Use the code PASTIMESSUB to get 10% OFF your order.


Each box will be filled with products created by female artisans and
women-owned businesses to inspire your mom to follow her passions.

Offer expires August 30, 2020 while supplies last.

Each box is filled with products created by female artisans and

women-owned businesses. Every item is hand selected by us
at The Passionistas Project. Many will be sourced from women
we interview on our podcast and all will be included with the
goal of inspiring you to follow your passions.

Passionistas Pastimes

The theme this quarter is PASSIONISTAS PASTIMES.
We have been planning the contents of this box since we
launched in the fall of 2019, but now it seems more relevant
than ever. This summer, whether we are still staying indoors or
are enjoying a more typical vacation season, this box is filled
with products to help you occupy your time in joyful, inspiring
ways, all created by women following their passions.

Summer Box Ships

Mid-June 2020



There's nothing like having a good book to read on a hot summer day so we chose Billie Best's uplifting memoir on conquering the modern midlife crisis, How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man). Three months before her husband's death, he invites his mistress to spend the weekend with them. It doesn't go well, and the emotional scars are permanent, triggering a cascade of rage, neurosis and obsessive-compulsive cleaning. Billie Best writes the blog Beyond 60 — Loving Life, Staying Relevant. She was born in 1954 in Illinois and spent most of her childhood in rural farm country. Billie became a city girl in 1972 when she moved to Chicago, then on to New York City and Boston where her career traversed waitressing, the music business, retail and marketing communications. In 1999, she moved back to the country and lived on a farm in Massachusetts. Billie took off for the city again in 2017, landing in Portland, Oregon, where she began to write as if her life depended on it.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of each Passionistas Project Pack will be donated
to a charity. This quarter Billie Best has chosen Oregon Tradeswomen.

Oregon Tradeswomen promotes success for women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship. They were founded in 1989 on the principles that women deserve and can attain economic self-sufficiency by pursuing careers in the construction, manufacturing, mechanical and utility trades while helping and encouraging the trades industry to build a diverse workforce. Twenty-nine years strong, Oregon Tradeswomen offers innovative trades-based training programs, trades awareness activities and technical assistance to organizations seeking to be inclusive of women in their trade occupations. They offer professional and leadership development for tradeswomen, promote the skilled trades as a highly desirable career path for women and girls and have earned the respect and support of trades industry employers. Respect, excellence, equity, community and empowerment are the values reflected in all of their programs and services.

“I support Oregon Tradeswomen because it prepares women for success in occupations that
provide long-term economic self-sufficiency. With education, leadership and mentorship, women
are strong candidates for jobs in construction, manufacturing, mechanical and utility trades.
Oregon Tradeswoman creates opportunities for women to earn and excel in highly desirable
career paths so they can provide for themselves and their families.” 

To find out more about our other contributing Passionistas click on an image below.

Taryn Demestre

Viveltre Gourmet Marshmallows


Liz and Sarah Downey

Two Tumbleweeds Foodie Dice

Angela Bliss

Cute Laces
BoHo Shoelcaes


Stacey Newman-Weldon

Adventure Wednesdays

Find Your Fun


Sabine Schoepke
Shiny Little Blessings Puzzle Charm 


Suzanne Seick

Village Thrive


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Are you a female artisan?

Do you have a product that would be perfect

for The Passionistas Project Pack?

Submit it for review below.

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