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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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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
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
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’re obsessed with macaroons. They’re so easy to make and absolutely delicious. We’ve made them before with banana, blueberries and even kiwi, we’ve dipped them in chocolate and we’ve even added crushed walnuts. The possibilities are...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
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 stay in an off-grid tree house with no electricity or running water. The river trip was beautiful and it felt freeing to be completely engulfed in nature. The little...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
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
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
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
It’s as though we’ve become more light and airy since avoiding heavily processed/junk food. By eating healthier and smaller meals throughout the day, our stomachs have gotten smaller and we get full much faster. That doesn’t mean every now and then...read more
We used to always boil our artichokes and whip up some classic hollandaise sauce, but recently we’ve enjoyed baking the hearty vegetables. With a simple recipe including only a few ingredients, we’ve found we don’t even need a sauce for these tasty...read more
Before saying “I Do” in 2010, the two of us agreed to never work separately or at nine to five jobs again. We agreed to put all of our energy into creating a successful self-owned and operated design business and we dreamed of (one day) having a horse in...read more
Epsom salt is incredible. It’s a mineral compound that can be used in so many ways. We enjoy putting it in our hot baths to relax muscles and relieve body pains. Bathing with epsom salt also relieves bloating, lets the body absorb good minerals and draws out...read more
For our third wedding anniversary, we traveled to one of our favorite destinations in the Bahamas. Great Abaco is part of a 120-mile–long chain of islands and is a sailor’s paradise. It’s part of the northern Bahamian islands and there are so many...read more
We’re excited to introduce Soul’s Life Adventure, a series. Our main character is a soul named Soul and he’s about to go on an adventure called life. He has his own perspective, he does his research and he’s not afraid to question things, learn, find solutions and...read more
When the two of us said “I Do” in 2010, we were not only agreeing to spend this life together, but we also decided we would change our lifestyle drastically, for intended drastic results. We got rid of all of our belongings, started a design business and...read more
About a month into meeting and dating each other in 2005, we moved to the beach (with little money and no financial backing) and began our first design business, screen-printing original graphic designs on organic tees. We spent 24 hours a day together, worked...read more
Our story begins when we were born, which happened to be at the same hospital in Dallas, Texas. Both of our families only stayed a few years in the state before moving and it took us until we were 19 and 22 years old to finally cross paths in Connecticut. Although we...read more