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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Meet the Locals- Erica!

Hello, everyone ♥
I'd just like to start off by thanking everyone for 
the extremely kind words about my cat, Cuddles.
It's been a very tough week for me; the first few
days were the hardest, naturally, but now I've slowly
begun to accept the reality. And even though I'll never know 
exactly what happened (she was in perfect health till her death), 
I know in my heart that she is at peace, and that truly comforts me.

Also-- I haven't forgotten about the Halloween cards
I promised to send some of you; I definitely will be mailing
them out the beginning of next week... hopefully, they'll
reach you on time for Halloween!

Now, moving on to our latest local . . . ♥

1.) What's your name? Where are you from?

Erica Houskeeper. I live in Burlington, VT. 

2.) How long have you lived in the New England area?
With the exception of college and a brief stint out west, I have lived most of my 39 years in New England and Vermont.

3.) What is your fondest memory of living here?

Too many to name. One of my fondest memories is riding my horse Banjo along an old logging road near my childhood home in Manchester, Vt.


4.) What is your favorite New England "hot spot" and why?

My hometown of Manchester, Vermont is my favorite place in New England. Nostalgia aside, Manchester is a special place. Even though it’s changed over the years, parts of it feel the same as it did 35 years ago. Whenever I go there, I feel like I’m on vacation and also right at home.

5.) What makes New England unique to you?

The seasons and town/village centers are very unique to New England.

6.) Do you have a favorite New England recipe or dish?
I’m not much of a cook. Maybe sugar-on-snow.

7.) What season in New England do you like most? Why?

Fall is my favorite season. I love the crisp air, bright foliage, harvest festivals and fall fairs. It’s my favorite time to get out with my camera.

8.) How would you describe New England to an outsider?

New England is a beautiful region that has character, community spirit, and so much great history.

9.) In your opinion, what is the best thing that ever came out of New England?
Lake Champlain Chocolates of Burlington, Vt.

10.) Do you have a photo that captures your love for this region? Insert it here:

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Learn more about Erica by checking
out her blog, Happy Vermont!


  1. Oh Erin...thank you, I got your very neat card today. What a fun thing to open the mailbox and find mail from you!!!

    I loved the write up and photo from Erica! What a great idea you had, having people from Vermont do these write ups! Wonderful!!

    xoxo Gert

  2. Thanks so much for the card! I love it! It's sitting right next to my pumpkin! I've been ill all week and your card really cheered me up :)

    Off to check out Erica's blog.

    Again, so sorry about your cat :(

  3. I got your card yesterday! Thank you sooo much!!! It will be a keepsake in this year's fall journal!!! And I mailed your prize out to you on Wednesday so hopefully you will have that soon! You have been on my heart since you posted about Cuddles. I have been hoping you are doing well and that things get easier little by little each day.

    It was great to meet Erica! I am off to check out her blog! :-)

  4. Enjoyed the interview, Erin. Haven't heard from you lately. Hope all is well with your studies. Are you enjoying fall? Susan

  5. Hi Erin. Thanks so much for the profile! Hope you are feeling a little better through this difficult time.

  6. Lovely post and how nice to meet Erica

    Sorry to hear about your recent loss

  7. So happy to see your post tonight. Great story!
    You have been in my heart since your story about Cuddles!

  8. loved reading this...thanks for sharing with us....

    you are in my thoughts...
    sending love to you,
    kary and teddy

  9. Thanks for this interesting post and glad you are back with us here in blogland!


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