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
Although Florida has been most famous for Miami, many are discovering the beauties of the Emerald Coast and the allure of Apalachicola. I know I am one of that number. In fact, Florida’s Emerald Coast has been voted the “Best Beach Town in the South”...read more
If you decided to go silver, winter is time to love your gray hair and take care of it. That includes protection from the elements, using the right hair care products, and styling. Silver Fox Shirt Now that I have spent a number of years allowing my hair to grow into...read more
Facial Steamers When I was a young woman I regularly used a facial steamer. It lasted me for many years… Until one of my teenagers rendered it unusable (don’t ask me how! I have no idea). I recently decided it was time to begin facial steaming again. Years...read more
Christmas Dinner At My House Every year, and it is my hope to continue, it is our tradition to have a big family meal together on Christmas Eve. We keep certain foods on our menu because they are something that say “Christmas” to us in a special way, but...read more
Use this icing recipe to construct Gingerbread house and decorate with candies. RECIPE FOR ROYAL ICING Beat together: 1 1/2 cup Warm water 12 Tb. Meringue powder Add: 4 lb. Powdered sugar 1 tsp. Almond extract Beat until icing loses it’s shine and stands in...read more
Who doesn’t like pretty nails? A woman’s love for shoes is well known, but what about the beauty of those feet inside the shoes? The finishing touch for a pedicure, the toes peeking out from sandals, and otherwise unadorned feet on the beach all deserve a...read more
Cheerful, with the attractive red, white and green palette, strawberries are beloved motifs for fabrics, furnishings and decorative objects. Strawberry Fields Forever Everybody probably has some sort of design motif that is their favorite, whether it derives from its...read more
Revealing the mystery of Emerald, the clear green jewel hue. Pantone colors track the trends in fashion and interior decor and chose this as one of their colors of the year.read more
Feel Adorable While Carting All That Baby Gear Diaper bags have really grown up. They are fun and fashionable and made by the best brands. Here is your ticket to finding the best travel with baby diaper bags – you will look and feel fashionable and...read more
Welcome to Super Gift Guide Ideas for New Moms! Know a new mom? Surprise her with something really thoughtful – it will mean so much! Here are some adorable ideas to make her the happiest holiday mommy (besides that cute bundle of joy, of course!). It...read more
Bring children into the the celebration of Thanksgiving with one of their favorite activities, coloring. If you have a printer these simple pictures can provide a quiet time in the midst of meal preparations. How did Thanksgiving become a National Holiday? A woman...read more
Not 1001 different costumes, but a range of them plucked from the stories of the 1001 Arabian Nights. Those timeless adventures of Sinbad, Aladdin, and told by the clever Sheherazade. Travel on this magic carpet ride that imagines there is a rock band that decides to...read more
Great Looks For Fall When I passed the fifty year mark, did I lose all fashion sense? Sometimes it appeared so, but the actual fact was that I had changed and the style that once was becoming no longer fit the person I was now. What looks good with my gray...read more