Welcome!Made in Brooklyn is my place to document my creative journey, from bread to babies, cards to cakes. You are welcome to come and join me for a while.
- I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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Author Archives: robyn
I’m trying to get in the habit of shooting in manual mode. It’s not intuitive to me at all. I’m VERY much used to my old-standby modes and learning the math behind shutter speeds and aperture openings is not coming … Continue reading
1. Isaac has a deep deep love for the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. It’s been pretty serious for about a year now. He also has Chicka, Chicka 123, AND Chicka, Chicka ABC and he likes to rewrite each of … Continue reading
This past weekend will go down as a total stink-pot weekend. It was rainy and we were restless and cooped up and couldn’t seem to figure out a plan and it just sorta stunk. Our experience with stink-pot weekends is … Continue reading
This week Dave and I celebrated our 13th anniversary. 13 years ago we were ready to end our engagement and begin our marriage. I was 22, he was 21. We felt old. We were not. Every year when our anniversary … Continue reading
Yesterday I made a batch of these brownie cookies. I bought a special cocoa for them, which really gives them a rich, grown up, not overly sweet taste. They are pretty fantastic. You can find the recipe here! I definitely … Continue reading
A little over a month ago, I decided to embrace my grandfather’s brave entrepreneurial spirit and take a big risk. I decided to go ahead and move forward with my photography. I decided to calm that voices that said “you’re … Continue reading
This weekend we went on a Mother’s Day hike at Bushkill Falls in Pennsylvania. It was a GREAT place to explore…and….for the first time ever, Isaac hiked on his own the whole way, leaving Dave’s strong shoulders some time to … Continue reading
Isaac just turned five. (It seems to be what I’ve mostly been blogging about! tired of it yet? this’ll be the last post…promise!) When Andrew turned five, my heart broke. It up and shattered on me. It was the first … Continue reading
I’ve been using the same recipe for birthday cake for a few years now. The kids both prefer vanilla cakes, and this vanilla cake, although, you know, is just vanilla…is SO SO good. And this recipe is a workhorse for … Continue reading
It’s been a wonderful five years. I can’t wait to see what’s ahead. :) Email this post Like!5