We connected with Jenna Kimble, half of the duo at Jonathan + Jenna and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jenna, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I grew up in a beautiful home, with a mother who loved decorating, crafting, and helping others. I’ve always considered myself a creative person—always interested in making something. After getting married, I soon learned that Jonathan had major handyman skills. We combined our talents and created a place to share our experience as first-time homeowners. Jonathan works full-time in the construction industry, but I use my free time to explore this creative outlet of DIY, home decor, and design.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The most important thing I want people to know about our brand and our story is that we are here for the little guys! We don’t have a huge following online, with millions of subscribers. But we still receive amazing opportunities to work with brands like Home Depot, AllModern, Traeger, Ace Hardware, and more. We are proof that you don’t need to have a certain number of followers to create a home you love or to work with companies you love!

We consider our creative work a hobby or creative outlet, not a full-time career. We put family first and put down our phones when things get too hectic. That’s one of our goals for 2022—to post less and be in the moment more! So we are continually learning how to share DIY projects with our followers while at the same time enjoying time away from the screens.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If friends came to visit, we’d definitely show them some family-friendly activities. We have a toddler, so we like going to fun places like:
-OdySea Aquarium
-Phoenix Zoo
-Parks and playgrounds
-Children’s Museums

When it comes to food, we try to find fun local places to show friends. We don’t want them to eat at the same restaurants they have back home! Here are a few food places we like here in AZ:
-Culinary Dropout
-Joe’s Farm Grill
-Backyard Taco

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Our shoutout goes to Jenna’s mom, Sue. She is the face behind Wool + Vine Design (@woolandvinedesign), and she first introduced us to the world of home decor, social media, and brand collaborations. Sue is a creative decorator and homemaker, and she passed that down to Jenna. She encouraged us to create an Instagram account and she continually gives us knowledge, ideas, and inspiration.

Website: jonathanandjenna.blogspot.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathanandjenna/?hl=en

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