The Ordinary Moments ’16 #8 | Letting Our Hair Down

It’s been a hectic week in the Lee household. I worked an extra day in the office this week to try and make up some of the time I missed at work last week while Bella was unwell and I really missed my usual Wednesday at home with my little love.

Josh has been super busy with work and I don’t think he’s gone to bed before 1am once this week. By the time Friday evening came around we were all shattered and so ready for the weekend!

Our Saturday was spent in the kitchen baking and decorating a cake for my/our best friend Ellen’s leaving party as she is off on her travels at the end of the week and will be gone for a few months. I have baked a lot of cakes in my time, but never have I been brave enough to work with roll out icing, I’m more of a frosting kinda gal. But needs must, so we gave it a bash. Now, let me tell you, it’s SO much harder than it looks. Luckily for me my husband is a man of many talents and he got to grips with it much better than I did and between us we managed to pull it off. I was quite pleased with the outcome, I would say ‘we’ but Josh is a complete perfectionist and was convinced it looked rubbish 😉

We enjoyed a lovely child free evening giving our bestie the send off she deserved. After a few too many drinks (or Mum Drunk as my friends like to call it!) at the party, we even ended up in town, which I had been adamant would not be happening. Alas, we had fun, and bumped into everyone we knew… Including Bella’s ballet teacher, who I didn’t even recognise at first! Total criiiiinge. Am I now that Mum!?

It was really nice to let our hair down after a long week and actually act our age for once. Although it definitely won’t become a regular thing, hangovers with a toddler in tow? Yeah… not much fun! Although they do say Sunday’s are for snuggling, which is exactly what we did. 😉

Here’s a few of my favourite (and a few blurry!) iPhone snaps from our Ordinary week and our not so Ordinary weekend.



Linking up with Katie over at Mummy Daddy Me for #TheOrdinaryMoments

Thanks for reading
Harriet xo 


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  • Chantal Milk&Nappies

    Ahh that cake looks amazing!! It’s so nice to let your hair down sometimes isn’t it? xx

    February 23, 2016 at 8:42 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thank you Chantal, it took hours to make the bits on top!! Yes definitely, especially as we don’t go out often! xo

      February 25, 2016 at 1:50 pm Reply
  • mummydaddyme

    Aww gorgeous photos lovely and you look stunning all ready to go out. I ALWAYS say that I am only going to go out for a few drinks and we always end up in the crappy town near us until 3am! Sounds like a lovely send off for your friend too. xx

    February 25, 2016 at 10:53 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Ah, thanks Katie! It’s nice to get all dressed up once in a while. Oh I’m so glad to hear you also have a crappy town near you too, ours is rubbish but we still managed to have a nice time and give her a good send off! xo

      February 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm Reply
  • Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Lots of lovely snaps! It’s such a treat to let your hair done now and then.

    February 26, 2016 at 6:59 am Reply
  • Hannah - Budding Smiles

    The cake looks ace! Also I’m in love with Bella’s yellow shorts, I’m due ‘s girl in April and am completely useless with clothes so love seeing inspiration of what to buy as she grows up!xx

    February 26, 2016 at 7:01 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thank you, everyone loved it luckily! Ohh me too, I’m not sure how much longer they will fit and I’ll be so sad to pack them away. I adore mustard on her, makes a welcome change from pink! xo

      February 28, 2016 at 8:14 pm Reply
  • lisagraham1

    Great photos and glad you managed to go out and let your hair down. The cake looks fab, I’ve tried rolled icing once and from now on will be paying someone else to do it!

    February 26, 2016 at 7:16 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thank you, it nice to let your hair down once in a while! Ohhh I can totally see why, I wasn’t brave enough to use roll out to cover the cake but even just making the surf boards was hard enough!! xo

      February 28, 2016 at 8:12 pm Reply
  • Amanda (@OurWildThings)

    What a busy week. Love your little girls outfit in that first picture. And wow that cake. I agree it is great to let our hair down sometimes but ouch the hangovers. Is it me or do they get worse as we get older? x

    February 26, 2016 at 11:17 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thank you! I’ll be so sad when those mustard shorts don’t fit her anymore, they are my favourite! The cake went down very well so I was very pleased. It was such a lovely evening but totally agree about the hangover! My husband and I got into bed about 3am and both said ‘we’re too old for this’ haha. We’re only 22!! Definitely old before our time 😉 xo

      February 28, 2016 at 8:11 pm Reply
  • Oana

    Once in a while, a hair down weekend is necessary, to recharge batteries and reconnect with friends. The cake looks lovely!xx

    February 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      I totally agree, we need a break sometimes! Thank you, everyone loved the cake! xo

      February 28, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply
  • lambandbear

    What an amazing cake! I had a night off last night and went out with 2 of my besties, so nice to be child free every now and then isn’t it! x

    February 27, 2016 at 9:06 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thank you! I’m so pleased with how it turned out in the end. Totally, us Mama’s deserve a break now and then! I hope you had a lovely evening xo

      February 28, 2016 at 8:06 pm Reply
  • Emma @sophieellaandme

    Gorgeous photos and the cake looks amazing! It looks like you had a lovely time. I love Bella’s outfit too, she’s adorable! xx

    February 27, 2016 at 10:38 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thanks so much Emma. It was definitely a baking challenge! We did indeed have a lovely time xo

      February 28, 2016 at 8:05 pm Reply

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