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DAYS ON THE ROAD
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While in beautiful Colorado, we were lucky enough to make it to the Great Sand Dunes, the highest sand dunes in the country. We stayed in a historic hotel in Monte Vista, woke up early, rented sandboards from Kristi’s Sports in Alamosa and zoomed to the dunes....read more
Did you know by eating tomatoes, you can naturally protect your skin from the sun? Lycopene, which tomatoes are full of, fights aging, shrinks pores and de-greases skin. Applying tomato straight to the skin regularly, shows a decrease in pore size. It naturally leaves...read more
We took home this beautiful butternut squash from the farmers market and on a chilly night, made a delicious soup out of it to warm up. In the ingredients list it includes vegetable broth, but we like to make our own. For this recipe we used carrots, celery, onions,...read more
Life changed drastically the moment we decided to deny 9-5 jobs and began making the sacrifices needed to start our own business. All of sudden, we weren’t moved by anyone but ourselves and our clients. We didn’t have fellow employees or a boss to deal...read more
On the day we were heading out of Santa Fe, we spoke to two separate people who both happened to mention a town called Pagosa Springs. We had never heard of the place, but we saw a sparkle in their eyes when they told us about it. As usual, we had no plan or direction...read more
Pie breaks have been a big part of our relaxation over the years, along with treat days. Sometimes we just need to unwind and have a slice of pie! This Hazelnut Pear Apple Pie is so comforting, made with organic pears and apples and an unbeatable hazelnut crust! Enjoy...read more
One of our Dads is a bit of a number cruncher and tends to think outside of the box. He mentioned something to us that we couldn’t dismiss. He said 1 does not equal 1. He explained that when using fractions, 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3 = 1 and that made sense to us. Then he...read more
This classic book has saved our butts so many times while we’ve been on the road. It covers buses, bugs, campers and other VW air-cooled vehicles. It is packed with easy-to-understand information on maintenance and fixes, tricks, tips and how-tos. It literally...read more
We visited a grocery store recently who had one organic produce stand, surrounded by conventionally grown and GMO fruits and veggies. If more people went to the organic stand and the demand grew, so would the supply. Maybe GMO and Conventional Farming would disappear...read more
Different frequencies do and broadcast different things. When it comes to sound and music, there is a specific frequency that happens to repair DNA and has healing properties. In 2010, two researchers used the 528 Hertz frequency to reduce pollution from an oil spill...read more
Earth is an electrical planet, giving off energetic waves all around. It is just as alive as we are, and when we walk around barefoot, we can feel the tingles and sensations of being grounded and connected. They now call it “Earthing”, but it is what every...read more
We love Kale. There are a couple different varieties, all that are packed with super strong anti-cancer properties. When it comes to making Kale Chips, we prefer Lacinato Kale. It has deep roots in Italian cuisine, particularly Tuscany, hence its common name –...read more
After the UFO festival in Roswell, we got back on the road and made it all the way to downtown Santa Fe for a treat day lunch. We loved our drive through the skinny streets. The architecture was spectacular, the energy was cool and everyone looked happy walking about...read more
We were turned on to apple cider vinegar years ago. We heard it was an excellent dressing for salads and we couldn’t agree more. Since then, we’ve learned how amazing the natural remedy is for the skin. It fights acne, brightens complexion and can be used...read more
Did you know phones, televisions, watches and most electronics wouldn’t work without powerful crystals? Each type of crystal has specific vibrational and energetic properties that are used to transmit invisible signals and frequencies. By cutting the crystals...read more
A very wise man said to us, “you have to be your own heroes”. When things get tough, we get to choose how we react. We can either be our own worst enemies and make problems worse or we can be our own heroes and make light of any situation. We have met a...read more
Did you know that various cultures used to send women with their periods to teepees or huts to rejuvenate and purify during their menstrual cycles? Various cultures celebrated and nurtured this phase and yet today, girls get basically zero info, are handed...read more
Potato packets are a favorite of ours. We’ve been making them together for years and we still make them today. If you haven’t tried them, we’d say it’s time. They are so easy to make, absolutely delicious and they can be cooked on the grill or...read more
When we married in 2010, we rented a tiny little one-bedroom cottage on a 15 acre farm in South Carolina. We literally crossed the threshold with nothing but the clothes on our backs, all so that we could simplify life and start our marriage on a fresh plate. We were...read more
We’ve been practicing a simple formula that can be used every second of the waking day and change life as we all know it. Literally every moment, we are given a choice to internally think and outwardly act positively or negatively. Because we’re surrounded...read more
After a full day of exploring Dallas, we jumped on the highway and headed out of the city. Once the skyscrapers disappeared into the background, we exited off to find internet and complete some design work. When we began to drive away, one of the hoses blew off the...read more
We got into a really great conversation with a guy a few weeks ago. He was very much about being positive and doing right by others, but he still had an issue with the way some people behave. We explained our view is that if someone is acting in a negative way,...read more
Global food waste is on the rise and recent studies show, Americans are throwing away 30-40% of their food, which is all sent to landfills. We’ll never forget walking into a big corporate grocery store, watching the employees take a shelf full of rotisserie...read more
We found this beautiful hippie inspired fringed purse at a very funky thrift shop in Savannah, Georgia, probably three or so years ago. It is so authentic, soft to the touch and in great shape. There is no tag to be found, so we’re not sure of the maker or even...read more