Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cooking with Lucinda the Witch

This weekend Lucinda the Witch had the chance to share some of her scariest (and yummiest) recipes with the ladies at KUTV Channel 2 News. If you missed it, you can watch it here

And she shared one of her recipes with us!

Monster Ear Swabs

1.  Melt 1 package of white chocolate chips or almond bark in microwave until smooth.

2.  Cut 2 large marshmallows in half.  On each side of the cookie stick you need to place, a half of the marshmallow, then a whole, and then another half in that order. 

3.  Dip each end in the white melted chocolate; swirl around until it looks like an ear swab. 

4.  Let chocolate set up until firm.

5.  Dip each end into apricot preserves; serve to your Halloween guests.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2012


October 26 & 27, 2012!

Ladies...we love any excuse to throw a party for you and your sister witches! We're so excited for our 11th year of Witches Night Out this weekend. We know how much you enjoy wearing those elaborate, crazy, fun, whimsical witches hats and costumes. The party starts at 6 pm both nights. Enter the drawing for fun prizes at 7 pm and 9 pm nightly. Enjoy an emcee, dancing, music, food booths, spellbinding activities in our shops, and join the Witches' Parade at 8 pm nightly. Join in the dance finale at 10 pm at the main stage. Leave the children with the sitter and grab your witchy friends for this spellbinding ladies night out. Ladies 18 years and older encouraged, please.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bloggers' Night Out at Gardner Village

Gardner Village in conjunction with My Craft Channel recently hosted an event for local DIY, craft, mommy and coupon bloggers to come together and celebrate why they love to blog. The night included visiting 20 shops at Gardner Village, prizes and great food. 

Highlite Photography Bloggers' Night Out Photo Gallery (it's a good one)

My Craft Channel created a fun video of the bloggers at Gardner Village. Be sure to check out the daily inspiration from our friends at My Craft Channel. My Craft Channel is the first of its kind online TV Craft Network. It goes beyond the simple web “how-to” home video & delivers broadcast quality programming. New shows air each week so there is something for everyone. Top experts, bloggers & craft celebrities in various niches from sewing, painting, scrapbooking, DIY projects, photography, home decor, mixed media & more have joined together to bring education to the web with TV formatted shows.

If you love to blog, craft and shop then be sure to following both My Craft Channel and Gardner Village's Facebook pages. Here's a couple of our favorite pictures from a surprise visit from Lucinda the Gardner Village Witch.

If you'd like to meet some of these amazing bloggers, check out their blogs here and find out what they wrote about our fun BLOGGERS' NIGHT OUT...



Sunday, October 21, 2012

Feature: Mom It Forward

We are excited to share with our followers one of our favorite sites for daily inspiration, ideas and so much more. 

Mom It Forward ™ is a social media community and worldwide network dedicated to enhancing the lives of women, their families, and the communities in which they live. It began in 2008 when co-founder Jyl Johnson Pattee transformed her widely popular “Girls’ Night Out” (#gno™) Twitter parties into a weekly event with purpose. The Twitter parties quickly developed into a community of women at momitforward.com where they could further connect, share information, and make an impact.

We love it when Gardner Village is featured on the Mom It Forward website. Here's the most recent Gardner Village Features we found recently on their site. 

Family Halloween Activities: Witchfest at Utah’s Gardner Historic Village

Be sure to check out Mom It Forward's website to find daily inspiration on everything from crafts, family fun, food, lifestyle, making a difference, parenting and community. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Shop Spotlight: Just Us Girls

Just Us Girls at Gardner VillageJust Us Girls at Gardner Village is the place you'll find that perfect gift for the little girl in your life (or the grown-up who loves little-girl things.) Walk into this shop and on the back shelf, find a line of porcelain curly-haired fairy dolls, all wearing butterfly wings. Find storybooks and inspirational books for sisters, sweethearts, teens and mothers, decorative notepads and pens that light-up.

Buy mood rings, lip gloss, hair twisters, tutus, little girl purses. Find all you need to put on a great tea party. And sort through playful beauty products: salts, scrubs, lotions and oodles of bath beads in all shapes and scents: a musk-scented elephant, lavender penguin and passion-fruit fish. Find funny 50's style greeting cards, jewelry and rings with messages like angel, joy, or friendship. And for the baby girl: baby sunglasses, blankets, socks, booties, mobiles and wooden word blocks.

Just Us Girls at Gardner Village
West Jordan, Utah
Phone - 801.938.1954
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Shop Spotlight: Kamille's

Kamilles yarn, knitting and crocheting store at Gardner VillageAttention all yarn lovers: (or anyone interested in working a little homespun magic) the best yarn shop in the Salt Lake City area is here at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah. If you’re crazy about knitting, want to learn how, or would like to get your hands on a hat or scarf project in snappy and chic designs by local knitters, look no further than this knitting and crocheting supply shop; Kamille's at Gardner Village.

Here you’ll find the most luxurious and unique yarns around. Skeins, hanks or balls of vibrant and earthy yarns spill out of every corner: sock-lover’s Alpaca, supple merino wool, organic cotton—or if you’re in the mood for something different, pick up some flashy Feza yarn from New York, at $42 a skein, it’s a wild mix of metallic, acrylic and rayon yarns sure to dazzle your knitting needles. Or choose from a selection of knitting books, needles and notions. You can even sign up to take a knitting class in the evening (the mother-child class is a popular one).

At the back of the store, you’ll find dozens of felting yarns to make purses or shoes. The store also carries yummy smelling McCall candles.

Kamille's at Gardner Village
West Jordan, Utah
Phone - 801.282.0477
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Shop Spotlight: The Bead Farm

The Bead Farm at Gardner Village

The Bead Farm at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah just outside Salt Lake City creates a warm, welcoming environment with friendly staff and charming country decor. Explore a vast selection of thousands of loose and stranded beads, findings, stringing supplies, watch faces and watch bands. Create your own personalized jewelry at the creation station at a fraction of the price you'll find in big box stores. Don't know how to make jewelry? The Bead Farm offers on-site help and classes. They also offer handmade jewelry and other accessories that make great gifts for family, friends and loved ones. Check out The Bead Farm at Gardner Village...it's like no "udder" bead store!

The Bead Farm at Gardner Village
West Jordan, Utah
Phone - 801.938.1995
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Shop Spotlight: Highlite Photography

Highlite Photography at Gardner VillageWalking inside Highlite Photography at Gardner Village is like going home.

Come in for the perfect pose at this award-winning family portrait shop in West Jordan, Utah just outside Salt Lake City. Photographers will provide fun and casual portrait in-house or on-site at a location of your choice. (Previous locations have included Utah ski resorts and The Great Salt Lake; even a field of wildflowers). Highlite Photography will visit your home to show you how and where to hang your portraits. Choose single image and/or wall gallery. Additional services include: wedding, baby/child storyboard, holiday or notes cards, portraits for the office, books or albums and custom framing.

Interested in getting your picture taken? Please call ahead for a location shoot or in Marc and Mindy Gibson’s very own studio here at Gardner Village.

Highlite Photography at Gardner Village
West Jordan, Utah
Phone - 801.569.1749
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lucinda the Gardner Village Witch

Did you all know that Lucinda the Gardner Village Witch has her own Facebook Page? You can follow her and find out where her broom will be taking her next through the month of October. Check out these fun places she's already been....

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Shop Spotlight: Naborhood Bakery

Naborhood Bakery at Gardner Village
Come hungry to this press-your-nose-against-the window bakery. Sit down in Naborhood Bakery's charming eatery and dive into a handmade pot pie with chunks of chicken and veggies…think of your mom’s chicken soup wrapped into a pie crust that melts in your mouth. Or enjoy a chicken salad sandwich between a flaky croissant roll at a picnic table outside at Naborhood Bakery at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah just outside Salt Lake City.

Order as many treats as you can carry: fresh apple and cherry turnovers, mini ├ęclairs, a baklava pastry with nuts and pecans (like a miniature pecan pie), sugar cookies frosted in fun seasonal colors and shapes, snickerdoodles, macaroons and all your favorite cookies. Try the 7-layer meltaways, chewy brownies and a wonderful selection of bar cookies.

Take home a loaf of the world’s best cinnamon bread, or pick up a package of Naborhood Bakery's famous frozen roll dough--butterflake, parkerhouse, and our show-stopping orange butterflake rolls. They’ll fill your home with the sweet, yeasty scent of bakery breads.

Naborhood Bakery at Gardner Village
West Jordan, Utah
Phone - 801.566.8808
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Shop Spotlight: The Posh Peddler

Posh Peddler at Gardner village

The Posh Peddler, the newest women's boutique at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah, offers the latest in fashion and flair for an affordable price. Over 100 purses to choose from, 100s of tops, t-shirts, scarves and jackets. A chic, unique, magnifique experience. If you're looking for a gift for someone special or just something nice for yourself, stop in and say "hello." They'd love to meet you.

The Posh Peddler at Gardner Village
West Jordan, Utah
Phone - 801.938.1988
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Shop Spotlight: Georgell Doll Shop

Georgell Doll Shop at Gardner VillageThe Georgell Doll Shop at Gardner Village “where memories stir and pretending begins…” come see this year’s adorable Madame Alexander dolls, the sweet Wendykins, Huggums and Pussy Cat dolls.

Baby Dolls are always a joy. Soft French Corolle babies, Life-like Berringers and huggable Adoras. Pick out extra clothes for a baby’s layette.

Porcelain dolls are delightful and delicate. Georgell Doll Shop has Marie Osmond dolls and tiny Victorian dolls that fit in your hand.

You’ll love dress up “Paddy Wack” dolls and books for young children and Calico Critters for collecting. Look for old friends like Raggedy Anne and new friends like stuffed and dressed Rabbits and Mice from Denmark. Enjoy art dolls from Robert Tonner or Diane Effner.

Our 18” doll shop has the largest selection of 18” doll clothes and accessories in Utah. Each season brings new popular outfits, dresses, pants, skirts, tops and shoes. Everything you need for your American Girl, Journey or Gotz Doll. You may also find a new 18” Alexander or Adora doll friend.

In the spring, we have “Dolly and Me Dress Up Tea Parties”. In the summer our “Tiny Teas” are in the “Fairy Garden.” The fall and winter Holidays are a wonder.

Come to our cottage shop. It’s a charm and delight.

Georgell Doll Shop at Gardner Village
West Jordan, Utah
Phone - 801.561.1485
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Shop Spotlight: Pine Needles

Pine Needles at Gardner VillageThey say quilting and needlework is a dying art, but you won't find that here. Pine Needles at Gardner Village just outside Salt Lake City is alive with quilting, cross stitch and embroidery supplies as well as one-of-a-kind work by local artisans. Beautiful patchwork quilts hang from the walls.

Buy what you need to make your own creations or choose from hundreds of embroidery patterns waiting to be traced onto tea-dyed muslin or sandcastle then stitched with a simple backstitch. Enjoy the fabrics used to turn these stitched pieces into lovely pillows. Bolts of specialty fabrics include brands like Moda, Windham, Michael Miller, Lakehouse, Benartex, Marcus Brothers, Henry Glass Co., and more. Enjoy hundreds of specialty buttons in such fun shapes like doghouses, fish, watermelons or automobiles or thousands of tiny, colorful beads to embellish your work at Pine Needles in West Jordan, Utah.

Pine Needles at Gardner Village
West Jordan, Utah
Phone - 801.233.0551
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Shop Spotlight: The Village Quilt Shop

Village Quilt Shop at Gardner Village

Welcome to quilt heaven! At The Village Quilt Shop at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah you’ll find lovable patchworks in every nook and cranny: rolled up in baskets, neatly folded in hutches, spilling out drawers, hanging from racks. The place feels like your grandma’s spare bedroom— the one with all the heirloom quilts stacked in the closet.

This a-frame store smells like cinnamon and spice and looks so plush and cozy, tucked away just south of Salt Lake City at Gardner Village, your first inclination is to curl-up and take a nap. But resist the temptation to snooze. Instead search for that perfect quilt. From modern to country-style, this quilt store has something for just about everyone.

QS quiltFind plush red and purple pillows hanging from clotheslines. Buy shams, dust ruffles or sort through racks of hanging quilts. A far cry from the Wal-Mart bed-in-the-bag approach, shopping at this one-of-a-kind store comes with a personal touch. Gather the softest linens, a bunch of colorful pillows and quilts and let the clerks help you assemble your selection by making up one of the beds in the shop.

Quilt Care Cleaning Instructions The life of your quilt will directly correspond to the amount of use and frequency of cleaning. Your quilt is made to use and last. However, heavy use and frequent cleaning will accelerate the aging process. The Quilt Shop can help you with tips about quilt cleaning and quilt care instructions. To prevent fading, always place your quilt away from direct sunlight.
The Village Quilt Shop at Gardner Village
West Jordan, Utah
Phone - 801.566.1846
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