Year: 2016

16 July, 2016 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

Ever since I moved in May, I have been busy making the rental house feel like home. I have been putting together lots of stuff. I used to be intimidated by the instructions that looked like a foreign language. Amazing what you can do when there is no one else to do it for you.

2 July, 2016 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

I’m exhausted and have been laying around all day, which is NOT normal for me. I was feeling pretty guilty, then I was reading one of my favorite blogs and found this. Thanks Crystal! “Burning the candle at both ends doesn’t make you superwoman; it makes you exhausted. Give yourself permission to rest and take care YOU today so that you can more effectively serve and pour into others.” http://moneysavingmom.com/2016/07/give-permission-rest.html

19 June, 2016 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

Lipids are fats – namely the large variety of oils used in cooking and formulating products for the skin. The following is a homework assignment I did for school, comparing the properties of different oils. This was a fun project, although a bit time consuming. I melted all the oils and butters. I tried melting the beeswax without oil, which made it clump. I had to scoop it out, add the apricot kernel oil, then add the beeswax back in….

4 January, 2016 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

Last year, my word of the year, the word that would define my life was ACTION. I wanted to stop procrastinating and take action on the things I knew I needed to do. Was I successful you ask? Sort of. I got an AMAZING amount of stuff done in 2015. I got my daughter through her last year of high school, helped her navigate college applications, AND survived dropping her off at college. I planned and executed an awards dinner,…

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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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