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August was just insane for my crew.  Business has been growing (so thankful!), kids started school, and we hired our first 2 employees!  Here is a little of what we were up to over on Instagram.

We converted our former playroom into the Gray Monroe office:

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We attend church on Saturday nights with a group of friends and afterward we went out for dinner and then played a little Sequence:

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We had a family swim day with my side of the family one Sunday afternoon:

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These sweeties have been so great about Mommy starting a new business and needing to take time out of the day to ship items:

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We held a grand opening party/trunk show for Gray Monroe which was a ton of fun!

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We had an adults only lake weekend and camping trip with friends:

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We got home and not 5 minutes later Hudson lost his first tooth!

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My big girl has been loving helping me to make dinner.  In sequins of course:

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Before I headed to Dallas for Market my love surprised me with a date night:

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My Mom officially joined the Gray Monroe team.  We rewarded ourselves after shipping packages with a dip in the pool (and judging handstand contests):

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We celebrated the last week of summer with our neighbors:

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Lots of snuggles and kisses goodbye the night before Mommy left for Market:

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#ootd for a road trip to Market (find the Ashley necklace here):

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Fun at Market with my girl Mikah:

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Back home and lots of hugs and kisses and tickle fights from this girl:

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Getting some swimming fun in on the last week of summer:

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Thankful for my mama’s help!

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Papa is here for a visit!  The kids are loving spending some time with him:

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The last day of summer.  Daddy took the kids to the rink so I could work.  After getting a glimpse of child free work days without breaking up fights, getting snacks, and setting up activities I got excited for school to start:

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The first day of school for my first grader and Kindergartner:

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Celebrating the first day of school, one month of Gray Monroe, and the life of the father of two of my best friends.  Heaven just got a lot more fun with Bumble around:

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First day of school was a success!

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I kind of wanted to kill my husband for signing me up for The Gauntlet.  But, I can say that I am a lot stronger than I give myself credit for…and we had fun to boot!

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Church and brunch with the fam on a Sunday morning:

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New chalk art commissioned by XO Events and Design:

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So many fall arrivals are hitting the racks at Gray Monroe:

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A delicious iceberg salad recipe from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers:

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We’re making Friday nights a pizza and movie tradition.  The kids love camping out upstairs in the media room for a sleepover.

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This Sunday afternoon we spent in the backyard.  Playing on the water slide and then Uno on the patio:

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My closet is something that used to just get out of control.  I have worked hard to edit my wardrobe and organize what I have so that I get the most out of my clothes.  Today, I wanted to share with you some of my closet organization tips that have made the most difference in keeping things organized:
Closet Organization Tips

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  • Colleen - I love the hanger idea! And your closet it packed with clothes! You’re always dressed so well, so I’m not surprised! :)

Rounding up some of my finds over on Pinterest today in my Friday Favorites.  Follow me here where I am constantly pinning delicious recipes, home decor, and DIY goodies.

I so badly want to rip out some of our cabinets, add countertop to ceiling subway tile, and add some DIY rustic floating shelves in our kitchen.  Saving this DIY for one

DIY Rustic Floating Shelves

I am obsessed with these military style jackets (you can find one in my shop).  I typically wear mine with a white tee and sparkly necklace.  Love Pinterest for inspiring me to wear the pieces I have in different ways.


My kiddos started school last week and we have been trying to streamline our routines.  Love the idea of picking out clothes for the entire week so that they can get themselves ready.  Find the printables at Living Locurto:


Love these cute printable gift tags from Lia Griffith:


My favorite mixture from Coldstone Creamery is birthday cake remix.  So, naturally, these birthday cake remix brownies sound amazing.


For Father’s Day my hubby requested some equipment to turn our 3rd car garage into an at home gym.  So I’ve been pinning some different workouts for days that I decide to work out here.  I thought this was a good plan to switch things up:


Who is excited for fall clothes?  Surely nobody more than I am.  And trying on all of these goodies has me even more so!  Check out all of the new arrivals.  Here are some of my faves this week!

The Madelyn Top, Bailey Vest, and Crew necklace:

Madelyn Top, Bailey Vest, and Crew Necklace from Gray Monroe

The Abby Sweater (we love the asymmetrical hem of this cozy sweater):

Abby Sweater from Gray Monroe

Abby Sweater from Gray Monroe

The Allison Tops in both Navy and Ivory.  These chic tees have a little something extra.

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The Sloan Sweater is a must have poncho this fall.  It has quickly become one of my favorite pieces!

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The Designer Inspired Necklaces come in Hot Pink, White, Black, and Tortoise:


And the earrings come in Black, White, Aqua, and Hot Pink:


The Morgan Cardigan:

Collier082515_38 copyEveryone’s favorite…the Molly dress now comes in black for fall.  Can’t wait to wear this with tall boots or booties!

Molly Dress from Gray Monroe

The Sarah Scarf comes in Navy, Red, and Green.  And the always cozy Piko top.

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and the Mikah maxi dresses have been restocked in Grey and Navy!  Snag one while you can.

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