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

Autumn is almost upon us – anyone else shooketh that 2023 is only FOUR months away?! This whole summer felt slow and oh so fast at the same time for us – we had so much on the schedule and it all just flew by. Lots of awesome stuff for you to close out this month, from some sales to some bestsellers to some podcast episodes to leave you feeling inspired + uplifted. 🙂



How to Wear SPANX faux leather leggings - and my favorite Amazon pair to get the look for LESS!

CASTAWAY CAY - Photos from our stay on Disney's private island!


1.) Real Time Management Tips for Moms – with Marisa Lonic If you’re a mom, I’m sure these words have left your mouth: “I just don’t have time.” Here’s the thing: maybe you don’t. But maybe, you DO – or you could – if you added a few new tricks and tools to your tool belt. Time Mom-ager extraordinaire, Marisa Lonic, is a mom of 4 and the founder of Mama Work It, where she helps busy moms juggle mom life, work life, wire life, fill-in-the-blank life in a less overwhelming, more peaceful way. Today on THRIVE, she’s dropping REAL time management tips that actually work, as well as simple mindset shifts and sample scheduling changes that can help make “managing it all” a bit more realistic.

2.) How to Overcome Social Anxiety & Start Conversations with Confidence – with Marcus Bales If you’ve ever felt your palms sweating, head swirling, and heart beating out of your chest at the thought of speaking on stage or starting a conversation – you’re not alone. Professional speaker, author, and coach, Marcus Bales, used to be overcome with it all – until he made a mess his message and re-wrote his story. Marcus drops practical tips today for overcoming social anxiety, building speaking confidence, and starting conversations with ease. You’ll walk away feeling more at peace with the prospect of putting yourself out there, whether that’s on a big stage or in conversation with a friend.

3.) Journaling for Personal Peace & Progress (+ a Quick Guided Meditation!) – with Katie Arnold – If you’ve been feeling a pull for more personal peace or need a little push for some progress in an area of your life, today’s episode will be a treat. Katie Arnold is a breathwork and journaling coach, as well as yoga and meditation instructor, and the host of The Soul Connection Podcast. In today’s episode of THRIVE, Katie explains the benefits of journaling before diving into specific tips for doing it yourself alongside breathwork or meditation for maximum benefit. She ALSO leads us in a quick, 2-minute guided meditation, so you’ll leave this episode feeling lighter and clearer, ready to tackle your day with grace and clarity.


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 athletic dress My FAVORITE athletic dress out of the 7+ I’ve tried so far – one of the only I haven’t returned. It’s got built-in cups AND built-in shorts – it’s my girlfriend Kallie’s fave, too! I now own 5 colors. #CantStopWontStop

2.) Reduce tumbler cup A much more affordable alternative to the Stanley Quencher – as reviewed here

3.) Lemedy workout top – My favorite affordable alternative to Lululemon Align – they’re near IDENTICAL and a third of the price! I own 4!

4.) Ruffle Amazon bodysuit – Such a cute option, under $25, with a full coverage booty. More Amazon bodysuit favorites here!

5.) Double O ring belt – A fabulous belt that gives hints of the Gucci belt – but the look for much, much less!

6.) Colorfulkoala leggingsAnother favorite Lululemon Align alternative – as compared side-by-side here. The BEST dupe…I compared the actual fabric makeup, too, so you KNOW it’s as similar as can be!

7.) Maybelline lippy – My favorite drugstore formula + lookalike option for Charlotte Tilbury’s cult-classic Pillow Talk lipstick. An awesome longwearing formula that isn’t drying!

8.) Amazon bike short 3-pack – This is an awesome biker short set – LOTS of color options to choose from, and comes out to about $10 a pair. Nice high waist and comfortable ribbing.

9.) A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes tankA favorite from our most recent Disney trip!

10.) Faux fiddle leaf tree We have this fiddle leaf in our master and lovelovelove. It was on sale this month, hence what made it hit bestseller status here!


Target – Up to 30% off select patio items!

Nordstrom Rack – Up to 70% off clearance markdowns!


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