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We’re Alex and Lara Lill, a 24-7/365 couple, traveling in a 1978 VW Bus with our cat and dog, focused on learning, building and teaching A Simple Life With Big Adventures!

Come along with us, as we educate ourselves and share alternative views on life, love, energy, food and travel.

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HURRICANE MATTHEW VIDEO

It’s always being made clear to us: the universe has a plan. After months of our VW Bus being at the shop, we were able to pick him up, literally a day before Hurricane Matthew hit our town. It was absolutely incredible to evacuate just in the nick of time and...

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TREAT DAY KIWI COCONUT BANANA BREAD RECIPE

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 we ate it all up...

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NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP)

Have you ever heard of NLP? It was designed in the seventies by two men working on techniques to change behavior through the understanding of human psychology, language, neurology and programming. To this day this science is used in marketing, advertising, politics...

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SAYING GOODBYE TO SODA

Every animal on the planet drinks water, period. Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water and it is essential to our health and well being. It naturally hydrates, cleanses and balances the body. Supposedly, in the 1700’s, a man by the name of Joseph...

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RELAX WITH PALO SANTO

Palo Santo is a type of tree that is part of the citrus family, grows in South America and is known for its healing and cleansing properties. Supposedly, Incas used it to ward off negative energies. In Spanish, Santo Palo literally translates into “Holy...

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WHOLE BAKED PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE RECIPE

The two of us heard that baked pineapple is sensational and it is true! The smoky pieces of tender pineapple meat hold so much flavor and adding it to our fried rice recipe elevates the dish. It is also fun to utilize the outer-pineapple as a bowl too. Enjoy our Whole...

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CHOOSING FRIENDS WISELY

When the two of us moved to South Carolina, we didn’t know anyone and funny enough, we liked it that way. It allowed us to focus on our business, organize our life and spend our time together, doing the things we love. It wasn’t that we were anti-social,...

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VW BUS FAN BELT INSTALL

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...

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CARROT BEAN SAMOSAS TREAT DAY RECIPE

We do our best to eat as healthy as we can, but every once and a while we enjoy a treat day and savor some off-the-good-list ingredients, like butter. We had a treat day recently and decided to make some hand-made samosas that call for butter, flour and a fry. They...

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PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian spiritual teacher, yogi and guru who moved to America in 1920 to bring his knowledge of meditation, yoga and ancient practices to the western world. He attracted people of all backgrounds and established a center for...

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SOUL’S LIFE ADVENTURE – PART TWO

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...

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PUERTO RICO TRAVEL VIDEO

Every wedding anniversary, we take a trip and mark another year of our marriage. In 2016, we were unexpectedly gifted with tickets to anywhere in the U.S. and chose beautiful Puerto Rico as our sixth wedding anniversary destination. The moment we arrived we felt like...

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SHRIMP PLANT

Have you ever heard of a shrimp plant? We hadn’t! That’s the sort of thing we learn by going to Farmers Markets and local farms. We planted the shrimp plant in healthy compost and dirt and watched it thrive. The plant is native to Mexico, so we were...

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CHOCOLATE HONEY COCONUT MINIS TREAT DAY RECIPE

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...

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 5.5 HOURS

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 even hit Mach 6. We read it was an...

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VW BUS MUFFLER INSTALL

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...

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FRIEND OR FOOD?

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 (which was almost immediately), it didn’t take us long to invite a dog into our own grown up life. It really...

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PEOPLE, PARENTING AND THE RED BUTTON SYNDROME

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 how we got into the...

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STRAWBERRY PICKING VIDEO

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...

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VEGAN COCONUT TART RECIPE

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.

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DRIED HERB MIX RECIPE

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…

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THIRD PARTY PLATFORMS

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...

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DELICATA SQUASH RINGS RECIPE

We picked up some squash that we had never eaten or cooked with before, called Delicata Squash. It’s also known as Bohemian or Peanut squash and is a winter vegetable that is cream colored, has green stripes and great texture. It is so easy to work with, the...

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We joined Instagram in 2019 under the handle @thelillslife and have been posting photos and videos of our adventures, design work, recipes, philosophy and stories since then! See a few of our latest posts below and see our full Instagram page here: @TheLillsLife