Oh my goodness, I'm so excited to finally be sharing this thing I've been dreaming up for months now with YOU!! My desire is for NoSo to be a place where we can do life together...a place where we share ideas, dreams, inspiration and encouragement with one another. In order to get to know each other at least a little bit, I feel like this first post out of the gate, I should tell you a little bit about myself as the writer. Some of you know me well, and some of you I've never met, but let's change that someday!
My name is Kelsey Taylor Grimm, I'm ONE month away from turning the big 2-6, and I'm married to the most amazing man, Caleb Grimm. Some of you may know that I consider myself to be a "Northern girl", as I spent most of life growing up in the midwest (I don't like to admit that it was the midwest, I prefer to think of it as "The North"...I don't know just roll with me). I have two younger brothers, Tyler (23) and Chad (21). My parents Gregg and Tammy have been instrumental in raising me to be the person I am today, and for that I am so grateful. I grew up in a small town in Illinois, and graduated from a Christian university south of Chicago called Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Music Education (which I'm not exactly using, sorry mom and dad).
Soon after I graduated, I landed myself my first professional singing gig, moved to Nashville and joined a Christian girl band, 1 Girl Nation, where we signed with Sony Provident in 2012. I continued to sing with that group for nearly 2 years, when I met Caleb somewhere in that mix. It's still somewhat hilarious to me that a girl in a girl pop group married a boy in a boy band...but hey, crazier stuff has happened, and we happened to be made for each other. I decided once Caleb and I got engaged in November of 2013, that it was time I step away from the band that demanded so much of my time. I'm grateful for the experience that it gave me, and even more, the relationships I cultivated during that time. I learned so much in those couple years and I'm better for them.
Caleb and I got married on July 19th, 2014 a little north of Nashville, and it was assuredly the most perfect day that ever was and will be. Everyone in the whole world that I love was there to celebrate with us, and it is a day I won't soon forget. We have since developed our own musical duo, in addition to Caleb's full time gig Anthem Lights, and we call ourselves *very cleverly in my opinion*, Caleb + Kelsey. Singing together has been one of the most treasured gifts that God has blessed us with in marriage. We are so grateful and privileged to be able to live out our passion of creating music together. We sing mostly covers of our favorite songs, but we hope and pray that the future brings some original music your way as well. :) If you're interested in checking out a couple of our videos, please do! The links are below:
"Should've Been Us" - Tori Kelly
"Maps" - Maroon 5
"No Air" - Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
Anyways, you guys already know I love fashion, food, fitness, traveling, cooking, (although mostly the eating part), decorating, creating, and beauty...especially the inside kind. And that's exactly my vision for NoSo. I would love for this to be a place for me to share my life with you, and keep each other motivated to be better. Life is an exhilarating, exciting, sometimes terrifying journey that keeps us on our toes but it's the most beautiful gift we've been given. And after all, we only get one life to live...so let's make this one count.
All my love,