We are so honored to have Julia from @olivewooddesigns be our featured guest for #IGfriendsthatinspire us for this week. Julia creates the most amazing signs and other wood decor. Her feed is full of encouragement, happiness, and a feeling of joy. Keep amazing us Julia, we can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
Hi, my name is Julia Wood~I’m the creator of Olivewood designs, I’m also a wife (21 years) and a mom to 4 (3 teenage daughters and an 8 year old son). We have lived in 11 homes since tying the knot in 1994. We like the thrill and challenges of moving and remodeling our “new” homes. We just bought our dream home in Fallbrook, CA and we are thoroughly enjoying all the perks Southern California has to offer.
What I love about Instagram~the sense of community. In my spare time I love to garden and read. My biggest vice used to be wine, now it’s Nutella. I gave up wine for tea (except on Fridays.) Growing up my nickname was JuJu, loved when people called me that!
My #1 tip for those trying to build their IG~ is to be real and authentic, also collaborate with other IG’ers. What comes easy to me~ loving on people, I’m a People Person. One thing people prob don’t know about me is I can stick my tongue up my nose.
My life plan in 10 years is to be living on a farm and chasing my grand babies around.
What makes me laugh~my husband, our kids and Chip! Best compliment I’ve heard lately is that I look like Blake Lively (and Kate Hudson, whaaaaat). One thing I do to make someone smile is I let my niece pick something out of my Olivewood stash every time she comes over, (she’s 10) she loves our things and really looks up to me.
Hope you loved getting to know me a little better Xoxo, Julia
Side note from one from Aracely (Julia’s friend who nominated her this week) from @hellosparrowstudio to about her friendship with Julia-
I really try and model my business after Julia’s examples. She is what I call a “do-er” When she sees a need for something she kicks into action. She understands how we are all imperfect beings and how we all struggle with issues we deal with as women. moms, and small business owners. She offers encouragement from her own life experiences. Julia is passionate about life and draws from her faith. She also shares form her heart,and like she says she “works hard, loves hard, and plays hard.” -Aracely
These are the bonds and the relationships that drove this new hashtag #IGfriendsthatinspireus to be created. We love all the support and kindness that IG has to offer. We hope these blogs and features shed light on these one-of-a-kind individuals and pay it forward.