I don’t think anyone woke up on January 1st upset that 2020 is now in the past. What I think we all love about the new year is a clean slate- like fresh fallen snow – white and unblemished, beautiful, and spotless. This is our chance to make plans on how we can make this year better than the one before! Even though we all know life is messy; it’s a hope.
With positive changes in mind we have rolled out a new design for our cover. We hope you like our new look! Please know how thankful we are for you, our readers & our advertisers. Our ongoing goal is to showcase Hometown Living at Its Best by showcasing the many people, places, and things happening around town while simultaneously supporting the local businesses that make Amarillo thrive. Show them your support by shopping local and have it crafted here whenever possible, skipping the made in china masses.
We are so excited to kick off the new year in Amarillo with all the HOPE, CHANGE, and ENCOURAGEMENT happening in downtown! Check out “Revitalized” for a look at how downtown is changing and evolving for the prospective and inevitable growth Amarillo is expecting! It’s exciting! We also featured the Downtown Women’s Center and some inspirational stories coming from their efforts to not only help but heal the communities’ mothers and daughters.
Amarillo has an exceptional section on “Women You Should Know” who are making impactful moves to grow the businesses that make Amarillo successful and an uplifting, real perspective on marriage to make your home just as successful! Without a doubt, God is moving in Amarillo and there is no better feeling for us than to be able to share the enthusiasm felt across the city within our covers.
Now more than ever SHOPPING LOCAL matters – not only economically, but it’s about showing your support at home. Recently I made a point to pick up a little something at every ‘mom and pop’ shop I stopped at… at the antique store it was two jars of honey, at the family owned drugstore it was a few greeting cards I needed. I assure you these small locally owned and operated businesses appreciated my small purchases more than the big chains would. We want to thank our advertisers for their participation in this edition, which makes this publication possible.
Amarillo is known for friendly faces, classic Route 66, and a small town feel with the amenities of a metropolitan area. You don’t have to look far to see noteworthy accomplishments from neighbors and boast worthy entities putting us on the map. It’s no wonder people have moved from all over – including as far as away as Sweden - to call Amarillo their home.
Check out the cover story about two amazing people who we feel personify “Hometown Living at its Best,” and some familiar faces in this issue’s Women You Should Know. The Christmas season is here so let’s give Amarillo the gift of shopping local. Look here first to fill your loved ones’ wish lists. Children make Christmas all the more fun.
Are you as excited as I am about the warmer weather and upcoming summer months?! We hope you are each planning trips as well as staycation opportunities in the months to come. I have three small children (Gatlyn (7), Georgia Lee (4), & Guy David (5 mo)) and we love to make the most of the lazy days of summer, which generally are anything but lazy.
On the cover of this edition is one of the many area high school graduates. Join us in wishing them prayers for safety, wisdom, and guidance on their upcoming adventures into the workforce and higher education. This summer, don’t forget to look just a few miles down the road when considering a weekend getaway. Check out the Travel Guide in this edition to learn more.
Do you WANT A SUBSCRIPTION? Send an email to subscriptions@ hometown-living.com and put Amariilo in the subject line to be added to our digital subscription list which will alert you to view magazines online at www.hometown-living.com. We want to thank our advertisers. Let them know you saw their ad in this issue! As always thank you for reading your Hometown magazine,
We were so thrilled with the wonderful submissions of high school and college graduates this edition. We want to congratulate them and wish them well in the steps ahead, acknowledging the major milestones accomplished by completing their degree – be it high school or college. If you have a graduate coming up in the year ahead please contact us for information in sharing their photo in future issues. And don’t forget to shop local for those graduation gifts. Check out the Index of Advertisers list (located at the back of the magazine) and start shopping! P.S. selecting a gift that can be monogrammed always ensures that towel or bag isn’t lost in the mix of roommate’s belongings. Inquire within for shops that can help.
This issue is full of great people in our community using their gifts for good in a variety of ways. We are each given different talents, but what good are they if we keep them to ourselves? Let your light shine by using those talents as you are called to do! What are your gifts?
How can you put them to use today? A small act can make a big difference in someone’s life. We encourage you to shop local this Christmas season and start with the contributors to this publication (see a full list of advertisers on page 135).
Please tell them you saw their ad in Amarillo Living Magazine and thank them for this free publication detailing a few of the many people, places, and things that make us proud!
I love this time of year. This season, take a moment to reflect and slow down. Yes, it takes effort to slow down - especially with the impending holiday rush, but how else can you treasure the memories being made if you are too busy to enjoy them? Let’s try to be intentional, put our phones away and be present!
With graduation upon us, we invite you to submit your favorite graduates’ picture to our content coordinator, Tabitha, for consideration in future issues Hometown Graduates special section. My oldest child, Gatlyn (5), is graduating from pre-k, moving on to kindergarten next fall. My niece, Shyann (from the Panhandle community of Lazbuddie), will be graduating from Angelo State this May as well. Two major milestones, both could bring tears to my eyes, but regardless it is an exciting season. We congratulate all the graduates in your family and wish them well!
All of us at Amarillo Living want to say how saddened we are by the fires this spring; and for many family and friends mourning the loss of loved ones. It is no surprise that the Panhandle community has rallied around one another during this time when support is needed. Prayers continue for all those touched by the damage done.
We are excited about fall…to me it means more than football and a drop in temperatures….it means memories with my babies and holiday traditions ahead! Below are a few pictures of falls past with my two children, Gatlyn and Georgia Lee, as well as, Casey’s precious 3 year old Jorie Cait. Time never seems to go by as quickly as it does when you look at your child’s growth over a few short years. We want to see your families’ pictures too.
What pictures are we looking for? Take your pick – expecting a baby? Email us with a newborn picture for Hometown Bundles of Joy. Have you recently been married, engaged, or celebrated an anniversary? Share you announcement with us in Hometown Wedded Bliss! Have a child graduating? Share a graduate picture for the next edition in the Hometown Graduates section. Photographers – we want you! We have freelance positions available or submit any of the above in bulk. Contact us at the office for details – 817.599.6167
This season don’t forget to shop local as we all strive to support one another…our neighbors – what better way to showcase HOMETOWN LIVING AT ITS BEST than to support local shops, vendors, and the let them know you’re spending your hard earned money at home. As always, we thank you for reading Amarillo Living.
I believe this is one of our most interesting issues yet! There is something for everyone and we hope you enjoy reading the wide range of articles held within these pages. Hopefully you can pack it along to enjoy on an upcoming vacation as summer is finally upon us!
Look for Hometown Cookin’ to check out a delicious burger recipe to consider while grilling out and enjoying the warm weather. Take the opportunity to invite not only friends over, but maybe a neighbor or someone new to town too. Amarillo Living is a great tool for anyone new looking for places to shop, eat, and enjoy this fun stop on Route 66. Or if you’ve lived here most of your life, read through and surprise yourself by learning something new.
It’s easy to forget to visit some of the tourist worthy stops within our city limits, like the Don Harrington Discovery Center, which is celebrating 40 years. We love Amarillo and are grateful for our readers and our advertisers who allow this coffee table quality magazine to be free to you. Please tell them you saw their ad in this publication so that they would continue to support Hometown Living at its Best! Check out the Index of Advertisers (in the back) and remember to Shop Local!
I love this time of year and all the joys and traditions this season brings. This Christmas season take a break from online and instead step inside the many local shops that decorate the streets of Amarillo and the surrounding area. They are promoting all that is right in small town living today through their support of Amarillo Living which is coming to you free of charge.
Through the pages of this edition you will read countless testimonies showing how God is moving through the lives of our neighbors. It is a tangible account that God has overcome the world! “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world-- our faith.” - I John 5:4
On the cover this issue, is Amarillo native and Texas country artist, Aaron Watson and his wife, Kim, who share about the loss of their fourth child and how their faith in God has seen them through this heartache. Also featured are some local philanthropies making a difference. There is always an opportunity to give back and our neighbors are making a difference! Make sure and read from cover to cover so you don’t miss a thing!
This is YOUR hometown magazine; leave your mark by sharing local events (Hometown Happenings), new baby pictures (Hometown Bundles of Joy), high school grad pics (Hometown Graduates), and more with us. Email Content Coordinator, Crystal for submission details or questions. Wedding Season is HERE!
Please see our ad for information on submitting your wedding announcements (call for pricing and deadline – there is a discount for early submission so don’t be late!). Send your wedding announcement questions and submissions to Matt (email below). WYIM is growing and ALM continues to be on the SEARCH for LOCAL sales people, as well as, writers and photographers (beginners and seasoned). Call our office or email Matt to learn how you can get involved in future publications!
Speaking of growth, we are proud to announce the birth of our new baby girl this November, Georgia Lee Martin. We wanted to take a moment to show off her picture and share how thankful we are for this addition! “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD…” Psalms 127:3
Do you WANT A SUBSCRIPTION to Amarillo Living Magazine? Email our Office Manager, Kati, and let her know you want on the AMARILLO digital subscription list which will alert you to view our magazines online at www.hometown-living.com. ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at: With You In Mind Publications for additional updates on all our Texas and Oklahoma magazines. We want to thank our advertisers as always for their participation which keeps ALM coming to you FREE of charge! There is no better way to show HOMETOWN LIVING AT ITS BEST, than to spend your hard earned money here in your hometown. Check out the Index of Advertisers list (located at the back of the magazine.
It's finally FALL, y’all! Amarillo is busy thinking football, back to school, & upcoming holiday celebrations. Check out the LOCAL SHOPS advertising within these pages and get a head start on your Christmas list! There is no better way to show HOMETOWN LIVING AT ITS BEST, than to spend your hard earned money here in your hometown. Check out the Index of Advertisers list (located at the back of the magazine)!
We are proud to showcase Jerry Sims on the cover of this fall issue. He is a humble man who represents the Panhandle people well with Christian values and a strong work ethic. Take a moment to read his story and feel free to share with us other neighbors you would like to read about. This is YOUR HOMETOWN publication; make it your own by submitting recipes, human interest article ideas, wedding announcements, newborn pictures and events for Hometown Happenings... Submit these and more with our NEW Content Coordinator, Crystal.
Please see our ad for information on featuring your wedding announcements for the SPRING edition (call for pricing and deadline – there is a discount for early submission so don’t be late!). Send your wedding announcement questions and submissions to Matt.
Amarillo Living is on the SEARCH for LOCAL SALES PEOPLE, as well as, WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS (beginners welcome). Call our office or email Matt to learn how you can get involved in future publications!
We want to thank our advertisers; mention that you saw their ad in this publication! Their participation allows ALM to come FREE of charge to you! Also, view our magazines online at www.hometown-living.com & ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at: With You In Mind Publications for additional updates on all our Texas and Oklahoma markets.
It has been a very busy six months since our winter issue and we are very excited to see warm weather on the horizon! We have been out and about all over town and have done our best to capture everything that has been going on.This Summer issue features events such as The Chase Tower Run and The Children’s Home of Amarillo celebrating their 90th anniversary! Also profiled this issue are some of Amarillo’s finest community members and the stories of their journey to improve this already wonderful community.
We continue to be humbled by the response from the magazine and truly appreciate all of you that have helped make this publication possible. I would like to introduce our two newest employees, Kati Beggs, Office Manager, and Hana Miller, our new Content Manager. Please feel free to email Hana directly with ARTICLE ideas and EVENTS you’re involved with to be considered for Hometown Happenings.
Amarillo Living is YOUR HOMETOWN MAGAZINE, get involved and help make it your own! Share recipes for our upcoming section, Hometown Cookin’ and don’t forget to send us your precious newborn pictures for Hometown Bundles of Joy.
Their participation allows this publication to come FREE of charge to you! Check them out in the Index of Advertisers (page 143) and go by to get your copy today, or when you see a copy around town, please know you can take it home with you. Also, view our magazines online at www.hometownliving.com & ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at: With You In Mind Publications for Additional updates on ALM and our other Texas and Oklahoma magazines.
Hello again from all of us here at Amarillo Living. We are so thrilled to be bringing you this second edition. Thanks to a community that has taken ownership in your Hometown Living publication. This issue has grown substantially and we already have many exciting topics in the works for the next issue (Summer 2014). We are proud to share with you even more stories and pictures of some of the Panhandle’s finest. A lot has been going on in town and we have made every effort to capture it on camera.
In this edition you will notice the newest section, Hometown Wedded Bliss. We invite you to look at five local couples’ nuptials and the guests that helped them to celebrate! If you have a local wedding coming up have your photographer contact us to submit 7-10 images of you and your guests.
As always we want to thank our advertisers for their involvement – help us to thank them by Shopping Local, especially during this blessed Christmas season! Their involvement allows this publication to come FREE of charge to you! Check them out in the Index of Advertisers (end of the magazine) and go by to get your copy today or if you see a copy please know you can take it home with you. Also, view our magazines online at www.hometown-living.com & ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at: With You In Mind Publications for additional updates on Amarillo Living and our other markets.
Our family has been in the publication business over 30 years and we are very excited to bring a magazine that personifies “hometown living at its best” to you here in Amarillo. We have family roots that run deep in the panhandle and know firsthand what a great place this is to call home.
Amarillo Living Magazine is a semi-annual publication dedicated to the people, places, and things that make Amarillo such a Wonderful place to live. Each issue is complimentary to the public thanks to all of the local advertisers. Amarillo is a friendly, welcoming community full of independent hardworking Texans! This issue contains articles of generosity and attractions here in our own backyard.
On a side note, we are seeking local writers and photographers. To learn how you can get involved in future publications email or call our home office. Whether you are new in town or never left, we hope you are able to learn something new about this great community.
We want to thank our advertisers for their involvement! Help us to express thanks to them by SHOPPING LO CAL and mention that you saw their ad in Amarillo Living!! Their participation allows this publication to come free of charge to you! Go by any advertisers’ location to pick up your complimentary copy. Check them out in the Index of Advertisers.
All of us at With You In Mind Publications continue to look forward to a long relationship with this area and many more issues of Amarillo Living to come! VIEW this edition and more ONLINE at www.hometown-living.com & ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook for additional updates at - With You In Mind Publications.