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Valentine’s Special: Things We Love!

Valentine’s Day….a day of love! Whether you are snuggling up with a honey, making dozens of cookies for class parties, or wondering why we have this holiday in the first place, we invite you to join us for our first annual Things We Love! episode.

This is about fun and practical. Please know that the things most dear to our hearts aren’t actually things at all. But if you were to buy us some Valentine’s gifts, these might be on our wish lists. And we think you should know about them too (also please know none of these are sponsored responses, they truly are our go-to items.)

So go ahead and click on over. We are delighted you have joined us for this Valentine’s Day special. No matter what day of the year you are listening, we hope you feel loved.

Listen to our conversation on iTunes.

Links to the things we love and mentioned on the show:

Beauty products:

miracle GEL nail polish by Sally Hanson

Cutex Spa Formula Nail Polish Remover

Hair straightener: RUSK str8: Anti-Frizz and Anti-Curl Lotion

Space Cowboy eyeshadow

MAC Lip Glass





Midnight snack:

Brookside dark chocolate crunchy clusters berry medley

88% dark chocolate (5 g. sugar or less)



Twitter: @MichaelRWear

Instagram: Flora.Forager, feastingathome, & thefarmchicks

Pinterest: I Choose Brave (home and family), Heather Whipperberry (creative ideas), Kristin Schell (recipes), Joanna Gaines (design), Eighteen 25 (crafts)


Marburger Farm Antique Show

FarmChicks Antique Show

New habit:

Revelation Wellness

Fit Bit Alta


Go to recipes:

5 Ingredient White Chili

Salads in a Jar (make ahead)

Chicken Marbella (always in freezer)

Miracle Noodles

Hemp Hearts

Fave food website: Mel’s Kitchen Café

Cleaning Product:

OxiClean for clothes

FOLEX instant carpet spot remover for carpet and upholstery

Dyson hand vac (cordless vacuum)

Netflix binge:

Robin Hood (for boys) & Once Upon a Time (girls mostly)

Friday Night Lights


Providence Network of Denver

Camp Spalding

Bonus Faves:

Velvet Touch Sheets

Colorado Chicks Hats

Books Mentioned:

Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America by Michael R. Wear

Reclaiming Home: The Family’s Guide for Life, Love and Legacy by Krista Gilbert

Create vs. Copy: Embrace Change. Ignite Creativity. Break Through with Imagination  by Ken Wytsma

The New Basics Cookbook and The Silver Palate Cookbook by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso


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  1. I have been enjoying listening to your podcast. I only reached the first third on my drive to work of this episode, so I thought I would cheat and look at the show notes!

    I got a little teary seeing Camp Spalding listed. I attended as a 7th grader, growing up in the Presbyterian church and went back, for some winter camp time there as well…I also was a counselor the summer before I started college. Anyway, I took the cross walk when I was in 7th grade and my life has never been the same. It has been over 40 years since I stepped out of my parents’ car to attend camp…one of the best weeks of my life. I grew up in Pullman, WA, had grandparent in Spokane and went to WSU. Now I am a very settled Portland, Oregon gal. Anyway, I can’t wait to hear why it is a favorite! xoxo

    • kristagilly says:

      Hi Helen! I’m so happy to hear from you! Thank you for leaving a comment. That is so cool you were a counselor at Spalding. Wish we would have overlapped. I bet we did at some point and didn’t know it. I lived in Portland for 4 years, so we could talk Portland-vibe as well! Hugs and joy to you today….

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