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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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31 Halloween Movies to Binge Watch Today

31 Halloween Movies to Binge Watch Today | Why Hello Lovely

Happy Halloween everyone! What are your crazy plans for tonight? Any fun parties? Taking your kids trick-or-treating? I’d love to hear what you’re all up to! And while you’re all out enjoying the holiday, we will be more than happy to be spending the day/night on the couch with some popcorn and movies. I don’t know what it is about this holiday, but the older I get, the less interested I am in it. Growing up, I obviously went trick-or-treating every year. Once I was too old for that, I moved onto parties with friends or bar hopping once I was old enough to drink. But dressing up just isn’t always my thing and getting drunk at a huge party isn’t always my cup of tea either. It’s fun for a little while and then I always get to a point in the night where I’m just ready to go home and relax. Happens every time.

So this year, we fun plan to do absolutely nothing. That’s right. Nothing. Zack has spent this entire morning playing video games while I’ve been on my MacBook getting some much-needed work done. I’ll probably go out and get some Starbucks in a little bit and some food. I’ll definitely be hitting the gym later tonight just like I would on any other Monday. So really today is just going to be laid back and normal. Just like an average Monday around here.

Then tonight, we’ll probably order some take out or make something easy here at home and spend the night curled up on the couch, watching movies. How can it get any better than that?! I mean, really. That’s a perfect night in our book. We probably wont even pass out candy due to the dog. He’s already going to be a mess tonight when he hears kids walking around our complex all night. I’m even tempted to put up a sign telling people not to knock on the door. That way he wont freak out every 5 minutes. We’ll see. We haven’t really created a plan for how we’re going to handle that yet.

If you’re like us and would much rather spend this Halloween in, then a movie day is just what you need. So here are 31 awesome Halloween movies you can binge watch today. I tried to include a big mix of movies on this list including cartoons, Disney Channel movies, horror movies, and of course the oldies. There are movies for the whole family!

  1. Hocus Pocus
  2. Halloweentown
  3. Casper
  4. Ghost Busters
  5. Halloween
  6. Nightmare on Elm Street
  7. Friday the 13th
  8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  9. Practical Magic
  10. Sleepy Hollow
  11. Hotel Transylvania
  12. The Addams Family
  13. Scream
  14. Carrie
  15. Beetlejuice
  16. Pet Cemetery
  17. Edward Scissorhands
  18. Chucky
  19. The Little Vampire
  20. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  21. Monster House
  22. The Conjuring
  23. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  24. The Sixth Sense
  25. Coraline
  26. Poltergeist
  27. Harry Potter
  28. Under Wraps
  29. Tower of Terror
  30. Scooby-Doo
  31. The Haunted Mansion

What are your Halloween plans?

XOXO
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