TAYLOR GRAY fully focuses on stylish accessories and entertaining with a nod to luxury.  Throughout the entire collection, attention to detail and functionality is crucial.  I love staying current with color and textures.  Neoprene, Brazilian cowhide and geodes have become my life and I love them all and hope I never have to choose!

I am not going to lie, I am a mom on a mission to make her mark. That is a lot of M's! My passion is creating and truly being present in the process.  So many people like the ending, but shy away from the grind and the set backs.  I am an example of how the grind and the set backs have all been part of God's plan to perfectly place me in the entrepreneurial world.  I have to say to myself everyday, "If it were easy, everyone would do it."  

2020 has not been easy for most.  I am sure that I am in the minority when I say that it truly has been one of the best blessings in our family.  We are a tighter unit, we value each other more, we don't take each other for granted and we know it is ok to not always be ok.  2020 has gut punched many industries, including retail.  The lack of face to face selling, cancelation of holiday sales and figuring out what retail's "new normal" looks like has been a challenge.  I am blessed that I have been able to pivot from focusing on the Heidi Game Day purse (stadium approved) to a more versatile tote and material.  I jumped in with both feet into the neoprene world have not looked back.  I am proud to have created the new neoprene line from the bottom up.  Sketches, photos, color pallets, fashion forecasters, focus groups, retailer round tables, textures...you name it, I have had to figure it out.  I have had an amazing group of supporters and mentors that have been invaluable through out this process.  It only seemed natural to move away from "On the Rocks" to a more inclusive business name to cover all of the collections.  Let me introduce you to TAYLOR GRAY.

Those who really know me, know that I am not a people person and am perfectly content to play in the sandbox by myself.  I love what I do and truly do come alive in a sales setting, but truth be told, it is WAY outside my comfort zone.  Therefore, re-branding to my name took a lot of persuading, a lot of beer and a lot of faith.

 

In the spirit of sharing and getting to know the person behind the brand, here are some tidbits you most likely don't know about me...Taylor Gray.

 

  • I am married to the hot guy above, we have 2 kiddos and call Arlington, Texas home.

  • I am obsessed with salted caramel, soft pretzels, Starbucks, Orbitz gum and leggings. 

  • Traveling abroad is not my jam and I was never bit by that bug, but I would love to go to Brazil.

  • Tito's Vodka with Ginger Ale, Black Cherry White Claw and cold cheap beer are my jam. (I don't like wine. It makes me want to scrape my tongue with a rake.)

  • I am fluent in 2 languages: mumbling and cussing.

  • I can count on one hand how many times I have worn heels in the last 12 months.

  • I am an only child.

  • I love the smell of onions sautéed in butter, my husband's cologne and rosemary.

  • My mom died from ovarian cancer in 2012 and the My Rock Scripture Set was created for her. I miss her everyday.  I wish she could see my sweet family.

  • I only read while on a plane or at a beach. PERIOD.

  • In high school, I played basketball, volleyball and was a cheerleader.  I made basketball a full contact sport and fouled out of almost every game.  

  • My dad is my hero.  He has weathered more storms than most and is still the first person to lend a hand. When I grow up, I want to be like my dad.

  • College football is my favorite season of the year and Rudy is my favorite movie...Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

  • I went to UT Austin and majored in Communications/Marketing.  A shocking major for someone who doesn't like people or communicating with people!

  • I love my life and want to start to take more chances.  My mantra for 2020 is "Just Jump and Trust Him."

 

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