Motivating Instagrammers I’ve Been Loving Lately!

Hi loves! To be honest this week, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to write about. I’ve been in a bit of a artistic slump when it comes to this blog. However, creative blocks happen once in a while and we need to find ways to break past them. One of my favorite (and one of the best) things to do is look back at what I love and find most beautiful. By that, I mean take some time to work on my Tumblr page (yes, Tumblr is actually very helpful when it comes to aesthetic or visual motivation), checking up on some of my favorite Instgrammers and bloggers, or simply taking time away and heading to the gym. On this blog, I’m all about giving you guys the best advice and recommending the best products. For today though, I want to give back to those who inspire me the most online and send some shoutouts to those who deserve it. All of these Instagrammers not only work hard on their feeds aesthetically, but also do things on the side like YouTube, freelancing, or side businesses. How freaking motivating is that?? *All photos are from the respective Instagram accounts of each name mentioned.

Jamie Lyn Kane

First up is Jamie Lyn Kane (@jamielynkane). I first found her on Instagram and recently discovered she also has a blog! What drew me to her initially was her aesthetic. Everything from the colors, to her designs are just stunning. She also happens to be a graphic designer, which of course I can relate to completely. Everyone has their own unique style when it comes to design, and hers shines through every time, with each post. Her Instagram feed is soft with mostly pastel pinks.

A big trend recently on Instagram is Lightroom presets. It is now possible to create your own presets and sell them! As someone who has used Lightroom mobile for the past few months now, I honestly think this is a fantastic idea and a great way for artists to explore other options. Jamie Lyn has her own preset packs, which you can find a link to through her Instagram. She has some beautiful presets for photos, and I’d definitely recommend checking them out. She’s been a big inspiration to me to do more with my art now that I’m out of college. Using your creative skills to grow along all different avenues can really open your eyes to the possibilities, and I love that Jamie Lyn radiates that mentality! Be sure to check out her stuff and give her a follow!



Janea Brown

If you guys haven’t heard of this fabulous Instagram plant mom before, you NEED to check out Janea (@jnaydaily)! Her feed is so inspiring to me because most of her photos are from her room in NYC! She seems to find such unique angles and details in a singular space, which of course happens to be filled with tons of plants and white sheets! Her aesthetic is bright and channels all the nature vibes. Just from her photos, you can tell she is a such a ray of sunshine and would gladly be everyone’s best friend.

I would recommend checking her out specifically for room inspiration and of course the funniest Instagram stories EVER! I always look forward to her photos, stories, and positivity. She is on the rise and completely killing it! Also, CHECK OUT HER YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Janea is honestly the perfect combination of hilarious and straight up real! I personally connect with this a lot and want to see a YouTuber’s genuine personality. She knows how to bring the content while keeping true to herself. Love ya Janea!




Okay guys, are you ready to see some insane photoshopping skills? Molly (@molllified) is the QUEEN of photoshop and creates the most beautiful scenes with simple photos and lots of talent. From her sunset scenes to photos that look like they are straight out of a story book, this girl is owning the Instagram game! She is another person who really inspires me to step up my artistic game and learn new skills even though I’m out of school.

Not to mention, she actually goes through step by step tutorials on her Instagram so you can learn how to Photoshop your own photos. I’ve tried out a few of her steps myself and I can guarantee you, they work! To top it all off, Molly is such a sweet person inside and out. From DM’s to comments, Molly genuinely cares about her followers. It’s rare when you come across a blogger or Instagrammer that honestly wants to help other people grow creatively and is happy to share her tips. Love her and her content to pieces!


Kelsey Simone

Kelsey (@k.els.e.y) is someone I found a few years back on YouTube actually. I fell in love with her all white, neutral aesthetic so long ago and I continue to love it! Her videos are always aesthetically pleasing and she is simply a gorgeous girl. She has the style of a goddess and it’s been so awesome to see her grow on social media. Kelsey has quite the following now and I draw a lot of inspiration from her as I did so long ago.

I don’t believe she has a blog, but like I mentioned above, she is very active on YouTube so I recommend checking out her channel for all things fashion! If you’re looking to change up your feed to something more bright and white, definitely look through her Instagram feed for editing ideas and layout options.


Are you guys familiar with any of these Instagrammers? Let me know below which one was your favorite or if you have any new names that you can share! I’m always trying to find new motivational feeds to follow, so I’m open to anything and everything. Don’t forget if you’re feeling a little less motivated some days, that’s completely normal and you can always turn it around with the right motivation. I’m off to the gym, but I will talk to you all very soon! Have a fabulous Wednesday! xx


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  1. bingingonabudget
    March 6, 2019 / 9:35 am

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to check some of these guys ou.

    • sagepetersen
      March 6, 2019 / 9:42 am

      Definitely check them out! They’re all amazing!

  2. March 6, 2019 / 11:41 am

    oh i love this! creative slumps can be so hard, thank you for sharing some stuff that gives you inspo!

    • sagepetersen
      March 6, 2019 / 11:47 am

      So glad you enjoyed babe! They really can be tricky but these instagrammers really help get me through it💕

  3. March 11, 2019 / 1:48 pm

    I have never heard of any of these Instagram accounts before but I love the look of their feeds. I have been in a creative slumps recently too and I know getting inspiration from others is so important in overcoming it. xx

    • sagepetersen
      March 11, 2019 / 5:10 pm

      Most of these accounts are people I’ve spoken to on Instagram before, which is partly why I love them so much! Other creatives can definitely help spark something amazing for you!

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