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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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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
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 out all of our muscle groups, it burns fat all over our bodies, it speeds up our heart rates and it’s fun. Plus,...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
Maybe it’s because we’re creatives or because we run our own business, but it feels like we’re always being asked if we went to college to learn our skills or if we were self-taught. The thing is, one of us went to one of the top art schools in...read more
We covered many of the amazing medicinal benefits of cannabis in our Rick Simpson Cannabis Oil post, but we also wanted to mention cooking with cannabis. Cannabis oils and butters are a delicious way to get the healing benefits of cannabis into your food. In this...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
Growing up, our parents always insisted we brushed our teeth, which makes sense. The only thing that they weren’t aware of was the nasty fluoride in the toothpaste and mouthwashes. While Fluoride does occur naturally, it is also the byproduct of the aluminum and...read more
We couldn’t leave Colorado without making a batch of delicious treat day pot brownies! The cannabis oil offers some pretty awesome health benefits and gives a great body high. To make the cannabis oil, we used some shake, combined it with coconut oil (you can...read more