Hi, I’m Chanie and I’m a SAHM with four beautiful kids and a hardworking husband. I love to cook, eat and entertain! In my free time, I crochet, play around with photoshop, and surf Etsy for some good vintage finds! I also enjoy creative writing and scrapbooking.
I started Busy in Brooklyn as an outlet for my creative energy. I have always enjoyed entertaining, but my cooking skills have evolved over time. I read a lot of cookbooks and watched many cooking shows on the Food Network to hone my skills in the kitchen. I have a degree in web design and I’ve done some freelance writing as well as photo editing, so a blog about cooking and crafting just made sense to me. The name Busy in Brooklyn was my husband’s brilliant idea, and his expertise in internet marketing really helped me create an online presence for Busy in Brooklyn.
ABOUT MY RECIPES
Recipes that do not state a source (most of the recipes on BIB) are my own creation unless otherwise noted. If a recipe says it is “adapted” from another source, it usually means that at least one ingredient has been added or removed, or that I have changed the amounts in the recipe.
I encourage you to comment on my blog posts and let me know if you tried a recipe and how it turned out. If you have any questions, feel free to comment or email and I’d be happy to respond in a timely manner.
ABOUT MY CRAFTS
I love all sorts of crafting including knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, DIY projects and others. I learned to knit from a very talented woman who was able to knit wedding dresses from scratch. In exchange for the lessons, I taught her how to read Hebrew. I never went on to knit anything more than scarves and headbands because I found it to be too complicated, as well as hard on my hands. I really wanted to learn to crochet so I taught myself by watching videos on YouTube. I find crocheting to be relaxing, fun and most importantly, extremely easy. All of the crochet projects I post are very simple and only a basic knowledge of crocheting is needed.
ABOUT THE MATERIALS
I photograph my recipes and crafts with the Canon T2i and either my 18-200mm or 50mm/f1.4 lens. My photography is a work in progress and I am slowly learning how to improve my photography skills!
BIB uses the This Just In! theme for WordPress, by John Crenshaw. This theme was designed for photography but I like it because I can easily post small pictures of my step-by-step process.
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