My Life in Ten: Blogger of the Week, GOT & Puggles

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

Strawberry Crumble in ramekins on a blue table.

1. Hello there! Now before I start, someone tell me you noticed the slight change to my blog. I just switched things up because although I really do love my theme, EVERYONE has it! My Computer Science days in high school come in handy every now and then, and although I’m no Shay Bocks (she is so amazing) I like the slight change. Extra points to the Mr. for telling me it looked very professional.

2. Although I had some pretty exciting things happen this week, it revolved mainly around one thing: going to court.

3. Now, I know what you’re thinking, did you steal cookies Jessica?! Part of our law school programme requires us to attend court and take notes several times for each year, which means many days of suits, heels (for day one usually, then I give up), lots of walking and the “lovely” HOT sun. Thank God it was a bit cool with all the rain this week, and I have to say, we all look pretty cool walking in – to non-lawyers we probably look like lawyers already! Until the attorneys see us with yellow and white notepads, searching the board for the court room and well, just plain looking like rookies. One day soon, one day soon!

4. I’ve also spent most of the week studying. Don’t worry, I’m just getting the boring things out of the way. I sit my last exams (EVER) at the end of May and I am trying not to have a panic attack as I realise while typing this that that is almost just one month away. OMG. Please, pray for me, bake for me, sing for me, I need your support. These exams are no joke! I can spend an entire day on one topic out of one course, and not be THOROUGHLY finished. Quick, someone pass me a cookie to calm me down.

Foodie Recipe of the Day.

5. Let’s talk about happier things. Like the time I got featured on Foodie by Glam’s email as Recipe of the Day! Oh wait, that was just yesterday *big grin*. I get excited if I get to pet a puppy, so you can just imagine how excited I was when Zainab messaged me to say I was today’s Recipe of the Day. I had just pulled an all nighter, going to bed at 8 am and waking up at 9, then 11, and so this was a pretty awesome wakeup message and email! I just joined the Foodie by Glam network on Monday and they tweeted me to say that they chose my recipe before I even signed up – so you know who was blushing insanely (mentally).

POPSUGAR Select webpage.

6. Also? I was POPSUGAR’s Blogger of the Week! I am a part of their Blogger Select group, basically just to submit posts since I love their site, and I was so excited! Of course I’m sure it had to do with my post last week, which I guess means I did a pretty awesome job. Yay!

Puggle looking at camera.

7. Speaking of puppies, I’m on puppy #15 I want to get. I ended up on Pickles and Honey today and discovered a breed of dogs – Puggles. WHERE HAVE I BEEN?! I don’t want to violate her dog’s to endless “awwwwwwws” so I’ve added a google image of what a pug and a beagle mix look like. I am in love, for sure. Along with my Pomeranians and big fluffy black dog, we should all be fine. What’s that Mr. Jessiker Bakes? I can’t hear you!

8. I have officially missed two episodes of Suits and yes you can just arrest me for such a crime. Again, I will blame all of the studying and totally forgetting until I end up on my timeline accidentally. How is it the Season Finale next week?! It just started. Is it true only law students and their partners watch it?? I’ve heard this theory so many times.

9. Now, speaking of shows, GOT starts back on Sunday. I’ve pretty much cleared my day (I wish) to make way for the anticipation. Before Game of Thrones, Dexter was the original show that brought my family together. After the Red Wedding scene last season, I’m pretty much unprepared for whatever they’ll throw at us. Anyone else as nervous as me?!

10. Before you head off, I need you to watch this video of laughing babies. It’s insanely adorable, and bound to make you laugh. Babies rule the world! .

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  1. Nicole says:

    I love puppies. They are so adorable. I like pugs too but the snore too much for me. Congrats on all your blog success. That is very exciting!

  2. Babies are adorbs, so are puggles, love the new theme, eeek studying and curt, blech, EEEEE so exciting about your recipe being featured AND you being blogger of the week! yay!

  3. Jelli says:

    It’s funny you switched up your theme a little, because just last week I toyed with adding back the header widget areas in Foodie too. I still haven’t figured out exactly how to align it to work with my header image so I haven’t added anything into it yet, but hoping to find time soon. Looks great, Jessica! I’d love to have the techie skills you’ve got without having to subject myself to HOURS of googling 😉 Have a great weekend, lady!

    • Jessica says:

      Aww thanks Jelli! That’s so cool that we were both changing it up! Trust me, lots of it was trial and error haha.

  4. Nooo, I watch Suits too. I love that show. Harvey is way too sexy lol! And I CANNOT wait for GOT. I have my post written for Monday already so I have no disturbances tomorrow night 🙂 Congrats on all the big news this week!!!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Zainab!!!! So, none of my replies to you went through :S no idea why!

  5. ela@GrayApron says:

    The new blog design looks great, Jessica. I think you did steal those cookies…and congratulation on your success stories! 🙂 ela

  6. Joanne says:

    Well the.boy and I do watch Suits, AND he is a lawyer…but I probably would watch it even if we weren’t together. It’s just such a good show! I’m one show behind and it is killing me not knowing what’s happening!!

    • Jessica says:

      Wait he’s a lawyer? 10 instant cool points for him!! I am STILL behind and I need to go into hibernation and catch up before Thursday.

  7. Aw! Congrats on your recipe being selected – that is so exciting! Sending well wishes your way for your last exam – GOOD LUCK!!

  8. This puppy is TOO cute!! And nice job on your blog changes…and court!! That is sooooo great that you got featured on Popsugar!! Props to you girl!!

  9. Kelly says:

    Love the new changes Jessica! Yay, congrats on so much exciting news and getting featured – that’s amazing! Good luck on your last exam in May too girl 🙂

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