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Jaqui Lividini

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As you’ve probably surmised from this blog already, renovating is not for the faint of heart. Believe it or not, I had my first trip ever to a police...
You know how a few weeks back I said, I’m trying hard to become one of those people who sees a silver lining in everything?  Turns out this week...
SO, I’m sure you’re all waiting, with breath that’s bated – we’ve decided to: RAISE the house not raze it.  Of course the first step in this...
If my beach cottage were actually a houseboat, right now it would be a very, very rocky one. As you know from the last update, FEMA has...
Here's our house during an earlier storm. This was on the cover of the Hartford Courant in September '85. We got some news this week: Turns...
In August of 2011 Hurricane Irene leveled the Connecticut shore and devastated our cottage.  Apparently it was a blessing in disguise that we...
It turns out that buying the house was the easy part.  Everything became so much more complicated at that point.  Our mission was to keep...
When you’ve found the perfect house and you’ve fallen in love, but it’s set in a location you’d like to change, it’s hard not to wish that you could...
Like many bibliophiles, I indulge in a perverse snobbery where books everybody else is reading are concerned: I wait to read it when the buzz has...
A river of ink has been spilled about the true meaning of Christmas. Call me corny, but I am about to add to it. This is why: My granddaughter,...
Last week, the Stately Homes by the Sea Designer Show House opened at Holly Hill, a Georgian colonial estate built in 1934 and located near...
In Marist College’s recent poll of the most annoying words, the word whatever (imagine whateeeverrr in a dismissive tone with an eye-roll) took...

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