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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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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
We love to laugh and it turns out it’s super good for the body. This bloopers record album will sure have you and anyone nearby chuckling. The album features old school bloopers from a time where things were a bit more innocent. Enjoy this piece from the past....read more
We love edamame. It’s such an easy snack and we know a recipe that elevates the little beans. With a toss in olive oil, sprinkle of cheese and sesame seeds, they are transformed into a delicious treat. Enjoy our edemame with parmesan and seseame seed recipe...read more
We’re those “weirdos” you hear about that go to all costs to save any life, even a fly’s. Every living creature is someone having an experience. When it comes to unharmful bugs and animals, we never understood why people would go out of their...read more
Susie Lill introduced us to lemon bars and we’ve come up with our very own twist! Rather than using all purpose flour we use almond flour and instead of using butter, we use coconut oil. These treats definitely hit the spot and still give us the lemon bar flavor...read more
When we were little, it was as though if we could dream it, we could do it or make it happen. Both of us have fond memories of times in which we thought so clearly about something, that it appeared in our reality, as if by magic. We were much better at it when we were...read more
For our fourth wedding anniversary, we canoed 13 miles down the Edisto river in South Carolina to celebrate and stay in an off grid tree house with no electricity or running water. The river trip was beautiful being completely engulfed in nature. The little wood house...read more
It is so much fun wearing items that have a vintage or retro feel. Although we cannot yet travel back in time and experience the eras, we can pretend. These sunglasses make us think of the fifties, hanging out in a convertible on a hill under a tree. Go back in time...read more
Have you ever heard of a German brotform? It’s a spiral proofing basket used to style rising bread. The coiled basket helps support the dough and results in a beautiful texture and look. This specific bread we purchased from an artisanal bread maker who...read more
Our pup Sunday loves Moksha, our VW Bus. So much in fact, we think she’s convinced it’s hers and we humans are simply here to drive her around. It had been in and out of the mechanic shop as we worked on making it bullet proof and each time it returned she...read more
Humans are all brought up with beliefs that carry on through generations. Often times, we are mislead, we are quick to judge or we don’t take the time to educate ourselves outside of what they taught us. In Part Two, Soul shows a fellow why we shouldn’t...read more
If you want your mind blown, take a gander at this incredible book of strange facts. It left us wowed and in awe by some of the incredible stories, facts and information that are within. Each page offers bits on different bizarre situations, giving any reader hours...read more
When we realized we didn’t have any walnuts left for our treat day banana bread, we decided to make use of our last kiwi and some coconut flakes, by adding them to our mix. We really love how this inspired treat day banana bread turned out and ate it all up...read more
Most humans these days begin life in a box, they live in a box, they go to school in a box, they usually work in a box and then they die and are often put in a box. It makes us wonder why we’re on such a gorgeous planet if everyone likes boxes so much. We might...read more
Lee (known as “Abuelo” to family) has had quite a life. He was born in 1931 as the youngest in a family of 11 who lived in a coal-mining community in North Carolina. One day his father left for work and never came back. The mine collapsed, leaving his...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
We’ve been steering away from animal products all together, but every once and a while we enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee and desire something creamy to go with it. Rather than using regular cream, we have fallen in love with the taste of our almond coconut...read more
The two of us found out what is was like to have an out-of-body experience. In one fell swoop, it became clear to us the difference between our physical bodies and the operator inside. Enjoy our Body And Soul post below! Often time we express “my body...read more
When the first chill of Fall hit, we were quick to cook up some hot soups! One of the easiest and most soothing soups we enjoy is our mushroom onion soup. It’s hearty, the thick red onion melts in our mouths and the mushroom gives it a rustic feel and taste....read more
Our first time foraging for wild chanterelle mushrooms was so much fun. A design client and friend of ours invited us to his beautiful property on an island in South Carolina. We went just to the edge of the forest and there were patches of golden mushrooms...read more
We’re obsessed with macaroons. We’ve made them before with banana, blueberries and even kiwi. They’re so easy to make and absolutely delicious. Try our raspberry walnut macaroon recipe below! To make Raspberry Walnut Macaroons: Pour coconut flakes...read more
Comic book characters were a catalyst for imagination back in the day. When kids had nothing better to do, they’d get wrapped up in the fantastic adventures of their favorite superheroes. Today, those iconic figures have been taken to the silver screen and have...read more
Experts say when detoxing, fasting or juicing, it’s important to take in more veggies than fruits, to avoid spikes in blood sugar. This made us get creative with vegetables and we learned so much. For instance, we didn’t know you could juice a potato!...read more