mud Pie on Refreshing your Holiday Decor

November 14, 2019

Holiday Decor Tips and Tricks

Are the holidays your favorite time of year? They are for us because Christmas is a time when you can go all out with your decorating. The more holiday decor the merrier and it’s all about adding festive touches to every part of your home, no matter how small.

The easy way to get started on your holiday decorating is to look at it one room and one surface at a time. Are there ways to keep you existing decor and simply add a little holiday sparkle? Or should you swap out your regular decor and pop in some new holiday pieces? Here are some ideas on how to refresh your decor for the holidays.

Read more on how Cottage & Bungalow uses Mud Pie to decorate for the holidays here! And check out our 5 tips below:

1. Showstopping Decor

It’s important to make a statement from the second someone steps foot into your house this holiday season!  Add in decor pieces that will truly make people’s heads turn at the front door, entryway and through out the house. We even recommend adding a little something extra to the guest bathrooms.

Cottages & Bungalows Partners with Mud Pie on Refreshing your Holiday Decor

2. Cheers!

Everyone loves to entertain during the holidays and it’s always fun to give a little goodie bag at the end. Put together some of our spreaders, bottle openers or towels to give to guests when they head home for the night.

Cottages & Bungalows Partners with Mud Pie on Refreshing your Holiday Decor

3. Keepin’ it Fresh

There is no need to nail holes into the wall that will be seen when the Christmas decorations come down. Spruce up the pieces you already have in the house by adding wreaths, greenery, ornaments and more!

Cottages & Bungalows Partners with Mud Pie on Refreshing your Holiday Decor

4. Easy Peasy Decorating

We are strong believers in easy decorating and this means we pay attention to the small details. Changing out pillows, picture frames or throws & blankets can get your living room cozy and cute for the holidays.

Cottages & Bungalows Partners with Mud Pie on Refreshing your Holiday Decor

5. Staying Organized During a Busy Season

Cottage & Bungalows makes it super easy to stay organized when decorating your home this holiday season. Download their checklist here & then head over to www.mudpie.com to pick out the perfect pieces to fill every room inside and outside of the house with!

Cottages & Bungalows Partners with Mud Pie on Refreshing your Holiday Decor

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VIDEO: More Ways in Mud Pie – Dressing Up and Down our Fall Women’s Collection

October 11, 2019

Running Around Town this fall

From running errands around town to brunch with the girls, Mud Pie has your cozy but put-together fall outfits. If its dressing up our basics or adding layers to our must-have maxis, these outfits are closet staples for any season.  Click the video to see how Mud Pie dresses on-the-go.

Mud Pie’s favorite fashion tips:

1. Be comfortable. Looking cute can be cool and cozy

2. Flowy for fall. The temperature can be very random in the fall. Pick a flowy maxi and then layer on for cooler days

3. Don’t be afraid of animal (prints). Step out in this seasons most trendy prints!

Work to Weekend

We are all about versatility. Our Fall collection makes it easy to go straight from work to the weekend. Whether it is adding a layer, or taking one off, our pieces are perfect for any event. Click the video to see how Mud Pie goes from desk to date night!

Mud Pie’s favorite fashion tips:

1. Accessories are key! Add a hat, jewelry or even a jacket to dress up your office wardrobe and wear it to an outside event.

2.  It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Add an extra detail to your dress with our best-selling ruffle bomber jacket!

3. Outwear is key. This season, we have a huge variety of outerwear. Change your layering piece and viola! The entire outfit feels different.

Special Occasion

The holiday season brings cheer and parties! Dress your best and get dancing. Mud Pie has the perfect outfit for all ages. Click the video to see how Mud Pie dresses for the holidays.

Mud Pie’s favorite fashion tips:

1. Wearing your hair up? Add statement earrings that will make heads turn.

2. Change it up with a jumpsuit!

3. Ruffle sleeves are everything. This special detail will have everyone asking where your dress is from.

Let us know

What is your Mud Pie closet go-to this season?

Tag us in a photo on Instagram (@mudpiegift) so we can see how you style our pieces!

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Retailer Spotlight: The Ivy Lane Boutique

September 20, 2019

The Ivy Lane Boutique

For this month’s retailer spotlight, we’re going back to our roots! This boutique may be familiar to Georgia natives, and is a homegrown favorite, just down the street from our corporate headquarters! Are you in need of the perfect hostess gift, baby shower present, date night ensemble or wedding guest dress? Since opening its doors in April of 2013, The Ivy Lane boutique is a one stop local shop for gifts and more!

Upon entering Ivy Lane, you’re greeted by a large selection of women’s clothing items, from everyday outfits to show stopping event pieces! With tops, dresses, denim and shoes, the various brands available make this boutique one-of-a-kind. Ivy Lane’s collection of accessories is not to be missed, featuring specialized jewelry items from top designer brands to popular local artisans.

 Beautiful displays of home decor and seasonal goods are at every turn throughout Ivy Lane. Every season is unique, with a winter wonderland feel during the holiday season, and bright pops of color during the Summer months. Need help or advice on how to style a space in your home? Just ask one of the store associates who happens to double as an interior designer! With a mixture of trendy, classic, and farmhouse style, there is something that is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face!

We sat down with store owner, Julie Turner, as she shares holiday decorating tips, retail advice, and more!

Retailer Spotlight: The Ivy Lane Boutique

Question and Answer

What makes Ivy Lane unique?

We appeal to so many different people, audience wise! Women of all ages shop in the store, and we even have men shopping for women! We have such a large variety of products and hundreds of product lines!

What is the store’s atmosphere like?

The atmosphere is fun and upbeat! We have a lot of knowledgeable employees that are able to help customers. The employees try to assist every customer and what they are looking for. We have a lot of fun events with Sip and Shop Saturday, Ladies Night Out, and school spirit nights. We host a ton of spirit nights during the spring and holiday time, usually twelve to fourteen a year!

What inspired you to open your own store?

My husband, Doug, thought it was a great idea to have a family business. My girls and I loved shopping and boutiques so when the space became available we decided to make it a fun, boutique shopping experience. My girls inspired me to set up a boutique with clothing instead of the card store that was there originally. My inspiration was to show my family the small business kind of operation and I really loved the store that was there. It was needed in our community and no one else was doing it at the time. I wanted to be the first to step in!

What ignites your passion for retail?

Retail is just something that you kind of catch and it’s in your blood, you enjoy it and you don’t let the spark go out! It is also great to help customers and I love helping people. I love seeing the positive reactions when people enjoy products. I want to keep the community together and have more involvement. My friend’s daughter came in looking for a freshman dance dress, and I knew the perfect one for her! I pulled the dress from the back, she tried it on, and it looked perfect on her. Her face was beaming and it was such a joy! Seeing her look good made me feel great that she found what she envisioned herself in. I helped another lady who came in randomly looking for a new wardrobe after losing weight. She was so excited and loved the one on one styling and I loved seeing her face when she looked good in the clothing.

Retailer Spotlight: The Ivy Lane Boutique

How has Ivy Lane grown over the years?

I think it has grown method wise, by capitalizing on some of the products we have and are currently growing. Mud Pie is on trend every season, so we promote the brand a lot! I try to keep it very well stocked in the store. Using nationally recognized brands like Free People, Kendra Scott, and Brighton helps with advertising and it gets customers in the door because they are interested in those products. Also using local brands like Enewton and InspireDesigns helps because of their home grown audience. When they grow as brands, we as a retailer grow along with them. Ivy Lane has grown so much by mixing national brands with strong local brands and using social media to do contests, promotions, and print mailers.

What is your Mud Pie closet staple?

Any of the sweaters or pullovers! The Ramsey Ruffle Sleeve sweater is my favorite piece! I have it in every color!

Let’s talk about gift giving! What are your Mud Pie picks for…

Top hostess gift? Any cutting board, initial or not! They are such great gifts and great price points. They usually have such a cute spreader with them and are so nice when going to someone’s house. All of the serving utensils and spoons are always great paired with a tea towel.

Those are always my go to gifts!

Women’s fashion gift? Mud Pie always has really nice sweaters and they are great price points that are always on trend. I also love their spring dresses and prints, their patterns are always so cute!

Baby shower gift? I love Mud Pie’s blankets and woobies! The layette gift sets are such a perfect gift as well!   

Retailer Spotlight: The Ivy Lane Boutique

What are you looking forward to as we approach the season?

I love decorating the store for the holidays and designing our trees! It reminds me of how special Christmas is and what the season is about. I love that I see all of my customers at that time of the year. I love getting to visit with them. There are so many friendly people in the community and I love helping them pick out gifts. I have been in my community for 21 years. I love doing school spirit nights and seeing everyone bring their kids. It is really fun to get to see all of the friendly, familiar faces. I even enjoy some of the girls night out events with them too!

Retailer Spotlight: The Ivy Lane Boutique

Aside from providing delightful products and service, Ivy Lane is a big contributor to their community. They host an annual fashion show fundraiser for suicide prevention in East Cobb high schools. Raising and donating 20-30 thousand dollars a year from this amazing event, Ivy Lane showcases their most popular brands, Mud Pie included!

Retailer Spotlight: The Ivy Lane Boutique

The Ivy Lane Boutique has been a part of the Mud Pie family since opening, six years ago. With a large selection of Mud Pie products, ranging from the best-selling Circa serving collection, to women’s fashion & nursery decor, this one stop shop has inspiring giftables and items for everyone. Fall in love with Ivy lane today!

Retailer Spotlight: The Ivy Lane Boutique

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How to Decorate your Nursery with Mud Pie

August 29, 2019

Designing your nursery can feel like an overwhelming task, but here at Mud Pie we have some great tips and tricks

to make your nursery feel like home for you and your new baby! From mobiles to storage bins, here are all the ways

you can truly optimize your space! We have five tips & tricks to inspire your nursery dreams! Watch our video above to get more in-depth ideas!

5 Tips for Decorating Your Nursery

1. Start with hanging wall decor like our wool animal wall mounts and plaques!

We have so many darling characters such as unicorns, swans, and elephants

for any theme that makes you feel at home.

2. Whimsical Mobiles!

Hang our whimsical hand-crafted mobiles with a hook or fishing wire.

3. Storage is Key!

Our baskets are perfect for blankets, pillows, books, or extra diapers for maximizing

the most amount of space in your nursery.

4. Darling Stuffed Animals!

When your baby isn’t in the crib, fill the crib with stuffed animals and pillows to sweeten up your space.

Mud Pie has a variety of darling plush animals to choose from!

5. Blankets for a Pop of Color!

Add blankets to your nursery that your baby will love on for a pop of color!

How are you decorating your little one’s space with Mud Pie? We would love tips and tricks from you!

Find out more of our tips & tricks for your nursery from our video above!

Tag us in a photo on Instagram (@mudpiegift) so we can see you decorate your nursery with Mud Pie.

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