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

Built In Bookshelf Tutorial

Design isn’t just about things looking pretty.  It’s also about helping your home function better for you and your family. This built-in bookshelf was born out of my observation that there were always books and magazines strewn haphazardly though out our living room.  And anytime I put them in a basket, it was out-of-sight out-of-mind, […]

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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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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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Modern farmhouse kitchen renovation with subway tile and open shelves

Before & After: Our Kitchen Story – Part 1

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS: When we moved into our home at the end of 2012, it was very clean and well-maintained, but it was definitely still stuck in it 1990’s builder grade state. But I didn’t even care because I was so excited to be in a home that had 2 of my dream attributes: a mantle […]

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