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How to Paint Cement Yard Statues

How to Paint Cement Yard Statues

In some circles, cement yard statues are considered tacky. I've seen some really cute ones but never knew how to paint cement yard statues to look classy and not tacky. We've had these two yard statues in our family over 20 years, since the kids were young. So they...

Pink Vintage Tea Party

Pink Vintage Tea Party

We've been planning a tea party for Shreya and her friends for months, and the day finally came last Saturday. With 13 girls on the guest list, we decided to include the 7 moms and 2 grandmas to make it a mother-daughter tea party. Of course, I spent several weeks,...

Mother-Daughter Bracelets

Mother-Daughter Bracelets

DIY Mother Daughter Bracelets We gave these mother daughter bracelets out as personalized gifts in favor boxes at our Pink Vintage Tea Party. They turned out so pretty and were easy and quick to make. Most of the supplies can be purchased on Amazon - with links below....

Designer Flavored Cupcakes from a Cake Mix

Designer Flavored Cupcakes from a Cake Mix

I love any excuse to make cupcakes, so I jumped at the chance when I was asked to make cupcakes for a recent event for 50 guests. I usually stick to basic flavors, like chocolate, vanilla, red velvet and occasionally strawberry. But this time, I decided to experiment...

Farmhouse Hutch Makeover

Farmhouse Hutch Makeover

For a couple years now, I've had half my kitchen painted and decorated farmhouse style. It's taking a little longer on the other half since I want to add new countertops, so I decided to go ahead and share what I've done so far, including this farmhouse hutch...

Farmhouse Table Makeover

Farmhouse Table Makeover

I've been wanting to makeover my farmhouse table for awhile now. We originally had an oak pub-height table for a few years - which we never used because it was too hard for us to climb up on the chairs. So, I found a nice farmhouse style table online from Walmart for...

Latest Projects

Vinyl Cutting

I love creating projects with my new Silhouette Cameo 3! Easy, inexpensive – and people love getting personalized gifts. You won’t believe what you can create with Dollar Store items!

Shop Coming Soon!

Patterns and Prints for Sale!

I’m finalizing items to officially open my Shop. Items for sale will include PDF patterns and digital prints for download. Sneak preview is a pattern for the Milayna rag doll.

 

Latest Jewelry Gift Ideas

Making some simple floral necklaces for gifts.

Easy instructions and supply lists.

Welcome to Nani's Notebook!

Hi! I’m Becky – aka Nani. I’m a grandma who loves 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 DIY projects. Learn more about me on my About Nani page.