Creative Hodgepodge
Amanda Socci current (Aug. 2020)

Creative Hodgepodge Blog

Anything that is “hodgepodge” is described as a mixture of various things.

I love the word hodgepodge and its synonyms “mélange” and “patchwork” because these words perfectly describe my interests.

What do I like? What do I write about?

I LOVE a lot of different things and I’m naturally curious and always asking questions.

The Creative Hodgepodge Blog is a collection of blog posts about a lot of different topics.

Every blog post features creative observations I make about people, places, and things. Enjoy!

I encourage you to read the Creative Hodgepodge Blog with an open mind. Be sure to leave comments directly in the blog posts. I value engagement with my readers.

Amanda Socci


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