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.
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!
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.
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…
…cooking up something yummy in the kitchen…
…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!