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Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

November 9, 2017

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

The holidays are FINALLY upon us and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off all of the celebrations. Here at Mud Pie, we don’t just work together, we spend a lot of our free time with each other too! We had a few Mud Pie gals over for a Friendsgiving and our stomachs are aching from laughing so much and eating such delicious food.

First, the decor!

Not going to lie, we wish we could get away with keeping our table looking this good all year round! On our Friendsgiving table was the Grainsack Pumpkin Table Runner, an Oh So Thankful Printed Napkin for each guest with their name in our Green Pumpkin Place Card Holder, Feather Pumpkin Table Sitters (both the small and large), the Pine Cone Candle Holders and the Terracotta Pumpkin Salt & Pepper Shaker Set. Being Mud Pie gals, we had to decorate the entire place! We swapped out our everyday pillow for the Happy Fall Hook Pillow, the best selling Pumpkin Three Piece Tray Set that sat in the middle of our coffee table and replaced our oven towels with the Fall French Knot Linen Hand Towel and the Turkey French Knot Towel.

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Now the delicious food!

Wow, we had so much food, we could have fed everyone in the office! We stuffed ourselves full of the most delicious food and now we all have very happy food babies. (Can we take a nap, please?) We toasted to everything we are grateful, thankful and blessed for in the world and then dove right in! In Mud Pie style, we had to have a charcuterie board. We placed the cheese, meat & grapes on our Wood & Enamel Turkey Serving Board and the crackers on our Thankful Mini Ceramic Serving Pedestal to give it some height. Of course we put the stuffing in our Thankstuffing Ceramic Serving Bowl Set (comes with a spoon that says ‘I’m Stuffed, You’re Stuffed, We’re all Stuffed’), the brussels sprouts in the Circa Veggie Bowl Set and the sweet potato casserole in the Oh So Thankful Baker Set (spoon says ‘Let the stuffing begin’). You can put the baker set in the oven up to 350 degrees! We also had an amazing salad with walnuts, goat cheese,cucumbers and beets all tossed over spinach and we had mac and cheese served in our Leftovers Ceramic Dish Two Piece Set (spoon says ‘Second Time Around’) but recommend serving it in our Ceramic Mac & Cheese Serving Bowl Set (comes with a spoon that says ‘Cheesy Goodness’). We set our absolutely mouth watering turkey on the Metal Acorn Serving Tray and decorated it with a little rosemary (you could also serve it on our Scalloped Turkey Serving Platter Set that comes with a fork that we used that says ‘Talk Turkey To Me’). Of course we couldn’t forget the cranberry sauce, which we put in our darling Tin Turkey Mini Dip Cup Stand Set. Don’t worry, we had dessert too! We made the BEST monkey bread we have ever tasted and put it on display on the Cake Pedestal Stand.

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

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Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

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We are falling for everything Mud Pie Thanksgiving and the picture says it all!

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

Host a Friendsgiving: CHECK

Our bellies are stuffed with delicious homemade food and our home is decorated and ready to take on a full family Thanksgiving! What is your favorite Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving recipe? Tweet at us @mudpiegift and let us know! Have you checked off any of the items on your Fall bucket list yet? Post your photos on social media, tag us @mudpiegift and use #FallingForMP so we can see how you tackle the bucket list!

Fall Bucket List: Host a Friendsgiving

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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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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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Easter Outfits: For her

March 7, 2017

Less than a month and a half away! Are you ready for Easter 2017?! Family pictures, church, Easter brunch, make sure you look perfect for every Easter event! We have put together our top six Easter outfits for what to wear this year.

Outfit_1

 

[Derby Maxi Dress: Chambray | Watermelon | Black]

[Penny Panama Hat]

 

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[Tilly Swing Top: Tropical Green | Pink Floral | Blue Medallion | Black Brush Squares]

[Mckinley Vest: White | Black]

[Miller Leather Carry-All: Black | White | Brown]

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[Isle Chambray Dress]

[Perforated Tote: Metallic Gold | Bone | Black]

Outfit_4

 

[Britain Scallop Dress: Watermelon | Aruba Blue | Navy]

[Sparkler Tassel Necklace]

[Miller Leather Carry-All: White | Brown | Black]

Outfit_5

 

[Rosie Shift Dress: Blue China Garden | Coral Medallion | Black Brush Squares]

[Perforated Tote: Bone | Metallic Gold | Black]

[Rowena Reversible Earning ]

Outfit_6

[Mia Embroidered Dress | Mini Mia Dress]

We want to see how you style Mud Pie this Easter! Follow us on social media @mudpiegift and use #mudpiegift and you never know, your style may end up on our channel!

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BABY & KIDS

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

PinkDress

Bunny Knee Socks

Socks

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!)

Short Pant

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

0-3 months

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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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BABY & KIDS

Game Night: Holiday Edition

December 22, 2016

 

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The holidays are FINALLY here!! And that means A LOT of time with your family, friends and loved ones! Other than enjoying delicious food, laughing over old memories and unwrapping gifts, you’ll have free time on your hands this weekend. It’s our version of Game Night: Holiday Edition! Here are a few fun games you can add to your family time!

Christmas Bingo can be so much fun, especially when the markers are chocolate! Print out as many boards as you need and get playing!

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Now this game is one of our favs. You can play it two ways. First way, you need a few wrapped presents, mittens or oven mitts and a pair of dice. The first person starts with the oven mitts next to the present. When that player puts on the mittens and tries to unwrap the present, the person to their right rolls the dice. They keep rolling until they get doubles. Once they roll a pair, the next player puts on the mittens and tries to unwrap the gift, while the person to their right rolls the dice!  The person who opens the present completely gets to keep it!

The second way is just as fun. For this game, you will need a bunch of small boxes to wrap and as many pieces of blank paper as you have small boxes. You will then draw the words (or use a picture) SANTA on one of the pieces of paper. Place each piece of paper into one of the boxes and wrap them. Let’s say you have a group of ten people. So you will have 10 wrapped boxes that have pieces of paper in them, one has the picture or word SANTA. At the same time, each person puts on their mittens and grabs their box! You unwrap until you find out if you have SANTA inside your box. If you don’t, you can steal someone who is still going to try to see if their box has it! Winner is the one who gets the SANTA and of course they get a prize!

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This website has 25 super creative party games. Check out all of them and then tell us what you think!

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Did you know Hanukkah starts on Christmas Eve? Regardless of which holiday you celebrate, try out the Dreidel game! If you hdo not have a pack of dreidels, here is a print out you can cut and glue together. For this game, all you will need is a driedel and a bunch of gelt (gold chocolate coins)! You can also use pennies, Jelly Beans, or other small objects! Each player puts one piece of their gelt into the center, this will be known as the pot. The first person spins the dreidel and waits until it lands on a side. Bellow is a graph of what happens when each letter is landed on!

If the pot becomes empty, all players add one piece of their gelt back into the pot. If the player runs out of gelt, they lose, but if they end up with all the gelt, they win!!!

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This game is perfect if you have a bunch of little ones hanging around! All you will need for this game is chocolate and the dot stickers you would normally use for a garage sale! On the stickers, write a letter or number. Make sure you do each letter or number twice so it has a match.Grab 16 chocolates (can be more of course!) and place one sticker on the bottom of each one. Mix up the chocolates and set them in a row. The first person looks under two chocolates and tries to find a match. Time to use your memory! Keep going until all of the matches are found! Winner will get to eat the most chocolate!

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Now this game is SUPER fun! What you will need is a box of Saran Wrap and a bunch of goodies (can be candy, toys, Mud Pie clothes, what ever you want!) Before the game begins, a few people will need to help create the ball! Once it is ready to go, the fun begins! The first person starts with the ball in their lap. They try to unwrap as much as they can while the person to their right rolls a pair of dice. Once that person rolls doubles, the ball moves to the next player and it begins again! There are a lot of goodies in the ball, so keep what you unwrap as a gift! There are other ways you can make the game more fun, like blindfold the person unwrapping, make them wear mittens, use two balls for large groups, or make the person stand up while unwrapping! This game is fun for all ages!

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This holiday season, appreciate time with your family. Every day is a gift, so enjoy it! After you have posted your Mud Pie goodies using #mudpiegift, put your phone away and live in the moment! This Game Night: Holiday Edition will be one that creates memories that will last a lifetime!

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend Mud Pie loves!

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Gifts for the Hostess!

December 9, 2016

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Where are the days going?!?! 17 days until Santa makes his rounds! There are so many adorable gifts you can find on Mud-Pie.com, it took us forever to narrow it down to a few! There is a gift for every occasion and every person! We have collected a few of our favorite items that would be perfect to give if you are going over to a friend or family members house for the holidays!

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1. Marble and Wood Board Set

Give them a gift they can use year round! The Marble and Wood Board Set can be displayed at any party!

2. Gold Merry Marble & Wood Board

Obsession alert! We have already stocked up on the Gold Merry Marble & Wood Boards for our hostess gifts! Have you?!

3. Large Serving Spoons

“You know you want more,” “Never eat more than you can life” and “Save room for seconds” Need we say more?!

4. Santa & Reindeer Holiday Dip Cups

Go ahead and scoop that chip, when I dip, you dip, we dip.

5. Burlap Celebration Wine Bags

First time at your significant other’s house for the holidays? You can’t go wrong giving a nice bottle of wine wrapped in our Burlap Wine Bags!

6. Holiday Cracker Boats

These Holiday Boats crack me up! And they are selling FAST! We only have Santa boats left, so get them now, now, now!

7. Cheese Island Serving Set

Everyone will want to cut the cheese with this sophisticated Cheese Island Serving Set!

8. Circa Pasta Bowl Set

Thisa bowla isa perfecto! (said in Italian voice and then kisses thumb and index finger)

9. Toile Rectangle Baker In Willow Holder

Try saying Toile Baker out loud three times in a row. Hard isn’t it?! Well getting the Toile Rectangle Baker in our Willow Holder is SUPER EASY! And great to bake in and give as a gift to those you love!

We can’t wait to see all that you will get and give this holiday season! Take a picture, post it on Instagram or Facebook and use #mudpiegift so we can see how you bake Mud Pie into your holiday traditions!

Now off to shopping for the Hostess with the Mostess!

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BABY & KIDS

Cyber Tuesday Deals!

November 29, 2016

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cAnother day, another deal! And today is all about the little ones! The holidays are a big time for family pictures and making sure your cutie patootie is best dressed!

Holiday cards/family pictures/picture with Santa

You’ve waited all year to show off your kiddos to friends who may live far away and you don’t see often. Dress them up in Mud Pie outfits to create the best holiday card yet! The Christmas Longall is a corduroy overall that features repeating car and tree embroidery and is on sale today for $7.99! For your princess, dress her up in our Poinsettia Flounce Dress. The dress is perfect if you have girls from 0-6 months all the way to 5T. Today it is 62% off at $12.99!

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‘Twas the night before Christmas

Santa is loading up his sleigh and getting his reindeer fed and ready for a long night! Dress your sweeties in these cozy onesies and put them to bed! The sooner they sleep, the sooner Santa comes! The Poinsettia Kimono One-Piece is a perfect buy for her ($9.99) and the Puppy Footed One-Piece is perfect for him! ($7.99). Both pieces are over 70% off today!

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SANTA CAME! (Christmas Morning)

Merry Christmas! Santa has dropped off the presents and your kids are up before the sun! Dress your mini Ms. Claus in the sweetest Christmas morning outfit! Our Glitter Santa Tunic & Legging Set ($7.99) makes for a comfy lazy morning around the house. Dress your munchkin in our Initial Crawler Set ($6.99) monogramed special for him!

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Time to go to Church

If it’s Christmas Eve Services or Mass on Christmas Day, we have the most ADORABLE pieces for your little ones! Your prince will look like royality in our Vest One Piece, which today is 80% off at $8.99! Dress your little lady in our Tartan All In One Dress, which is 82% off today at $6.99! What deals!!

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Get Them Now!

It’s never too soon to start shopping for Spring and Summer! Get ahead and grab these sale items to put away for warmer weather! The Daisy Crochet Dress ($7.99) is perfect for Easter and the Safari Monkey Dress ($6.99) can be worn when you go on vacation to the beach or if your little girl just feels like going bananas! Have a future quarterback on your hands?! Make sure he stays healthy and warm! Dress him in our Football Bunting ($9.99) and he’ll be so cute, everyone will want to pass him around!

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Accessories

One can never (and we mean never!) have enough accessories for their bundle of joy! Hats, swaddle sets, burp clothes and baby bags! Mud Pie has it all and of course it is SUPER cute! Our Safari Newborn Caps (set of 3 for $6.99) matches perfectly with our Safari Animal Print Swaddle Set ($7.99). This Cyber Tuesday, we also have this Chick Pocket Burp and Rattle set for over 80% off!! ($3.99) One of our FAVORITE deals is our Lil Biter Bangle Bag (gray, navy stripe, pink check and navy) for just $5.99!! It’s a canvas carry-all for mommy and can easily fit into a diaper bag or be used as a wallet or clutch! The silicone cuff can be used as a teething ring for your little one! How smart!!

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We hope you love our Cyber Tuesday deals as much as we do! Remember, you don’t need a code, the prices are already marked down on Mud-Pie.com. We have three more days of deals for you!! So make sure you check back to our blog and website every day for details!

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Gobble Gobble It’s A Mud Pie Friendsgiving!

November 15, 2016

gobblegobble_mudpiefriendsIt’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We swear we were just pool-side
with our Seven Seas Scarf-Sarong, our Sailboat Toile Tote and sporting our Bucket Sun Hat. But no
worries, we have the BEST lineup of Mud Pie goodies for you this Thanksgiving.

There is a lot to be thankful for this year and who better to spend time with over the holiday than
your friends! The hot new trend before the official holiday is an evening filled with friends, food
and fun times. What’s the word on the street? It’s called  ‘Friendsgiving’ and you need to get in
on it, now!!

So call your closest buds, set up a date (usually the Wednesday before Thanksgiving), figure out
your menu and get to cooking! You’re about to host your best Friendsgiving yet!

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So we have created the PERFECT Friendsgiving appetizer for you to try this year. This dish will DEFINITELY impress your
friends and make their tummies oh so happy. It’s an easy go-to that takes no time to whip up and
gets people talking. Let us introduce you to Phyllo Cups with Brie and Cranberry Sauce. (Is your
mouth watering yet?)

|Total Time: 25 Minutes | Serves: 15 friends|

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(Turkey Sitting Tealight $15.00)

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You can set and serve these DELISH little poppers in our Cranberry Dish Set!
Everyone will want to be as creative as you are by the end of your Friendsgiving!

berrylicious   (Cranberry Dish Set $28.50 Each)

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In addition to the Cranberry Dish Set, serve your yummy treats on these
savvy platters! Our Turkey Dip Bowl (1) is perfect for little snacks or individual deserts (you can never go
wrong with anything sweet and adding a little pumpkin spice makes everything oh so nice!!
Daydreaming about food now…) Our Turkey Hostess Tray (2) can be used for bread and butter or slice some turkey and lay
it on there!  I bet you can see where we are going with the Oh So Thankful Baker
Set (3)….Yup! STUFFING! A Friendsgiving must! And the best part about these three super adorable
serving dishes you may ask? If you are going over to a friends house for your Friendsgiving, you
can leave the dish there as a thank you for them to keep! You are sooooo WELCOME!

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 Why? Because we are going to give you tips on how to make
your Friendsgiving table one that your friends will be talking about for YEARS! Our Give Thanks
Turkey Runner looks absolutely PERFECT down any table and you can always be a DIY-er (Do It
Yourselfer) and grab a few leaves and sticks from your backyard to add to your runner.

Now we know, everyone loves everyone these days, but maybe there are a few people you want to sit
next to more than others. To make sure you get to sit next to BFF Sarah or hubby Paul, get these
Pumpkin Place Card Holders so everyone knows who they are rubbing elbows with!

It’s Friendsgiving, so everyone better have some sort of drink in their hand, because all good
stories start with a drink…right!? Make sure you place these Give Thanks Cocktail Napkins next to
the drinks or appetizers to establish the mantra for the evening.

tablerunner              (Give Thanks Turkey Runner $28.50)

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                   (Pumpkin Place Card Holders $9.00 Each)                                                        (Give Thanks Cocktail Napkins $15.00 – Set of 20)

 

 

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It’s the best worst part about Friendsgiving. You’ve officially unstuffed the turkey
and stuffed your belly. So now, it’s time to kick back on the couch and reminisce the good times
shared amongst your friends. But of course, you have the best sense of style, so you already bought
this Thanks & Giving Pillow Wrap to add that little extra something to your living room right?!
Phewph, good!

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                                                                                             (Thanks & Giving Pillow Wrap $15.00)

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Your Friendsgiving is about sharing happy times with friends
who are like family and have been there through thick and thin. If you get the chance, take a look
around and take it all in. You are surrounded by people who love you and will always have your
back. Make sure you realize how lucky are and seize the moment. Our Happy Everything Sign is a
perfect reminder to be happy during the holidays!

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Fall fashion is one of our favs and we want to make
sure you are the most stylish one at the party! So what will you wear?! Cold weather or warm
weather? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for both! Look cozy and cute in our Hudson Plaid Ruana
in red or tan on top and our comfy Hunter Ponte Knit Pant in black. Or, if you find yourself in
warmer weather, throw on our Coen Chambray Shirt Dress in black matched with your favorite knee
high boots!

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                                     (Hudson Plaid Ruana $39.50 in Red or Tan)                                                          (Hunter Ponte Knit Pant Black $60.00)

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                                                                                              (Coen Chambray Shirt Dress Black $66.50)

 

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we have the CUTEST outfits to show them off in. You’ll want to ‘gobble’
them up in our Football Turkey Set for him or our Turkey Tunic Leggings Set for her.

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                                   (Football Turkey Set $33.00)                                                                        (Turkey Tunic Leggings Set $36.00)

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Make sure you photograph your Friendsgiving so you can cherish the memories
for years to come! Pop the photo in our Driftwood Frame that is the perfect addition to any
dresser, desk or wall! You can even send all of your friends home with one too! Best Friends
Forever!

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                                                                                                   (Driftwood Frame – Small $29.50)

We hope we have inspired you with ideas that make your Friendsgiving easy as pie…Mud Pie!
Everyone here at Mud Pie is thankful for friends, family, good times, and of course, YOU!!

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