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DAYS ON THE ROAD
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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
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
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. UNICORNS...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
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