Potting Bench and Ladder Plant Stand

  Building a Potting Bench I've been wanting a potting bench on my deck for awhile. Not just for potting plants, but also to use as a drink station...

Java Gel Stain Your Bedroom Furniture!

Our bedroom furniture was really in bad shape. I'd love new furniture, but that's not in the budget right now - and this set is really solid and...

Patio Swing Makeover

The Story Anyone that knew my mom, knows that she saved everything with the plans to repair or recycle them someday. Which, "someday" usually never...
Garage Door Makeover

Quick Cheap Garage Door Makeover

I'm sure if you've been on Pinterest, you've seen these garage doors makeovers. Just a couple of easy, quick - and cheap changes can give you the...
Gray Bedroom Makeover

Shades of Gray Master Bedroom Makeover

I figured I'd just let the photos speak for themselves. I love the new look - neutral, relaxed, farmhouse feel. Just so you know, this look finally...
Make Over Laminate Cabinet

Laminate Cabinet Makeover

When we downsized and moved into this smaller home, the only thing I was sad about was losing a separate dedicated sewing/craft room. I always have...
How to smooth buttercream to fake fondant

How to Smooth Buttercream to Fake Fondant

It seems like all the pretty cakes now are decorated with fondant. While I've dabbled in it, I still prefer frosting my cakes with buttercream and...
The Secret to Easy Gorgeous Icing Roses

The Secret to Easy Gorgeous Icing Roses

I've made lots of cakes and cupcakes - even plenty of wedding cakes in my day. But after I stumbled on the secret to making these gorgeous icing...
DIY Scripture Greeting Cards

How to Make Easy Scripture Greeting Cards – and Video Tutorial.

Lately I have trouble finding the perfect card for the occasion. And, I like giving cards with Scriptural themes. So, I've found that putting...

How to Build a Toddler Bed in a Day!

Ok, I'm so excited about my woodworking projects. I'm just a beginner, but Ana White's website with free plans gives me the confidence to try just...

NaniWelcome to Nani’s Notebook!

Hi! I’m Becky – aka Nani, the face behind the blog. I live in beautiful Eastern North Carolina with my husband, Charles, aka Papa. We have two grown married children, who live nearby – and one adorable little 6 year old granddaughter who was the inspiration for this blog. She is now joined by baby sister, Milayna, born Sept 6, 2017. Learn more about me on my About Nani page.

I love to create and decorate – whether it’s sewing, building, crafts, or home improvement. I hope you’ll stick around awhile and get inspired by some of my projects.

 

Latest News

Ok, it’s official. Shreya has a new baby sister, Milayna Abigail, born Sept 6, 2017. The crafting has picked up full force. See the latest posts on the baby shower and decorating the nursery.

Latest Projects

Having fun designing and heat pressing mugs. So far, just for gifts. Mulling over the idea of selling the mugs – or at least the digital designs. View some of my designs: Hot Off the Mug Press!