Cupcakes and Pick-me-ups!

2 November 2011

Sometimes life calls for a little pick me up.

My pick-me-ups include vacationing, shopping and eating sugary treats! It just depends how big of a pick me up is needed at the time as to which I do. Oh and a little thing called money.

This last weekend I was having a few pangs of homesickness so it was time for a small scale pick-me-up. Because I'm English nothing offers comfort from homesickness like a nice hot cup of tea. Tea is not complete without something to dunk in it though as any true English person will tell you.

So I decided to whip up a batch of oatmeal and raisin cookies. They're my absolute favorite cookie especially since I found this great recipe here. They seem so wholesome and hearty. I love the spice of the cinnamon and the super sweet raisins. This recipe produces perfectly crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside cookies!

They were delicious. Luckily for me {and my waistline} my boyfriend ate most of them!

Unfortunately I might be needing to bake another batch pretty soon because I'm sick. On Tuesday morning I woke up and the world started spinning when I tried to stand up. I thought I just had head rush but every time I moved my forward or backwards it set off the spinning sensation again. Obviously I headed to the doctor right after I'd finished my {very stationary} day at work. He told me I have positional vertigo which means whenever I move I get that head rush feeling. It's a lot like being drunk but without the fun part. It'll take at least a week to go away but could be longer. I also told the doctor I've had a bit of an on-going cough and he gave me a check up and told me I have bronchitis. So now I'm taking a pile of pills each day and hoping I'll get better soon. In the meantime I'm going to make the most of having a valid excuse for needing to eat cookies and these....

Every cloud has a silver lining. You might not see it at first but take a look and you'll find it!


Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite pick-me-ups are!
Also, if you've not entered my giveaway yet then do so here!


  1. love this!! My favourite pick me up at the minute is sour sweets!! I'm obsessed!!

    Thanks so much for following my blog! I'm following back <3

    LoveFaye xoxo

  2. hope you feel better soon, but yes these do look great and yummy. i also made cupcakes on monday and thankfully my husband is eating most of them ;-)

  3. Awh, I hope you feel better soon. Those cookies look delicious.

  4. Just found your blog and adore it! Look forward to following and reading your posts. Would love for your input and your follow. Love your pics too miss!


  5. Really pretty blog and these cakes look AMAZING! Must look away now!

    Am now following...

    Ekaete xx

  6. Darling blog, my dear. I found you a la Lilly's Style blog and agree, it's easy to spend loads on's just too much fun! ;)

  7. yummmmmmm
    i love oatmeal cookies!
    and cupcakes .. lets not
    bring cupcakes to the table!

    :) i hope you feel better sweetie!

    ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●
    Happy Hump Day Gorgeous!

    ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

  8. Great ways to pick-me-up. Love all the lovely treats.

    Thanks for following The Girlie Blog!

  9. Your boyfriend must love you so so much, these look so adorable and delish!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  10. I feel much better now, thanks everyone! Also the cookies helped I think! :D

    And yes Cess, I think my boyfriend does love me, hehe!



Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment! If you have any questions I will respond here so check back soon!