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TGIF! I hope you had a good week! Mine was busy work wise, but in a good way. It’s crazy that I’m already working on upcoming holiday collaborations. So much fun content coming your way that I’m really excited about!
In other news this week, I’m so happy to finally have shared the news with you that Michael and I are expecting a baby in February! If you missed the announcement, check out the posts below. I feel like I’ve been kind of stuck in a rut the last few months with work since I haven’t been able to share this big life happening here on the blog or on social media. I’m glad to have everything out in the open. Thank you again for all of your kind words and support!
This Week’s Blog Posts
Surprise! We’re Having a Baby! // Well this was a fun post to share. If you missed it, check out the post!
First Trimester Recap + Pregnancy Q&A // A longer, more detailed post recapping my first trimester plus I answered all of your questions that you submitted via Instagram. I’ve loved the conversations in my DMs that this post spurred.
This week’s workouts …
I’m still loving the Peloton app! Michael and I did a 30-minute strength training class on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and a 30-minute yoga class this morning (Friday). Peloton offers a 30-day free trial of the app. After the free trial, the app membership is only $12.99/month. I’m definitely drinking the Peloton koolaid.
A little more about the Peloton app … it offers a variety of recorded and live classes, including strength training, yoga, meditation, outdoor running, walking, running, stretching, cycling, and bootcamp classes! You don’t need the bike to sign up for the app. Highly recommend checking it out!
Cobalt Household Favorites + Discount Codes
Grayson // My favorite button ups! Get $25 OFF your purchase with code ASHLEEHIGHTOWER. I have several styles of their button ups, but my latest favorite is this dark navy and white buffalo check liquid flannel! The liquid flannel is a new line, and it’s essentially a super soft, lightweight flannel. Perfect for fall! And will be a great layering piece during the winter. Seen wearing here.
Erin Condren // Get 25% OFF SITEWIDE with the Friends & Family Sale! I ordered my 2021 planner! I’ve used the LifePlanner for almost 10 years at this point. I love how customizable it is, and it’s durable and keeps me organized!
Beautycounter // Get 10% OFF your first order by signing up for Beautycounter’s email list! Sign up here. A few of my FAVORITE Beautycounter skincare products: All Bright C Serum (vitamin C serum), Brightening Facial Oil, and Charcoal Facial Mask.
SoSis // Get 15% off your purchase with code OURGIRL – One of my favorite local, women-owned Louisiana boutiques!
Nécessaire // I’ve been trying out the Body Essentials Kit (the Body Wash, Body Lotion, Body Exfoliator). Nécessaire is a clean brand that I’ve seen hyped all over social media. They reached out to see if I wanted to try out a few of their products. So far, really liking them, especially the Body Exfoliator!
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).
I convinced Michael to get new tennis rackets with me this week. I’m excited to put them to use this weekend! We’ve both played tennis casually off and on since we were young, but we haven’t played in years … It’s something I’ve been wanting to get back into. We have two public courts in our neighborhood. At the very least, it’ll be something different to do outside.
Other than that, we have a dinner reservation at UB Preserv, a Houston staple, on their patio, which I’m excited about! Also looking forward to another weekend of college and NFL football – one more week until the SEC is back!
My Favorite Things this Week
Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Mousse // We’re finally heading to the beach next week! This is the first summer I haven’t been to the Florida panhandle beaches in … my life?! I’m so excited that we’re heading there with Michael’s family next week for a belated summer vacation. I’ve been using Isle of Paradise’s new self tanner to prep. ha! It’s so easy to apply and gives the most natural glow! I have the medium shade. Check out my full review here!
Amazon Chambray Shirt // Really great quality and a great fall staple! I have the light wash in a size small. The fabric is really soft. Highly recommend!
Have a great weekend!