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Ilona Erwin
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The Little Mermaid of Merfolk Tales
Mermaids, baneful or beneficent? John William Waterhouse: A Mermaid 1900 Ancient mariners feared them, and they were legendary creatures of the sea which some called " sirens ", but Hans Christian Anderson put down pen to paper to record a story that became...
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This was my most popular hub. After I rejected their editing and made my own changes, it has now become completely unfeatured. The two main things that women like about it is advice and support for going gray and tips on products to use.
So many women fight the appearance of gray hair. I say why not embrace this stunning look and make the most of it!
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Could you choose just ten? Which ones?
It was difficult, but I whittled the list down to the top ten perennials for a home garden.
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Now is a great time to visit Arboretums. Need a few ideas on how to get the most out of that daytrip? Home landscapers can really benefit from their local botanical gardens and arboretums.
What if you could see which shrubs and trees grow well in your landscape? Or learn of plants mature sizes without waiting for years? An Arboretum can show and tell.
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My Houzz: A Backyard Getaway Emerges From a Grain Shed A high school friend of mine is considering lending his sizable carpentry talents to making "She Sheds".  I hadn't even heard of them, althoug...
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Love the heart shaped Cow sticker- and sold another order of it!
Jersey cow heart sticker. "I love cows". Beautiful cow sticker.
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Do You Love Northern Winters?
Not Everyone Hates Wintertime Winter, how do I love thee? Hmmm, Let me think about that a minute.... For all those who, like me, find lots to love about Northern winters in the U.S.A, this is a look at the holidays, the activities, and just the plain minima...
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daily devotional
The three great virtues : faith hope, and love. Because of their great significance there are famous symbols that stand for them: the cross, a heart, and an anchor. As we meditate on Hope during this week, it might be enlightening to think about how often we mix up the ideas of hope and faith. …
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I put together some found ideas for creating home decor with those gourds I grew this year (well, my compost pile grew them). Great ideas for Thanksgiving decorations.
Brighten Up The Home With Fall Gourds Two seasons ago I bought some gourds for autumn display, “just ’cause“, which lead to this years crop from the discards. I am already planning the Thanksgiving centerpiece with some of those harvested fruits of the compost pile, and it inspired this post. Gourds come in all sorts … Continue reading Display of Gourds Speaks The Language of Autumn
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Reporting on Central Ohio weather, my philosophical thoughts inspired by it and a couple June photos.
Whether it has been hot, cool, or rainy (and Ohio has been very rainy), what you can say about the weather so far this summer is that it is more than normal. When you get a little more than normal of anything… you sort of get concerned about the impact. Like, is it raining cats … Continue reading It Is More Than Normal
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It had been years since I had chickens, and I said for the past three to four years that, "This year I'll get chicks", but something always intervened in my plans. Well, no more! I now have a new l...
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garden and landscape, writing, html and css, webmaster,social media,teaching
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    Run my websites, write content, market and use social media.
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truegrit, Ilona1
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gardener, mom, grandma, blogger, dilettante
Introduction
Born and bred in Ohio, and like it despite all its detractors. I've been raising ten children for the past 30 years or so, and gardened quite a bit. Along the way I hitched a ride on the internet and have been blogging and otherwise making my way through the social networking world online ever since.

Five things about me:
  • I'm outspoken, yet a bit reserved;
  • friendly enough, but a keeper at home;
  • politically conservative, with a liberally compassionate core
  • I am contrarian
  • say "I" too much, am an INTP
I learned HTML and CSS on my own... and use writing and webmastering as ways to stretch myself mentally. I work with Wordpress and Joomla.

Recently reconnecting with old and new friends through Facebook.

If you'd like to support my website work you could order your Amazon choices through my Amazon.com affiliate. Began a creative journey with Zazzle, which is becoming a way to pay for my internet habit.

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10 kids, Homebirth, Homeschool,
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Ohio
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Winter's Damage- Is There Anything I Can Do? | Ilona's Garden Journal
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Winter's Damage- Is There Anything I Can Do? - Ilona's Garden Journal

Jamie Lee Curtis,Good Looks At Any Age
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I think Jamie Curtis is absolutely gorgeous. She has a look that is healthy, natural, and which any woman might want to emulate. Jamie Lee C

An All Pink Flower Garden Plan
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A pink garden, how sweet and cheerful a view would that be? From a soft and ethereal look to a bright pop of color, the pink flowers can del

How to Create a Beautiful Home Prayer Corner
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Prayer time should be your quiet time with God. The ideal is to have an entire room set aside as your prayer room, where you can go to exper

How Did I Live Without A Leaf Vacuum?
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Or do you find raking leaves more of a chore than you bargained for? I love trees, and my property is a large one with grassy spaces and lar

Making New Plants: Lavender | Ilona's Garden Journal
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Making New Plants: Lavender - Ilona's Garden Journal

Rethinking The Front of the House
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The front of our current house presents a very long surface to the road, having been added onto twice by attaching rooms to the side. It fac

Underestimated Flowering Shrubs | Ilona's Garden Journal
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Underestimated Flowering Shrubs - Ilona's Garden Journal

Arnold Goes Undercover at Gold's Gym
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Regional manager 'Howard' surprises Venice Beach gym-goers to promote After-School All-Stars.

Review: Le Creuset Cast-Iron French Ovens
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First of all I must say that I love all the French ovens from Le Creuset. I bought two of them five years ago and I was so satisfied with th

A Garden Journal Diary of Ilona's Garden: Christmas Gardening
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Blogging events of my garden season and its inspirations, while jotting down information on plants and garden tips. A gardening journal that

A Garden Journal Diary of Ilona's Garden: Winterizing The Garden, Puttin...
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Blogging events of my garden season and its inspirations, while jotting down information on plants and garden tips. A gardening journal that

A Garden Journal Diary of Ilona's Garden: Globe Thistles And Other Nice ...
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Blogging events of my garden season and its inspirations, while jotting down information on plants and garden tips. A gardening journal that

A Garden Journal Diary of Ilona's Garden: Announcement- But I don't know...
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Blogging events of my garden season and its inspirations, while jotting down information on plants and garden tips. A gardening journal that

A Garden Journal Diary of Ilona's Garden: White Rabbit Gardening
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Blogging events of my garden season and its inspirations, while jotting down information on plants and garden tips. A gardening journal that

Pink Flower Garden
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Using just one color, pink, to create an attractive garden.

Hungarian Decorative Painting
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Hungarians like to decorate things and they are quite good at it. In fact, certain areas of the country are well known for their decorative

10 Things You Can Do With A Roast Chicken
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Roast chicken is one of those simple,basic recipes that every beginning cook can master, but sometimes the way you flavor it can make this d

Building a Backyard Waterwheel
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www.waterwheelman.comThis is the story of a backyard landscaping project that grew and grew. When my Dad retired, he wanted to build a beaut