Celebrating 100,000 Followers on Instagram

Hey friends! I am so excited to be here today celebrating 100,000 followers on Instagram @thecuratedfarmhouse. It all started June 18, 2016. This was my very first post ever posted to instagram. Can you believe my very first IG photo had five likes. So needless to say I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

I was just a sign maker, trying to get my products in front of new customers. I had no clue what I was journey I was about to embark on.

Sign laying on the floor chalkboard saying can't adult today and love

We were prepping to retire from the Army in a few years, and I knew we would need an additional income. So even though I had zero interest in Instagram or figuring out what a hashtag was, I knew I needed to.


Pallet wood table with shutters on top with wreath in the middle decorated with farmhouse decor.

After I spent a few hours scrolling Instagram I was instantly hooked on farmhouse decor. The visual appeal of beautiful homes was engulfing. This was my first try and staging a space in my home.

Farmhouse bedroom view white  bedding and wood bed with greenery hanging down sign with wreath and decor sitting on top of the bed.

Some of you may recognize this bed. It is the same one I have now, but wow it looks different now. I had no idea how to decorate a space. Can’t blame a girl for trying.

Farmhouse bedding with ruffle. Painted bird and nest pillows tray with plate and strawberry's

You can see with time my bedding decorating skills slowly got a little better. May mom made me this farmhouse bedding coverlet.

Collage of Instagram photos from feed

My Instagram photos were not edited, not filtered. I literally had no clue what an Instagram grid was. My aesthetics were not very appealing, but I was just having fun sharing my little spaces.


My first instagram collage of photos of Christmas trees

This was my first Christmas on Instagram. King of Christmas had sent me my first collaboration with one of their amazing trees. All I did was post photos of it to my feed.


Instagram Photo Collage of Christmas photos in my home

By the next Christmas in 2018 you can see I was stepping up my decor game. I started to see my feed as. more of a grid, and paid closer attention to how my photos would look on my feed.


instagram feed Christmas photo collage

Fast Forward to 2019, my Christmas feed game was strong. I had now learned how to plan out my photos using a planning photo app.


Collage of winter photos on instagram
Spring Instagram Photo Collage

Out of all of the social media channels over the years, Instagram is has been hands down my favorite. It is a visual diary of my life, and my home. I have met so many amazing followers and Instagram accounts on the platform and in real life. It has been one amazing journey.

We have been so blessed for all the partnerships, friendships, and opportunities that have come from this journey. I have fallen in love with decor and design, a passion that was laying dormant inside me for years. I have enjoyed getting to know my followers, and having them join us on this journey.

We love each and every one of you, and we cannot wait to have you join us on whatever lays ahead. Standby for the next milestone, we hope you can stick with us, we wouldn’t it any other way. Thank you for joining us today to help us in celebrating 100,000 followers on Instagram. Please head over to our Instagram and give us a follow if you aren’t already. We would love to have you!

Also if you are looking for a little fall. inspiration, be sure to check out our outdoor fall farmhouse tabelscape!


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I love a good DIY project, and helping people create warm and cozy spaces in their homes. So if your someone who is ok with me being a hot mess express, a legging wearing, top bun sporting, kind of girl, then let's be best friends! You can never have enough friends right? I am a natural born nurturer, who always leads with my heart. I have learned it is ok to say no sometimes! My advice to you, take chances, in the end, you will regret the chances you did not take. 

my name is wendy


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