I SHARED MY FIRST INSTAGRAM 5 YEARS AGO TODAY

  1. I had just finished my sophomore year of college and moved back home for the summer.
  2. That night I made brownies for my dad and my brother. Just as I was about to pour the batter into the large tin I decided that I wanted them to be bite-sized. So I poured the batter into a mini muffin tin...
  3. ... Which was a good idea and all, but I didn't think to shorten the amount of time they would need to bake in the oven. So I put them in the oven and set the timer to whatever was suggested for a large tin of brownies.
  4. They were very, VERY overcooked. But we still ate them.
    To say we ate them is a bit of a stretch. My dad and brother probably ate them out of pity.
  5. When I woke up the next morning my dad had left a note next to the brownies.
  6. I had just updated to an iPhone which meant I could finally use Instagram like all of the designers and bloggers I followed on Twitter.
  7. And I decided to make this note my first Instagram!
  8. I'll admit it took me almost a year to realize that you could follow people on Instagram. I thought it was just a photo editing app.
  9. My baking skills have really improved over the years...
  10. Blueberry cheesecake popsicles
  11. Brown butter blondies with cookie butter frosting
    THESE WERE INCREDIBLE
  12. And some white chocolate covered pretzels with crushed peppermint
  13. Let's be friends on Instagram, too! Or not. You know, that's fine I guess.