There is nothing quite like pancakes for breakfast (or dinner!), but it can sometimes become a mess between the mixing bowl and the pan. That’s what I love about this batter mixer––not only does the BlenderBall do all the work to quickly combine your batter, but the easy-pour spout means making perfectly round pancakes, mess-free. When it’s time to clean up, simply add warm water and soap, shake, and let dry.
Besides turning your bathroom into the setting for your next rave, having a toilet light is seriously underrated. There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night needing to use the bathroom and having to turn the light on. Talk about being up for hours. Sure, you could always get a nightlight, but a toilet light provides just enough illumination exactly where you need it. And it’s fun! I have yet to have a friend come over and not immediately want one for their own bathroom.
I have seen plenty of folding tables in the past, but never one as handy as this. It truly has it all––four cup holders, an insulated cooler, and a middle pocket perfect for a bowl of chips. Really, what else do you need? This might just become my new living room end table.
Cleaning a splattered mess in the microwave is a pain, but using paper towels as a cover can be expensive and ineffective. That’s why I love this handy cover and use it almost daily! Made of BPA-free plastic, the cover can expand or collapse as needed to fit your plate or bowl, while a perforated top allows steam to safely escape. Being collapsible is a godsend for storage as my kitchen is already packed with other handy gadgets.
I have been on a quest to use less plastic, which for me mainly applies to plastic used for storing food like plastic bags and saran wrap. To help kick my plastic habit, these stretchy silicone covers definitely fit the bill. Coming in seven different sizes, there is a size for almost every can, bowl, cup, and pan that needs covering. They can even be used directly on the food itself, easily covering a cut melon or onion! Plus, each cover is microwave and dishwasher safe, making reheating and cleaning a breeze.
I might only buy $10 bottles of wine, but I always aerate them! I’ll even aerate boxed wine, no shame. That’s why I immediately knew these wine glasses were made for me. Besides making for one satisfying pour, they help improve the taste of any wine you add. For those who love a stiff drink, you can add an ice cube in the center section and pour your favorite liquor over to help slightly chill and water down without over diluting. Now that’s clever.
Yes, this is a mini espresso maker that can produce quick, easy, delicious espresso just about anywhere with no electricity or batteries required. Simply add your grind of choice, hot water, and the hand-operated device uses pressure to create the perfect cup every time. I find this a great option for camping trips, music festivals, small apartments, or to try and save you (me, I meant me) from a crippling Starbucks addiction. It even comes with its own little cup!
I have lived a long life never using a sleep mask, that is until I moved into my current place. Despite wooden blinds and blackout curtains, those pesky corner windows always let in some sunlight in the morning way before I’m ready to get up. On my hunt for the perfect mask, I stumbled across this product that also includes Bluetooth headphones. Now peaceful music, rolling thunderstorms, or simply white noise can help block out all the noises of the world.
While this bowl is great for its intended purpose, I actually find its versatility to be its true virtue. The segmented sides are perfect for chips and dip, yogurt and granola, even cookies and milk! Seriously, you will be using this bowl much more than you ever imagined.
I love using my tablet when cooking, but it always becomes a struggle to keep it propped up to easily read the recipe while also keeping it out of the way of my workstation. This stand truly is genius. The gooseneck is easy to bend into any height or position needed, while the base clamp keeps it secure. It’s also fun to use with a Nintendo Switch to play games with friends just about anywhere!
I love making (and eating) tacos but always struggle with them falling over/apart using a standard plate. Tacos holders are inexpensive, useful, and frankly just fun. Depending on which side you use you can hold either two or three tacos, and each BPA-free stand is both microwave and dishwasher safe. Taco night just got a whole lot better!
It’s amazing how simply hanging up posters, artwork, and other wall dressing can bring a room to life. However, buying and hanging frames can be expensive and tedious, especially for those larger items. If you haven’t heard of a magnetic frame, prepare to be amazed. Strong magnets on the top and bottom keep your art secure. A simple cord means you only need one nail or wall hook to hang, a true blessing for those like me who struggle with two nails needed for one frame.
After one too many Netflix documentaries, I knew I wanted to cut the toxic ties with plastic bags for good, but the hardest part was a solution for dealing with pet waste. That’s when I discovered the incredible eco-friendly option of biodegradable and compostable vegetable made bags! While marketed for dogs, I find them perfect for cleaning out the litter box as they are strong enough to hold up to the waste produced by three cats while containing the smell, all completely guilt-free.
I have recently discovered the bliss that comes from using real butter on pretty much everything, but my obsession with toast and the struggles of spreading cold butter has compelled me to keep the container of spreadable “butter” in the fridge. But then I found this truly incredible butter dish that keeps butter soft and more importantly, fresh. The secret is the base of water and airtight seal which keeps the butter cool but spreadable. Game changer.
Let’s face it––dealing with pimples is a universal struggle, and one I know all too well. When that inevitable pimple pops up, it is so hard to resist the urge to pop it despite what every dermatologist recommends, which is why I love these acne patches. Not only do they cover the pimple, physically taking away the ability to squeeze and prod, but they are made hydrocolloid and tea tree oil to suck out that nasty gunk to shrink pimples overnight while preventing scarring. Talk about a win-win!
What I love most about these cleaning gloves, besides keeping hands clean and dry while doing chores, is just how versatile they are. From doing dishes to dealing with soap scum in the shower to removing cat hair from the couch, you can clean just about anything in your home with these bad boys. Wash your dog, wash the car, wash produce from the store––make cleaning so much easier with these handy silicone gloves!
Calling all bookworms! You might never have realized it, but trying to read a book while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee or jotting down notes can be a difficult thing to manage. That’s where this page holder becomes the perfect solution. Simply slide in your thumb and set in the middle of the page to keep your book open with ease, freeing up your other hand. They also double as bookmarks, because who doesn’t love something with multiple uses?
One of my favorite ways to feel “fancy” is going to the local wine shop, browsing the selection of giant cheese wheels, picking one or two to bring home, and indulging in the pure bliss that comes from eating cheese. Sure, you can simply use your old kitchen knife to get the job done, but having the right cheese cutting and consuming tools really does make a difference. From cutting soft Brie to crumbly Gorgonzola to a hard Pecorino Romano, this handy cutting board and knife set has it all.
I’m old school, I still like taking notes by hand. But I also live in this digital world where having easy electronic access to those notes is important. That’s why I love this smart notebook, as you can jot down, sketch out, or doodle to your heart’s content, then use the free app to instantly transfer to the cloud for secure storage. A damp cloth cleans it all away to start fresh the next day. Think about all the paper you’ll save!
If you haven’t picked up on it yet, I’ve been on the hunt for products to replace all the plastic in my life, and metal straws have been my go-to while at home or at work for helping me to drink more water throughout the day. Yet throwing one in my purse for on-the-go isn’t the most sanitary solution, which is why I love these telescopic metal straws that conveniently collapse to fit inside the handy, keychain friendly case. And they’re long enough to fit your favorite venti Starbucks drink!
It all started with a trip to a certain retail warehouse and the purchase of a large container of dish soap because it was too good of a deal to pass up. But I couldn’t keep that behemoth of a container on my kitchen counter, hence my hunt for a dispenser. While this option costs a bit more than others, it is worth it! Not only does it look pretty, but the tapered tip prevents drips and controls the stream of soap, providing the perfect amount needed, saving you money in the long run.
Let’s face it––sometimes we all could use an extra hand. If you’ve ever been in a situation where you’re struggling to hold a flashlight while trying to do something else, these gloves are a true lifesaver. No more awkward in the armpit move or even worse, in the mouth, trying to keep that light where you need it. It’s also great for those late-night walks with the doggo, because trying to pick up poop in the dark is no fun task.
One rolling pin to “roll” them all. Get it? Sorry. Anywho, anyone who loves to bake needs this rolling pin as it takes all the guesswork out of the equation, ensuring you get an even thickness throughout the dough. If you’ve ever made sugar cookies, you know just how important this is! Also makes a great gift for that special baker in your life.
We’re all adults here. No need to have shame talking about using a simple tool in the bathroom to get the job done more efficiently, and this little stool does the trick! Sure, you might miss those long intimate moments scrolling through the internet while on the toilet, but hey, you can always get that done comfortably on the couch.
I would rate getting out of bed in the morning as probably my most difficult tasks of the day––I just love sleeping that much! I have tried a variety of rousing methods to make the tasks easier, from in your face alarms, doing math problems to turn the awful noise off, placing my alarm on the other side of the room…and they all are awful. That’s why I love the idea behind this alarm clock that simulates the natural light produced by the sunrise over the course of 30 minutes to help you walk up more peacefully and feeling more rested.
I have to admit, I love the look of traditional cocktail glasses, but the long stem makes me feel like I’m going to spill my drink every time I pick up the glass. Not only are these cocktail glasses stemless, but they contain a layer of cooling gel between the double BPA-free plastic walls that, when frozen, helps keep mixed drinks nice and chilled. The silicone grip is a nice touch for keeping your hands warm and condensation-free. These are the perfect drinking glasses for any beverage you don’t want to dilute with ice, such as juice, iced tea, and soda.
While advertised to be used with an Instant Pot, I love just how versatile these silicon mitts can be! Besides working great dealing with that hot inner pot in any pressure cooker or air fryer, they’re also perfect for grabbing hot items, like a bowl of soup out of the microwave. The thinner silicone provides easy flexibility and the ability to get a good grip on small lipped surfaces.
I love tea, and I love efficiency, which is why I love this beautiful glass bottle that includes a removable strainer to quickly and easily make loose leaf tea. It’s also great for infusing fruit into your water or tea for an extra kick of flavor, or just a general bottle for water, coffee, or any beverage you like. Plus, this bottle has all the nice extras, like double-wall construction to help keep drinks cold or hot, two leak-proof lids at either end (which makes cleaning easier!), plus two sleeves to keep the bottle protected while traveling or out and about.
This is a little gross, but for the longest time, I used a cheap, plastic cup to hold my dish sponges. Why is that gross? Because the water would collect in the bottom of the glass, and the sponge never fully dried. Yikes. I finally decided enough was enough and fell in love with this caddy. One spot is deeper for longer dish brushes, while the other has two raised, divided spaces perfect for sponges. Water drips down into the clear base, which has a side pour spout for easy draining.
The other day I found my old digital camera in a drawer––wow, weren’t those the days? Now my phone is my sole source for photography, which, while handy, can sometimes result in some poor quality photos. Instead of investing in another camera to have to try and remember to lug around, try getting a lens for your phone! With a simple but secure clip, this macro lens is perfect for close-ups, wide shots, and pretty much enhancing any photo you take.
I’ll admit, wine glass charms aren’t the most original thing out there, but they really are handy to have during parties or get-togethers. And I’m in love with this set featuring cuddly kitties curled around your glass stem. Having a lot of fellow friends with cats, we all love choosing the color that best matches our pets, and never have to worry about mixing up glasses. We all own a set now.
I love cooking with fresh herbs, but often just cooking for myself, I find it hard to get through a whole bushel before they turn bad and need to be thrown out. With this bad boy, fresh herbs can stay fresh longer than using the ole wrap in a damp paper towel method. Plus you get extra protection from smashed or torn leaves thanks to the clear, protective cover.
Silicone is really having its moment in the kitchen, and its for good reason. The flexible, non-stick material makes it perfect for a number of cooking and baking applications, and in the case of this muffin pan, eliminates the need to buy and use liners. Plus it is great for so much more than muffins. I love to use mine for mini quiches, mini meatloaves, and mini chicken pot pies because let’s be real, everything tastes better in its mini version (and provides great portion control!).
I’m all for organizational or storage items that require zero assembly or extra holes in my walls, which is why I’m obsessed with magnetic hooks. I pop one on my fridge to hold my kitchen towel, another on my range hood to hold oven mitts, and others around my kitchen for keeping cooking utensils within arm’s reach. And these guys are strong, holding up to 100 lbs. From hanging plants to pots to tools, wherever you have a magnetic surface to utilize, save the counter space and invest in these hooks.
If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably boiling water for pasta at least twice a week. And if you’re also anything like me, then you’re probably dealing with water bubbling over the pot and making a mess of your range. That’s where this simple but oh so effective spill stopper comes in handy as it traps and contains excessive foam while containing the heat inside. Say goodbye to watching pots, because seriously, who has time for that?
I love products that are both useful and fun, and I still can’t get over how awesome the idea of turning your fridge into a giant, retro Game Boy is! Not only that, but the screen doubles as a whiteboard, perfect for writing out to-do lists, groceries needed, or just fun notes and doodles.