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The Annual “Things We Love” Valentines Show with Alex & Krista

It’s our third 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, to wardrobe staples and 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 past “Things We Love” episodes, head over to Episode 118 or 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.

You can connect with Krista on her website

& Connect with Alex on her website

Listen to this episode here.

What We’re Reading: Books

Kate Merrick’s new book releasing 4/2 Here Now

Love Where You Live by Shauna Pilgreen

Placemaker by Christie Purifoy

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way – Lysa TerKeurst

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years – Donald Miller

The Teenage Brain – Frances Jensen, MD

Learning to Walk in the Dark – Barbara Brown Taylor

Endurance  – Shakelton’s Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing

What we’re eating:


Instant Pot beef stew

Instant Pot coconut rice

Ice cream sandwich cake

Killer flank

Cafe Rio Pulled Pork Salad Copy Cat Recipe

Soft Gingersnaps


Imagine Boxed miso soup

Chipotle kids meals

Trader Joe’s Gnocchi

Tea Pig Licorice & Peppermint

Cauliflower Pizza Crusts from amazon


Essie quick drying top coat

Loreal Voluminous Original mascara

Batiste Dry shampoo

Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm: Red Dahlia

Voloom Curling Iron

Sparkle Dust- Fenty Beauty How Many Carats

Benefit Brow Contour Pro

Urban Decay Cherry Eye Shadow Pallette


Robot Roomba

Dry Fryer – Crux

Grocery delivery

Riccar vacuum cleaner



Eugene Cho

Anthony Bradley, Professor at the King’s College

Eric Schumacher

Russell Moore, Beth Moore


Because of Them We Can: Black Excellence Past, Present, & Future

MorganizeWithMe – Home Organizer

Shannan Martin

The Design Twins

Jasmine Star

Mae & June Vintage Market

Joanna Gott




All Trails App

VSCO – filter V6

Mia St.Clair

Clothing / Shoes:

Express mini-skirt

Santana Canada Snow Boots

Gray Monroe Buffalo Plaid Wrap

Vince Camuto Kochelda Over the Knee Boots

Warner’s t-shirt bra at Target

What We’re Listening to:


Surviving Sarah

The Briefing Podcast

The Next Right Thing – Emily P. Freeman

The Radiant Podcast – Kelsey Chapman


Southwest Airlines

Orange Theory Fitness

map of what native tribes live on the land where you’re voting

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