Gingerhawk Painting Dilemma – In Search of the Perfect Moody Blue

By Laura Weatherbee | September 27, 2020

After over a year of dreaming and planning, we arrived at Gingerhawk in August to put the finishing touches on this beautiful retreat party. One of the biggest jobs left to do once we arrived was the exterior painting. Our contractor, Thad, hired an awesome painter named Oscar and his team to complete the transformation…

Gingerhawk Construction Update – August 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | September 9, 2020

It’s been a long journey, but Gingerhawk is getting close to completion. At the end of August, we road-tripped from San Diego to Washington State to get things polished and ready for visitors. Honestly, things were not quite as finished as we would have liked. There’s still a lot that needs to happen to get…

Gingerhawk Construction Update – July 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | July 20, 2020

Hey friends – As you may know, a year and a half ago we purchased a 25-acre property in Washington State that we hope to transform into a beautiful rental retreat called Gingerhawk. The last time we shared an update was way back in March – it feels like a lifetime ago with all the…

5 Black Acupuncturists to Follow

By Laura Weatherbee | June 22, 2020

As a student of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, I love learning about herbal medicine and holistic healing. I still have two more terms in school until I graduate, and it will be a few months after that until I am a licensed acupuncturist. I’m excited about starting my career, but also nervous about how it…

Hawthorn’s One Month Birthday – Red Egg and Ginger Party

By Laura Weatherbee | June 16, 2020

On May 24th, we celebrated Hawthorn’s one-month birthday with a traditional Chinese Red Egg and Ginger Party. (You can read Hawthorn’s birth story here). My mom is from Hong Kong, which makes Hawthorn one-quarter Chinese. The custom of celebrating a one month birthday party dates back to ancient times, when many babies didn’t survive past…

10 Delicious Black-Owned Restaurants in San Diego

By Laura Weatherbee | June 5, 2020

From Jamaican jerk to Southern soul food, vegan breakfast sandwiches and authentic East African cuisine, check out these tasty spots featuring flavors from around the world: 1. Street Car Merchants – Family-owned and operated Southern chicken joint and bar in North Park. Image via Street Car Merchants 2. Surf and Soul Spot – Soulful comfort…

Planting a Drought Resistant Lawn Part 2 – Hello New Plants

By Laura Weatherbee | May 29, 2020

A few weeks ago we shared Part 1 of our plans to replace our grass lawn with drought resistant plants. We recently moved into a new house and discovered that the sprinkler system used to water the grass was a huge waste of water. So Adam spearheaded the effort to redo our landscaping. Let’s catch…

Resources for Pregnant Mamas-to-be – How I Prepared for Childbirth

By Laura Weatherbee | May 26, 2020

Before getting pregnant, I knew very little about babies. I’d barely spent any time around them, and I’d never once changed a diaper. I didn’t really think too much about giving birth in the early stages of pregnancy, but I actually started to get pretty scared and nervous towards the end. Fortunately, everything turned out…

Planting a Drought Resistant Lawn Part 1 – Goodbye Grass

By Laura Weatherbee | May 13, 2020

We recently moved into a new home and are so excited to have our very own yard! For most of our adult lives, Adam and I have lived in apartments or shared spaces so we’ve never been responsible for maintaining a lawn before. Well we were in for a big surprise when we got our…

Hawthorn’s Birth Story – Our First Baby

By Laura Weatherbee | May 9, 2020

Me at 31 weeks pregnant. Photo by Lovers of Love Photography. It Begins For the most part, I loved being pregnant. I had dreamed of having a baby for years, and at 38 years old, I was so happy it was finally happening. But by Week 38, I was definitely ready for it to be…

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About Us

We are Adam Cunningham and Laura Weatherbee, cofounders of Live to Sustain. We are everyday citizens who are passionate about creating a sustainable future. Our goal is to learn as much as we can about sustainability, and share that knowledge with our community. Adam works full-time in market research, and Laura is studying to become an acupuncturist. We live in sunny San Diego, California with our baby boy and two cats.

Gingerhawk Painting Dilemma – In Search of the Perfect Moody Blue

By Laura Weatherbee | September 27, 2020

After over a year of dreaming and planning, we arrived at Gingerhawk in August to put the finishing touches on this beautiful retreat party. One of the biggest jobs left to do once…

Gingerhawk Construction Update – August 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | September 9, 2020

It’s been a long journey, but Gingerhawk is getting close to completion. At the end of August, we road-tripped from San Diego to Washington State to get things polished and ready for visitors.…

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure with Food Therapy

By Laura Weatherbee | August 19, 2020

Although it often presents with no symptoms, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and stroke. It’s important to keep an eye on your blood pressure…

Yakama Nation – The Original Inhabitants of Central Washington

By Laura Weatherbee | August 14, 2020

Long before we purchased the 25-acre property in Central Washington that we’ve named Gingerhawk, the area was home to a tribal people called the Yakama’s. For thousands of years, the Yakama people occupied…

7 Reasons to Love Vegan Food

By Laura Weatherbee | August 10, 2020

Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve. Image via @chefchloe on Instagram Who says healthy food has to be boring and green? You won’t believe that some of these mouth-watering treats are vegan!…

Reduce Plastic Waste with Eco-Responsible Dishwasher and Laundry Detergent Pods

By Laura Weatherbee | August 5, 2020

I wanted to share one of our favorite everyday products with you that help us save time and reduce plastic waste. Dropps is a company that makes dishwasher and laundry detergent pods that…

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