Week In Review

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TGIF! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking forward to Fridays more than usual over the past few weeks. I think it’s because by Friday I’m really ready to disconnect for a few days – from work, from my computer, from my phone, from the news in general. I hope you’re able to disconnect a bit over the weekend too!

This Week’s Blog Posts

March 2020 Amazon Favorites // My favorite Amazon purchases from March!

March Recap, Look Ahead to April // March was definitely a weird month. The first week seemed like business as usual and then quarantining became the new normal. I shared a little “life lately” in this month’s recap!

5 Ways to Practice Self Care at Home (April’s Do Good Challenge) // When has there been a better time for self care?! Check out April’s Do Good Challenge if you haven’t already and take a moment this weekend to treat yourself!

Weekly Workouts

This week’s workouts …

Since we’ve moved to strictly at-home workouts, I’ve been sharing my workouts daily on Instagram Stories. I saved them all to a highlight on my Instagram page if you need some inspiration! Most are short 30 minute workouts, easy to squeeze in!

This week, Michael and I did Orangetheory workouts Monday-Thursday. They’re free and viewable on YouTube!

Today (Friday), Michael and I are streaming a yoga class from the studio we attend here in Houston, Yoga Works. You can check out the schedule here: https://www.yogaworks.com/classes/live/ They’re free too!

We’ve also been taking numerous short walks around our neighborhood during the day to break up the days.

Podcast Recs

Here’s what I listened to this week! I’ve been listening to less podcasts than I normally do as I opt to have music on more frequently while working.

Bad on Paper Podcast: The Distraction Zone: How We’re Staying Entertained While Distancing

Be There in Five: Marshall’s Law (I laughed out loud during this pod numerous times!)

Slow Your Scroll: @equilibriawomen | The ABCs of CBD: Answers to All Your Burning CBD Questions (You can use code cobaltchronicles for 15% off your first order of CBD from Equilibria!)

Notable Sales

Beautycounter // 20% OFF your first purchase! Sign up for Beautycounter’s email list and get 20% off your first order! You can check out all of my Beautycounter favorites here!

Abercrombie // 30% OFF your purchase! I love Abercrombie’s jeans! Two of my recent faves are this pair of white denim and this pair of black denim! Both are super high rise and really flattering. The white pair is unbelievably comfortable! Like super soft and easy to wear while working at home all day!

Everlane // 25% OFF your purchase! Everlane, is offering 25% off sitewide for the first time ever. If you’re familiar with Everlane they actually never run sales. But anything goes these days. Everlane’s pieces are high quality and some of my favorites in my closet! A few noteworthy pieces I have and love: High Rise Skinny Jeans, Perform Leggings (shown above), ReNew Sweatshirt, Pocket Tee (only $13!), Crossover Sandals, Day Market Tote (wishlist!) Shop the sale!

Discount Codes

Branch Basics: 10% off a Starter Kit with code COBALT – The best non-toxic household cleaning supplies!

Rent the Runway Unlimited: RTRASHLEE for $100 off your first month! It ends up being $59 for your first month! My full review here! The details: Pick 4 pieces from the Unlimited selection, rotate the 4 pieces whenever you choose, RTR covers the cost of shipping, returns, insurance, and dry cleaning.

Equilibria CBD // Use code cobaltchronicles for 15% off your first order!

Winc Wine // You can use my link to get $22 off your first order, which equals out to $39 for 4 bottles of wine! Click here to place your order: winc.mivh.net/cobalt

Daily Harvest // Use code COBALT for $25 off your first order!

Territory Foods // Use my code – COBALT – for $50 off across your first two orders ($25 off each order).

Weekend Plans

I’m so looking forward to unplugging a bit this weekend. Lots of reading time and hoping for no rain so we can spend some time outside!

A few things on my to do list this weekend to pass the time (and be a bit productive):

  • Catch up on ordering a few Chatbooks – I love these easy to make photo albums! I have two of Michael and I’s trips that I need to make albums for – so I’m planning on doing that this weekend! You can get $10 off your first order with this link!
  • Frame and hang a few pieces of art Michael and I picked up in New Orleans (using these frames!)
  • Reading my book – currently reading this!
  • Getting ahead on blog posts
  • Crossing my fingers for no rain so that we can go on a few long walks!

My Favorite Things this Week

A few of my favorite things this week …

Ilia Liquid Eye Liner (Clean Product!) // I’ve had a hard time finding a clean product to replace my Stila liquid eyeliner (not clean). But I finally found a clean equivalent! I’ve tried a lot of clean liquid eyeliners, and nothing compares to the one by Ilia. I finally tried it this week, and WOW! It’s awesome! The applicator pen is perfect, makes the liner so easy to apply! And the eye liner itself is great, doesn’t smudge. Highly recommend!

Beautycounter Mineral Sunscreen // We had two BEAUTIFUL days in Houston this week. I setup a little makeshift desk outside for most of those two days. I had to break out my sunscreen while I was outside. First time using my Beautycounter Mineral Sunscreen this season! It’s my favorite clean, non-toxic mineral sunscreen! Get 20% off by signing up for Beautycounter’s email list!

Patio Furniture // We’ve had this patio set since we moved to Houston a little over a year ago. Michael and I have been putting it to use over the past few weeks! It’s the perfect set for a smaller space! We have a small deck that the set fits perfectly on!

Sending all the good vibes your way this weekend!


  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    Love your recap! I think we’re doing a virtual happy hour tonight – so I’m really excited for that!

    Dana | The Champagne Edit 

    Posted 4.3.20
    • Ashlee wrote:

      Virtual happy hours are getting me through this!

      Posted 4.6.20

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