Workout week 2 |Fitness journey | 


Hello readers! 

I hope you all had a great week and wonderful weekend, I know I did. 

I spent my time cleaning up our yard and trying to keep myself busy and on the go. Last week I had very minimal back pain (if any at all) so I have been doing way more than I was a few weeks ago. Luckily I have amazing friends who have made and sent me pain relief mixures of essential oils that I use daily to help and control pain. I have become so interested and such a firm believer in essential oils and their benefits! Sometime soon I will probably be a crazy oil lady haha. 

Anyways, I just ended my second week of working out and I have never felt better in my life! I am doing good of keeping and maintaining my weight which has always been a struggle along with powering through workouts 4-5 days a week! Body pain is gone, headaches are gone and I am not having anxiety at all so I honestly feel like a new woman! 

I am seeing and beginning to feel physical changes in my body and I could not be more excited! I am fitting into jeans very well and filling them out in places I never have! I have been making changes in what I eat as well and that has helped so much. I am trying to continue my fitness journey without completely cutting out foods because I am not exactly trying to lose weight but tons and build muscle. 

I use  BPI Sports Best Aminos with ice cold water  as pre- workout (muscle recovery) and Muscle Milk (32g Protein) with 8oz of Milk after each workout. I get both of these products at our local Walmart and so far I really like them! 

Operation no more mom bod is still in action and coming in HOT!!!! Stay tuned for my next fitness update and monthly progression pictures! 

Thank you for reading and I hope this is helpful to some of you to get the motivation to begin your own fitness journey! Have a great week and I will be back soon! 
-xxkaseygruenewaldxx 

Unlikely Photography update | Spring session 

– Hey readers- 

As promised in my previous blog I am back with a photography update and let me tell you I am in LOVE with todays session! 

I have been racking my brain thinking of new ideas and trying not to fall off track of my own style of photography. When I start charging people for session I felt like I had to compete with other local photographers and no I do not think that my skills are ANY where near theirs but I was beginning to lose what made my photos MY style. After weeks of trial and error I finally nailed a session today and the photos came out so beautiful! 

You may have noticed that I love outdoor photography but being new to my Nikon camera lighting and settings can be a hit or a miss. I have taken a lot of time researching and learning about my camera and for the most part I think it is paying off! 

Today I had a session with a very beautiful Mom of two (you can’t even tell she ever had a child) yes I am jealous haha but our work together came out just awesome! 

Below I will share some of my favorite shots from today! 


Leesa is so beautiful and very talented with makeup as you can see! I look forward to keep working with her in the future and seeing what other style sessions we can capture. 

I have a lot more models lined up for future sessions and I can not wait to share them with you all. Thank you for the love on my blog and Instagram! You guys are amazing and make me keep pushing for my dreams and goals. 

Have a wonderful weekend and I will be back very soon. 

– xxkaseygruenewaldxx 

My first week of Workout/ Training. 


-Happy Monday- 

A week ago I took the plung and decided that NOW is the time to begin my fitness journey and I am so happy that I did. 

I have always had a fear of workouts/ gyms and being judged because lets face it, when you are thin/small people belittle your fitness goals. At the same time I kind of just got to a point where I thought you know what f**k it either way people are gonna hate on it but at least I will be reaching my goals for ME! 

My weight is the highest (non pregnancy) and I seem to be maintaining it well these days. I am not jumping into a diet or completely changing my daily eating habits but I am taking baby steps into having a healthier lifestyle. 

Not only am I enjoying working out but my health has improved so much as well. My anxiety is hardly even noticeable, I am able to sleep with no sleep aid and my headaches and back pain has been reduced 95% along with the help of essential oils. 

I can not wait to take weekly/monthly progress photos and see changes in my body and feel better about my physical appearance. My advice to you if you have been procrastinating working out, just DO IT! Take that leap and do it for you! 

I will Blog meal prep ideas and Weekly Fitness updates, look forward to that! Also I have a lot of new Photography to share with you all so those posts will be coming soon! Do not forget to hit the like button and follow my blogging journey. I hope you all have a wonderful week. Thank you for stopping by! 

xxkaseygruenewaldxx 

Life update and Newest Photography| The Indie Chic Blog 

– Hello everyone- 

It has been a hot minute since I have been back and I thought, why not fill you all in on what I have been up to!?!  

Since stopping all of my medications and trying more natural remedies for my  anxiety and pain I have been feeling 100x better! I am clear headed, at a healthy weight, happy and I recently picked up my Nikon DSLR camera again! 

With all of the beauty of Spring blossoming  I recently booked a few sessions as well as just taking photos of what catches my eye and well…. although I am a bit rusty and I am still learning I was so please with the outcome of them all. I love the idea of being a non-traditional photographer and stepping out of the lines and going the extra mile that most do not even think of. Now, my photography is not for everyone and as I learned the hard way, not everyone will be supportive I will not give up on my dream of showing my clients their own REAL beauty. 

I think one thing that sets me apart from all of the others is that I do NOT photoshop. I use very simple ways of editing my photos to show the real beauty of each individual session. The whole reason of my Photography name “Unlikely Photography” is because Unlike most other photographers I refuse to edit out what makes us beautiful as individuals and HUMAN! I do not take photos for perfection. I want to show the world as beautiful as I see it with a dash of creativity. 


I stepped out of my comfort zone completely and I am trying new ideas/ photoshoots and editing and for a beginner I don’t think they turned out too bad! I know that my recent clients have been very pleased with their photos. 

I am thankful that I never lost sight of what I really want and what I deserve. I am beyond blessed to be able to stay home with my children and have a job that I can respect myself for. Dreams do not come true if you do not work for it. 

Please feel free to like, comment and share if you like my post as well as following my Blog. I am beyond thankful to all of my followers and viewers who have stuck around through my roller coaster life! 

Goodnight. 

– The Indie Chic Blog 

Kasey Gruenewald 

Influenster| UniquelyJ Vox Box| TheIndieChicBlog 

Hello and Good Morning friends! 

I recently received another complimentary Vox Box from Influenster– a mobile app for Apple and Android and in your free time take a few “snaps” and give your review on your favorite items. This is my 5th Box I have receive since joining about 6 months ago. All I do is agree to review my complimentary items in very simple steps, earn my badges and that is it! 


What are “snaps”? Snaps are very quick and simple reviews that you write on every day items that you use in your household/ daily life. 

There are categories from Makeup- Travel as you can see some from these photos below. 

 

So why take “snaps” and write reviews? 

After adding your interest you will begin writing reviews on items you love/dislike, the better the review, the more of a chance you will have on receiving a complimentary Vox Box (free items).  

How to receive a Vox Box? 


When making your profile you will need to add your social media accounts and that plays the biggest role in recieving a Vox Box.  Up your  Impact score  and get ready to receiving a Vox Box. You will need to add all of your social media as well using your referral link to invite friends to join this amazing app! 


These are my personal badges that I have earned the past few months on Influenster. When you agree to receive and review a Vox Box you will earn badges for completing simple reviews on the items you received. The more badges you earn will help boost your chances of recieving Vox Boxes In the future. 


The UniquelyJ Box from Jet (online shopping website) I had the pleasure of testing out two household cleaners, a all purpose cleaner and a wooden floor cleaner. 


These are scent free- plant based ingredients cleaners that are safe to use around your family/ pets. You can order online from Jet.com for very affordable prices and get free shipping for orders $35 and up! 


Thank you so much for stopping by and please let me know if you are a fellow Influenster user and your experience on this App, I know I LOVE recieving complimentary items and everything including shipping is completely FREE! 

I hope you have a wonderful Thursday! 

The Indie Chic Blog 

xxkaseygruenewaldxx 

Glitter Tears MOTD | TheIndieChicBlog | xxkaseygruenewaldxx 

Hey guys, I hope you all are having a great weekend as for me I have had a wonderful day.  Today was the first day in MONTHS that I have been pain free and I figured after all of the cleaning, cooking (mom life) that I would sit down and play with some makeup. 

I haven’t given up on my dream of someday becoming a Makeup Artist and I am slowly but surely getting back into the swing of it. I really hope to go to Cosmetology school soon so I can be licensed in makeup and hair. I do freelance haircuts and sometimes makeup on the side as well as photography so I figured if I were licensed I could begin doing Weddings, Events and well who knows. The whole license is not very important to me though because I know a lot of people who are makeup artist even without being certified so I guess I’ll just have to really think about it. What do you think about it? Drop your opinions in the comment section. 

Also, I will have new photography coming soon so I am very excited about that as well and I am going to being stepping up my Photography skills and try some very cool ideas. I am also wanting to begin taking “photography” style photos of myself for my Social Media!! 

I did a makeup look with some glitter tears the other day and I LOVE it, I’m not sure what it is about the glitter tears but I am obsessed and excited to try new makeup looks. I follow so many creative people on my Instagram so I am feeling very inspired and excited. If you are on Instagram follow me so we can become friends. 

My Instagram account is the best way to keep up with all of the things that I create whether it be Makeup, Photography or well…. everything. 


This Smoked out Cateye, glitter tears and black brows are my JAM and I feel fierce, grunge and beautiful.  Let me know what you think of this look and if you have any makeup look suggestions, drop them in the comment section. 

I love you all and I will be back very soon! Do not forget to like and follow. Xoxo 

The Indie Chic Blog 

xxkaseygruenewaldxx 

Photography update | Follow my Instagram | The Indie Chic Blog 

– Hey everyone- 

It has been a long time since I have gotten behind the camera and there are many reasons why but I am more than ready to get back to my Photography. 

I am looking to set up some free sessions with some stylish (no matter what kind) and snap some beautiful photos. 

I look forward to sharing my Photos with you all and doing what I feel I was born to do. 

Be sure to follow my Instagram account xxkaseygruenewaldxx to see my most personal posts. 

Happy Love Day to you all. 

The Indie Chic Blog 

xxkaseygruenewaldxx