Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Magic: Gardner Village Bloggers Night Out + Giveaway

I had the most amazing opportunity to go to the

Gardner Village 
Bloggers Night Out
hosted by Gardner Village and My Craft Channel

I feel so blessed to have hooked up with some great Utah Bloggers and this was one of my first experiences! I want to give my thanks to Marcia Johns (Marketing Director at Gardner Village), the owners of Gardner Village, all of the shop owners, and the team at My Craft Channel for making this incredible night possible! Seriously - a huge highlight of this year for me! Thank you - thank you - thank you!

If you are in or visiting Utah - Gardner Village is an amazing place you just can't miss!  Seriously! And I think that the Fall is the perfect season to check it out. They have amazing "Witchy" things going on - so check it all out!

Also you gotta check out My Craft Channel - such wonderful constant inspiration for you!

Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah contains the outlines of the once bustling early Utah mill industry and history. What remains today is a cluster of retail specialty shops located in restored cabins, houses and buildings nestled adjacent to the Gardner Mill. Now listed on the National Historic Register, the old flour mill is home to Archibald's Restaurant and Country Furniture & Gifts. 

Vintage pioneer architecture, antique fixtures, red brick paths and bridges over a pond, create a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere for shopping, dining and discovering some of Utah's most colorful history.

It is the first of its kind online craft TV network that features top craft celebrities from across the country. It brings the blogger, crafter and scrapbook community together in one place to provide inspiration through broadcast quality shows in various categories from sewing, scrapbooking, DIY projects, mixed media, stamping, home d├ęcor, digital hybrid crafts, photography, party planning, product reviews and more!

Mission Statement: To create a massive network of talented women that gives us a voice and a platform to share our message to a larger mainstream audience. Also, by working together with manufacturers and retailers in the craft sector, our goal is to complete the circle by providing inspiration to the end user through broadcast quality shows.

The night started with a meet-up of all the bloggers and some yummy appetizers from Archibald Restaurant! 

We were then sent loose on a fabulous scavenger hunt through 20 shops!  I loved the way they set this night up. We received a tote bag and a Scavenger Hunt card.  We would go to a store where we would receive wonderful swag and get to wander through the amazing products in the store - then we would get a little stamp on our card and be sent off to the next store! Our first stop was to HighLite Photography where we got to apply some fun mustaches and take some photos! I was excited to meet up with Michelle Powell and Jodi Miller,  who I hung out with the remainder of the night!

I seriously could have spent hours and hours wandering through these charming little stores - so much to see and I wanted so many things!  Such unique gifts that you are not able to get anywhere else!  I loved picking up a couple of treats for my kids - which they loved!

They were all set up for Fall and Halloween and it was so fun to see all the decorations and cutesy products! One of Gardner Village's most amazing events - Witchfest has started and its a wonderful tradition to share with your family! I want to take my kids back - I think they would love it! Fall has definitely become my favorite season. I love the cooler temperatures and just the spirit in the air - Gardner Village is a great place to experience FALL!

After we completed our shop wandering, we headed to a fabulous chocolate fountain with lots of tasty treats, more visiting and meeting with other bloggers, and prizes.  

We had the most amazingly fun host - Lucinda, the Gardner Village Witch. She was so hilarious as she gave out prizes and chatted with us, who she lovingly referred to as cloggers.


I also got to finally meet Amber from Quilted Euphoria in person! It was fun to sit by her and visit!

All-in-all it was one of the best times I have had in a long time. I think one of the best things about being a blogger is meeting new friends and making new connections!

So, how would you like a little piece from Gardner Village?

I'm excited to be able to offer one lucky winner their own 
Spider Earrings

These are darling silver (reflective) spider earrings with a blue jewel that I got at Gardner Village

I would keep them myself but I don't have pierced ears.

I received them as swag and now I am offering them FREE to one of my readers. I will also be shipping them to you for FREE. I can only ship to a person in the USA - sorry for the inconvenience.

Please use the following giveaway form to enter!  
The giveaway ends Sunday, October 7th at midnight EST

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Gardner Village and My Craft Channel. I received a night out with swag to review for this post. The views expressed in this post are my own.
Each Monday (that doesn't have a new release), I am going to be offering a little Magic to start your week. It might be a fun idea, some inspiration, a tutorial, or just sharing some thoughts - Whatever I feel like! So come back and share your thoughts too!

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Entirely Eventful said...

Very fun. What a great place.

Gina said...

Fun party- I hope they do it again sometime... :)

Stacey said...

what an awesome place! thanks for sharing your adventure with us & for the chance to win! love halloween!

Stacey said...

I forgot to add - I think I would love to visit all the shops - this is my kinda place! these shops are so unique I wouldn't want to miss a single one! Probably couldn't buy much, but looking is just as fun!