Gardner Village Blog
Chocolate Parties are Fun, Fun, Fun!
Tuesday Mar 28 2017
“Chocolate” and “party”… Are there two finer words in the English language? Put them together, and you have a kid’s paradise!  Chocolate parties make memorable birthday parties, spring break outings, family night fun, and more! But chocolate parties at Chocolate Covered Wagon at Gardner Village aren’t just for the wee ones. They make ...

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Pony Parties at The Farm
Wednesday Mar 22 2017
Giddy up! The party is on at The Farm at Gardner Village. If you want a truly memorable place to host your next get together, this is it! It puts a little bit of country right in the heart of West Jordan city. It isn’t every day kiddos get the chance to ...

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Perfect Party Options at Georgell Doll Shop
Wednesday Mar 15 2017
Hello, dolly! Looking for a place to host a unique birthday party, enjoy a girls’ outing, or simply do something different with your kiddos? Georgell Doll Shop at Gardner Village is your spot!    March happens to be the in-between time for shop-scheduled parties on the Georgell calendar, but this doesn’t mean you ...

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Quick Project Idea from Pine Needles: Shower/Party Decor
Wednesday Mar 8 2017
Is a baby or wedding shower in  your future? Your friends at Pine Needles in Gardner Village have a quick decor idea to try. Dress up the entry window, space over the gift table, or another area of party focus with raindrops! This display, made by store owner Sandy Workman, brought a fresh feeling ...

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Six Photo Tips and a Behind the Scenes Look at Food Photography
Monday Feb 20 2017
If you {heart} tasty treats and photo tricks, you've come to the right place. I recently completed a photo shoot for Naborhood Bakery at Gardner Village and thought it would be fun to share a behind-the-scenes glimpse at this process. If you're one to snap and share pics of your favorite ...

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Chic, Farmhouse Fresh Silo Shopping Right Here in Utah
Tuesday Feb 14 2017
Made famous by HGTV’s Fixer Upper power couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Market at the Silos, in Waco, TX, has become a huge shopping destination. It’s no wonder, either. Between the show’s charm, the couple’s charisma, and the inspiring creativity, such style is made to feel obtainable. Plus, the silo backdrop ...

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Welcome to Willow Hill Yarn Company
Tuesday Feb 7 2017
Meet the newest member of the Gardner Village family—Willow Hill Yarn Company! Wait just a minute… At first glance, this shop might look familiar. That’s because it is. It was formerly Kamille’s, and long-time Kamille’s employee, Emily Dern, purchased it when Kamille decided to sell a few months back.    The wonderful thing ...

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Love is in the Air at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jan 31 2017
From horse-drawn carriages to handmade sweets for your sweetheart, you’re sure to find the perfect way to say “I love you” to anyone important in your life. Here are 7 fun ways to celebrate the season of amore at Gardner Village!    1. Cottage Retreat Spa & Salon Nothing says love like giving your beloved ...

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Free Interior Design Classes at Down to Earth
Tuesday Jan 24 2017
Last year, Down to Earth at Gardner Villlage offered a free interior design class. I'm thrilled to share that due to popular demand, classes are being offered again this year. Yay! This class isn't about the "rules" of design. You aren't going to receive a lecture on why your coffee table is outdated ...

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Add Color to Your World with Art Classes at The Art Cottage
Monday Jan 16 2017
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” —Pablo Picasso It’s true! Art is a magnificent form of self expression. Even in a class where all students are asked to make the same design, no two will be identical. It’s a wonderful thing!  The new year seems like the perfect time ...

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Jewelry Classes at The Bead Farm
Tuesday Jan 10 2017
It may be a gray day outside, but it’s all rainbows and color inside at The Bead Farm! With bead-lined walls of color, you can’t help but smile when you walk in this friendly Gardner Village shop.  Right now, love is in the air. If you love making jewelry, you’re in luck. You ...

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Cookie College is Back in Session
Sunday Jan 1 2017
Calling all wannabe cookie connoisseurs, the school bell is ringing at Naborhood Bakery. Another year of Cookie College is underway. But first, a few orders of business to attend to. Hi, my name is… “May I have your order?” Cookie College tuition includes the choice of any of the bakery’s kids’ meals. Now, time to ...

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Gardner Village Wishes You & Yours the Happiest of Holidays!
Tuesday Dec 13 2016
Alas, it's time for our sweet elves to pack up for another year. The chocolate bars are loaded and the Christmas gear is packed. It's time for them to return home to the big man up north. Before they go, they want you to know how much they loved seeing ...

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Top Ten Christmas Eve Traditions
Tuesday Dec 13 2016
Christmas Eve and traditions go together like milk and sugar cookies for Mr. C! Whether you’ve already established a special activity you do every year or are still looking for a fun idea to put into place annually, Gardner Village is here to help you make it memorable. Consider this ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Upon the Shelf
Monday Dec 12 2016
Once upon a time, an idea for a shop was brewing. As Vicki sat with her husband at a country western concert, all she could focus on was a name for said shop, not the honky tonk happening on stage. Then, like a magical chord being strung, the name rang ...

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Archibald's Restaurant: Your NEW Hot Spot for Holiday Parties (and everyday gatherings)
Sunday Dec 4 2016
Looking for a memorable place to host your next holiday shindig? How does a brand new (yet still historic!), beautifully designed, unique-to-Utah space sound? Pretty nice, right? Oh, did I mention the space is FREE to reserve? That’s right! During December, you can book any of the events spaces inside ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Lulu's Boutique & Storybook Nook
Monday Nov 28 2016
“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.” —Meg Ryan as Kathleen Kelly in You’ve Got Mail If you’re a fan of You’ve Got Mail, a trip to Storybook Nook at Gardner Village ...

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Have Your ELF a Merry Little Christmas! (The elves are back!)
Tuesday Nov 22 2016
Woot! Do you hear that? Listen carefully. I think it’s the sound of a train whistle blowing in the distance. Or maybe it’s sleigh bells I hear. It must be one or the other, because the Gardner Village Elves are back in town! Wanting to get a jump on Christmas preparations, ...

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Thanksgiving Crafts and Unbeatable (and easy!) Rolls
Tuesday Nov 15 2016
When it comes to cooking, I know next to nothing. So you can imagine my delight when I found something I could contribute to the big meal that's easy AND home baked. The frozen Parkerhouse, Orange, and Butterflake Rolls at Naborhood Bakery are Y-U-M, and I am here to testify that ...

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Table Talk: 10 Tips for Setting a Striking Thanksgiving Table
Tuesday Nov 8 2016
Let’s talk tables. This month, the table serves a key role in our celebrating. It’s the place we gather with those we love to give thanks and enjoy a bounty of blessings. Being such a prominent ingredient in our Thanksgiving celebrating, it’s no wonder we want it to look gorgeous. ...

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Make Witchy Crafts with Lucinda
Monday Oct 17 2016
Halloween is less than a week away. Thinking you need a magic wand to make a memorable impression for that costume party or classroom surprise? You're in luck! Lucinda the Witch has cast the perfect Cute Gift spell. The result: adorable treats you can easily create using only a few basic ...

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At last, Wee Witches Weekend is here!
Tuesday Oct 11 2016
Don't let this pic fool you. The Gardner Village Witches really do have a fondness for the wee witches. So much so, in fact, that they've got a whole weekend of fun planned for the youngsters. Wee Witches Weekend Who: You, your Wee Witches, and our cast of cacklers  What: Plenty of play ...

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Witches Night Out
Tuesday Oct 11 2016
Just as the sun sets in the west, something wickedly good this way comes. You see, the witching hour is close at hand.  It’s Witches Night Out! When: Fridays and Saturdays, October 14, 15, 28, and 29 Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM What: An evening of scary-good sales in all Gardner Village shops, tasty ...

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Which Witch, Witchapalooza, and YOUR HATtitude
Tuesday Oct 4 2016
The Witch business is in full swing at Gardner Village. This month, we're dedicating our blog to highlighting some of the happy happenings, including more info on our wacky Witches, event details, and The Village through YOUR eyes. Shall we begin? Which Witch? Welcome to our Who’s Who of Gardner Village Witches! ...

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The Witch is: IN (Show us your HATtitude!)
Tuesday Sep 27 2016
I spy with my witchy eye…    ...Broomsticks, parked.     ...Shoes, polished and pointed.   (Well, some are little more shine than point!)   ...Hats, looking skyward.      Lips, sprinkled.   And nails... ummm... studded?   All of this spying can mean only one thing. The Village Witches are back and on the scene at Gardner Village!     Rain or shine, you’ll spot them at Gardner Village's Six ...

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WitchFest is Back (and a Best of State winner!)
Tuesday Sep 20 2016
Phew! It was a long flight, but those wacky cacklies are back! It’s time for WitchFest at Gardner Village.  This is our 17th year celebrating the season with these ladies, and it promises to be the best yet. For starters it was awarded the 2016 Best of State Award for Best Fair, ...

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A Sneak Peek of Big Things to Come at Gardner Village
Wednesday Sep 14 2016
Today, we’re in for a very cool treat! Two special guests are here to give us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the future of Gardner Village. There have been some big things in the works over the past several months that actually began several years ago. Join Gardner Village co-owner, ...

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Pine Needles Turns 20 and You're Invited to the Party!
Wednesday Sep 7 2016
Here’s something to grin about—Pine Needles is turning 20! And you’re invited to the party!  When: Saturday, September 24th Time: All Day Location: Pine Needles at Gardner Village (located directly across from Archibald’s Restaurant), 1100 West 7800 South in West Jordan, Utah What: Games, giveaways, party favors, a special quilt contest, refreshments, and fun!  Win Big!: ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Layers Beautiful Bedding
Tuesday Aug 23 2016
Why, hello there, sunshine! Do you know what time it is? That’s right, it’s time for another Shop Spotlight, which means we get to take a detailed look inside one of our Gardner Village stores to learn more about it and see what’s available (dibs on the little heart dish!). Today, we ...

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Your Guided Tour of Gardner Village Social Media
Wednesday Aug 17 2016
If you’ve visited our website, you’ve probably seen this: It’s an invitation to stay connected with us online through our various social media channels. These symbols are far from foreign these days, but what do they actually mean where Gardner Village is concerned? Let’s find out! Consider this your key—both an ...

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Gardner Village Welcomes The Art Cottage
Tuesday Aug 9 2016
It's always an exciting feeling when a new shop opens its doors in The Village. But when the shop is also a school, the fun levels really climb. Introducing... The Art Cottage! This sweet shop has so much to offer. Step inside, and you'll discover: 1. Bonnie Merrill, the shop's resident artist (and ...

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Camp Chocolate is on at Chocolate Covered Wagon
Thursday Jul 28 2016
Calling all campers. It's time for Camp Chocolate!    That's right, a camp for CHOCOLATE! How's that for a sweet concept? This tasty summer excursion takes place every Tuesday at the Chocolate Covered Wagon in Gardner Village. You can sign up for the 1:00 PM or the 3:00 PM class--or both, depending ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Celebrations by Modern Display
Tuesday Jul 26 2016
Listen. Do you hear that? It's the sound of party horns blowing. Celebrations by Modern Display, our holiday and events headquarters here at Gardner Village, turned five on July 11! Woot! Happy birthday, Celebrations!   In a way, it's hard to believe the shop has been in The Village for just five ...

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Happy Pioneer Day: Utah History at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jul 19 2016
This Pioneer Day, we pause to remember one of Utah's original pioneers, Archibald Gardner. Not only is he a rich part of Gardner Village history but also state history. Gardner helped settle Utah in 1847 and later went on to open the first flour mill in West Jordan, Utah, in 1853. Gardner had ...

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Many Birthday Party Options at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jul 12 2016
Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? They allowed you a way to customize your reading experience. Well, planning a birthday party at Gardner Village can be the celebratory version of this concept. You can either choose from one of the many pre-planned party options available at several of their shops (The ...

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Christmas in July at Kamille's
Tuesday Jul 5 2016
The stockings are hung with care at Kamille’s. Their Christmas in July celebration is underway, which means you’ll find plenty of neat gift ideas and holiday decorations on display this month.    Why so early? Because now’s the time to get started on your holiday knitting and crochet work. It doesn’t get ...

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Fruit Tarts: Easy Summer Treat
Tuesday Jun 28 2016
Get a head tart on your Fourth festivities. Just in time for the summer celebrating, Naborhood Bakery has an easy fruit tart recipe to try. Grab some of your favorite fresh fruit, a package of instant pudding, a tub of whipped cream, and a tart crust, this treat will come together in no ...

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Gardner Village Shop Spotlight: Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique
Tuesday Jun 21 2016
Welcome to Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique! This sweet clothing, accessory, and gift boutique in Gardner Village is the place to find unique outfits for everyday wear, holidays, and other special occasions. As a frequent shopper, I get so many compliments on the clothes we get from here. I just wish they ...

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Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Veggies
Saturday Jun 11 2016
Yeehaw! It’s that time of year again. Warmer weather means time to enjoy locally grown produce. And the Francis Family Farm, based out of West Jordan, Utah, is making it easier than ever to get your hands on some of the best tasting crops around.  From now through October, Farmer Steve will ...

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Welcome to our Blog
Tuesday Jun 7 2016
Thank you for stopping by and welcome to Gardner Village's blog.  Our boxes are unpacked and our pictures hung. The Gardner Village blog has officially moved into its new space here on our website! We're thrilled to have everything together under one roof at gardnervillage.com, where our weekly blog posts will continue. Expect ...

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Dolly & Me Fairy Garden Tea at Georgell Doll Shop
Tuesday Jun 7 2016
You know what time it is? Tea time! And time to enjoy the sunshine in one of the most serene settings at Gardner Village.    This time of year, the sweet patio behind Georgell transforms into a magical garden, just right for tea. You and your crew can come sip juice or ...

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