Cuisinart is a brand that has a long history connected to kitchen wizardry tools and culinary know-how. Even the most basic of everyday needs for important "reach-for" must-haves boast a sleek and superior design with their lines. A quality-engineered motor system utilizing their "Power Cut blade," ranks the Cuisinart Deluxe Can Opener as an ideal find. This single-touch operated can opener opens any size can, has a removable activation lever for easy cleaning, and a sturdy base that prevents sliding and tipping. It is available next month, just in time for Mother's Day. May 2014.
WHERE TO BUY: $29.95 in stores or at cuisinart.com
"The Nesting Place: It doesn't have to be Perfect to be Beautiful" (Zondervan Press) is a new 200-page hardcover by blogger-turned-author Myquillyn Smith, who admits she has moved 13 times in 18 years of marriage. Her book, filled with beautiful photography for examples and inspiration, includes tips about how to turn flea market finds into treasures, using a tree stump to craft a cozy "side table" and how to choose paint colors in-store to result in the perfect hues. The book is available in stores an online starting May 6.
WHERE TO BUY: $19.99 at thenester.com or zondervan.com
Smooth and delicious
RumChata is bottled from a made-from scratch cream liqueur recipe that uses five times distilled Caribbean rum and real Wisconsin dairy cream with a touch of natural cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and other secret flavors. It has quickly been discovered across the country by a wide range of consumers from 21 years of age to 65 plus. Since its trial rollout in 2009, RumChata has earned The Beverage Information Group's Rising Star Brand Growth Award in 2010 and 2011. RumChata is now available in all 50 states. Best served "as is," it has a flavor that rivals fresh cinnamon French toast.
WHERE TO BUY: $19.95 in stores or visit rumchata.com
Scent of spring
Avon's newest fragrance, Avon Femme, is a glamorous and sophisticated scent that evokes an elegant contrasting combination of sparkling freshness and a floral bouquet of jasmine and magnolia. The scent lingers with the sensual essence of amberwoods, captivating from day to night, for hour after hour of beautiful scent. Inspired by a sparkling diamond, Femme makes the perfect gift for Mother's Day.
WHERE TO BUY: $30 at Avon.com or through your local Avon representative