Sunday Summary #5


You may notice something a little bit different about the blog this week…? I’ve made a new layout as I was getting bored of looking at the old one and fancied a change! It took me most of Friday to get it looking how I wanted but I think I’m happy with it now. I was worried there would be too much white space, but I’ve widened the columns a bit so I can have larger photos, and I think it looks okay. I’ve also finally got round to buying a domain name for the blog so you can now access it via! (If you have any links to my blog I’d appreciate it if you could update your links – thanks!). What do you think of the new blog design?

This week has been pretty unexciting (story of my life) but I’ve been kept busy with uni work and dissertation research. I signed up for Netflix this week, which is probably a bad idea considering all the other things I should be doing instead! I’ve watched a few movies and I’m working my way through Breaking Bad. I’d been meaning to watch it for ages but never got round to it – it’s brilliant, would definitely recommend!

As I haven’t been shopping since the end of November I decided it was time to treat myself to something and when I magically found a Diet Coke discount code in my hands, I knew I had to spend some pennies at Benefit! There’s a sneak peek of what I ordered in the photo above, but I will be doing fuller reviews of all the products soon.

Healthy living-wise I’ve been doing pretty well this week. I’ve done the Shred a few times and have been trying to eat well. Although I did make an exception for some haggis, neeps and tatties on Burns Night – yum! I also ordered myself some cute matryoshka measuring cups as a lot of the recipes I’ve been looking at online are American ones so don’t use grams or ounces. I thought using measuring cups would be much easier than figuring out how to convert things! I made some banana muffins yesterday which are so good, and surprisingly quite healthy. I came across Eat Yourself Skinny the other day which has loads of amazing looking recipes I can’t wait to try out! What are your favourite food blogs?

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Caroline says:

    Love the new layout, wish I was better at design! The measuring cups are so sweet 🙂 It looks like you got some lovely goodies from benefit! x

  • Katie says:

    Your new layout is amazing, it looks so professional 🙂 Your new measuring cups look so sweet too, and the banana muffins look delicious! xo

  • Ah poo I really should of done some dissertation this week but I just couldn't face it 🙁 my week has been pretty quiet, in fact January in general always seems to be uneventuful! Ooh I spy Porefessional 🙂

  • Cassie says:

    Took a while to realise I was on the right blog, your new layout caught me surprise but I really like it.
    I might have to invest in some of thosemeasuring cups too, it really annoys me when I'm searching for a specific recipe and all the measurements are given in cups, I like my baking to be as easy as possible! I quite like the BBC Good Food app for searching recipe ideas when I'm doing a food shop.

  • Fiona says:

    I love food blogs! I also love blogging about food so much!! 🙂
    I love those measuring cups! I think I saw Fleur De Force with some too? They're adorable!
    x x x

  • Tali says:

    No way! I just got Netflix last weekend and am HOOKED on Breaking Bad! My last 2 weekends have consisted of me not leaving the sofa cos I can't stop watching it!!!

  • Lowri says:

    Ah I love the measuring cups, I actually thought they were little ornaments till I read the description! Your new layout looks absolutely fab! 🙂

    The Deer Head


  • Lovely photos – I love the look of the muffins and benefit goodies! I have managed to save up three of the diet coke discounts to buy some bits and bobs from Benefit in small doses! I used to work for Benefit and still love their makeup…just can't decide what to buy! xx

  • Michelle says:

    I've said it already but I seriously like your new blog layout sweet (: The full-width header is such a nice idea! I've been dithering over signing up for Netflix, mostly because of the Uni/diss workload haha, but if you've done it too…! My week has been book and food filled as ever 😉 xx

  • Firstly I love, love, love your new blog design, it looks amazing! Makes me want to give mine a bit of a rejuvenate! I also signed up for Netflix last week, I've been watching loads on there, Breaking Bad is next on my list as I have some friends who are totally obsessed with it so it must be good! I've been saving the Diet Coke Benefit codes too and am very tempted by the Porefessional, will wait to see your review to decide whether I go for it 🙂 Oh and that Eat Yourself Skinny blog looks amazing, definitely bookmarking that!xxx

  • daisychain says:

    so much gorgeous food!

  • jazxo says:

    Love the new blog design.
    I really want to try more Benefit products! You've tempted me.
    You should really treat yourself to the Me & Zena ring by the way, I adore it! xo

  • Oooh, the new layout is lovely! I so want the pore fessional too!


  • Ooh, I want a Benefit haul! 🙁
    And your new layout looks so swish,

    Rosie x

  • Helen says:

    I love the new layout! The measuring cups are very cute. I have measuring cups but still find American recipes using them very annoying – surely weighing things is more accurate?!

  • Alyse says:

    The new layout is a job well done! Your hard work really shows through.

    I love the Matroska measuring cups. I've always foumd the dolls inside dolls adorable. Looking forward to reading your Benefit haul post. x

  • Maria says:

    I love your new layout and those Russian dolls are so cute!

    Maria xxx

  • Nadiine says:

    love the layout and tell me about it with Uni work – I feel like my life has come to a standstill! Have a great week!
    nadiine @ freebird.

  • Anita says:

    It looks like you had a great day! The muffins look delicious.

  • Rachael says:

    Loving the new layout big time, it's so white and clean! Niceee

  • Cherry says:

    Absolutely love your new blog layout, the colours are lovely!

  • I love the new layout, you did a great job with it. Speaking of love, I've had my eyes on these matryoshka measuring cups for awhile. I found some hand painted matryoshka style measuring cups at World Market awhile back but I feel like I'll be afraid that the paint will wear off if I use them too much. I look cooking and baking and I really don't follow enough cooking blogs. I spend so much time on netflix, so so so much time.


  • DawnieP says:

    What a fab haul, I love those russian doll measuring cups!


  • Gem says:

    The blog looks lovely!
    I haven't done the shred for ages and had a mad night out this weekend, oopsie 😉

  • Caroline says:

    your new layout is brilliant! loving the larger images too. the porefessionally pretty set is such a good deal, even more so with a fiver off. i keep meaning to download breaking bad as from what i've read about it, things get pretty insane. its definitely next on my to-watch list xx

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