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June 26, 2018

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Have you heard about Instagram’s new IGTV platform? We have never gotten super into YouTube, although we have been uploading all of our videos there for years, but our community has never been super active on that platform. When Instagram announced that they were launching a platform that you could upload videos up to an hour to (right now, it’s mostly 10 minutes) we felt excited because a good chunk of YOU love Instagram as much as we do.

It took us no time to decide we were going to start making video content for our very own channel, CLJ TV.

We plan to put out weekly DIY episodes, Cooking episodes from Chris (these will go live every Sunday with a corresponding recipe post here), CLJ Q&A will move over there. We are going to share monthly recaps of life and projects around here. We also thought it would be fun to do videos about blogging as a business, tool demos, A Cabin Diary (as we’re just starting that project!) and House Tours.

In fact! We just posted our first episode–an updated house tour we shot yesterday!–to our channel last night! You can watch the 4 minute house tour video right here.

You can watch IGTV videos by clicking on the IGTV icon at the top of your feed in the Instagram app, or you can download the standalone IGTV app for iOS or Android.

You will also be able to watch videos from the “IGTV” icon on Instagram profiles. It’s located first in line with the Instagram Story Highlights.

We’d love to know what else you’d like to see from us over there? I think it might be one of those things like Instagram Stories was. We were all a little hesitant at first and comfy in our snapchat bubble, but now I love Instagram Stories. And we’re excited to share longer videos on CLJ TV. Hope you are, too!




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  1. Courtney says:

    Now that the bathroom reno is nearly complete and those beautiful green tiles are installed, do you have any feelings about painting the bedroom walls the lighter color? When watching the new home tour, it was the first thing that came to mind – I wonder how it would look with the older, darker walls? It seems like it would be a beautiful balance.

  2. Molly says:

    SO EXCITED! This is going to be amazing- cannot wait! And I’m also stoked to see Chris bringing back cooking!

  3. Kiera says:

    Sounds very exciting!! I love your ideas for types of content on there!
    Just wanted to note that I discovered you through one of your youtube home tours (I think 2016 home tour?) and have been a loyal follower ever since! Not sure if you would find that info helpful that maybe big videos like the yearly home tour you should till put up over on youtube too to generate new followers!

    • Julia says:

      Great tip! Thanks, Kiera!

    • Ashley says:

      I totally found you guys this way as well! Its also how I found yellowbrickhome! ha! I can totally see you guys not focusing on youtube specifically but as Kiera said, I would really appreciate big videos being uploaded there. Plus you don’t have to deal with horrible vertical filming! So excited for new content!

  4. Meghan says:

    I just watched your house tour and your home is beautiful. I love how your master bedroom came together. We just bought our first house and are excited to take on some small projects but it’s intimidating. Tool demos sound great. I would also love some behind the scenes on project planning.

  5. Aimee Daddi says:

    I am so so SO glad Chris is doing cooking videos! Yeah!

  6. gigi says:

    Unfortunately, I do not have instagram, old phone. How can I view your videos.

  7. Trisha says:

    This is so exciting! Sounds like CLJ TV will have a lot of great content.

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