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Shea Alexander
The pursuit of happiness.

The pursuit of happiness.

“And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave”   Over the course of this week, you likely hear the words of Francis Scott Key sung more than once as we grill steaks to celebrate the founding independence of our country. Our Nation is one of strength and diversity built on the lives of thousands of immigrants both slave and free from all over the world. Their tenacious hard work and sacrifice built one of the strongest nation republics of our time that we’re fortunate to enjoy.   A...

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Shea Alexander
5 Top Ways to Use a Traveler’s Notebook

5 Top Ways to Use a Traveler’s Notebook

I discovered the traveler’s notebook at a trade show. Always on the lookout for the perfect planner, I couldn’t pass up the booth of the professional organizer. And, of course, the natural leather jumped off the table at me. After years as my constant companion, I’ve discovered five ways to use my traveler’s notebook. Let me share them with you here.    The Traveler’s Notebook for Travelers The traveler’s notebook earned its name from folks that wanted to record their travels. The typical TN will hold four inserts, which could be used for four different destinations. Or, you could have...

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Shea Alexander
Quinton Soto. Working dad & backyard chef.

Quinton Soto. Working dad & backyard chef.

Perusing the photos on Quinton Soto’s Instagram page is a delight to the senses. The smell of woodsmoke lingers as you feel the spices tingle your tongue and the juices drip down your chin. Get plenty of napkins because his Instagram comes alive with everything from homemade bacon and sausage to double smash burgers and tri-tip steaks. You won’t be the only one eyeing the photos longingly. You’ll have to stand in line with his other almost 80 thousand followers. Quinton, 28, grew up in the kitchen. Watching and imitating his mother and grandmother taught him not only the mechanics...

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