About Me

Welcome to the Experimental Home!

I am Laura, Ph.D., M.R.S., M.O.M. As a scientist, I learn through experiments, and in our house, we do the same. I love figuring out how to make and do all sorts of things, and I am excited to share my everyday experiments with you! I hope that I can inspire you to try out something new!

A little more about me… I am silly, imaginative, and thoughtful yet forgetful. I love color, office supplies, ribbons, and bows. I was raised in the desert, and have never gotten used to rain. While my head can be many places, my heart is always in my home with my family.

On this blog, I will show you how I apply the scientific method to various DIY projects around my house. What? You don’t remember what you learned about the scientific method in school? Alright, here are the basic steps * :

  • Ask a question
  • Do background research
  • Construct a hypothesis
  • Test your hypothesis by doing an experiment
  • Analyze your data and draw a conclusion
  • Communicate your results

In order to do experiments, I will need some subjects. Let me introduce my family guinea.

My husband, adult male guinea, is the love of my life. He loves sandwiches, sports, nature and his family. He is also a scientist and is often my co-experimentalist. While I tend to be imaginative and spontaneous, he is a little more pragmatic, and together we make a great team.


My son, young male guinea, was born in early 2012. He fills my heart and our home. He is a ball of energy that hasn’t slowed down since he learned to roll. He loves dogs, the color red, and playing outside.

me and my son

I also have two four-legged subjects, an experimental canine, and an experimental feline. Our dog is young, vibrant, and beautiful. She loves sticks, cheese, her backyard, and YMGP. Our cat is the matriarch of the family. She likes to sleep. She hates the dog.


canine cat

Thanks for stopping by my site, I hope you stick around, and if you do, I hope you learn something new.

  • Laura