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DAYS ON THE ROAD
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Every animal on the planet drinks water, period. Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water and it is essential to our health and well being. It naturally hydrates, cleanses and balances the body. Supposedly, in the 1700’s, a man by the name of Joseph...read more
Studies are showing, sugar lights up the same part of the brain as drugs, like cocaine. Human brains are designed to complete tasks for survival, like eating. When we eat, dopamine is created in the brain and it signals the pleasure or reward areas, so we keep eating...read more
There are some books out there that are worth their weight in gold. This Feel Fabulous Book is one of those. Every woman should find a copy and gather the wonderful information that is contained within the book. There are some beautiful tricks and tips that we even...read more
When the two of us moved to South Carolina, we didn’t know anyone and funny enough, we liked it that way. It allowed us to focus on our business, organize our life and spend our time together, doing the things we love. It wasn’t that we were anti-social,...read more
Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian spiritual teacher, yogi and guru who moved to America in 1920 to bring his knowledge of meditation, yoga and ancient practices to the western world. He attracted people of all backgrounds and established a center for...read more
We had a wonderful time wowing our family with these tasty Mediterranean 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 look...read more
It’s always being made clear to us: the universe has a plan. After months of our VW Bus being at the shop, we were able to pick him up, literally a day before Hurricane Matthew hit our little town. It was absolutely incredible to evacuate just in the nick of time. We...read more
We just love handmade items, like this adorable dog necklace with legs that dangle oh so cutely. Oddball finds like this are something we look for. We love anything unique, not ordinary and creative. We hope this pup finds a great home and makes a great companion to...read more
Have you ever heard of a shrimp plant? We hadn’t! That’s the sort of thing we learn by going to Farmers Markets and local farms. We planted the shrimp plant in healthy compost and dirt and watched it thrive. The plant is native to Mexico, so we were...read more
We picked up some squash that we had never eaten or cooked with before, called Delicata squash. It’s also known as Bohemian or Peanut squash and is a winter vegetable that is cream colored, has green stripes and great texture. It is so easy to work with, the...read more
We love items that look like they’ve been pulled from the past and transported to today. When we came across this retro eraser, we jumped for joy. We haven’t used it once, we simply enjoy the message and style. It’s just plain cool and perfect for...read more
We’ve really learned how to curb our cravings and eat in moderation (creatively)! One of our new favorite treats are our delicious chocolate honey coconut minis! One bite fulfills our need for a sugar-boost and it’s surprising how long we can make 6 little...read more
Did you know there are rocket-powered aircrafts that hit hypersonic speeds? One is called the North American X-15 and it can get around the world in just over five hours. It’s supposedly the fasted manned aircraft that can hit Mach 6. We read it was an...read more
The two of us remember Garfield the Cat from when we were young. The comic strips would appear in the newspapers and the old school cartoons were memorable, so when we came across this old school Garfield phone, we couldn’t pass it up. He works like a charm and...read more
We’ve heard a lot about how common grocery store fruits, like strawberries, are often covered in pesticides, genetically modified and look and taste different than what nature intended. We were really able to understand the difference when we visited our local...read more
Back in the day, one of our most favorite treats from the local health food store was the Coconut “Hail Merry” Vegan Tart. We would buy one tart to share between us and cut it into tiny slices so we could savor every little bite.read more
A long time ago, we met a young girl who was having a rebellious streak against her parents. She explained their determination to control her life and how it made her lash out in very loud ways. We remember her mother even talking to us and we got into the...read more
We found this lovely necklace in the little port town of Beaufort, SC. It is nice and long and even opens and reveals its inner hidden compartment, perfect for storing a tiny hidden treasure or note. We love items that have more than one use, especially ones as...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
Every 3,000 miles (1,500 if driven hard), we’re supposed to change Moksha’s oil. It’s the life blood of an air/oil cooled car. We parked him on a flat surface, put a drip pan under the drain plug, open it up and let it roll. Within fifteen minutes he...read more
Rather than buying tomatoes from the store, this season we picked up organic plants from our local farmers market and began our own tomato garden. A variety of young tomatoes found a home in our beds. As they matured, little green tomatoes began popping…read more
Soul already knows, we’re living in a virtual reality, almost like a game, and money is the target. It’s an illusion that keeps us on a track and focused on materialism, consumerism and the media. Colored paper rules the world and the result is continuous...read more
We love all of the items created before everything turned plastic, like lunchboxes. There is something totally nostalgic about them and what’s even more amazing is how collectible they have become. We were amazed to find out people value some metal lunchboxes at...read more
Freedom, to us, is the state of being free to speak, eat, drink, learn, sleep, travel, express one’s self and experience. No other animal on the planet pays for these things. The only real reason to have created a thing called money was to create the idea of...read more