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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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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
The two of us enjoyed a casual get-together with new friends recently. We all decided to make use of our thriftiness and came up with inexpensive and creative ideas for food, presents and activities. One of our contributions were paper finger fortune games, something...read more
We recently read that half of the American population has been entered into facial recognition databases. Every time we go out into public, cameras are watching. Traffic light cameras, business cameras, street corner cameras, high altitude cameras and cameras we...read more
The two of us love sleeping and taking naps together, but only recently have we looked into the positions in which we sleep. The way we sleep can have an effect on our bodies, our health and the way we feel when we wake each day, so it’s important to choose the...read more
After visiting family in Arizona, we jumped back in our VW Bus and putted all the way to Sedona. We heard it was known for its stone formations, red rocks and energetic vortexes, but when we arrived, we couldn’t believe how absolutely stunning it was. Sedona has...read more
The human brain is a three pound-ish complex organ, made up of two hemispheres. Both hemispheres control certain functions and together, act as a control center for processing information. Some people believe individuals are either Left Brain dominant or Right Brain...read more
Treat days mean we get to enjoy treat day recipes, like this cranberry strawberry pie. It smells incredible and it tastes fabulous; a simple gourmet treat! The strawberries calm down the tart from the cranberries and the combination is sensational. We just love making...read more
We’ve made the switch from generic fluoride-filled toothpaste to an easy, natural and fluoride-free alternative, using just 2 ingredients: coconut oil and baking soda. Coconut oil is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, while baking soda alkalizes the...read more
When it comes to exercising, the two of us prefer working out together and in nature. One of our favorite exercises is jumping rope because it works all of our muscle groups, it burns fat all over our bodies, it speeds up our heart rates and it’s fun. Plus, we...read more
While on our cross-country adventure, we were invited to see family. We trekked almost 500 miles from Colorado to Arizona in our VW bus and saw incredible views on the way. When we made it to our destination, we were greeted by our niece, nephew and other family...read more
Not too long ago, humans relied solely on what Earth provided. They found food, water, shelter and made use of what was available. Then along came man-made creations, the invention of money and the invention of advertising. Poof, humans began relying heavily upon what...read more
Take a whole head of cauliflower, dust it with a few ingredients, bake it up and poof, you’ve got yourself a delicious treat to dig into! We love this recipe because it is perfect for sharing with each other, friends and family. It makes a great snack or a side...read more
Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely with local farmers and food purveyors. The most important thing we learned was the difference between live and dead food. It turns out, when you pick an organic fruit off the tree and bite into it, you’re...read more
When it comes to aluminum, or aluminium, there are huge toxicity concerns with its widespread use. Alzheimer’s and other dysfunctions can stem from aluminum’s affect on the human brain. It hurts the plant world and the rest of nature too. Have you ever...read more
Everyone is very aware of their physical body, which is why humans tend to focus more on their outside appearance than their inner selves. The thing is, if humans realized the importance of their inner subtle energy systems, the world would be a much more enlightened...read more
Last Thanksgiving we went to the supermarket and an employee told us the grocery had prepared itself with 10,000 turkeys ready for sale. This was at one store in the little port town in South Carolina we called home. Supposedly there are over 38,000 grocery stores in...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
Have you ever heard of cloud seeding? It’s when a plane goes through clouds or the open sky, emitting silver iodide, aluminum and other toxins. Supposedly, they’ve been using this technique for decades and it has only become more heavily practiced. When we...read more
We had a wonderful time wowing our family with these tasty Mediterranean Grilled Sweet Potatoes with White Bean Hummus! They are the perfect hors d’oeuvres and you can even eat them with your hands. Not what you’d expect to come off the grill, right? They...read more
During WWI and WWII, a food crisis emerged and people were encouraged to begin planting their own gardens to relieve stress on commercial farmers. They were called Victory Gardens, also known as “war gardens” and “food gardens for defense”. In...read more
The beginning of our cross-country adventure took us mostly through sea level terrain. We’ll always remember how excited we were reaching the highest point in Alabama, a whopping 2,000+ feet, but when we entered Colorado, we ascended 10,000+ feet of elevation,...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
It’s official. We have fallen in love with almond flour. Almond flour (almonds ground down) is an excellent substitute for wheat flour. It is full of protein, low in carbs and it is a great source for vitamin E, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese and more. See...read more
While in beautiful Colorado, we were lucky enough to make it to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, home of the highest sand dunes in the country. We stayed in a historic hotel in Monte Vista, woke up early, rented sandboards from Kristi Mountain Sports in Alamosa and...read more