Burned fingers? That’s why they invented these universal clips

Universal clips

This morning I almost burnt my fingers trying to check the bagels I was toasting in the oven. The oven mitt I had been using wasn’t very thick, and I wished I’d purchased something that would prevent me from nearly roasting my digits every time I wanted to check the progress of my breakfast.

Enter the AmyTalk Retriever Tongs, the stainless steel grippers made specifically to prevent this issue. They’re also good for those who may need a stronger grip on slippery dishes, such as those who live with conditions like arthritis or people who experience nerve or tendon pain.

You can purchase retriever tongs in a variety of colors, in packs of two, for as little as $10.00. These would make excellent presents for the chefs in your life, as well as new homeowners, graduates, campers, or grillers, and of course a nice little treat for yourself as well. They’d be particularly helpful during holiday seasons where the oven is constantly being used to produce cookies, cakes, pies, casseroles, ham, and turkey.

With a wide range of choices and pricing options, I wouldn’t be surprised if these tongs became kitchen staples in the very near future. If you’d like to jump on the bandwagon and be the first among your family and friends to use these clever little clips, you can find an array of them available on Amazon.

Native American Blankets are Amazing

I’ve been seeing Native American tribal patterns and designs popping up everywhere recently, from fabric swatches to leggings to blankets. While there is some debate about cultural appropriation, there’s a pretty uniform agreement that purchasing items directly from Native American individuals or tribes is a good thing, and decorating with designs inspired by them is ok.

Many people love the look and feel of Native American blankets, especially when the weather begins to cool down. While there are many places from which you can purchase these blankets, such as Chestnut Hall, you may be interested to know that there are also ways to DIY a blanket, pillowcase, or tablecloth if you really want to go all out.

Stitch & Unwind has a bevy of beautiful crochet and knitting patterns for those of us who love the tribal look and want to try our hand at bringing one or more of these projects to life. You can choose from over twenty-five patterns, from wearable items to kitchen items to living room decor. There’s something for everyone, at every skill level.

Whether you decide to purchase a completed pattern or want to try one of these free ones, the Native American style can be utilized everywhere, for any occasion.

Native American Blankets are Amazing

You can refill the infuser on this water (or tea) pitcher

When summer rolls around, nothing makes me feel more like I’m living in luxury than a hammock, a good book, and something refreshing to drink. Most of the time I like to mix some cucumber and mint, or lemon and lime into my water pitcher, but I’ve always felt like the rinds cause the flavor to sour quickly.

The answer to my problem, however, is (like everything else) available on Amazon – the infusion pitcher. It not only catches the eye with its clear, shapely form, it is also practical in that the tube inside can be filled with fruit (or vegetables, if you like), and then the food can be taken out and the essence enjoyed.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to water my plants with the water I was planning on drinking because it had too much fruit peel flavor in it. This design would help prevent that and also look quite fetching on the table during a garden party, backyard BBQ, or picnic.

Want to try it out for yourself? You can find an array of choices on Amazon:Prodyne Fruit Infusion Flavor Pitcher. Be sure and mix it up with various colors of fruits and vegetables for the perfect spring or summer concoction.