Beany Goulash Recipe

This super healthy dish is full of nutrients, is pretty simple to make  and only uses one pot – result! We often have it for dinner with some naughty tiger bread and butter! Equally it makes a lovely lunch just on its own!

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Serves: 5/6
Time: 40 minutes
Portions of fruit/veggies per portion: 3

Am I really pregnant?!


The same as many of you probably did/are doing, as we had been actively trying for a baby, I had been testing every month as soon as my app told me to! After months of negative results, seeing that positive sign was such a fantastic feeling! We were ecstatic! Wanting to double-check, I rushed out to the shop and brought another test just to make sure… it was positive too!

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A chalk paint upcycle ‘how to guide’ – TV unit

I hate dusting! and the glass corner TV unit had been the bane of my life since day 1 – you could dust it and then 2 minutes later it looked dusty again! So when we decided to redecorate our lounge it gave me the perfect opportunity to get rid… Hunting high and low, I knew what I wanted but with the price tags of new units being a few hundred pound too much I put on my creative thinking cap and set off on the hunt for a bargain!

Before I go any further I want to say that you too can upcycle furniture – it doesn’t take much in the way of equipment and I don’t have any special training or experience, its all self taught!
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Chalk paint – my tips and tricks!

I’ll be honest, I like the quickest and simplest result possible! It is for this reason that I love chalk paint! It all comes down to not wanting to waste energy…

When using chalk paint, the most prep you need to do to your surfaces is giving them a quick clean with some sugar soap. Yep that’s right! Gone are the days of sanding everything down before you undercoat and finally top coat. When I first heard about chalk paint I thought it was too good to be true – but it’s amazing!!
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The birth of Parenting Creations

Who am I?

Hey digital world! At the risk of sounding like I’m at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting…  I’m Gina and I’m a blogging virgin.

I am in my late twenties and work as civil servant in sleepy Somerset. I live with my other half Tom, bonkers Collie dog JD and my crazy cat Jessie (I’m not joking abut the crazy… can cats have bi-polar? I think she does!) We recently discovered we have a lodger in my tummy in the form of a baby, for now, known as Ricecake.

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