Welcome to the
2010 2014 2015, 2016 … 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
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.
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
What Has Changed
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:
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
The Perfect Summer Dinner
If you were looking for a summer dinner which incorporates wonderful seasonal fruits and perfectly paired flavors, this is the meal to try. Start with a simple roasted chicken. I have a page of how-to and information about roasting a chicken; there is nothing better...
Kifli : Traditional Hungarian Pastry Cookies
This recipe was a family recipe given to me many years ago by a friend. It was passed down through her family and is one of my personal favorites. It makes a large amount of cookies, but they can be frozen and are coveted treats, so give them as gifts (including a...
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...
August Holidays and Odd Observances
The birthstone for the month of August is the Peridot, and the birth flower is the Gladiolus. August Birthstone and Flower greeting card Holidays and special celebrations in the month of August. 02 National Coloring Book Day 03 Watermelon Day 03 Friendship Day 04...
July Celebrations and Holidays
The birthstone for the month of July is the Ruby, and the birth flower is the Larkspur. July Birthstone and Flower greeting card Holidays and special celebrations in the month of July. 01 International Joke Day 01 International Tartan Day 01 Canada Day 02 I Forgot Day...
The Sweet Red Cherry Elected For Presidents Day
February Is The Month for Cherries and Presidents Should the sweet red cherry be voted as president of all stone fruits? For your diet they promise all sorts of health benefits, and no one denies they do it in good taste. Survey some of their fine qualities and the...
Helen Mirren’s Role in Beauty and Fashion for Older Women
One of my favorite looks! | The Beauty of Maturity Gorgeous shorter hairstyle and the dress is a deep blue she favors. We live in a "forever young" society, and no one mirrors that more than our celebrities. Tucks, lifts, color, creams, in a never ending carousel of...
Martha Stewart’s Signature Green
The Many Shades of A Beautiful Green Hue 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...
Fall Seasonal Pillows and Other
One of the ways I love to refresh the look of my house is to change decorations and pillows out seasonally. I know I am not alone in this. Pillows are fun, their cost is usually very reasonable, they are comfy and useful. Pillows are one of the most fun and...
The Meaning Of Sapphire Blue Revealed
One of the world's largest-known faceted blue sapphires. Looking Deeply Into The Blues A favorite color of many men and a large cohort of women, this hue of the heavens brings calm and reassurance. Gemstones of sapphire, lapis lazuli, turquoise, and aquamarine have...
Cozy Winter Décor From Scandinavia
Natural Textiles and Textures The Land of the North Brings Cozy Warmth to Winter Nowhere else will it seem that the winters cold, long, dark season inspires such beautiful interior design as in the far north countries of Scandinavia. The lines are clean and crisp, the...
Hungarian Flavor For Gift and Favor Bags
Bring together some vintage Hungarian decorative arts for a unique gift bag combination. Recently, a savvy customer combined tissue paper printed with a traditional embroidery design with a gift bag of another design. Artwork from an old woodcut pictured a Magyar...
More Hungarian Apple Cakes
Bonus Apple Cake Recipes If you liked my Szegedi Bundt Cake recipe, you might enjoy these traditional apple coffee cakes from Hungarian kitchens, as well. Hungarian Apple Lattice Cake - Like a pie Use a jelly roll pan or a cookie sheet with sides for this recipe. This...