This is Conrad, Michelle Barrow’s husband. They live together with their cats Cricket and Donut in a poorly kept midcentury rowhome in North Baltimore that they’re slowly improving. He’s a former butcher, a current chef, and he loves building things, making knives, and scoring antique cast iron cookware at flea markets.
Little known fact? Conrad is actually his last name. His first name is Joseph .
(I was convinced he was just being a hipster asshole when I first asked his name, but it’s true!)
Donut is beautiful and perfect and grumbles every time she moves. She was rescued from BARCS when she was 2 years old and fell instantly in love with Cricket.
Cricket can be a bit of a demon but his good looks and love for being carried around like a baby keep him in our hearts. Michelle has known him since he was 12 hours old and has been in love ever since.
He once went missing for 6 weeks during a snowstorm, but ended up coming home!
Libby is Michelle Barrow’s next younger sister. She has more nicknames than any sibling: The Liberator, Stone Cold Barrow, Libsy Lulu… She’s got the skills of a grandma (when you go to her house for a visit there’s likely to be a fresh pie on the table) and the fashion sense of a grampa (she’s got a seriously deep love for all things cozy and comfortable).
This is Annie . She’s also known as The Hottest Goth Chick in Baltimore and while she looks like she could kick your ass, she (probably) won’t. Coupons and crafts are just a few of her areas of expertise.
Arlene is the youngest member of our family as well as Annie’s twin. She’s smart as a whip, a seriously talented artist, and crazy cool. She loves any project that involves power tools and she isn’t afraid to try new things.
Fun fact: Arlene’s the artist behind TGL’s beautiful header image!