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Monday, September 24, 2012

Blogger's Night Out

About a week ago, I was able to attend a Blogger's Night Out! The event was sponsored by Gardner Village and My Craft Channel. We had an amazing time and I got to meet some really great people, plus visit some of my favorite shops!


Gardner Village is located in West Jordan, Utah. It is the remnants of an old mill town, now home to small retail shops in small cabins, houses, and buildings next to Gardner Mill. You can read more about their history here.

Fall is one of my favorite times to go to Gardner Village. The whole place is decorated with fall decor and witches everywhere! It's such a fun atmosphere, and we got there just in time to see them finish getting everything set up. In October, they have all kinds of witch-themed events called Witchfest! So fun!

Being the most forgetful person on the planet, of course I left my camera at home.
So here's a HUGE thanks to Highlite Photography for taking such amazing photos throughout the night!

We started out at Archibald's Restaurant for registration, mingling, and yummy appetizers. Amber from Quilted Euphoria came along with me, so I bribed my husband to come along with us because I didn't want to get us lost... and to my surprise he was on board with the idea! What a brave fellow.

The main event of the evening was a "scavenger hunt". We had to visit each shop in Gardner Village before we could enter to win big, amazing prizes at the end of the night. Having Jason there was a HUGE help in keeping the money in my wallet and helping me stay focused. I had a great time checking out my favorite shops, collecting prizes, meeting shop owners, and learning more about the shops.

Thanks to Amber for the cute photo of us! {yes, Jason even carried my purse for me!}

Here's a few photos we had taken when we made our stop at Highlite Photography:
I "mustache" you a question...

...but I'll "shave" it for later.

Once we hit all the shops, we headed to The Gathering Place for dessert and giveaways. We sat at a table full of awesome people: Elyse from Six Sister's Stuff, DeDe from Designz by DeDe, Jessica from Utah Deal Diva, and Amber from Quilted Euphoria - just to name a few.

And we can't forget the chocolate. Ohhh, the chocolate. YUM! I had my share of chocolate covered cinnamon bears, strawberries, pineapple and soo much more!

Lucinda the Witch called out the giveaway winners of the night, and had such a fun time!

You can see more of how the night went with this fantastic video put together by My Craft Channel:

BIG thanks to Gardner Village and My Craft Channel for the fun night out!
Can't wait to go back and really get some shopping done!

FYI, Jason must have really been inspired by being surrounded by such talented women that he finally gave in and started his own blog! Take a look at what he thought of the Blogger's Night Out at Surviving Crafting!

Would you like to comment?

  1. How fun! Your too cute. And that chocolate fountain has me wanting some at 6am now. Thanks! HA.

  2. Wasn't that a great night? I found so many cool things in their shops that I had no idea were there! Have a good day!

  3. Hi! I'm stopping by from I've been Booed!
    I'd like to invite you to come check out A Crafter's Dream Christmas Giveaway, and join in our giveaway group. :-)
    I'd also like to invite you to link up to my Super Link Party on Wednesdays!
    I hope to see you there! :-)


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