Back-to-School Goodness

Back-to-school time is in full-swing at our house. My youngest son started his first year of high school last Friday (Yikes!) and my oldest son heads back to college in just a few days to begin his sophomore year.

It’s a crazy-busy time of the year, for sure.

And yes, it’s totally true what they say: time flies. At warp speed!

Check out these four (4) great products that might just make the academic year a little easier for you.

Easy is good, right? Heck yes!

Read on.

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A Quick Tutorial: Salad-in-a-Jar

three canning jars


Several of my Instagram followers have asked me about the photos of I post with food in canning jars.

First, as much as I’d like to claim to be the original “food jar guy”, I’m not.  Hey, honesty is a virtue.  Just being straight up with you, okay?

I also know a good thing when I see it.  So…I want to share some food-in-a-jar ideas with you.

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Nesquik Ready-to-Drink Makes a Great Addition to a School Lunch

lunch on kiddie picnic table

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. Back to school time is (Ugh!) only a few weeks away. Summer goes by way too fast, doesn't it? … [Continue reading]

Coming Up on Crafty Dad dot com


      Lots of things are planned here at Crafty Dad dot com. Here's a quick list of some upcoming blog posts: … [Continue reading]

Low-Carb Recipe :: Grilled Chicken Salad

chicken salad

It's summertime. It's grilling time. No one wants to stand over a hot stove. Turning on the oven is a no-no on a hot summer day. Solution:  Grilled Chicken Salad. … [Continue reading]

June was National Safety Awareness Month


  Did you know that June was National Safety Awareness Month? It’s true.  And although summer is speeding by and we’re already into the month of July, I wanted to share some safety tips with you. … [Continue reading]

Book Giveaway: “Crockett’s Victory Garden”

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Gardening has been in my blood for many years.  Probably more than 50 years if I think hard enough about it. My grandfather taught me everything he knew – from soil preparation to harvest. And all the sweat-filled, mosquito-swatting tasks in … [Continue reading]

Wednesday Wipe Down

  What day is it? Well, yes, it's Huuuuuuump Day. No doubt about that. It's also Wednesday Wipe Down at the Crafty Dad house.   It's quick, easy, and effective at keeping your home looking good. (And it's a great way to … [Continue reading]

Your Chance to Win a Copy of the Book “Success for Teens”

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      Two years ago I had the privilege of speaking to my son’s sixth-grade class. It was their graduation ceremony from elementary school. I shared lots of ideas with the kids and their parents. And when the speech was … [Continue reading]

Easy Paleo Meal :: Eggs, Ham, and Organic Greens

You're busy. I'm busy. Who has time for fancy food-making these days?  Not me. Here's an easy Paleo meal you can whip up today. … [Continue reading]