Road Trips With Wild Women // proof you can’t take my family anywhere

Road Trips With Wild Women // proof you can’t take my family anywhere

Greetings one and all, friends, comrades, and very large moths! Back in May, a Christian conference was being held in North Carolina with some of my family’s favorite speakers, like Paul Washer and Scott Brown and all those other fellows no one’s heard of before. Due to an insidious evil known as “work,” my dad [...]

Pride, Prejudice, and Pandemic // Anna’s unconventional romance

Pride, Prejudice, and Pandemic // Anna’s unconventional romance

Last year was weird. You saw the weirdness take shape in the form of germs and unflattering headgear and that time everyone was really enthusiastic about toilet paper, and all those insulting signs that assumed none of us knew the most basic principles of hygiene. I, on the other hand, came face to face with [...]

This is Not About Covid-19

This is Not About Covid-19

I think we’ve had enough of it plastered across every headline, conversation, text message, social media post, blog post, lamppost, fencepost, whipping post, and every other post in existence. Friends, I come bearing glad tidings of joy in these troubled times: Believe it or not, I am one of those rare people who actually knows [...]

The Elf Returneth // resurrections + resolutions + a rad new decade

The Elf Returneth // resurrections + resolutions + a rad new decade

Before I welcome myself back and gush about the new year, I'd like to issue a formal apology for using the word "rad" in my post's title. Do I like the word rad? No. Is it a redundant word that should be eradicated (*coughs* eRADicated... okay now I hate myself) from the English language? Absolutely. [...]

A Cup of Randomness // kittens + campfires + sarcastic summers

A Cup of Randomness // kittens + campfires + sarcastic summers

My friends, I come as a herald of happy things and sad things, great joy and exponential tragedy. The happy thing is that kittens exist. The sad thing is that I don't have it in me to write a blog post. "Whoa, whoa, Sarah, it's already been two weeks. You're skipping AGAIN?!?!" ...make me feel [...]

Carnivorous Carnivals and Ruthless Rodeos // the baran family crazies go to the fair

Carnivorous Carnivals and Ruthless Rodeos // the baran family crazies go to the fair

"Guys, lets go to a rodeo," I said to my family one day. "Bullriding is a sport where people almost get trampled, and I want to see it." My family is well schooled in the ways of a writer and didn't bother raising their eyebrows. They even humored me, finding a nearby rodeo and the [...]

Euphoria // michigan sunsets + kitten pictures + a small sampling of anna weirdness

Euphoria // michigan sunsets + kitten pictures + a small sampling of anna weirdness

Guys, I'm not gonna lie: Life is pretty great right now. I know, I know, I just spent five weeks agonizing over some silly graduation, and before that, flipping out over basic social interactions and the price of eggs. The world is morbid and dark and determined to be miserable, and as a cynical INTJ, [...]