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Kids Chore Chart

I recently created this chore chart for my kids.  Summer has arrived, the kids are home add day now and my house looks horrible.  I told the kids, you make the mess so you can clean it up :)

It was becoming a task to think of chores for them to do everyday. Even if I did have some things planned out for them to do, I would get the “this isn’t fair” from one of them because they had to do the “same chore” or whatever….

I decided to make this chart so that the chores were evenly distributed and I didn’t have to think about what I should have them each day.  This is a great way to keep them accountable as well.

Chore Chart
Chore Chart


Click on image, zoom in and then right click to choose “save image”


I created this in paint, so just open the file in paint and edit the star colors and assign kids names next to each star.  I have 3 kids, hints why I have 3 different color stars.  If you only have 1 kid, 2 or maybe more than 3, you can easily change the number of stars within the paint program.  To remove them, you can change one of the stars colors to white and then it will blend into the background or you can use the “select” tool to remove them.   You can also change the star colors with the paint bucket.

You can also just easily print this as is and just write names next to the stars and color code the boxes with a marker if you don’t want to mess with editing.

Kayaking – Chatfield Reservoir

My Boyfriend and I recently purchased some new Kayaks from Dick’s Sporting Goods. We decided to get some basic kayaks since we are not experienced at all. We are going to try to hit up all the lakes in Colorado before we even attempt any white water kayaking.IMG_3340

When we arrived at the entrance we were told that part of the park was flooded.  Normally when you are kayaking, canoeing, etc you would launch at the south end but this entire section was flooded.  We ended up using the boat launch area and found a small gravel trail that lead us right to the water.


This is a great lake for beginners kayaking or if you’re just looking for a relaxing kayaking experience. It was very quiet, a lot of fisherman and on this day we only saw 1 motor boat. There was virtually no wind so we didn’t have to struggle against a current. We did see a few cool looking birds flying around, one even let us get somewhat close to it.  We were about 20 feet away when it dove down into the water. We were looking around for it for a while and then out of no where it came back up right in between my boyfriend and I, scared the crap out of me. I don’t think it realized that were were there because it immediately dove back into the water. IMG_3328

We avoided the middle of the reservoir and stayed close to the shore. It was actually really staying on the edges because we were able to weave in and out of the tree lines. It made kayaking more interesting, the only downside is that occasionally I would get myself stuck in the branches of a tree or hit a log floating. Overall I really liked this reservoir and will definitely make another trip here.


From Denver, the main entrance into the park is one mile south of C-470 on Highway 121 (Wadsworth) make a left into the park. Directions to the Plum Creek Entrance are south of C-470 on Santa Fe to Titan Parkway. Turn west on Titan Parkway to Roxborough Park Road. Make a right at Roxborough Park Road and follow into park. * Please Note: The canopy at the main entrance is 13 feet. If camping unit is higher than 13 feet, please use the Plum Creek Entrance.

Click HERE before planing your trip to check park alerts!


How to: Beat The Claw

IMG_6376Squatting menacingly in the corner of your favorite restaurant, movie theater, supermarket or bowling alley, the claw machine is a harsh mistress. There’s something unmistakably hostile about its steely, three- or four-fingered grip, and something immeasurably frustrating about the feeling of horror and loss you get as your prize slips from your tenuous grasp at the very last second.

Don’t despair. Instead, even the odds a little. Follow these simple tips, and you can’t lose. (OK, you can lose, but you’ll lose a little less often.)

Study your machine

The more tempting and desirable the prizes, the lower the chances you’ll win. Expect machines with expensive prizes to have claws that move faster, grip looser, and generally do everything possible to foil your attempts to snag their contents. If all you want to do is win <em>something</em>, machines with cheaper prizes are a better bet.

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Crazy things Women do for Men

According to Cosmo, these are crazy things women do for men

Getting a Brazilian Wax

What part of let’s-use-hot-wax-to-tear-out-every-little-hair-from-the-hoo-ha sounds like a good idea? Enduring a Brazilian wax is nothing short of cruel and unusual punishment…and yet, plenty of chicks voluntarily put themselves through this torture because they know how much men love the completely bare look.

Killing Ourselves in Spin Class

Exercise and endorphins rock, but honestly, if the world was made up of only women, would the 60-minute, 500-calorie sweat-and-pain fest exist? Don’t think so.

Running the Water When We Pee

Well now, this is just embarrassing. But we turn on the faucet because God forbid our guys hear our streams hit the toilet water. It makes absolutely no sense to pretend we don’t do all the regular (and gross) things that men do in the bathroom, but we try to cover our tracks anyway.

Wearing 5-Inch Heels

We’ll admit that we love how sexy we look in sky-high heels. But once we’ve worn them for a couple of hours, those stilettos betray us big-time. Yeah, we could change into the genius fold-up ballet flats that we stashed in our clutch, but then he might find out our legs don’t go on forever.

Wearing the Jersey of a Sports Team We Don’t Care About
If we’re going to sport a loose-fitting, unflattering shirt in public, we’d rather go with the super-soft T-shirt we’ve had since ninth grade…not a 100% polyester jersey with some random dude’s name on the back. Even worse is when we actually have a favorite team and instead don the colors of our man’s obsession because he asked us to. Uh, there’s a Bears fan in the Cosmo office who has a free Colts jersey if anyone wants it…

Staying Overnight at His Place…in the Middle of Nowhere…on a Weekday
The only thing that sucks more than getting ready for work is having to prepare an overnight bag with just the essentials. No favorite hair dryer, no choice of outfits depending to the weather, no shoe vs. boot options. Boo.

Buying Presents for His Relatives
Our man may not remember his mom’s birthday, but of course, we do…which in turn makes us feel responsible for ensuring she receives a present. Like, have you ever heard a guy complain that he has soo much Christmas shopping to do? No. Women take charge of present shopping because we simply can’t trust that our guys will get it done. And that’s just crazy.

Faking It
It’s wrong, wrong, wrong, but whether we needed more foreplay or weren’t really in the mood in the first place, women all too often fake their orgasms. Often, we’d just rather fake it than risk hurting our guy’s feelings or causing awkwardness. Yeah, we know we should be getting off…but when we can’t, we sometimes indulge our inner drama queens and put on faux performances.