Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Witchy Wins-day: Go Fish! (And a $150 gift certificate giveaway to Layers!)

Ready for a little witchy brewhaha? *insert creep-tastic cackle here* This week, our Witchy Wins-day offers you a little witch trivia. 

Meet Encora. In between catching Broadway shows, she relaxes with a little wtichin' fishin' right here in Gardner Village. 

Your Questions: What do you suppose she’ll reel in? 

Leave your guess as a comment on this post or email it to for your chance to win. 

Note: A winner will be selected at random, which means you don’t have to have the correct guess to win. However, if somebody does happen to guess correctly, the random drawing will not be help and they will automatically be declared the winner. Good luck!

What Do You Win?
Have you heard the news? The Village Quilt Shop has a new name. 


...Layers Beautiful Bedding. Where witches (and their pets!) love to shop.  

Since this popular Utah shop is about more than quilts, we felt the shop’s name could stand to change. Now it’s more about the numerous layering options available, including sheets, pillows, shams, blankets, and, of course, quilts. 

But the layers don’t end with bedding. You’ll also find ways to add layers to your home decor, with stunning furniture and home accent pieces. I recently picked up this sweet lamp for my nursery at Layers. I just love it! And the price was definitely right. 

So, in honor of adding a new... ahem, layer to The Village, we’re giving away a quilt to the lucky winner of this post. Technically, it’s a gift certificate for $150, so you can pick out the quilt of your choice. Nice!

How to Enter
Leave your comment (or email) between now and Monday, Oct. 12 for your chance to win. Our lucky reader will be announced in next week’s Witchy Wins-day post. 

And the Witchy Wins-day Winner is... 
Speaking of winners, we’re tickled to announce the winner of our Be-Witched Bootique witch hat giveaway from last week. It goes to an email entry from Kristin Perkins.

“I get called a witch often (mostly when I drive or tell my kids no). I would love a hat to complete the look.” --Kristin Perkins

Ha! Hard to argue with that logic. Enjoy the new addition to your ensemble, Kristin. Simply email with “blog winner” in the subject line for details on claiming your prize. 

Now, I’m off to join my BWFF (best witchy friends forever) for a little fishing. Here’s hoping I catch the big one! After all, you never know what will be pulled out of The Village waters. Bwahahahahaha! 

Megan Hoeppner 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Witchy Wins-day: Time to Win from Be-witched Bootique!

Look closely and you just might see the staff members at Kamille’s twitching their noses in a very "Samantha" fashion. This is because the lower level of the shop has been magically transformed into the Be-Witched Bootique, just in time for Halloween and WitchFest 2015 at Gardner Village! 

What does this hocus pocus mean? It means we have the best assortment of witch and warlock attire in the state, including modestly-priced options as well as high-end attire. Many of the stunning pieces in the boutique are imported from England—so pretty! 

Find sizes in the shop from newborn - women’s 4x. You’ll also find attire for the gents. 

Other Costume Options
In addition to the witchy wonders, you’ll also find an impressive assortment of Halloween costumes, with sizes from newborn through adult. 

Rock Star Style
Isn’t this jacket stunning? It was designed by Shrine, the artist who designs cloths for the stars, including Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. Rock on! 

Whether you party like a rock star or not, you can certainly dress like one. 

One of a Kind
So many of the items in the shop are originals which make these costumes ideal for Witches Night Out at Gardner Village. Take this beautiful blue and purple skirt. It’s one of a few that have been made from vintage Indian saris that have been sewn together. You won’t find that at an old warehouse turned costume shop. 

Everyday Elegance
The wonderful thing about many of the fashions you’ll find available at the Be-Witched Bootique is that you can wear them beyond Halloween. Many items offered easily transfer into awesome everyday wear. 

Pair this cute jacket with your witchy wear or use it as a striking layering piece in your everyday wardrobe. 

Bewitched, Bejeweled 
Check out this amazing Alchamy jewelry. Each piece has a story and relates to history in some way. Plus, the attention to detail is impeccable.  

This necklace has an actual working mousetrap on it. How’s that for spellbinding?

Glitter Eyes
Time to, ahem, face the facts; the boutique has more than just clothing options. You can also get your face glittered up with the very popular Glitter Eyes option. For only $5, you or your youngsters can get your glitter on. Walk-ins are welcome, and there’s a staff of around one dozen girls available to doll you up, so you won’t have to wait long for your transformation.

Only the best, cosmetic-grade glitter is used, which means no metals that could prove harmful to your skin and eyes. And once set, the design will stay put until you remove it with either makeup remover or soap and water. 

Witchy Wins-day: Time to Win! 
It’s Witchy Wins-day, which means another fabulous giveaway. Today, we’re giving away your choice of either a purple or an orange witch hat valued at $49.95. Simply leave a comment on this post (or email us at with “blog giveaway entry” in the subject line) between now and Monday, Oct. 5 for your chance to win. A winner will be announced here on the blog on Wednesday, Oct. 7.  Note: Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. 

Everyone’s a Winner!
Here’s something that’s sure to make you cackle. In addition to the hat giveaway, all blog readers are winners. Visit the Be-Witched Bootique anytime this week and mention this blog post to receive 20% off an item of your choice. Note: Some exclusions apply. 

And the Winner Is... 
We’re delighted to announce the winner of last week’s Six Hags Witches Adventure giveaway. Congratulations, Diane Fivas!

“Bring my grandkids every year, used to take my kids, love every minute I'm there.”--Diane Fivas
Please e-mail, placing “blog winner” in your subject line, for details on claiming your prize. Thanks to all who entered! 

Looking for Yarn?
If it’s gorgeous yarn you seek, Kamille’s is still your place. You’ll find their impressive assortment has moved to the upper level of the shop during the Halloween season. 

Whether you stop in for yarn or witchy charm, your friends at Kamille’s look forward to seeing you soon. 

Megan Hoeppner 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WitchFest & Witchy Wins-days! Win Prizes Every Wednesday through Halloween!

If you’ve been itchin’ for a witchin’, begging for a brewhaha, watching that witchy wristwatch, your time has come—WitchFest 2015 is here! This, Gardner Village’s most popular annual event, starts this Friday, September 18th and runs through Halloween. It's one spell-abration you won’t want to miss. 

Witchy Wins-days
As part of our WitchFest fiesta, we’re offering exciting giveaways right here on the blog every Wednesday, or “Wins-day,” between now and the end of Oct. More on your chance to win this week below. 

What is WitchFest?
In the chance you’ve been under a spell and aren’t aware of the wonder that is WitchFest, here’s a fly-by account of what you can expect. 

Witch Displays
We’ve got witches to watch as far as the eye of newt can see. From flying displays to excellent photo ops, you and your kiddos will love spotting our witch displays throughout The Village.

How many green-faced friends can you find?

Scavenger Hunt
Don’t forget to bring a copy of our Scavenger Hunt form (download here beginning September 18th) to make your witch watching all the more fun. 

Look high and low for our green-faced beauties. You never know, you may spot a real witch or two while you're at it. 

Six Hags Witches Adventure
Where Gardner Village Witches join your wee ones on a witch-tastic adventure. Fun includes a witch-guided tour through Cricket Hollow swamp, an opportunity to fly like a witch (almost) as you bounce on our giant pillow, a trip through the Maze of Mayhem, and a dip in our Candy Corn pool. 

Wee witches and warlocks will love getting their witchy wiggles out on our giant bounce pillow. 

Price: $6 (for 1 year old and above)
Dates/Times: Sept. 18, 19, 25 & 26 (11am to 8pm); October: Mon-Thurs (11am to 7pm), Fri and Sat (11am to 8pm), and Halloween (11am to 4pm)

Witches Brew Ha! Ha! 5K
Join us on Friday, Oct. 2 at 8pm on a stroll, walk, or run through our bewitching course. Come dressed in your witchy wardrobe; special awards are being given for the top costumes. And spell-abrate your accomplishment with food, t-shirts, finisher medals, and race giveaways. Click here to register

Come for a stroll or wear your witchy running shoes. 

Breakfast with a Witch

No rotten apples on this menu. Only the best for our guests! 
Don’t worry, you won’t find frog legs or rotten apples on this witchy menu. Instead, our witches will be on their best hostess behavior, offering you a delightful spread of traditional breakfast potions. So bring your witches and warlocks, and don’t forget a camera. There will be plenty of photo and autograph ops. Click here to buy tickets.

This spell book contains only the best recipes. Come and enjoy what we've got cookin'. 

Witches Night Out
Put on your witch or warlock wears, and come dressed to celebrate. This is your invitation to our event of the year! You’ll find sales so good they’re scary in every shop. Dance the night away and indulge in a spellbook full of delicious food. And, of course, get your witch walk on in our witches parade. 

How much is that witchy in the window?

Well, our witches may not be for sale, but you will find scary-good savings in all of our shops!

Dates: Fri and Sat, Oct. 9 and 10 (6pm to 10pm); Fri and Sat, Oct. 23 and 24 (6pm to 10pm)
Price: $5 per car (or broomstick) parking fee. Receive valuable coupons when you park

Wee Witches Weekend
You’re never too young for a little witch fun! Bring your wee warlocks and witches for this weekend of wonder. Experience Six Hags Witches Adventure, our which witch is which scavenger hunt, petting zoo play, pony rides, face painting, witchy hair and nails, food, and more! Be sure you bring your camera. There’s nothing our witches enjoy more than a weekend of play with the witches of tomorrow. 

Don't forget your camera. There are plenty of photo ops to be found. 

Dates: Oct. 15, 16, and 17
Price: $5 per car (or broomstick) parking fee. Receive valuable coupons when you park. 

And bring your sweet tooth. We have a wonderful witchy assortment of Halloween treats. 

What are you waiting for? Load up your broomstick and prepare to take flight. WitchFest is where it’s at this September and October. 

Feeling Lucky?
Sure, a black cat may cross your path as you get your witchy walk on through the shops at Gardner Village, but consider that your good luck charm, as we’ve got weekly Witchy Wins-days right here on the blog. This week, we’re giving away a four pack of tickets to Six Hags Witches Adventure

May the luck of the witches be with you. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post between now and Monday, Sept. 21. If you don’t have a Blogger account, simply comment anonymously and include your full name in with your comment. Or email us at for your chance to win. Our winner will be announced right here on the blog next Wins-day (Wed, Sept. 23). Good luck! 
Note: Must be at least 18 years of age to enter. 

We'll see you at WitchFest!
Megan Hoeppner