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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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We’ll admit it, we just can’t get enough of old-school vinyl records. When we play them on our record player, the scratchy sound and vibrations are completely different and nostalgic compared to digital forms of music. We’ve heard artists even today...read more
Air and oil cooled motors rely on a properly set fan belt. The belt keeps the fan turning, keeping the motor cool and the battery charged so when it gets loose or worn, it’s time to change it out. Our fan belt wasn’t looking so good, so we decided to...read more
We’ve always loved making and enjoying potato pancakes and apple pancakes, but we had never tried cauliflower pancakes with parsley and Greek yogurt before. The cheese really makes them and it turns out they are super easy to whip up and they make a perfect...read more
When we were on one of our adventures, we picked up these super fantastic unicorn sunglasses. They are as magical as unicorns themselves and they change colors in the light. Looking through them is just like normal sunglasses, these ones are just cooler. Sold...read more
Studies have shown, millions of people are at risk of losing their hearing. Just like a bomb going off too closely to a person can make them go deaf, listening to loud music over a long period of time can too. To all those people driving around with their speakers...read more
While sitting out in the sun one day, we snipped a few of our homegrown herbs and thought to dry them. We brought the leaves into the kitchen, put them on a cooking sheet and into the oven. Once dried, we softly crumbled the basil, parsley and sage leaves…read more
Our little business, The Lills Design, offers web and graphic design, photography and video. When companies or people are in need of websites, we work with them to build their very own brand online. We often run into situations where people are using third party...read more
Over the last 12 years, we’ve lived in 14 houses and 4 states together. Every time we rented a house, we’d transform it from the inside out. When it came to our little beach bungalow on Folly Beach in South Carolina, we planted tons of tomato plants,...read more
When 2017 began, our design business, The Lills Design, received a huge influx of traffic and new clientele. We were also able to finally make the fixes and tweaks to our VW Bus, Moksha. We were able to get his brakes done, change out the calipers, replace the rotors...read more
When we picked up this nifty travel bag, we were curious of the name branded on both sides. We looked it up and it turns out the bag is from the 60’s and was made for the Epirotiki Cruise Line. It sure traveled a long way to end up in our hands. We look forward...read more
The other evening we got a treat day cake pang, so we stayed up late, turned on the lights (and the oven) and got to it! Cooking late night makes for a very nostalgic moment, as we enjoyed a delicious bite of 3am cake and made a toast to the moon. Enjoy the recipe...read more
Have you ever had an almond date roll? Back in the day, we used to love to go by our local organic grocery store and get them. Now we make them at home because the recipe is super simple! Dates have supposedly been cultivated since 6000 B.C., so you know…read more
For our fifth wedding anniversary, we headed to North Carolina to take in some mountain air. We boarded the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, enjoyed first class and took in some spectacular views, like the Nantahala Gorge. Although the water was noted as 32 degrees, we...read more
When we need a comforting pick-me-up, our veggie pot pie recipe comes in handy. We try to avoid butter and all purpose flour, among other things, but celebrate our hard work with weekly treat days. Veggie pot pie hits the spot, warms the soul and is a perfect treat...read more
There is a really neat consignment shop in Beaufort, SC, that always has really cool old school equipment pieces, like vintage cameras, telescopes, computers, tools and more. We found this really neat tape recorder that is portable and comes with a mini microphone. It...read more
The two of us met while working at Abercrombie and Fitch while on the East coast, back in 2005. We didn’t agree with the brand and it was the last place we ever expected to work, but clearly it was meant to be. One of our family members also worked at A&F,...read more
One of us grew up with no dog to be found and the other one of us had dogs and pets of all kinds as a child. When we decided to move in with one another (almost immediately), it didn’t take us long to invite a dog into our own grown up life. It really helped...read more
Did you know there is an official member of the English government who is disclosing alien information to the world? Supposedly, he grew up with parents also connected to the government and as a child, interacted with different alien species. For us it’s not too...read more
Our favorite way to explain self help can be found in the back of most airplane seats. If you look, you’ll see the diagram stating “Place the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping small children or others who may need your assistance”....read more
When Soul first arrived on planet Earth, he had no concept of time, much like a child. He could remember events, but not sequence them. Time is the measurement we use to do so. Soul will tell you more, but also check out more info on time and enjoy Soul’s Life...read more
When making the transition from processed food to healthier food, we have definitely had our share of cravings. Our solution: creating and finding healthier food substitutes. One morning, we got a pang for pancakes and created an incredible treat that calls for only…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
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
When we used to visit historic Savannah, we’d always be sure to jump in some of the local thrift shops and look through the retro pieces. We found super unique items, like these incredible sunglasses that are made for a superstar. They are absolutely...read more