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TheLills.com offers a personal look into the life and minds of Alex and Lara Lill as they take their 24-7/365 relationship and minimal lifestyle on the road to learn, teach and pursue a simple life with big adventures!
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DAYS ON THE ROAD
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When we headed out of the little port town of Beaufort, South Carolina, we didn’t have destinations in mind for our cross-country adventure. We pointed our VW bus away from the coast and just let our hearts be our guides. When we got tired, we looked up nearby...read more
When reading history books given to school children, it sure seems as though humans were sent in every direction to extract coal, oil and other important resources for big powers with big agendas. This is pretty odd when the whole time they could have been using the...read more
This wonderful ring is a great reminder to stay positive and keep smiling. The happy smiley face graphic is iconic and supposedly was created by Harvey Ross Ball, an American graphic artist in 1963. We just love the power of design. Enjoy this incredibly happy...read more
When the two of us headed out of South Carolina and began our cross-country adventure, we brought our dog, Sunday, along for the ride. She was so easy going, friendly to all and she loved having the whole back of our VW bus to herself. We camped in Alabama and spent a...read more
A wonderful and yummy egg substitute can be made from ground flax seed and water. 5 minutes together and they create an ooey gooey, egg-like substance, perfect for cooking. Flax seeds and oil are high in fiber and omega-3 and low in carbohydrates. We’re hooked...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
Before heading out of South Carolina, we decided to use the first few days of our trip to take a breath and shake off the residue of having lived and worked from a house for seven years, which is how we built The Lills Design and our 24-7/365 lifestyle. We made our...read more
Have you ever heard of a star seed? It is the name given for those who carry light, good energy and are on the planet to help raise the vibration and enlighten the humans. Some of them don’t even know they’re doing it, but anytime we can converse, inspire...read more
When it comes to PDA (public display of affection), we feel the more people that show love, the better. Humans often learn through example. If everyone continues to show separation, and express more desire for individuality than togetherness or love, how can we expect...read more
Half of the world is living on fifty cents to a dollar a day. Many are living without access to clean water, enough food and there are too many without a roof over their head. If we can let go of our consumerism and selfish ways, we can provide a better life on Earth...read more
In nature, animals often use power poses to display dominance and intimidation. Maybe you’ve heard of humans using similar power poses (like hands on the hips) to display strength. It turns out you can use power poses in times to override feelings...read more
Most social media platforms are relationship and behavior databases. They are usually free because it’s not money they’re after, it’s tracking, it’s collecting information, learning human behavior, gathering human data and understanding...read more
The moment we realized how easy it was to make bisques, we experimented with all of our favorite vegetables. We became addicted to the carrot sweet potato bisque. One sip is like a big hug of comforting smooth goodness and is tasty hot or cold. Enjoy our recipe below!...read more
Our first stop on our cross-country journey from South Carolina was to the highest point in Alabama, also known as Cheaha State Park, with an elevation of 2,407 feet. Our VW bus, Moksha, took his time lugging us, our pup and our cargo. We later found out that 20 mph...read more
Although we both grew up being given and buying new stuff, today we prefer investing in old school and like-new clothes and things. Half of the world lives on fifty cents to a dollar day, which has so much to do with cheap labor for imported cheap goods. Rather than...read more
In America, most children are born and almost immediately after, their parents leave them and head back to work. The time apart certainly does add up. So much so, we can’t expect anyone to know what love is or how to express it. It isn’t taught in school...read more
There are examples of archaeological patterns of like-creations popping up around the world at the same time. Human beings were creating bowls for food around the world in similar timeframes, with no ability to communicate between the geographic landmasses. It’s...read more
At more than 90% liquid, melons will pass through the stomach quite quickly if eaten alone. Combining melons with other foods however, creates fermentation of the fast-decomposing melon which can cause some gastric strain. Next time try eating melons and other fruits...read more
These mini quiches are the perfect finger food and they are so delicious, we can never eat just one. They are great to share and we also highly recommend these little fancy treats for parties or get-togethers. Enjoy our mini spinach mushroom tomato quiche recipe...read more
We did some research and studies have shown the average person literally spends years of their life watching television. The average person spends over a year of their life just flipping through channels and looking for something to watch. When we said “I...read more
Whille in the beautiful Smoky Mountains we stopped by a little antique shop and came across some really gorgeous vintage charms. Our absolute favorite one we picked up was a charm from 1966, with the images of a man and woman still inside. It felt as though we were...read more
We always wanted a simple life with big adventures, so when we picked up our VW bus, we immediately named him Moksha. It represents our dream of living for the experiences instead of material, money or fame. There is a sense of universal support that comes with...read more
We recently learned about and tried using oregano oil. It’s a natural antiseptic, full of antioxidants and it treats infections. Supposedly, it’s also an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and can eliminate negative organisms in the body when taken daily. It...read more
We recently read some spiritual information regarding sex and the coming together of two souls. Supposedly (and it makes sense), when we have sex, we’re not just coming together physically, but also spiritually. We leave impressions on one another and the closer...read more