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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
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
Treat days mean we get to enjoy treat day recipes like this cranberry strawberry pie. It brightens the senses, has an incredible scent and tastes gourmet. The strawberries calm down the tart from the cranberries and the combination is just sensational. Enjoy our...read more
When we got to back to Beaufort, “Moksha” was running smoothly. Over time though, we began to notice some oil leaking from the middle of the undercarriage. We had plans to get to the Edisto River for our fourth wedding anniversary and somehow made it, but...read more
The father of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) decided to admit right before dying, the disease is fictitious and not real. Leon Eisenberg explained millions of children were prescribed powerful mind-altering drugs that made pharmaceutical companies...read more
There is nothing quite like photographing with an old Polaroid camera. We remember the sound of the camera clicking and making noise, until poof, a picture is fed directly out of it. This automatic photo-taking capability should never go out of style. We particularly...read more
A few years ago, we took a trip to stunning Asheville, North Carolina and enjoyed some time in the mountains. We happened by a really cool thrift store and picked up these super sexy chain mail earrings. They really add a layer of sparkle and texture to any evening...read more
Every once an a while we make our own little side dish medleys, full of harmonizing ingredients. We were most surprised by our pinto bean vegetable medley. It’s chocked full of beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, onion and spices. It’s a home run side...read more
Throughout time, great minds have changed the way we look at things. Humans used to think the world was flat and then they were taught the Earth revolves around the Sun. Physicist, Nassim Haramein has announced a new theory. He believes the Earth is actually being...read more
The two of us remember reading The Berenstein Bears books when we were little. Each book focused on a specific life topic, like strangers, messy rooms, bullying and more. We were stunned when we came across the beloved childhood books, titled The Berenstain Bears,...read more
Two avocados sat on the counter staring at us for long enough, so we decided to cream them into a soothing avocado dressing for a kale salad. Before tossing the kale in our dressing, we enjoyed a spoonful and realized we can also use this recipe as a dip. It is that...read more
It’s one thing to sick a dog on someone, but a dolphin? It’s true, they are considered one of the smartest animals on Earth and highly evolved, which is why it disturbs us they are being used in warfare. Supposedly, back in the sixties the Navy studied...read more
On Christmas day 2013, we took our second road trip in our newly acquired VW bus to Sarasota, Florida for the holidays. After 9 hours of driving, we finally made it to our destination…and our brakes went “spongy”. We needed repair before getting back on the road, so...read more
It’s absolutely amazing when the universe provides signs that tell us symbolically that we’re heading in the right direction. On our trip to Sarasota, Florida, we were tested the moment we arrived. The brakes on our VW bus went “spongy” all of...read more
Life changed drastically the moment we decided to deny 9-5 jobs and began making the sacrifices needed to start our own business. All of sudden, we weren’t moved by anyone but ourselves and our clients. We didn’t have fellow employees or a boss to deal...read more
When it comes to curries, this one hits the spot! The potatoes melt, the peas stand out and everything is alright in the world. It’s such a comforting dish and is one we enjoy often. It reminds us of when we worked in New York City. We’d meet for lunch at...read more
In our high-tech world, phones are becoming smaller and more lightweight than ever before. We honestly prefer the good ol’ days, when we’d remember grabbing the kitchen phone, playing with the curly wire and punching in the number buttons. There is...read more
When most people think of meditation, they may think of Buddhist monks sitting in robes on a hill, far far away from this reality. But in truth, more and more people are waking up and realizing the power within. By stopping for a moment, sitting and focusing on...read more
It’s absolutely amazing how every night we leave our bodies in a state of paralysis and poof, return in the morning to yet another day of earthly experience. It’s like being reborn each day. The unfortunate part is that it seems like everyone gets up, gets...read more
We’ve been enjoying the benefits of coconut oil for years. It’s a main ingredient we use in our homemade toothpaste and mouthwash, as it cleans the mouth and makes our teeth shiny and smooth. We’ve use extra virgin coconut oil every once and a while...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 call home. Supposedly there are over 38,000 grocery stores in...read more
We’ve made quiche together since we met each other back in 2005, but these days we only eat things like butter or dairy products on treat days. Quiche is so worth the wait and leaves us filled and satisfied. The best part is, they are so easy to make. Enjoy our...read more