The Headband Challenge and Link Party

Get caught up on the challenge here.

What I Learned From the Headband Challenge:

1. Apparently my forehead is even larger than I already knew it was. And headbands can either hide or accentuate its massive surface area. I prefer to hide it.

2. I like headbands more than I knew.

3. They can be worn with pony tails. And when a busy week calls for limited hair washing, this style is the method of choice. Before this week, I had never worn a headband this way.

4. Strangers will compliment you. And who doesn’t love a compliment from a stranger.

5. Headbands don’t need to be matchy matchy with your outfit. 

6. Wearing a headband to the pool can take the attention off your swimsuit–two thumbs up.

7. Don’t wear all your headbands at once.

8. Sometimes something as simple as stepping out of your comfort zone to wear a headband, can be just the nudge you need to build up the courage to be YOU.
9. I need more headbands.

family lunch day

pool day

actually flat ironed my hair day

errand running day

stayed in sweats day

bad hair day

sat at computer day

100 degree weather day

What did you learn from the headband challenge?

Now, time to link up.

Here’s how:
On your blog, write a post and include all the pictures of you wearing your headbands, be sure to include a link back to LMM so others can join the party.  Publish the post.  Then copy the url {web address} for your specific headband post and head over here.  Scroll to the end of this post and then click “add your link”.  Follow the instructions given on the next screen and paste your link in the appropriate box. After you paste your link, complete the instructions provided. Come up with a clever title that will make people want to click on your thumbnail.  Once you finish, a thumbnail of your post will show up here.  And then you’re all linked up! That’s it. Easy peasy.  
 Tell your friends to head over and “like” your thumbnail.  Thumbnails with more “likes” will most likely get featured. 

CONGRATS to Comment #473, Katey
you won the lovely Tiffany’s Ring from Miss Mommy!

Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. Carol Alexandre says:

    Hi Ashley,
    Your blog is such an inspiration for me!!!
    I am a cupcake baker from Brazil, and now I'm sewing because of you. And I'm loving it!!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns says:

    CAN'T believe I was the first one!! YAY! Thanks for hosting babe! xoxo

  3. I had so much fun doing this! 🙂

  4. Thanks for doing this! I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone. So fun!

  5. Random Mommy says:

    This has made me realize that I need more headbands. LOL Good thing I'm going shopping today!

    The Random Mommy Blog

  6. elizabeth says:

    thanks for this great linky. you look so cute in all your headbands! showing some headband love! xoxo

  7. Blessed Momma says:

    Thank you Ashley for hosting such a fun linky party! Love your blog, so inspiring 😉

  8. Girl of The Grove says:

    Yours are so dange cute! You make me want to buy one (or make one)! : )

  9. Thanks for all the reasons to wear headbands I'm so going to wear more and stop wearing my sunglasses as my headband. LOL

    Jeanna @

  10. Kristen Duke Photography says:

    It's funny that you mention the headband with the ponytail…I always think it is so purpose-less, but when I see it on others I think it is really cute. I took 2 pics of me with a headband last week…I will try to link up soon! Looks like I have 14 days…

  11. Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday says:

    I'm so sad I missed this! All these pics are definitely inspiring! 🙂

  12. Amy Lynn says:

    This is SO fun! You're so beautiful with all your different headbands on (and without them as well).

    I saw this a while ago and I was thinking about trying it…but all my headbands are the same – I have maybe 2 different styles…hopefully this fall I'll be able to try some different ones when I'm not working at the pool every day (I'm not sure all the headbands would work with my lifeguard uniform)

    Love it!

    Amy Lynn

  13. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    Thanks for hosting! Loved this challenge!!

  14. ilene @ muchloveilly says:

    i super wish that i remembered to do this last week – but i didn't. boo. love seeing your headband collection – you rocked it! (and i'm sooo proud to be among your daily wear!!)

  15. Rebecca Bany says:

    Love your blog. I hope I can have as many followers on my blog someday!

  16. I think my fave would have to be the flat-ironed-hair-day-one, and the sat-at-computer-day band.
    Love it!

  17. oh my goodness. I thought the pic of you with all your headbands was ONE headband. haha. if you want another headband, I'm giving one away @

  18. becoming teacher misty says:

    This was so stinkin' fun! Thank you for being the hostess with the mostest!!!

  19. {Trulie Scrumptious} says:

    what a fun idea! headbands trulie are the best things ever!

  20. i put a headband on 1 day and took it off like 4 mins later and pinned my bangs back like I always do! i have made some really cute headbands, I should send you one! i've made like 3 for myself and never, ever wear them. i even have 2 headbands on my desk right now that i've worn into work and take off as soon as i sit down, haha

  21. I love observation #7. It totally cracked me up. I wonder now what it would look like if I put on all my headbands!

  22. saturated canary says:

    this is so fun! having trouble 'liking' other's pics…it keeps sending me an error. maybe it's just me.

    lovely idea. you look so cute in your headbands!! xo

  23. Amanda @ little b says:

    Bummed I missed this headband challenge, I LOVE headbands 🙂 Love all your headband photos, super cute looks!

  24. Paula (PEP) says:

    I was trying to Like no 45 – the one with the dreads but couldn't get any acknowledgement so not sure if I did it properly or even twice!
    Paula (PEP)

  25. The Best Me says:

    I'm loving all these awesome headbands! Sadly, I can't wear them because anything tight on my head gives me a headache. Sometimes just wearing sunglasses gives me a headache…weird, I know. So, I will just keep looking at all the pretty pictures and imagining how fun it would be to wear one!

  26. [email protected]: Obsessive Creative Disorder says:

    I'm cracking up because I totally had a bad day yesterday so I came home and put on all of my just lovely things headbands at once and cracked up at myself in the mirror. I love that you tried to wear all of yours at once too!

  27. Thanks for having this challenge. It was entirely too much fun. I love reading and looking at everyone elses too. I've found some great little Etsy shops through this. GO HEADBANDS!

  28. Hey there. Life is so strange sometimes…

    I had never heard of your blog before today. I came across it while on another blog (} because she had linked up with your link party for headbands. So I curiously came to your blog to look around…and of course loved it at first site =) I'm sure I've done this search before today and never saw your site but this morning I did a Google search for 'tips on taking good self portraits' and suddenly your site pops up in my search! Weird…it reminds me of the movie Sliding Doors…life works in mysterious ways. I guess I would have found your site today whether through Saturated Canary or through my Google search or who knows how? Either way…I'm happy I did =)

  29. I think this is awesome and I really like your headband photos! They’re beautiful! And you are beautiful and I really adore your new design!
    So I hope you and your family are having a lovely day!
    xo, Sarah

  30. Stephanie says:

    Love your headbands! I need to be more daring with my headband looks. Where are some of the places that you get your cute headbands? LOVE your blog btw! 🙂

  31. So cute!

  32. OMG girlie, I LOVE your new blog design!!! SO SO cute!! Oh and ofcoarse, I LOVE ALL your headbands!! Your are the cutest!!

  33. Love this……lots of cute ideas 🙂

  34. LOVE your new blog…especially the mini Ashley’s peeking around all over! How exciting!

  35. You are SO cute with these headbands! You’re inspiring me to try! 🙂 I LOVE the new bloggy look!!!

  36. Hi, Ashley! I’ve been reading your blog for about three months now, but haven’t ever commented yet! I figured your new look was a great reason to let you know how much I enjoy reading and being inspired by your posts each week. And I’m loving the new LMM style! Thanks again for sharing your gifts…you always brighten up my day! 🙂

  37. Yours are so cute love them all. Love this link party to darn fun. xo-winks-jen
    p.s. love the new blog look.

  38. LOVING YOUR HEADBANDS SO CUTE AS ARE YOU. LOVIN THIS fun link party too. I HEART HEADBANDS AS WELL. Thanks for the fun link up. P.S. love your new bloggy look too. winks-jen

  39. Seriously? Are these supposed to look good? Maybe it’d be acceptable/somewhat cute, if you were a bunch of 8 year-olds. What the hell is wrong with all of you? I’m sure people laugh at you when you go out in public. Sorry to be so negative, but if I didn’t realize how stupid I looked, I’d want someone to drop me a line too.

  40. aw 🙁 My last comment didnt show up

    Just wanted to tell you How much I LOVE your new Blog my dear! Its GORGEOUS and i cant get enough of it!!

  41. Oh goodness, you are so cute! Lol.
    I can’t sport the headbands. I’ve tried. Maybe I need to try a different style headband? Who knows. Wish I woulda seen this sooner, I woulda taken the challenge, failed miserably, but taken it! Haha.

    PS – love the new look!

  42. here is my link… i only have one headband so i only wore it one day. i got a lot of compliments tho!!

  43. Oh, how I WANT to love headbands! They just never seem to stay in my hair. I feel like I’m adjusting them every few minutes. I will continue my search though!

  44. Thank you! 🙂 very nice!

  45. Beautiful bag and very fast shipping. Thank you will buy again!!

  46. I love all your headbands! You inspired me to wear my headband around my forehead and I really liked how it turned out! I posted about my headband experience on my blog, but it was too late for your linky party :(.

  47. Having read this I thought it was rather informative.
    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this informative article together.

    I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount
    of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!


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