Monthly Goals // May 2018

With a new month here, it means it’s time to set some new Goals for the upcoming month. I love writing down my Goals each month as it really helps me to stay on target for my 2018 Personal and Blogging Goals. I’ve had a lovely April, you can find out what I’ve been loving here with my April Favourites. Here, I share with you what I’ve been up to as well as products I’ve been loving.

For today’s post though, it’s all about my Monthly Goals! I’ve had a really strong month, I have achieved a lot of different things, but are they the same as what I set out to achieve at the beginning of April. It’s good to also reflect on your previous Goals, this helps to see if you’ve been on target throughout the month and gives you an indication of where you need to go for the next month.

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

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April Favourites

Can you believe it, it’s officially May! May is one of my favourite months as things start to pick up, there are different car events to attend and it’s starting to get warmer. I’ve had a great April, there’s been a lot going on and I’m glad to finally be doing things outside of work. Least with the weather getting better, I can! If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you’ll probably know about everything I’m going to show you below.

I’m really excited to share with you my favourites, there’s been a lot going on throughout April and I’ve enjoyed a lot of different products.

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

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An A-Z of An Ocean Glimmer!

I’m not a very me, me, me person but I do feel that it’s good to get to know the person behind a blog. Recently, I’ve done a few different posts to introduce myself to you, including Things I Love About Motorsports and Things That Make Me Happy. April is turning into the month of getting to know me, Gemma Bray, the girl behind An Ocean Glimmer and today is no different!

At the beginning of this month, I came across An A-Z of Me from Zoe Jackson over at Just Zoe. I fell in love with this post as I found it interesting to pick just one thing that related to each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. Now, it seems like a semi-easy thing to do but I’ve got this feeling that when I actually get stuck in, it won’t be that easy… Like right now, I can’t think of anything for the last couple of letters.

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Blogger Book Nook #8 // Murder in the Library

It’s that time of the month again, it’s time to indulge in a book that relates to the Monthly Reading Challenge created by the Blogger Book Nook. This month’s Reading Challenge is a little different and took a while to find a book that could relate to Murder in the Library. Meaning April is all about entering the twisting, turning tunnels of Crime and Thriller Fiction, asking the question WHO DUNNIT?!

I’m excited to indulge in a book of this genre, as it’s definitely an interesting genre. We receive our monthly Reading Challenge from either Abbey or Tabitha, two of the kindest girls, on the Facebook page. Here we have some great conversations and are able to talk books! This is also the perfect opportunity to get to know new bloggers, ones that have a similar interest, books and reading.

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Monthly Goals // April 2018

Today is the day where I reflect on my March Goals and then setting some new Goals for the upcoming month. I love writing my Goals down as it is the perfect way of making sure I achieve things in the month. March has been an amazing month! You can check out what I’ve been up to with my March Favourites, where I show you what I’ve been doing, as well as products I’ve been loving.

This year seems to be going fast at the moment, can you really believe that it’s April, I don’t know where the time is going! Something that also proves that time is going quick, is that next week marks six months since I started with 4CM, which is something I can not believe! I love setting Goals each month as it keeps me motivated to achieve my year Goals. It keeps you going and you’ll know if you’re on target.

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

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March Favourites

Well here we are, another month over, now it starts becoming fun with Spring finally here, I can’t wait for it to start warming up. I’ve had a great March, there’s been a lot going on and I’m glad to finally be doing things outside of work. Least with the weather getting better, I can! If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you’ll probably know about everything I’m going to show you below.

I’m really excited to share with you my favourites, this month has definitely been a lot more active than February was.

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

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JABbox March 2018

I don’t know about you, but I love receiving subscription boxes, nothing is better than the excitement of opening a box to find different goodies. There’s a variety of different subscription boxes you can purchase, to suit any interest and passion. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer since the beginning of this year, you’ll remember that I introduced you to JABbox from Just Add Blog.

What is JABbox I hear you ask?

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JABbox is a monthly subscription service for bloggers. This service has been created to help your blog grow, each month you’ll receive 5-7 different digital items, straight to your inbox. What makes JABbox even better is that all the content has been created by fellow bloggers, photographers and creative minded people. There’s a wide variety of items you could receive, anything from stock photos, how-to guides and fonts to printables and planners.

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April 2017 – World Stationery Day

As most of you will know, I am a massive stationery fan! I have so much that I am never at a lost for notebooks, or anything stationery related for that matter. Recently I found out that today, Wednesday 26 April 2017 is World Stationery Day, I swear there is a National Day for anything and everything now a days. I jumped at the chances of celebrating this day as I am a stationery addict.

I am sure you are all thinking what exactly is World Stationery Day, what is the point of this celebration? Well, after some careful research on their website, I have learnt a lot about the day. It is a day of celebration for the written word and all things stationery. Their aim, to get people all over the world talking and writing about stationery as well as speaking about why writing by hand is important.

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March Favourites

I can not believe how fast 2017 is going! One minute it was 1 March and now March is finished and April is in full swing. That means a wrap up of my favourite things from March. For me, March was pretty busy as I traveled a lot during the month, first I went to London for an interview for a Magazine Training Course with Press Association.

I had a lovely time in London, I was only there for a day but as the interview was in the morning, I was able to spend the afternoon sightseeing! Which I loved as I haven’t had a stroll around London in a while, when I went for my Autosport interview for the Junior Programme I was busy all day. Press Association is based a ten minute walk from Buckingham Palace, so I jumped at the chance to visit there.

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March #Paperhaul Subscription Box

I am very excited to show you something that I recently received, I was luckily enough to receive March’s #Paperhaul, a monthly subscription box by Crafty Creatives. I’ve seen this box for a little while now, but never got my hands on one until now. I have heard a lot of good things about #Paperhaul and I was not disappointed when I opened the envelope!

#Paperhaul is an exciting stationery subscription that celebrates great design and high quality stationery. Contents of the box will vary each month, but you could expect, greeting card, postcards, sticker sheet, notebook, mini notebooks and wrapping paper. The subscription box is delivered monthly and costs £10 plus £2 postage.

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