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Hello! I'm Tony. I'm a Husband, Father, Friend, Blogger, Country Radio DJ, and proud Dance Dad. Faith, Family, and Technology...this is what matters to me and it's what I write about here.

What I’m Into Right Now – January 2018

It’s a new month… and a new year!  Time to share a few of the things that have my interest right now.

What I’m Into Right Now – January 2018

Alaskan Bush People – I was watching my daughter and her friends at a basketball game when another Dad tipped me off to this show about a family of 9 living off the grid and in the wilds of Alaska. It’s on Hulu and it’s binge-worthy.

Feedly – I have a lot of blogger friends that put out some great content.  The Feedly website and app help me keep track of them all so I can read my favorites.

Jack Link’s Original Big Beef Sticks – We got some of these so my daughters would have quick and easy, protein-packed snacks on the go. They like them… and so do I.

Flannel Pajama Pants –  It’s been cold outside lately.  Really cold.  Teeth chattering, below zero, record lows cold.  These pants are not only super comfy but they keep me warm.

Popsockets – I got one of these for Christmas and I have to say it’s really handy.  In case you’re not familiar, Popsockets are collapsible grips you can stick to the back of your smartphone.

Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks – I get a jar of these to have as a part of my family’s annual Christmas night picnic.  That jar is almost gone and I’m thinking I need to get another jar.

Gas Fireplace – As previously mentioned… it’s cold.  Our gas fireplace keeps our family room warm and cozy. Plus, it’s relaxing to look at.

What are some things you’re into right now?

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2017: A Look Back

As the curtain closes on 2017 I thought I’d take a look back on the year and reflect.  Not gonna lie… it was a pretty good year.

I thought I’d dig into my blog analytics and see which blog posts seemed to resonate most with my audience.  Some were surprising… and a few I expected.

2017: A Look Back

A Dad’s Album Review: Taylor Swift’s Reputation – Being the Dad of two teenage daughters, whenever Taylor puts out new music I’m going to have to listen to it… so I figured I might as well review it.

Memory Monday – Missing Tom Petty –  We lost many great musicians this year.  Tom Petty was one of them.  In this post, I share about the time I almost got to see him in concert.

Review: Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox 2017 Tour, Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines – My wife and I enjoyed many great date nights in 2017.  This was one of my favorites.

Lesson Learned From A Lukewarm Shower – A little reminder to tackle the little annoyances in your life before they become big.

27 Low Or No Cost Things You Can Do To Be Nice – I’m glad this one showed up as one of the most read of the year.  The world needs more nice people.

A Sense Of Community – In small towns, you come together to celebrate when you can.  We celebrated the success of our girl’s basketball team.

20 Foods I Want To Try – This is one of the more recent posts… but it sparked a great conversation on Facebook and gave me something to shoot for in 2018.

Tony Tries It: Grilled Frozen Pizza – I love to grill, I love pizza, and I love to experiment.  This seemed like the perfect thing to try.

Whiskey Stones: Do They Work? – A science experiment that ended with me sipping whiskey… sign me up!

Easy Grilled Cauliflower – I did several cooking videos this year. This one was the first.

Review: Something Rotten! At Des Moines Performing Arts – My wife and I saw many outstanding shows at the Civic Center in Des Moines.  This one had us laughing so hard we had tears.

Those are a few of my favorites from 2017… if I overlooked one of your favorite posts of mine be sure and leave a comment. Happy New Year! Bring on 2018!

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