A Quick 2016 Recap
Posted on 31 December 2016
Hi Modern Burlap family!
With grateful hearts, we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017!
2016 was one busy, amazing, and blessed year for both Modern Burlap and our family. Over the course of the year, our family moved into a new house (rooms for each of our boys and so much yard to play in!), spent summer weekends at the lake with NINE of our cousins (and counting!), celebrated numerous birthdays (including Rush's FIRST!), celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary, and so much more! Together we forged new paths, adventured new lands, created new memories, and learned the best news of all the second half of the year - our little family is growing with BABY NUMBER THREE arriving in Spring of 2017!
This year also brought so much growth and blessings upon blessings for Modern Burlap. We introduced six new products to our line (changing pad covers, twin and crib sheets, hooded towels, bibs, and our first reversible muslin quilt!) and more than TWO DOZEN swaddle blanket designs! When the heat of summer hit in Texas, we were able to AC the original MB barn (where we ship all of your orders from!), and we were able to build a new and bigger barn right next to the original! Both barns are on our family's property, just walking distance from our home! As a mama to 2 toddlers with a baby on the way, I couldn't possibly dream of a better business location! To top off all of the wonderful ways Modern Burlap has grown and thrived this year, I am most proud to share that I was able to say YES to EVERY donation request, auction for a cause, or family in need this year. In 2015, I would have fallen out of my chair if someone told me that was going to be possible. If someone told me we would quadruple our St. Jude donation, add a donation to Morning Star Project, American Heart Association, and even more organizations that were placed on our hearts this year, I wouldn't have believed that either! All glory to God, and a huge thank you to YOU! None of this would be possible without the Modern Burlap family and ALL of your support!
Many are surprised to learn that Modern Burlap truly is a small, family owned business. It's just me (Samantha) answering your emails during nap time, listening to your stories and reading through your comments when my boys are asleep, and fulfilling and shipping your orders from our small town post office (with some grateful help from a few amazing packing + shipping ladies in our home town!).
Every order we receive, every comment we read, every story that you share truly means the world to my little family and me. At the root of this small business there you are, our Modern Burlap family, and there is our great God orchestrating it all. Our cups runneth over!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting this God-given, lead, and inspired dream.
God bless your home!
Samantha, Jacoby, Cross (3.5), Rush (1.5) and Baby (March 2017)