Wren’s Favorites

I decided that if Oprah could have her favorites, then I can too. Here you’ll find products that I’ve just had to take home to use and links to sites that I enjoy and want to share. Have a link or a product that you think I would love? Send me an e-mail and share with the rest of our readers!

My daughter introduced me to Votre Vu a while back and my skin has never felt this good!  The fact that the products are choc full of natural products got me interested, but the real proof came when I used the samples my daughter gave me and saw the improvement in my skin. I’m totally sold on this product! In fact, so much so that I’ve become an independent consultant for the company. The only way to see what I mean is to try it for yourself. The company offers a 45 day money back guarantee so there’s nothing to lose. Click on the image at the left to visit my Votre Vu site, or send me an e-mail with your mailing address and I’ll send you out some free samples!

I love these soaps!
Karen Mason is a local soapmaker here in Florence that just happened to wander into my shop one day. One thing led to another and I managed to talk her into bringing a few of her soaps in to see if we could sell them. Needless to say, they were a huge hit.

She’s always bringing in new and interesting scents and has even added a few lotions to her line. The Mimosa scent smells good enough to eat, and her Musk and Cedar and Saffron are a hit with the men in the area.

Debbie Anderson of Victorian House Scones introduced this new cookie mix a few months ago and now we’re thrilled to be carrying it in the shop. The twist of using brown sugar in the mix makes these little cookies extra delicious. The bag comes with enough to make two nice size batches of cookies and all you have to add is butter and vanilla. We’ve tried it both as a cutout cookie and as a pan cookie and both ways work great. Debbie suggests dipping an edge of your cutout shortbreads in chocolate for an extra treat. We baked up a bunch and sampled them out here at The Nest and everyone loved them.

Not only do we love Victorian House Scones Brown Sugar Shortbread Mix, but we love doing business with Debbie. Be sure and check out her website at:


Ken and I were invited to take a tour of this amazing home and it’s gardens. What a beautiful place! Miguel and his wife have worked very hard to make this the perfect place for a dream wedding or family get together. Situated on a lake and surrounded by nothing but green trees and flowers, you won’t want to miss Osprey Shores.

Visit their website at www.ospreyshores.com and check out all the photos.