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[ad] Today I am dreaming of Christmas parties. Anyone else? We’re only halfway through the month and we’ve already had more family gatherings than I can count with so many more to go. And Christmas parties in the Bartlett household means photos…lots of photos. But I just didn't feel very photo-ready thanks to my grays (and yes, I had A LOT of grays). So I picked up @zotosprofessional hair color at @sallybeauty and these days I'm feeling gorgeous, confident, and ready to take on the holiday photos. Today on the blog, I'm sharing how I get myself photo-ready as well as what I plan to wear to this year's Christmas party! #MyAgeBeautiful #sponsored #linkinbio
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[ad] Today I am dreaming...

I've been a bit MIA lately. Why you may ask? Well, because I've been half on the struggle bus and half working on a rather large project that I've had in draft mode for far too long. And I am SO excited about it. I literally woke up the other day and decided THAT was the day I'd get started on it and I've been hooked on it ever since. If you're a mom in Southern Maine, you won't want to miss this! So be sure to sign up for our email list via the link in my bio so you can be one of the first to know what's going on.
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I've been a bit MIA...

Well, it's officially the day Zack and I have been looking forward to for a couple of years now. While we've already unofficially been "moved on" from military life for a couple of months now, today it's official that Zack is no longer an Active Duty Marine and I am no longer a military spouse. The first big chapter of his adult life and our life together has officially ended. It's scary almost when you've been living with all the stability of a lifestyle for so long. A stable job, stable income, health benefits, a home. It's been a challenging couple of months as we get more settled here in Maine and figure out the next step for our little family. But I know we have so much to look forward to in the next year and it's refreshing to know we have the opportunity to start over. I am so proud of this guy and I can't wait to see what the next chapter of our life has in store for us. •
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Well, it's officially the day...

This mama is on the struggle bus today. This morning I spent over an hour searching for Allie's sippy cup of milk only to find it in the shower...where I looked 5+ times considering that's where she was playing while I got ready for the day. I then got the incorrect order from Dunkin and to make that even worse, it was pumpkin flavored...and if you know me, you know I cannot stand anything pumpkin flavored so I couldn't even suck it up and drink it (shoutout to @mwhited8195 for bringing me the correct drink order!). Nap time wasn't any better. A solid 40 minutes of crying before Allie finally went down...then she woke up 30 minutes later 🙄 And now I'm scrambling to get everything on my to-do list done so we can officially launch Blogmas tomorrow 😬 It's been a morning and I'm about ready for my own nap at this point. But at least it's Friday? 🤷🏻‍♀️😂
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This mama is on the...

It's yet another snow day here in Maine. The last winter I spent here was in 2015 and we maybe had three snow storms all winter. This year, we've had 3-5 just in the last couple of weeks 🙄 I'm already homesick for beautiful and warm North Carolina summers 😔 anyone else here who hates winter? If you need us, Allie and I will be curled up inside with some movies and a never-ending to-do list. #bloggerlife •
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It's yet another snow day...

Blogmas starts in T-5 days! I've been working so hard on producing awesome Blogmas content these past couple of months so I'm super excited to finally start sharing it with you all this weekend. Today on the blog I'm sharing a quick breakdown of Blogmas 2018, what you can look forward to on Mainely Keating, and 25 blog post ideas for those of you who want to participate in Blogmas as well! You can find the link to the full blog post in my bio! •
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Blogmas starts in T-5 days!...

HOLIDAYS

How To Look Photo-Ready This Holiday Season

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Today I am dreaming of Christmas parties. Anyone else? We’re only halfway …

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10 Inexpensive Holiday Date Ideas

The holidays are such a wonderful and romantic time of year. Perfect for date nights with your significant other. It’s so important to have one on one time with your significant other and …

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How To Stay Connected With Long-Distance Family This Holiday Season

For the first time in quite some time, both Zack and I will actually be in our home state for Christmas this year! With Zack being in the Marine Corps for the last …

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5 Tips For Keeping Your Family Organized This Holiday Season

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The holidays are upon us and in our home, this is …

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Blogmas 2018 [+ 25 Blogmas Post Ideas]

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It’s the holidays!!! Thanksgiving is over and it’s officially the holiday season. Nothing against Thanksgiving or anything. I love Thanksgiving! But it’s no lie that I definitely love Christmas more. It’s just so …

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The Best Gifts For New Moms

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It’s finally that time of year when everyone is scrambling …

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Easy Ways To Save Money During The Holidays

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It’s almost the holidays you guys!! How crazy is that?! Where has …

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5 Christmas Traditions We Have In Our Home

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to create Christmas traditions in your family. Growing up, we had a few traditions of our own in my household. We’d go for drives through …

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How To Cope With Stress This Holiday Season

Anyone else about ready to rip their hair out this holiday season? Anyone? Just me? I don’t know what it is about the holidays, but this is literally the single most stressful time …

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The Perfect Gift Guide For The Fitness Fanatic

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Get Fit This Holiday Season With These 8 Easy Tips!

Oh, the holidays. When you think of the holidays, you instantly think of the delicious holiday goodies and Starbucks holiday drinks and parties with friends and family. It’s literally the time of year …

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25 Christmas Movies You Must Watch This Holiday Season

Anyone else super excited for the holiday season? It’s SO exciting! Thanksgiving through New Year’s is my all-time favorite time of year. I watched my first Christmas movie of the holiday season last …

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How To Prepare Your Car For Winter Driving

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The holidays are a popular time for people to travel. Those who …

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The Dos And Don’ts Of Hosting The Holidays In Your Home

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It’s that time of year again ladies and gentleman! The …

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5 Ways To Help Military Families This Holiday Season

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Today I am sharing something super amazing with you all …

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