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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blogging friends are AWESOME!

Since starting this blog I have 'met' some wonderful people. Bev at Bee Haven Acres is one of them! In one of my comments on her blog, I mentioned the fact that Nadia collects feathers. Guess what arrived in our mailbox today? The sweetest card and feathers for Nadia! She was so excited and happy, it really made her day. Thank you Bev, it really was the nicest thing you did for my little collector.
Discovering her treasures...
Seit ich diesen blog angefangen habe, habe ich total nette Leute "kennengelernt". Bev von Bee Haven Acres ist eine davon! Ich hatte auf ihrem blog einen Kommentar hinterlassen, dass Nadia Federn sammelt. Ratet was heute bei uns im Briefkasten war? Die niedlichste Karte und Federn fuer meinen Sammler! Sie hat sich so darueber gefreut, es war wirklich sehr lieb von Bev ihr die zu schicken.
Hier entdeckt sie ihre Schaetze...You can't really see it in this picture, but there is some yellow on the feather and Nadia loved that.
Man kann es auf diesem Bild nur schwer erkennen, aber ein Teil der Feder ist hellgelb. Fand Nadia ganz toll.
She said those two are the prettiest feathers in her collection now!
Sie hat gemeint diese beiden Federn waeren nun die Schoensten in ihrer Sammlung!
She took this picture to show some of her favorites.
Sie hat dieses Bild von ihren Lieblingsfedern gemacht.
This is what I originally planned to write about: how to make your own furniture polish. Almost everybody has olive oil and lemon juice at home. I prefer to cook with real (freshly squeezed) lemon juice, but just in case we always have some bottled at home. It's also cheaper (for cleaning products) than fresh lemons...
Geplant hatte ich eigentlich darueber zu schreiben: wie man seine eigene Moebelpolitur macht. Fast jeder hat Olivenoel und Zitronensaft in der Kueche. Zum Kochen nehme ich lieber frisch gepressten Zitronensaft, habe aber "auf # sicher" immer eine Flasche Zitronensaft im Haus. Ausserdem ist der aus der Flasche billiger fuer die Politur...
All you need is an empty spray bottle, 1 cup of olive oil and 1/3 cup lemon juice. Shake well before using, that's it. Apply a small amount to a soft cloth and polish the surface, then buff with a soft clean cloth.
Man nehme eine leere Flasche, 1 Tasse Olivenoel, 1/3 Tasse Zitronensaft. Vor Gebrauch gut durchschuetteln, fertig. Um die Moebel zu polieren sprueht man eine kleine Menge auf ein weiches Tuch und reibt es auf das Moebelstueck. Danach mit einem sauberen Tuch nachpolieren, das wars...


  1. Anke, you can also use your furniture polish as a salad dressing!!! LOL.
    So glad Nadia enjoyed the feathers!!!

    Have a great rest of your week.


  2. Isn't that Beverly something? Did you see the apron she sent me?

    I JUST made that furniture polish last week and planned on blogging about it today as well! Great minds think alike!

  3. How special those feathers will always be to Nadia! How thoughtful of Bev to actively look for ways to make someone else's day "special".

    I really don't have a lot of advice when it comes to growing the African violets. I do know that they love light, but not direct sun. I think that is one reason mine do so well in my kitchen window. I do use a liquid African violet fertilizer that I picked up at Wal-Mart...about 8 drops in two quarts of water...once a week...I water from the bottom. I really do think the ones in the self-watering violet pots do better. The leaves look so much better and the plant itself seems to stay more central located, as opposed to one side or the other in some of my other pots. I know that they say that what causes the lopsidedness is not turning them, but I turn mine and they still have that problem...especially the big purple one. Aside from those couple of things I just love them and talk to them. I love the satisfaction that comes each week after I've tended them. It makes me feel content and happy! :)

  4. Bev, thank you again, you really made Nadia's day. She showed the feathers to EVERYBODY yesterday! Guess I could use my polish as a salad dressing in a pinch... :-)
    Jayme, I saw the apron Bev sent to you. It is beautiful and yes, Bev really is something. Is your furniture polish the same recipe?
    Dianna, thank you for the African violet advice. I'll try and get some fertilizer for mine. Since it's doing so good (so far) I want to keep it alive.

  5. Werde diese Möbelpolitur auch mal zusammenmixen.Im Frühjahr steht das Wohnzimmer an zu renowieren und der Schrank hat es auch schon nötig das aufpolieren.Das mit den Federrn war aber ganz lieb von Bev.Bis bald Christine

  6. Danke für das Rezept der Möbelpolitur. Ist das für alle Möbel geeignet?
    Lieben Gruß, Petra

  7. Petra soweit ich weiss, kann man die Politur fuer alle Moebel nehmen. Hatte bisher noch keine Probleme.

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