Just updating you all here that as a team, we’ve decided to make some changes to help me heal a bit but also give me some MUCH needed time off
The biggest thing we’ll be changing is that we’ll no longer be doing custom bonnets after our December 10th restock. We will, of course, make customs for those who’ve made custom bonnet purchase already but after December 10th we will retire the custom bonnet option for a little while - it’s not forever. To be completely transparent - I haven't enjoyed customs like I once did & that’s not fair to you as our customers because what makes the BEST bonnet for you is if I am in my best creative mind, can really dig deep for your design & make you the most amazing bonnet ever. That’s not to say I CAN’T do it, I have on a weekly basis. But when we looked at all we do with this very busy business I realized that customs were somewhat weighing me down. So, along with Janelle, we will be rebranding the customs to come back some time in 2022. But, just for now, I need a break.
The second thing is some time off for me. We have done really well this last quarter of the year (THANK YOU GUYS) and for the first time in 5 years the words “vacation” are actually a reality. So, as my parents business has done every year since I can remember, I am going to take the week off between Christmas & New Year’s Day. No posting, no stories, no PHONE! I have been going non-stop with this business for so long & even times when I probably should have put the breaks on (like during our miscarriage) I kept going. And that’s honestly because this is our main income, this is what pays our bills, heats our home, we pay Arleen very well… taking time off has not been an option but it HAS to be because I’m at a breaking point ❤️
I am so thankful to those who’ve been here for me through this year, it’s been one of the hardest years of my life. But I look at all we’ve created, all of you, my friends, my children, Marc & my wonderful family to only realize that although my heart has been broken I have so many here to help me mend it again ☺️