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    Confession: I’m kind of obsessive about lists.


    I LOVE them! I love making them, seeing things written in such a neat & organized manner, and I especially love crossing things off my list {which may or may not happen in a timely manner}.  I have notebooks in my purse, my car, my husband’s car, the nightstand by my bed, etc.  Lists on my iphone, my computer, my fridge, etc.  They aren’t only great for grocery needs, but for to-dos, goals, food journaling, exercise routines, random & creative lists, and the possibilities are endless!  Definitely need to work on some list consolidation as it’s easy to forget where I wrote what.


    The problem.  I had no list in the shower.  I seem to have some majorly good ideas in the shower, as well as list items that always pop into my brain during my shower.  As soon as I get in, brilliance enters my mind & I have so many things to remember.  I’ve tried alphabetizing them in my head {works on occasion}, but alas, as soon as I step out, complete forgetfulness.  I have no idea what I was thinking in the shower and no way of keeping track while in there.


    Such a conundrum! {I totally love that word, don’t you?}


    Enter AquaNotes.  A friend blogged about these over a year ago and I’ve been smitten with the idea ever since.  A notepad you keep in the shower?  A pencil & paper that are waterproof?  No way.  So I kept them on my wishlist and continued having great ideas in the shower go down the drain.


    Recently, AquaNotes was kind enough to send me a sample of their product to try.  I was super excited.  I hung the notepad & pencil {in it’s handy holder} by their suction cups in my shower the night I received them.  And I smiled at the beautiful sight.


    The next morning, I tried them out.  I showered.  I splashed water on the notepad.  I wrote a note to my husband.  I splashed more water on the note-even tried rubbing my hand over it.  It didn’t smear!  It was easy to write, crisp & clean, and truly waterproof!  I was psyched.  The possibilities were seriously endless!  I envisioned my time in the shower becoming much longer as I wrote notes and lists about everything!

    The next shower was blazing with ideas.  I had just woken up and my mind was going a thousand miles a minute.  I had a lot of random things to remember for the day {now you know how crazy my mind is first thing in the morning}.  I wrote the following note.  Again, lots of water and the note still looked awesome!

    After I got dressed I returned to remove the note.  It ripped off cleanly and gave me much satisfaction to see the ideas I’d had in the shower in solid form-not to be forgotten!


    I will definitely be purchasing AquaNotes in the future to make sure our shower doesn’t go without note taking capabilities again!


    And, AquaNotes has graciously agreed to give a couple other people the opportunity to try their product!  Two winners will receive a sample of AquaNotes for their shower!  To enter just leave a comment telling me something on your list this week.  For an additional entry, Facebook or tweet about the giveaway and come back & leave a comment on this post letting me know about it.  Winner announced Monday August 29th.



33 Responses to Shower Notes

  • lisa wrote on August 26, 2011 at 9:01 // Reply

    DUDE?! I WANT IN!! I WANNA WRITE IN THE SHOWER! This is a multi tasker’ss dream come true!
    <3 Lisa

  • lisa wrote on August 26, 2011 at 9:03 // Reply

    Oh, I got so excited I didn’t read the directions, my list this week:
    Trainer meeting on 8/29.
    Pick up golf glove.
    Mow the lawn (Jim)
    Pick up Juice
    Need AA batteries
    Light bulbs…
    Do I have to go on?

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:17 // Reply

      Dang Lisa girl! You are one busy mama. How’s your list going so far? Get everything done?

  • Stephanie wrote on August 26, 2011 at 10:18 // Reply

    Love this! I do all my best thinking in the shower! This would be amazing! And I put it on my facebook! :) Hope I win this one!

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:16 // Reply

      I do my best thinking in the shower too. That quiet alone mommy time is rare, so I think we are given our best thoughts! (:

  • Kris wrote on August 26, 2011 at 10:26 // Reply

    Only one thing on my list this week. GET BACK ON TRACK!!!

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:16 // Reply

      How’d you do Kris? You back on track yet? Keep me posted & good luck!

  • Jamie wrote on August 26, 2011 at 2:21 // Reply

    My list this week consists of one thing…stop the 3-year-old potty accidents in their tracks!

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:15 // Reply

      How’s that going for you Jamie? I hope better & better! You’re awesome!

  • Crystal wrote on August 26, 2011 at 7:41 // Reply

    Wow, I LOVE aqua notes….way too cool…I am definitely buying some….thanks for the share

  • Crystal wrote on August 26, 2011 at 7:43 // Reply

    Oh, I missed reading about the giveaway….awesome…on my list is to share about the greatness of aqua notes :)

  • Crystal wrote on August 26, 2011 at 7:46 // Reply

    I face booked how everyone should check these out and that Karli tested them and they work :)

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:15 // Reply

      Thanks Crystal, good job on the dirty dash, too!

  • Austie Baird wrote on August 26, 2011 at 9:20 // Reply

    This is awesome! Shower time is the best thinking time- me guess is, no distractions! So onu list this weekend, ha what isn’t on it! Ok; clean the house- pick up toys, vacuum, fold laundry and wash the stinky dishes. Finish my lesson for sunday, and my teaching lessons for next week! Get some good pre-returning to work time in with my great kiddos!

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:15 // Reply

      Good luck starting school this week Austie! You’ll do great. Loved your list-hope you got it all done!

  • Erin Beck wrote on August 26, 2011 at 10:57 // Reply

    We had a dr appointment today, friends over tonight. Then next week I have 3 dr appointments in 2 days (all ast different places) That’s just some of it. Holy Cow!

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:14 // Reply

      Wow, Erin, lots of Doctor’s appointments! Good luck keeping them all straight!

  • Tami Peterson wrote on August 27, 2011 at 4:14 // Reply

    Why didn’t I think of this?? What a great idea! My to-do list is never done it seems but I LOVE checking things off of my list. I even go so far as to “add” things to the list that I’ve finished doing that I forgot to write down in the first place so that it makes me feel like I got even MORE things done.
    I know what you’re thinking…I’m weird like that.
    It’s probably where you inherited the list-making gene. :)
    By the way…I want your handwriting in a font! HINT! HINT!

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:14 // Reply

      I want my handwriting in a font again too. (:

  • Brenda wrote on August 27, 2011 at 9:36 // Reply

    Hi Darlin’
    Can’t wait to hear about your day!!!
    I’m totally intrigued by the aqua notes – I have my best inspirations in the shower & usually they’re gone….so sad!
    Did they send you freebies? How can I get me some?
    Love you!!!

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:14 // Reply

      Brenda, Just go to to order yourself a pack. They are so worth it! I’m thinking gifts for new babies, weddings, etc. Such a genius idea!

  • Jessica Withers wrote on August 27, 2011 at 11:59 // Reply

    This is an amazing idea!!! I also can’t get enough of making lists. Can’t wait to hear about the Dirty Dash too!

  • Jessica Withers wrote on August 28, 2011 at 12:03 // Reply

    Facebooked, and just realized that I forgot to put an item from my list….. Just checked one off tonight–write my talk for Church (tomorrow). Done :)

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:13 // Reply

      I bet your talk was awesome Jessica-good job. Thanks for entering!

  • Traci wrote on August 28, 2011 at 10:26 // Reply

    I must finish my son’s Engagement and Wedding Website/Blog.

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:12 // Reply

      How awesome you are doing that for him!

  • Brooke Crane wrote on August 28, 2011 at 5:33 // Reply

    I have thought about how to do this for quite awhile now and was so excited to see this! One thing on my list write thank you notes to my husband. :)

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:11 // Reply

      That is a great idea-something that can only benefit your whole family. (: Thanks Brooke!

  • Brooke Crane wrote on August 28, 2011 at 5:33 // Reply

    Facebooked you too!

  • Taylor wrote on August 28, 2011 at 9:22 // Reply

    I want them!

    My list: to make dinner every night. (:

    I don’t have facebook.. can i still get an extra entry? (;

    • karlicleaver wrote on August 29, 2011 at 10:12 // Reply

      Make dinner EVERY NIGHT? Such a foreign concept to me… (: Good job!

  • Denise Adams wrote on August 28, 2011 at 10:21 // Reply

    hi karli.
    crazy day today. sorry we didn’t get to talk at all. i got to say hi to zack. and your boys are adorable. vince saw grayson and said to me “i think i need to go to grayson’s house. he’s my friend!”
    it was super cute.
    anyways i think these aqua notes are pretty sweet.
    i LOVE making lists too!!!! glen always makes fun of me. i have a list in my kitchen, bedroom, craft room, on the mirror in my bathroom….so why not in the shower too! one more reason for glen to tease me!
    but yes, something on my list this week, i’m wanting to make up a few nursing covers. I got some great new fabric at joanns this weekend and i want to try it out.
    also my mom taught me to knit…so one BIG thing on my list is finish the scarf that my mom started.

    okay sorry this comment is so long….but i just wanted to talk to you and then i was catching up on your website and thought a give away was killing 2 birds with one stone!
    talk to you later. i’ll have to call you this week.


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