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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! 

(see location details below)

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, 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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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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Specialty Shops

Favorite summer hat

THShop: Fry Sauce Hats
Social Media: @frysaucehats
Giveaway: 3 winners, 1 hat each! Details below

We are pretty excited to introduce a new business from Bountiful, Utah, Fry Sauce Hats. It’s a line of trucker hats created and hand printed by a local family who puts their love of Utah, interests and the outdoors into all their designs.

These trucker hats are available in adult sizes and child sizes launching this weekend and are also available for custom orders. We found so many awesome designs and fell in love with THIS Utah one. Need something special made? They will create any custom design! These hats are well made and so comfortable.

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Fry Sauce Hats is giving 3 of our followers each a hat of their choice (excluding custom orders).  Visit our Instagram today to enter to win. Click HERE to visit their site and pick out your favorite hat… the hat you’re going to wear all summer and everyone will ask you where you got it. Happy shopping!

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Recipes, Restaurants, Specialty Shops

You KNEAD a Kneaders pastry

This past week we had the opportunity to take a pastry class from none other than Monica Kate, executive head pastry chef for Kneaders Bakery & Cafe.

We met up with some of our blogger friends and had a super fun group there as we attempted to learn to make delicious puff pastry.  The best part is that they have allowed us to share their own recipe with all of our Salt Sky friends!

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Here are some fun facts about Kneaders and why we love them:

Kneaders is celebrating 20 years in business; they started with a small store in Orem and have grown to 57 stores in 6 states.

They are a “from scratch bakery” and make 42 different types of pastries daily by starting as early as 4:00 am.

Their kitchen’s high sanitation standards are impressive, everything is sanitized every 2 hours!

When we were there, the bread chef had 400 pounds of dough rising.  Some days they make up to 1000 pounds.  You better believe that they sell out of their delicious bread daily.

We love that this very successful business was started by a husband and wife team with a dream.

HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AT KNEADERS!

Visit them today and you will see for yourself why they are so unique and create such wonderful food.

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PATE A CHOUX (pronounced Pat a Shoe)

Kneaders Puff Pastry recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup water

1 cup milk

1 cup butter

1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 ¼ cup flour

10 eggs whisked

Directions:

  1. Bring water, milk, butter, sugar, and salt to a boil.
  2. Whisk in flour and once incorporated stir with a spatula for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture into a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and add the whisked eggs gradually. You may not use all the eggs. Pull the paddle out and if the batter makes a “v” you are ready.
  4. Pipe onto a parchment lined sheet tray.
  5. Bake at 345 degrees for about 20-30 minutes, opening the oven (for about 10 seconds) to let out excess steam after you see the product rise and start to sweat.
  6. After pastry had cooled, cut in half. The center should be hallow.
  7. Fill with whipped cream or lemon curd.

You may also dip or drizzle with chocolate ganache.

Basic Ganache recipe

Chocolate 300g

Cream 300g

Directions:

  1. Heat the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl until it is about half melted.
  2. Heat the cream on the stove until it just comes to a boil.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow to sit for a moment.
  4. Whisk cream until chocolate and cream are fully emulsified and glossy.

Happy baking!

(Photos by Kneaders) Check out our Instagram for a cute movie they made as well!

 

 

Halo Top ice cream, guilt free sweets
Specialty Shops

Guilt Free Ice Cream, yes please!

Eating healthy generally takes away everything we like and two things we can’t live without… sweets and bread.  We tried giving up sweets and that lasted less than 24 hours so we started thinking of smarter sweet choices because life is to be enjoyed, right?

Well it was like angels singing when Halo Top Creamery sent us their fabulous ice cream to try.  Halo Top ice cream is only around 250 calories for the ENTIRE pint!  Halo Top has less fat, less carbs, more protein and less calories than most ice cream out there.  (Click HERE to see how they compare) With all that being said, the taste is still SO amazing.  It’s a guilt free dessert.

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Halo Top says:  “We use organic stevia. Stevia is a plant native to Paraguay that’s been used to sweeten foods and beverages for more than 200 years. And, because it’s so tasty, we use it as a sugar replacement. We also use Erythritol, which though it has a rather scientific-sounding name, is actually another all-natural sweetener found in fruits like pears and grapes. Though it’s technically a sugar alcohol, it’s unlike the others because erythritol doesn’t affect blood glucose or cause bloating.”

We highly recommend trying it out for yourself and if you want to try our favorite…eat the strawberry and chocolate together, delicious!  Click HERE to find out where to purchase Halo Top and tell us what you think.

Enjoy!

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Baby, Specialty Shops

Addie & Jack

Online Shop: Addie & Jack
Social Media: @addieandjackbundles
Giveaway: FREE bundle Stork Set, details below
Deal: 15% off your online purchase, code SALT15 at checkout, valid now-3/10/17

We love everything about babies and this week we are excited to feature the super adorable Addie & Jack.  They have taken baby and mama favorites and combined them in bundles called Stork Sets.  These bundles include swaddle blankets with THE cutest prints and 1-2 accessories; baby moccasins, hat, hair bow or toy.

These little bundles take the guess work out of gift giving for new moms.  And how cute would these be for grandma to have at her house when grand babies visits?  Too sweet.

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As if the look wasn’t the best part, you’ll love their prices as well.  Addie & Jack is giving one of our followers a stork set!  To enter, visit our Instagram.  Plus, ALL of our followers will receive 15% off any purchase at Addie & Jack when you use the online code, SALT15 at checkout.  Click here to get shopping! Offer expires March 10, 2017.

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Giveaways, Specialty Shops

Our Birthday Giveaway

We’ve gathered some of our favorite things!  And the best part is you can enter to win a tote bag with these following items:

Crabtree & Evelyn hand therapy lotion. We simply love using these bath & body products. The Verbena and Lavender full line as well as many other scents are available at the fabulous Tabula Raza in Trolley Square.

Kate Spade journal and desk organizer. We love the little details that make life so fun. You can find these little treasures at one of our favorite stores New Orientation at Foothill Village.

Travel luggage tags. These travel tags are heavy duty and will go the distance, Eliza our world traveler knows! You can find these at The King’s English in Sugarhouse.

Little Master Shakespeare Book. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a wonderful children’s book by Utah author Jennifer Adams. We love reading to our kids and you will love the entire line. Available at Storybook Nook at Gardner Village.

Illume cloverleaf nectar candle. This little detail makes all the difference in the home, we are simply hooked on candles. A full line of incredible scents available at Dancing Crane Imports in Salt Lake.

Digital Download. Brittany has been busy designing beautiful quotes for the home that are inspirational and decorative. We are adding new ones everyday so visit our Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/saltskyutah

T-shirt & Cup. We love staying active and healthy, this workout shirt is soft and light weight and we think you’ll love it.

Candy Jar. Of course there must always be candy because life is sweet.

Thanks for following along and taking this ride with us!

Visit our Instagram, enter to win this gift, and tell your friends about our site and the wonderful places in Utah that we feature!

Your Salt Sky friends,

Brittany, Paulina, Samantha, Eliza & Katty