Monthly Favourites // July 2019

Hello, there August!

Can you believe it’s already August? Please just slow down! Before I realise my birthday will be here and then it will be the end of 2019. There have been back to back adventures each weekend in July, another reason for the month going crazy fast. I don’t think I would want it any other way though! Also with work getting busier, that is also making my time go quicker. It truly is going by in a flash.

Before heading into August, now is the perfect time to reflect on the previous month, I love doing this by sharing my Monthly Favourites with you! It’s time to reflect on what happened in July. Thankfully, I’m able to speak about a range of different things, a lot went on and I’m excited to share them with you today, if you follow me on Instagram, you might just know what I’m talking about.

This post comes with a warning, grab a coffee and some snacks, this is going to be a long Favourites!

Missed my June Favourites? Head over here to see what I was loving
during the month.

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The Blogger Tag // Get to know me

I do apologise for the mini-blogging break, again… things have been semi hectic! As I am writing this I am only just recovering from an amazing weekend at Silverstone for the 2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Check out my Instagram for daily photos of my adventures. I have been thinking for a little while about introducing more motorsports orientated posts, if you would be interested in an in-depth post about Silverstone, please let me know down in the comments!

Now though, let’s start today with The Blogger Tag. I love completing these types of posts, I love being nosy and it’s a great way to get to know other people! Created by Abbie over at Abbie Chic the aim of the tag is to get to know other bloggers, each question definitely allows that, also who doesn’t love getting to know other people. I always try to be pretty open about my life, rather than creating someone who I’m not. If you don’t like me for who I am, then I don’t want to know you!

Grab a cup of coffee and some snacks as I have answered the below questions from Abbie, it might just take a little while! I have also tagged some fellow bloggers to join in and answer the same questions on their blog.

Here are my answers…

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Introduction to: Canon EOS M100

One of the reasons I adore being a blogger is the opportunity to take photographs. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a camera in my hands. This love has opened loads of doors for me from attending the British Touring Car Championship Media Launch and becoming one of the first official photographers for Race Makers. I adore taking photos for An Ocean Glimmer, I could spend hours just moving props around and thinking about the images.

Over the past couple of months, I have been looking for a new camera, I wanted to step up from my previous one to a compact DSLR. I’ve had experiences with DSLR cameras throughout college and university, but knew this would be too big for personal photos. I’ve even borrowed Dad’s on occasions, I love having the options with the different lenses. That’s why I knew I needed a compact DSLR, the perfect portable package, now where do I start looking!

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Fitness Goals for 2019

If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a little while, you’ll notice I’ve been including a couple of Fitness Goals in my Monthly Goals. This might sound sad of me but these Goals have really pushed me and now I’m feeling really good about myself. I have now been visiting the Gym constantly for the past month. I would love to continue this as I think it’s improving my mental health.

I know we’re now halfway through the year but surely it’s never a bad time to start something new! Especially if it’s going to help with your overall health, I’m not one of those to wait until the New Year to change something about my life, there is no better time than the present to begin. I did though, wait until the beginning of June to begin my Gym membership, just something about it being a new month, new Goal.

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Monthly Goals // July 2019

Goodbye June, Hello July!

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to July. As it’s the beginning of a new month, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the Goals I set myself at the beginning of June. Then create new Goals for July, I’m really excited about the upcoming month. I already have loads planned! I don’t think I’m home for one single weekend, it’s going to be a long but fun month.

If you want to see what I got up to in June, I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // June 2019 here. It’s great to review and reflect each month, sometimes you even forget what you’ve done.

Before I set myself some new Goals for July, let’s reflect on my June Goals!

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Monthly Favourites // June 2019

Hello, there July!

Can you believe it’s already July? I’m so excited for the upcoming month, Summer is officially here! How long is it here to stay though? July brings with it a stream of exciting weekends, my July Favourites are sure to be packed and full. The countdown is officially on for the 2019 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, I am very excited for this, it’s the biggest event on my calendar each year.

Before heading into July, now is the perfect time to reflect on the previous month, I love doing this by sharing my Monthly Favourites with you! It’s time to reflect on what happened in June. Thankfully, I’m able to speak about a range of different things, a lot went on and I’m excited to share them with you today. There are even a couple of product Favourites, instead of just being all about the events.

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My Favourite Moments Since Becoming a Blogger

As the day, month and year go by, we are creating memories and moments, I’m such a big advocate of creating moments to remember. It has become easier to create memories thanks to the digital change, I remember growing up and having to wait weeks until you could view the images you snapped. Now all smartphones are cable of showing the image instantly.

Today, I thought I would do a special post, I have been blogging since October 2013, meaning this year I will be celebrating six years of An Ocean Glimmer. I thought I would go back through the archive of An Ocean Glimmer and share with you a couple of my favourite moments since becoming a blogger. Now grab yourself a cuppa and a couple of snacks, this is going to be a long one!

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Beautiful Prints with Beauty and Bentley*

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Today I am going to be introducing you to Beauty and Bentley, an Etsy store for Digital Downloads, Beautiful Prints and Home Decor. Beauty and Bentley was born from a passion to build something of her own. The woman behind Beauty and Bentley is the lovely Emma Ferguson, she created this hustle to help inspire and motivate women to find their inner girl boss.

She now creates motivational art prints and planner printables to help women be positive and take simple steps to improve their lives! Emma has such a good mixture of Digital Downloads, from Zodiac Constellation to Hello Spring and Coffee Blog Sleep Repeat. I swear there is something for everyone and to brighten up their day. Beauty and Bentley is a way for Emma to be creative and offer something to others.

Emma recently reached out to review and receive some of her prints, I received three different ones, Don’t be like the rest, But First Coffee and Blogging in Progress. They’re all so pretty and great addition to any room! I need to add all three to the collection on my wall to remind me to be positive. They’re all very similar in style and work well together, they’re perfect to put into a frame and hang up in your blogging zone.

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Introduction: Go Stationery

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It’s no surprise that I adore stationery, I am always sharing something around stationery. I also love sharing my thoughts with you on stationery, that is why I am very excited to share with you today’s post. It’s also a special one as I have some exciting news! I am now a Glambassador for Go Stationery, I am very happy to be apart of this stationery company.

If you’re looking to grow your stationery collection, then look no further than Go Stationery, they have everything you could want and more. I recently received my welcome package and I couldn’t wait to share the products! Hopefully, I will receive some more goodies soon. Before I get into what I received, I thought I would speak a little about Go Stationery.

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Monthly Goals // June 2019

Goodbye May, Hello June!

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to June. As it’s the beginning of a new month, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the Goals I set myself at the beginning of May. Then create new Goals for June, I’m really excited about the upcoming month. I already have loads planned! I don’t think I’m home for one single weekend, it’s going to be a long but fun month.

As I explained recently in my 2019 Personal Goals Update, creating new Goals each month helps you to stay on top of what you want to achieve for the year. If you want to see what I got up to in May, I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // May 2019 here. It’s great to review and reflect each month, sometimes you even forget what you’ve done.

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