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

And suddenly, it was October. I mean…Christmas is tomorrow and 2021 is next week, right? WOWSAS. Here’s everything shoppable from Instagram from the month, plus September’s episodes of the THRIVE podcastthe Top Ten Bestselling items from the blog according to YOU, some stellar stuff on sale + all of my current active discount codes to help you save a buck or two. (Like this one to help you get a $149 UV-sanitizing facial cleansing brush system for only $56.62!!!! Code: ERICAL62) ???? ENJOY.


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1.) Balance is a Unicorn: Why I’m Calling BS and Exposing the Lie that “Balance Exists” – Balance is a unicorn – it’s not real. Really! I know so many “successful” folks swear that “finding balance” is the key to happiness, but you’ll only find balance at the end of a rainbow. Today on THRIVE, we’re talking about why it doesn’t exist, what it really means, and what to do instead TODAY to feel better and do better in your everyday life. Get ready to breathe easier, instead of feeling like you’re constantly falling short, dropping the balls, or not measuring up. The first truth to accept: Balance is a unicorn.

2.) Choosing Data Over Drama: How to Build Healthy Boundaries After Chaos – with Suzanne Redmond – Suzanne Redmond had it rough. Growing up with two drug-addict parents and dropping out of high school at 17, she found herself in her own toxic relationship with a questionable future, constantly facing adversity. Now, she’s speaking out about how she turned her life around and healed after her mom’s death, how she chooses data over drama to avoid emotional snowballing, and how to actively build healthy boundaries after escaping the chaos of her childhood. She’s redefining resilience and building a better, thriving life – listen in and drop her five stars while you’re here!

3.) How to Live More Boldly with Intention while Prioritizing what Matters Most – with Alexandra Kaval Christian life coach Alexandra Kaval is back on the Thrive Podcast to talk all about living a bolder, better life in Christ. She’s walking us through a few steps to narrow down your intention, as well as tactical ways to become more confident and bold in your own identity. Then, learn her personal process that she uses in coaching to help figure out what to prioritize when, and how.



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.) Amazon UGG lookalike slippers – A top seller for WEEKS now, for good reason! They’re better than the real UGGS and 1/4 of the price – can’t be beat. They’re warm, fluffy, cozy, and stay on your feet! I have two pairs now and will continue repurchasing + gifting to girlfriends. (Blogged here: UGG slippers look for less!)

2.) Better-than-a-Yeti tumbler – TRULY. We need a team cup here, amiright?! Ha! It holds your hot drinks hot at the temperature you put ’em in at and keeps your ice frozen for HOURS. I’ve already put ice in my cup at 9 am and had it STILL SOLID 8 hours later!!!! Also waaaaaay cheaper than Yetis!

3.) Charlotte Tilbury lipstick lookalike – My $7 drugstore version of the famous $34 CT Pillow Talk lipstick! (Blogged here: $7 Look for Less of the Pillow Talk lipstick!)

4.) Wireless bra – One of my top three all-time favorite wireless bras. Feels like a hug to your boobs, no joke. You’ll forget you’re wearing a bra!!!!

5.) No-slip, no-show socks – The absolute BEST no-show socks on the planet. I’m positive. I’ve thrown out every single other pair in my drawer that aren’t these.

6.) Sofft shoes – An NSALE find that I’m so happy about – and the perfect mom shoe for running around! They’ve got GREAT arch support.

7.) Express dress – The dress I wore for family photos that’s on sale for under $20 now!!! Size DOWN one (I wear XS in it!). (See our 2020 family photos here!)

8.) Yogalicious leggings – These are like Lululemon’s Align pants, but for under $25 instead of $98. Def worth snagging! (Blogged here side-by-side with Lulus!)

9.) Caffeinate Your Soul: 52 Monday Mantras – MY BOOK!!! Still can’t believe I’m a published author. Thankyou. 🙂

10.) Goodnight Macaroon over-the-knee boots – These look + feel *identical* to the ultra-popular over-the-knee boots from Goodnight Macaroon, but for 1/3 the price!!! (Blogged here: Goodnight Macaroon boots look for 1/3 the price!!!)



Colleen Rothschild – 25% off your purchase [code: BDAY25].

Goodnight Macaroon – 40% off Flash Sale [code: PUMPKIN].

Nordstrom Rack – End of season sale up to 70% off + Bonus Notes!

Pink Lily Boutique – BOGO 50% off sweater sale



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

Pink Lily Boutique: ERICA15

Verb Energy Bars: Use the link to get 4 FREE bars (just pay $0.95 for shipping)

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

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

Shein: ERICA15

Loopycases: eligenza10

FabFitFun: ERICAL10

United Monograms: ERICA10

Sweetmint Handmade Mugs: INSTA15

Chapters of Life: ERICA10