Give Me the Simple Life: 3 Products to Make Your Life Easier

I am madly in love with these products and services . . . because they work! They make life so much simpler and they’re worth every penny.***

First of all, Amazon Prime is right at the top of my list of awesome life-simplifying inventions. (Following close behind is salad in a bag and sliced bread and the automatic postal machine at the post office.) For a yearly fee, you can watch TV shows and movies (Downton Abbey! Foyle’s War!), and if you purchase things that are available through Amazon Prime, you get free shipping (extends to family members, btw)—free even if you send things to your friends. I LOVE Amazon Prime. Worth every penny. I use it all  the time!

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I grew up in a household with VERRRRRRY dull knives. But what a difference it makes to have a sharp knife! This knife sharpener is only $13.95 on Amazon Prime. It’s the easiest way to get your knives sharpened—and a sharp knife is the best tool in the kitchen.

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Last best great thing are these Bobino cord holders. They come in different sizes (computer, iPad, ebook reader, earbuds). They don’t cost much—just a couple of dollars. I bought a bunch at the Container Store and I give them out as gifts. I even gave one to my editor! (Always a good idea to keep your editor happy.) These cord holders will change your life! Or at the very least . . . they will help simplify it.

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What about you? Do you have a favorite product that simplifies your life? Do share! I’d love to check it out . . . and if I feature it, I’ll send you a signed book!

***Ain’t no paid promotion here! I just really, really love these products and Amazon Prime!

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. I absolutely agree with you about Amazon Prime, Suzanne! I am madly in love and use it ALL THE TIME!!

    One of my favorite gadgets is the iSlice Opener. In fact, you can purchase one with your Amazon Prime membership! I love this handy-dandy tool so much that I keep one in the kitchen and one in the car.

    The iSlice safely clips, cuts, and opens thousands of items. It is ideal for scrapbooking, opening DVDs, clipping recipes, cutting gift wrap, and so much more! You will have to give it a try. Just think, order today and it will be yours in two days!!!

    Thank you for sharing some of your favorite products!

  2. Sonja says:

    I have 3 favorites,
    My corn “remover”, which easily gets the kernals off the cob, my tea infuser with the handles on it and my egg separater! Love them!

    • Suzanne says:

      I think I know just which kitchen gadgets you’re talking about, Sonja. I might add an apple corer into that list! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Linda D. McFarland says:

    Neat ideas…who knew!

  4. Melanie Backus says:

    Susan, thank you so much for the helpful info of the things that you enjoy. I love my measuring cup with slanted inside measures. I don’t have to turn my head sideways or lean in an awkward position to get the measurement just right, I just look at the inside and there it is printed easily to see and so easy to fill. A must for a kitchen!

  5. Melanie Backus says:

    I am such a goose! I know your name as well as my own and yet my fingers failed me. I am sorry for the mistake, Suzanne!