{Monthly Roundup} December 2017 Sponsors #thankyou

December 2017 Sponsors is the Twelfth installment of the monthly roundup of my dedication post to our sponsors. Not forgetting all the incredible readers new and old who continuously support A July Dreamer, I thank you deeply. You supporting the brands that support me makes me truly happy and I am grateful for that. To the sponsors, I feel blessed and fortunate to have an opportunity to collaborate together. This is not something I take for granted, I am eternally grateful and this is how I show my thanks.

March 2017 Sponsors


{MONTHLY ROUNDUP} December 2017 Sponsors

I am not even sure where the rest of 2017 has gone to late alone where December 2017 has gone. It truly is amazing how time flies when you’re having fun and fun I have had this entire year. No matter how tough or hard life gets, somehow somewhere there is a light at the end.

Every single time I sit back, relax and think of the incredible sponsors, I am humbled. Collaborations with A July Dreamer comes in all shapes and sizes, but all are greatly appreciated. Here are some of the incredible December 2017 sponsors I had the pleasure of collaborating with;

simply beach

Fashion Collaborations

Simply Beach – it is always humbly when you’re able to work with a brand again. I was fortunate to have tried some of their swimwear outfits which I loved big time. This month we collaborated together on a wishlist post of items I have been eyeing for a while.

The Sweater shop – I was so happy to be contacted by the brand to choose an item from their collection. It was a hard choice for me honestly as I wanted everything they sell but settled for this Sweater. It is the warmest sweater I have ever owned and I wear it alone without jackets most days.

December wouldn’t be complete if one of the Fashion sponsors wasn’t featured in our gift guide. The beauty about this guide is that it is everything you need for those setting fitness goals for 2018. Thanks to Simply Swim we were able to put the guide for you to choose items for your fitness.

Gift Guide Collaborations

Speaking of gift guides, we were so fortunate to collaborate with loads of companies in time for Christmas. Those who know me know how much I love personalised gifts and thanks to Bags of Love, Contrado and Canvas Champ. They gave us ideas and our readers ideas on what gifts we could personalize for our loved ones.

Obviously the festive period can be an expensive time of the year for many families, we shared a collaborative on budgeting. Think giving some quirky gifts to your loved ones for Christmas whilst saving money at the same time. For those where money is no issue, we thought this piece of content on experience gifts was ideal. I have always loved the idea of experience gifts as much as I loved personalised gifts.

Christmas gift guide

As someone who love accessories I was happy to be sent a Joules purse to include in the gift guide for her. We loved sharing items we knew fellow females would love, like the sleep wear from Hunkemoller. JD Williams and EMP.co.uk gave us a budget and we picked me some lovely items including ankle boots.

Not neglecting the men in my life, we worked with Dobell where we chosen an impressive slim suit. My brother loves the slim fit and the quality of the suit, we love it too. We included other items in the gift guide for him that during this expensive time we might need. Northcash was an option for those who were in desperate need of some financial boasting.

Travel Collaborations

A July Dreamer end of month dedication post wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of travel collaborations. As I have mentioned before, collaborations on here come in many forms; content, product or other.

A couple of weekends ago we had an opportunity to join a free walking tour in London run by Strawberry Tours. I couldn’t predict that the next travel collaboration would be on a film lover’s guide to London. What’s special about this you ask, it included the very tour we did; Harry Potter.


One of the many places I want to visit in South America is Mexico, and we were delighted to host this content. Not knowing where to start once in Mexico, here is 5 places to see whilst there. Part of the upcoming adventures worth checking out in 2018 is Tuscany in Italy. We’ve been asked to review and country house and couldn’t be happier with that and thanks to Click Stay we shared our plans.

Though not completely travel content but 10 Best Flowers in Spain is pretty close wouldn’t you agree? I have loads of plans for visiting Spain next year, in October I got a taste of Barcelona and need to go back.

Lifestyle Collaborations

Another part of A July Dreamer that is prominent is the Lifestyle section of the blog. We’ve been fortunate to collaborate with many brands in this sector and we hope it continues.

When we started the month, we shared our thoughts on shopping in store vs online and which we prefer. Obviously we are all different and even then sometimes, different moods call for different type of shopping experience. Not sure about you but after a bit of shopping I get hungry and always looking for somewhere to eat yummy foods. We were fortunate to be invited to sample some of the newly opened Rola Wala foods in Oxford’s Westgate mall.

Pinterest - Greenery

Throughout the year, I have found myself falling in love with the world of everything Pinterest. This pinterest study definitely gave me a penny for my thoughts and wanted to share with our audience. There are those who are good at pinterest and those of us who are not, since sharing is caring I did just that. Speaking of sharing, we put together our take on Random acts of kindness and shared Oxfam’s infographic.

Staying on the caring these, we shared this content on how you too can have fantastic hair. Plus we put together a giveaway to win a Gown from Damart UK who will send the gift to the winner. And because lifestyle is not complete without home content, we shared why memory form is good to sleep on. And ending with tips on how to choose the right headboard to match your home design.

That as they say is that, thank you to all our December 2017 Sponsors for your support!!

If you’re new to A July Dreamer or a potential partner who would love to collaborate, see Work with Me. I offer various types of collaborative opportunities and you’re welcome to ask for more details.


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  1. David E
    January 2, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    That’s a great shout out to all your sponsors. That’s so great you have been able to collaborate with all of those companies. I am sure they appreciate you.

  2. Farrah Less Gomez
    December 30, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Wow you did a great job with all this tour and product collaborations. Mexico is on our list I hope we will be able to visit it anytime soon.

    • December 30, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Thanks Farrah, it has been an incredible month

  3. December 29, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Sounds like you have had a busy month. We just went to Mexico for the third time – it is amazing! We went south of Cancun and visited Mayan ruins, cenotes, the beach, and much more. I highly recommend it!

  4. December 29, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    So much good stuff here! I miss showcasing sponsors, next year I need to get my sponsorship program back up and running better.

  5. December 29, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    You have some awesome sponsors for this month. I am especially fond of the lifestyle collaborations.

  6. Vyjay Rao
    December 29, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    I think it is a great idea to thank the sponsors. A post completely dedicated to them is really great and commendable.

  7. December 29, 2017 / 7:49 am

    Mexico is high up on my travel bucket list, along with London! Super jealous of your walking and film tours!! LOL!

  8. Shannon Graham
    December 29, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Mexico is on my list this year! I really would love to see all of their ruins.

  9. December 29, 2017 / 5:02 am

    I have fallen in love with everything pinterest too! I mean gosh there’s more crafts and DIY projects I want to do than I have time or money for. It looks like 2017 was good to you. I hope your 2018 is the best yet!

  10. Dina
    December 28, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    My hubby and I are planning a Mexico vacation this year. I can’t wait. You had some great sponsors this month!

  11. December 28, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    You always have such fabulous sponsors! I enjoyed your gift guides–sometimes I get stuck on what to get people.

  12. Pam W
    December 28, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    I love that you thank all of your sponsors. It is such a thoughtful thing to do! That sweater you picked out looks super comfy.

  13. Alli Smith
    December 28, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I think it’s so sweet that you give a shout out to your sponsors each month. Many of them go above and beyond and I’m always excited and amazed when I receive a unexpected gift from them in addition to payment.

  14. Candy Kage
    December 28, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Always wonderful to look back and see all the great and different posts from the previous year. Collaborating is always fun and great way to ease some of the work from us. Well sorta kinda. Keep up the great post.

  15. Jenny Austin Finney
    December 28, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Wow! It looks like you had tons of great collaborations. Good job and congrats! One of my dreams (and goals) is to be able to do a travel collaboration. Still trying to figure this one out.

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