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Gingerhawk Construction Update – October 2019

Adam with our contractor Thad Vaughn of JT Custom Homes Hey friends. You may have seen the post we shared earlier where we introduced you to the 25-acre property we bought in Washington State called Gingerhawk Mountain Retreat. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out to get up to speed.…

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The Truth About Zero Waste

Image via ZeroWasteChef.com Let’s talk about zero waste for a minute. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, “zero waste” refers to a lifestyle in which you don’t generate any trash that goes to landfill. You can recycle bottles and cans, etc., and compost your food scraps, but nothing goes into the garbage bin.…

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Introducing Gingerhawk Mountain Retreat – The Plan

Hey friends. You may have seen on Instagram that we’ve been sharing some sneak peaks and photos from the property we purchased in Washington State earlier this year, but today we’re going to be revealing a whole lot more! We’re going to show you how we plan to transform this space into a beautiful mountain…

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Entry Wall “Slow Design” Makeover

Last year I wrote this post about my decision to leave the interior design industry and embrace “slow design”. That means taking time to let things come together organically instead of rushing around trying to get all-new-everything to create the perfect space. It also means that our home is a work in progress, and I’m…

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The Case for Eating Meat

Earlier this year I wrote an article called 7 Good Reasons to Eat Less Meat, and shared some of the ethical, practical, and economical reasons why cutting back on meat consumption is a good idea. When it comes to sustainability, there’s no question that reducing animal agriculture is good for the planet, and for our…

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My Auto-Immune Story

The Beginning I noticed the first marks in late November – a couple of red, itchy spots around my ankle. I had been to the desert recently, hanging out with some mangy dogs and doing yoga, so I figured maybe I’d gotten a couple flea bites. I didn’t worry too much about it, but several…

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How to eat more sustainably in 2019

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More This month we talk about cultured meat, meal planning and global food. Have you heard of the Impossible Burger but are not sure what it is? In our latest episode, and first of the year, we talk about lab grown foods. In particular…

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Life in San Diego – 2 Years Later

I can’t believe it’s been two years since I moved to San Diego after living in New York City for over a decade. I left New York at a time when I was really depressed, dealing with a difficult break-up, and searching for a new direction in my career and life. Two years later, I’m happy to report that things have worked out really well, and I’m loving life on the West Coast. I’m about halfway through the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program at Pacific College, newly engaged, and starting to feel more at home here in San Diego.

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