Meet Laurel

Hello there! Welcome to Land of Laurel! My name is Laurel and I live in Portland, OR. I started this blog in 2015 to chronicle my projects, recipes, and eco friendly living at my home in Berkeley, CA. About a year later, I moved north and continue to explore and build in the Pacific Northwest.

 

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Here I share whatever I’m up to, whether it be organizing, painting, or baking fudge pies. I love learning about environmentally friendly living habits and how to live healthier and happier. I try to share what I know, but I am no expert in these fields! What I know, I know from practice, experimentation, and good ole trial & error!

 

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I spend my days working 9-5 in downtown Portland, but when I’m free, I’m working on one project or another. I started out at the Duplex rental house I shared with a roommate in SE Portland. Just over a year later I bought my own place and named it Berrybrier! I live here now with two roommates and two cats. My lovely little, Malary passed away in May 2018. My orange guy, Jackson, needed a buddy though, so I bought home Auggie in July that year.

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Although the kitties would prefer I lay on the couch and pet them all day long, I try to adventure out and explore! I am often found at thrift stores, flea markets, and the local eco-home improvement place. I am a big believer in living a green, honest life and strive to take environmental and health-conscious precautions. I live my life with as little impact as I can. When I’m not painting, planting, or baking, I’m pulling things out of the trash to recycle or compost! Yup, I’m that person! 🙂 I am constantly learning new ways to live an eco-friendly life, adding new leaves of knowledge to my little eco-friendly tree.

I’ve read, loved, and obsessed over blogs for years. Now it’s my turn. I’m just getting started with this blogging thing, but I try to post as much as I can. I certainly have enough projects in mind to keep going! So whether I’m taking selfies with woolly mammoth skeletons at a museum…

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…cooking up something yummy in the kitchen…

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…getting my DIY on turning some scrap wood into a head board, building a bridge out of celery, or demoing a bathroom

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…I am here to share what’s going on in the Land of Laurel. Read more posts to learn more about how I make-over, organize, clean, bake, & live the green life!

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4 thoughts on “Meet Laurel

  1. Hi Laurel, Malary and Jackson. I’m not sure how I landed here in Portlandia, ha! But it’s been fun so far. We seem to have a number of similar likes 😀 Kitties, dumpster diving, Vintage shops and gardening are all favs of mine too. I used to follow this group of gals from Portland, ‘Hammer Like A Girl’ They’re unfortunately not blogging now but they were pro’s at recycling and reusing things in interesting ways. I really miss them. You can still visit their site or project gallery. Heck, maybe they’re your neighbours? That’d be funny.

    http://hammerlikeagirl.com/project-gallery/

  2. Love to see where you have gone since last blog. I know you have been working hard. I bet the bathroom looks great.

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