You asked for them: Havalon Knives are here!

Introducing Havalon Knives, some of the sharpest, lightest blades available. Click here to see Chris demonstrate them! They are also one of the hottest hunting knife brands out there right now, and customers have been asking us for them for over a year. We got them in in 2016 and you can find them on our Web Store now, too! Havalon, a smaller branch of Havel’s Inc. is bringing super lightweight, surgically sharp blades to hunters, trappers, and taxidermists with their innovative designs and functions. 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!

John’s 4 Stihl Leaf Blower Tips

After a long, cold winter, it’s time to clean up. Planting new flowers, mowing the lawn – all the little things to make your yard beautiful again. It’s the time of year to break out all our lawn care equipment again. As people are preparing for the summer, we often get questions about troubles getting all the tools tools to start up after long, cold winter storage. Tool Troubleshooting: 4 Leaf Blower Tips Many people are ready to use their gas powered leaf blowers, but Continue reading →

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 →

Northern Utah Fishing Report – June 2016

I have two words for my fishing trips so far this year. RAIN OUT! Man, that weather hasn’t been cooperating! It seems like every day I have time off, it rains or at least looks like it’s going to! Now, I am not complaining. We need the water. Every drop is needed to fill our reservoirs up! As far as the water levels, Pineview and Causey are spilling. Which means there is a lot of water flowing into Willard right now! That is great news! Continue reading →