We would like to pull through the latest blogs into an area within our custom skin.

The best way to pull in any feed is through the RSS functionality of Pressero. In Site > Skins, you will find an RSS feed input box, add your feed url here and update. For standard skins the feed will be displayed within one of the side bars. If you are utilizing a custom skin you have the ability to place and style the RSS feed anywhere on your site.