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Happy Friday! And happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you had a nice week. Michael and I made the short drive to Shreveport late yesterday (Thursday) to spend the long weekend at my parents house. It’s a decision I went back and forth on a million times. With stay-home orders lifted in both Louisiana and Texas and the fact that Michael and I haven’t seen one single person we know in 70+ days (besides Michael’s co-worker we happened to see on a neighborhood walk a few weeks ago) among a handful of other reasons, we decided to make the trip. We’re taking the same precautions we were while in Houston – staying home, meals at home, not venturing out to see friends and other family, and lots of hand washing!
I hope you’re able to do something this weekend that allows you to relax a bit and celebrate the Memorial Day holiday. Maybe a socially distanced lawn beer with a friend or a socially distanced walk with a family member!
Let’s jump into this week’s Week In Review!
This Week’s Blog Posts
The BEST Detox Mask (it’s clean too!) // I’m obsessed with this charcoal face mask! It has been my go-to detox mask for over a year. It pulls out all of the ickiness from your pores (you can SEE it working as it dries!), and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and refreshed!
5 Summer Sandals Under $100 // I still can’t get over how cute these shoes are! Get 30% OFF your entire purchase with code ASHLEE30
Memorial Day Sales! // Lots of great sales happening! I updated this post again this morning!
This week’s workouts …
This week, Michael and I did Orangetheory workouts Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They’re free and viewable on YouTube. We’ve been doing Orangetheory almost every weekday. We finish each workout with a quick run around the block! Pro tip: Use the “K” key to fast forward through all of the talking – it cuts about 10 minutes off of the workout time!
Fridays have become our yoga days. Michael and I usually stream a yoga class from the studio we attend in Houston, Yoga Works. You can check out the schedule here: https://www.yogaworks.com/classes/live/
I forgot to throw our yoga mats in the car, so today we’ll likely replace yoga with a long afternoon neighborhood walk!
Here are the episodes I listened to this week:
Bad on Paper Podcast: Listener Q&A Part 2: Pop Culture, Beauty, and Books!
Be There In Five: Influencer Deep Dive, Part III
How I Built This: Impossible Foods: Pat Brown
Beautycounter // Get 20% off your first order by signing up for Beautycounter’s email list! We’ll send a discount code straight to your inbox! This promo ends at the end of May, so take advantage while you can! You can always shop with me at Beautycounter here: www.beautycounter.com/ashleehightower
Whisk Dessert Bar // Ship sweet treats straight to your doorstep or send to a friend to brighten their day! My friends at 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!
Abbey Alley // I received a few pieces of jewelry from this new-to-me small business, and they’re so cute and classic! Abby Alley’s jewelry is really affordable and the quality is really great. Use code COBALT for 20% off your purchase!
Territory Food Delivery // 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! We had Territory meals for dinner three nights this week! It was so nice not having to cook or clean up afterwards! 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
Equilibria CBD // I really like the relief cream! Drops and gel caplets available too! I love that you are connected with a dosage specialist to help you along the way! Use code cobaltchronicles for 15% off your first order!
Daily Harvest // Use code COBALT for $25 off your first order!
I’m planning on spending a lot of time outside this weekend. A perk of being at my parents house is that they have a nice backyard. They live on a small bayou (my sister and I grew up in this same house), which I love! I plan on taking advantage of more outdoor space for a few days. Fingers crossed for good weather.
My Favorite Things this Week
A few of my favorite things this week …
SoSis Collab Pieces! // Still loving! There are a few sizes left in the pieces we collaborated on. Check out the collection here! Everything is super reasonably priced and so cute! An easy and fun way to support a women owned small business!
Amazon Workout Top // Loving this new Amazon workout top! It’s available in lots of colors. Super lightweight, loose fitting. I like that the back is mostly open – you can show off fun strappy sports bras!
Have a nice weekend!