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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!...

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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 Reconnect With Your Spouse After Baby

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This content is intended for readers who are 21 and over. #SendingYourLove #CollectiveBias

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10 Keys To A Successful Marriage

Zack and I have been married for almost four years now so I strongly believe that we’re complete experts on everything marriage-related at this point…totally joking. But I do …

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10 Habits That Can Strengthen Your Relationship

Marriage isn’t easy. It takes a lot of work every single day to make a marriage successful. Since Zack and I got married so soon into our relationship, I sometimes feel like we …

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7 Communication Tips That Can Save Your Marriage

One of the keys to a successful marriage is good communication skills. I admit, I’ve always been the queen of horrible communication. I hold grudges, I’m bad at listening, I always have to have the …

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How The 5 Love Languages Changed My Marriage

A couple of years ago, I made a resolution to take the time to read The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.  If you’ve never heard of the 5 love languages, they are: …

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Creating New Year Resolutions With Your Spouse

This is the second year that Zack and I have decided to create our own New Year resolutions. I saw another couple do this and though “Wow! Why haven’t I thought of that?”. …

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How To Resolve Marriage Problems Like A Pro

Zack and I are very fortunate to not have had too many big arguments so far in our marriage. Do we argue? Of course! Every couple argues. But we typically bicker more than …

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The Importance Of Keeping Your Identity In Your Marriage

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week is amazing so far. If you’re a consistent reader around here, then you’ve probably noticed that I have been MIA around here yet again this past …

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20 Fall Date Ideas On A Budget

Fall is easily one of my favorite times of year with October being one of my favorite months. There’s just something about that chill in the air and the whole vibe of the …

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5 Ways A Year of Long Distance Improved My Marriage

Today marks three years of marriage for me and Zack. Three years already. That’s crazy to me. This time last year, Zack was overseas on …

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4 Reasons Every Couple Should Go On A Road Trip

As many of you know, Zack and I just completed our very first cross-country road trip together. We took a trip down to North Carolina to see some friends for a …

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My Thoughts On Setting Boundaries In A Marriage

Alright everyone, I have a topic here that may be a bit touchy to some people.  Before I even begin, let me just say that I do understand that every marriage is different.   …

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8 Lessons My Parent’s Divorce Taught Me About Marriage

I was 21 when my parents finally decided to call it quits.  I had spent years watching my parents marriage slowly crumble and honestly, I wasn’t surprised when my dad announced he was …

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A Beginner’s Guide To Surviving A Long Distance Relationship

I’ve been in three long distance relationships in my short, 23 years of life.  Zack and I even fell in love long distance.  I was living in Vermont with my dad and Zack  …

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