Welcome to the 2010 2014  20152016 … up to 2021 edition of my site.

The net has greatly changed in a lot of ways over the past few years, but some things remain true about my site:

It is personal, it is written to give you the content of my accumulated experiences.

About this Site

This whole adventure began on Geocities, which then became Yahoo-Geocities, and now that part of the internet is no more, except in the archives of sites which copied all the content. No more free websites on Geocities made the end of an era, you might say. Not that I am complaining because they were very good to me over the years with free and very stable hosting. I made a place for the writing and webmastering I had begun, in this new site.

 

If you could support my internet activities with Amazon purchases through the access from my pages I would appreciate it -I finally made enough to pay for the domain name here as an affiliate, but this could be supported further with help from visitors to the site. I have handpicked Amazon selections to check out. These are chosen to relate to the topics I center on within these pages.

Each year I have worked hard to renew the site… this year even more intensively. The Garden site, Ilona’s Garden usually gets most of my work and attention.

Visit my garden...

Visit my garden…

The Garden Pages took on their own domain for some time now (since 2006)  and are thriving. Most of my writing has been garden writing for a number of years.

The Childbirth section remains at it’s same url.

More for you, my dear visitors! I feel badly to have so neglected this site, but I am really tired of the annoying ad styles. .Not that I am complaining because geocities was very good to me over the years with free and very stable hosting.

I think it is great to start out on, but my own domain has been long overdue. myreflectingpool.com -in case you forgot the name. Still in the works, but I am steadily improving it. So update your bookmarks, since I will link the garden site from here, but it has its own domain that you can bookmark, and the Christmas sites are on their own domain. It may be a month or two until everything has checked out.

 

I have moved Loving Christmas totally to its own domain, lovingchristmas.com. You might say I’ve been very busy working on all this! Yes, you certainly could say that. I’m very excited about the possibilities.

Topics Inside The Reflecting Pool

Find the links to all the original sections of the Reflecting Pool with short page descriptions.

What Has Changed

The Celt page will be given new code, and perhaps the Hungarian pages. The lifelights should take on….New life 🙂 Once I start working on them I have ideas for a new ways to present the wise sayings and humorous tidbits that have made up that part of the old site. This should keep me busy, along with my other blogging.

The Old “Web Help” has returned!!!

Soon after I had jumped full fledged into updating and creating new pages on my website, I had found that there were many others who could benefit from what I had learned … links to the best problem solving pages, or what features I found for a website, or just how to do things online. That was scrapped fairly early on after I started to do more blogging. But now it seems there is a whole new group of people wanting to start out and in need of newbie advice. So, the blog that I have on this site is becoming the NEW Web Help. I haven’t done a lot with it yet, it is that new. But you can look at it, Ilona’s Reflecting Pool- Web Help Check it out.

This Blog Has Posts

Check out the “Recent Jottings“.

The section on woman’s fitness, Body Beautiful, had gotten the most attention when first setting up this new space. It reflects the needs I have in my own life. I hope this part of the site will see more more additional pages. The fitness section was always about a holistic approach to being healthy in mind and body, with a healthy body image, not the popular artificial one. No airbrushing here! Expect the site to get renovated throughout the year.

While this site is always evolving, I would say that the gardening part has the largest share of subject matter. It has its own domain: https://www.ilonasgarden.com Ilona’s Garden

The Projects That Grew:

The Loving Christmas site

All-new look for Christmas in Ohio My Old House blog- the D-I-Yourself tales   Squidoo  Hubpages projects:  Tussy-Mussy, A Visit to Maui.

Everything is gradually being renewed…

in fact, this is to be a whole new site worked on from scratch, although I am not offering free graphics anymore.

Check out the Bible Study area.

Blogging has been my main venture- I think that is the future for all personal website expression.

This website is taking on some of those aspects. it has taken twist and turns, been on hiatus, and now finally given life with direction that will completely transform it. In fact, I plan for this entire entry to the site to completely change.

“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

Posts From The Reflecting Pool Blog

Roasted Chicken Meal Possibilities

Roasted Chicken Meal Possibilities

Easy roast chicken yields more than one meal. Originally, I published this article in 2011 with all ten recipes plus the roast chicken one included. I think that format is awkward, and this post is dedicated mainly to instructions on roasting the best possible...

read more
Apricot Stuffed Roast Chicken

Apricot Stuffed Roast Chicken

Apricot stuffed roast chicken is going to become a holiday alternative to plain Jane turkey in your family recipe repertoire. This particular recipe is very rich in flavor. The meal can't be boring when adding jammy apricot glazed roast chicken that has a bread...

read more
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...

read more
Super Quick Chinese chicken Noodles

Super Quick Chinese chicken Noodles

Quick and tasty, all you need is the roasted chicken that you add for protein and flavor to a fast food from home that makes lunch or dinner on a busy day. Quick Chinese Chicken Noodles - Just throw it together and eat- I'm the queen of the throw together meal. The...

read more
Italian Panzanella Salad with Chicken

Italian Panzanella Salad with Chicken

What is Panzanella Salad? It's a is an Italian concoction from the region of Tuscany and Umbria which is basically a chopped salad of soaked stale bread, onions and tomatoes. Who thought of turning bread into salad? The Italian genius for food turns those ingredients...

read more
Roasted Chicken Frittata with a Red Peppers Upgrade

Roasted Chicken Frittata with a Red Peppers Upgrade

We all love flavorful Italian cooking, and this frittata uses roasted chicken and red peppers to take the omelette style meal up a notch. A further enhancement is the use of Gouda cheese rather than one of the usual Italian choices. A light Sunday night meal or a...

read more
Indian Curry Dinner, American Style

Indian Curry Dinner, American Style

Not a traditional or authentic recipe, this Indian Curry Chicken came from an Amy Vanderbilt recipe book from long ago (when I was first married!). It has been a family favorite through the years, not only for the delicious flavors of the chicken curry sauce, but from...

read more
Chicken Goulash Stew

Chicken Goulash Stew

Using roasted chicken, this stew cooks up fast. The savory flavoring from real Hungarian paprika is a simple yet amazing change from the flavors you are used to when thinking "chicken stew". Great any time in the year, but especially welcome when a cozy, comforting...

read more
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...

read more
Festive Pear and Pomegranate Salad

Festive Pear and Pomegranate Salad

– Refreshing, Colorful, and Easy This is an excellent fruit salad for holidays. It is beautiful in presentation with all the right components for flavor and crunch. For me, it is essential to include it in the Christmas dinner menu. Works just as well at Thanksgiving...

read more
My Christmas Cookie Collections

My Christmas Cookie Collections

Over the years I published many of my favorite Christmas cookie collections; both to share with others and to have a backup resource accessible to family members to bake their favorites. HINT: you may want to bookmark this page for future reference! My children have...

read more
Special Christmas Cookies

Special Christmas Cookies

Here are a few of my special Christmas cookies, which may be new to you. I like rich cookies, that look like they took some effort (even if they are actually very easy) for special occasions like Christmas. These are some of the lesser known ones, while my most...

read more
A Little NoteArchivePlus
Many links on My Reflecting Pool are affiliate links. If you purchase a product after clicking an affiliate link, I receive a small percentage of the sale for referring you, at no extra cost to you. Purchasing through affiliate links is an easy, painless way to help out your favorite bloggers. Thank you so much for your continued support!