Welcome! We are so grateful you are here!
I grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs and animals. It was no surprise that my dream job was to be a Veterinarian. It wasn't until I started college that I began to experience health concerns which were not going to make for a successful career in the animal care field. But what I did know is that I loved math and if I wanted to be a business owner, I needed to understand finances. I changed my major to Accounting and after graduating, worked as a staff accountant for a local firm. Then I met Kyle in our hometown of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Kyle's dream was to work for Veteran Affairs. I followed him on that dream to Birmingham, Alabama where we welcomed our son, Teagan. Even though we loved Alabama, we missed our family and transferred to West Plains, Missouri. I decided to be a stay at home Mom and came across the LuLaRoe opportunity. Shortly after I started LuLaRoe, we welcomed our daughter, Ava. The following year, Kyle accepted the opportunity to work at the new Springfield VA facility. I continued to work as a LuLaRoe retailer until the pandemic hit. That's when I realized I was no longer happy under that company and if I wanted to homeschool my kids then things needed to change.
I started setting up as a weekend vendor at Battlefield Mall in June once the stay at home order was dismissed. By August I was setting up at the Mall every weekend and hired our first employee. In September I had officially terminated my contract with LuLaRoe and began building inventory for my new venture. In October I was given the opportunity to sign a lease for a store front at Battlefield Mall and we moved into our current location in time to open for Black Friday.
Many have asked how I came up with our store name - Sunshine & Wine Boutique. During the pandemic, all my Mom friends wanted was some sunshine to send the kid's outside to play and a glass of wine to end an exhausting day.
Our goal at Sunshine & Wine Boutique is to offer quality products not found in other stores throughout Battlefield Mall. Customers love our maternity section, large variety of denim, wide range of sizing and matching kid's clothing!
We are so thankful for our employees and customers who have made our small business successful. We can't wait to grow and see where this opportunity takes us!
♥ Amber Murray