My favorite Instagram photos and some fun news!

Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well.

I have a quick favor to ask – the Lemon Lavender Bars I recently blogged about made it to the final five in the Girl Scout cookie contest! This is exciting because the winner receives $250, and will recreate their recipe on tv, on New Day Northwest. Oh and let us not forget the additional prize of 24 boxes of Girl Scout cookies!

It is now up to a popular vote. They only allow one vote per person, and you can only vote once, so this is a case where every vote really matters! If you feel inclined to vote, just click this link: You don’t have to sign up for anything.

Thank you so much!!

Secondly: I was looking through my Instagram photos today and thought it would be fun to share my favorites from the past year and a half. I promise I’m not doing this just to promote my Instagram, although of course you’re more than welcome to follow me (jessiechene).

Instagram is continuing to build popularity, and I don’t think it’s just the filters. We’ll probably get tired of the vintage look after awhile. What I like about it, and the reason I check it often, is that it’s just fun to see snapshots of what different people are doing throughout their day. I follow a lot of bloggers as well as friends. And Ryan Seacrest.

Anyway, here are about 10 of my favorite Insta-moments from the last year or so:

Woody taking a peaceful nap under the Christmas lights


Last spring I took a vacation to LA with my friend Ally, and ran into Mario Lopez filming Extra at the Grove. The expression of the lady on the left shows exactly how I felt on the inside!


We stopped by San Diego too, and I just fell in love with that city. I know the photo below isn’t the best quality, but it’s one of my favorites…it kind of expresses the laid-back quality of the beach and town there.


Sisters! My sister Maren graduated from grad school and I love this pic of the three of us.


Blue skies smiling at me


Woody had very mixed feelings about the fireworks last July 4th…


October Sky


One of the best desserts I’ve ever had at Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery in Ballard


My favorite running spot. No filter needed or used.


Those are some of my favorite shots! Thanks for reading!

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  • angelasadventures

    I voted for you! How fun that you’re in the Top 5!!!

    • Jessie

      Thank you SO MUCH Angela!

  • Ally T

    Voted! Love the pics! We need to get together sometime soon!

    • Jessie

      Thanks so much Ally! Yes we do – it’s been too long!

  • Kathleen Dust

    I just voted for your recipe… I was nervous before I looked at the other entries, because I’m kind of obsessed with Tagalongs. I didn’t want to vote for you just because I know you. ;) But the waffle cookies didn’t sound like a good way to eat Tagalongs to me, and I’m not a Samoas fan, so it was quite easy to honestly choose yours! Now I want something lemon-y. :)

    • Jessie

      Thanks so much Kathleen! I’m glad you followed your conscience and still chose me in the end haha! :)

  • Missa


    • Jessie

      Thank you Missa!!

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