Welcome to Ilona’s Reflecting Pool

You’ve landed on my personal page of creative living articles. A lifetime of experience in making a home, building family memories with meals, celebrations, and activities, as well as exploring beauty through art, personal wellness, and creativity. Explore the pages in this reflective and peaceful online environment .


What My Site Is About

The theme of my page is one point from a bible text, Philippians 4:8 “whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things”.

The Overall Theme

Written to give you the content of my accumulated experiences.
Although a lot of it is for my own entertainment, too.

The Motive

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.” ~ Jacqueline Bisset

A Woman’s Page ~For Women.

“We are called to be women. The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. For I have accepted God’s idea of me, and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am and all that He wants me to be.” ~Elisabeth Elliot

Inspiration and Information

Lifestyle Tips and Ideas 

Food and Entertaining

Click here for:  Favorite recipes or party ideas, these posts are part of the fun family pages that make your gatherings memorable.

Wedding Pages

Click here for:  Wedding stationary, wedding and shower themes, plus helpful tips for your special day, here are many articles that will inspire you.

Weird Holidays

Besides the traditional holidays we know and love, there are many truly odd, somewhat weird holidays out there to celebrate! Looking for a day that promotes your favorite food, pet, or hobby? Click here


Click here: If you are thinking about making money online, building a blog, or starting a business with a P.O.D. like Zazzle… I’ve written my observations and given some tips on those topics.

Beauty and Wellness

Click here for: Aging well, beauty and fashion for mature women, these are some of the important things that have gained a focus as I have grown older. It is never too early to put wellness and health at the top of your list.


Recent Work

Overview of the many topics of interest to be found in ‘Ilona’s Reflecting Pool’ of today.

Great Quotations and poems

Quotations and Poems

Inspiration and wisdom

Chicken Divan Casserole

Chicken Divan Casserole

Chicken Divan is an old fashioned favorite with a great blend of flavors. While broccoli is added to almost everything, it seems, this classic way to combine chicken, cheese, and a creamy sauce  should never go out of style. In either the thirties or forties of the...

Lemon Chicken Casserole for Company!

Lemon Chicken Casserole for Company!

Usually casseroles are considered everyday fare, but Lemon Chicken casserole is the exception!  The delicious flavors dress up this simple recipe that combines with fancy vegetable and salad side dishes of your choice. The ease and simplicity of this dish streamlines...

Sweet Rolls with Aromatic Cardamom

I have two recipes here for an easy version of Cardamom rolls and the old fashioned one that I like to bake for my family at Christmas time. the difference is in details, such as prep time and whether a simple glaze or a sugar and sliced almond finish is used for the...


Family Topics

Building family life

recipes to cook


Favorites of my family and friends

birthday parties

Party Life

Birthdays and more


Grow Your P.O.D.

Website and POD tips

Ilona's Reflecting Pool health and fitness


Feeling fit

mature women

Over Fifty

Health and Beauty

family life

Pregnancy and Birth

Opinions of a mom Coming soon


The most important thing in the world to me has always been family. Sharing wisdom and ideas, Family Life

Keep Fit

In the interest of being healthy and keeping fit, pages I have written through the years on the topic, soon to be updated. Fitness and Aging Well


A few insights from personal studies. Timeless wisdom from the Bible; some of the earlier pages from this site. Study The Bible.

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Wonder of White: Meaning and Modalities

Wonder of White: Meaning and Modalities

White, Blanche, Blanco in Symbolism and History White, while it may be the absence of color in one form is the combination of all in another... thus starts the wonder of white. This page catalogues some of the ways our eyes see the color of "white", which is the...

Martha Stewart’s Signature Earthtones

Martha Stewart’s Signature Earthtones

The Lovely Shades of Classic Earthtones Martha Stewart has become an American icon, and her favored color palettes, especially the green that has infused much of her books and publications are part of her brand. The carefully edited color palettes that identify her...

The Name, Ilona

The Name, Ilona

Names tell stories.Often they are the oldest words we use and inside them sound the faint echoes of a long and distant past. The names of places sometimes remember who we were and how we used to see the world. ~ Alistair Moffat, 'Before Scotland: The Story of Scotland...


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