Archive for November, 2009

Holiday Bazaar UPDATE!

Due to some unexpected things, Herb’n Renewal will NOT be attending the bazaar at Botanica this weekend.

But, that shouldn’t stop you from going to see all of the other wonderful items that will be there!


November 24, 2009 at 12:58 pm Leave a comment

Join Us At Botanica For A Holiday Bazaar!

*~*Botanica’s Christmas Bazaar*~*

Saturday, November 28, 2009 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, November 29, 2009 12:00 noon – 5:00pm

A great time to get your Christmas shopping out of the way…

while supporting local artisans, growers and producers!

Botanica will have our wonderful Christmas gifts and decor including

fresh wreaths, garland, and centerpieces!

Craft Vendors will be offering unique gifts

Reflections of Africa’s bead work

Handmade Swarovski & Silpada designed jewelry

Wooden nativity scenes

Personalized stationary by The Envelope Please and Itouch

Handcrafted baskets

Painted ceramic tiles

Christmas ornaments

Mary Kay® products.

Kentucky Proud Members will be bringing

Fresh produce

Jams and jellies

Homemade soaps

Beer cheese

State-winning local honey from Keith Green

Hand blended herb seasoning from Herb’n Renewal®

Goodies from Karamel Kreations

Handmade quilts

Gourd birdhouses

Animal fiber art/felting/spinning

And, so much more!

~*~ Refreshments will be provided ~*~

Bring 1 canned food item for a chance to win a custom designed wreath!

Food donations are going to The Lighthouse Ministries


From Lexington, go out Richmond Road to Jacobson Park and bear right on Old Richmond Road. Go exactly 4 miles

From I-75 go to the Athens-Richmond Road exit, go to Jacobson Park (about 2-3 miles), turn left on Old Richmond Road and go exactly 4 miles 


November 20, 2009 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

Drew and Karin together again at Herb’n Renewal!

Well, heck…it’s been quite a past few weeks for us! Robin and Drew decided to close Caros after struggling to make ends meet for the past year. It was a hard decision because they both believed in Caros. I’m going to quote Robin because she said it much better than I ever could have.

“Sometimes the odds really do make success a longshot. Caros- The Best Little Joint Downtown, will be closing its doors on Friday November 13th after 3 years of “downtown revitalization.” I don’t know how the handicappers called it, but small business downtown looks sorely like the old gray nag! Starting with the unutilized block that was razed in the center of town, to a parking authority harassing employers, employees and clientele, to a dwindling daytime population due to layoffs and closings, and on to the city leaders bright ideas and so called plan…The Limestone Streetscape Project…Caros has had enough! With credit markets locked tighter than the Mayor’s office door, and the prospect of a viable business plan in downtown obliterated, the loss of another small business downtown will likely be seen as “collateral damage” suffered for the good of the city. Perhaps it’s fitting that a company with enormous experience, willpower, and spirit be put out to pasture downtown.
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to those who have supported us and laughed with us…we do ‘preciate ya!!!
Robin, Drew and “Stella”

So, where does that leave the “herbfolks” at Herb’n Renewal? At home and back on the farm together again! 🙂 That’s right, Karin and Drew are semi back to normal! Drew is taking a few days off to catch his breath but after that he will be in full swing out in the kitchen blending up a storm. Karin gets to go back to being the label printer, soap maker and herb stuffer! Lol

Life changes and you have to go with it…that’s what we are doing. It almost seems like we are going backwards but we’re not. We have great plans for Herb’n Renewal! Stayed tuned to see what we are doing.

November 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment