Shane Co $1000 Photo Contest

I just spent an absolutely amazing getaway in Turks & Caicos at the All Inclusive Beaches Resort.

I really don't know if I can talk about it outside of completely drooling today after being home for a day to compress.

So, let me just tell you about one of my favorite things to do!

TAKE SELFIES!! Yeah, you don't need a party posse to get great selfies!

Shane Co has always had a beautiful piece of my heart on my hands.

Or should I say my hands have sang the joy of Shane Company for the past 7 years. Whoa. I've been married for SEVEN years? That's pretty insane to think about it.

Well, originally my husband was going to go with me on this trip but his work trumped travel and he had to stay back. I was heartbroken about it since his work has basically taken over our lives and this was one trip that I couldn't wait to do with him.

I will tell you though. I did find a piece of him constantly shining on me.

My wedding rings.

Yes, he got them at Shane Co. years ago. So, when I was playing with my iphone and the time and took this shot? I knew this was the shot I was going to be putting in this post.

No, you can't see the shiny diamond in there. But you can see the shine on my face. I was smiling big because I was thinking about my wedding day. On a beach in Key West.

Doesn't get much better than that, does it?

Well, take a shot of yourself wearing your piece from Shane Co. for a chance to win $1000 Shane Co. gift card! Post the pic on their Facebook Contest page. Contest ends on October 27th. See contest rules for full details.

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Enter the Contest on Facebook here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1umy8

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shane Co.. The opinions and text are all mine.

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“I’m slaughtering stale, competition, I got the whole block wishing they could run with my division but they gone fishing -with no bait, kid your boy hold weight - I got my soul straight, I brush your mouth like Colgate.”

— John Cena

Why yes.  I said it. 

First week of 1st grade is all set and in the history books.  

My adorable and loving SIX year old is 'too cool for school'.  He went from being a kid to a grownup in 3 months!  One who is obsessed with wearing bright neon crazy-a$$ socks too.  

So, this has been the run down of the week. 

ME: "Hi Boston!  How was your 1st day of 1st grade?"

Boston:  "Good. "

radio silence. 

ME: "What does GOOD mean?"

Boston:  "I dunno. It was just good mom."

Ok. 

And the other days went from GOOD to FINE.  So, it is my motherly duty to share with YOU my warriors in this parenting battle:

9 Ways to Ask Your Kids How School Was Without Getting FINE as an Answer

1.  "Tell me ONE THING that happened to YOU today that no one knows!"

2.  "If today was a COLOR, what would it be?"

3.  "If a WWE WRESTLER showed up in your class, who would they pick to TAG TEAM with you?"  ((Ahem. If you can't beat em.  JOIN THEM.))  

4.  "If you could share your ice cream with ONE person in your class who would it be?  And is there someone in class you would NEVER share your ice cream with and why?"

5.  "Did anyone fart in class today?"  

WHAT?  I HAVE BOYS, GIMME A BREAK!

6.  "What did you eat that was sweet today?"

7.  "What was the name of the book you read today?"

8.  "Where is the one place you go in your classroom to curl up with a book?"

9.  "Did anyone make you laugh so hard your cheeks hurt?"  (And if it was a sucky day - find out if anyone cried in class and why.  Man alive, I don't want one of those days - no way.)

 

WHAT ABOUT YOU?  IS THERE ANYTHING YOU SAY TO REALLY OPEN UP THE CONVERSATION WITH YOUR KIDS ABOUT THEIR DAY?  #REALMOMPROBLEMS