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Monday, July 30, 2018

July Favorites ~ 2018

I can't believe July is over and my kid is already back in school. I hate this balanced schedule. When they go back to school you go back to school and I don't want to go to school yet. Anywho, I wanted to share a few of my favorite finds for this month.

Okay, so first on my list is this beauty. I learned about this beautiful wallet from one of my favorite Youtuber's Nikki. She has a wonderful channel called Inspired by Nikki and LOVE her channel! I must admit I have been binge watching it for the last few days. This wallet is called the LC Lauren Conrad Brulee foldover wallet. You can watch Nikki's video about it. It is absolutely beautiful and I love it! But make a decision quickly. It is on sale right now for $19.60! 

It is the perfect blush color. 

Next are these. They are called the Gilligan & O'Malley slippers and they are also the perfect pink blush color. I have been wearing them all weekend long. I had to get a new pair because my old ones had a big hole in it. I cannot have that so I purchased these. 

Next is another Inspired by Nikki purchase. I saw this tote in her closet tour (see here) if you want to watch it. I thought that this was such a wonderful tote. It is from H & M. I only found the black online. The grey is no longer available. I found my grey tote on Ebay. Happy hunting if you want the grey version. 

Moving along.... next is this wonderful jumbo blue and white Spode teacup and saucer from Wayfair. Or should I say plate! It is huge! I did not realize that this teacup was 20 oz! I probably would not have ordered it if I had known but now that I have had it for a week I can no longer live without it. 

So you get an idea of how big it is. 

Of course I have my hot water, lemon and honey but I don't fill it to the top. 
That would be a bit much. 

Next is my new blue and white ginger vase from Homegoods for only $30! Sorry I could not find it online so you will have to visit your local Homegoods store. Happy Hunting!!! 

I also found this gorgeous peony arrangement while I was there for $30. Beautiful! 

Found these big plush pillows in the clearance section at Homegoods. 
I only paid $12 each which is a steal!

And last but certainly not least I found this vintage inspired pillow at Target. It is called a floor pillow from Opalhouse. I just loved the color and it reminded me of a pillow that my grandmother had years ago 

Well I hope that you found something that you loved and that you enjoyed this post. I also hope that you check out Nikki's Youtube channel. It is lovely. Enjoy all the finds!!

(photos via Mrs. Shockley & Google)


  1. Hi Mrs Shockley, i just wanted yo tell you I'm so happy you watch inspired by Nikki she is great isnt she. I have always read your blog, i love the photographs you take & your home is simply stunning. I also have that bag from H&M as i saw it on Nikkis channel & had to have one!! We seem to follow the same channels, I'm also a fan of the daily conissuer. Thease channels are just so diffrent from the rest arnt they & so refreshing to watch like minded people . You did briefly start a channel didn't you?
    Well keep up the great work Mrs Shockley & have a great week.

    Much love Maria (UK) xx

    1. Hi Maria,
      Nikki is great and I do love her channel. I learned about her from Jennifer L. Scott. They make a great Youtube team! Thank you for being a long time reader. It is always nice to hear from people. You never know if what you are doing is inspiring anyone so just you commenting means alot.

      And you are right their channels are so different and it is refreshing to see great home ideas, fashion and decor than the normal drama filled channel. I did post a few videos but I don't know if I am going to start vlogging. It is a huge responsibility and I don't know if I am ready to deal with the rude comments of others. Some of the comments I read on their channels just blows my mind. I want to tell those nasty followers to just go away! Gosh, just simply don't follow people if you don't like it. But anyway sorry about my rant, thank you Maria for your support and your comment. Come back soon please!

    2. Thank you for your reply, i understand about the pressure of having a YouTube channel, i really admire people who put themselves out there....but like you say it can come with some nasty & outrageous comments. If i had nasty comments I know i would be devastated, it's easier said than done to just ignore the haters.

      Awww i really do love your blog & check in on it a couple of times a week. It's so calming & non-dramatic which I personally think sets you aside from the usual stuff.

      Have a great week & keep up the lovely work you do.

      Maria xx