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Erika
Concord, NH
Interests: I'm Erika, wife to Sam and mama to 3 little ones, Isaac, Jacoby and Ananda. We live outside of the Concord NH area, in a house that is definitely a work in progress. We homeschool and strive for a contected, deeper relationship together as a family. We have a garden and a flock of chickens, that will hopefully, someday, blossom into a full homestead. I'm home with my kids full time, caring for my children, growing and preparing food, knitting, sewing, learning to use my camera, sometimes reading and when I'm really lucky I can get out and go for a run.
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I managed to get one more bed covered and mulched, but now I will have to take a break from the shoveling and moving compost and heavy lifting. Prepping that last bed proved to be a bit too much for this pregnant body, and I spent the rest of that... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at The Family Carr
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Last year I skipped my garden all together. It felt good at the time, like I already had too much on my plate, but as the summer went by and I saw many pictures and stories being shared of what grew well and what didn't, it really just felt kind... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at The Family Carr
Looks great!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2014 on Sewing Snippets at Life With The Crew
Thank you so much! I certainly hope so, and perhaps as the kids have more time to play outside, I will not have so many people competing for our one computer. ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2014 on A Long Pause at The Family Carr
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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, by far. I love the feel and smells and family. This past Thanksgiving was even more exciting. I woke up early to get everything started for our meal and also because I wanted to take a pregnancy test first thing. I was due to start... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at The Family Carr
This has been a tough winter here. We had what I was referring to for a while as "The Friday Curse". It seemed like every Friday someone was sick with something. Between that, and the snow and polar vortex coldness, well I've been hibernating inside. There is more though, we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at The Family Carr
Oh, thank you! This was a horrible cold, and I'm just starting to get back to normal. Blah, not a fun way to spend the holidays.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on Under the weather at The Family Carr
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This truly has been one of the worst colds I have ever had. It's been a couple of weeks and I'm still not fully back to myself, but definitely on the mend. Everyone in the house caught it, but thankfully no one else got anything like what I did. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at The Family Carr
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I've had to take a little break from writing for a time as I'm trying recover from a pretty bad cold. Wishing everyone a lovely holiday season. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at The Family Carr
That looks delicious!
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2013 on Cranberry Banana Bread at Sagetribe
Same here! Definitely prefer it on the weekends. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2013 on Outside and in at The Family Carr
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Last night when I woke up to a small orange kitty curled up purring between mine and Ananda's head, I just couldn't help but give him a little scratch. This little Frankie has certainly captured everyone's love and attention. Really how could he not? He is such a sweet little... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at The Family Carr
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Outside: the start of the snow storm that gave us about 10" of fresh snow. And in: The snow is getting deeper and the boys are out sledding as much as possible. It's the first year the two have been able to play outside in the snow for an extended... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at The Family Carr
Such a lovely peaceful moment. My boys playing in the snow: http://www.thefamilycarr.com/ Enjoy your weekend. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2013 on {this moment} at SouleMama
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.............. This moment - A Friday ritual. A single photo- no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at The Family Carr
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I kind of feel like I'm falling behind a bit. Nothing horrible, just that feeling of there being a lot to do and not really sure where to start. Christmas decorating, presents to buy and make, the daily things like food and cleaning and then the occasional things like homemade... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at The Family Carr
Definitely cookies! And hot cocoa. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2013 on Magic of the season at The Family Carr
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I'm having a hard time this year getting in the spirit. Every year I have a this vision that by Christmas our house will look something like the store or house in Elf. Ginger bread houses, paper snow flakes, all kinds of art work up, a gorgeous tree, sprays of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at The Family Carr
The sheep covered in snow is too much for me. :) Seriously, couldn't be more cute. Enjoy the beauty of the winter. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2013 on december snow at SouleMama
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I have found over the years that the least amount of grains I eat, the better I feel. I've gone back and forth eating and avoiding gluten. I LOVE bread, like really really REALLY love it. I make at least two loaves every week of amazing sourdough for the family.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at The Family Carr
That looks like a great train display!
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2013 on The Trains are Here... at Buzzmills
They look great! We have paper snow flakes on our list for this week. Enjoy your weekend. :)
I love this picture! The mouse costumes, the lighting around on the trees. Fantastic. :) We got two new cats this weeks, and my daughter is just beside herself with love for them. http://www.thefamilycarr.com Enjoy your weekend. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2013 on {this moment} at SouleMama
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.............. This moment - A Friday ritual. A single photo- no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at The Family Carr