Hello! Welcome to my Five Faves with Annie and Cindy. It includes some cool new home accessories with texture at Pottery Barn, a flavorful white bean soup, a good book and more!
I’m writing this in the Jacksonville, FL airport. I was here to inspect another second home and this time it went well. Expect some updates next month. Our friends, Mercedes and Mark let me stay with them and Mercedes always has great ideas…some of which are in this post!!
1. Creamy White Bean Weeknight Dinner
Mercedes lives in the friendly neighborhood of Atlantic Beach, Florida. She and her friends have a new tradition of taking turns making a simple dinner on Tuesday nights and sharing it with each other. The key is to make it simple as in no stress.
Mercedes made this Creamy White Bean Dish With Herb Oil from The New York Times. It was a hit! She served it with a simple green salad and crusty bread.
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2. Home Accessories With Texture – New From Pottery Barn
When I take Chief on a long walk down Chestnut Street here in San Francisco, I like to occasionally pop into Pottery Barn to see what’s new. And I’m loving the new accessories that they are showing like these cool wooden candlesticks…
These are realistic succulents…
3. Smart Clock and Light Bulb ($36)
I’ve mentioned before that I wanted the smart clock that my son has…and it arrived. Tommy set it up for me so that when I say “Hey, Google, good night” it tells me the next day’s weather and says “Good night, Mary Ann. Your family loves you.” (His idea). And then plays the sound of ocean waves for an hour while I drift off. So I like that!
But what I wasn’t expecting to like so much is the smart bulb that came with the clock! You can set it on a timer and adjust the warmth/coolness…even change the color if you want!
Here is the warmth I selected and it turns off at bedtime.
4. What To Read/Listen To: Vanderbilt The Rise And Fall Of An American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper
This is interesting to listen to (read by Anderson Cooper) especially after visiting their mansions in Newport, RI.
5. No Excuse To Have Dirty Eyeglasses!
Mercedes gave me one of these great Zeiss Lens wipes…and I ordered a box for myself. Convenient to have in your purse, car, on your desk, etc.
They really work! Those are my Five Faves this week! On Thursday, I am showing some fun “Galentine’s Day” ideas with creative bloggers. Please come back!
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Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week: