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Our Favorite Instagram Accounts


East Valley Moms Blog LOVES us some Instagram. It’s the best social media space for a blog fan to feel truly connected to writers they like. We follow all types of people: real life friends, bloggers, stores, brands, celebrities, and restaurants. Here are some of our all-time favorites.

Johnjay Van Es

Johnjay Van Es

Local Tastemakers:

Johnjay Van Es: You probably (definitely) recognize this guy from the Johnjay & Rich morning show on iheart Radio. His instagram is fantastic! If you can get past the over-gram aspect, as in like 10+ a day, you will truly start to look forward to his posts. The love he has for his wife Blake is palpable through your screen. Johnjay is loyal to his “spots,” which seem to be mostly in the Arcadia area of Phoenix. His sons are adorable and are forever active and playing sports. And the best part to me at least-the Van Es family is always fostering dogs & puppies, so he is constantly showing cute pictures of dogs up for adoption.

Joe Johnston: Locally known as the owner and developer of Joe’s Real BBQ, Liberty Market, and Joe’s Farm Grill,  Joe keeps his Instagram feed hip, aesthetically clean, and super artsy. You’ll find his travels, local happenings, and hilarious selfies wrapped into a perfectly edited and beaufiful tribute to the town of Gilbert.

Lifestyle Jules: This fashionista is bringing her great taste and combining it with her passion of fitness to Instagram in a fresh new way. She is always bopping around town, finding the best local boutiques and beauty services. A favorite recurring series is her daily switch from her fabulous workout ensemble at the gym to a rocking outfit that defies all “mom jeans” stereotypes. She has great ideas on how us busy moms can put ourselves together and makes it relatable by shopping mostly at local Valley spots! She updates her blog regularly with videos and posts, too.


Famous on the Interwebs:


The Fat Jewish

The Fat Jewish: I think this goes without saying, but geez-this guy is hilarious. Maybe it is because he is around our same age, seems like he was the guy sitting next to us in Freshman year of college, and generally is just obnoxious- we CANNOT get enough. There have been so many times where he hits the nail on the head with a great post!! Check him out for a good laugh a few times throughout the day-thank us later.

Kourtney Kardashian: As much as it pains us to include a Kardashian, how can you not? They probably claim to be the reason Instragram exists somewhere.  Anyways, if we had to pick one, we suppose Kourtney is the most relatable to us moms out there. Her kids are incredibly adorable, she probably shows the least amount of skin (RELATIVELY), and on occasion throws in a picture of her stunning marginally kid-friendly home.


Bloggers to Watch & Learn From:


City Moms Blog Network

Weelicious: The food gramming can be totally overwhelming, but Instagram is a fantastic media place to find and share recipes. As busy moms who strive to maintain healthy, balanced meals, Catherine McCord narrows down the space and shares great ideas. Some of our all-time favorite meals have come from her feed. She has great quicks snack ideas. It is also fair to point out she doesn’t do that much self-promoting or affiliate links, which can be irritating over time. Love her spinach muffins!!!

City Moms Blog Network: This is our parent BLOG! As the tagline reads “City Moms Blog Network: National network of locally focused moms blogs. Run by moms, for moms.” This is a perfect collection of posts by our sister cities, and where we go to check out what’s happening throughout the nation. East Valley Moms Blog is here as a local resource for our readers, and City Moms Blog Network is here to keep you on top of the national scene.


3 of Your Very Own East Valley Moms Blog Team:


Britt Papke

Gigglesandlaundry: Roe has a personal account, but her Giggles & Laundry Insta is adorable! She has great ideas, keeps it local, and takes beautiful photographs of her everyday life.

Thisbrunetteblogs:  Through her makeup and skincare Instas, Melissa keeps us in the know of all things at the beauty counter. She has tried it all, and our girl gives honest and thorough reviews of everything she picks up!

Brittpapke: Brittany may just be getting going with her blogging, but her Instragram feed is already knocking it out of the ballpark! She has great kiddo ideas, is always out and about in Queen Creek & surrounding spots, and has the most adorable mom fashion!

We certainly hope you are loving our own Insta, @EastValleyMomsBlog. We’re trying our best to keep it fun, informative and local! On most weekends, you can find us doing a #EVMBTeamtakeover, where each of us snapshots what we are up to around town. On Tuesdays, one of us enters your phone space for the entire day, giving you a glimpse of each our unique lives as moms in the East Valley. Overall, we hope this inspired you to follow some new accounts. Let us know your favorites, too!!

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2 Responses to Our Favorite Instagram Accounts

  1. Joe Johnston April 5, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    Thanks for the kind mention. If you’d ever like a personal tour of Agritopia, please contact me. Keep up the good work! JJ

    • East Valley Moms Blog
      East Valley Moms Blog April 5, 2016 at 10:11 am #

      Joe we would LOVE a tour of Agritopia! Let us know how to set that up!

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