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Our pal Jonathan

Team TGO is made up of more than a few cool cats. Okay, you could say it’s made up ENTIRELY of cool cats. And a few dogs, can’t forget the band! Today I want to highlight one of our pals from down under, Jonathan. JB moved to good ol’ Indiana from Australia 2 years ago to join the TGO team. How cool is THAT? Let’s get to know our Super Star of the week (and take a look at his cute kiddos below)!

What about you? What makes you a Good One? Post a comment with a sentence or two and we will choose a few of you guys for a grand prize!



February 6, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Abby - My son is a GoodOne because he loves playing outside, throwing a football with his friends and just plain being a boy

February 6, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Little Libby Lulu - What makes me a good one? I work full time, love my family full time and enjoy life full time!

February 6, 2015 - 5:50 pm

Kaitlin Petersens - My son is a good one because he is naturally cautious, and concerned about others’ well being. It warms my heart when he questions the safety of something, and whether his little sister might get hurt doing something new. His heart is big, and full of love.

February 7, 2015 - 2:56 am

CStar - I’m a Good One because when my 3 year old little dude gets up in the wee hours of the morning and yells, “the sun is up so it’s time to play!” (even though the sun has a while yet to go), I oblige and follow him to his bucket of hasbro super-hero figurines to get our play on. I think that makes him the Good One. Keep up the good work TGO team!

February 8, 2015 - 8:58 am

Priscilla Bockelman - Great to meet you Jonathan!! My brother in law lives in Australia and my sister has had the opportunity to live there the last couple of years. They are planning several months of travel before they decide to settle there or The States. I think the quality that makes me and my family Good Ones is that we balance home, work and school life each week trying to go with the flow and roll with the ups and downs all the while trying to have fun in a crazy hectic schedule.

February 8, 2015 - 9:01 am

Pam Lee - My son is a Good One because he loves video games and playing “army” inside, but also can’t wait till he gets old enough to go out bowfishing on the airboat and hunting with his dad. He puts 100% energy in everything he does. And I am a Good One because I’m blessed that God picked me as his mom!!

February 10, 2015 - 9:08 am

Patricia - My grandson is a good one because he truly has a heart of gold. He loves music and dance. He wants to sing and learn how to play the guitar. But what makes him a true good one is his amazing ability to see in everything and everyone. He is always positive. He brings so much joy to everyone he meets.

February 10, 2015 - 9:28 am

Jennifer - My guy is a good one and I can’t get enough of him. His zest for life and learning is endless, he questions and challeges what he is curious about. He has a way of saying things that just shows , he gets life. It’s a an adventure to just watch him go.

February 10, 2015 - 10:40 am

Coree York - My kiddos are good ones because they enjoy serving others and chipping in and giving a helping hand . They also enjoy just being kids and love the outside playing tag and in the dirt!

February 10, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Joy Williams - My son Heinz is a Good One! He is 8 and he loves typical 8 year old stuff like soccer, basketball, video games, nerf gun wars, etc. He also still has that sweet and cuddly side. He can turn my crazy, stressed day into a Good One with a simple smile and hug!

February 10, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Stacey C - My LO is a good one because of his absolute love of routine… he can’t go to bed without a hug, high five, fist bump, and kiss… first from daddy, then sissy, then biggest scoop up from mommy… routine… it’s the small things… I absolutely eat it up.

February 10, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Micca - I’m lucky to have 4 Good Ones. My oldest daughter is an artist and just sold some of her artwork in a national art show that was held in Chicago this past weekend. She loves teaching her younger siblings about art and history and music. My 3.5 yr old b/g twins like to rock out on the drums and guitar with The Final Hurrahs. They are best friends and are always looking out for each other and their friends, too. Theit current gig is teaching their little 1yr old brother all about “Scrap Metal” (what they call TGO), what it means to be kind and how to tickle the ivories. Our family motto is to live a life filled with love, laughter, and music – and that makes us one of The Good Ones!
We welcome Jonathan and his family to TGO! We can’t wait to see what he has in store for The Final Hurrahs!!

February 11, 2015 - 3:13 am

JenF - What makes me a good one?? My husband does, every single day. He puts up with my shenanigans and bologna which allows me to function in this title of “Mama”. Love him to bits….

February 13, 2015 - 8:31 am

Jen - My son is also 6, and he is a good one for sure! He’s wild, and crazy, and sweet, and thoughtful, and hyper – all rolled up into one amazing kid. He loves to do good deeds for people and is very tender hearted although u wouldn’t know that about him immediately…being he’s usually running around at the speed of light and harassing his little sister. He loves to help people in need, and if I tell him that’s it’s time to go through his toys and clothes to give to kids who need it – I have to make him put a few things back in his closet because he wants to give *litererally everything* away to kids who have nothing. It makes me so proud all the little thoughtful things he does for me and others. He is a good one….so that makes me feel like a good one by being able to just be his mom.

February 13, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Mama Hope - I am so glad some wayward good ones found their way back home. G’day, Mate (welcome, Jonathan!). I am Grammie to 11 good ones. Before that, I was Mom to their 5 parents – all good ones! Jack and Alex are our only two grandsons and they love TGO! The girls like the tee’s, too. So soft and fun graphics! I am a good one because I am the best Grammie ever!!

March 4, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Stacey C - My LO is a good one because of his absolute love of routine… he can’t go to bed without a hug, high five, fist bump, and kiss… first from daddy, then sissy, then biggest scoop up from mommy… routine… it’s the small things… I absolutely eat it up…. (my comment from Feb 10 that still says is awaiting moderation)

Coloring Contest Winners!

Hello Friends! Hope you are all staying warm while the “Snowpocalpse” is afoot! We are loving these snowy days here at the TGO home front. Did you know we have a home front AND a headquarters? Yep, half of the team works diligently downtown and Denise and Sam work, well, work anywhere really, but lately it’s been in the kitchen. Lucky them, they have a puppy to hang with everyday!

OK! Without further ado, because I know what you’re all waiting for, let’s announce the winners of our first coloring contest!

Will Betsy K., Jay C., and Heather W. email Sam at for their prize!?

We loved checking our Facebook each day, seeing new works of art show up. It was always an added bonus when we saw it was a family affair! So thank you guys for showing us your stuff. Soon we will show you the stuff we’ve been working on to make it even! Pinky Promise. Until then… How about a little sneak peek?



February 3, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Abby - Awesome! Congrats kids!! :) love the sneaks!

February 3, 2015 - 2:57 pm

It's me, Betsy! - YAY! Thank you!!!!!!!

WE love TGO!

And the Super Star of the week is…

Today the Super Star of the week is Abby! You were our first comment, and heck you were right too! Princess Leia was held in detention block AA-23! Since the trivia question was about such an epic movie, it’s only fitting that the prize is epic too!

5 TGO wooden hangers featuring our favorite band’s #1 fan Paulie! Designed and made in good ol’ Indiana, these hangers were made to sport your TGO whenever you’re not! AHHHHH, can you tell we are excited about these?!

Miss Abby, please email Sam at with your address so we can get these shipped your way!

Thanks to all the Star Wars loving fans for participating!! I have a feeling we will have another contest soon, so check back!



January 20, 2015 - 2:54 pm

Abby - I am so excited! Thank you so much!!!!!!! Emailing now. :) My son will love these! He still has the original TGO poster on his wall and loves it!!

January 20, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Amanda L - Congrats Abby!
And to TGO: Whaaaaa? Those hangers are AWESOME- please tell us you’ll have them available in the shop soon!

You Can Call Her A Dreamer

We’ve got brains and guts, but we’ve also got dreams. And these dreams have only gotten bigger this year by adding a new member to the TGO crew. Denise DeMarchis, mother of 2 of the original Good Ones Joe and Gabe, is a dreamer, an inspirer, and a creator. She’s had about every job you can imagine, from working at KFC to running her own gift shop to traveling art fairs around the country selling her hand painted designs.

Smart, curious, BRAVE! These words describe her perfectly, but don’t quite paint the entire picture. So for all of you that don’t know Denise, below are a few interesting facts about her!

Oh, and one last thing you should know about this lady? She loves a good ol’ fashion contest. So in typical Denise fashion, let’s have a blog contest with a surprise prize! This question comes from her Star Wars loving husband, David DeMarchis:

 In which detention block was Princess Leia held as a prisoner in the Death Star?

Alright, we will pick the first person with correct answer and post the winner tomorrow!



January 19, 2015 - 5:31 pm

Abby - Cell Block AA23 :) we love Star Wars too

January 19, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Stephanie - Detention Block AA-23

January 19, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Melody - AA23

January 19, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Kari - Detention Block AA-23

January 19, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Stacey C - AA23… I’ll admit, I had to look it up…. Love Star Wars, but had no idea… Love TGO’s and you Denise!

January 19, 2015 - 5:38 pm

Stephanie - My first comment was on the FB page under the post because I couldn’t get the comment area to show up on the blog. ;) (Lilah Harris) So excited for Denise!

January 19, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Michelle B - had to rely on my son the Star Wars buff in our family. He says, “duh, Mom, Detention Block AA-23.”

January 19, 2015 - 7:16 pm

Laura C. - Block AA.23

January 19, 2015 - 7:59 pm

Abby P - AA 23. My 5 year old is the biggest Star Wars (and TGO) fan ever!

January 19, 2015 - 8:57 pm

Brandi Samm - Detention block AA23

January 19, 2015 - 8:59 pm

MissyJungling - Block AA-23

January 20, 2015 - 3:00 am

yoga_bean - Oh my gosh, I love this photo! So many familiar faces, looking so happy! Joe … love the smile on your face, too!! Yea, Denise, I think this is going to be a very good year for you :) .Oh, by the way, the answer is ;) : “Detention Block AA-23,” I think?

January 29, 2015 - 5:57 pm

Shannon - Det Block AA 23 cell 2187! So fun

January 29, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Beth Rorex - Detention Block AA-23

January 29, 2015 - 10:26 pm

Ewoks_rock - I really don’t have a clue but will go with everyone else on this and say AA-22.

January 31, 2015 - 1:35 am

Melissa - aa 23 …. With 2 boys about the same exact ages of Denise’s, I have sat through or folded laundry, cooked dinner through these movies at least 50000 times. :)

A Little Bit Louder Now

The show’s not over…until it’s OVER. Someone famous said that, right? Well here at the TGO Headquarters we know this to be true. Just when you think we’ve moved on, we come back bigger and louder than ever before.

For instance, we’ve got a great team assembled for the New Year! Alongside Matt (our office genius), Olivia (your go-to-girl for all things TGO), and Jake, Jono, Emma, Tommy, Shane (the great graphic designers that dream up songs with the band The Final Hurrahs) and Beth, Bridget and Michelle, we are adding Denise DeMarchis and Sam McDonald to the lineup. Have you heard of these chicks? They’re like Batman and Robin. Or Ren and Stimpy. Or maybe Peanut Butter and Jelly. We will hear more about this super duo later this week! But for now….

If there’s one thing our new gals Denise and Sam dig; it’s COLOR. So let’s welcome them to the team the best way we know how with a coloring contest! You know all those coloring pages we’ve posted over the year? Well now’s your chance to show us your crayon/marker/glitter/pencil/painting skills!

First off, print your pup! Go to and choose the tour blog with the coloring page you like best. After you’ve got your page in hand, choose your favorite coloring supplies and get to work! Post a photo of your masterpiece on The Good Ones Facebook for a chance to win a $50 TGO gift card!

We will pick 3 lucky winners!! The contest ends January 31st so you’ll wanna get started soon! The winners will be on the blog by Feb 3rd.

Can’t wait to share what we’ve got up our sleeves this year. Stay tuned!



January 19, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Stephanie - Detention Block AA-23