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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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Allie’s 18 Month Update

Oh man, it has been FOREVER since we’ve done an update on Allie on this blog. The last one we did was when she turned one and now she’s 18 months. It’s crazy …

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What I Want My Daughter To Know About Body Positivity

A couple of weeks ago, something happened that completely changed the way I look at my health. Every morning when Allie and I get up, I open the bathroom door and she immediately …

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6 Things We Want To Do Before Having A Second Baby

Now that Allie is a year old, the topic of baby #2 has come up a few times in conversation. For me, I started to think about baby #2 when Allie was probably …

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When Your Husband Becomes A Father

I remember everything about the moment when I got the positive pregnancy test. We had just moved to California and were living in a small little motel room. We were tired, stressed, and …

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Allie’s 12 Month Update

Well, we’ve officially entered into the toddler years! And while I’m super sad to say goodbye to her baby year, I’m SO excited about toddler life. Everyone thinks I’m nuts for saying that, …

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7 Goals For June

You guys, June is going to me MY MONTH. Seriously. I am waking up this morning feeling so motivated and energized and excited for this new month. Life has been so busy this …

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Allie’s First Birthday Weekend Recap

*WARNING: This post is going to be very photo heavy. If you don’t like photos of adorable babies celebrating their first birthday, then this isn’t the post for you haha

I …

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Mainely Keating Is Now On YouTube!

This has been a long time coming, but our little family finally has a YouTube channel! I’m pretty excited about it. A couple months ago, I had started putting together …

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12 Lessons I Learned In 12 Months Of Motherhood

Allie turns one next Monday and it’s so incredibly bittersweet. On one hand, I’m sad. Sad that my baby isn’t really a baby anymore. Sad that she’s not a tiny, cuddly little newborn …

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Why We’re Saying Goodbye To Military Life

If you’ve been a long time reader of mine, then you may know that my husband is in the Marine Corps. I really don’t talk about it much these days (if ever)  …

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Allie’s 11 Month Update

You guys, we officially have an 11 month old! In just one short month, Allie will be a toddler. And that’s completely mind-blowing to me. This has been the fastest year of my …

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Our Toddler Morning Routine

 

Good morning and happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. Today I wanted to take a moment to share our everyday …

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Weekend Recap | April 21 – 22, 2018

Happy Monday everyone! It’s been a while since I lasted posted…like over a month. I actually had no idea it had been that long. BUT I have quite a few big projects I’m …

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Allie’s 9 Month Update

Good morning and happy Wednesday! This post is coming at you a couple weeks late. Allie turned 9 months old on the 28th, but I’m pretty sure I posted her 8 month update …

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5 Goals I’m Making This Month

It’s been way too long since I’ve set monthly goals for myself. For some reason, I woke up yesterday morning determined to get sh*t done this month so here I am, setting some …

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