Hi, I’m Laura Krier. I’m a thirty-something librarian who has recently moved with my partner back home to California. We are loving our little Oakland life, and laurapants is where I share our adventures. I write about sewing, cooking, cozy domestic comforts, and the joys of living in the Bay Area.
I’m a feminist and a housewife at heart. I believe that building a peaceful, welcoming, and beautiful retreat in the home is a fully worthwhile endeavor for men and women, and it brings me a lot of joy. I love to make things, and I love to learn new crafts and skills. I’m inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, and by modern artists and craftsmen in the Bay Area.
I also love to cook. I believe cooking and eating well is one of the foundations of a happy life, and that it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or be overly complicated. My recipes are usually simple and quick, although I do occasionally love a culinary challenge.
I’ve been blogging for 15 years, back before we even called them blogs. I started writing more specifically about food when I started The Kitchen Illiterate in 2007. I used that space to write about learning how to cook things that didn’t come out of boxes with cheese powder packets in them. Over the years, I’ve become a dedicated and adventurous cook, and always strive to learn more, and to share what I know. I started laurapants.com because I wanted a space to share the fun parts of my life that happen outside of the kitchen as well as in.
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