14 February, 2018 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

Hey Everybody! This week sort of sucked…Guess who was sick and had to drink the nasty elderberry tea? Plus, baby boy injured his leg in Air Force Boot camp, but he was cleared to do the gas chamber and made it through that, so all is not lost. In addition, I had the grand idea to make herbal truffles in time to post for Valentine’s Day. It started off ok, but I added corn syrup to sweeten it and it…

27 January, 2018 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

Last week, my husband was sick. It started with a sore throat and he soon developed chills and a hacking cough. After I badgered him to drink some elderberry tea, he finally agreed. Although the cough went on for several days, he was feeling mostly better within 24 hours of drinking the tea. With the news reporting the flu this year is deadly and as of today, still has not reached its peak, I thought providing some information on elderberry…

20 January, 2018 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

A New Beginning “Erase everything from the past that does not serve you, and be grateful it brought you to this place now, and to a new beginning.” — Rhonda Byrne   https://www.thesecret.tv/

13 January, 2018 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

This week was a tough one. No matter how much you try to prepare there is nothing like seeing your baby loaded onto a bus that drives into the unknown. And no…I’m not being dramatic. Ok, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic. The bus was bound for BWI airport, my son, my youngest of two, headed for Air Force training in San Antonio, TX. I sobbed liked somebody died. I looked over at my daughter and she was sobbing like…

20 December, 2017 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

I didn’t realize I typed up this wine review and never pushed the button to publish it. Me and my challenges with technology. Anyway, look at the trees. The backyard was green and lush. I wish! I did make reference to serving this wine for the holidays. Guess who will be going to the liquor store today! ** — ** — ** Happy Holidays ** — ** — ** I chose this wine because it is a Maryland wine. Boordy…

18 December, 2017 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

Last weekend, my baby cousin turned a year old. My cousin, his aunt, asked me to help out with a Winter Onederland themed party. Cute right?! I took advantage of the bare branches, pine boughs, and holly branches in my backyard to create cool trees and warm table centerpieces. My favorite part of the whole set up were the snow flakes. I made “kindergarden” style snowflakes by cutting paper along with light weight plastic snow flake ornaments I purchased from…

17 December, 2017 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

Honey has been used since ancient times as medicine. Along with great skin and wound healing benefits, honey has amazing antibacterial activity which means bacteria and other microorganisms cannot grow or reproduce in honey. Ingesting honey can help prevent common infections especially in winter. In the spring, my daughter and I use raw, local honey to help our bodies adapt to the pollen in our local floral population, essentially using local honey is a lessor form of an “allergy shot”. By taking…


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Charlena Edge

Charlena Edge

Hi, welcome to my humble abode! I’m Charlena, wife, mother of two, pet mommy, full-time worker, sporadic crafter, former floral designer, trial and error gardener, future chicken owner, and wanna be farmer. I have a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism. In between my disjointed, seemingly unrelated posts, I hope to share some of what I’ve learned. Thanks for stopping by!

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