This is Formal Fringe, a place where nothing is too small—or too big—to celebrate with handmade details. I’ve made it my mission to celebrate the small stuff and make something out of nothing. I’m promising to print out formal place cards, make an oath to mail party invites the old-fashioned way, and vow never to bring a store-bought dish to a potluck ever again.
I hope you like reading it, but I also hope that you come away with some ideas to make every day special for your friends and family. Just remember: Everyone appreciates a nicely plated dish and it’s never overkill cover something in glitter.
Hello, I’m Taryn. I’m a funny southern girl with big hair and great ideas. I’m also a devoted girlfriend, baker, crafter, regular at the post office and mom to a fur baby named Bacon.
I come from a creative family of professional bakers, caterers, graphic designers and scrapbookers, but I’ve had to find my crafty ways myself. It wasn’t always easy. I’ve burned 57 cupcakes, washed 12 ink stains out of my jeans, and once cut myself on a paper punch (I didn’t even know it was possible).
When I’m not baking cupcakes, taking pictures or blogging, you can usually find me catching up on Glee, playing trivia or making good on my promise to try every onion ring the southeastern United States has to offer.
If want to share your ideas or just say hello, I’m always available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for stopping by.
What Else I'm Into:
I never thought “blogger” would be part of my job title, but here I am.
I’m a proud graduate of the University of Florida School of Journalism & Communications, where I studied magazine journalism. Since then, I’ve been a freelance writer and blogger contributing to magazines and sites across the web. I’ve contributed pieces to AOL Living’s Paw Nation blog, Apartment Therapy Re-Nest, everydog Magazine, Florida magazine, UF Today and Offbeat Mama (an offshoot from the Offbeat Bride blog empire). I’ve also been a co-editor for Apartment Therapy’s home technology blog Unplggd since 2008.
If you want to find out more about my professional life, check me out at tarynevelynfiol.com.