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GARDNER VILLAGE FAIRY GARDENS EXPLORATION
Community Event, Specialty Shops

Gardner Village is at it again

Gardner Village has been busy finishing construction of their new beautiful mill.  If you are looking for the perfect outdoor, elegant patio feel for a wedding or special party, this is a must see!

Going on now too is the very well done woodland fairy garden tour throughout the village. It’s a great time to take the kids to find all 26 fairies and their charming miniature homes, make a wish at the fishing bridge, take some fun photos and explore the new mill where you just may want to host a get together of your own.  EXPLORE IT! 

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GARDNER VILLAGE FAIRY GARDENS EXPLORATION

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Make sure you pay attention to the adorable expressions on the faces of the fairies.

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We had so much fun, even in 98 degree weather!

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This beautiful patio is huge and can host an array of parties including weddings.  You need to see it to understand how perfect it is!

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GARDNER VILLAGE FAIRY GARDENS EXPLORATION

Located: Gardner Village – 1100 West 7800 South – West Jordan, Utah 801.566.8903

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Specialty Shops

Swim Your Worries Away

We have found the cutest local swimsuit and romper company, it has us jumping for joy!

Doliray Swimwear has a line of fabulous rompers that are comfortable and perfect for hanging out at the pool with the kids this summer and they’re made of swimsuit fabric so they dry fast.

Their fun swim tops have a built in bra that you will simply love!  Doliray makes a high waisted swim bottom that is just what we were looking for, it holds you in at the waist for a slim fit.  Who doesn’t love that?

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Doliray Swimear is having a pop up shop on Friday, June 9 from 4:00-8:00 at 2408 Kentucky Ave, Holladay, Utah.

Be sure to stop by and pick out what is going to be your favorite swim suit and cover-up!

You may also visit their online store at www.doliray.com   And be sure to use code SS10 online for 10% off your purchase 6/8/17-6/9/17

Follow them on Instagram for updates and new items, @dolirayswimwear

Happy summer shopping!

 

Loving Iced
Deals, Specialty Shops

Time to get Iced

When we discover something exceptionally great we simply have to share it with our awesome followers.  ICED has incredible gelatos, ice-cream, Hawaiian shave ice, hand-crafted sodas and coffee.

Iced Gelato with Salt Sky

Iced just opened in Holladay and is owned by a father and two son team.  Willy, Will and Graham Gibbs are so excited about their new venture that it shows as soon as you walk in.  They are happy to make suggestions and let you taste their mouth-watering creations.

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We are hooked and stop by several times a week because it’s just that good! They use only the highest quality ingredients, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no coloring agents. They source locally and use fresh milk and creams and never use pre-made mixes or fruit flavorings.

One of our very favorite treats is the Bubble Bowl, made fresh everyday, the bubble bowl is a soft waffle that holds your scoops of gelato. It’s one of those things you simply need to experience.

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Their famous Bubble Bowl.  Try it with coconut gelato for sure!

This happy girl is enjoying the lime gelato made with tons of fresh limes.

Iced makes their authentic Hawaiian shave ice by actually shaving the ice from a block of ice, it’s smooth and fluffy and the best part is that their syrups are 100% pure cane sugar.

It’s time to get to ICED and to make it even more special we are having a giveaway AND a deal of the week!

Enter to win a $10 gift card on our Instagram today.  We will draw two winners.

Also. . . the ICED deal of the week for our followers is a BOGO!  (Buy One Get One)

Show that you are following ICED on Instagram and get a FREE shaved ice when you purchase any shaved ice.

Located in Holladay, Utah at 2245 E. Murray Holladay Road and is open Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Closed Sundays. Tel: 801-277-5803.

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Community Event

Adventure Play Date

Our friends at Canary Jane are hosting an awesome Adventure Play Date that you’ll love with your kiddos! Head to explorer stations to learn, create and play. Each ticket includes one Brainquest summer activity book, fun activities for the whole family, trail mix bar, farm station, plant station, swag bags, photo booth, giveaway prizes, and more! This event is best enjoyed by families with children ages 3 – 12 but all are welcome. Lets go on an adventure!

This event will be held at the Manor at the Riverwoods in Provo, Utah on May 30th from 1-4 pm.  CLICK HERE to buy tickets and get 10% off when you enter code, “salt sky” at checkout.  Have fun!

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Community Event, Decor, Specialty Shops

Visit this Free Event going on now

The Utah Woodturning Symposium May 11-13 at the UVU Convention Center is a free event for all who love original hand crafted wood designs.  Stroll through a large gallery of unique pieces and watch a woodturning demonstration all for FREE.

We simply love this kind of thing so we are headed there tomorrow! Check out these amazing photos…

Come support some of Utah’s most talented artists Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Community Event, Specialty Shops

If There’s a Whisk There’s a Way

Sur La Table is now open at Fashion Place mall and we were there on the first day to take a cooking class.

Located in the new wing of the mall, you simply can’t miss it, it’s beautiful! And of course full of all the kitchen gadgets we love.

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The cooking class was pie making. We made a delicious strawberry rhubarb pie and a caramel ganache pie in the best crust I’ve ever tasted.

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Our instructor was so much fun and made our experience great teaching us some great new skills that we are sure to use.

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Afterwards, we were invited to shop with a special coupon and sign up for future classes at a big discount.

Visit our new friends at Sur La Table soon with 100 stores throughout the US, our favorite one of course is now at Fashion Place!

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Quilt Show
Community Event, Professional Services, Specialty Shops

Beautiful Things Come Together One Stitch at a Time

The Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace is going on right now until Sunday at South Town Expo in Sandy.

You not only can shop for craft supplies, an endless array of fabrics, kits and tools, but you can stroll down aisles of the most incredible quilts you will ever see.

I realized that quilting has evolved, the traditional quilts are always a favorite but we saw some incredible hand painted quilts that looked like Renaissance oil paintings, all the way to some very modern designs.

Most vendors are offering show specials which we thought was great, these vendors come from all the surrounding states to sell their products.

Quilt Show

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Our very talented friend Annette Malen who told us about this fun show shopping with Samantha.

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Kim Peterson of Lindon, Utah who made this quilt was one of our favorites.  Hand appliquéd, hand embroidered, machine pieced.  It was so happy!

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We thought this booth had a fun thing going.  You pick out a fabric doll, dress it to look like the people in your family including your pets!  Then hang from a rod.  It can be displayed in any room.

Admission into the show is $12

Children are allowed but we didn’t see any.

Get to this show this weekend, you will be glad you did!

 

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Giveaways, Local Reviews

Stay at The Hyatt Place

We are reposting this because we had a fabulous stay at the Hyatt Place this weekend for a girls night and highly recommend that you visit!  This is such a fun getaway for couples, girls night and family getaways.

Shop at the Traverse Mountain outlets, play at Thanksgiving Point, eat at the MANY restaurants around (all within walking distance) golf, bike, swim, sit around the fireplace and take in the view of the mountains.  We love that an awesome breakfast is included and think you’ll love it too.  Check out the details below and tell us what you think.

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A family stay-cation, couples getaway, wedding night… all reasons to find a fabulous place to stay so we are talking about the new and beautiful Hyatt Place in Lehi, Utah.  Here are some reasons that we think you’ll love to stay.

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  • The location is great, right between downtown Salt Lake City & Provo.
  • It is clean and contemporary.
  • Awesome shopping, entertainment and food right around the hotel.
  • Great prices.  You don’t have to pay a ton if you just need a relaxing night away.
  • Great complimentary services.  Parking, wifi, and daily hot breakfast buffet!
  • Heated pool year round with pretty views.
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Specialty Shops

Gadgets You Need to Make Life Simpler

Shop: Preza Shop
Social Media: @prezashop

We’ve just been introduced to an online shop with gadgets, gifts and accessories that we think you’ll love.  Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just around the corner and there are so many awesome gifts at fabulous prices to shop for.  We’ve found some great things that we’ve loved playing with like the Apple Watch & phone charging dock… now the kids can’t keep stealing the charger and lose it in the house.

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Another favorite is the Bluetooth Key Finder.  There’s something about keys and us.  Neither one of us can seem to keep them in the same place.  This is a lifesaver and even better, it’s 50% off right now!

 

 

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We also love their jewelry and kitchen gadgets.  Check out all the sales today and find some favorites of your own.

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Two Kitchen gadgets we had to have!  The foldable silicone funnel $6.00 and the pineapple corer $13.99

So much more to love. Visit their shop today and happy shopping!

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Deals, Professional Services

Saddle Up Utah!

Utah Trail Rides
Located: This is the Place Heritage Park Stables
Deal: 2 one hour horseback rides for $60 ($30 per person), regularly $55 per person
Coupon: SALT SKY blogger network deal
Book ride by calling: 801-448-6126
Expires: 6-30-17

This past weekend we had the best time horse back riding in the foothills overlooking the beautiful city of Salt Lake.

Our friends at Utah Trail Rides were so much fun and since some of us are pretty rusty at the sport, they were very patient and helpful.

Just imagine riding out of a barn full of beautiful horses, past an apple orchard, through a street lined with historic buildings, and onto a path just below Bonneville Shoreline Trail. You can see the whole city and the vista is spectacular.

Utah Trail Rides is owned by a very handsome cowboy from Arizona that now calls Utah home. The business has grown so much in the past two years that they are booked around the clock. So much so that they are expanding and buying more horses just to keep up with the demand. And we love that!

We are so excited to go back! Next time we will take our husbands. Just picture a romantic couple ride, can’t wait.

But book your appointment ahead of time because they fill up fast.

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This is definitely in the list of top ten things to do in Utah this season.

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Utah Trial Rides has a special offer for our followers!  Trail rides are 1 hour and $55 per person but now through June 30, 2017 you will get 2 one hour trail rides for $60 (only $30 per person!) Date?  I think so!  To claim this deal, call James the Cowboy directly at: 801-448-6126 Mention the SALT SKY bloggers dealGift certificates are available so make someone’s day!

Rides are available for ages 5 and up, Monday-Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.

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Capitol Reef, Utah
Family Adventures & Travel, Restaurants

Time to get away to Capitol Reef

A little piece of heaven is waiting and it’s just 3 hours away from Salt Lake.

Last week we visited wonderful Capitol Reef, took the scenic highway with it’s stunning vistas, hiked to marvelous destinations and relaxed at Capitol Reef Resort in their beautiful and super comfortable rooms.

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Did you know you can even stay in a teepee complete with king size bed, flat screen TV, sitting area, and full a private bathroom just a few feet away? We stayed in a comfortable and well decorated room but next time we go it will be a teepee!

A delicious pioneer breakfast buffet is included if you choose that option and the service was great.

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For dinner we visited Café Diablo, I highly recommend it. The food was so incredibly delicious that you have to make sure you experience it. Café Diablo is under the ownership of a friendly former cowboy from Philadelphia who loved Utah so much he made it his home. He greeted us dressed in shirt and tie, made excellent recommendations, took our order and served us our wonderful meals. This unique restaurant even grows it’s own organic greens, everything is fresh and tastes out of this world.

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Make sure you try the avocado chips, deep fried avocado that has been breaded and cooked to perfection.  The dip is a cheese sauce that perfectly compliments the avocado.

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Take a moment to see the local art that hangs throughout the cafe. I loved this hand carved wood piece.

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Don’t forget to visit the little town of Fruita nearby, it’s charming and full of history.

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As we drove in, we were greeted by a heard of deer, a flock of wild turkey and the friendliest of people. Stop by the visitor center for a short video presentation, walk through the fruit orchards and pick some fruit to take home. We were there too early in the season but the trees were blossoming and it was beautiful.

The little country store sells really yummy ice cream that we had to try, as well as gifts and souvenirs. Make sure you stop by the barn across the street to pet the horses and drive to the original one room school house, peek inside, it’s sweet.

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On that same road just a skip away you can see petroglyphs left by the Fremont culture, which existed in areas of Utah from approximately AD 600 to 1300.

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Join us in celebrating 100 years of national parks and plan a getaway to this piece of heaven on earth!