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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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Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

November 1, 2017

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Is your mouth watering yet? We thought we had our fill of sweets last night trick or treating, but nope. We have our eye on the pie and we want you to be drooling, too! We are tackling the next item on our Fall Bucket List and want to show you how we add our twist and bake a pie from scratch.

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Fall Bucket List: Bake a Pie from Scratch

Circa Pie Plate & Server Set | Baelyn Plaid Shirt 

Ingredients & Recipie

For the pie crust:

25 Oreo Cookies

5 tablespoons unsalted melted butter

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  1. Finely crush your cookies. I like to use a food processor for this step, but you can also place the cookies in a plastic bag and roll the sealed bag with a rolling pin. If you’re using a rolling pin, seal the bag but leave about an inch open for air to escape. You’ll have to put some muscle in it to get a fine crush. The crust sticks together best when the cookies are crushed finely.

NOTE: You do NOT need to remove the filling from the Oreo.

2. Stir the cookie crumbs and melted butter together with a fork. Press crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of our Circa Pie Plate. Chill until ready to fill.

3. For a no-bake pie: chill the crust about 30 minutes before filling, then fill/chill as directed in the recipe.

Recipe from: Crazy for Crust 

For the filling:

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cu[s crushed Oreo cookies

Additional Oreos and whipped cream for garnish (optional)

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1. In medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy {to avoid lumps make sure cream cheese is really soft or place in microwave for 20 seconds}.

2. Add in vanilla extract and granulated sugar. Beat until combined.

3. In separate bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.

4. Using a rubber spatula, pour the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and gently mix together. Fold in the crushed Oreo cookies and combine.

5. Dump into the pie crust and smooth the top.

6. Refrigerate for 6 hours before serving.

7. Before serving, garnish with additional whipped cream and Oreos.

Recipe from: Together as a Family

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Well we learned a few things baking a pie from scratch. One, we LOVE pie (but that doesn’t surprise us) and two, we aren’t professional pie stylists, but we are putting professional bakers on our resume because it was DELISH! It was so easy and fun using our Circa Pie Plate & Server Set. We also have a wide variety of mixing bowls, especially for the holiday, and a vintage-inspired Circa Measuring Spoon Set. Want to make individual pies? Check our our Mini Ceramic Desert Sets.

Bake a Pie from Scratch: CHECK

Oh our bellies are so full and we are in need of a nap! What type of pie is your favorite to make? Let us know by tweeting at us @mudpiegift. 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!

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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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                                                                                                 (Happy Everything Sign $13.50)

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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)

 

babyturkeys

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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Holiday Pillow Wraps

October 27, 2015

Pillow Wraps

 

With all the happenings during the holidays – entertaining, travel, gifts, parties, family visits – decorations can seem like a chore. However, they bring charm and cheer to the home. Being a gift company, Mud Pie knows how busy our favorite season is. Some of us would love to dress our house from floor to ceiling, but we just cannot find the time to do so.

So, let us just take a minute to praise our pillow wraps! They will add the touch you are looking for this season, AND it will only take you minutes to spruce up your house. Don’t let holiday decor overwhelm you – you deserve to clink glasses and enjoy this time of year. Below are creative uses for Mud Pie pillow wraps that go beyond a couch throw!

Pillow Wraps

 

 

Shop Pillow Wraps HERE

OR

Shop Thanksgiving // Shop Christmas 

Happy (almost) Holidays!

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Thanksgiving Decor Around the House

November 18, 2014

When it comes to Thanksgiving decorating, it’s all about the table.  But why not spread a little Thanksgiving decor around the house? A few simple touches can make a home warm and inviting for family and guests.

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Make a great first impression with a pretty wreath – I love this one because it can work all season long. Bring the same look into the entryway, where a coordinating topiary is an easy way to add height and interest to a console.

BURLAP & PINE CONE WREATH // JUTE & PINE CONE TOPIARY TREE

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Greenery is an easy way to add color – I just clip a few sprigs from the boxwoods in front of our house. Though our holly bushes never seem to produce any berries, the nandinas along our fence have plentiful clusters of red berries this time of year. The best part? You get a little yard work done while you decorate! We usually use this vintage milk glass bowl to stash our keys by the door – I just repurposed it here on the coffee table.

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Decorations can get a little more whimsical in the kitchen. This turkey basket is a great spot for fruit, and this spoon rest is equal parts cute and practical.

TURKEY BASKET // TURKEY SPOON REST

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If overnight guests are on their way, a few sprigs of greenery and a seasonal candle can be a quick way to freshen up the bedside table. I also like to include this little frame displaying the wifi password – crucial info for every guest!

PINE CONE CANDLE

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Time to GOBBLE till you WOBBLE!

November 13, 2014

how to set a thanksgiving table Time to GOBBLE till you WOBBLE

Growing up, my Mom and I always decorated for every holiday. Thanksgiving was no exception and we went all out
decorating the table with harvest finds, such as, acorns and beautiful colored leaves. At my house we had two tables:
one for the grownups and one for the kids. This is your basic everyday table setting, perfect for any occasion.
This year I will be decorating with some of my Mud-Pie favorites along with gourds and pumpkins I buy from
the local produce stand. Fall leaves add a pop of color to the table and doesn’t break the bank.

1. Acorn Candle Holder. This metal candle holder with acorn sculpted accents adds a warmth to any tablescape.
2. Lime Velvet Pumpkin. This decorative pumpkin is great to use as a placard holder. Just add a personalized card
with jute ribbon and tie it around the stem.
3. Initial Burlap Runner. This table runner features printed initial design at both ends.

thanksgiving Time to GOBBLE till you WOBBLE

Even though I have graduated to the adult table, I much rather sit at the kids’ table, it’s just way more fun! Use pages from a
coloring book as a placemat, it’s a great way to keep your little guest entertained. Candy corn is an inexpensive way to add color
to your tablescape and is a special treat for after meal time. I love decorating with pumpkins, the different shapes
and colors adds interest to the table. The best features on my table are my Mud-Pie accessories.

1. Fresh Jar Tumbler. The fresh jar is a casual and cute way to entice the kids to drink their milk!
2.Turkey Napkin Ring. This colorful napkin ring doubles as a place card holder.
3. Give Thanks Chalkboard Runner. This chalkboard table runner displays “Give Thanks” message at each
end. Encourage guests to write things they are thankful for as an interactive holiday activity. The great thing
about this table runner is it reverses to a solid burlap runner for everyday use.

 lindsey