Links + Loves: DIY Cheeseboard for Two + A $7 Face Oil

pink boho bouquet

It’s time for Links + LOOOOOVES. A special lovey-dovey edition from us to you! Did you guys see Jen’s “Valentine’s Cheeseboard for Two” reel? Um, we’re cracking up at all the “I’m gonna make this for ONE” comments. First of all, self-care. Second of all, treat yo’self.

In other social media news, what do we think of Clubhouse?! Katie invited our team to join and now we’re all a bit obsessed! We’re still figuring it all out, but if you’re on Clubhouse and wanna hang, Jen (find her at @grnweddingshoes) is doing a weekly Q+A! Every Thursday at 3 PM EST you can join Jen + friends for a fun chat! She also has a chat next Thurs, Feb 18th with photographer Benj Haisch chatting all about getting published on GWS so add that to your calendar as well if you are looking for tips to getting featured on our site!

Jen was interviewed for a fun interview here!

Let’s do a quick round-up of GWS faves this week: the elopement dress everyone flipped over, THESE BOUQUETS, this pink dress and everything else with it, and 9 tips to throw a socially distant party. SO much good stuff.

{Photo: Lauren Hope | Dress, Accessories & Styling: Untamed Petals | Bouquet: Idlewilde}

Here are a few things our editors are loving lately:


From Jen:

I am NOT over the tie-dye trend, and this sweatshirt I got two weeks ago is my new fave! (plus it’s under $25!!)

Have you guys heard of Haus? They are apéritifs and their lighter alcohol content (less than whiskey, more than wine) make them perfect to sip all evening. Excited to give them a try!

We’ve decided we are going to take some time this month to convert our garage into a home gym! I’m so excited, and I’ll be sharing more of the process on Stories-and then the finished space here! Has anyone else done a gym garage this past year?? Any tips?

From Danielle:

Any true crime junkies out there? We just watched Night Stalker on Netflix. Really intense, but really good!

Winter has been tough on my skin, but I just got this Marula seed facial oil from Trader Joe’s and am BLOWN AWAY. A clutch face oil especially for dry skin types that can easily sell for $100.

While remodeling our bathroom, I got this house-shaped wall shelf and couldn’t be happier! It’s the coolest shelf I’ve ever owned.

In honor of Black History Month, Target launched ‘Black Beyond Measure,’ which celebrates Black creators. There’s a designer, Jena Holliday, who has some stunning journals for sale!

From Jessi:

I don’t know about you, but I’m already looking toward spring! I just snagged some pretty Spring tops from Amazon, each under $25. This tie-front bell sleeve blouse, this top with flowy sleeves, and this floral top with ruffle sleeves.

Everyone is loving the rustic ceramics right now, so I just got this pretty set of jugs from Target to decorate my kitchen!

What dessert am I making for Valentine’s Day? This Strawberry Tiramisu! It’s so light and the perfect alternative if you’re not a coffee person.

From Katie:

I recently bought some new skincare items and redeemed some points for a travel size of this cleanser by First Aid Beauty – so far it’s helped with redness around my cheeks!

I haven’t painted my nails in a while (I know!) so I’m picking out some new colors to get excited. Love Olive & June and all the colors they have!

Disney+ released Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (with Brandy) so yes…Impossible things are happening every day!!

I’m also watching WandaVision on Disney+ and it is delightfully weird and interesting for Marvel fans!

From Britt:

Well, I found it. The perfect Valentine’s Day gift to yourself.

How are you sleeping these days? I’ve started either taking one of these or sipping on this before I climb into bed with a book and drifting off. It’s been such a sweet, calming ritual to end the day.

For fellow fans of Liz + Darcy, this ambient visual soundtrack will send you to a beautiful cliffside, skirts whipping with the wind in an instant.

I ordered this box of frame-worthy floral postcards to send happy mail to friends and family!

Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!