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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!...

10 Songs To Get You Pumped For Your Next Jog

10 Songs To Get You Pumped For Your Next Jog | MainelyKeating.com

I hate running. There, I said it. I have a love/hate relationship with it. Half of me wants to love it and is super motivated to work towards beating my personal record while the other half of me can’t stand it and has zero motivation to make it a priority in my workout routine. It’s a tough battle sometimes. But having a great playlist helps me a ton.

I’m very motivated by music and it plays a huge role in my mood for the day as well. If I have a good, motivational playlist then I’m much more likely to get off my butt and go for a nice jog. Same goes for anything else in my life. I’m more motivated to clean the house or work on my blog or whatever else I’m wanting to get done.

Related: The Best Cardio Workouts For Those Who Hate Running

Now that I’m back at the gym, I spent some time getting my workout playlist cleaned up and updated to motivate myself to get back. So here are ten of my favorite songs on my workout playlist that get me pumped up for my workouts.

  1. Black Skinhead by Kanye West
  2. BO$$ by Fifth Harmony
  3. Green Light by Lorde
  4. Me Too by Meghan Trainor
  5. Sugar by Robin Schulz feat. Francesco Yates
  6. Unstoppable by The Score
  7. Get Up (Rattle) by Bingo Players
  8. Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers
  9. Sexy Chick by Akon
  10. Get Up (Rattle) by Bingo Players

To view and follow my full workout playlist on Spotify, click here! I’m constantly updating my playlist so be sure to follow along.

What’s on your work out playlist?

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