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DAYS ON THE ROAD
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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 now our generation is being taught the Earth revolves around the Sun, but supposedly, it does more than that. Physicist, Nassim Haramein has announced a...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
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
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
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
We found this beautiful hippie inspired fringed purse at a very funky thrift shop in Savannah, Georgia, probably three or so years ago. It is so authentic, soft to the touch and in great shape. There is no tag to be found, so we’re not sure of the maker or even...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
Different frequencies do and broadcast different things. When it comes to sound and music, there is a specific frequency that happens to repair DNA and has healing properties. In 2010, two researchers used the 528 Hertz frequency to reduce pollution from an oil spill...read more
Did you know that various cultures used to send women with their periods to teepees or huts to rejuvenate and purify during their menstrual cycles? Various cultures celebrated and nurtured this phase and yet today, girls get basically zero info, are handed...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
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
This wonderful ring is a great reminder to stay positive and keep smiling. The happy smiley face graphic is iconic and supposedly was created by Harvey Ross Ball, an American graphic artist in 1963. We just love the power of design. Enjoy this incredibly happy...read more
Most people toss the seeds when cooking with butternut squash, but we make sure to save them. Like pumpkin seeds, they’re full of fiber, plant-based protein and are absolutely delicious roasted! We enjoy dusting them with smoked paprika and enjoy them over...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
We never realized how important it was to wake up and start focusing on our chakras. Basically, our bodies have points of concentrated energy which whether in balance or not in balance, effect everything from mood to physical and mental health. Just like a knot in the...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
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
When we first picked up our VW bus in Asheville, North Carolina, in November of 2013, we planned to keep driving to Virginia. The only problem was, the state of the back wheel was questionable. We trekked back home to South Carolina safely and had a mechanic friend...read more
Treat days are a perfect excuse to enjoy homemade fries! They are so much better than any frozen fry from a restaurant or fast food joint. Sometimes we like to cut them thinly, other times, nice and chunky. We pair them with homemade ketchup and even like to go wild...read more