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Week In Review | Coronavirus Edition
What a Crazy Week

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This week was a weird one. I think we can all agree. On Monday, Tuesday, and even Wednesday, I was going about my normal routine. And then Wednesday afternoon and evening things seemed to hit the fan and escalate REAL quick. In the time span that Michael and I popped on and watched one episode of The Crown Wednesday night, an NBA game was abruptly stopped, the NBA suspended the season, Trump made a speech, which essentially banned foreign nations from traveling from certain European countries to the US for the next 30 days, and the NCAA announced there will be no fans in the stands at this year’s March Madness (and then cancelled the tournament altogether on Thursday).

While I’ve been washing my hands diligently and trying to avoid germy places, I haven’t really done much else in regards to Coronavirus prep. I’m planning on heading to CVS today for a few basic meds and a thermometer, just in case, and the grocery store for basics for the weekend as my weekly grocery run on Monday didn’t include food for the weekend since we usually eat out. We’ll likely limit the eating out this weekend just to avoid extra hands touching our food and extra germs from others. I don’t know … better safe than sorry?

While everything is kind of nuts, at this point I think we should all remain calm and take care of ourselves and think about others too. It’s not just about our health, it’s about our neighbors (literally and figuratively) health as well. And let’s stop hoarding supplies and groceries, k?

Let’s all be extra kind, wash our hands, and stop panic hoarding. We’ll all get through this together!

Ok, now onto regularly scheduled programming because as serious as Coronavirus is, I know you come to my channels as an escape and for inspiration, not medical advice. So here we go! Perhaps you can do a little online shopping, at-home workouts, non-toxic cleaning, and podcast listening while you’re at home this weekend! 🙂

This Week’s Blog Posts

25% OFF Sitewide Abercrombie Sale TODAY ONLY // I shared my Abercrombie purchases + other favorites from the sale. The 25% OFF sale is over, but Abercrombie is currently offering $30 off any purchases of $150, which is essentially 20% off, not a bad deal!

Eco-Friendly Travel Bag: Vera Bradley ReActive Tote Bag // I love seeing brands that I love leaning into the sustainable fashion trend! Check out the post to read more about how Vera Bradley is using recycled plastic bottles for their new ReActive line!

Non-Toxic Household Cleaning Essentials // We’re all doing the best we can to keep our homes clean and germ free! Check out my post on the non-toxic household cleaning essentials I use in my home! You can get 10% off a Starter Kit at Branch Basics (one of my favorite non-toxic cleaning supply brands) with my code COBALTShop the Starter Kit here!

Weekly Workouts

This week’s workouts …

  • Monday: SoulCycle
  • Tuesday: Anytime Fitness weight workout
  • Wednesday: SoulCycle
  • Thursday: Long walk. Fresh air was much needed after the craziness in the news. Try taking a long walk outside if you’re anxiety is high because of all of the craziness happening around us. 🙂
  • Friday: Yoga at Yoga Works

Podcast Recs

Here’s what I listened to this week!

Bad on Paper Podcast: All Things Reading! Nostalgia, How We Manage To Read So Much, + More

Be There in Five: Southern Belles and Royal Farewells (with Merritt Beck)

The Skinny Confidential: Our Birth Story By Lauryn & Michael Bosstick

The Skinny Confidential: Celebrity Baby Sleep Trainer & Nursery Designer Talks All Things Baby With Jada Neoni

Notable Sales

Madewell // 25% OFF your purchase! I scooped up this pair of sandals (I’ve owned these in two other colors in the past – I LOVE them!). Got them in black this go around. Also loving all of their spring styles! And Madewell is one of my go-tos for denim (I always size down one size in Madewell jeans). A few of my favorites …

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.

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

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

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

This whole Coronavirus madness has made me want to forgo most of our weekend plans and have a relaxing and productive weekend at home. While I REALLY want to go to the Pat Green show at The Rustic, it’s likely not a good idea (I’m actually surprised they haven’t cancelled it). I’m thinking I’ll get a few to-dos done around our house – I got a new shelving unit in this week that I need to assemble, get ahead on work, and indulge in a few of our stock piled bottles of wine from our Portugal trip last year while catching up on our movie watch list!

My Favorite Things this Week

I purchased a few items last week and this week for spring – sharing the pieces I’m LOVING below!

Madewell Sandals // Madewell is offering 25% off your entire purchase! Madewell re-released one of my favorite pair of sandals in new colors! I have these sandals in two color already (one I wore to death over two summers so finally had to retire). I grabbed the black pair. They’re cute and REALLY comfortable!

Abercrombie Smocked Jumpsuit // Obsessed with this jumpsuit! It’s so comfy and cute and can be styled casually and dressed up too!

Abercrombie Leopard Print Skirts // These two skirts, this one and this one, are too cute! I love the styles of both. Can’t wait to style them for spring!

Have a nice weekend! Take a few deep breaths and get outdoors! 🙂

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