Welcome to The Design Twins Blog!
We’re so excited you’re here!! First things first…let’s make some introductions! We are The Design Twins, Julie & Jodie. We are identical twins, happily married wives, proud mothers, and devoted Christians; decorator, designer, craft-making DIY-ers on a journey to share our unique perspectives on home decorating, personal style, and LIFE. Inspiring others with our simple décor projects and ideas, our passion for Christ, and our everyday joys in motherhood and homemaking.
Some of you may already be familiar with us as we have been sharing our hearts and homes on Instagram since 2014. (@juliesheartandhome & @jodiesdesignlife ) We have found tremendous joy in personally connecting to so many wonderful women on Instagram. We are excited to extend this journey on our blog. The decision to dedicate ourselves to blogging came from a true desire to share more of ourselves with the gorgeous audience we have discovered. While both of us enjoy decorating and photography, we are also writers with stories to tell. Motivated by people first and foremost we find the reward of connecting with people and impacting lives at the heart of what brings us joy! We hope that our blog will provide yet another platform for dialogue between us!
One of our biggest “callings” is to share our positive outlook with others. God has blessed us so exceedingly that we revel in the ability to share our “glass half full” attitudes. We have our own struggles, as everyone does, but we believe the difference lies in perspective. How we choose to look at the challenges is the difference between frustration and JOY! Having lived through life’s ups and downs together we enjoy sharing bits of wisdom we have gleaned along the way. While beautiful décor and fun projects can add joy and beauty to our everyday lives, we experience even greater fulfillment by affecting people’s hearts and spirits.
We believe in the power of fellowship, whether you find it among your girlfriends or in an unlikely place like Instagram! Wherever you find support it is important that we can lean on each other and find strength in community and God. By sharing with you our true spirits we hope you will be positively affected on a deeper, even spiritual level. Our goal is to provide strength, inspiration, hope and positivity that you can apply to all aspects of your life.
The Design Twins “Twin Factor
People often ask us: ”What are the differences between you two?” It’s funny because there isn’t a brave twin and a quieter twin. In each arena in life one of us is more confident, but who that is constantly changes. What one twin struggles with is usually where the other shines. When we work together it is like the yin and the yang. One twin pushes where the other lacks confidence. Together we make a whole stronger than either of us could be on our own.
Julie is more of the word-smith and Jodie is more of the crafter. Julie is incredible with details and Jodie sees the big picture. We each have our moments to take the lead. It’s a constant back and forth where we each propel each other to new levels. We help each other to “go for it” and to try new things…..We know what you’re thinking….”Everyone needs a twin!” …don’t have a twin of your own? No worries! ‘Cause we’re ready and willing to share.
Welcome to our blog…. We look forward to connecting with you and taking this journey together.
With love and gratitude,
Julie & Jodie
The Design Twins