Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Blues

Hello Dotties,
The weather is starting to change, it's getting colder and wetter here in California. I think the weather is giving me the blues. Can't wait to get home, curl up with my Surface Pro and read a book. Maybe I will finally start reading the Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Keeping it all together with headbands

Hi Dotties! Glad you could join me for my first post here on Follow the Dotts.

I recently joined a FB group called Planner addicts and have seen many things there that will help me plan life easier and with style. I am always looking for ways to simplify my life. 




So when I read that the Erin Condren website sold bands to hold my planner together I got excited. Here is a picture of what the bands looks like (Left). They are $6.95 for a set of 3. 





I live life on a budget, I work full time but my husband works part time and we have to make due. So I knew that I could find a budget friendly solution. 




 I went to Target and found these (right) Goody Thin Slide proof head wraps for $4.49 for a set of 4. I like them, they gripped nicely and the colors were ok, but I thought I could still do better.



I found these at Walgreens. They are Scunci No-Slip Grip headbands (left), $5.49 for a set of 6. I really liked the cheerful colors and the bands felt soft to the touch. I was headed in the right direction.

Next stop was Walmart. Goody Ouch less Comfort fit headbands (right), $1.80 for a set of 6. These were good, the stretch on them was nice and they fit my 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 mini binder nicely. I thought for sure I had found the right fit for me, but I decided to hit my local Dollar Tree.

At the Dollar Tree I found (left) Basic Solutions Head wraps $1.00 for a set of 8. I fell in love with these. I liked that they didn't slip, the grip was great. They come in a variety of colors, they are soft to the touch and stretch very nicely. So I bought all 3 sets that you see here. They are great! I use them on my Mini Binder Planner, my MS Blue Dots 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Notebook, and the best part is that when my hair gets in the way I use them to put it in a poly tail.

Here I'm using the green one so that it's easier to see. I normally use the black one on my mini binder and the green on on my MS notebook.