01-09-2018 -The Indie Chic Blog
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The Indie Chic Blog
– Kasey Gruenewald
I don’t know about you all but I have been sickly, cold and staying indoors lately. We recently have had the coldest cold front we have had in a long time and this little lady just isn’t for it. My immune system is doing its best thankfully because I have to avoid any and all infections due to how my bladder flares after antibiotics.
So I have been filling my down time with movies other than reading and yes I will be sharing my view on “Fight less, Love more” when I am finished with it.
Last nights movie was “Stepmom” starring Julia Roberts and Susan Surandon, one of my favorite movies from my younger years. This movie is a perfect movies for a cold winter day. I have been off of my Anti-depressant medication since the 29th and I am a big ball of Emotion!!!!!
As a child I did not know what Cancer even was or as an adult I really do cry my eyes out. Is it just me or is Cancer way more common these days than in the 90s? I think so.
Another favorite is “Crazy, Stupid, Love”. The cast of this movie is just amazing and every little twist and turn is hilarious and heartfelt. Movies like this shows me that you don’t have to have a picture perfect life to have it all. Sometimes things fall apart, sometimes life gets crazy but it is how you deal with it, that’s what matters.
Let me just say that Shailene Woodley has always been a favorite actress and when she stars in a movie, I know I am going to be in love. Her corcky and raw personality along with Ansel Elgort just went together perfectly! I have watched this movie a Hundred Million times and I will never get over the heartache.
So, Tomorrow I will be uploading a new Vlog on my YouTube channel Subscribe here! I will be loading weekly Vlogs ever Friday for the whole Year of 2018!!!!! Oh snap! It’s about to get real guys!
Let me know some of your favorite Movies to keep me company while I am in bed a lot. I love watching and reading new books and opening my mind to creative worlds.
Until tomorrow. Xoxo
– Kasey Gruenewald
There is a few things you guys should know about me right now
1. I hate laundry
Laundry is the most annoying chore in my household mostly because we have a 9 y/o daughter who changes her clothes a million times a day. I have to wash clothes at least once a day to keep up with it and well, I’m lazy and 90% of the time I am not feeling good (thanks to Interstitial Cystitis) and well shit gets piled up.
2. I can sleep my life away
When it comes to sleep I typically need like 18 hours of sleep daily. I have always been this way and I have always needed naps. Like I am not even joking. When I was in school (elementary- High school) as soon as I got home I would eat and then take a 2 hour nap. As an adult things didn’t change but whatever. Lol
3. I love to cook but hate cleaning.
I could spend all hours of my day in the kitchen putting together homemade meals and snacks for my family but when it comes to cleaning it up I’m like nah! I can not be the only one, right?
So with this whole cleaning and organizing for me, I think it stinks but it is much needed in my house. We get so busy/lazy that shit just gets crammed everywhere… literally. So I am taking it day by day, room by room and completely organizing and cleaning my whole house. I think I have about a million bags worth of crap to throw out already and all I did was put away our Christmas decor and organizing our master bedroom closet.
I guess we will see what I get myself into tomorrow in my house cleaning nightmare.
Oh, Hello to my new followers I am so thrilled to see new faces! This blog keeps me going and each and every one of my viewers makes me so happy!!!!
Well guys the NyQuil is kicking in so I better stop typing. Haha
– Kasey Gruenewald
I would have to say one of the biggest obstacles I have struggled with has always been my eating problems and stress/anxiety disorder. I used to not care about myself or even thought that I was worth anything because I didn’t see it. I used to be in a vey dark and scary place but I am so happy to say that this New Year has began as Kasey being the Healthiest and happiest EVER! I reached a goal that has always been impossible. I could never maintain my weight (ever) and I had a hard time keeping my weight above 85lb. I am so thankful to say that the first day of a New Year begins with my highest weight ever and I am no longer struggling!
I see myself where I am today and all the hell I went through to be where I am today and I can smile. I know that every struggle and all of those mountains I had to climb was to reach the top and to keep going! I have grown as a Wife, Mother, and basic human being. I have a Husband who loves me, children who adore me and inner strength I never knew I had.
Sometime I find it crazy that the one thing that made me realize my strength is the one thing I thought would drag me down. After my diagnosis with Interstitial Cystitis it was like something clicked in my head and I realized that even though I have this life altering chronic syndrome, I am alive and ready to live.
I will take this year, the last year of my 20s and I will be so much more than I ever believed I could. I know the whole “New Year, New Me” is a clique but really my goal this year is to “Heal” from the inside out. I will no longer run from my fears but rather take them head on. I will begin working on my Health and fitness like I never have and I am stoked to bring you all along on my journey! Follow my Instagram for a full look into my life. I can only imagine where I will be in a single year but wherever I go, I am taking you all with me. I will open up and share the good and the bad. I will share my whole experience of 2018 with all of my viewers and I hope you all will stick along for the ride. Cheers to New Years, let’s make the best of 2018!
Hello everyone and how excited are we to be at the brink of a new year!!!! I know I have some pretty good and realistic goals for 2018. I will take my goals step by step bug I am more than excited to push myself and reach every goal!
I took time off of working (cashiering) to focus on myself, my health and my little family and it was the best decision I could have made. Due to endless doctor visits, ER stays and misdiagnosis I finally got my answer, I have a bladder syndrome called Interstitial Cystitis. Since then I have been able to rest on my worst days, cook dinner, and spent time with everyone that I love the most. I will always be forever thankful for my husband for helping me get to where I am today.
I decided to begin blogging and it quickly led me to a passion and dream I didn’t even know I had! Now, I am officially a new Photographer and I am so blessed to see everyone who likes my photos and is cheering me on! Everything fell into place so quickly and I am just so excited to keep going forward.
I went on a beautiful Family Vacation to Red River, New Mexico where we learned how to ski and spend our first day in a real “snowy day” magical wonderland! View my previous posts to view my take on our Vacation.
I found who I am as a individual and I am learning to love myself. I spent my whole life in a horrible place mentally and I am so happy that I made the choices that I did to get me to where I am today. I am currently at the healthiest place I have ever been and I am so thrilled to be at the highest weight (nonprengnancy) and I have a clear, cheerful mind!
I am so excited for a New Year and all of the possibilities that we have in front of us all. I hope everyone is looking forward to goals no matter how big or small! I would love to chat with you all and hear what you have as goals as well! I will be back very soon!
New Photography, vlogs and blogs coming very soon. I can not wait to show you all what I have planned for 2018! Cheers
– Kasey Gruenewald
Hey everyone, is it just me or is Christmas sneaking up way too fast! My husband and I bit the bullet yesterday and went Christmas shopping so that leaves me with 24 hours to wrap them all while I have the time!
Tomorrow the kids get out of school early and I have sessions booked all weekend so lets see if I survive! I woke up yesterday feeling horrible and it isn’t over yet, it is just getting started unfortunately.
Anywho, I have always just rushed wrapping gifts and they would come out horrible. This year I wanted my personality to show through my gift wrapping so I went simple, indie/ Boho and adorable!
A few cute name tags, ribbon and simple wrapping paper later this is how they turned out! I don’t know about you but I LOVE it!!!!! Although we didn’t go “all out” like we usually do for our children due to an amazing and much needed vacation, I think they will still be so happy!
The only thing that kind of ruined my wrapping was the scotch tape…. I didn’t get the clear kind ( ugh I know) but all in all I think they are so cute! I can not wait to finish wrapping gifts and for it to be Christmas!
New Photography will be up in a few days and I am so excited to have so many bookings. I feel like this is the best place I have been in my life and I am not afraid to be who I am and let my personality shine through everything I do.
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I am freaking out that it is so close to Christmas and we have not purchased any gifts yet! Yes I know, what in the world? December is going by so fast and I will be stress eating until our shopping is done!
This year I want to change up our gift giving and make things more…. realistic! I think children have gotten so spoiled without knowing the value of the money they are expecting us to spend! I mean, if you are financially in the position to do so, heck yeah! But I think it is time to bring my children back to reality and for them to realize that they have an amazing life!
As a child, yes the presents were lame when we were ALWAYS thankful for what we got. We didn’t grow up having everything we wanted and that is okay! It is time that I bring my children back down to earth and help show them that they have a great life and they do not NEED the lavish and expensive gifts on their list….
Help a momma out on thoughtful gift giving ideas other than Pinterest! I am wanting to give them gifts that they will cherish rather than lose interest in them. I am asking for suggestions and ideas to BLOW up my comment section!!!!
Please, I really do love being creative and I am up to any suggestions and ideas. So let’s get the fun started!
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I’ll be back soon!
– Kasey Gruenewald