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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!...

25 Christmas Movies You Must Watch This Holiday Season

25 Christmas Movies You Must Watch This Holiday Season - Winter is the perfect time for holiday movie marathons. Here are 25 awesome Christmas movies you must watch this holiday season.

Anyone else super excited for the holiday season? It’s SO exciting! Thanksgiving through New Year’s is my all-time favorite time of year. I watched my first Christmas movie of the holiday season last week and man did it feel good. Zack goes to bed much earlier than I do lately since he has to be up for work at around 4 o’clock in the morning so after he fell asleep, I curled up in bed next to him with some snacks and turned on some Netflix. I find myself doing this a lot lately after he goes to bed. It’s actually exactly what I’m doing right now as I type up this post. Such a peaceful time of night. But now I’m completely sidetracked! If you’re looking for some awesome Christmas movies to watch this holiday season, then be sure to check these out! There’s one for every day of December leading up to Christmas.

  1. The Santa Clause
  2. Elf
  3. The Holiday
  4. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  5. Christmas With The Kranks
  6. The Grinch (and/or How The Grinch Stole Christmas)
  7. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  8. Home Alone
  9. Miracle of 34th Street
  10. The Polar Express
  11. Scrooged
  12. Jingle All The Way
  13. Four Christmases
  14. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  15. Bad Santa
  16. Prancer
  17. Jack Frost
  18. Frosty The Snowman
  19. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  20. It’s A Wonderful Life
  21. Love Actually
  22. Serendipity
  23. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  24. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  25. A Christmas Carol

What are your favorite Christmas movies to watch?

XOXO
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