Hodgepodge Wednesday ~ Happy New Year

Welcome to the last Wednesday Hodgepodge of 2014.
Tomorrow begins 2015 and there will not be a Hodgepodge next week.
Joyce & her daughter are busy planning a wedding. Congratulations!
Now on to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge.
This is where bloggers answer the questions Joyce asks.
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(1) Share a favorite moment from your Christmas holiday celebration.

 A- One of my favorite moments was the opening of the package with the goodies I won from Joyce's 200th Wednesday Hodgepodge. Thank you, Joyce! The package came as a huge box the week before Christmas. It was actually the biggest thing I opened on Christmas Eve. (We opened our presents Christmas Eve and I cooked a huge feast on Christmas Day.) After I opened the box there was another box inside, with a lovely Christmas card from Joyce. It was at that moment my family teased me that there would be an even smaller box inside that one. ha! However, you'll have to read on to see what was in the second box.

(2) What would you say has been the biggest news event during your life so far?

A- The birth of our 3 sons.

(3) The Pantone Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala. What say you - like or no like? Would I find this color anywhere in your home or wardrobe? Will you add something in this shade to either?

A- I no like! If I were to add this color anywhere it would be a pair of slacks with a white shirt. I really don't see me adding this color to my wardrobe, definitely not to my home.

(4) Would you rather meet your ancestors or your great grandchildren? Explain why.

A- My ancestors! My middle name comes from my great-great grandparents who were said to have been missionaries. Also, my great grandfather, and his family, came from Italy and lived in Chicago during the time of Al Capone. It is said my great grandfather trained to be a boxer to protect his family from Al Capone's men. The story is also told that my great grandfather accidentally cut off three of his fingers while sawing. I would like to find out if that is so, or if Al Capone's men did it.

(5) Share one life lesson learned in 2014.

A- Friendships must be maintained in order to grow.

(6) What was your best or favorite purchase made in 2014?

A- My Lodge cast iron cookware.

(7) What is one thing you're looking forward to in the new year?

A- I really don't have any foreseeable events happening in the new year.

(8) Insert your own random thought here.

As I post this I realize I should have taken pictures of the two boxes also.
Thanks, Joyce, for the wonderful gifts. I did share the peppermint bark :)

NOEL ~ the lovely Christmas card from Joyce!

(1) Anthropologie Fragrance Candle
(very aromatic ~ great for a romantic evening/night)

(2) The Soap & Paper Factory Snowy Peppermint Shea Butter Soap
(smells awesome! I will be saving & using this in my clothes drawer)

(3) 2014 The Wednesday Hodgepodge ornament

(4) White & Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
(this is the only item I shared with my family ~ it was YUMMY!!)

(5) Swankie Hankies ~ with a bit of Christmas cheer written on each one

(6) colorful Notecards w/ envelopes

(7) Snowflake Mitten to hold the notecard & envelopes

(8) `tis the Season carry bag to hold everything

Let me tell you, Joyce is no cheapskate, she really did a fabulous job!


Joyce said…
I'm glad you enjoyed the gifts! Happy new year to you and your family!
Linda Kay said…
Enjoyed your post, Michelle, and congrats on winning Joyce's package. Sounds like it was full of special prizes. Have a wonderful 2015.
If I had such interesting ancestors I might have wanted to know them. I think I have an Indian princess in my background.
Wishing you a healthy, happy new year!
Ooo, that cast iron cookware sounds fabulous! Are you going to show us a photo of it? I'd love to see it!
Michelle F said…
You know, I am the blogworld's worst at taking and posting pictures. I guess I just don't think about it. That does sound like a good idea, Judy. I will try to get one posted.
Sandee said…
May you and yours have a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. ☺
Enjoyed reading your answers. So true about friendship. I've let some people slip away because of neglect. I love the Lodge pieces. I only have two but they are awesome. Wow, I love everything that Joyce sent to you. What a fun blessing. Happy New Year!
Buife D. Nomeh said…
Happy New Year, Mitchelle. Thank You For Everything. It has been great--knowing you! Thank you for always checking up on me. God bless you and yours. May He grant you an amazing 2015!

- Buife
Michelle F said…
Buife, you are so sweet.
I am glad we connected.
May God bless you now and forever.