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Quality time. No work, no studying, no emails. Being in the nature, endless landscapesto 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! Dont 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 Pearls 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.
May 15, 2017 by Abby Sumter
Florals and Frills

Florals and Frills

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.

Crochet Floral Cami

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.

Jill Ruffled Dress

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.

Thoughts

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

Much Love,

Abby Sumter and The Muddy Pearl Girls

April 07, 2017 by Abby Sumter
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All about Spring

All about Spring

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.

DRESSES

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 !

TOPS

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.

SHOES

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...

Much Love,

Abby Sumter and The Muddy Pearl Girls

 

 

 

April 04, 2017 by Abby Sumter
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DIY Spring Florals for your home and office

Simple Spring Decor

Simple Spring décor that is sure to put a smile on your face

Yesterday we were gathered around the Christmas Tree and.....well it seems that way.   The seasons are coming and going so quickly and just like that, Spring is right around the corner.  At the first hint of spring, I am ready to start changing things up and adding new décor to the house.  To celebrate the upcoming season, I decided to kick things off by bringing nature in and getting ready for spring in the simplest way.

Here is what you will need:

1. Your favorite jar, vase, or pot
2.Wild Spring flowers (or stop by the store and grab some)
3. Fresh Greens for fillers
4. Water
Yes, it is actually this easy :)

Tips and Ideas:

Have fun and be creative and place anywhere. Fresh flowers are a perfect way to add spring and a smile to your home.
This project actually had the whole family involved, from my husband bringing home the flowers to the kids helping cut branches from outside to add as the fillers.
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This Mama's motto is "simple fun is the best fun" and this DIY project is exactly that!

Until next time:

Thanks for reading and we hope this blog will give you some fresh ideas for your own home or office.  Let us know how you DIY your own Spring arrangement by tagging us @themuddypearl and #mymuddypearl.
Much Love,
February 28, 2017 by Abby Sumter
On Trend: Off the Shoulder

On Trend: Off the Shoulder

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!

Much Love,

Abby , Terra , and Carol

January 17, 2017 by Abby Sumter
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Trending: Crushed Velvet with a Twist

Trending: Crushed Velvet with a Twist

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.

Abby , Terra ,  and Carol

JOHN 3:16

 

  

January 09, 2017 by Abby Sumter
Crowd Pleaser Chocolate Cake

Crowd Pleaser Chocolate Cake

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

3 eggs

Directions:

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,

Abby

December 23, 2016 by Abby Sumter
The Cozy Life

The Cozy Life

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!

XoXo,

Abby , Terra , and Carol

 

December 21, 2016 by Abby Sumter
Warm and Cozy

Warm and Cozy

 

Happy Mid December Friends!!! While we have only seen a few snow flurries here in Oklahoma the winter temps are already in full swing. And honestly we are a little excited. Why? Glad you asked! Don't get us wrong, we love the summers here at the lake and local creeks, but winter fashion is so much fun when the temps start falling.  It's all about the layers and feeling cozy, I mean it is the season for coziness... right?!!

One of our favorite ways to beat the cold temps all while keeping amazing style is too layer.  For this look we chose to go with the Casual Sophistication Cardigan in alpine green. The cardigan is the easiest way to layer and give that warmth that you are needing. And when you pair it with the Ultimate Slub Crew Tee , you are not going to feel weighed down.  To take this look from Casual Comfort to Winter's Edge...just add the On Edge Jeggings, and the High Road Knee High Boots

Now for all of those last minute Christmas shopping runs, wear this cardigan with your favorite skinnys and sneakers, for instant shopping while comfortable gratification.  You know the woman that's always in and out of the store first walking down the sidewalk, carrying all of her bags with a smile on her face even though she had to park a mile away...Yeah you know the feeling :)

Either way you are definitely going to beat the cold and stay cozy this holiday season.

We hope everyone is staying stress free this Holiday Season and always remember a smile just might make someone's day a little brighter.

Until Next Time,

XOXO

Abby , Terra , and Carol :)

 

 

December 14, 2016 by Abby Sumter
Oh the beauty of Fall

Oh the beauty of Fall

I have never been one to rush life by, I like to enjoy every day, every minute, every little thing.  Life has a funny way of doing that to you, when you become a wife and a mom. But I will be honest, Fall is my favorite, and when the end of summer draws near, I can hardly wait to burn that fall fragranced candle. To wear that cozy sweater, those fall boots, and sit out by the fire soaking in the setting sun with my family.  I love Fall...Oh the beauty of Fall.  

Did I mention that I love Fall, and one of the many reasons, are the Fall styles. I enjoy the rich earthy tones that can be so bold, yet be so relaxing at the same time.  Here are a few of my favorites right now.  Oh and don't forget the Fall Foliage....the list could go on and on.

Much Love until next time,

Abby (owner/partner)

Easy layering Dress...with pockets, yes please! The Bold Standard Pocket Tunic $24

My flower beds are running over with these beautiful Fall mums.

This tank has the feel of suede and the ability to go from Work Day to Date Night. The Suede Tank in wine $36

October 24, 2016 by Abby Sumter