Hello everyone!

I just thought I would write a quick update to let you now that I have started using my Instagram account again for Baking and Bobby Pins. I feel that it is a brilliant platform to share blog posts and discover other bloggers. I’ll also be posting about what I’m up to day to day and lots of coffee/tea/cake photos- sorry in advance!

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My Week in Photos

Hello everyone! 

I’ve been a bit unwell this week with the flu, so apologies for my lack of posts recently! I thought I’d do a quick update of what’s been happening in my life this week…

FITNESS: The past 2 weeks I’ve been getting on it fitness wise. I’ve got about 5 months until I go on holiday so I thought it was about time to start slimming down and feeling better about myself.

I’ve been at the gym quite a lot on my days off and for a session after work. I’ve got my own wee routine which I’ve been loving as well! I think that’s what you really need in order to keep yourself motivated.

I’ve usually been doing about 45 mins on the Cross Trainer, followed by some weight training, then either a walk/jog on the treadmill or bike to cool down.


FOOD: I’ve really been trying my best this week to be as healthy as possible, and this means trying to cut down on chocolate and sweets (all the best things!).

I tried mashed avocado on toast with scrambled egg for the first time ever! I hate to say it but it didn’t really live up to the hype 😦 maybe I did something wrong! Does anyone have any good recipes for avocado I could try?

I’ve also been using the Nutribullet a lot more this week. I’ve either been whizzing up a smoothie in the mornings before work or taking my time and having a smoothie bowl! To make this one I put some almond milk, frozen raspberries and mango into the blender and then pop it into a bowl and top it with some banana. You need to make sure it’s quite a thick consistency though. It tastes amazing! 🙂


MUSIC: I love using Spotify. I think it’s great value for money and I love having access to all my favourite and the latest music! The three songs I’ve been loving this month are:

Lush Life- Zara Larsson| Wild Things- Alessia Cara| Cake By The Ocean- DNCE 



WORK: As I mentioned previously, I’ve been working lots this week. Which means, lots and lots of driving… Don’t get me wrong, I love my wee car! But hours on the road can get a little bit boring!


FRIENDS: Since graduating and joining the real world this year, I’ve been finding it difficult to keep up with friends. A lot of them are still at Uni and are busy with their dissertations. Although Whats App and that are brilliant for chatting, when it comes to actually seeing them it’s a bit more difficult to organise. So I absolutely love it when I get a day or night with them!

It was one of my old flat mates birthday’s this week so we all met up to celebrate in Edinburgh with dinner and (one too many) drinks! ❤




What’s In My Bag 

I used to always feel like Mary Poppins with the size of handbags I carried around, filled with everything I might of needed throughout the day (I like to be prepared!). However all that changed when I got this gorgeous Michael Kors handbag for Christmas from my amazing parents!

It’s not something I would have chosen and bought for myself however as it was smaller than the other bags I had. But I absolutely adore it! I love it in Navy. It’s also simple yet goes with everything.

Having downsized in handbags has been good for me (and my arms!) as I definitely carry round more of the essentials.


Here’s what’s in my handbag… 

Ted Baker Purse – I got this for my 21st from Dino and I adore it! It has a gorgeous floral pattern on the inside.

Superdrug Mini Hairbrush & Mirror – This is handy when you need to freshen up your hair throughout the day or use the mirror to check anything!

Salted Caramel Lip Balm – I usually try to avoid lip balms with a strong scent but this works wonders on my lips. It moisturises them and makes them super soft. The smell is delightful  as well.

Invisi Bobble in Black – These bobbles are a life saver! They don’t leave any of those annoying kinks after you’ve spent ages straightening your hair.

Fiat 500 Car Keys

Bath and Body Works ‘New York’ Hand Sanitiser – I love love love Bath and Body Works. They’re hand sanitisers not only smell out of this world but they actually moisturise your hands instead of drying them out like other brands.

ELF Eyelash Curlers – I picked these up in Old Navy when I was shopping while visiting my sis in Toronto as I needed a new pair.

Barry M Clear Nail Paint – I sometimes have this with me as it definitely comes in handy when you get that pesky ladder in your tights. Put a dap of the polish on it and it won’t grow.

NIVEA Age Defence Hand Cream – I love the smell of this hand cream, it’s so refreshing. I don’t really use the cream for anti ageing, I just really like how the cream makes my hands feel.

BENEFIT Dandelion Lipgloss – I’m a huge fan of the Dandelion Powder, and when I got this as a present I knew I was going to love it. It’s not very sticky like other glosses and gives a natural glowy finish to my lips.

CHANEL Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray – This is my all time favourite perfume!