Week In Review

Mango Dress (not maternity, wearing regular size 2) | Everlane Boots (so comfy, run TTS) | Amazon Sunglasses | Kendra Scott Ring | Kendra Scott Bracelet

Happy Friday, friends! This week flew by for me. Michael and I got back to Houston on Sunday after being away for 2.5 weeks. It was nice to be back in my weekday routine this week!

I’m looking forward to a stress-free, news-free weekend!

This Week’s Blog Posts

Things I’ve Used During Pregnancy and Loved! // I rounded up an array of my favorite things I’ve used during pregnancy (so far) and loved!

Our Fall Road Trip During a Pandemic // A recap of our entire 2.5 weeks away, including where we stayed, our dining out experiences, and the precautions we took to minimize our Covid risks.

Gift Ideas for Expecting Moms // My first official gift guide of the season! For more holiday inspiration, check out the Holidays tab at the top of the page!

Including the post below from last week as well: Shop Small: 10 Small Businesses to Shop this Holiday Season

Weekly Workouts

This week’s workouts …

I’m back to my routine of Peloton workouts in our makeshift gym (our empty dining room turned multi-purpose room during quarantine). I love the 30-minute on-demand strength workouts. I squeezed one in on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I skipped Tuesday because of an early doctor’s appointment – checked on baby McHugh and everything is looking good!

Today (Friday), I’m getting in a 30-minute yoga class via the app and hope to go on a couple of long walks over the weekend!

If you’re looking for a great at-home workout, I highly recommend trying out the Peloton app! You can try it out for the first month for free! And even after that, it’s only $12.99/month.

Cobalt Household Favorites + Discount Codes

Grayson // My favorite button ups! Get $25 OFF your purchase with code ASHLEEHIGHTOWER. I have several and love them all. Seen wearing here, here, and here! For sizing reference, I wear a size 2 (pre-pregnancy and even now too!).

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.

Hunt Slonem Art // A GREAT holiday gift! Get 10% OFF Hunt’s Hop Up Shop pieces with code Ashlee – These fun dinner plates are on their way to me (gifted)! I’m going to use them as pieces of art and hang them on a wall in our home. 🙂

FabFitFun // Get $10 OFF your first box with code COBALT

The Inside (furniture) // Get $50 OFF your order of $199+ with code ASHLEE50 – I recently designed this X Bench (in antelope) and this Drum Ottoman (in shibori). I can’t wait to show them to you (currently in production)!

Territory Food Delivery // Healthy, locally prepared, 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).

M.Gemi // Use code COBALT60 for $60 off your first purchase! M.Gemi shoes are handmade Italian shoes. The quality is outstanding. They run TTS. I have the Feliz Suede Drivers and love them!

Weekend Plans

I’m planning on breaking out all the Christmas decor this weekend! I usually wait until after Thanksgiving, but this year there are no rules. Other than that, I’ll be laying low and attempting to get ahead on holiday content here on Cobalt Chronicles!

My Favorite Things this Week

Madewell Maternity Jeans // I first grabbed this pair a few weeks ago and love them! I just got this pair in this week and they’re equally as good! I love that they both have the full spandex belly band. They’re really comfortable and don’t fall down. They make me feel like me! For sizing reference, I know it sounds counterintuitive, but trust me, size DOWN one size from your usual denim size. I usually wear a size 26 in Madewell denim and have a size 25 in both maternity pairs. They fit perfectly with plenty of room for the growing bump.

My Parachute Linen Bedsheets // Is there anything better than coming home after a trip than sleeping in your own bed?! I invested in Parachute linen bedsheets about a year ago, and I’m obsessed. If you’re not used to linen sheets, they take a couple of weeks to break in, but once they’re broken in, they are THE BEST! I have the set – fitted sheet, top sheet, and two pillow cases.

Have a great weekend!