Happy Friday! I’ve been back in Houston since last Friday (when I flew back from DC) – it was nice to be in town all week! Michael and I checked out a new-to-us restaurant, B&B Butchers, for Houston Restaurant Week, which actually lasts all month long, last weekend. If you’r in HTX, I highly recommend it! It was delicious and worth the price, IMO.
I had a busy week of catching up on blogging projects (lots of fun content in the works for fall!) and prepping for a workshop I’m teaching this weekend on legal contracts (for my Contracts for Creatives business) at The Blog Societies Conference in Atlanta, GA! I’m heading there today! More on the conference below!
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
LAST DAY – 15% Off Beautycounter SALE Sitewide // The Beautycounter sale is unfortunately over, however, I still highly recommend checking out this clean beauty brand! Check out my blog post for all of my favorite products!
And if you already use and love Beautycounter and want 25% off ALL THE TIME, shoot me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org – I’m a consultant for Beautycounter and it’s the best thing ever! Not only do I get to purchase my products at a discount, I’ve met the most amazing community of women through joining Beautycounter as a consultant. Don’t worry, there are legit NO requirements, no minimum orders, really no catches at all to joining! Just the ability to meet new people and earn an additional stream of income. Shoot me a message if this sounds interesting, I’d love for you to join! Email: email@example.com
6 Things I’m Loving Right Now // I think this post is going to be a monthly thing! I published a similar post back in July, and it’s just a fun way to share a few random items that I’m absolutely loving at the moment! If you missed this week’s post, be sure to check it out!
I love a routine! Being home in Houston all week this week helped me to stay on track with my workouts.
- Monday: Anytime Fitness weight workout + evening SoulCycle
- Tuesday: 3 mile morning run (training for the Houston Half Marathon)
- Wednesday: Anytime Fitness weight workout
- Thursday: 3 mile morning run (training for the Houston Half Marathon)
- Friday: Planning on getting my long run for the week in at Barnsley Resort (where the conference is being held) – 5 mile run
Since I work from home most days, I like to have a podcast on in the background. As a result, I listen to a lot of podcasts throughout the week. Most are business related, but some are just for fun. Here’s what I listened to this week!
- 30A Mama Podcast: Shelby Herron of Shelby Herron Beauty
- Bad on Paper Podcast: Lauren Duca on Political Activism, Coming Out, and Confidence Under Fire
- LIKEtoKNOW.it Podcast: Josie Fear | Fashion Mumblr
- LIKEtoKNOW.it Podcast: Lorna Andrews | Lorna Luxe – RECOMMEND!
- Fohr Ground: How Missy Lynn Succeeds Over Tough Times
Things to Note
I shared two items and brands on Instagram Stories this week that are relatively new to me, but that I’m loving! And I have discount codes for you to use for both!
Liv Bliss Loungewear // Liv Bliss is a local DC area company that has the softest, comfiest loungewear! I have three of their tees (this one, this one, and this one – all in size small). They pair perfectly with jeans or with joggers for lounging around the house. Use code COBALT20 for 20% off!
Daily Harvest // I’ve seen a few of my favorite bloggers raving about Daily Harvest smoothies lately, so I decided to try them out for myself – Michael and I are big on at-home smoothies! They are delicious and so convenient! The smoothies are individually portioned out in cups – all of the fruit and veggies are in the cups, all you have to do is add liquid (I use water or almond milk). I also like to add a scoop of protein powder to beef it up a little bit. You can use code COBALT for $25 off your first order!
Like I mentioned above, I’m flying from Houston to Atlanta this morning (Friday) and then heading out to Barnsley Resort for The Blog Societies Conference. This is my second year hosting the legal contracts workshop at the conference. This one is always a fun one for me because I originally attended TBSCon for the first time, four years ago, as a blogger. I know a lot of the attendees and other speakers, who I’m so excited to catch up with! I’m also looking forward to connecting with everyone I haven’t yet met too!
FAVORITE THINGS THIS WEEK
Away Luggage // Yes, again. Every time I travel, which is quite often, I’m reminded about how much I love my Away luggage! I brought the big mama with me to Atlanta! You can see my review of it here! And if you’re looking to invest in a carry on bag, check out my review and my YouTube video!
Lululemon Align Biker Shorts // Yes, these made my 6 Things I’m Loving Right Now blog post this week too! I loved them before, but with my half-marathon training happening, I’m loving them even more! I have the 6 inch length in my usual Lululemon size 6. They are so lightweight, which makes them perfect for the horrendously hot runs here in Houston, and they’re really high waisted – exactly like the Align leggings – which makes them great for wearing my water bottle belt on long run days!
Have a great weekend!