Winter Skin Care: Tips for Healing Chapped Hands

Four tins of Duke Cannon Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm in a stack.

Winter means it’s time to bundle up and take extra care of your skin. Lower temperatures and icy wind chills can cause exposed hands to crack and chap. Avoid bloody knuckles and patchy skin this winter.  Whether you work outside or never remember your gloves, get the remedy for healing dry, cracked hands. Read our […]

10 Essential Items to Bring to a Mizzou Tailgate Party

Image of a tailgate barbecue. A football fan cooks on a grill while people talk around him before the football game.

The sun is out. The smell of grilling food wafts through the air. People laugh and talk. Everyone is in gold and black. You know it’s an excellent day for University of Missouri football. College football season is finally here. It’s time to pull out the stops for an awesome tailgate setup while you cheer […]

Stellar Sammies: 5 Tips to Make Better Sandwiches

Deconstructed sandwich layers frozen in air before they reach the plate.

Dress it up. Dress it down. The sandwich is a staple that calls back to childhood. From memories of your third-grade lunch box to your family’s dinner table, a sandwich can be kept simple or loaded with layers for a sophisticated twist. At Crane’s Country Store, we tend to keep our sandwiches classic—one meat, one […]

Refresh Your Denim: How to Clean Jeans With & Without Washing

Person holds several denim jeans in various washes.

Blue jeans are an everyday wardrobe staple and an icon of American culture. Who doesn’t own a pair of jeans? These classic denim pants are found in most people’s closets.  In the late 1800s, Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss started producing durable brown riveted trousers (or “waist overalls”) for miners and other working-class laborers. Soon […]

Leather, Suede & Everything In-Between: How to Waterproof Your Work Boots

Brown leather waterproof boots trekking through a snowy, winter field.

Your boots were made for walking. Let them take you where you need to go—across dewy fields, flowing streams, muddy paths, parking lot puddles or snow—while keeping your tootsies nice and dry. Why settle for soggy toes? Give your boots a not-so-secret superpower with a water-resistant shield. Follow these tips on how to waterproof your […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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Are you making your list and checking it twice? Like Santa, you have a big holiday to-do list. From decking the halls to planning Christmas dinner, the holidays can feel overwhelming—especially when you can’t find the right gift.  Crane’s Country Store is here to help. We are fortunate to have some generous pointy-eared friends! Santa’s […]

Unpretentious Wine: A Chat with Garrett Portra from Carlson Vineyards Winery

Carlson Vineyards Riesling bottles lay in a circle around a glass of wine.

Take a trip to Palisade, Colorado, and you’ll find yourself in gorgeous wine country. More than 25 local wineries call Palisade home.  One of those wineries is Carlson Vineyards—winner of Governor’s Cup double golds, the international World Cup Riesling Award and Winery of the Year at the 2021 Colorado Manufacturing Awards.  Carlson Vineyards is owned […]

7 “Worth It” Hiking Trails in Columbia, MO

Winter hike at the Pinnacles park near Columbia, MO.

Golden sunlight streams through a thick, forested canopy. Leaves rustle in a sweeping chorus as a soft breeze stirs your hair. Shadows dance on the ground before you, and birds flit in and out of nearby branches.  A backpack hangs from your shoulders as your feet tread over miles of grass and rock. You reach […]

The Art of Storytelling: How to Spin A Good Yarn

The Liar's Club meets at Crane's Country Store.

Humans are storytelling creatures. We’ve been swapping stories since we could speak. Some of our stories are sacred. Some explain the world around us. Others are just plain fun. Everyone is hungry for a good story, and you can find stories everywhere, from our favorite Netflix series to casual conversations. We crave epic story arcs […]

Tame that Mane: How to Shape & Style Your Beard

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Beards come in many shapes and sizes. They are as unique as the men who grow them. Some beards give off attitude with sharp, clean edges. Others look soft and natural. Whether you’ve had a full-blown beard for years or you’ve decided it’s time to grow past your stubble, knowing how to shape and style […]