Family time.

Posted by Michelle on February 25th, 2011 . Filed under: Cards, Cosmo Cricket, Personal, The Girls' Paperie .

Family time is the best part of the weekend.  Ours will start a little early as my son’s 3rd-grade music program is this afternoon.  And then tonight we are watching Apollo 13.  My son is absolutely obsessed with space and the planets and the moon and the space shuttles and the NASA program.  He was telling me that the space shuttle Challenger, the one with the teacher –  Christa McAuliffe – that blew up in 1986, that they were still alive after it blew up….?  What?  Certain he was wrong, my husband set off on a search to prove him wrong.  But apparently he was right.  They were not killed instantly.  The controls were in position that indicates the pilot/captain would have done something to them after the explosion and that the oxygen or whatever probably rendered them unconscious but that it was the impact when they hit the water that killed them.  For real?  Who knew?  I just assumed they blew up. 

OK anyway…so since that’s all my son talks about, I knew he would love Apollo 13.  We had it on VHS and got rid of it in a garage sale.  So it was time to buy it new on DVD.  I got it, and something called In the Shadow of the Moon, from Amazon for 80-cents.  80-cents.  I paid with Swagbucks!  From doing searches, navigating the internet, and shopping via their referral link, I score a $5 Amazon card every single week.  And then I just wait until something goes on sale and snatch it up really quicklike with my Swagbucks.  It’s a great way to stock up on Christmas presents throughout the year.  And!  If you sign up by the 27th and use promo code Birthday Saving, you’ll get a bonus 80 Swagbucks just for signing up – that’s only 370 to go for your first $5 Amazon card – wahoo!

Paper and chipboard from Cosmo Cricket; chipboard letters from The Girls’ Paperie.

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8 Responses to Family time.

  1. Jacque

    This card is fantastic!

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  3. Jen

    What a fun card! I love the gorgously placed and quirky quality of the word TIME. A real breath of fresh air.

  4. Shelly C

    Great card Chelle! And what a smart young man you have! That is so cool he already knew that! I really had no idea either!!! Glad you guys had some family time! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. LorraineN

    Cool card – love the patterns and mix of colors! And I agree – you have a smart young man there! I thought they just blew up and died, too, lol. My son loves to correct me and tell me about all kinds of thngs I have no clue about, lol! He thinks I’m not so bright, LOL! Gotta love them kids – so honest and so into details!

  6. Heather

    Hope family time was a blast! tee hee You do have a smart son – the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Love how the card coordinates w/your weekend plans.

  7. Jill

    Wow, I actually knew that about the Challenger. That whole day is just burned in my mind because it was such a shock. I remember my friend Shannon ran up to me while I was at my locker and told me and I just didn’t believe her. It just didn’t seem possible. I can’t believe that was 25 years ago!

  8. Charlene Austin

    Hey Michelle. Just had to come back to this post to ask you if you have any suggestions to get Swagbucks faster? You mention you get one every week. I just cashed in for my second Amazon GC but that took me about 2 months to get enough SB’s for just 2 of them. Which is still better than nothing but I don’t seem to be able to get more than 10-11 Swagbucks a day. So I’m just wondering if you have any tips for me?

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