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


FALL BUCKET LIST - 50+ Ideas for your Festive Fun! - on Coming Up Roses

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FALL BUCKET LIST - 50+ Ideas for your Festive Fun! - on Coming Up Roses

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Affordable BUFFALO PLAID DECOR for fall! - on Coming Up Roses

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Our Anniversary Trip to Universal Orlando Resort - with things to do at Universal Studios Orlando when it rains, must-see spots at Harry Potter World, + MORE!

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Our 2021 FAMILY PHOTOS - with a Shoott PROMO CODE for 10% off your own photoshoot!

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1.) What‘s your Confidence Archetype? – with Jess Critchlow If you’ve ever struggled with confidence or a lack thereof, today’s episode with my new friend Jess is for you. After spending years in Big Corporate doing leadership development programs and realizing that other people saw her a bit differently than she was seeing herself, Jess Critchlow uncovered a few Confidence Archetypes that shine a light on how we each show up in the world differently but confidently. Today on THRIVE we’re unpacking those archetypes (plus she’s got a quiz for you to find yours!). We’re also diving deep into imposter syndrome and feedback and how to reframe both, as well as taking a lesson from Buddhist monks, whom Jess studied with in England, on detaching from outcomes for an ultimately more fulfilling life.

2.) Women Thriving in the Workplace (with some help from Jane Austen Novels) with Leadership Professor, Andrea Kayne – For women in the workplace, today’s episode will soothe your soul. I got to have a conversation with leadership professor and author of Kicking Ass in a Corset, Andrea Kayne. Andrea happens to be a Jane Austen junkie, so a lot of her work and teaching finds answers to many modern day problems and challenges in the pages of Jane Austen novels – everything from the pressure to be likeable to financial inequity in the workforce. Today on THRIVE, Andrea is taking us to class and giving practical tips and exercises to use on the job and in your life, from developing your own leadership skills to communicating merit to your boss. We also talk about finding confidence on the inside and how to root yourself in that instead of chasing external validation, AND we talk about the importance of rest and how to practically make that happen without guilt – even with the busiest of schedules.

3.) A Bad Day or a Bad Moment? The Pep Talk you Need Right Now – with TikTok’s Mama Lo I hope you’re ready to go to church with TikTok’s own Mama Lo, because she is preaching the power of positivity today. Lo has gone viral on TikTok for her funny and relatable stories of motherhood, but also for her inspiring, empowering messages to start the day strong. In today’s episode, Lo shares real advice on what choosing positivity and joy in this world looks like – without the fluffy stuff. She also shares her own personal favorite mantras and affirmations and speaks to the heart who’s been feeling the need to shrink herself or get smaller for someone else’s approval or validation. Lo brings the dynamite of a preacher with the heart of a best friend – and it just may be the pep talk you need to hear right now. 

4.) 5 Ways we Strive to Thrive in Our Marriage (5th Wedding Anniversary!) We made it! Jamie and I are over here celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary (and 9 year dating anniversary) with a bottle of champagne and some conversation about marriage and relationships and what keeps them thriving. Join us at our kitchen island (again) for five ways we strive to thrive in our marriage and what each practically looks like in everyday life – with full lives and full plates to boot.


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 slippers Aaaaaand again with the UGG dupes! They’re such fabulous $20 slippers that look like the $85 UGGs, but in my humble opinion, are softer, warmer, cozier, AND stay on your foot better. #BlessUp.

2.) Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink crayonOne of my favorite drugstore lippies – it’s a great formula that lasts and is SO easy to apply. “Trust your Gut” is my favorite dupe for Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk!

3.) Marc Fisher bootiesAs seen in last week’s post in a chic sweater vest outfit for fall; so cute + currently $50 off!

4.) Yogalicious leggingsAnother great look-for-less – these rival my Lululemon Aligns, but are only $25 instead of $98!

5.) P448 John sneakersThese are great alternatives to the $500 designer starred sneakers – seen in this blog with the best Golden Goose dupes I’ve found so far!

6.) Flintstones Halloween costumes – Our family costume from last year has picked up some Pinterest steam – ha! 🙂 An Amazon find!

7.) Essence mascara – Truly, the BEST $5 mascara I’ve ever used. Always in my bag now!

8.) Patricia the braidIYKYK. 😉 The most fabulous trick easy hair trick that fools literally every single soul.

9.) Striped colorblock cardigan – A cute option for under $20!

10.) Double ring beltA great alternative for the designer look for less – looks like the Gucci belt!


Pink Lily Boutique – Extra 30% off sale tab [code: SALE30].

QVC – Save over $40 on this Olaplex bundle. Get the super-sized No. 3 PLUS the 3-pc hair bond building kit!

Abercrombie – Up to 30% off select styles PLUS 15% off almost everything.


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Colleen Rothschild – ERICA20 (20% off)

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Pamela’s Brownies – ERICA ($2.50 off)

PinkLily Boutique – ERICA15 (15% off)

Reflections of Christ – ERICA15 (15% off)

Sweetmint Handmade Mugs – INSTA15

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