6 Items to Simplify Your Life
Buddy Splash Dog Spritzer
Smelly dog? Not this season. Made of pure botanical extracts, this natural deodorizer and leave-in conditioner is easy to apply (just spritz and let soak) and will keep your four-legged friend smelling fresh in between grooming appointments. Available in three scents.
To buy: $6, cloudstar.com.
Tovolo Better Batter Whisk
This handy tool won’t make taste-testers happy (uh-oh!), but it will make baking easy as pie (hooray!). The three-in-one silicone whisk acts as a beater, spoon, and scraper to quickly mix the ingredients and scoop every last drop of batter out of the bowl.
To buy: $13, surlatable.com.
Lost your keys again? Here’s a bright idea: Replace the switch plate in your entryway with this hooked alternative. With a five-pound capacity, you can store your keys, purse, and coat all in one convenient location.
To buy: For a similar product, go to walhub.com.
Baguette Cutting Board
When slicing crispy baguettes, use this unique cutting board to keep the mess to a minimum and the slices perfectly even. Bonus: The natural wood board doubles as a beautiful serving tray.
To buy: $20, amazon.com.
From well-done to rare, it can be a challenge trying to keep track of how everyone likes their burgers cooked. Enter grilling season's must-have accessories. This set of 160 bamboo markers are embossed with words that will make it a cinch to identify and serve meats.
To buy: $6 for 160, crateandbarrel.com.
Road Trip Reading
Make those long car rides to Aunt Margaret's house more enjoyable with the help of an educational tool the whole family will appreciate. With access to over 1,700 children’s audio books, this app, which offers a 30 day free trial, lets you select titles based on reader age, genre, and more. Bookmark and build a favorites list for easy-to-find favorites while you're on the road.
To buy: $10 for one-month subscription, itunes.com.
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