About

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Welcome to Of Houses and Trees! A blog about architecture, interior design, DIY projects and, of course, trees. At least that’s what the tagline says. But what, exactly, does that mean? Well, I shall tell you, dear friend or complete stranger. It means this site is a space for me to write about a few subjects I know a bit about and a few I only pretend to, but hopefully I’m convincing enough that you won’t know the difference. I’m talking home decor, crafts, gardening, healthy eating and – most importantly – green living.

Call me a tree hugger (as many people have), but I truly believe that we need to put the environment at the top of our priority lists and start greening everything we do. Whether it be as small as incorporating eco-conscious products into everyday life, or as big as building an environmentally friendly house from the ground up – we need to think, every day, about how our actions impact this beautiful planet we call home.

And now, here’s a bit more about me…

I am a writer, dancer, musician and designer. I have a diploma in architectural technology and a combined honours degree in English and creative writing. I began blogging in 2004, started Of Houses and Trees in 2012 and launched a completely redesigned version of the site in 2016. Currently, I live in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada  where I work as a freelance writer and dance teacher. To learn even more about my creative endeavors you can visit my website at www.larissaswayze.com.

Disclaimer: Of Houses and Trees is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Please know that I only link to products that are good for the earth, good for the soul, or both!