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DAYS ON THE ROAD
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Sigmund Freud was a father of psychology and psychoanalysis, most people know this. What a lot of people don’t know is, his nephew, Edward Bernays, used this information to create what we now know as public relations. He understood human emotion and how to...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
Brussels Sprouts can go wrong so very quickly when it comes to cooking them. We finally figured out a great way to sweeten them up and change their flavor profile up a bit! Now, we can’t get enough and have even gotten the thumbs up from a certain family member...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
We used to get the most amazing falafel in Jersey City, when we worked in NYC. It was a weekly thing for us. Falafel is pretty hard to find in South Carolina, so we like to make our own. Sometimes we fry them, but this time we enjoyed freshly baked falafel on a bed of...read more
Fondue has always been a guilty pleasure of ours. Whether it’s dipping fluffy bread into delicious melted cheese or covering a piece of fruit in melted chocolate, we are put into an immediate bliss. This fantastic book from the seventies is not only cool on the...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
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 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
Take a whole head of cauliflower, dust it with some easy 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 or friends and family. It makes a great snack or...read more
One of the larger and more exciting changes to Moksha was to his interior. We ripped out every piece of furniture, panel and layer until he was completely bare-bones. We cleaned him out and we put in dampening material to reduce noise and increase insulation. The...read more
We try to steer clear from traditional pasta, flour and calories that come with it. When we get a craving for spaghetti, which doesn’t happen very often, we pick up spaghetti squash. It’s a healthy pasta substitute, it’s naturally stringy and tastes...read more
When Hurricane Matthew died down and we received news the electricity was back on in our area, we trekked home. The house didn’t seem too worse for the wear, although a tree fell ridiculously close to it. Once it was inspected, we learned there was more water...read more
We’ll never get tired of retro cameras, especially Polaroids. The instant photo capability allowed so many memories to occur. We’ll never forget blowing on the photographs to help the images expose. They make new instant cameras, but we much prefer the old...read more