How I Grew Over 100K Instagram followers

How I grew 100k Instagram followers: Helpful tips and advice to grow your following organically over time.

Here are the 11 things I did to grow over 100K Instagram followers in two years and ten things I didn’t do. I share my best advice to achieve real Instagram following and engagement. Let’s get started!

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Instagram is one of the fastest growing, most influential social media platforms in existence today. If you master Instagram, you harness huge marketing power. In my other posts I discuss how to begin an account. I share do’s and don’ts, etiquette, benefits, common mistakes that can thwart your efforts, how to make money and more. But today I want to break it all down for you. Let’s get to the heart of the matter. Think you need to be famous or a real professional to grow 100K Instagram followers? Think again.

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Let’s Get Straight to the Point:

How Did I Grow Over 100K Instagram Followers in Two Years?

Let’s let the scene. I am not a professional anything, or I wasn’t before I began.

I Am Not A:

  • famous person
  • professional photographer
  • trained decorator
  • professional designer
  • trained artist
  • marketing professional
  • professional writer

What I Am:

  • a stay at home mom.
  • a college graduate.
  • passionate about décor.
  • creative, with an eye for photography.
  • a joyful individual.

Why do I share this? Because if I can grow over 100K Instagram followers, so can you. 

What I Did to Grow Over 100K Instagram Followers. My Best Advice:

  1. Work on your craft daily. In my case, home decor. So, I decorated and redecorated spaces every day.
  2. Build real relationships and become part of a community.
  3. Dedicate yourself. Follow a consistent posting schedule and never miss a day.
  4. Speak in your authentic voice and have something to say.
  5. Reach out to strangers and become friends.
  6. Lead hashtag groups or create one of your own.
  7. Develop yourself as a brand. In my case, Jodie and I created #thedesigntwins.
  8. Work on your photography every day.
  9. Build others up by sharing or featuring inspiring accounts.
  10. Become a student of Instagram. Study what works and what doesn’t.
  11. Don’t be afraid to clean up your feed.

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These Are the Things I Didn’t Do:

  1.  Use any artificial means or tricks.
  2.  Post and run.
  3.  Ignore questions or comments.
  4.  Follow for follow.
  5.  Create lots of sponsored posts.
  6.  Host lots of giveaways. I think I did two in two years.
  7.  Sell watches.
  8.  Post personal pictures.
  9.  Deviate from my niche.
  10.  Take my followers for granted. It’s so essential to stay 100% grateful and connected even in success.

I am not saying this is the only way to reach 100K Instagram followers, by any means. There are many different pathways to success on Instagram. There are many different niches that require different choices. My path isn’t necessarily better than other paths, but it has proven successful for me and for Jodie. But this is my experience, plain and relatively simple.

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My Best Advice to Grow 100K Instagram Followers:

  • Know yourself and be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
  • Share authentically.
  • Interact authentically: Engage.
  • Don’t hold back. IG is no place to be shy or reserved. You only have your picture, your written words and emojis to express your true personality and grab people’s attentions and hearts.
  • Post carefully and purposefully.
  • Post the best photos you possibly can, even if this means taking a photography course.

Create unique, exciting and exceptional content in both voice and vision and people will find you without any tricks or gimmicks.

If you’re looking for more advice and inspiration for how to grow 100K Instagram followers, check out this blog post on how to grow your Instagram organically.

It may take some time, and it will take dedication, but anything worth having usually does.

I truly wish you success and most importantly, I wish you joy along your path. If you enjoy your journey, you have achieved success. In addition, others will feel your joy and the rest will follow. Remember, I didn’t gain 100K Instagram followers overnight.

I love it when you share your stories or questions with me. Please comment below and I will reply with a personal letter today.

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We have 12 other Instagram related posts in which we share all we’ve learned, the details of Julie’s journey, Jodie’s journey, the mistakes you may be making, what has worked and what has not, as well as how to make money and more. Delve deeper and invest in educating yourself. It will save valuable time in the long run.

jodie & julie

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  1. Pamela says:

    This sounds easy enough…. it’s a bit discouraging tho when you feel you lack the creativity to produce beautiful pictures or write graceful flowing words, or are slightly shy.

    Maybe I should “sell watches” ! ???? Thanks for making me LOL at what you didn’t do.

    Looking forward to your next blog post.

    Have a blessed day ladies.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Pamela, OMG! I hope no one things I’m judging…it’s just what I chose not to do…a reminder that each of our paths is full of choices! We are SO glad to have you visiting the blog…really and truly, it just makes our day! And thank you for replying too. We are hard at work researching, learning, discovering, and writing to keep those blog posts coming so stay tuned! Your friends, Julie & Jodie

      • Pamela says:

        I never once sensed judgement on your part at all in this post as I read it. I thought the do’s and dont’s were most helpful and well explained, and a bit humorous. I am sorry if you felt like I was judging you, it was not my intention. I feel every word you write is well thought out, insightful, informative and sincere. I love your transparency in your videos and your writing. Once again thank you for these encouraging blog posts.

        • jjdesigntwins says:

          Oh Pamela Dear, I promise you I did no such thing! I was just kidding 🙂 When I wrote this post I was trying to be as honest, direct, forthright, and succinct as I could. Jodie read it and chuckled at the same spot…Anyway, it is completely me, my slight miscommunication to you…I personally had it in the back of my head that some people might interpret my list as placing judgement on others who make different choices. I place no judgement as I said, everyone must walk their own path. I love your sweet heart, your concern…you are just beautiful. You are perfect and so was your letter. Wish I could hug you right now. May God bless you dear one, Julie

          • Pamela says:

            Awe you cute thing! Sending you a virtual hug ????
            Confession time…. I have looked at those follow for follow hashtags and wondered how/if they work….did not follow for follow tho. I’ll patiently wait it out and take each step at a time.


          • jjdesigntwins says:

            Pamela, I love confessions 🙂 haha! Jodie and I try to carry ourselves on Instagram just as we do in real life…putting our best foot forward, being true, being generous, being ourselves. When I have guests over to my house I am going to make things look as nice as possible, put on my makeup and be the best person God intended me to be. I am the same on Instagram. I am true…I follow those who I am inspired to follow. I reply with my genuine heart. I connect with strangers in honest and genuine ways, because this is real for me. Because it is real I enjoy it…and those who create fake accounts and do weird things with their accounts can’t possibly be enjoying it as much as I am 🙂 I know, with a true spirit like yours, you are destined to have as beautiful of a journey as we. With love, Julie

    • ANDREA says:

      Inspirational and Motivational! ! I truly have loved stumbling upon you on Instagram and following your blog. I’ll become good at decorating some day..hopefully sooner than later .

      • jjdesigntwins says:

        Andrea, Welcome to our blog! You absolutely will! Practice, practice, practice…that’s what it takes. We are so excited that you made it to our blog and we hope we can continue to inspire you in all ways, ways you don’t even expect. You may receive a gift from our March Madness giveaway, especially if you come back 31 days for 31 chances. But in the process it is our true goal and wish that you take away so much more….inspiration, motivation, ideas, knowledge, and yes, friendship. With love & gratitude, Julie & Jodie

    • Melody Blanchard says:

      Enjoyed reading your blog. Can’t believe how much dedication it takes to keep this Instagram going for you. You are definitely successful at what you do. And I appreciate that not only do you share your beautiful homes with us and all your purchases (cause u know how much us gals love buying things or even seeing what someone else buys) but u also share the love of Jesus with all of your followers too! To me, that is the most important. I wish I had the time and drive to do this. (My time is limited as I’m raising our 3 year old granddaughter and also a pastors wife) which is not as easy as it was when I was in my 20’s. I am now 56. Ugh!! But Jesus gets me through. One day at a time!! ???? Anyway, praying for you two dear sisters and always enjoying the times that your Instagrams and blogs take me away for a little while. . Blessings to you both, Melody Blanchard ???? #godisgood

      • jjdesigntwins says:


        What a sweetie you are! You are a blessing to us! And we appreciate every word, every comment and every heart felt connection that we have with you! You are right that it takes a ton of time and believe me, we are scrambling over here most days! haha! But the rewards are so great! And sharing our hearts and our Christ-led message is a big part of that! Thank you for all your love and support! Right back at you sweet dear friend!

        God bless you!
        With love and gratitude,

        Jodie & Julie

    • Haley says:

      I enjoyed this post! Thank you for writing it. I’m a blogger too and my IG acct is important to grow my business as well, so I’m definitely going to be more intentional with the things you’ve suggested! I’m growing slowly but surely and will definitely utilize the “work on it everyday” advice!!

      • jjdesigntwins says:

        We are very glad to hear that you found this post helpful. We hope you return to read our many blog posts covering every aspect of Instagram success. Good luck with your blog and your IG. XO ~ Julie & Jodie

  2. Nancy Laverde says:

    You ladies have of the best blogs post ever! Love coming here for tips and inspiration 🙂 thank you for the transparency and love you exude in each of your blog post! I wish you both continued success and happiness!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Wow Nancy, what a wonderful comment to read! I’m over here with my heart singing and my face beaming. Jodie and I must be the luckiest in the world to have such gorgeous, supportive friends…truly we are blown away. Thank you so much. Know that you have touched our hearts to express such love and appreciation. We hope you will come back as often as your schedule allows. Your grateful friends, Julie & Jodie

  3. Kaitlyn | freshandvintageliving says:

    I love these posts full of insight!! No matter where we are in the instagram community, your tips are a great reminder! I love the honesty in all your content!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Kaitlyn, Welcome to our blog! Thank you so much for that. It really means a lot to hear. We hope you will visit us often, Kaitlyn. We have a lot to share and hope you will join us on this journey! With gratitude, your friends, Julie & Jodie

  4. Patti says:

    I always enjoy your informative posts, you give so freely.. it’s been fun seeing the changes in your homes and the excitement and enthusiasm you both have when sharing a new idea or vignette.
    Thank you, Patti

    • Jaime says:

      Hi, this is Jaime (from Oregon) and I have no idea if I’m leaving a comment in the right place???? BUT I made an attempt!!! So I’m commenting on your March madness!!! I love all of you stories and blog posts!!! ????????????

  5. Val Lamb says:

    Your photos are beautiful, your posts are very positive and inspiring, I live in the north of England {Newcastle} and I really look forward to your posts x x

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Val, What a delight to wake up and read your reply! I love your country so much. I had never been before last year when Jodie, our mom, and my hubby and went and toured the south and ended in London for 8 days. It was magical…beyond words. I have a love for all things British…so that means I love YOU! Our trip only grew that love. Your people are incredible…I didn’t expect people to be SO kind! I drove the whole time, hundreds and hundreds of miles, and I’ve never been so proud or felt so adventurous…wow…it was scary but exhilarating haha. I loved the politeness and consideration on the roadways…especially the highways. You learn a lot about a people by the way they drive. Thank you for following. I hope you continue to enjoy. We would love you to tell your friends too. With love and gratitude, Julie & Jodie

      • Val Lamb says:

        Thank you so much for your reply, If you ever get the chance to visit again come further north and visit Yorkshire, Harrogate and York are beautiful and rich in history, not to forget my home city Newcastle. I am a newcomer to to Instagram and your posts are full of easy to follow information. love your instastories always happy and smiley x x

        • jjdesigntwins says:

          Val, Jodie and I could only leave your beautiful country promising ourselves we would return…I mean, there was SO much left unseen, it was almost painful to depart. Our ancestors are British too, not that it is a necessity, but it adds to our love. We are so pleased that you found us, and we are doubly pleased that you take the time to reach out. We have a new friend in Yorkshire…I just like the sound of it! haha! With love and all the best wishes we can wish, Julie & Jodie

    • Kris Pappas says:

      I am from Ohio & my 16 year daughter has been using Instagram since it came out, it’s all very new to me. My daughter said to me this is a whole other side of Instagram I’ve never seen…the mom side. I get so inspired by people and their creativity and enjoy seeing where others live and the beauty in this world.

      • jjdesigntwins says:

        Kris, Thank you for sharing! So very fun. I love your story and “the mom side” of IG. That’s funny but true. I too began to keep an eye on what my daughter was posting haha. Now she comes to me for advice! We hope to offer all kinds of inspiration here on our blog and we truly hope you come along for the journey. In gratitude and friendship, Julie & Jodie

  6. Lindsey says:

    Thank you so much for all of your insightful blog posts. Always full of so much information and beautiful photos. I can only hope one day I perfect my craft like you two have!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Lindsey, Wow, such high praise! Thank you, darling friend! We have spend a lot of time…but you HAVE to love it…you have to be true. For one thing, we only have this one life…what good is it if we don’t enjoy the journey? Right? And when your heart is true, and you are passionate, you are attractive to others. This is true in real life, and it is true on Instagram. We wish you all the success your heart can hold. Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  7. Great post Julie! I found you and then Jodi on Instagram because you both had beautiful home décor and were sincere! Not to mention you host some of my favorite hashtags! I’m so glad you both have created a blog to share your passion with more people! Keep up the great work! XOXO, Sarah

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yay Sarah! So excited to see you on the blog 🙂 Thank you so much for joining us here and for your kind words. We are really loving the blogging journey so far. It’s a lot of work, but just like Instagram, when you love the challenge the journey is the fun! We are growing and learning every single day…so much that it’s exciting to get up in the morning. We hope you will come back often and visit us. We are going to share lots of motivational and inspirational wisdom that we think you will love and will also benefit you in your business. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  8. Sandra Cavallo says:

    You girls are both such an inspiration!
    Great info on how to grow your instagram, I am guilty of post and run!! Now I am conscious!!! Thank you!!????????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Sandra, Aw, thank you for those kind words! They mean so very much! We are so grateful that you a) came to our blog b) took the time to write something nice! We have the best followers and readers…it just makes our day to hear from you! You know, we all have to “post and run” sometimes…we do. But just try your best. Every day we just try our best. Some days I have no choice but to leave my replies until later. So now that you are conscious, maybe just try to do it less. We have many more Instagram-related posts filled with our insights and advice regarding all aspects of growing and monetizing, so we hope you will continue to enjoy them. Have a blessed day, Julie & Jodie

  9. Mary Beth says:

    You sisters inspire me! Thank you for your daily ideas, decorating advice and for sharing your homes with all of us!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Welcome to our blog Mary Beth! Thank you so much for your sweet reply. It makes it all worthwhile when we hear that you enjoy what we do. We hope you will continue visiting us here so we can share and grow together on this journey. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  10. Sukhi kaur says:

    I have never approached anyone on social media regarding my home decor interest but you guys made me wanna get in touch with you. You two are full of insipiration. I am one of your recent followers and I am so glad to find your instagram page. Congratulation on starting a blog. I love love reading it. Thanks for all the tips on staring a instagram page.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Sukhi, Wow, we are truly honored. We value every single person who follows us, but it takes it to the next level of appreciation when you take the time and care to reach out to us. It means a lot. We hope you will continue to enjoy what we share. Instagram is always changing so we will keep you up to date on the latest. Also, we’ve got lots of DIY projects in the works as well as our spring tours right around the corner. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  11. Heather Lane says:

    Such great tips! Thank you for taking the time and effort to share all that! I love your blog and y’all are are so thoughtful to do a March Madness give away!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Heather, Welcome to our blog. We are so excited to have you here. The giveaway starts tomorrow, so stop by beginning March 1st all the way through March 31 for a new chance each day to win a gift. If you leave a comment every day you’ll have 31 chances to win…they’ll be very good odds 🙂 We hope that in the process you’ll enjoy lots of inspiration and information we have here on our blog…heck, your decor and IG skills should both benefit! (that’s the goal!) With love, Julie & Jodie

  12. Angie Ostler says:

    March Madness baby!!! I have enjoyed your blog and reading through your posts this morning. I always like to take a moment to see what you guys are up to on here! You ladies are inspiring on so many levels! I sure appreciate your honesty and your willingness to help others! And now to have met you in person!? Well, that was a blessing beyond measure! Xoxo! ❤????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh My Gosh, Angie Girl!! We feel the same way about you! Your light shines brightly through your Instagram, and to meet you in person only doubly confirms what we already knew in our hearts about you. Your generosity of spirit and sweet personality are contagious…both Jodie and I felt a true connection to you individually before we had the great blessing to rejoice in your presence. Thank you for your continued love and support. It means more than words can say. With love and affection, Julie & Jodie

  13. Maggie says:

    Great advice. Love your blog!!! You are both so sweet!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Maggie, Welcome to our blog…we are thrilled you made it here. We hope we can inspire you and enlighten you in all kinds of ways. Even more, we hope we become friends! With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  14. Regina says:

    Beautiful Design Twins ~

    I read this today and it’s so informative. The things that stood out the most was to work on your craft daily, work on your photography and develop a brand! To keep learning and educating myself is what I need to do. I enjoyed the article for the iPhone photo tips because my kids are always showing me what to do on my phone. I was taking pictures this weekend and informed them of my new found knowledge. They didn’t know that you can take a picture with the volume button!

    Laughter and Gratitude,

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Wow Regina, You are like a sponge. It’s so exciting. Jodie and I also feel like sponges. We feel like little kids just wanting to learn and grow and can barely keep up with our eagerness and excitement. Blogging is like that for us! We love to be able to learn about something and then pass it on to others. It is very satisfying. We hope you will continue to come along with us as we travel this uncharted waters. Your friends, Julie & Jodie

  15. Tammy Haney says:

    Thanks for these tips! I follow your instagram, love your beautiful posts. I love decorating and making my home pretty. You’re a true inspiration. Keep up the great work. ????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yay, Tammy, you made it to our blog! Welcome. We truly hope you are even more inspired by our articles than the little squares of Instagram. We love it here because we are so much freer to share more of who we are. We love the ability to teach and inspire. We hope you enjoy and come back often. With love and gratitude, Julie & Jodie

      • Tammy Haney says:

        Thanks for replying. I now follow your blog as of today. ????
        March Madness giveaway, I forgot to mention earlier. ????

  16. Amy says:

    Awesome Article! Thanks for sharing! ???? March Madness

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Amy, We are so excited for you to join us here on our blog! We hope we can continue to inspire and grow together as we travel this journey. We treasure your support and feedback…that’s why we decided to put our gratitude into action this month…We hope you win one of our gifts, but even more, we hope you love what you read so much that you will benefit in more ways than you initially expected. With love and gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  17. Sarah says:

    This is so helpful! Thank you!
    This is for March madness! And I enjoy your blog posts. ????

  18. Sherry says:

    One reason I believe you are so successful is because you are sincere, and that is a magnet. People want to feel important to someone, and cared about, and you girls have made so many feel so valid and valued. God is using you. His path for you has been laid before you, and you are following it… just like the ‘yellow brick road.’ 🙂

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Sherry, that was so beautifully put, almost poetically put…and so, so true. God is at the helm and we listen hard for His guidance, and then we don’t hesitate to follow…even if we have our own doubts. The more you trust the more He provides. It’s truly magnificent. Even our March Madness giveaway…I looked at the idea and in my mind I was slightly crazy because I thought, we will be going into debt…but I said, OK, God, I trust you. He said to me “Julie, be extravagant! Be extravagantly generous”…this was the directive I heard…already He has provided ways to cut “the debt” in half so it’s doable. Like magic…but it’s not magic…it’s God 100%. We are continually amazed. All His blessings we wish upon you dear one, with love and affection, Julie & Jodie

      • Sherry says:

        This evening I was sitting here after dinner reading Matthew 6:19-21
        “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
        How encouraging, for March Madness!

  19. Tracy says:

    Thanks for the info. Great read. Have a blessed week

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Tracy, You are so welcome! So glad you found this informative. We have a lot more inspiration to come and we are incredibly grateful to have you along for this amazing journey. With love, Julie & Jodie

  20. Marie says:

    Hi Jodie and Julie! I like your advice. Thank you for all of it and I look forward to your March madness ????
    Marie @marieshomeandgarden

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hay Marie! So happy to have you on our blog. I’m happy dancing over here. I’m glad you found this post helpful. Now that we’ve given you an additional incentive to visit our blog all month long, wink wink, we hope you will explore all the other Instagram insight posts…I think we have about 8. Each one has something of value to help you on your IG journey. By the end of the month you’ll know as much as we have learned in our collective 4 years of IG devotion (read obsession!) 🙂 Blessings to you sweet friend, Julie & Jodie

  21. Jill Stephenson says:

    Jodie and Julie,

    Thank you for being a daily inspiration in design and life lessons!!! It is a blessing to be apart of your journey. Thank you for opening the March Madness up to your Canadian Friends!



    • jjdesigntwins says:


      You are so welcome! Thank YOU for your love and support! We love our Canadian friends and I’m so glad we figured out a way to make it work!

      With love and blessings,
      Jodie & Julie

  22. Betty says:

    So excited! I think I successfully subscribed to the blog. Live following you girls along.



    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Betty, You are so darling. Fingers crossed that you figured it out haha! Welcome! We are certainly grateful and happy that you made it over here. We are pouring our hearts into our posts so we hope you are inspired and learn some takeaways that make you want to come back! You are such a positive light on IG…we truly appreciate your kindness with everyone you encounter. With love & gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  23. Jane Warnock says:

    March Madness has nothing on you two!! Your enthusiasm is infectious!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh my gosh, Jane, you are too cute!!! Greatest comment EVER! Thank you sweet friend…just made my night. I’m ending my replies with you because I’m smiling all the way through and I want to take this smile to sleep with me hee hee! Wishing you God’s great love and blessings always, Julie & Jodie

  24. NANCY says:

    So pumped about this March Madness! Wanted so bad to be the very first one to post on March 1st, but it’s 11:10 pm AZ time and my body is telling me “please let me sleep” ????
    Thank you for inspiring me, you two are a hoot! Let the madness begin! ❤️

    • NANCY says:

      My comment says “awaiting moderation”

      • jjdesigntwins says:

        No worries, Nancy. They all say that until we have the chance to approve them and reply. With so many coming in it took us longer than usual. With love, Julie & Jodie

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Nancy, Oh my goodness Nancy! You win for the cutest award! We just love and appreciate your enthusiasm SO MUCH! Stay committed, Darling, because with 31 chances you are bound to win if you come each day! Hope you don’t just take away a tangible gift but also so much more than you anticipated. We hope you take away love, encouragement, positivity, inspiration, and JOY! XO ~ Julie & Jodie

  25. Brenda Galiher @growingingracedaily says:

    Good Morning Ladies, I think the very thing that has drawn me to your Instagram… and now to following your blog is that you both seem to have so much fun, and that you actually enjoy sharing with the rest of us! You have answered many questions for me concerning What, Why. and How. The info in your article concerning picture taking with my “phone” has already made a difference in my personal posts. Thanks for just being you. #marchmadness

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Brenda, Wow! To wake up to your words was truly a gift! We are overjoyed to hear that you are inspired by what we are sharing. We really ARE having fun and we really do LOVE to share…so that’s why you feel it! Hip Hip Hooray! This fun March Madness came from my walking around my house thinking I have too much…we thought we should open a store, but we didn’t want to sell it, we wanted to give it…then God spoke to my heart and said “Julie, be extravagant”…(the shipping costs are going to be the kicker)…but He speaks and I listen. period. We are so very happy to have you join us on this journey…it’s just getting better and better so hang on 🙂 With love and gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  26. Keri says:

    Love this and all you both do! March Madness all month 🙂

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yay Keri! Welcome to our blog and of course March Madness! We are so happy to have you here. Thank you for your sweet support and kind words. We hope that we can inspire you even more on the pages of our blog. We’ve created topics from DIY and our spiritual stories to our best decorating ideas, budget decor, and lots of inside scoop how to make Instagram work for you no matter what your goals. We hope each day you read something that makes you think or adds value to your life. With love and gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  27. Janice says:

    Hi, love all the beatiful pictures and ideas for decorating. Also love watching your instagram stories, your home is beautiful and your smiles. Happy March madness

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Janice!

      We are so glad you are here! Thank you for taking the time to come and visit our blog. We appreciate your support so much.

      Good luck with the giveaway! Remember, every day in March is a new day to win so we hope you will visit us again!

      With love and blessings,
      Jodie & Julie

  28. Tammy says:

    Oh my goodness such great info in this post about IG! As someone trying to build their followers on IG this is so helpful! Especially about your true voice, being you, love that! Other social media outlets can seem so unreal at times and I have found a truly caring community on IG! Thanks for sharing your knowledge Jodie and Julie! God Bless ???? And Yeah for March Madness!!!!!????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Tammy, It is with joy that I read your comment. I love that you were inspired by this post. It means so much to hear that. Jodie and I are incredibly motivated to help others and share everything we can to help others succeed. We feel it is our true calling in life. We hope to help others discover and pursue their life’s purpose as well. We hope you will continue on this wonderful journey so we can grow together. With love & gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  29. Debbie Rosalis says:

    Love your blog !! Always so informative ! Excited for March Madness giveaway ????

  30. jackey says:

    Awesome Article! Thanks for sharing! March Madness.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Good Morning Jackey, Welcome to our blog! We are thrilled you made it here. Hopefully you will enjoy reading our blog posts as well as possibly winning a gift from us. With 31 days in March you will have 31 chances to win. So we hope you will come back each day and leave us a message. by the time the month is through we’ll be best buddies, which will be an even greater gift! XO ~ Julie & Jodie

  31. Jill Stephenson says:

    Yay for March Madness! Looking forward to what is in store for March from The Design Twins! Thank you for your inspiration.????????????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw Jill, that is so sweet of you! We are elated that you are here and joining us on this journey. We cannot wait to reveal all that’s in store. We promise, it’s going to be a fun, inspirational ride. 31 days, 31 chances to win…by the time March is through we hope to be “old friends” and you’ll never want to leave because we are having just way too much fun! wink wink. with gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  32. Jackie says:

    March Madness is HERE! Although I don’t need any more motivation to look forward to your feed every day this is certainly a pinch more exciting. I am inspired by both your relationship and your passion for this very hard “work” you do. My tea and your feed is a daily ritual now. Thanks for making the world a prettier and a nicer place one post at a time

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Oh my goodness. Your message made me smile and giggle a little! Thank you for making MY day that much more special. You are a gem and I appreciate every word you shared!

      Julie and I thank God for putting people like you in our lives! Your support and love is everything to us!

      Good luck!!

      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie

  33. Stephanie says:

    So informative and fascinating! Thx March Madness

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      We are so happy that you took the time to come and visit us and share your feedback! Thank you! It means so much to us!

      Good luck on the giveaway and we hope you will come back to enter again! Every day in March is a NEW chance to win!

      With love and gratitude,

      Jodie & Julie

  34. Angela says:

    So enjoy your blog! I have two sets of twin grandchildren so I feel a sort of connection to y’all!!! Thanks for sharing! You two are beautiful!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Wow! You are doubly blessed! That is so special. Thanks for sharing with us! We always feel a connection when there are twins involved!

      With love and gratitude,

      Jodie & Julie

  35. Stacey says:

    Thank you for sharing your success story & these great tips! Super excited about the March Madness giveaway!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yeah! Stacey, you are so welcome! We are just so excited that you are here!

      We want to welcome you and remind you that EVERY day in March is a chance to win so we hope you will take a moment every day for a NEW chance to win!!

      Best of luck.
      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie

  36. Kim Lord says:

    So sweet of you to share these great tips! Your story surely inspires…

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you, Kim! That means so much!

      We are so glad that you took the time to come and visit us on our blog!

      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie

  37. Abigail freund says:

    Thank you for sharing these useful and insightful tips! I couldn’t be more excited for your march madness giveaway! Hope I win t some point! God bless you!


    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Abi,

      Welcome to our blog!
      We are so happy to hear that you found the post useful! That really makes it all worth while!
      Thank you for your feedback and best of luck with the giveaway!

      Remember, every day in March is a new chance to win so we hope you will come back!

      With love and gratitude,

      Jodie & Julie

  38. Heather Melvin says:

    Thank you so much for your tips here. I love the honesty and kindness. True integrity ???? And of course – like you said it takes hard work and dedication – like most things worth having do. Have a wonderful day ladies ! ????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Heather, absolutely…I love how you held on to the most important message of the piece! I like you already 🙂 What a joy and honor it is to have you join us on our blog. We truly hope you will stay, learn, grow and become inspired in perhaps unexpected ways. This is our goal…if fact, it is our calling. We hope that after 31 days of enticing you to join us for the giveaways that you will actually come away with so much more! By the end of the month we are going to be BESTIES! Deal? hee hee, With love and friendship in our hearts, Julie & Jodie

  39. I loved this post! So much wisdom and honesty! Thank you for sharing with your readers!! On to the “blog money making” post now!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Katrina, So very happy you are here! God places people in our paths for purpose. Sometimes we can see why and other times we can’t. With you we see! You are a joy and a blessing and we hope we can grow together on this wonderful journey. With gratitude and friendship, Julie & Jodie

  40. Kristen says:

    You two are the absolute sweetest! I have loved reading through your blogs. Your pictures make me a a little tiny bit jealous lol (why didn’t I get any creativity genes Lord ?????) thank you for all your tips and inspiration❤

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Kristen, Awww, thank you honey. You have me smiling ear to ear. We are going to work on changing that tape that plays in your head “why didn’t I get the creativity gene”? We are going to change that to “I am so excited that I can grow my creativity through the fun of practice…and every day is an opportunity to improve in this area of my life…what fun it will be!” See? You can do that, right? We will hold your hand and help you get there…I promise. With love and friendship, Julie & Joide

  41. Kim says:

    I love the design twins! I have a twin sister so I feel a kinship to you both! Thank you so much for all the information, beauty & fun etc. you share each day! You brighten my day. Thank you for the inspiration & tips as well! I was going half crazy last weekend knowing you were both here in town ….wanted to “bump” into you so bad! Excited for your March Madness! ????????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh My Goodness, Kim! I could just kiss you! Your excitement and enthusiasm jumps right off my computer screen and into my heart! Thank you for the abundance of kindness and love…wish we had bumped into you…we barely left the house except to go out to dinners and visit tap dancing classes haha! We are just thrilled to have you here on our blog! We hope you are ready for lots more inspiration because we’re just getting started. If you liked what we gave you on IG hold onto your fedora girlfriend…it’s about to go down! haha! We hope you will come back every day for March Madness and by the end of it all we’ll be best friends, right? With love and a tremendous amount of gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  42. Rebecca Carroll says:

    I love both of your homes! This is for March Madness. So excited????

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank you for your sweet words! We are so glad you took the time to join us on your blog!

      Good luck! Remember, every day in March is NEW chance to win!

      Jodie & Julie

  43. Shelly fonda says:

    Love ,love your blog!!!! Excited for March madness!!!! Have a great week!!!????

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Aww! You are so sweet! I love starting my day with a message like yours. Thank you ! It means so much

      Wishing you good luck in the giveaway! Remember, every day in March is a NEW chance to win!

      Jodie & Julie

  44. Kim says:

    Love you both! I have a twin sister also & so I feel a kinship to you! Thank you for all the inspiration & tips, the beautiful pictures & the dose of reality. Love how genuine & fun you both are. It killed me last weekend when you were both here in town. Wanted so bad to “bump” into you! Excited for your March Madness! ????????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Kim!

      Oh how fun! We feel the same secret connection with other twins and have always gravitated towards them….wanting to be besties!! It’s just the most awesome and special relationship! Thanks so much for joining us on our blog and for sharing this journey with us! Your support and feedback means everything to us!

      Good luck! And don’t forget….every day in March is a new chance to win!!

      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie

  45. Keisha Thompson says:

    Love your blog, discovered ‘The Design Twins’ on Instagram about 6 months ago! Love the positivity and tips, along with all the new styles and trends in home decor! I’m starting a business soon and will definitely keep these tips in mind for advertising and sharing on IG! Also, I want to be entered in your drawing……..MARCH MADNESS!! 🙂

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank you for following and for joining us here on our blog! How exciting to be starting your own business! Julie and I just officially created our partnership “The Design Twins” this past September and it has been very exciting and rewarding! But we are very new to this as well. We hope we can continue to share and inspire one another on this journey together!

      Best of luck,
      With love and blessings,
      Jodie & Julie

  46. Patti matsch says:

    Love you both so much!! I’m using your beautiful ideas in my home!!❤️❤️ Oh and March Madness. ❤️❤️

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      That is so wonderful to hear! We love getting feedback and thank you for you kind words!
      Good luck!

      With love and gratitude,

      Jodie & Julie

  47. Natalie says:

    Very good tips I should try this for my photography insta account. I can’t seem to get an audience. Thank you!

    March madness!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Natalie,

      I’m so glad you found this helpful! When I was just starting out and couldn’t get anyone over to my account I just spent TONS of time going to other people’s accounts…following people, sharing love, getting inspired…And I did that for a LONG time. I was actually SHOCKED when anyone followed me. I wasn’t really expecting anyone to! But if you leave enough comments that are thoughtful to people who are actually listening (engaging) you will eventually make friends and people will want to connect with you. None of this happens quickly so just be prepared to put in the time.

      Good luck! And we hope you will come back….each day is a new chance to win!!

      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie

  48. Cristina says:

    Thanks for sharing this valuable information. I am inspired by both of you daily! I will definitely be applying these tips! And how generous of you to be doing an amazing giveaway! March Madness! Xoxo ????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yeah Cristina!

      You are so sweet! I’m so happy to hear that you found it helpful!
      Good luck!!

      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie

  49. Carolyn says:

    You two ladies are so lovely and sweet. It’s such a blessing following you, seeing your home decor and always being encouraged all at once. I don’t know if have quite the knack or home for such beautiful decorating but I am trying little by little to make our home more appealing and cozy all on a budget. It’s definitely doable with patience, I just need more, (patience, that is) And with that I say March Madness!! This is fun and thank you for the opportunity!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank you sweet Carolyn! Your words are so encouraging! Thank you for being on this wonderful journey with us!!

      That’s exactly where I started….with zero budget and very little patience. Just take baby steps and enjoy every little change you make!

      Good luck and God bless!

      Jodie & Julie

  50. Jeanette says:

    I’m pretty sure that one reason you are so successful is that you come across as authentic and caring. Your watch comment did crack me up and made me laugh out loud, which is always a good thing. ????

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      I love it! Haha! Thank you so so much! Julie wrote the part about the watches and she caught me off guard and made me laugh too!

      With love and blessings,

      Jodie & Julie

  51. Pat Howe says:

    Happy March Madness!! What a wonderful information on how to grown on instagram. Thanks for all your help. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing Pat H

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      We are so glad you are here! Thank you for your kind words. We love hearing that you found this helpful!

      Good luck!

      With love and gratitude,

      Jodie & Julie

  52. Cathy says:

    This is really sweet of you to share sllvthis info. To me, it’s encouraging. Love both of your blogs and IG accounts. Most of all. Love you both. Your smiles just brighten up my day.
    March Madness

  53. Betty says:

    Loved reading Go this post! My favorite advice was “To be oneself”…I agree that it’s ones brand shines. Way when it’s genuine and shows the real side of the person. Loved reading this! So Excited for MARCH MADNESS too!



    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank you for sharing what you liked about the post. It’s very interesting and helpful to know what parts you found helpful.

      Good luck on the giveaway! We hope you’ll be back to have a chance to win each day this month!

      xoxo Jodie & Julie

  54. Lori Bomgaars says:

    March madness … love your blog !

  55. Piper says:

    I love this series on blogging. You two are so inspirational and your pictures are so beautiful. I find myself studying them. Lol. Keep up the great work and I will be putting these tip to work for me. Oh, March Madness. !

  56. Kimberly - @shiplap.on.the.lake says:

    “Share authentically” – this is so incredibly true. Although I’m not looking to gain anything from posting my pictures, it is my way to connect with others that have the same interests as me and to share what makes me happy.

    Thank you for sharing.

    P.s., I might as well add March Madness while I’m here. 😉

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Kimberly,

      Yes, that’s how we both started too. For a very long time we just shared and reached out….gave love and looked for people that inspired us. We had no other motivations. But it is interesting what happened along the way that with more and more followers people started to ask us things, ask for advice, and look to us for inspiration. Little by little we found an audience and we began to find our voice. The whole thing just evolved until one day we just HAD to start a blog. It’s funny how you don’t know where you’re headed sometimes until you’re already on your way there….haha! Thanks for your thoughts and for sharing your happiness with us!

      With love and blessings,
      Jodie & Julie

  57. Tina says:

    Great information! Thanks for March Madness!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you so much Tina!
      We’re so glad you’re here. Good luck!

      With love and gratitude,

      Jodie & Julie

  58. Judy says:

    Y’all are too cute. Just joined IG a week ago and am so excited to have found you both. Love march madness ❤

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Wow! Judy, How exciting! How is IG going? Are you feeling overwhelmed or are you getting the hang of it? I hope you will keep us posted on your progress. IG is a “monster” that just takes time and patience….so enjoying the journey is really the only chance you have! Thanks so much for following along and for visiting us here. We are so happy to have you and wish you good luck!

      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie


    Hi Ladies! Loved reading your IG blog post! Can I just say ya”ll are the absolute cutest sisters everrrrr! I really enjoy your IG feed; the pictures are stunning and you both have such beautiful homes! Looking forward to March Madness! Hugs, Leah Ann

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Leah Ann,

      You are the SWEETEST ever!! Thank you for joining us on this journey and making the big trek over from IG to our blog! We are so excited you are here! Thank you for your kind words. It means so very much!

      God bless you and good luck!! (Don’t forget….each day is a new chance to win so we hope you will come back!)

      Jodie & Julie

  60. Marsha says:

    I started following Julie on Instagram a few months ago. I always looked forward to her stories and pictures and loved all the decorating she does. To my surprise, I did not know she had a twin sister until maybe a month ago so I now follow both Julie and Jodie :). I look forward to both stories each and every day, I am also an identical twin so I thought it was so great that you both share the same interests and are so close and have a wonderful connection.. I saw the contest “March Madness” on your Instagram story and this has brought me now to your blog which is so Wonderful! Your design style is so beautiful, Keep up the great work:) Marsha

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Marsha,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to come over from Instagram!! Thank you for following along on our journey and for sharing your cute story of how you connected with both of us! Yeah!! Twin power! Being twins is so much a part of who we are and the joy we have together is something we just love to share with others. We inspire each other and it is an easy next step to want to include others in the fun we find together! We are SO glad you are here! Good luck on the giveaway….and we invite you to come back each day for a new chance to win!!

      With love and gratitude!
      Jodie & Julie

  61. Tammy says:

    The two of you are so sweet to share so much time to help others. March Madness

  62. Diane Rojano says:

    I love that you didn’t resort to pitching wooden watches or any watches for that matter☺️. It’s the first of March! Let the March Madness begin!!!????????

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Haha! It was kinda a joke, and kinda just meant to say that you just need to stay true to what moves you. And that isn’t to take that away from others who may really love their watches. It just wasn’t part of our path…
      Good luck on the giveaways! I hope you will come back….each day is a new chance to win!

      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie

  63. Irene says:

    So glad I found you on Instagram, you inspire me to change things up and try new things.
    Can’t wait to see what’s up with March Madness…besides basketball! Go Arizona Wildcats!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank you! We are so glad you are here and happy to hear you have been inspired to try new things! That’s awesome!
      I love basketball too! Go Warriors! haha!

      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie

  64. Corey says:

    Thank you for taking the time to share your Instagram follower tips. It makes me love you two even more because you are so committed to being genuine and sincere. Your dedication to helping others is inspiring. I truly enjoy reading every blog post.

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Oh my gosh! You are so so sweet! I am literally at a loss for words. It just brings me so much joy to hear you say that! Thank you for your support and for sharing your kind heart with us! We are blessed to have you on this journey with us! You make it all worth while!

      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie

  65. Regina says:

    You both are so inspiring!! I love the positive vibes you give in your post and videos. I absolutely love to decorate, it is my passion. Thank you for sharing with us all! I am sooooo excited about March Madness!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yeah! Regina! I can feel your passion and your excitement from here! Welcome! We are so glad you are here. And thank you for sharing your kind heart and passion with us! Let’s continue to inspire one another!

      With love and gratitude,

      Jodie & Julie

  66. Sharon Pieper says:

    This was very good thank you???? March madness

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you for taking the time to visit us and share your comment with us!

      Good luck! And don’t forget, every day in March is a new chance to win with each new day!

      With love and thanks,

      Jodie & Julie

  67. Sue VanParys says:

    Thank you for your blog! It may just inspire me to write my own one day! March Madness !!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Wow! I hope we will continue to inspire one another! Thank you so much!

      Good luck!
      xoxo Jodie & Julie

  68. Linda Greer says:

    Excellent post. Hopefully I can successfully apply this!
    Thank you for the MARCH MADNESS giveaway!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed this post! Thank you for coming over to our blog and sharing your comment with us! Good luck!
      With love and gratitude,
      Jodie & Julie

      • This was a fabulous post! And March Madness!? Well, it’s my month! My birthday, my daughter’s birthday and our wedding anniversary! Yay!!!!!! Count me in!

        • jjdesigntwins says:

          Yay Karen, it’s a big month for you! We are so glad you made it to our blog! We hope we can inspire you, teach you things, motivate you, and along the way enjoy friendship. 31 days, 31 chances to win…by the time the month is through we should be BESTIES! right? Jodie and I are just getting started so we hope you will join us on the journey long beyond the giveaway. With love & gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  69. Denice J Hicks says:

    Gosh! Once again I appreciate your transparency and honest-to-goodness desire to help others who want to
    Join the Instagram journey! Looking forward to the March Madness posts, too!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank you for being part of our journey and for making it all worth while!
      God bless you! (and good luck!)

      xoxo Jodie & Julie

  70. Holle says:

    Loved reading this and hearing how you don’t need anything other than being yourself to be successful. Thanks! Love your Instagram feed.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      You summed up our message so perfectly! Thank you for your support! It means so much!

      With love and thanks,

      Jodie & Julie

  71. Jill says:

    Yippeee I’m going on the “MARCH MADNESS” train choooChoooo. This is going to be a blast!! ❤️You gals!!

  72. Holle says:

    Oops forgot to type March Madness at the end of my last post ????

  73. Cici Bule says:

    Thank you for the great advice! I have a lot to learn and work on! I feel like this is my calling, I love to decorate and craft and share ideas and encourage my lovely friends.
    I truly feel deep down inside that this is my calling. I have prayed about finding something that I enjoy doing and sharing it.
    I really liked your advice about finding your “niche”, I know that may very well come with time, patience and hard work, I’m excited to be on this journey!!????
    I’m a mommy to 2 boys, 7 and 16 months, my husband and I own an assisted living business for the elderly in a residential setting and I work part time as an X-ray tech!!
    As busy as I can be at times, home decor and crafting always brings joy and peace to my heart. I truly love it, and love sharing it in hopes to inspire others and find ways to blossom myself! I’m so happy to have come across both of your IGs and blog!
    Much love, oh and MARCH MADNESS! ???????? ????

  74. LaRonda says:

    Thanks for sharing what has worked for you. You do a great job at making people feel like they matter.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aww, LaRonda! That is so special! Thank you so much for sharing!

      With love and thanks,

      Jodie & Julie

  75. Jessica says:

    You two are soo sweet! Your pictures are lovely! You have inspired me to do so much with our new home! Thank you! Let the March Madness begin!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      That is music to our ears! Thank you for your kind words! The fact that we have inspired you truly makes it all worth while!

      xoxo Jodie & Julie

  76. Christina says:

    Good evening ladies!! I have to let you know that the things you have shared on your blog recently I have looked for, wondered about, googled and have not found the information you have generously shared. You have got it together!!! So appreciate your honestly, sense of humor, and the kindness you extend to everyone. And uh…..March Madness!!!! What more can I say??? Thank you for being you! Both of you 🙂

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      You are the sweetest. Seriously… How can I express how much you mean to us? You are the heart and soul of who we are writing for!! We are just grateful that you have lent us your ear and shared so many moments with us.

      With love and thanks,
      Jodie & Julie

  77. Christina says:

    Oh and I should have mentioned, it’s Chris from insta @chris_belcher4

  78. Katie says:

    I love following your stories and decor inspiration. You both seem so genuine, sweet and really enjoy what you share! Yay for March Madness ????????????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Katie! We appreciate you coming over and taking the time to check out our blog! It means so much to us!

      We wish you the best of luck with the giveaway!

      With love and thanks,
      Jodie & Julie

  79. Tammy says:

    Thanks for all of your hard work ! You two are sweet ????

  80. Corey says:

    Thank you for taking the time to share these awesome tips. I wrote a more detailed comment earlier on this post, but failed to mention March Madness! ????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thanks so much Corey!! Good luck on the giveaway! We appreciate you taking the time and for your kind words,

      With love and thanks,
      Jodie & Julie

  81. Tammy says:

    March madness

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      We thank you for taking the time to come over to our blog! We appreciate you and with you good luck on the giveaway!

      With love and thanks,
      Jodie & Julie

  82. Robin Herbert says:

    You two are so inspiring and I love the way your houses are decorated. It’s all about March madness

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Robin, Welcome! You are so sweet. We appreciate your thoughtful words and are thrilled that you took the time to come over and visit us! Good luck on the giveaway and we hope to see you again!
      Jodie & Julie

  83. Donni says:

    You two are so lucky to have something to enjoy doing together. ☺ I love your stories on Instagram, and your joyful spirits. ❤ March Madness! ????????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hey Donni,
      Aww! That means a lot! Thank you so much for your kind words…and for coming over here for a visit! We appreciate YOU!

      Love and thanks,
      Jodie & Julie

  84. Rekindled Signs says:

    You both have such impeccable style and you’re sweet so that helps too!! March madness!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw, thank you so much for that…is it Val? Rekindled Signs, you didn’t give me your name…so forgive me if I guessed incorrectly. We are overjoyed to have you here visiting our blog. We hope you take away more than a gift, we hope we uplift and inspire, and you feel rewarded in more powerful ways than you expected. Our wish is to spread joy, one person at a time. With love and gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  85. Shelby says:

    Love seeing your decor! March madness!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yay Shelby! Welcome to our blog. We are so happy you’ve made it here…now we hope you’ll join us all month long. Every day is a new giveaway and a new chance to win if you leave a new comment. By the end of it all we shall be great friends! We hope! With love, Julie & Jodie

  86. Karen S. says:

    You ladies are doing so well!!! I love following both of you so much…???????? March Madness!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Karen, That is so kind of you to say! We absolutely love what we’re doing so hopefully that shows through! Every day is a new opportunity to win so we hope you’ll visit as often as you can. We hope you will leave with other gifts you did not necessarily expect. Your friends, Julie & Jodie

  87. Jane Warnock says:

    You two create such beautiful and cheery environments. March MADDness!!

  88. Kat Greiner says:

    Thank you for sharing! Love to you both! Xx March Madness. ????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Kat, Aw, thank you so much for that! We love you too! We are just thrilled you made it over to the blog and we sincerely hope you’ll stay. First of all, every day is a new chance to win in the month of March…but we hope that what you will gain from time spent here will be more than you anticipated. We also hope that by the end of the month we are old friends 🙂 With love & friendship, Julie & Jodie

  89. Sandra says:

    Thank you so much for Sharing. I love your IG page.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Sandra, We are so glad! We hope you’ll end up loving our blog even more. We hope that we can inspire you to new levels here on our blog. We hope you will take away more than the gift you hoped for…with 31 days and 31 chances to win, you can come to the blog each day and leave a comment…we hope that by the end of the month we will be great friends who will never want to part! hee hee! With love and friendship, Julie & Jodie

  90. Pamela says:

    Learning so much from you. Thank you. Love the March Madness daily giveaway!!!!

  91. Jackey Johnson says:

    March madness love you twins .

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yay Jackey, we feel you love! Thank you for your support! I’m powering through these comments…but wow, we didn’t expect the turnout to be this good! Thank you again for your enthusiasm, we can feel it from here. XO ~ Julie & Jodie

  92. NANCY says:

    Love to read and look at your beautiful pictures! And steal some ideas. ????
    Second day of March Madness #pickme #pickme

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Nancy, You are the cutest!! haha! You are making me giggle. We pray first, then we do the random number generator and it’s not in our hands at all…good thing…we could never ever choose. Anyway, with 31 chances if you enter every day those are very good odds! We love your support and enthusiasm and we sincerely hope you’ll come back (and still send us cute messages) long after the giveaways are over. With love and blessings, Julie & Jodie

  93. Jackie says:

    It’s so awesome you remind us of March Madness because life is crazy busy but the beauty you share daily soothes my soul.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Wow Jackie, your message touched my heart. Your words were like a poetic blanket you laid over my shoulders. Thank you for that gift. God has placed us here for a reason, and I truly believe it is to inspire and be inspired. We received so much love from our dear followers and readers that it is a circle of love. We are in this beautiful thing called life TOGETHER and I think sometimes out in the impersonal world we can forget this. We want to remind people that we are all so much more alike than we are different. With love and friendship, Julie & Jodie

  94. Darla Norris says:

    Love following you and super excited about March Madness!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Darla, How wonderful! Well, we are exciting too! Welcome to our blog. If you love following us on IG we think you will love what we share here even more…it’s like IG but MORE! We hope you will return and enter every day for the month…we think that by the end of the month we’ll be besties…that’s a fun goal…like another gift really 🙂 With love and gratitude, Julie

  95. Maggie says:

    Following some of these great tips! Thks!! March Madness

  96. Holly W says:

    Hooray for March and your fun giveaway! Love turning the calendar to March knowing that spring is around the corner! While it’s a snowy day here in Iowa, I’m busy pulling out bunnies, birds and eggs for some fresh new decorating! Thank you for your constant inspiration! Love your Insta stories and photos!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Holly, Receiving this message just has me overjoyed! First of all, thank you for those kind words. We truly feel like we are where we were meant to be…that our entire lives has culminated to bring us to this point, on these platforms, with all that with we have and want to share. We hope you feel our real hearts because that’s all there is. We truly hope we can continue to inspire you in new and wonderful ways through March and beyond! With love & gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  97. Gina Gentry says:

    I’m new to your IG pages and your blog! You both are amazing! Love your inspiration and insightful information. Your style is just beautiful! Look forward to learning more and getting some wonderful decor ideas. Thanks for doing this! #marchmadness ????????????????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Gina, Well, welcome! Welcome to our IG feeds and of course, welcome to our blog. We are just thrilled to have you join us here. While we have truly enjoyed our journeys on IG we are even more excited about having our own blog. We have so much more freedom and ability to share so much more. We hope you will come back every day in March, 31 days and 31 giveaways…and we hope you end up taking away so much more than you expected. We hope to take you with us, hand in hand, on this marvelous journey. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  98. Nadia Kirkwood says:

    Thank you so much. This post has opened my eyes to many possibilities. I think with Instagram and other social media I’m always afraid that I might accept a request from a hacker. How do we know which is a real account and which is fake. We post pictures of our home, family and ourselves. Do I keep my account private? I would really love to know how to keep our accounts safe. But on another note, you have inspired me. You and Jodi have given me so many ideas, how to be possitive and how to feel good about myself. I love decorating and painting but I never have confidence that I can do it or that others are going to like it. You two are amazing women that talk about stuff that we have all been through but don’t talk about and mostly, that encourage ourselves that we are good enough. March Madness(almost forgot).
    Thank you soooooo much,

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Nadia, I am a true optimist. I am not a worrier. So I don’t even think about hackers or the like. I just focus on what I’m doing and on the beauty of people I encounter. We only have so much energy…I just point all my energy toward positivity, and that’s how I roll. We are so glad we have been able to inspire you. My advice would be to don’t worry or think about what others will think…if they will like it or not…just focus on creating beauty…that’s what artists do. They don’t worry about others. They listen to their true hearts and create. If you focus all your ability and power on creating and give nothing in other directions (like doubt, hesitation, worry, fear) then you will be the best you can be! You will be unstoppable. With love, Julie & Jodie

  99. Tammy Loveless says:

    Just a quick note to say How much I love reading your blog posts and insta stories. March Madness

  100. Irene says:

    Day two March Madness giveaway..Have a great day!

  101. Jill says:

    Here I am again for day two of March madness !!❤️❤️

  102. Katie says:

    Hello! Stopping by for March Madness! Hope you both are having a fabulous week!

  103. Shelly fonda says:

    Love reading your whole blog! I truly feel like I know you both! Thank you for shaing your ideas and for your friendship !???????? Day 2 March madness!!:))))

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Aww, I love that Shelly! That is exactly what we are hoping for! We want our blog to be one big happy place where our friends can come to learn, and to encourage one another, and to share and to be inspired!
      Phew! That’s a lot! Haha! Thanks for being such an incredible support to us!

      We love you!

      Jodie & Julie

  104. Diane Rojano says:

    Oh my! It was lots of scrolling to get to “march madness” today. But you all are so worth it!! ????

  105. Abigail says:

    Hi! This is for march madness day two!!!


  106. Jennifer Alfaro says:

    Love you beautiful ladies….. March Madness!!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Jennifer, Welcome to our blog…and of course March Madness! We hope even though you may have come for the giveaway you end up receiving so much more! We hope you stay for the inspiration, ideas, and friendship. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  107. Angel says:

    March madness rocks with the design twins! Ok question. Are your flowers real? Sometimes I can’t tell. Are fake flowers ok in design or is that a no no?

  108. JULIE CARTER says:

    This MARCH MADNESS is a hit. I just want to say I love the lights you have. Please tell me, what is the correct height when hanging a light above a dining room table?

  109. Ann McFarland says:

    Thank you gorgeous ladies for all of your beautiful ideas. I was recently forced to leave my career as I received a new diagnosis of PTSD, trauma etc. Sobi decided I’m going to redecorate ” one wall at a time”. You both make my heart smile and I hope your honored as I would love nothing more than to immolate your styles???????? God Bless
    Ann McFarland

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Ann, Your words and praise do us great honor! So yes, we are absolutely honored! Thank you for your amazing kindness and sweet support. We are here because of God and you! We hope you will make our blog a fun and inspiring part of your every day. We hope you will journey with us because it promises to be an amazing adventure…of this we are sure! XO ~ Julie & Jodie

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  111. Glory Galbraith says:

    I love your blog. How blessed you are to be twins! I wished so much growing up I had a sister. I had 2 brothers. When I married, and started making our house a refuge from the storms of life, I was blessed with a daughter. Making my home beautiful and welcoming and having a baby girl was more than I could ever imagined heaven was like. I love seeing you two sisters making this world beautiful and sharing your positive outlook and pretty style. I have two daughters now and we are soul sisters. We truly enjoy and love so many of the same things. Thanks for March Madness.

  112. Rocio Bogart says:

    Hi Jodie!
    I LOVE your instagram! Thanks for this post. Quick question…..
    I have an idea for my niche, but should i create an entirely new instagram? Or continue using the one I have and build from there?

    You are so inspiring! Keep up the good work and gorgeous home photos!


    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Rocio, This is Julie (BTW). It depends on what the niches are, if they can be combined or how close in topic they are. It depends on if the community you are in is accepting of your new area whether or not you can successfully combine them. Our answer would also take into consideration how big your following is (in other words, how many followers you might be giving up to branch out). This will also determine if you should try to simply evolve the IG you have or start a new one. Usually our answer would be start a new one, but these other unknowns make me hesitate slightly without knowing the full picture. I imagine you already know the answer 🙂 Best wishes, Julie

  113. Rebekah says:

    Love your blog !! Your such a blessing!! March Madness!

  114. Rebecca says:

    Shared this great blog post with my staff as we launch a new Instagram page for our anti-bullying organization! Thanks for all the great info!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Rebecca, We just love to hear this! How wonderful. So glad to hear our experience being used to help a great cause to gain momentum and exposure. Bless you and your team’s efforts. This just about made my day. Please pass along our gratitude and encouragement to your group. With love, Julie & Jodie

  115. Marilyn says:

    This really is great advice for growing our Instagram followers. March Madness ????

  116. Maryellen Kawalec says:

    You both are such a delight and an inspiration.

    March Madness !

  117. Pam says:

    I tend to come to your blog and read a couple posts everyday to learn something new (I’m new to IG so just about everything is new to me lol) and then go through the comments.

    HOLY COW! there are so many I can see how you’ve had to cut back answering them all. No need to reply to this either since I just wanted to thank you again for sharing your knowledge so generously with everyone!

    March Madness to everyone.

  118. Eugenia says:

    I love tip #11. It’s my favorite one. Thank you!

  119. Tanya says:

    Came back to read this one again! 😉

  120. Tracy says:

    Thank you ladies for being so helpful & such an inspiration to all of us! You open your homes & hearts to all on Instagram each & every day! I may sit in a wheelchair from a car accident when I was 19, but it has never stopped me from loving to decorate!! Our home is our sanctuary & I love making it beautiful & sharing it with others! We all get inspiration from one another & I LOVE it! Thank you again for just being you!!!????-Tracy

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Tracy, Wow, we are saddened to hear of this. We didn’t know your story. Your courage, optimism and tenacity for life is a tremendous inspiration to us. Thank you for sharing. You are amazing and we are so thankful to be connected. With much love, Julie & Jodie

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