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Ready for some fun in the sun?
Whether you are going for a long walk on the beach, enjoy the sunset on a date at the beach or just spend a lazy day at the water – it is time to start planning your perfect summer outfit.
#1 One-of-a-kind Romper
Rompers have been all the rage recently. This soft colored romper is perfect to wear over your bikini, easy to wear and fast to take off in case you can’t wait to jump in the water. It is super comfortable and its light fabric keeps you cool all day long.
Its versatile style and affordable price at $24.00 makes it the perfect outfit for a day or night on your summer vacation.
#2 Cute Beach Style Accessorize
To complete your outfit, this leather bracelet from Xander is just perfect! Together with the leather earrings, also from Xander, it rounds off your outfit. Xander is available only in store at the moment, but just contact us! The jewelry is available in different colors and styles, perfect for your summer beach get away! Works perfectly with a tan, too.
I LOVE THIS PIE! You want to know why? Because it so fruity, so simple and not as sweet as all the usual cakes you buy in the store. The apples make it a healthy, juicy and tasty threat.
I made this cake for Mother’s Day and the whole family loved it. That is why I want to share this recipe with you today.
For the dough:
- 2 eggs
- 2.4 cups flour (325 gr)
- 1.3 cups sugar, if you like it sweeter, add a little more (300 g)
- 1 cup plain yogurt (250 gr)
- 1 cup oil
- 0.6 cups chopped walnuts (100 gr)
- 4 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- Pinch of fine salt
For the coating:
- 3 medium apples
- 2 teaspoon melted butter
After baking (you may also leave the pie plain, without adding jelly and powdered sugar):
- 2-3 tbsp. apricot marmalade
- Some powdered sugar
Take a larger bowl and whisk the eggs, then add the sugar, the salt and the vanilla sugar. Mix all together well and fold in the oil. Afterwards add the yogurt and mix it again. Then put the bowl beside for a second.
Take a smaller bowl with the walnuts and give 3 teaspoons of the flour to it, mix. This is an old secret and prevents that the walnuts sink to the ground when baking. 😊
Then I take the rest of the flour in a separate bowl and add the baking powder. Mix again. Sometimes, I also add a little cinnamon to this.
Now, I add the flour and the walnuts to the though and fold it in. Grease the springform pan, sprinkle a little flour and pour in the though.
It is time for the coating. Peel, core and quarters the apples. Then slice each quarter lengthwise without cutting all the way through to the core side, leaving the quarter hinged together. When finished, spread apples on the though. Melt a little butter and spread over apples and though.
Preheat the oven to 340 degrees and bake for 45 minutes. It might take a little longer, just make the toothpick test, to see if the cake is done.
After baking, I melt the apricot marmalade and spread over the cake. Let the cake cool down to room temperature and sprinkle some powdered sugar over it.
Quality time. No work, no studying, no emails. Being in the nature, endless landscapes… to be honest…. Is there anything more lovely and relaxing than spending the day in a romantic park, out on the lake or at the ocean? Have a barbecue, spend the day sunbathing & listen to some music. This combination makes the perfect day. Being out in the nature is the daily cherry on the pie for me. Spending time with family and friends and living in the moment. Last weekend, I got to spend time with some friends out on Circle R Farms in Northeastern Oklahoma. The farmers baled hay on this day and the landscape seemed more beautiful and endless than someone could ever imagine.
We climbed up the hay bales and jumped down in our new outfits from The Muddy Pearl. The rust color of the dress reflected in the sun and the super comfortable fabric allowed it to even ride the farms pretty horses in it. We left our shoes in the truck and walked barefoot all day. Feeling the soft grass under your feet is one of the best feelings in the world! Don’t you agree?! 😊
After riding horses, we decided it would be nice to go down to the creek, cool off a little, have a bonfire and grill some hotdogs before it gets dark. The creeks cold water felt so refreshing and we could feel the little fish nibbling on our legs. All the clothes we wore throughout the day are from The Muddy Pearl’s newest collection and are available online and in store.
This day was full of great adventures, good weather, nature, fun and pure joy. It reminded us that we need to get out of the city more often, enjoy the nature & get closer to the things we love.
THIS IS WHAT QUALITY TIME IS TO ME.
Florals and Frills
Let’s talk about spring colors for a bit. We love seeing them everywhere, but what about our wardrobe? I will be the first to admit, I love neutrals. Even though we have the coolest clothing store, I tend to buy all the cute black, beige, and neutral pieces that we get in. I just can’t help myself, lol. Every Night I stand in my closet and think hmmmm, I have got to add some color up in this place. Well I have decided; Spring colors are a great place to start. I love the pastels, and feminine floral prints that I see. They have such a modern vintage classic look all rolled up into one great style. This week, I am introducing two new pieces to my closet, I think they are going to get along perfectly.
I absolutely love the details in this cami. From the pastel robins egg color, floral print, to the crochet detail on the back, this top is Spring and Summer perfection. Whether you wear this top with your favorite skinny jeans, or cut offs, this cami is going to be a go to.
The fit of this dress is classic, but the gorgeous mint color and ruffled details on the shoulders gives this dress a modern take. Pair this dress with cute sandals or heels, and play with accessories to make this look your own.
So no matter how much you love neutrals, which is probably as much as I do, go ahead and add some colors of the rainbow. Trust me you are going to look gorgeous in the Spring hues. Also, you can get both of these items for less than $100.00, and that makes me smile.
Stop by the store and find your favorite color and look, or shop online. Remember we always have Free Shipping on all clothes and accessories. Home items ship for a flat rate of $7.00
Abby Sumter and The Muddy Pearl Girls
Spring is in Full Bloom here in Oklahoma and we couldn't be more excited. This is the time of year that we watch nature around us come back to life in the most beautiful way. And it has this blissful way of causing us to regroup and want to join in on the fun. We can always start adding décor in the house and around the house, but come on, Spring has this swooning way of drawing us to all the pretty hues that we want to bring to our wardrobes too.
Let's start with Dresses. Adding a new dress for the season, is easy, especially when you find a dress that is not only a perfect color for the season, but also can be worn for many occasions. Right now we are loving the Lima Tie-Waist Dress. This dress is not only cute, but the comfort that comes with it, is unmatched. The Lima dress is great for work, dates, and the Mom life !
We all want those tops that are staple pieces, the tops that are great now, but can also be carried over to the next season. That's why we love the Leland Embroidered Blouse. Pastels are naturally, a must have for Spring and the blush color of this top is perfect. The detail of the embroidered / cut outs are not only eye catching, but they bring that feminine classy touch that makes this top a must have.
We are girls, so naturally we want new Spring Shoes, right! I know I'm not the only one that love shoes. And I want a pair that can be worn with anything. That's why my pick is The Archer Sandal. This cute taupe sandal features a braided detail that makes me smile! The price also makes me pretty happy too :) This sandal can be worn with dresses, jeans, and shorts, it's pretty much perfect in our books.
We can't do a Spring post without showing a couple of pictures of Blooms at their Best, so here is my favorite Red Bud that is in full bloom in my backyard.
We hope this post inspires your spring wardrobe. Stop by the store and let the shop girls help you find your perfect fit and look for the season, or shop online at home in your pajamas. :) just click on the links to purchase the listed items. Until next time...
Abby Sumter and The Muddy Pearl Girls
Simple Spring décor that is sure to put a smile on your face
Here is what you will need:
Tips and Ideas:
Until next time:
Happy Tuesday! Todays look is all about one of our favorite trends, the off the shoulder style. This is one look that has been around for many years and hopefully will continue to make its appearance. Whether you choose a solid off the shoulder or a ruffled one, the overall look will be perfect! The best thing about the off the shoulder top is that you can pair it with pencil skirts, midi skirts, slacks, shorts, or your favorite denim. This top is so versatile and it isn't limited to a night out, just add a chic jacket and a pair of heels for work.
We actually have had a pretty mild winter so far, and for this blog post, we were blessed with sunshine and warmer temps. So we chose to pair this tan ruffled Amiee Off the Shoulder top with the Slashed Knee Skinny Jeans in black . We love the feminine yet edgy look this style has.
Thanks so much for visiting The Muddy Pearl Blog!
Abby , Terra , and Carol
Hey everyone! We are so excited about this post because we are styling a few of our favorite fashion pieces into one edgy chic look. And what makes this look even better... this style is quite affordable! We love fashion forward pieces that are just plain cool, and this look nails it. We started with the Patton Velvet Tank ($35.00) in Powder Pink, and teamed it with the Isabelle Bomber Jacket ($42.00) in Charcoal. We are suckers for a good feminine basic and this pink cami is perfect alone or layered like we have done with this look, because who doesn't love a crushed velvet cami in the prettiest pink?! When we paired the cami and jacket with our black slashed knee skinny jeans ($49.00) this simple but edgy look just got real chic and all at an affordable price. In all honesty, these are my favorite pair of jeans right now, and I wear them on repeat.
To finish off this look, we added the aviator sunglasses ($10.00 ) and necklace available in store. Our model Hannah wore her own booties. You can find them here from BORN http://www.bornshoes.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=12418 .
Thank you so much for reading The Muddy Pearl Blog, all opinions are our own. Pictures by Abby Sumter
Stop by the store if you are local, we love to see your faces. If you can't make it in, shop online where you can also shop our Instagram feed on our home page. Don't forget to tag us in your favorite pieces using #tmplove to be featured.
Until next time, much love from the muddy pearl girls.
Are you still trying to decide what to make for your Christmas Party or maybe a New Years Eve gathering. This is hands down the best chocolate cake ever! And even though it looks kind of fancy, it is really really easy.
Ingredients for the cake:
Box of Devils Food Chocolate Cake Mix
2 cups of sour Cream
1 box of instant chocolate pudding mix (I prefer the Hershey's)
1 pkg of Semi-Sweet chocolate chips (Ghirardelli brand is amazing)
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup water
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, coat your cake pans. (can be made in Bundt, 13 x 9, but I prefer to make mine in (2) 8" round pans)
Mix all of the ingredients together with a mixer (except the chocolate chips)
After ingredients are mixed well, fold in the bag of chocolate chips.
Pour into pans and bake 34 -38 mins
Cream Cheese Icing:
Mix 2 pkgs of cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter together until creamed, add 2 cups of powdered sugar, mix well. Add 1 tsp of vanilla.
For our Christmas Party I sliced the two rounds in half so I could layer with four . After Icing in between and all over, I chose to garnish with cranberries, next my 10 year old son, added fresh cedar around the plate for a final touch.
If you are needing it for New Years, just add some gold sprinkles and sparkler candles.
Original Recipe found on http://www.letsdishrecipes.com/, I just tweaked mine a little bit.
P.S. My top was also a hit...You can find it here https://www.themuddypearl.com/products/party-perfect-metallic-top
Happy Baking and Merry Christmas,
Who's ready for Christmas?! We cannot believe it will be here in just a few short days. We are not totally ready, but will be by Christmas Eve. We are not only business owners but wives and mamas too. So we know how to get down to business when it comes to last minute shopping task. High Fives to all those who have this skill mastered!
Okay back to fashion...Christmas is suppose to be a time that is enjoyed and laid back. Time to relax and just soak in the moments with those around you. One of the simplest ways to do that, is to fool proof your outfit. So our pick is the versatile Cozy Life Pocket Tunic. This Tunic comes in three colors, and is the softest thing you will wear. One of the best things about this tunic is that it goes from Day to Night so easily..
3 Ways to wear The Cozy Life Pocket Tunic ~
Daytime: This Tunic pairs perfectly with your favorite skinny jeans.
Dinner with the Family: Casual with a twist of wow.
Night Out: Give this dress a step up with a pair of Over the Knee boots (High Road Knee High Boots Shown) for any special occasion. Maybe even your New Years Eve Look!
We want to wish each of you a Very Merry Christmas!