The Ordinary Moments ’16 #21 & #22 | Decorating, Holiday Prep & A Very First Hair Cut

It’s Sunday evening and I think this is the first time I have opened my Macbook in almost ten days! I fully intended to publish last weeks Ordinary Moments on time but the last couple of weeks have ended up a bit chaotic as we finally decided to decorate our spare bedroom just two weeks before our holiday. Why we do these things to ourselves I’ll never really know!! Alas, that has meant for the last week most of our evenings have consisted of painting and furniture up cycling but it’s finally finished and it was totally worth all those late nights. I’ll be sharing a separate post on our spare bedroom make over in the next week or so including some before and after photos!

As well as decorating we’ve been trying to get ready for our holiday to Greece which is now just six days away. I’m pretty sure all this washing and ironing might just be the end of me… But this time next week I’ll be relaxing in the sunshine with a cocktail in hand and not a care in the world and my god, it cannot come quick enough! One of my favourite parts about holidays is the obligatory pampering that happens beforehand. Any excuse for a new hair do and fresh nails right?! Josh and I both had our hair done yesterday and after 18 months I have finally ditched my ombre locks and gone for a more subtle and much darker balayage instead. My sister so kindly informed me afterwards that she wasn’t keen on it before anyway! Charming, eh? She has such a way with words 😉 Anyway, I’m super pleased with my new do although I totally wish I could curl it myself as nicely as my lovely hairdresser Hati does!

Bella also recently had her very first trip to the salon for her first haircut! (Cue silent sobs from Mama over here) I finally decided that her wild curls needed some taming so I took her along to Hati for a little trim. I asked for so little off that you can hardly even tell she’s had it cut at all but it definitely does look much tidier! Bella was very excited as we walked through town to the salon chatting away to me about how she was getting her haircut ‘like Elsa’ (obvssss) but as soon as we stepped through the door she went quiet as a mouse! I think her nerves kicked in but she was still as good as gold and sat ever so still on my lap with absolutely no fuss. Obviously we had to celebrate her first haircut with a slice of cake and a milkshake afterwards to mark the occasion.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I imagine the next few days will pass by in a blur of washing, packing and no doubt re packing at least half a dozen times before we jet off on Saturday 😉 As always, here’s a few of my favourite photos from the last two weeks.



Harriet xo

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  • Katie

    Love the hair! Have a wonderful holiday x

    May 29, 2016 at 9:43 pm Reply
  • mummydaddyme

    Love all the photos and your hair looks lovely. Mine is subtly ombre but I have been wondering whether to get it sorted out as it goes a bit orangey and out of condition. Although sometimes the sun makes it blonder and I like that. I hated getting Mads first hair cut, it made me so emotional. LL hasn’t had one yet bar her fringe, I won’t let them touch her curls! I hope you have a lovely holiday, you must be so excited! xx

    May 30, 2016 at 8:15 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thanks Katie! Have you tried a purple shampoo / conditioner? It will help remove any orangey and brassey tones to your ombre! 🙂 I did feel pretty emotional about it, I can’t believe we are here already!! I was so worried Bella’s curls would disappear but if anything it’s helped them spring back up! Thank you, we are very excited for some sunshine! xo

      May 31, 2016 at 9:06 am Reply
  • Mellissa Williams

    Oh my your daughter is gorgeous! Can you lend her to me please 🙂 I need a hair cut at the moment. I’m like you planning my holiday soon. The washing and ironing seems endless.

    May 31, 2016 at 11:03 am Reply
  • Zoe Alicia

    Some really beautiful photos! I want to capture more pictures of little moments like this all throughout the month of June 🙂 x

    June 1, 2016 at 7:46 am Reply
  • Hannah - Budding Smiles

    Your hair looks gorgeous and well done to Bella for having hers done! Have a fantastic holiday xx

    June 1, 2016 at 9:21 am Reply
  • Jasmine

    Ahhh we also did the first hair cut of the curls just recently! 3 1/2years I’ve held it off for! ha However it hasn’t changed anything about them, if anything they’ve gone a little bouncier! You’re hair is a lovely colour and I swear by balayage! It’s ace.
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday! xx

    June 1, 2016 at 9:57 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Totally agree, Bella’s curls are super bouncy since her hair cut!! Thank you – Balayage is the way forward for us Mama’s! xo

      July 2, 2016 at 8:11 pm Reply
  • optrixxaris1

    I’m all about nesting at the moment so I look forward to the posts on your makeover of the spare room. My daughter has yet to have her first haircut. She was born with that hair so I’m reluctant to cut it even if it’s covering her eyes. #MarvMondays

    June 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm Reply
  • Little Ladies Big World

    Ah I love that one of you two sharing a drink! So cute. I too am struggling to find the time to blog it’s so tough to try and fit everything in and get projects started – and finished too! Have a great holiday X

    June 1, 2016 at 6:36 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      So glad i’m not the only one struggling to keep up with everything lately! Had a lovely holiday thanks lovely xo

      July 2, 2016 at 8:10 pm Reply
  • Janine

    Her hair looks gorgeous. My little girl is only 16 months old but I think she might need a trim already at the back.

    June 1, 2016 at 7:47 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      I’m so jealous of her beautiful curly locks! Looking back at photos from last year, I cannot believe how much it has grown!

      July 2, 2016 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • lifewithpinkprincesses

    What lovely photos!! I love your hair!! I’m waiting for mine to grow out a bit more and get to the same lengths before I get anything done to it again. I destroyed it.

    June 3, 2016 at 6:59 am Reply
  • Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Your hair looks lovely. The shorter style really suits you.

    June 10, 2016 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Tanita

    Your hair looks stunning Harriet. And you pretty much sounded like you wrote my life in that first paragraph! Why we do these things to ourselves I don’t know. We are redecorating the children’s room and its a big job, as it is an old house it needs all new plaster boarding extra and we need to move a window too. Its all so fun though even though takes some time and effort. Look forward to seeing the makeover. Hope you had/are having a lovely holiday in Greece. xx

    June 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Ahh thank you Tanita. Hope your decorating is going well!! It’s all worth it in the end isn’t it!? Had a lovely holiday thanks lovely xo

      July 2, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply

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