When I started The Modest Mom three years ago I never dreamed that I would be where I’m at today. After having had three children I realized the great need for long, cute and functional maternity skirts. Thinking it would be a nice side business, I started sewing a few to sell on an online Christian forum I was part of. After seeing the potential I expanded into creating The Modest Mom website that many of you have known and shopped at.
Soon after creating the website, the orders grew to be more than I could handle as a mom with young children, so I hired a seamstress. I now ship our custom made items, along with items from other sources, to many satisfied customers all across America (and some overseas) weekly. The store has been such a blessing. Thanks to you all, my husband was recently able to sell his lawn care company and go back to college full time to finish his graphic design degree. This has been a huge adjustment, and a leap of faith, but our family is excited over what the future holds. God has given him a gift in art, and I really want to see him use it.
But yet again I have grown, this time beyond The Modest Mom website.
My simple template and shopping cart was wonderful for starting out, but the growth we have seen in our business has now demanded another change.
And here is where our exciting news comes in! Our growth has caused us to completely rethink our business and the direction we want it to go. We’ve known for some time that our website needed an update, but we’re going much further than that! The Modest Mom was inspired by wanting to serve pregnant mothers, but we have since realized that we are also able to be of service to women of all ages, including young girls.
After many family discussions we also realized that we had outgrown our company name. We thought and talked and prayed about what the new name might be, but had a difficult time coming up with anything. Then one day my husband called me up and suggested that we name the company after the person who inspired me to love and appreciate femininity in the first place. So it is with tears and tender remembrance of my dear mother that I introduce to you Deborah & Co.
My Mother would be deeply touched and honored to have our business named after her. She has truly been the most significant influence in my life regarding principles of femininity and modesty. It only seemed fitting that she be the company’s namesake. As for the “Co.” in Deborah & Co., well, thats the rest of us from myself to my husband to our little Deborah who someday may work for the company her Mammay (what my children called their Grandma) helped build through her godly teachings : )
I’d like to go through just a few of the many benefits that our customers will experience with our new website:
- A much easier checkout experience
- We now accept credit cards right at our site. You don’t have to leave to process it through paypal!( We still accept paypal as another option for those who prefer that.)
- We have gift cards available, perfect for the holiday season!
- Many of our pictures have been updated with a professional photographer, and will continue to be updated. You can now zoom in closely to our pictures and get a better view of what you are ordering.
- The navigation through our site is much easier than before.
- And hey, its just prettier to look at!
I’m also thrilled to announce that we now have an affiliate program for websites and bloggers to take advantage of! As a blogger myself, this is something I have long wanted to do.
Click here to learn more about our affiliate program. There will be advantages to becoming an affiliate, including contests and prizes! You can grab buttons for your website with your own unique affiliate code once you are approved.
Please be patient as I’m sure there are still a few kinks to work out with the new site. Also, we will be adding some new products shortly!
Now to celebrate!! Thanks to some really generous companies, we have a HUGE giveaway that ONE PERSON gets to win. Yes, that’s right! One person will win this entire giveaway.
In order to increase your chances of entering, it is strongly encouraged to submit extra entries of sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest (please pin directly to Deborah & Co.), and Blogging about the give-away. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t do all of these things, simply enter what you can and who knows, maybe you’ll be our winner!
Enter below using rafflecopter.
Here is a list of the fantastic prizes which altogether would retail over $250.00 worth:
A $50 gift card to Deborah & Co to spend on anything in the store!
A small locket and three charms to build a custom necklace at Origami Owl. ($35.00 value)
A $25.00 gift card to Amazing Grace General Store - You will find lots of kitchen items there!
A Scentsy plug in warmer plus your choice of bar! ($25.00 value).
A gift card for $16 worth of georgous hair clips at Lilla Rose.
Lilla Rose logo is property of Lilla Rose, Inc, and is used under license
An 8 oz jar of Jasmine All Natural Face/Body Lotion from Goodness & Grace. ($16 value)
A $15 gift card to Oliver’s Labels - A creative way to label your child’s belongings!
A $15 gift card to It’s A Blessing Etsy Store - Scripture Blessing Bracelets & Gifts.
A plug in warmer from Eclipse Candle Company! ($15 value)
A bar of handmade soap, and a solid lotion bar from Mae’s Soap. ($14 value)
An 8×10 print of your choice, matted to a finished size of 11×14 from Rachel Ramm art studio. ($12 value)