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!

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  • Reply
    Carol Alexandre
    August 5, 2011 at 9:19 am

    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!

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    Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns
    August 5, 2011 at 9:48 am

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

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    August 5, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I had so much fun doing this! 🙂

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    August 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm

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

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    Random Mommy
    August 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm

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

    The Random Mommy Blog

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    August 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm

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

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    Blessed Momma
    August 5, 2011 at 1:42 pm

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

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    Girl of The Grove
    August 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm

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

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    August 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    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 @

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    Kristen Duke Photography
    August 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    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…

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    Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday
    August 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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

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    Amy Lynn
    August 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    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

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    Life In The Thrifty Lane
    August 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Loved this challenge!!

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    ilene @ muchloveilly
    August 5, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    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!!)

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    Rebecca Bany
    August 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm

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

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    August 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm

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

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    August 5, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    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 @

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    becoming teacher misty
    August 5, 2011 at 9:00 pm

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

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    {Trulie Scrumptious}
    August 5, 2011 at 9:05 pm

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

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    August 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    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

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    August 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

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

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    saturated canary
    August 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    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

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    Amanda @ little b
    August 6, 2011 at 1:17 am

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

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    Paula (PEP)
    August 6, 2011 at 1:40 am

    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)

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    The Best Me
    August 6, 2011 at 2:45 am

    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!

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    [email protected]: Obsessive Creative Disorder
    August 6, 2011 at 3:25 am

    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!

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    August 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    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!

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    August 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    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 =)

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    August 6, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    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

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    August 6, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    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! 🙂

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    August 7, 2011 at 1:17 am

    So cute!

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    August 7, 2011 at 2:19 am

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

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    ashleigh @ cactus couture
    August 7, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Love this……lots of cute ideas 🙂

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    August 7, 2011 at 11:38 am

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

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    Amanda M.
    August 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

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

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    Sara T
    August 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    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! 🙂

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    JEnNiE laRsEn
    August 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

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

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    Jennie Larsen
    August 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    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

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    August 9, 2011 at 12:12 am

    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.

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    August 9, 2011 at 6:33 am

    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!!

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    Marcy Kay
    August 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    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!

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    August 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

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

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    August 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    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!

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    August 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm

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    August 27, 2011 at 4:37 am

    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 :(.

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