Category Archives: Simplifying

Meet the new Live Lightly Tour Family!

Meet the Malson’s! You can check out their blog at, and the Live Lightly bus has a new look as the Eco Womb Tour rolls on!

Parks on the Nashville News

WZTV FOX 17/Nashville.

We took advantage of the free admission day at the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville. They have what’s called a Musical Petting Zoo where kids can go play instruments they might not normally get to touch! Parks had a great time with the slide guitar (because it was the loudest), he’s the first kid seen in the video. It was fun and best of all, FREE!

Music of the past

Quote by Emmylou Harris, originally uploaded by dancemntn.

Little Boxes: Live Lightly Tour Veggie Bus featured in E-Magazine!

See the full article here:

Tiny Texas Houses are built almost entirely of salvaged materials and cost between $60,000 and $90,000.
© Tiny Texas Houses

And Yes! The bus is for sale! Contact Kim at for info. We are settling down in Nashville, TN so we are having to move on from bus life! Please let us know if you are interested!

Happy Holidays!

Summer Day

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I had a toasty Saturday cruising the town, I headed up toMcKinney for their weekly farmer’s market at Chestnut Square.

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I didn’t spend all my money at the market, just picked up a  bunch of lavender (which I’m attempting to dry and it’s shedding all over our dining table, but gosh it smells good) and some yummy mango drinkable yogurt from Lucky Layla Farms.

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Here are some more pics from the day…

Chestnut Square………

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Downtown McKinney…

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 I also  stopped by Jacob’s Reward Farm to pay Cindy a visit and got to say hi to her new alpaca boys. They are less then a year old and just so darn cute, still a little skiddish, but will soon warm up to their new home and barnmates. You can check out some funny videos and her updates on the farm on her blog, She’s even started recording a podcast, so check that out too. She’s a wealth of knowledge and it’s been fun to pick her brain on some things. I hope to visit her world again soon and give Jeff the official tour.

  The new boys on the block…..

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Thing’s I’m loving:

Mary Jane’s Farm magazine:

Crissa’s Closet , a women’s consignment shop run by Hope’s Door, Plano women’s shelter. Designer clothing at less then $10, and your cash goes to a good cause, who can beat that? Much of my excess clothing that was weeded out last year has made a home there too.

Currently reading: Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season, next up are Truck and Population: 485 by Michael Perry,  just finished Farewell My Subaru by Doug Fine, ,  (a must read!)

Take it easy, stay cool, I think we’ll be hitting the 100 degree mark here next week, thank God for air conditioning………….

30 Days

So, though the experience might not be as thought provoking or entertaining as a 30 Days episode with Morgan Spurlock, we are happy to report that have made it to our one month mark living in the RV! Probably the only major thing I have regretted is not labeling some of our storage boxes better. We made sure not to load the bus down in the beginning, but now I can’t remember where some things might have ventured off to. But for the most part, we haven’t missed extra clothes, shoes, and other random stuff.  Just another reminder of what is TRULY important………………..

Parks and Marley April 2009

Happy Earth Day!


Thought I would just let our muppet friends spread the love today!