6 Things I Loved in July

Good morning, hello and welcome to August! This post was h-a-r-d to write. Not because I don’t have any recent loves, but because we’ve been so ridiculously busy (with mostly fun stuff!) that I’ve barely taken two spare minutes to think about what I’m into lately. Luckily – for me and you! – I pulled it together and came up with 6 things I loved in July. Let’s jump into it!

6 Things I Loved in July 2019


+ Cuisinart Toaster Oven. You know that you’re an adult when … πŸ˜‰ But, seriously – I LOVE our new toaster oven. Not kidding when I say I’ve used our real oven only a handful of times since we bought this. It’s great for reheating leftovers, making veggies and cooking frozen foods (think chicken nuggets, tater tots, etc.). I imagine I might even use it to make a small batch of cookies in the near future!

+ Threshold Halsted Wicker Patio Set. I briefly mentioned our backyard makeover in my last coffee chat, and it continues to be a work in progress! We found this small patio set on clearance and knew we couldn’t pass it up. It’s the perfect size for just Ryan and I (Finn also manages to squeeze himself into the chair with me), and oh so comfy! Better yet we can add to the set with other pieces in the future.


+ Kona Sol Scoop Back One Piece Swimsuit. Isn’t the color combination of this suit so pretty and slightly unexpected? I wasn’t sure about it on the hanger, but it is SO flattering on. I imagine it would suit a lot of different body types. The straps are adjustable, there is padding in the bust area, and there’s high/full coverage in the back. Basically the most perfect one-piece suit ever to be created.

+ Universal Thread Maritza Multi Strap Toe Slide Sandals. Hands-down my favorite casual sandals. They’re comfortable for a basic flip flop, and the style goes with a variety of outfits. I have them in both white and black, and they’re pretty much all I wear these days.

What we watched

+ Stranger Things season 3. We thought this season overall was way, way, way better than season two – minus some of the gross/graphic stuff that really creeped me out. Beyond that, the overall vibe was nostalgic and super fun. I also want Nancy’s entire wardrobe.

+ Queer Eye season 4. It has previously been established how much I love this show and the Fab 5, so I won’t ramble. But, if you haven’t gotten to the new season yet you need to ASAP. I feel like Jonathan and Antoni really shine, and there’s some really incredible people in each episode. Get your tissues ready!

What I’m looking forward to in August: A quick trip to Chicago to see my brother and knock off John Mayer from my concert bucket list; my hair appointment – thinking Lily James’ bob might be my inspiration!; and soaking up the last month of summer!

What were your favorites from last month?

Roundup of July’s posts:
12 Things I Loved in June
5 Tips to Hep Manage Your Dog’s Anxiety
July 2019 Reads & Reviews
Coffee Chat No. 20 | 10 Favorite Links From the Week
The Simple Change I Made on Facebook to Help My Mental Health

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  1. 8.6.19
    Brittany said:

    I love these posts! Stranger Things was soooo good this season. I was a bit shocked on some of the more graphic things, but all in all, I think they did a fantastic job! Such a great show!

    Brittany | http://www.pointed-north.com

    • 8.8.19
      Karly said:

      I totally agree with you! Hope you’re having a good start to the month, friend. xx

  2. 8.6.19
    Caroline said:

    I just ordered a Kona Sol bathing suit from Target and it should be arriving this week. I am hoping that it works. If you have ANY free time while you are here for that concert I would love to meet up! πŸ™‚ Have a great day girlie!

    • 8.8.19
      Karly said:

      Hopefully your bathing suit works out! The quality seems great from that brand. I’m literally driving in/out just for the concert next week, but hopefully one of these days I’ll have more time. πŸ™‚

  3. 8.6.19
    Cara said:

    Stranger Things was great and I loved the wardrobe too! Eleven’s was my fave actually lol And a John Mayer concert sounds awesome- I used to have the biggest crush on him when I was a teenager. Plus his voice is dreamy.

    • 8.8.19
      Karly said:

      Lol, I agree! The shopping scene with Eleven and Max was my absolute favorite. Can’t wait for John Mayer, agree with you there too!

  4. 8.6.19
    Radi said:

    Ohh so fun… have fun in Chicago. One of my favorite cities. I love it there!
    Happy August!


    • 8.8.19
      Karly said:

      Thank you! I grew up there, so it’s always nice to go back and visit. πŸ™‚

  5. 8.5.19
    Biana said:

    I haven’t started stranger things yet but it’s on my list! John Mayer will be fun, I haven’t seen him live since high school! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

    • 8.8.19
      Karly said:

      He’s definitely a bucket list item for me, so I’m excited for next week. Stranger Things is good!

  6. 8.5.19
    Debbie said:

    July is usually a good month because of my birthday, haha! Got some ear pods that I’m looking forward to using. Your backyard is looking great!

    • 8.8.19
      Karly said:

      I’m jealous of your Air Pods, what a nice gift!

  7. 8.5.19
    Kristy said:

    I love that swimsuit…and now I want a toaster oven!

    • 8.8.19
      Karly said:

      Gma Bette’s mozzarella bread for all, lol!