“She absolutely is such a great teacher and I felt like she was so patient with me as I learned.” – Kelly Ballard – Citygirl Meets Farmboy
Citygirl Meets Farmboy is a home & budget DIY blog, ran by Kelly Ballard. Kelly is a California citygirl who moved to Utah to settle down with her college sweetheart farmboy. Kelly loves to share her latest project and home renovations in her family home. We built a custom Showit blog design to really show off her projects and give her readers a fantastic user experience!
I rarely get to say this, but I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Kelly in March of this year. With great surprise, I found her at Alt Summit! And I can confirm, she is just as lovely in person as she is on the ‘gram!
Tell me a bit about your business and what brought you to start it in the first place?
I run a DIY Home Decor account on Instagram. At age 40 I decided I wanted to start a new hobby and record what I was learning on IG. Hence CITYGIRLMEETSFARMBOY was made!
What is one lesson that you wish you knew from the beginning?
I wish I could have seen that slow and steady wins the race and you don't have to try and be perfect at it right away. Consistent growth and hard work are great patterns for success.
What was your “AH-HA” moment that made you take the plunge into this business?
When someone offered to send me a pillowcase to “showcase” in my home. I was shocked and had no idea that people did that! I found my self diving into my work to better understand this platform of IG and Blogging.
Out of all the amazing designers out there, why did you decide to work with us?
I had 2 friends who used you and I was amazed at how beautiful their accounts were. When I asked them if they enjoyed working with you it was a resounding “YES!!!” After our first IG voice memo visit, I was hooked. The ability to do monthly payments was a huge benefit for me as well.
What was your favourite part of the design process?
How well Gillian explains things! She absolutely is such a great teacher and I felt like she was so patient with me as I learned. Her youtube videos are hands down amazing!