Life Update – What’s New in 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | February 16, 2020

Hey friends – Happy New Year! It’s a new decade, and the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese lunar calendar. We’ve been pretty quiet lately on the blog and social media as we’ve been super busy with some major life changes lately. But we thought we’d check in and fill you in on…

Our Life on Autoship

By Laura Weatherbee | December 4, 2019

Growing up, I idolized Martha Stewart, and I’ve always been obsessed with optimizing the art of home-making. I like the idea of creating an efficient home-life where you always have exactly what you need (no more, no less), and never need to worry about running out. Well now it’s 2019, and Autoship is here to…

Gingerhawk Construction Update – November 2019

By Laura Weatherbee | November 5, 2019

Hey friends, welcome back! In September, we shared that earlier this year we purchased a 25-acre property in Washington State that we dream of transforming into a mountain retreat called Gingerhawk. (Check out this post in case you missed it.) In October, we shared an update on construction progress. We’re midway through November now, and…

Gingerhawk Construction Update – October 2019

By Laura Weatherbee | October 4, 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.…

The Truth About Zero Waste

By Laura Weatherbee | September 9, 2019

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.…

Introducing Gingerhawk Mountain Retreat – The Plan

By Laura Weatherbee | September 2, 2019

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…

Entry Wall “Slow Design” Makeover

By Laura Weatherbee | August 23, 2019

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…

The Case for Eating Meat

By Laura Weatherbee | July 29, 2019

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…

IMPORTANT: Wearing the Right Sunscreen

By Adam Cunningham | April 28, 2019

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Wearing the wrong sunscreen could be lethal for you and the natural world. Chemical sunscreens leach into your body and have been found in blood, urine and breast milk. In Hawaii they have gone as far as banning certain sunscreens. The ban…

Fast Fashion is Not Sustainable.

By Adam Cunningham | April 26, 2019

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS | More Can you believe that about 11 million pounds of textile (clothing, etc) goes to the landfill each year? On average each year in the U.S., we are throwing away 80 pounds of clothing per person. Fast fashion is killing our environment. It…

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Adam Cunningham and Laura Weatherbee are everyday citizens who are passionate about creating a sustainable future. We understand that modern life is filled with many tough choices, and choosing the sustainable path is not always easy. That's why we aim to learn as much as possible about sustainable living practices like adopting renewable energy and promoting fair business. By sharing this knowledge, we hope to create meaningful change in our community.

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Just Say Yes.

By Adam Cunningham | January 21, 2018

Yesterday, Laura and I went to the Women’s March 2018. To be honest, I had no intention of going. Originally, I had plans to meet up with a friend yesterday. When those plans fell through due to rainy weather, I thought of the march as more of a women’s event.…

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Mission explained

By Live to Sustain | January 20, 2018

We wanted to expand on our mission statement a bit in case anyone was still wondering what “Live to Sustain” is all about. ADAM: The idea was spurred on by curiosity. I asked myself “How can one contribute to sustainability in a way that is realistically feasible, and still have…

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All’s well when eating well… Maybe…

By Adam Cunningham | January 20, 2018

Recently, I posted this article that asks people to think a tad more about some of the day-to-day items they purchase. I mentioned that what we eat has an impact on the environment. I learned a few things from this article, in the Los Angeles Times, but mostly learned that eating healthy…

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