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Thoughts and advice about living and loving life authentically from Cynthia Harper

Gift Guide for Everyone On Your List

I enjoy giving gifts at the holidays because it is a way to spark joy in others. I love the act of selecting an item that each person will truly love.  I believe in quality over quantity, and I really try to be intentional when deciding what to get each person on my list. Because […]

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How to Decorate a Kids Room. Girls room by Cynthia Harper.

How to Refresh Your Kids Room to Create a Space You’ll Both Love

Use a New Rug to Infuse Color Into the Space. Most kids love bright colors, and while the thought of painting their walls some offensively bright color might make you cringe, there’s a much easier alternative to infuse their favorite colors into their room: with a new rug!  Anytime I am designing a space, a […]

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Benefits of engineered hardwood floors.

4 Reasons Why We Chose Engineered Hardwood Floors For Our Home

When we bought our home 5 years ago, it had 5 different types of flooring on the main level, which I lovingly referred to as my “patchwork quilt of flooring”.  We knew that one day we would want to replace it all with one consistent type of flooring, but that was not in our budget […]

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Budget friendly before and after photos.

DIY Home Transformations: 2 Days – $200 Transformations

Where it all began… We are all familiar with budget-friendly projects, but time is a valuable resource too, and I was craving a way to spruce up my basic builder grade bathroom quickly and affordably before an upcoming photo shoot.  I knew I didn’t want to put much money into the bathroom because we hope […]

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Quick and easy budget bathroom makeover. Cynthia Harper's 2 days 200 dollars challenge.

My 2 Days 200 Dollars Challenge

My idea was simply this:  What can I do in just 2 days with $200 dollars?  I wanted a transformation that wouldn’t consume my life or break the bank.  There are lots of budget friendly ideas out there, but some of them are quite labor intensive.  I wanted to give our outdated 90’s basic builder […]

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Fall Home Decor Ideas and Inspiration

Fall Decor: A Simplified Approach

Today I’m excited to be sharing my simplified approach to fall decor with you!  Since my family spends the most time in our living room and kitchen, I decided to focus my decorating efforts there first.    I love the coziness of fall and its warm hues, and I’m excited to show how I  incorporate […]

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5 Simple & Affordable tips for fall home decor by Cynthia Harper.

5 Simple & Affordable Ways to Decorate for Fall

Are you looking for Simple & Afforadable Ways to Decorate for the Fall Season?  Ideas that (gasp!) don’t necessarily involve pumpkins 😉   Here I’m sharing 5 Tips for Creating Simple and Budget Friendly Fall Decor: Tip 1: Use spray paint to make what you already own “feel” like fall. Take those galvanized lanterns you’ve got […]

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7 Simple Steps to Take Your Bathroom From Boring to Beautiful

Last year we gave our kids bathroom a budget facelift with a new vanity, flooring, and a fresh coat of paint.  The transformation was pretty significant since what was there before was the original 90’s yellowed linoleum and brown trim.  However, after renovating it, life got busy and I never really took the time to […]

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5 Steps to Effortlessly Refresh Your Bedroom in a Single Afternoon. Modern Farmhouse Style Bedroom.

5 Steps to Effortlessly Refresh Your Bedroom in an Afternoon

I love changing a space to make it feel fresh and inviting, but the reality is that time doesn’t always allow for majorly intense projects that overhaul your entire bedroom.   However, there are 5 simple and quick changes that can be done effortlessly that will transform the feel of your entire bedroom!  These things can […]

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