At Purpose + Passion Boutique we not only wanted to provide items with a PURPOSE, we also wanted to make an impact locally with people who have a creative PASSION. We love to support local, shop local and give back locally, so we strive to provide ways through out the store that offer just that. Many of the collections in the store are made right here in Amarillo, Texas or the surrounding area of the Texas Panhandle.
Our mission with #lovinthelocals is with your purchase of these items, you are able to help support them, their families, their mission and PASSION for their products. It is the best of both worlds, really. You get to shop local items and support local people! Below are some of the locals we are honored to support in the store. Shop the #lovinthelocals collection here.
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Brenda Trafton - local from Amarillo, Texas. Brenda and local ladies from Amarillo have written a book called "Hope: Real Life Stories". She knows the importance of hearing someone else’s story with similar experiences and how that can create hope. for others. These ladies share their stories with God’s grace. No circumstance in your life is beyond restoration and healing! More information about the authors of this book, visit www.brendatrafton.com/#about-the-author.
Candy Gibbs - local from Bushland, Texas. She provides biblical insights and her own creative techniques in her books, "Release" is a guidebook for moms of sons. This book will help moms feel confident in their calling to raise sons who “hit the target” every time. "Rescue: Raising Teens in a Drowning Culture". This is the “Noah’s Ark” of parenting books, ensuring that today’s teens will carry on a legacy of godliness to generations to come. More information about her books and resources, visit www.candygibbs.com/.
Tracy Hays - local author from Amarillo, Texas. Tracy suffered a traumatic brain injury from a hit-&-run accident while training for a 1/2 ironman triathlon in 2014. His books shares the story of his recovery and how he learned to see God in the day to day. His book is called "Dog Gone It: From Trauma to Tail Wags, Seeing God in the Day-to-Day".
Mistie House - a local Christian author and children’s book illustrator. She is also the host of the Beloved Bride podcast, a women’s Bible study group leader, and an ambassador for Esther Calling, who is passionate about helping lead women, children, and married couples toward a more intimate and personal relationship with God the Father. She has written two books that we sell: "The Father's Princess" and "Emergence".
Eric W. Miller - a native Texan, passionate about Amarillo and all it's wonders. For 21 year, he promoted his adopted hometown around the world for the Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council. He remains passionate about Amarillo and is on the board for Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation & a volunteer committee member for the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Check out his book: "100 Things to Do in Amarillo Before You Die."
Taylor Moore - is a sixth-generation Texan who grew up on a farm & ranch northwest of Houston. He is a former CIA intelligence officer who worked in both analysis & operations and later consulted for the Department of Defense in Theater Security Cooperation, Force Protection, and Counternarcotics. He now lives in the Texas Panhandle with his wife and two children, where he is a full-time author and speaker. "Down Range" is his debut novel, and the first in a series featuring Garrett Kohl.
Jeremy Hill - has served over twenty years in public safety. As a Captain in the fire service, he has seen life and death play out in a multitude of ways. Reflective over this period of more than two decades is the evidence of how important the small details are. Simple things like functioning smoke detectors, wearing a seat belt, dialing 911, not drinking and driving, and looking both ways crossing the street–save lives! Spiritually speaking, small details save marriages, families, and destinies. He is the author of "Everlasting Evidence."
C. Lloyd Brown - former CEO and founder of Smart Chemical Services and thirty-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, has been stung by failure countless times. In this book, "Refined by Failure", you'll learn Lloyd's 10 Rules of Business and wisdom gleaned from high-stakes failure in leadership, personal life, and faith. Learning from failure bids us closer to success. And if we use it to drive us forward, then failure itself is only temporary. "Lloyd's 10 rules are spot on, and deeply rooted in universal principles...a practical guide to transform not just your business, but also your life." - Stephen M. R. Covey (The New York Times & #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust.)
Brady Schenk - grew up in the agricultural setting of the Texas Panhandle with two loving parents, three smart & athletic older sisters, and a caring community of extended family & friends. Brady & his wife, Megan, have 2 sons, and reside in the Texas Panhandle with he helps families form & shape their future realities. His book, "The Lemonade Guitar", is the imagination of 2 young brothers, meeting the reality of finding answers to the questions bubbling out of their curious hearts & minds. They uncover timeless lessons about diligent work, generosity, perseverance & the value of serving others.
Tammy's Toffee - homemade toffee - this is the BEST toffee I've ever had! This is created by one of the most creative and talented lady in Amarillo, Texas. You should always buy at least 2 bags. To follow her visit https://www.facebook.com/tammy.goldsmithperkins
Purpose Coffee Co. - coffee products. This husband and wife, from Dalhart, Texas. Each bag helps care for the orphans all across the globe. They also have a coffee shop in their hometown where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and cool environment with gifts and apparel. More information visit www.purposecoffeeco.com/purpose/
Creek House Honey Farm - honey & beauty skin care line. Creek House Honey Farm was established in 2011. The owners, George and Paige Nester love to garden! In the winter of 2010, they decided to order bee hives to help pollinate their plants. Two hives turned into four and four turned into eight and the rest is history! More information visit http://www.creekhousehoneyfarm.com/
Southern Roots Sisters - jam. These gourmet jams are handmade with all natural high quality ingredients. Their original recipes are crafted from generations of strong Southern women out of our sister state, Oklahoma. More information visit www.southernrootssisters.com.
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(We LOVE all these below & encourage you to follow these individuals as well. We are always looking for new and trending items that we think our customers will love, so some of these items may come back in the store from time to time. Others had a good run and we did not feel like our customer was passionate about the items to continue to carry them.)
Betty M. Reeves - a native of Borger, Texas. Betty is an author of two music books, "Melody Street" and "Playing Guitar for Beginners" has now written a children's book that is located in the store called "The Story of Glops". Inspired by her daughter's imagination, Betty expanded on her idea and created this book. More information on Betty visit https://www.bettysmusic.com/
Celia Meadors Art - a local artist from Amarillo, Texas. She has created hundreds of Santa paintings over the years and just released her first edition Santa ornament. To learn more about the artist, visit https://www.facebook.com/CeliaMeadorsArt.
Valerie Wieners Art- local artist from Amarillo, Texas and now author, Valerie shares her struggles and creative talents with the world. She is open about her addictions and how she has overcome those with the grace of God and her loving support of family and friends. She has created canvas, art, books & more. More information on Valerie visit http://valeriewienersart.com/valerie/
Michelle Bauman Art - a local from Amarillo, Texas. Michelle has been painting over 50 years. Michelle has created beautiful hand painted cards that can be given for all occasions and even framed for a beautiful artwork. More information on Michelle, visit http://www.michellebaumanart.com
Dr. Harv's Spices - hand crafted rubs and seasonings by a native Texan from Fritch, Texas. More information visit www.drharvs.com
H&G Designs by Alyssa Busse - a talented artist and woods craftsman ship, Alyssa resides in Pampa, Texas. She creates beautiful home décor word signs with inspiring words and scripture. To view her style and find out more visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/h2gdesigns
CGDesigns806 by Chelsea Gorham - a creative talent right here in Amarillo, Texas. Chelsea, with a background in architecture, she loves to create and design. She has beautifully created wood etched jewelry that is unique and stylish. More information about Chelsea and her designs visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/cgdesigns806/about/?ref=page_internal
Circle 21 Candles - locally made & owned, a portion of sales from all the candles for Heal the City Clinic are donated to help provide funding for this non-profit organization. More information https://www.healthecityamarillo.com/
Reba Russell - a local Amarillo native, Reba has written “The Adventures of Kingdom Forest” a children’s book series bursting with inspiring stories and passionate pursuits of an adventurous God! Her first book is called "Courage the Hawk", followed by "Barkley the Bear Belongs." More information about Reba and her books visit http://www.rebarussellauthor.com/about-reba/
Debbie Jackson - local from Amarillo, Texas. Debbie shares her journey from heartache to healing in "Kisses From My King". After being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, she believed kisses from her King, small nuggets of encouragement from the Heavenly Father sent just for her, would sustain and give her the strength she needed to carry her through. More information about Debbie, visit https://www.kissesfrommyking.com/.