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Things We Love

It’s our second annual Things We Love episode on The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast. In honor of Valentine’s Day Alex and Krista want to give you some of their favorite things these days. From beauty products to books, cleaning hacks to podcasts, you’ll see what’s in their shopping carts and social media feeds.

This is a light-hearted episode that falls heavy on the practical end. But what do we truly love that we don’t explicitly say on the show? YOU! We are grateful for God’s provision to bring this community together and that you are interested in the part practical, part inspirational approach of the sisterhood. Let’s continue the good work of encouraging each other in all areas of life so that we may walk through the doors God is opening.

If you liked this episode, but missed our first Things We Love episode, head over to Episode 45 to hear more things we love to have around. What are your favorites these days? Don’t keep them to yourself, share in the comments below.

Listen to the episode on iTunes here.

What We’re Reading

Eat This Book: A Conversation in Spiritual Reading by Eugene Peterson

NIV / The Message parallel Bible

Overrated: Are We More in Love With the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? by Eugene Cho

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lammot

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment With the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller


The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Ski Town Apres Ski Cookbook


What We’re Watching: Movies/Netflix/TV

The Star

Call the Midwife

When Calls the Heart


What We’re Using: Beauty Products

Essie nail polish

Benefit’s sun beam in golden bronze

Bath & Body Works Purely Clean Hand Soap in Eucalyptus

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight and Contour Palette

Buxom Lip Gloss

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow:  Space Cowboy


What We’re Using: Gadgets

Instant Pot

My new Food Processor – Cuisinart


What We’re Listening To: Podcasts

Conversations with John and Lisa Bevere

Communicator Academy

NPR’s Up First

Elle Chat Lauren Hooker

The Art and Business of Public Speaking

The Road Back to You

The Love and Respect Podcast

The Skimm – news feed highlights


Who We’re Following:

Alex on Twitter: Beth Moore, Sharon Hodde Miller

On Instagram: Lisa Bevere, Jackie Hill Perry, Katie Blackburn, Lori Brown Harris

Feasting at Home

Monika Hibbs

Half Baked Harvest

Farm to Tea Cup (WInter Woods Tea Company)

Linen and Cake


What We’re Using: Apps

Blue Letter Bible

Reminders (thanks to Alli Worthington)

Every Dollar (thanks Rachel Cruze)


Bed Time Fan

Storeo for Instagram

1 Second Every Day


How We’re Cleaning:

Spin Mop

What We’re Using: Gear

Tubbs snowshoes with the dial

Black Diamond Trekking Poles

Apple Wireless Ear Pods


What We’re Wearing: Clothing / Shoes

American Eagle Extra High Waisted Jeggings

Adidas sneakers


Sorel – Lea Wedge

Sanuk Yoga Mat Wedge Sandals

Costco Leggings  -Felina

Stella and Dot hammered Wire Large hoops


What We’re Eating: Food

Nugo Dark Chocolate Mint Protein Bars

NuGo Dark Mint Chocolate Chip, 1.76-Ounce Bars (Pack of 12)

The Savannah Bee Company Raw Acacia Honeycomb (Pack of 2)

Cougar Gold Cheese

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