Week In Review

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Happy Friday friends! I hope you had a nice week. It rained a lot here in Houston, but I won’t complain too much so long as the sun shines this weekend. 🙂

Michael and I are venturing out to our first restaurant this weekend since March 7th! We picked a restaurant that’s only serving dinner on its patio and requires reservations to even show up. I snagged the earliest reservation to avoid any crowds. I’m planning on getting way overdressed to celebrate the occasion!

This Week’s Blog Posts

Recent Reads: 15 Book Recommendations! // If you’re looking for a new book rec, check out this post! I rounded up 15 of my favorite recent reads! I just finished Party of Two this week. It’s a fun, light read and one I highly recommend! I’m planning on starting The Vanishing Half this weekend (added as a bonus pick in the post!).

Amazon Favorites July 2020 // My favorite Amazon purchases this month! This month’s roundup is a good one! At the top of my list from the roundup are the Bead Jewelry Making Kit and the Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop!

July Recap, Look Ahead to August // I can’t believe today is the last day in July. I shared a little travel recap, a wellness update, the blog posts you loved the most, plus this month’s top sellers!

Weekly Workouts

This week’s workouts …

For workouts this week, I did at-home Orangetheory on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (on a roll this week!) and yoga via this YouTube channel on Friday morning. Both Orangetheory and yoga with Adriene are free! Really loving Adriene’s yoga YouTube channel!

I’m planning on getting in a long walk in this afternoon (Friday) and likely on Sunday too!

Podcast Recs

How I Built This: La Colombe Coffee Roasters: Todd Carmichael and J.P. Iberti – Highly recommend giving this one a listen! Especially if you love La Colombe just as much as I do!

Cobalt Household Favorites + Discount Codes

Beautycounter // LAST CHANCE!! New to Beautycounter? Get 20% OFF your first order with code CLEANFORALL20! This code is changing on August 10th (I believe it’s dropping to 10%) so take advantage while you can! Check out all of my favorite clean beauty Beautycounter products here! PLUS any client can become a member for $29/year (like a mix between Amazon Prime + Sephora Insider) and get an awesome free gift set – the Charcoal Mask + the Resurfacing Peel – with your purchase of $50. Two of my favorite Beautycounter products! Check out the details here!

Biossance // Get 15% off your purchase with code cobaltchronicles – I’ve been loving their Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream and Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer.

Aerosoles // Use code ASH30 for 30% off sitewide! I’ve been wearing this pair non-stop (currently $35 with discount code)! And these leopard sandals too! I also LOVE these heeled mules and these cork heels!

Whisk Dessert Bar // Ship sweet treats straight to your doorstep or send to a friend to brighten their day! My friend, Chef Blake, has been pivoting like no other during this pandemic. Whisk started Pinpals as a way to spread a little joy with delicious baked goods! Get half off your first month subscription (brining it to $10!) with code COBALT50!

Branch Basics // My FAVORITE non-toxic cleaning products! The best non-toxic household cleaning supplies! Check out my review here! Get 10% OFF your Starter Kit with code COBALT.

Territory Food Delivery // We had Territory meals for dinner this week, and it was SO nice having them on hand! A week of no cooking and no dishes! A total win! Territory meals are prepared locally and delivered straight to your doorstep! They’re healthy and already cooked, all you have to do is warm them up! Use my code – COBALT – for $50 off across your first two orders ($25 off each order).

Winc Wine // Wine delivered straight to your door! 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

Weekend Plans

The highlight of this weekend will for sure be dining out at one of our favorite Italian restaurants! Other than that, I might join Michael for a morning round of golf on Saturday. It’ll be a chill weekend here in Houston.

My Favorite Things this Week

Bead Jewelry Making Kit // Such a random purchase, but I’ve had so much fun this week making colorful bracelets! An activity that involves your hands but not a screen – win! Totally worth the $13!

Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop // I’ve been eyeing this mop for months! It goes in and out of stock quite often. I finally snagged it a week or so ago. It works GREAT on my kitchen and bathroom floors! It also comes with a lot of different attachments that I didn’t even realize it came with until I started unpacking it. You can steam clean furniture, carpets, and smaller spaces like grout around your sink or in your shower!

Kendra Scott Earrings // I received a few new pieces from Kendra Scott this week and this pair of earrings is definitely my favorite! They’re chunky and the perfect vintage-y gold!

Have a nice weekend!


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