July Five Things // From The Inspired Abode

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through July! We had a great start to the month & can’t wait to see what the rest of it brings. We celebrated the 4th of July by the pool & ended the night with fireworks on the beach – a perfect cap on an incredible day! We’ve also been loving how light it is in the evenings – even though the days started getting shorter after the solstice, it feels like that warm sunny light is getting more & more perfect as the days go on. What have you been doing to celebrate longer, sunnier days? Let us know in the comments!

We’re back with this month’s edition of Five Things. Take a look below to see what we’ve been loving this month – and share your monthly musings with us!

The Inspired Abode // July Five Things


We just finished the first season of A Million Little Things & we’re SO excited to be done in time to watch the second season as it airs this fall. If you want to catch up, it’s on Hulu!

The new season of Stranger Things is actually so good & worth the hype! The episodes have many scary & tense moments, so we’ve been watching them one day at a time…you might want to do the same.


We love a mix of oldies & today music, and that’s just what one of our favorite bloggers Ashley Kane of Brunch on Chestnut likes. We’ve been loving her Spotify playlists & the new Mrs. just made her wedding playlists public! We’ve been working our way through them & each one is just so great. Wedding Guest Arrival, Wedding Cocktail Hour, & Wedding Dinner are all right up our alley & perfect for listening to while making dinner or hosting dinner parties!


Summer is the perfect time for a no-cook, refreshing salad inspired by what’s fresh at the grocery store. Every time we see good looking figs, we pick them up so we can make this arugula, fig & burrata salad.

We’re also loving fresh pineapple! Pineapples are so picture perfect & make us think of summer each time we see one. We highly recommend getting yourself one of these pineapple slicers – it will make your life SO much easier…and it’s fun to do!


One of our favorite influencers/bloggers Sivan Ayla released her Tan Lines swimwear line & it sold out in seconds!! Though we did snag the Bora Bora top in rosé & we can’t wait for it to arrive. We’ll just have to share until they do a restock…hopefully sooner than later.

These Vince Camuto booties (but in the suede/camel color) that every fashion blogger on Instagram is talking about shopping from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.


One of our editors is heading to Minnesota & road-tripping to South Dakota for a wedding at the end of the month. If you have any recommendations, please share! It’s just a five-hour road trip each way, but it should be exciting to see some of the midwest countryside & unplug for a bit!

We’d love to know what you’ve enjoyed watching, listening to, eating, drinking & what you’ve been eyeing and are looking forward to. Let us know in the comments section or send us a DM on Instagram! Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest to see what inspires us daily!

If you’re looking to plan a summer trip of your own, don’t forget to check out these awesome Airbnbs & vacation rentals and this list of awesome US cities to add to your travel list.