Hearts everywhere, Valentines and gerbil treats

Shabby chic decor and Valentines treats

Hello February! It’s at this time of year I spoil myself silly with Vanessa Carlton music, especially on good days where I am able to spring clean, I put ‘Nolita Fairytale’ on full volume and belt it out until I wish I hadn’t haha.

I get so tired but those moments are definitely worth it. I’d been feeling a bit stronger recently so managed to declutter and tidy my room. It was so nice to take photos and for once not worry about clutter in the way haha. With Valentines approaching, I’ve started noticing all the novelty heart shaped things around me…

Shabby chic decor and Valentines treats

I found this beautiful heart photo frame in Poundstretcher for £1! I had a spare quid in my purse so I couldn’t resist. I like to hang it on my door handle or wardrobe. I haven’t yet found a picture to fill it yet though!

Shabby chic decor and Valentines treats

Heart shaped cushions from Primark! I love it when you feel like spring is starting to kick in and it’s getting lighter each morning. We’ve been having sunny days where the sun makes the rooms glow and your photos all light and airy. It’s so nice to kick back our feet and take time to experience February mornings and afternoons in a new house, whole new surroundings. Everything about this time of year feels so fresh and new!

Shabby chic decor and Valentines treats

We popped in to Pets at Home to see the animals and I decided to treat my gerbils to these ‘Ho Ho Ho’ letter blocks as they were only £1 for a set in the sale. They also had little Christmas garlands for 50p!

Shabby chic decor and Valentines treats

I also picked up some confetti Carefresh bedding to try as it was on offer, £4 instead of the usual £6. It’s still quite pricey so I’m only using it a sprinkle at a time, but a little goes a long way. They immediately took it straight down in to their burrows to sleep in. It looks so pretty in their cages, even the bits that get kicked out!

Shabby chic decor and Valentines treats

I always make sure to purchase a packet of these as the gerbils love them so much! They are like milky buttons for rodents. I am sure to only offer a couple at a time so a little packet lasts a good while. I originally bought some of these to give to Meemoo as a little food supplement while she was nursing but the others absolutely love them, I find it so cute that I can give my gerbils chocolate on Valentine’s day too! Crazy gerbil lady

Shabby chic decor and Valentines treats

Oscar loves the cakes in my diary, he reaches for it every morning when we wake up and spends ages poring over each illustration, trying to decide which looks the tastiest. It’s getting pretty scrumpled haha. It’s a joy to look through and marvel at February’s recipes and quotes. I wish I had more time to write in it.

Shabby chic decor and Valentines treats

I’ve just noticed they have heart shaped bowls for £2.50 in my local Asda, I’d love to pick one up but can’t quite afford it at the moment haha. What are your plans for Valentines/Galentines? How do you spoil your pets? ♡



  1. Lisa
    February 5, 2018 / 12:44 am

    I love that heart photo frame! Poundstretcher has some nice things once in a while!!


    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 12:52 am

      Aw thank you so much Lisa! They really do, I need to pop in more often! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  2. Sophie ❀︎
    February 5, 2018 / 4:27 am

    The heart frame is so pretty! I feel like it goes so well with your whole aesthetic too!

    -Sophie xx | Cherries & PerfumeΒ 

    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 12:52 am

      Ahhh thank you so much Sophie, that's so kind! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  3. Miraclewhip
    February 5, 2018 / 5:16 am

    Aww, this was the prettiest post. I loved the pictures. That frame is adorable.


    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 12:53 am

      Thank you so much, I'm so glad you liked it! β™‘

  4. Andrea
    February 5, 2018 / 9:53 am

    Such cute and softs vibes, I love your whole blog!!



    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 12:53 am

      Aw thank you so much, that means so much!! β™‘

  5. Jules on the moon
    February 5, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    They're so beautiful!!


    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 10:49 am

      Thank you so much Giulia!! β™‘

  6. tia teilli
    February 5, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    Amazing photos!xx


    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Aw thank you Tia! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  7. PetiteElliee
    February 5, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    That frame is just the cutest!


    Ellie xx

    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Thanks so much Ellie! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  8. Mollie Quirk
    February 5, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    This post is absolutely stunning! Your blog is beyond beautiful.. I love how you capture everything too!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx | wwwtheperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 10:51 am

      Ahhh that is so kind, thank you so much Mollie!! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  9. Julia
    February 5, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I love heart-shaped homeware too! It's just too cute to resist. You can find really pretty Valentine's day-themed stuff like that in Poundland and supermarkets too. It's just a nice touch too add at this time of year, which can otherwise be grey and dull!

    Julia x
    Last Post: On Long-Distance Relationships | juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/lifestyle-on-long-distance-relationships.html

    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 10:52 am

      It really is, I'm a sucker for all the novelty things haha! Thank you so much Julia, that's so kind! β™‘

  10. Aimee Raindrop Writes
    February 6, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Your photos are always so gorgeous. Goals, girl! I am forever spoiling my cat; I've even bought him an Easter Egg for cats from Pets At Home (yoghurt flavour infused with catnip) x aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 10:53 am

      Awww thank you so much Aimee, that's so kind! Haha that's amazing, I hope mine brings in some Easter things soon πŸ˜€ β™‘

  11. UpYourVlog
    February 7, 2018 / 11:40 am

    Ahhh love this! Your home interior is gorgeous.


    • elizabeth
      February 10, 2018 / 10:53 am

      Thank you so much Natalie!! β™‘

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