Basic Information for Newbie Gardeners, What You Need to Know!

Basic Information for Newbie Gardeners, What You Need to Know!

Many Ways to Learn Experience: Watching other gardeners, whether in real life or on TV and video, gives invaluable education in basic techniques and gaining confidence. Advice: Visit your favorite websites, like Ilona’s Garden or avail yourself of the many books...
Is January a Jumpstart Month?

Is January a Jumpstart Month?

For me it is a “percolating” month. I have much better long-term accomplishment if I focus in this month and then begin to launch the plans in the late winter/ early spring. You know what else follows this timeline? Plants. So what did I accomplish in...
Pursuing Business: Posts and Podcasts I’m Learning From Now

Pursuing Business: Posts and Podcasts I’m Learning From Now

Recently, after being asked to collaborate with a newbie on creating a coaching business, I started looking into information that would inform me, and be helpful to her. I came across some resources to list here, so readers could benefit, too. Ittybiz Advice I’m...

Fine Art America Prints For Sale

Having started at Fine Art America a few years ago… I sort of left it and neglected to put up new pics, That is all changing now. I am loading up photos that I think are right for this particular site, and wanted to post a bit about what is being uploaded and...

Which Zazzle Designs Make Money?

Making a living may not be possible for most people on Zazzle, but it is possible to make a bit of pocket money. I thought I would show which designs make money on my Zazzle account. Most of them are in my main store, ilonagarden. When created, I had no idea they...
Vizsla Lover and Other New Designs

Vizsla Lover and Other New Designs

Vizsla Design Is New On Merch For Vizsla lovers everywhere, I created a new design for Amazon Merch. For those who don’t know, the Vizsla is a dog breed from Hungary that has some fanatically loyal fans. They are a hunting breed, with a very lovable temperament....
What Happened to 2017? A Break Turned into Hiatus

What Happened to 2017? A Break Turned into Hiatus

I started out well enough in 2017. I did a major overhaul of updating old pages, editing and sometimes revising them on the Garden sites. I transferred a number of the Squidoo/Hubpage articles to my own sites, after full-blown editing. Almost as much work as writing...
Updating Is Full Steam Ahead on Garden Site

Updating Is Full Steam Ahead on Garden Site

After making massive changes to the garden sites, Ilona’s Garden and the Journal were both given secure https status, and the continued work from changing the permalinks structure, I have also reworked how the site is stacked. Made a new start page, removed...
Continuing Education, What’s New, and What’s on Hiatus?

Continuing Education, What’s New, and What’s on Hiatus?

Been Doing This / What am I in the middle of learning right now? Using Adobe Illustrator, Making videos, Upping my blogging-game, Learning to use the Genesis theme for WP, Adjusting to writing changes via Hubpages,  Improving my output and work on Zazzle, those are...

After 8 Years, Starting My Etsy Shop (Or Not)

(Update) I looked further into the process and decided that it is unlikely I could make it pay anything near to the amount of work and time that would have to go into the endeavor at this time. See the Etsy selling page. I was so excited by the prospect of building a...