Dear Wendy readers are some of the most intelligent, stylish, super cool people around (it’s a proven fact), so, when a commenter suggested I create a regular feature for them to recommend some of their favorite products, it was a no-brainer and Reader Recs was born. Today’s recommendations come from Nicki Stapleton (honeybeenicki), who lives in Madison, WI with her husband, two bonus kids, two English Bulldogs, a hedgehog, a rat, a bearded dragon and a tortoise. She loves reading, going to heavy metal and hard rock concerts and just hanging out with family. Check out her recommendations below.
Cake Batter Dispenser
I always make a huge mess trying to make cupcakes, but this has made it a lot easier and more fun. It’s also great for making perfect pancakes and having younger children help you with baking.
Red and Black Pinup Dress
In the past 5 years, I’ve only worn 3 dresses: my wedding dress, a dress on a cruise during the captain’s dinner and this dress for our fifth anniversary. It made me feel sexy but didn’t make me feel too girly. It is comfortably and beautiful.
As a chunkier girl with a larger chest, I find it’s hard to find swimsuits that make me comfortable in my own skin and support my top half. This bombshell (in Royal Blue) is the solution to that. It fits well, flatters, and has good support. Plus my husband loves it!
Cards Against Humanity
This game was recommended to me by my cousin, so I thought I’d pass the fun along. It’s a fun and dirty party game for adults. Brings out the 14-year-old boy in all of us. [I love this game and have included it on past gift guides! — wendy]
Tattoos – Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am
I’ve always been a fan of tattoos and philosophy, so this book is right up my alley. It explores the history behind tattoos and how different people view them. Great read.
If you have some products you’d like to recommend to the DW audience, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with links to five recommendations (write “reader recs” in the subject line, please). Your recommendations can be from any store or website, but need to be accessible online — and I would love it if at least two items could be found on Amazon where I am an affiliate. If your list is a good fit for the site, I’ll ask you to write a brief description of each item/explain what you love so much about it.