The October CURoundup: Podcasts, Top 10 Bestsellers + Sales!

Happy day-after Halloween, happy Daylight Savings, happy…NOVEMBER. Rounding out October with our end-of-the-month roundup of all shoppable posts from the ‘gram, the top ten bestselling + most loveloveloved items according to YOU, new episodes from the THRIVE pocast, a few sales happening now, as WELL as all of my current active discount codes to help you save a buck or two. (Like this exclusive link just fo’ you to try four flavors of the yummy little Verb Energy bars for FREE – just pay 95 cents to ship ’em!)


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1.) Having Hope Amidst Hardship & Re-learning God’s Timing (+ some GOOD NEWS) – with Rachel AwtreyRachel is back on THRIVE with some exciting news – she’s pregnant! After last sharing about her two-year struggle with infertility, she’s got a miracle baby growing inside of her – and she’s back to talk about it. But, she’s not here to “share hope” just because it happened to her. In this episode, Rachel sheds light on important Truth, and is refining our expectations on how – and when – God’s goodness is shown to us in everyday life. She drops important reminders and must-hear truth bombs if you’re struggling to have hope amidst hardship or find a message in your mess, no matter your struggle.

2.) How to Discover Your Worth & Practically Overcome Obstacles Along the Way – with Michelle Hammons Michelle Hammons is one of the most energetic, hopeful souls you’ll meet – but it wasn’t always that way. After living much of her life feeling like she wasn’t enough, plagued by depression and even suicidal thoughts, she turned down a different path and is so passionate about helping you do the same. Michelle’s story is one of hope and encouragement, as she helps you discover your worth, identify your purpose, rise into your potential, and overcome inevitable obstacles along the way.

3.) 10 Life Lessons from my TWO Year OldHAPPY BIRTHDAY to my baby girl, Olivia Grace! I cannot BELIEVE that she’s already TWO. Man, time flies. While they say the two’s are “terrible,” I disagree – I think they’re pretty darn great. And maybe you will, too, after getting some ~advice~ from my two-year-old. On everything from falling to food, to thoughts on persistence and healing wounds, I think you’ll get a good healthy reminder of some important stuff in life today – all from the perspective of someone who can’t totally talk yet. 😉

4.) Happiness IS an option: Thriving (Instead of Surviving) in the Era of the Internet – with Dr. Lynda Ulrich Dr. Lynda is a lot of things. She’s a dentist, a bestselling author, the founder of a media agency, and a believer in possibility. After creating her platform, Ever Widening Circles, with a mission of changing the negative dialogue around the “normal” news cycle, she was inspired to write her new book to help readers take newfound control over their newsfeeds, internets, and lives. Listen in as Dr. Lynda walks us through the Conspiracy of Goodness, identifying + eliminating victim mindset, and four practical shifts to make today to start thriving online AND off.



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.) UGG lookalike slippers – THE slippers that I swear every single one of us will end up having by 2021. They’re just around $20 on Amazon, but they’re BETTER than the $85 iconic UGG slipper. They’re softer AND cozier, and of course cheaper! I own two pairs!

2.) Better-than-a-Yeti Tumbler – LITERALLY. Stay tuned this week for a true side-by-side comparison. 😉 It’s like our CURowd cup! Costs less money, comes with TWO leak-free interchangeable lids for both hot and cold drinks, and keeps your ice frozen SOLID all day long. The #1 bestseller in travel mugs/tumblers on Amazon for a reason, folks!

3.) Yogalicious leggings – One of my looks-for-less for the Lululemon Align pant. They’re not the closest look-for-less I’ve found (my personal fave is #6 below!), but they’re reaaaaally close and certainly comfortable.

4.) Caffeinate Your Soul: 52 Monday Mantras – YAY! Pick up a copy to gift to someone on your shopping list this holiday season!

5.) Maybelline super stay matte ink crayon – THE $7 drugstore lippy that looks + lasts juuuuuust like the $34 Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick that’s a cult-classic on social media. I have maybe 6 colors from this line by now? It’s AWESOME – highly recommend!

6.) Colorfulkoala leggings – THE greatest look-for-less of the Lulu Aligns I’ve found so far! Around $30 compared to $98 for the Aligns – absolutely worth adding to cart. (I have 5 pairs!)

7.) Minne Mouse custom jean jacket – I had these made for both myself and the OG before our last Disney trip, and they turned out SO WELL – I’m obsessed. Highly recommend if you’ve got a trip to see Mickey in your future!

8.) Essence mascara – The not-even-$5 mascara on Amazon that is SO FREAKING GOOD, FRIENDS – I’ve compared it side-by-side on Instagram Stories to a $27 “designer” mascara and you all agreed it looks BETTER! Gives you a “false lash” look.

9.) Faux fur booties – Wore these all weekend at the Woodloch Resort and got so many Q’s about them – and they’re not even $27!!! Stay TTS!

10.) Leopard beanie – This was a winner winner chicken dinner Amazon find last season, and it’s already picking up steam with y’all for gift guides! SO SOFT – almost feels like the fabric of Barefoot Dreams Circle cardigans. Grab a few for stocking stuffesr!



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