Brandi Broxson
Brandi Broxson

Brandi Broxson

Brandi is an editor and writer with more than 15 years in the magazine and newspaper world. She was with Real Simple for nearly seven years and oversaw personal finance, pets, product testing, and career content. She ideated the magazine's first money issue in 2019 and created two virtual money summits which drew thousands of attendees. Brandi was a longtime editor of Real Simple's popular Clever Items franchise and tested hundreds, if not thousands, of products during her time at the brand.
It's the season for getting outside and enjoying the fresh air and seasonal produce. Make it easier it enjoy all your favorite produce with a flexible fruit scoop and melon-baller, clean up after a barbecue with a handy grill cleaner set, and do some garden work with the help of a multi-use wheelbarrow-dolly cart.
Advertisement
Here are three ways to take your fruit from green to palate-pleasing yellow—plus, the best way to store your ripe banana.
Whether you're in the kitchen whipping up a batch of cookies at home, or settling into a long day of travel and flying, these items—like an adjustable measuring spoon, keychain earplugs, and a portable humidifier—can make your experience a lot better.
Get by with a little help from these ingenious tools and gadgets. There’s a crockpot attachment that makes light work of dinner, a knife sharpener that will make meal prep a cinch, and a pair of work gloves that will actually fit…well…like a glove!
The days are getting lighter and spring is right around the corner. Upgrade your cooking routine with a pot that does it all, fill your freezer with restaurant-quality meat, and do a little something for you with no-mess whitening strips.  
It's that mid-winter slump and we could all use a little oomph. So we put together six helpful products that will help you charge your devices quickly, stretch achy muscles, and pocket your essentials at the gym.
Mugs are cozy, mugs are cute, but often, you have so many that mugs are all you have space for in your already overcrowded cabinet. This week, we've found one that'll stack delightfully with all your others. Plus, five more items to make your kitchen the most "clever" part of your home.
Advertisement
It’s one of those go, go, go types of weeks. And we could all use a little help. We put together six smart products that will help you to relax, stay warm in the frosty weather, and even upgrade your ponytail.
Are you gearing up for guests and gatherings? As the year draws to a close, our calendars are quickly filling up with fun (and OK stressful) things to do. Luckily, we have a few ingenious essentials to help you do it all comfortably.
Mugs are cozy, mugs are cute, but often, you have so many that mugs are all you have space for in your already overcrowded cabinet. This week, we've found one that'll stack delightfully with all your others. Plus, five more items to make your kitchen the most "clever" part of your home.
It’s one of those go, go, go types of weeks. And we could all use a little help. We put together six smart products that will help you to relax, stay warm in the frosty weather, and even upgrade your ponytail.
Are you gearing up for guests and gatherings? As the year draws to a close, our calendars are quickly filling up with fun (and OK stressful) things to do. Luckily, we have a few ingenious essentials to help you do it all comfortably.
With company coming over for the holidays, why not delight young and old alike with arguably the most adorable plunger (yes, we said it!) the world has ever seen? Plus, a dish to make buttering bread at dinner a cinch, a waterproof outlet to keep your lights bright no matter the weather, and a mat to keep Fido busy when guests arrive.
Follow their clever advice for less stress (and more savings) this year.
Advertisement
It's almost entertaining season, so this week we've found a do-it-all linen pouch that will just as easily keep your bread fresh on the counter as keep a pie covered in transport to a party. Also, plant-based wipes to make your jewelry extra sparkly, a perfect roasting pan for holiday meats, and even a soothing eye mask for the morning after.
Turtle! Tofu! Press! Name something cuter out there for all our vegan, vegetarian, plant-based eaters, we'll wait. Come for the turtle, stay for the broom that stands upright on its own.
Don't let the dog days of summer keep you or your four-legged best friend from enjoying the great outdoors. We've found a tee that helps to keep them cool and a personal mosquito zapper for you. All that's left to do is get off your phone and get outside!
Keep your cash flowing, your portfolio growing, and your entire financial house in order with these 26 expert-vetted, game-changing apps, accounts, and services.
This week, we're all about keeping things unknotted, whether it's your pooch's leash while camping or your necklaces while on vacation. Plus, we're thinking the bamboo colander and mixing bowl set is not only good for the environment, but also extremely handy for making all kinds of baked goods.
As summer heats up, nothing sounds better than sipping an icy glass of tea on the porch or strolling through the park with your four-legged best friend. Don't let the weather get you or your pooch down; we've rounded up items this week that will help you beat the heat, even in the kitchen.
When the mercury starts to climb, keep your cool with these clever helpers.
Advertisement
We found items to help you enjoy being outside this summer, plus a soap that makes washing hands more fun.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 21 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. These earth-friendly items are doubly good—they help you and the environment.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 21 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Between a multi-tasking oven mitt and accessibility-friendly shoelaces, these products are sure to solve more than a few of your daily problems.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 21 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. Our editor-approved spoon rest tray, back support, and other products are sure to solve at least a few of lifes smaller frustrations.
Real Simple’s mission, through its 20 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these. We’ve rounded up genius products—from a more eco-friendly way to eat on the go to a better reusable storage bag for the kitchen—that make every day just a tiny bit easier.
Save more, slash debt, and spend better. Experts break down an easy, month-by-month money plan for 2021 (and beyond!).
We asked the experts how to tell fact from fiction.