I’ve been thinking about starting a ‘Products I Love’ post for quite some time, and I guess the start of the new year is as good a time as any. I enjoy finding useful products that make my life easier and I’m pretty sure you do too so here goes.
(If you would like more info on each product, just click the ‘source’ under each pic.)
Fisherman calls these ‘Hamburger Helper’ gloves. True, they’re not pretty, but they’re soooooo much more practical than pot holders, which I’ve never been able to work with and I’ve got the burn marks to prove it. I usually just end up grabbing a dish towel, but these gloves will give you the dexterity you want and need when handling hot items. I have a pair at the rental and plan on getting another for the cabin. Right now they’re on sale for $13 (normally $19).
I’m sure you’ve seen these stools by now. I’ve had one for a while and recently bought two more which I keep at the cabin. They’re super lightweight, inexpensive (you can usually find one for less than $15), and really sturdy. I plan on having at least a few at the cabin, maybe two upstairs and one downstairs, if not more.
My favorite feature about this stool is it folds flat and can be stored easily. Here’s the one I have at the rental, which I keep in a small base cabinet in the kitchen. (There are also options for taller stools if you need it.)
Have you tried fingerless gloves? A few weeks ago I purchased a few pairs made of boiled wool at a small shop not far from the cabin. I think they may have been made in Peru. I gave some to friends and kept two for myself which was a good thing because it didn’t take me long to lose a pair. I love how technology paves the way for new products to be invented. These are great for texting and feel better when driving than traditional gloves. The link leads to an Etsy shop, but you can find these almost anywhere.
Around 10 years ago I bought a pair of black suede boots that are fur lined with a nice heel, perfect for wearing with pants. You know how sometimes you don’t want to wear regular high heels because there’s snow on the ground but you’re going someplace nice and you don’t want to wear clunky boots either?
Well, for the last few years I’ve been looking to replace those boots because they’re showing their age. It wasn’t easy. I searched EVERYWHERE and almost gave up hope when I came across these via Pinterest. The picture led me to a site but they were sold out. Armed with the manufacturers name, I did a search and found them on Amazon. Even though they said it would take 4 weeks to receive them, I got them in 3 days!
I love them! The heel is just the right height, they’re rubberized on the bottom so they’re pretty safe to wear while walking on slippery surfaces, and they’re super warm.
They also come in a pretty camel color and you can also get them a bit higher on the calf if you want, but since I’ll mostly be wearing them with pants these were perfect.
I can’t say how often I will post about the new stuff I try. I don’t want to feel pressured to put up a post and buy something I don’t really want or need, but I will definitely share anything I feel is worthwhile as I find it.
What about you? Any cool products you’ve tried lately?