I don’t follow that many people on Instagram. It’s not because I don’t love the app or like seeing what other people are doing. In fact, it’s the opposite. I spend SO MUCH TIME already on Instagram and I try to limit the risk of me falling down the rabbit hole. But I have some favorites that I love to keep up with.
Ring Concierge // Meghan got me hooked on this account and it’s all the heart eyes. There’s a lot of engagement ring content BUT she also shows the behind the scenes of designing bespoke ones. Beyond those though, she also has great little pieces and loves to stack and layer. It’s a little bit of escapism when her photos pop up and I just love it. Investing in nice jewelry that retains value and can be passed down through generations is something that has slowly started to interest me. I love seeing her classic pieces but it’s fun to follow the jewelry trends too.
KC Stauffer // Okay, you’ve probably seen Mila and her twin sister Emma all over Facebook. I actually followed this account when the twins were babies and at some point unfollowed and then started seeing the meme-worthy videos of Mila on social media. I think the twins are adorable, but I’m also so impressed with their older sister Kaitlin who writes all the scripts.
Elsie Larson // Elsie is one of the founders of A Beautiful Mess (you might know their blog or their photo editing app!). Last December, she and her husband adopted the most precious daughter, Nova. Every week she gets cuter. My mom and I always text each other saying, “Did you see that Nova…” Beyond Nova’s charm and personality (and the girl has a LOT of personality), I am just in awe of the love that Elsie and her husband have for her. It’s truly inspiring and the love RADIATES through the screen.
Five Marys Farms // I’ve talked about Five Marys Farms before and if you’ve ever met me in person, I’ve probably mentioned Five Marys no fewer than fifteen times in fifteen minutes. My mom and I are both obsessed. Mary and her husband left Silicon Valley and headed to Northern California to start a farm, aptly named Five Marys because their four daughters are also named Mary (and go by their middle name/nicknames). They give a behind the scenes look at running a working farm– the good, the bad, and everything in between.
Lindsey Pinegar // I found Lindsey’s account via the Instagram explore page a couple of years ago and I just love following along. She and her family (cutest girls ever) are from Utah but are living in London. I have never had a desire to live abroad but watching her family has made me realize that it could be a fun experience. (If you follow for no other reason, follow for the girls’ school uniforms. They wear boaters!!!)
A Walk in the Wild // I think this is the most recent follow of mine– again, found through the explore page. I saw a picture of Georgetown and my heart ached for it! It’s funny because I definitely took living there for granted while I was in school. (And I was broke and a student-athlete and studying a lot.) I wish I had spent more time exploring and getting to know every nook and cranny of Georgetown and the greater DC area. A Walk in the Wild is such a fun way to get a glimpse of the different neighborhoods!
Kayla Itsines // Once I got hooked on Kayla Itsines’ BBG program (maybe not hooked because I have a love/hate relationship with it, so maybe I should say “committed to” instead), I started following her on Instagram. I’m so glad I did. It’s not my usual follow, but it’s such a great source of inspiration for working out. I love seeing the transformations of users and she also posts free workout ideas. They look so easy boiled down to a one minute video, but give one a try and you’ll be head to toe dripping in sweat in under 30 minutes.
Reese’s Book Club // I started following Reese’s Book Club on Instagram and it’s a great compilation of libraries, book suggestions, and relatable memes for big readers. I finally jumped on board for reading her picks every month (I listened to Where the Crawdad Sings and This Is How It Always Is) and I’m hooked. So far, they’re books I don’t think I would naturally gravitate towards say in a bookstore, but I totally loved them and I’m glad Reese’s Book Club introduced to the titles to me!