May’s Instagrams, Podcasts, Bestsellers, + Stuff on Sale!

Mother MAY I…slow down the year? I’m not in any sense ready for 2021 to be halfway done – are you? This month has been a lot of chaos with a lot of things brewing behind-the-scenes – and let me tell you, NEXT month is going to be a wild ride if you’re a part of the CURowd. Just you wait. 😉 I cannot WAIT to spill the beans on some very fun stuff, but until then, I have to be that person who hints at “secret projects” – so sorry. HA! In the meantime, I’m just hoping that my bronchitis + Liv’s sinus infection both clear STAT, and that the weather doesn’t stay in the 90’s…because, like, hello spring? You’re not done yet? 

Anyhoo – let’s round out the month by rounding up May in usual style. 🙂


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1.) Body Image + Intuitive Eating from a Biblical Perspective (TW: Eating Disorder Recovery) – with Nyla Wiebe – Today’s episode of THRIVE gave me goosebumps! Nyla Wiebe is a health and life coach who specializes in Intuitive Eating and Body Image Improvement – all from a Christian perspective. [TW: Eating Disorder Recovery] She also struggled with an eating disorder for decades, but is recovered and credits God for her journey. Nyla’s story is one of hope, and she shares so much godly wisdom – as well as practical advice – for intuitive eating, following cravings, improving body image, helping a struggling friend…and what the Bible’s got to say about all of it. Listen in.

2.) An 8-Step Sales Conversation to NOT FEEL GROSS about Selling Anymore! – with Christina Sergnese – When was the last time you felt actually GOOD about being sold something? And when was the last time you felt good doing the selling? Sometimes, salespeople get a bad rap for feeling icky and being manipulative – but Christina Sergnese is here to show you another way. As an expert in sales, marketing and mindset, she’s sharing her 8-step sales conversation to take you from gross selling to sincere sharing, elevating your business AND mind. Most people think their business needs fixing – but she says, it’s all in your head.

3.) How to Find your Voice, Launch that Business, & Become Tough as a Mother – with Jennifer Cervantes – Ever feel so passionately about something that it becomes BIGGER than the thing itself? That’s how Jennifer’s jewelry brand was born – in the peak of the pandemic, no less. She went from being a public schoolteacher to underprivileged kids to owning a celebrity-recognized jewelry business with a mission to unite and equip moms all over the world. Today on THRIVE, Jennifer is sharing her journey AND her best biz tips to the ambitious introverts in the house, who might not have always seen themselves as the head and face of a company – but who obviously have great ideas, skills, and passions that the world NEEDS now.

4.) Adopting an Abundance Mindset & Adding 10-20 More Hours to your Week – with Rob Matzkin – How much more would you get done with 10-20 more hours in your week? How much more fulfilled would you feel if you really LOVED your life, your relationships, your job…like they all aligned with your greater purpose on Planet Earth? CEO, athlete and 9x entrepreneur Rob Matzkin is about to rock your world – walk away from today’s episode with an abundance mindset, discernment on how to prioritize your time versus delegate to others, and clear tools and takeaways for stepping deeper into your personal purpose while maintaining a sense of balance across the board.


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.) Braided headband – The BEST hair hack on the block! I’m so beyond impressed. And I know I can depend on Patricia, Barbara, and Betty (if you know you know 😉 ) for making my hair look glam on the fly with zero effort and zero skill. Bless up.

2.) No show, no slip socks – The BEST on the planet. You’ve heard it a thousand times from me, but here’s a thousand and one – they won’t slip down into your shoe, they won’t rub, and they won’t show. I’ve thrown out all others in my sock drawer and only wear these now!

3.) Amazon slippers – My $20 something poochies that are comparable to (if not better than) my $85 UGGs! EVERY single one of you who has gotten these and reached out is equally obsessed. Including Sarah’s 80-year-old grandmother, which we lovelovelove seeing. 😉

4.) Tory Burch sandal dupes – Another designer look-for-less – comfy sandals for under $40 that rival the $200 Tory Burch Miller sandal!

5.) Scentfield candle – As seen in April’s Cool Sh*t I Lovelovelove – a soy wax candle from a small shop that smells like the cleaning department of heaven, probably.

6.) Brown checkered tote – This $40 bag looks juuuuust like the $1,500 Louis Vuitton Neverfull, with zero trademark infringement (important) – and holds up beautifully well. 

7.) Soma Enbliss wireless bra – Only the BEST bra in the world, casual. Again, another one I #CantStopWontStop raving about because I just NEED you to see for yourself how fabulous it really is. My mom HATES bra shopping and I converted her, too; works for EVERY boob, whether you’re an A-cup or DD+. Mindblowing, but reality!

8.) Maybelline lip crayon – A formula I’ve had in my makeup bag for years now! It applies like a lip balm but lasts like a liquid lippy, without drying out your lips. I own 5!

9.) Colorfulkoala joggers – An Amazon bestseller that rivals my Lululemon Align joggers so closely, I mix them up if I don’t re-read the label. Under $30 instead of $90+!

10.) Bridgerton mug – I mean… 🙂


Old Navy – Jean jackets starting at $15.50! Up to 50% off sitewide plus 30% off your purchase.

ItCosmetics – Get 25% off sitewide including my favorite products like their CC cream (I have 8+ tubes right now…), Superhero Mascara, the Pillow Lips lip gloss.

Nordstrom Rack – 50% off + up off of dresses. New markdowns on shoes with up to 70% off!


REMINDER, keep this page bookmarked so that you have easy access to any/all of my CUR-exclusive discounts for you in one place! I GOTCHU, BOO.

Ava Women – ERICALIGENZA ($20 off)

Colleen Rothschild – ERICA20 (20% off)

Daily Harvest – ERICAL (3 free cups!)

Declan and CrewERICA15 (15% off)

Equilibria CBD – ERICALIGENZA (15% off)

FabFitFun – ERICAL10

Grove Collaborative Get a FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Gift Set when you use my link!

Home Chef – ERICAL80 ($80 off your first 4 orders!)

Liquid I.V.  ERICALIGENZA (25% off!)

Loopycases – eligenza10 (10% off)

Olay – ERICALIGENZA ($5 off $50)

Pamela’s BrowniesERICA ($2.50 off)

PinkLily Boutique – ERICA15 (15% off)

Reflections of ChristERICA15 (15% off)

Sweetmint Handmade Mugs – INSTA15

TAO Clean – ERICAL62 (62% off your order!!! Get a $149 UV-sanitized facial cleansing brush system for only $56.62!)

The Sis Kiss – ERICA15 (15% off)

Tula – COMINGUPROSES (15% off + free shipping!)

Verb Energy Bars – Use the link to get a full sized Starter Kit PLUS 4 FREE bars for HALF PRICE ($10!)

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