Author Archives: Rose Marion

About Rose Marion

Rose manages the Smith & Edwards website & online store. When she's not here photographing new products or adding sections to the online store, she's reading, hiking around taking pictures, or trying not to sneeze at a rodeo!

Solve these 4 Embarrassing Bathroom Mistakes!

Here’s the SCOOP on POOP. Everybody does it, according to this book. But it doesn’t have to make you gag or groan. Here at Smith & Edwards, we’ve collected a HUGE pile of accessories for your throne room. We wanted to make a big stink about them because they will make your life BETTER! Two of these have been featured on the hit show SHARK TANK and they need to be in your bathroom. Emma Lee from our Housewares department was our brave volunteer to Continue reading →

How to Make Dried Apricots & Apricot Jam

What do you do with a couple pounds of fresh Utah apricots? Some of the best ways to preserve that fresh, tangy sweetness are dehydrating apricots and turning them into apricot freezer jam. Maggie & Hannah are 10-year-old friends, cousins, and daughters of Smith & Edwards employees. They gave it a shot! Here’s how they did – and if they can do it, YOU & your kids can, too! Making Dried Apricots You’ll need: Food Dehydrator Kitchen knife Wash and dry the apricots. Then, cut Continue reading →

Summer Stress Relief for Angry Mamas

Are you an angry mama? We get it! If you’ve spent the summer driving the kiddos to practice, camp, and sleepovers, all while thinking to yourself “Well, when do I get to take a vacation?”…. you’ll find some great ways to RELAX at Smith & Edwards. Check them out! Summer Stress Relief: 5 Fun Distractions Angry Mama kitchen goodies Scrubbing the microwave is one of my least favorite things to do…. maybe it’s because I’m 5’2 and the microwave is literally over my head. Vickie, Continue reading →

How to Freeze Beets

Beets are a yummy vegetable packed with nutrients like manganese, potassium, copper, magnesium, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin B6. They’re a delicious Utah summer crop, and you can freeze beets to enjoy them year-round. Our produce experts Vickie Maughan, our Housewares manager, and Jean from Pettingill’s Fruit Farm, teamed up to freeze beets last week and here’s how they did it. You’ll need: Disposable gloves Kitchen knife Pot of water Ziploc freezer bags How to Freeze Beets Put on your gloves! Wash the fresh beets Continue reading →

Lauren’s Summer Adventure: Exploring Oregon

Lauren Clark wrote in with her Summer Adventure: Adventure is in the eye of the beholder. There are many adventures around every corner. An adventure can be as simple as a picnic with the family, to something more complex, such as a vacation or a new living location. We can choose whether what we are going through is an “adventure” or something else. This summer, my adventure included spending time with my family while in Oregon USA. We were able to go on a family Continue reading →

How to Freeze Cherries

Here in northern Utah we’re lucky to get large yields of cherries in late June & early July! While there’s no end to what you can do with fresh cherries – cobbler being my favorite! – freezing cherries is a wonderful use for these short-seasoned juicy treats! Freezing cherries will let you taste that sweetness even in January. Plus, you can use these for your shakes & smoothies. Vickie, our Housewares manager, and Jean from Pettingill’s Fruit Farm, got together to show me how to Continue reading →

Chaser has Landed! (Limited-Edition Ty Beanie Boo)

Look what just landed – We’ve got “CHASER” the Limited-Edition Teeny Ty at Smith & Edwards! Chaser cannot be purchased at any store, so we’re giving him away – FREE! Even his tagging is super special and sparkly. Just follow the 3 steps below to enter to win this cute red dragon Beanie Boo before July 30th, then stop in to see all of the Teeny Ty characters we now carry. We’ve also got Beanie Boos in a variety of sizes and characters – come Continue reading →

Tell us about your Summer Adventure: You could win!

Tell us about your 2016 summer adventure in 250 words or more – include a picture or two. We LOVE a good story! If we publish your story on our blog, you’ll receive a $25 Smith & Edwards in-store gift card! To enter, email us at info (at) with the subject line “My Summer Adventure” with your pictures & at least 250-word long story. Deadline: July 31, 2016. Time to get outside!

Keep your Camping Food from Getting Soggy with the Cooler Tray!

Bryan stopped by and showed us how the Cooler Tray can keep our food from getting soggy while camping. (yikes, who films in portrait mode?!) When you’re camping, you want to keep all your food cool overnight or over the weekend. But that doesn’t have to mean soggy buns, soggy grapes, soaking-wet beverage cans that have gunk on them – ick!! This is an easy & economical solution to that summer problem. As one of our managers said, “I’m sure gonna miss scooping the hamburger Continue reading →

Tactical & Concealed Carry Outfit for Him

This spring we visited the Perry City Three Mile Creek shooting range to show off some of the new Tru-Spec® tactical clothing that Ryan, our Surplus manager, has added to his department, as well as the tactical & range bags we’ve just added to the Smith & Edwards online store. Who else could we ask to model this cool gear but Tyler? Tyler works at our Gun Counter and has a first-hand grasp of what a shooter needs, both from a military and recreational viewpoint. Continue reading →