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Baking a Pie this Holiday Season with Mud Pie!

November 2, 2018

Baking in the kitchen with family this holiday season!

We love spending time with family here at Mud Pie and during the holiday season, we find ourselves spending a lot of time in the kitchen! Whether it is with your momma, your grandmother, your sister, brother, dad, uncle, cousin or mother-in-law, we have such a good time sharing stories and spending time whipping up our favorite traditional recipes! I bet you can’t guess what us Mud Pie gals like to bake for Thanksgiving. I’ll give you a second to think about it….

Baking a Pie This Holiday Season with Mud Pie Home

PIES!

Did you guess right? From pecan pie, to apple pie, to mud pies! We are drooling at our desks just thinking about it! Last weekend, we had so much fun hanging with a Mud Pie Momma and her little turkey. They shared laughs, stories and even a pecan fight.

Baking a Pie This Holiday Season with Mud Pie Home

Baking a Pie This Holiday Season with Mud Pie Home

Baking a Pie This Holiday Season with Mud Pie Home

Baking a Pie This Holiday Season with Mud Pie Home

Pie Plate & Server Set | Hand Towels | Mixing Bowls | Tin Turkey Sitter Apron | Mara Sweater

Any way you slice it…

we’ll take a bite no matter what. Is your mouth drooling yet?! We used one of @thefeedfeeds & Love and Olive Oil’s pecan pie recipes and my oh my it was one of the most delicious pies we have ever had. Don’t forget our Pie Plate & Server Set for a perfect presentation of your mouthwatering pie.  We may or may not still be day dreaming about it…

Check out their recipe:

Ingredients

For Crust:

1 3/4 cups (7.75 ounces) White Lily® All-Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

4 tablespoons cold unflavored vegetable shortening, cut into cubes

4-6 tablespoons ice water

1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon water

For Filling:

1/2 cup pecan halves

1/2 cup chopped pecan pieces

8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into cubes

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

4 large eggs, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. To prepare crust, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Add butter and shortening and mix with a pastry blender until butter is pretty evenly broken up into pea sized chunks. You can also use your hands to flatten out and break up and larger pieces of butter, as long as your hands are not too warm and will melt the butter.
  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of ice water on one fourth of the dough mixture; blend with a fork until that section is evenly moistened. Sprinkle another tablespoon on the next section, and so forth. Mixing the dough a section at at time will help the dough get evenly moistened without getting overmixed. Only use as much water as you need to bring the dough together in a shaggy dough. You may need more or less depending on your specific conditions, but I found about 5 tablespoons was just the right amount.
  3. Gather the dough together in a ball, pressing out any large cracks. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or more to allow the flour to fully absorb the water molecules.
  4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface or pastry cloth. For a 9-inch pie pan, you want a round approximately 12 inches in diameter. Drape the dough over your rolling pin and gently transfer it to your pie tin, easing it into the bottom without stretching.
  5. Trim edges. If you will be crimping your dough, trim the edges about 1/2-inch out and then fold the edge under, then crimp as desired. For a cut out effect, trim the dough to the edge of the pie pan. Reroll the scraps and cut out shapes using a small cookie cutter. Brush the edge of the crust with an egg wash and then adhere the cut out shapes to it. When finished, brush the edges of the crust that will be exposed with an egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Refrigerate pie crust for at least 15 minutes while you prepare the filling.
  6. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spread pecans (both chopped and halves) in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant (watch them carefully as they will burn easily!) Set aside to cool.
  7. Gently melt chocolate and butter together in a double boiler or in the microwave, heating in 30 second intervals at 50% power, stirring after each interval. When chocolate is melted and smooth, remove from heat and whisk in sugars and salt until mixture forms a smooth paste. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Whisk in vanilla.
  8. Spread chopped pecans in a layer in the bottom of chilled pie crust. Pour filling over top. Arrange pecan halves on top of filling in a decorative pattern as desired.
  9. Place pie on a baking sheet (just in case) and bake at 325 degrees F for 55 to 65 minutes or until crust is golden and pie is puffed and slightly cracked around the edges, and the center is still just barely jiggly (which will result in a slightly gooey center). If you prefer a firmer pie (more like a fudgy brownie) you can bake the pie slightly longer.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely to room temperature, about 2 hours, before slicing and serving. After 2 hours if you are not serving it immediately, lightly cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Let come to room temperature prior to serving.

Read more at https://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2017/01/chocolate-fudge-pecan-pie.html

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Style This: The Wilder Suede Dress

October 16, 2018

Style This: Wilder Suede Dress

Say hello to your favorite dress for Fall/Winter. The Wilder Suede Dress can be worn when running around the town to going out on the town! This dress has completely stolen our hearts! The faux suede jumper features a sleeveless design with an ultra-sleek finish and front pocket accents for your must-have essentials. Go ahead, buy both.

Brunch with the Girls

Throw on your favorite band tee under the Wilder Suede Dress and lace up your sparkly sneakers. Add accessories to make your outfit pop even more.

Style This: Wilder Suede Dress

Giving a Presentation

Be confident in our Wilder Suede Dress and throw it on over our Rub Bow Top. You’ll turn heads and crush your presentation! Don’t forget the final touch: our Tiered Drop Ball Statement Earrings (they come in three different colors!)

Style This: Wilder Suede Dress

Dancing away at a Concert

Rock out in our Wilder Suede Dress with a leather jacket over your shoulder. Our collarless v-neckline allows for a fun statement necklace! Layer on our Crescent Layering Necklace (three fun colors) to add a little something extra.

Style This: Wilder Suede Dress

Wilder Suede Dress

Our Wilder Suede Dress comes in both Burgundy  and Black! Want to wear the dress into winter? Throw on a pair of leggings and a turtleneck to keep warm.

Style This: Wilder Suede Dress

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A Spooky Halloween with Mud Pie Kids

October 8, 2018

Celebrate a Spooky Halloween with Mud Pie

It’s October, it’s finally getting a bit cooler outside and it is officially acceptable to start decorating for Halloween! From door decor, to clothes for school the week of Halloween, to trick or treat bags, Mud Pie has everything you need to make this Halloween a sweet treat.

A Spooky Halloween with Mud Pie Kids

Skeleton Door Hanger | Bat Door Mat | Luminary Tin Bags | Tin Candy Bucket

Skeleton Halloween Tee | Trick or Treat Pillowcase

A Spooky Halloween with Mud Pie Kids

Boo Sequin Bucket Bag | Noah Jersey Top | Chandler Crepe Pants

A Spooky Halloween with Mud Pie Kids

A Spooky Halloween with Mud Pie Kids

Spider Web Tunic |Ghouls Rule TunicReversible Glitter Tutu

A Spooky Halloween with Mud Pie Kids

A Spooky Halloween with Mud Pie Kids

What does every little trick or treater want in their bag? Here are the top ten candies to give out this year:

1. Skittles

2. M&Ms

3. Snickers

4. Reese’s Cup

5. Starburst

6. Candy Corn

7. Hot Tamales

8. Hershey’s Chocolate

9. Tootsie Pops

10. Jolly Ranchers

We had so much fun trick or treating with the sweet little pumpkins from Twinsie Tips (check out their momma’s blog!)

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Mud Pie Launches Fall 2018 Everyday Home Collection

August 30, 2018

 

Everyday Home Decor You’ll Fall in Love With

Well it is official, we can start getting extremely excited for fall and everyday home decor around the house. Why? Two reasons:

1. We have launched our absolutely gorgeous Fall 2018 Everyday Home Collection

2. Pumpkin spice lattes are back (we may or may not have already had one this morning…)

From greenery you will want in every room, to initial gifts you can buy for yourself, or for a friend/host/birthday/wedding shower gift, to throws that will keep you cozy and comfortable all year round, Mud Pie’s Everyday Fall Collection has something for everyone. Decorate your house and make it a home with everything Mud Pie, online and available NOW!

Everyday Home Decor Fall 2018 Launches for Mud Pie

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June Round Up: Oh Baby!

June 28, 2018

How is it already the end of June?

We are soaking up every second of summer and the month of June has been so much fun. From trips to the beach, to weekends at the pool and spending so much time in the sun we need a mid-day nap with our little ones, we want it to be summer forever! You are only one work day away from the weekend and we wanted to dish out a slice of absolute sweetness to get you through. We have collected a few of our favorite Mud Pie fan photos from June and just had to share!

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Pink Seersucker Ruffle Swimsuit // photo: @racheltimmerman

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Daisy Swimsuit // photo: @mascetti3

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Daisy Swimsuit // photo: @staciemwesley

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Flamingo Tassel Swimsuit // photo: @taylorcollins_ash

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Flamingo Tassel Swimsuit // photo: @caseyferg_xoxo

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Pink Ruffle Swimsuit // photo: @lifestoofort

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Mermaid Mini Jute Tote // photo: @wifey_to_mommy

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Gold Tutu Headband // Pink & Gold Glitter Tutu // photo: @crystalreyns

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Gingham Pocket Shortall // photo: @brittfullwood

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Cactus Convertible Gown // photo: @evermorelong

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Whale Romper // photo: @lindii_hark

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

All About Three Birthday Top // photo: @jen.pugel

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Flamingo Tassel Dress // photo: @laur_diamantas

June Round Up: Oh Baby!

Floral Ruffle Dress // photo: @laurawgodfrey

Heading on vacation with your little ones this summer? Tag us on Instagram (@mudpiegift) so we can see their adorable Mud Pie outfits!

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Take a Break with Mud Pie: Celebrate Every Day

June 21, 2018

Sometimes, you just need to take a break

And we so get that. It’s officially summer and you rather be jumping into the pool instead of jumping into another project at work. July 4th is right around the corner and you’ve got celebrations on your mind. Yes, we tend to look forward to holidays and big celebrations, but this summer, we are living by our moto: celebrate every day. And we mean every single day. Start every morning determined to give the day your best, take a little walk outside to breathe in some fresh air, do a little dance at your desk when you’ve checked off something on your to-do list, let the little ones stay up a past their bedtime just because and enjoy every single second of it, because it goes by fast.

Join us in taking a break today and watching this absolutely adorable video. Then get right back into conquering the day!

Boy Applique Raglan Top | Pull On French Terry Shorts

Do a Little Dance

Since it is the first day of summer, we have put together our summer soundtrack!

What songs are your go-to fun in the sun tunes? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram(@mudpiegift) so we can hear your favorite songs and see how you style Mud Pie all summer long!

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Mud Pie’s Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

June 7, 2018

Summer Prints by Mud Pie

It’s June and we are officially breaking out the summer wardrobe. From dresses, to maxis to flowy tanks and cozy tops, Mud Pie has something for every occasion this summer! We are all about adding a pop of color to our closet and Mud Pie prints are sure to make a statement. Camo, stripes, florals and lemons have us wishing it could be summer all year round.

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Margot Shift Dress: Black & White Stripe // Blue Camo // Rugby Stripe

Where to wear: Work! This is an office no brainier and an easy outfit to go straight to happy hour in.

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Miley Maxi Dress: Black & White Stripe // Blue Ikat

Where to wear: Vacation! Make sure this flowy maxi gets packed in your suitcase. Throw over as a cover up or wear it for dinner.

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Lana Flounce Dress: Blue Floral // Navy Lemon // Black Print

Where to wear: Summer Showers! Engagement showers, bridal showers, or baby showers, this fun and flirty flounce can be worn for any exciting moment.

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Tucker Jersey Tunic: Camo // White // Navy & White Stripe // Poppy Red // Stonewash Blue // Black

Where to wear: Traveling! Ok, so this is hands down the best and most comfortable top you will ever own, which makes it a perfect piece to travel in for summer vacation!

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Bel Air Peplum Top: Navy Lemon // White Chambray Stripe // Black & White Gingham // Red Floral

Where to wear: Date night! We are falling in love with our Bel Air Peplum Top. It literally looks amazing on everyone in the office! Wear with ripped jeans, white jeans, a jean skirt or shorts.

Did you know?

Most of our prints are designed by our in-house artist and designer Caitlin Alderfer! (follow her on Instagram: @CaitlinAlderfer)

How she does it: The process starts with an idea, then moves on to the painting/drawing stage. The designs are then scanned, refined and digitized. Once the elements are ready, then begins the process of creating a repeating pattern, editing or changing colors, and modifying scale.

“Whenever possible, I like to start our original prints outside of the computer, either water coloring or drawing on my iPad Pro. I feel strongly that the hand-done quality adds character and uniqueness to our prints and makes them more special overall.”

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

Mud Pie's Pretty Prints for the Perfect Summer

What are your favorite Mud Pie prints this Summer? Tag us in a photo on Instagram (@mudpiegift) so we can see how you style Mud Pie all summer long!

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A Mud Pie Baby Shower!

May 16, 2018

Showering a Mud Pie Momma-To-Be with a MP Baby Shower!

Welcome, babes! You know us Mud Pie gals, we celebrate everything! From expecting mommas, to gender reveals, to new dog-mommas, you name it, we celebrate it! We had the sweetest time showering a Mud Pie babe with lots of love as she gets ready to welcome a new addition to her growing family. We had a baby shower filled with a bubbly bar, delicious eats + Mud Pie decor & fashion.

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Shay Bell Sleeve Tunic

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Bungalow Dip Bowls | Chalkboard Sign

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Boards

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Tier Servers

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Blue Flower Print Terracotta Plate

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Copper Wire Basket Set

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Mud Pie Baby ShowerArticulated Bud VaseMud Pie Baby Shower

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Zoe Flounce Top | Jamie Button Down Duster | Bel Air Peplum Top | Hilton Pom Pom Hat

Mud Pie Baby Shower

Are you throwing a baby shower soon? Tag us in a photo on Instagram (@mudpiegift) so we can see how you incorporate Mud Pie into your baby shower fun!

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1 like = 1 dollar for the March of Dimes

May 2, 2018
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Help us get to 20,000 likes for the March of Dimes!

1 Like = 1 Dollar donated. Join the movement for healthy moms. Strong babies. Help Mud Pie raise $20,000 to support the March of Dimes!

Click “like” on this Facebook post if you agree that every baby deserves the best possible start in life. For every “like” on this post, Mud Pie will donate a $1 to the March of Dimes. The $20,000 raised will support the March of Dimes’ mission in leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Let’s #celebratebabies and all of their milestones and accomplishments. Hear the full story of one darling little one and the family’s journey by clicking ‘learn more’ on the Facebook post.

*March of Dimes does not endorse specific brands or products

March of Dimes Campaign

(click the image above to see the video!)

Why the March of Dimes?

1.  Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies. Each year, 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely in the United States.

2. Premature birth costs society more than $26 billion a year. Babies born early are at risk for problems and disabilities.

3. March of Dimes research investments have led to important advances that improve the lives of babies everywhere.

Did you know Mud Pie supports the March of Dimes through baby socks and headbands?

Your purchase of Mud Pie baby socks and soft headbands supports the March of Dimes with a dime donation for each. Through 2018, Mud pie will have raised $800,000 for the March of Dimes. We believe that every baby deserves to start life healthy from head to toe.

Want to share your stories, or join us in #celebratebabies? Tag us in a photo on Instagram (@mudpiegift) and use #celebratebabies & #mudpiegift so we can hear your story!

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Mud Pie Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

April 10, 2018

Mud Pie Mother’s Day 2018

Can you believe that Mother’s Day is only one MONTH away! Go ahead and knock out all of your Mother’s Day gifts so this year, you want be a last minute shopper. For your momma, grandma, mother-in-law, sister, bestie or even boss, Mud Pie has something for everyone. Find the perfect gift for the fashion forward mommas, the interior decorators and the brand new mommas celebrating their very first Mother’s Day. Shop our Mom and Mini outfits, our amazing accessories and our products perfect for any mom! Make the day all about the number one lady in your life and get her something you know she will absolutely love. Don’t forget about that hard working dog + cat mom. Shop all of our must-have Mother’s Day gifts now and check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide below.

Mother's Day Gift Guide Mud Pie 2018

Shop these must-have pieces below:

Momma: Best Mom Ever Small Wood Plaque // Motherhood Gold Foil Mug // Metal Mini Trinket Dish // Canvas Pouch // Apron

Boyfriend’s Mom: Wine Cooler // Coffee Mug Set // Serving Board Set // Paddle Board Wall Hook // Stamped Vase

Momma-to-be: Hat & Blanket Set // Welcome Baby Banner // Layette Socks // Pointelle French Knot Convertible Gowns

Grandma: Teapot // Bow Sun Visor // Best Grandma Small Wood Plaque // Coffee Mug // Grandkids Frame

 Mother-in-law: Ikat Pitcher // Blythe Cardigan // Fiona Fringe Tote // Tiered Server // Plaid Scarf // Straw Tote

What are you getting for all the mommas in your life? Tag us in a photo on Instagram (@mudpiegift) so we can see how you incorporate Mud Pie into your Mother’s Day.

We want to wish all of our Mud Pie mamma’s a very happy Mother’s Day!

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