Links + Loves: We Tried the TikTok Pasta + Perfect Sweatpants

cozy winter kitchen

Welcome to Links + Loves!

Let’s do a quick review of the week! Did you miss this gorgeous boho Big Sur elopement? Or this desert wedding that normalizes Zoom for wedding guests? Oh, and if you’re running out of date night ideas, here are ten that don’t require much more than you and your car.

Here are a few things our editors are loving lately:


From Jessi:

So I finally caved and made the viral TikTok feta tomato pasta and I will say I’m 100% behind it. It’s worth the hype. It’s so good that the entire country of Finland sold out of feta cheese.

We were supposed to throw my sister’s drive-by baby shower last Sunday (we got snowed out and postponed!) but I had to share this amazing Amazon find that I scored! It’s a whole 120-piece balloon garland set for just $16!

Have you been getting back into “old-fashioned” things lately? I have and I recently purchased this family recipe keepsake journal. It’s been so fun to actually hand-write recipes again and create something special to pass down someday!

I’ve been seeing these cool candles based on Ancient Greek statues EVERYWHERE, but they are typically $50-75 each. I found these by a Black-owned candle shop that are stunning — and such a steal!

From Katie:

Why are coffee TikToks so therapeutic? This strawberry mocha looks amazing.

I’m currently reading The House in the Cerulean Sea and it’s even more charming than I thought it would be. I’m only halfway through and it’s my favorite read in a WHILE.

Selkie’s new line of dresses with clouds is TO DIE FOR. I’ll take one of each, please.

From Britt:

I just finished The Nightingale and cannot recommend it enough. A story of two sisters (soon to be portrayed by Dakota and Elle Fanning) during WWII. It’s a beautiful, heart-wrenching book that has stuck with me days after. A VERY good one if you like historical fiction.

We’re stuck in the winter storm in Austin, cozying up through rolling power outages and no water. I haven’t taken these sweatpants off in days. We still have a lot to be thankful for and perfect sweatpants make the list.

A friend of mine is one of the founders of the uncomfortable and they dropped a killer collection — this “How to Become Anti-Racist” hoodie is a conversation starter that gives back.

From Danielle:

Really into this crushed velvet look right now — especially for our bedding! I found this reasonably priced 3-piece duvet set. Cute and cozy for winter bedding!

Speaking of velvet, we just added this velvet pouf to our family room. Poufs are defiantly still a thing! Comfy, cute + versatile.

Calling out to crime junkies again! This new podcast ‘undresses’ the mystery, murder, and mayhem behind the Chippendales dance group.

St. Paddy’s is right around the corner! It’s a special holiday in my house because we’re part Irish AND I met my husband on St. Patrick’s Day. Needless to say, whether I’m celebrating out or at-home, I need a cute outfit.

Happy weekend!