About Us

About Urban Fringe Living  |  About Us

Hi my name is Trish. I’m the wife and girlfriend of a videographer; the mother of a pretty amazing teenage son; and a consulting bookkeeper by trade with about a dozen clients.  I’m the woman who thinks she will have “free” time in about a month, but then proceeds to fill any extra time with something new like helping to coach my son’s summer basketball team (with no coaching experience of course).

Beyond God and my family, I love summertime on my screened porch, dogs and Disneyland.  I love a park-like setting, British mysteries from the 1940’s and I’m obsessed with crushed ice. I also love comfort food and coffee mochas. I read when I should be sleeping and I garden rather than fixing dinner.  I love to laugh whenever I can so I tend to make jokes often.  I also tend to ramble…. Oh wait, I’m doing that now.


Hi! I’m Tammy. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 16 years and we have an amazing teenage daughter who fills us with joy every day. I love God and all the beautiful things that He has created. I long for a simpler life surrounded by the sweet sounds and sights of the countryside. I dream of a life filled with meaningful, fulfilling work. I love Tiny Houses, being outdoors, decorating and photography. I also love animals and cool looking bugs.

Trish and I met when our kids became friends in preschool, and we have been friends ever since. Blogging for me is a way of escaping the present chaos of life and remembering the sweet stuff.

Thanks for visiting the fringe as we try and slow down enough to find joy in the simple things!


My name  is Tammy.  I have been married 18 years and have 2 gorgeous teenage daughters.  I love to cook because I love to eat. I cook because I have a family to feed and this is the most cost efficient way to do it. I actually meal plan for fun.  I have zero training other than watching my mom and my style is to use recipes as suggestions or starting points.  I’m very much a throw together type of person.  I check the fridge/pantry, check the weather, check my schedule and then decide what to plan for the week ahead.  I don’t always stick to the plan but it’s nice to have one.  I also love to nap. When I’m awake I enjoy reading all genres other than Romance and Sci-Fi/Fantasy.  I LOVE mid century style.  Seriously, I would marry it if I could.  I have been known to have a glass of wine or three.  I don’t travel except via books and the internet.  I’m really quite a homebody which makes living in the ‘burbs just fine by me.  The dog has room to run in the yard, I have a small garden and great neighbors.  I met Trish when we both had kids in the same middle school.  I could easily walk to her house in minutes but I don’t.  Because walking when you don’t have to…just…why?