headerHey babes! As some of you may know, I closed The Bannerie for the summer. I had been going back and forth on this for months: should I close it all down? Should I just sell a few banners? Should I just sell the flamingos and tattoos? When should I close?

Closing the Bannerie, even for a short while, terrifies me. There’s the fact that I’m not selling anything so, you know, money. But also, I’m not selling anything. So what purpose am I serving to my customers this summer?

In this moment, I’m struggling with how much to share because I love being an open book but I don’t want all my business all over the internet, I mean I do want my BUSINESS all over the internet…. you get what I’m saying, right? The crux of it is that we’re moving this summer and I have a unique opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with the kids for a few weeks before they go to camp and while we move, so I’m taking it.

When the kids go back to camp, I’ll open The Bannerie to orders for the flamingo candles and tattoos (because they’re both so perfect for summer and easier to ship out than banners), but until then I’m slowing down, spending time with my family, and working on behind the scenes stuff for the future.

In the meantime, I’ll be keeping up with the blog, taking lots of trips with the kids and tracking my steps with my Jawbone UP MOVE (reaching my daily goal happens soooo much sooner when I’m running around with the kids all day! I’m going to have to up it!)

Here’s a new desktop wallpaper by Kailah Ogawa to help get in the summer mood. Kailah made it in two colors because summer is no time to skimp on color! And it looks gorgeous in both colors. And I begged her last minute to add it in pink and she’s amazing (check out her insta):

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Summer Vibes Desktop Wallpaper (Aqua)

Summer Vibes iPad Wallpaper (Aqua)

Summer Vibes iPhone 5 Wallpaper (Aqua)

Summer Vibes iPhone 6 Wallpaper (Aqua)

Summer Vibes iPhone 6 plus Wallpaper (Aqua)

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Summer Vibes Desktop Wallpaper (Pink)

Summer Vibes iPad Wallpaper (Pink)

Summer Vibes iPhone 5 Wallpaper (Pink)

Summer Vibes iPhone 6 Wallpaper (Pink)

Summer Vibes iPhone 6 plus Wallpaper (Pink)

Enjoy your summer! What are your plans? Any trips? Fab ideas for what to do with your five and two year old? I’m asking for a friend.

Gilit Cooper New Signature