If you’re anything like me (which you probably are, since you’re here! 😉 ), a little bit o’ retail therapy has been doing good right about now. When things feel totally out of control, I personally like to take action on one or two specific, little things that I CAN control, just to feel “normal” again. Of course, don’t go too crazy – ain’t nobody got time for debt. 😉 But if you need to forget about the world for a hot sec and treat yo’self to a cute new top or a pair of new jeans (on super sale!) or a new book – BE MY GUEST. Treat yo’self, girlfriend! And there are *loads* of good recommendations below that fit the treat yo’self bill. 😉
Kicking the week off ~lightly~ with what’s been happenin’ on Instagram in April, the month’s Top Ten Bestselling items according to YOU, and some GREAT sales to not miss!!!
APRIL INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP:
APRIL’S PODCAST EPISODES:
1.) I WROTE A BOOK! Behind-the-Scenes of the Making of Caffeinate Your Soul – Have you heard? I WROTE A BOOK! Caffeinate Your Soul: 52 Monday Mantras is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble online, and officially releases on May 5th. Come behind-the-scenes with me as I peel back the curtain on my actual process of writing a book, working with a publishing house, shooting my own cover, and more. If you’re an aspiring author, too, (or just nosy AF – I feel you), here’s what it took to bring Caffeinate Your Soul to life!
2.) How to Cultivate What Matters Most & Make It Happen – with Lara Casey – Lara Casey is no stranger to making things happen. As a mama, CEO, author, speaker, creator of PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner and founder of the Make it Happen Conference, her life is a balancing act grounded in faith. Tune into Lara’s inspiring, rejuvenating words of encouragement for cultivating what matters most in your own life, staying motivated in your goals without losing heart, and turning continuously to God through it all.
3.) From (Barely) Surviving to Thriving Working at Home with Your Spouse (OUR STORY) – This Quarantined episode of THRIVE features a special guest: Erica’s husband, Jamie! Listen in to a raw, real conversation at their kitchen table about the reality of working from home together now, and how they went from barely surviving, to kinda sorta totally thriving.
4.) Get Comfortable Being UNcomfortable – We like our comfort zones like we like our beds — far too much sometimes. But really, nothing good grows in them, and if you’re waiting until you’re “ready” you might never start. In today’s episode of THRIVE, we’re kicking comfort zones to the curb – even if they’re confined to the couch right about now.
Top sellers are pulled from my analytics data, where I can see what YOU guys shopped + clicked the most all month long! No worries – it doesn’t tell me what all was in someone’s cart, or who bought what. ? But it’s helpful for me to see what’s most popular with the CURowd, and hopefully helpful/fun for YOU to see what fellow readers are shopping, too!
1.) No Show Socks – The absolute BEST no-show socks I’ve ever had EVER! I’ve thrown out all others and bought another 6-pack of these! They do not slip at ALL, won’t roll up under your feet during the day, won’t give you blisters – they’re perfect. Only $13 for 6 pairs, and you can mix and match neutral color preferences!
2.) Caffeinate Your Soul – My BOOK! I’m so stoked + honored at how many of you are excitedly getting your hands on a copy (or two!).
3.) Tan Tank Top – Quite a few of you picked up this chic open-knit tank – it feels so European and I can’t BELIEVE the price.
4.) UGG Dupe Slippers – The BEST!!! $20 versus $85 = no brainer. These are the soft memory foam Amazon slippers I’ve been raving about – they’re just as good if not BETTER than the real deal UGGs that cost 4x the price. (Here’s a side-by-side comparison post of them here to see what’s similar/different!)
5.) Checkered Vans – They went on super sale this month so it was well worth the snag! I’ve been wearing mine all month long, especially since Liv has a pair, too, so we can be all matchy-matchy!
6.) Crest White Strips – What I use to whiten my teeth at home in a giff. Super simple + effective!
7.) Home Chef – I’ve only been raving about Home Chef for, what, like a YEAR – about dang time y’all jumped on the bandwagon with me! 😉 Seriously though, no better time to give Home Chef a try, especially if your grocery store is consistently low on stock like meats or healthy veggies, etc. Your chosen meals arrive right on your doorstep without having to think about it, the fresh ingredients all ready to go with the *easiest* recipe cards (with step-by-step pictures!) to make mealtime so effortless. We’ve been buying Home Chef since Liv came home from the hospital and aren’t stopping anytime soon – probably ever. Ha!
8.) Black Ripped Jeans – I loveloveLOVE these ripped jeans because they’re not too crazy ripped – it’s a subtle distressing so you feel cool + edgy without feeling like you took your jeans to a weedwhacker. Ya feel?
9.) $13 buttery-soft joggers – So many of you have been grabbing a pair of these + tagging me on Instastories when they come in and you’re inevitably SHOOK at how buttery-soft they truly are — I TOLDJA SO. 😉 They feel literally like butter on your legs – worth every single penny of those 13 bucks!
10.) Yogalicious Leggings – A consistent bestseller – these are the first pair of Lululemon legging dupes I stumbled upon on Amazon! $25 versus $95 for Lulu Align pants!! (Here’s a full blog post on these Lululemon dupes comparing the two side-by-side!)
STUFF ON SALE:
Abercrombie – up to 50% off, BOGO 50% jeans, Extra 30% off at checkout!
Steve Madden – 40% off site wide [code SPRING40]
American Eagle – 25%-50% off jeans!
CUR DISCOUNT CODES:
Tula: COMINGUPROSES (15% off + free shipping!)
Pink Lily Boutique: ERICA15
TAO Clean: ERICAL62
The Sis Kiss: ERICA15
Home Chef: ERICAL80 ($80 off your first 4 orders – perfect if your store is short on groceries and/or you don’t want to go out for them!)
Daily Harvest: ERICAL (3 free cups!)
Colleen Rothschild: ERICA20
My Sister’s Closet Boutique: ERICA10
United Monograms: ERICA10
Sweetmint Handmade Mugs: INSTA15
Chapters of Life: ERICA10