Welcome to the
2010 2014 2015, 2016 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
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 is getting most of the work and attention.
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
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.
My blogs are always fresh, so if you want something “today”, check those!
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: http://www.ilonasgarden.com Ilona’s Garden
The Projects That Grew:
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
Hammocks always say summer to me. In my part of the country the summers get so hot and humid, and whenever there is a day when the breezes are blowing, taking a nap under shady trees is such a pleasure. That is how we traditionally use these leisure contraptions in...read more
I am very picky about fudge. I want it to be creamy, but hold its shape well, I want the ingredients fresh, real, and meltingly delicious. I prefer homemade to commercial fudge, anytime. We came a cross a recipe that has the magic ingredient of turning out well every...read more
Many years ago, around 2005 or so, I participated in a popular writing meme following a template that gave a wonderful result. It combines something of the many “about me” formats, but with a decidedly more aesthetic outcome. So many bloggers were creating...read more
Print Recipe Alternate Recipe for Cardamom Rolls Course: Bread Servings: 16 rolls Ingredients2 packages active dry yeast1 cup unsalted butter, plus more for buttering pans1/2 cup Granulated sugar2 large eggs3/4 cup milk4 1/2 cups flour plus more for kneading1 teaspoon...read more
Warming and Flavorful Spice for Your Cooking While better known today because of its addition to Chai drinks and Indian cuisine, cardamom has long been a favorite in Scandinavian kitchens and in my kitchen, too. It add a “je ne sais quoi” to many dishes...read more
What makes a style work for you? If you’re looking for a smart style to suggest to your hairdresser next time a haircut is due or just dressing up a bit for a night out. I’m creating a curation of some of my favorites for future reference, here. Maybe they...read more
I’m just starting out on Society6, which is a POD site for artists ( much like Zazzle). Anyway, while seeking to discover how to use the site and create designs that fit its demographic and products I came across some sute Corgi designs. I like the Corgi breed...read more
Herbs & Vitamins Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. All information is offered from my own personal opinions and experience for you to use for informational purposes only. We are responsible for our own health decisions and that includes consulting...read more
I love the picture of a warm fireside. I am a cold climate person… was born and lived with cold winters all my life. One of the things that freezing temperatures highlight is the comfort of a fireplace. Whether it includes the view of the fire or not, radiant...read more
Among the more obscure nationally proclaimed holidays, were you aware of the day set aside to celebrate cherry desserts? Well there is one! For most of us, that means the tart fruits of the sour cherry tree, the Prunus cerasus. The pie cherry has been consumed since...read more
Strength Training Whatever your age or difficulty, it seems training with weights can help you. Eventually, a whole body regimin could be introduced into your exercise routine, but where (and how limited) would you like to start? I chanced onto Jane Fonda’s...read more
Exercise and the Christian Woman Follow your heart If you are like many Christians, it is a temptation to make such a division between the spiritual and the physical that the two realms almost seem mutually exclusive. Or you may not have a spiritual emphasis, but an...read more
How can I find the time to exercise? This can be tough when your schedule is already full or you have small children at home (duh, same difference). It is terrific to know that small bites of exercise throughout your day are an accomplishment that can give you...read more