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

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 is getting most of the 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. -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, 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.

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: 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: Learn to de-stress, 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

A Destin, Florida Destination

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”...

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Love Your Gray Hair: Silver Is the New Blonde

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...

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Creamy Lemon Turkey Casserole

Cooking, eating, entertaining, having a good time… it’s why I collect recipes and share them. Plus I’m half Hungarian. Get Out Your Casserole Dish and Bake This Tonight My Family’s Favorite Comfort Casserole Many years ago, a dear friend sent...

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Beauty Appliances for Aging Gracefully

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...

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Fennel and Rosemary Beef Tenderloin, Dinner Holiday Menu

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...

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Gingerbread House

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...

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The Prettiest Nail Polish Trends

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...

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Gypsy Style Belly Dancer, Costuming and Gift Ideas

I took bellydance lessons and performed, then became interested in costume. The historical relationship of dance and culture is fascinating. Let’s examine the way we think they look, with swirling skirts and ethnic jewelry. Discover Gypsy’s performance art...

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Cheerful Strawberry Décor For Any Place In Your House

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...

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Adorable Diaper Bags

  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...

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Adorable Gifts for New Moms

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...

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