The E-Cookbook Is Coming!

I’ve had an email sign-up form on my blog for awhile now but haven’t done much with it.  I’m wanting to change that!  I’d like to start with a monthly newsletter and see where it goes from there.

One thing that always held me back from pushing the email sign-up was not having something to give back.  I figured if you’re going to give me something as important as an email address (and your time to read any emails I send) that I should have something to give you.

I always came up blank on what that should be.  Then this weekend I had a flash of inspiration.  Some of my most popular posts have been recipes.  There have been more than 30 of them so far.  I thought why not combine them all together into an e-cookbook.
Tony Conrad’s Kitchen- An E-Cookbook Cover

I’ve already started working on it and am probably halfway done. It’s been really fun putting it together and I’m pleased with how it’s turning out so far.  My hope is to have it completed within the next few weeks.

If you’ve already signed up for my mailing list, great! I’ll email you a free PDF copy of the cookbook when it’s done.  If you haven’t signed up and want to be one of the first to get it sign up below. Thanks!

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Smartphone Camera: A Useful Tool

Smartphone cameras are great.  They are quick, convenient, and always with us.  Smartphone cameras have been the only cameras my wife and I have used to document our daughters over the past few years.

There are other ways to use your smartphone camera besides taking pictures of your family, food, and memorable moments.  You can take pictures of things you need to remember and get right.

In the past few weeks my wife and daughters have taken pictures of several things and sent them too me.

I needed to get batteries for our digital thermometer so my wife texted me a picture of what we needed.  That made it easy to get replacements.

Energizer batteries

My oldest wanted to use some of her commission money on makeup so she sent me to the store with a picture of what she wanted.  It’s a good thing too… otherwise I would have bought the wrong thing!

Urban Decay package

I take pictures of things I need to get but would probably forget the exact item and size…. like dance tights for my girls.


You can even take pictures of items and price tags to research later!

Fender in store price tag Justice swimsuit pricetag

What are some ways you’ve turned your smartphone camera into a useful tool?

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Weekly Verse – Why Scripture?

I’ll admit that when it comes to reading my Bible regularly I tend to go in streaks.  There will be times I’ll be pretty good about it… and times where I’ll go awhile in between readings.

Lately, I’ve been in a Bible reading dry spell.  I could make all kinds of excuses as to why but the only real one is that I haven’t made it the daily priority it should be.

I do, at least, get exposed to one verse of scripture each day because I have my phone set up to show me a different Bible verse right on my home screen.

One of the verses that popped up this week reminded me of the importance of the Bible and why we should read it.  It got me back on track, for now, carving out a little bit of my lunch hour to open the Bible app on my phone to read.

So what verse was it?  It was actually two.

2 Timothy 3:16-17(NIV)

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.


2 Timothy

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