Dogged by it
"Haute Dogs: Recipes for Delicious Hot Dogs, Buns, and Condiments" (Quirk Books) is available April 29 showcasing the talent of award-winning Chasing Delicious blogger Russell Van Kraayenburg, who is known for his wildly Pinterest-popular kitchen conversion posters. Offering more than 100 recipes, the 170 page paperback is the ultimate guide to America's favorite food obsession and showcases beautiful, mouthwatering photography.
WHERE TO BUY: $22.95 in stores or at quirkbooks.com
For the birds
My Spy Birdhouse is perfect for anyone who loves to observe nature and the miracles that abound. It's easy to get a firsthand look into the life cycle of birds with this clever birdhouse design. It features a Clear acrylic window backing and a two way mirror insert which allows viewers to watch birds build nests, lay eggs and raise their young without ever being disturbed by onlookers.
WHERE TO BUY: $14.99 at Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, CVS, RiteAid, Dollar General, and Target or at myspybirdhouse.com
A cool idea
Summer is just around the corner and sleeping at night when faced with the discomfort of heat and humidity isn't easy. The Chillow brings cooling to sooth the head and face while relaxing to drift off to dreamland. And when the head is cool, the entire body is more at ease. Chillow is a portable pillow insert that provides instant personal cooling relief. Relieve aches and pains, menopause symptoms, headaches, or just enjoy cooling relief by adding water to the Chillow's inner chamber.
WHERE TO BUY: $12.99 at Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, CVS, RiteAid, Dollar General, and Target or at Chillow.com
Get it together
Homeowners admit it's a struggle to stay organized. It doesn't do any good to have countless possessions but not be able to find what's needed when the time is right. A new book from Better Homes and Gardens has the answers about how to organize and pare down households. "Organize Your Home" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is a 265-page paperback with "clutter cures."
WHERE TO BUY: $24.99 in stores or at hmhbooks.com