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I'm obsessed with these wreaths in the Old Port 😍 aren’t they gorgeous?! We're halfway through January and there are still hints of the holidays season throughout Portland. I love it! •
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I'm obsessed with these wreaths...

I love watching this little girl grow. This photo was just taken in early October and she's already a completely different child now. She's running, talking, and has all the best dance moves. She has a favorite stuffed animal, favorite foods and loves to read books. She knows all of her body parts as well as a few animals and what they say.  She knows people's names and can recognize a photo of them on the wall. This child is so bright and so beautiful and there's nothing I love more than being her mom 😍
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I love watching this little...

Anyone else dreaming of summertime yet? Because I am 😂  it's our first winter in Maine in the longest time and I must say I'm very much missing the sunshine and warm weather of California right about now 😭
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Anyone else dreaming of summertime...

Today was a big day. Today, I ended my 19+ months of being "just" a stay-at-home mom and blogger and officially went back to work outside the home. Last month, I officially accepted a position as a Behavioral Health Professional, working with kids with behavioral issues and disabilities and today I had my first full day away from Allie. While I missed her terribly, it was so refreshing to have the opportunity to talk to and work with other adults for the first time in 2.5 years. I’m so incredibly excited for this opportunity and to start making a difference in these families’ lives. HUGE huge thank you to my husband for being the stay-at-home parent this month and another huge thank you to my sisters (@alexvic3179 and @kendalanne4), Zack’s mom (@mbartlett28) and anyone else who may be watching Allie in order to allow me to go back to work and pursue this dream. 😍
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Today was a big day....

Lately, I've become obsessed with the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. My skin is so acne prone these days and this lotion dries them right up overnight. It's become one of my holy grail beauty products. Check out the blog for five more of my holy grail beauty products! {link in the bio}
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Lately, I've become obsessed with...

Exploring the Old Port today with @autumnbellefleur. I love that all the Christmas decor is still up 😍
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Exploring the Old Port today...

Because sometimes mama needs some alone time 👌🏻😂 after a crazy busy past few days, I’m so happy to be spending this next hour in the tub, enjoying some much needed silence...well, until the munchkin wakes up from her nap and ruins it 😂 #momlife how are you de-stressing from the holidays? •
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Because sometimes mama needs some...

I swear Christmas is 10x more magical when you have little ones 😍  our little family couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas this year👌🏻
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First, I want to thank all of you for your never-ending support and patience. I have been completely all over the place since Zack came home in August and it’s greatly affected this blog. You all have seen this blog go from High Heels & Combat Boots to Keating & Co to Mimosas & Manicures to Why Hello Lovely to KeatingBartlett.com all in a 12-month time period. You’ve watched the entire branding of …

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I love days off, but there’s just nothing worse than having a day off that lacks productivity. It drives me insane! Some people can spend their days off curled up on the couch with some snacks and Netflix, but not this girl! Don’t get me wrong, I love relaxing and catching up on my television shows. Zack and I are huge fans of binge watching Netflix and watching movies. But I just cannot …

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Life is so challenging when you have a spouse or significant other who is deployed or even stationed overseas like Zack currently is.  It’s hard to be away from him and to find things to keep me busy and pass the time.  A good majority of …

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Hooray for weekends!  I hope you all had an amazing week.  Mine was pretty chill and uneventful for the most part.  Just a lot of work to get done.  This post is going to be short and simple because honestly, this week has been crazy and I had nothing planned for today.  I actually debated on just not posting today at all, but ultimately decided I had to.  I can’t just post …

Home Of The Free, Because Of The Brave

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Growing up with a great-grandfather who was a Navy Veteran, I’ve always appreciated everything our service members do.  My grandmother has always made it a priority …

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My great-grandfather was in the Navy throughout WWII (along with other family members) so growing up, my grandmother always made the military and this country an important aspect of our lives.  Now, I’m married to a very amazing marine and dedicate even more of my time to it.  Our veterans and active duty service members …

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