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How To Grow Your Own Herb Garden

 We’ve been looking forward to getting outside this month to start gardening and enjoy our new lush green lawn in the backyard. Our plan was to start gardening in early mid-May, but due to my illness and somewhat longer winter that was not possible. I must admit that I do not know a lot about gardening and I have always been so envious of those who have a green thumb.  Since I partnered with Scotts Miracle Gro earlier this year to take care of our lawn, I thought this would be a great opportunity to start my own little herb garden. Cooking is a passion of mine, thus, I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen. There is something so satisfying and magical about walking out to grab herbs that you’ve have nurtured yourself. Read More »

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Summer Wants

Sunshine on your mind? Yes, me too. It’s been raining in Toronto at least 4 times a week since we returned to back from our trip to Jamaica. I am looking forward to a fun and sunny summer! The kids are finally done with school, which means my hands are full at the moment.

I was on a little shopping strike, so it’s time to reward myself with a little some some. Here are a few things currently on my wish list on Amazon.ca Read More »

Food, lifestyle

How To Save Money While Grocery Shopping

 

 

How to save money while grocery shopping -Freshco saving tips

*This post is in partnership with FreshCo and The Co. All opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for supporting brands that make this blog possible.

This mama loves finding quality items at great prices. Don’t we all? From clothes to food I am always happy to save whenever I can. Grocery shopping is a big part of our weekly activities. Most times, I find myself picking a few things here and there but Sunday is usually the day we complete our weekly shopping. The kids are welcome to tag along as long as they don’t bring the whole store back with us. We can all agree that living in a big city can be expensive. For that reason we must save anywhere we can. As our family grew, I started to find not only ways to save on groceries, but also finding places that offer competitive prices.

So are you ready to find out how I save money while grocery shopping? Here are a few tips

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Food, lifestyle

Easy Salmon recipe – Stuffed with Cream Cheese

Easy Salmon recipe - Stuffed with Cream Cheese

What can I say, I am a foodie. As much as I love take-outs, nothing beats a good homemade meal.  Most days after picking the kids from school you’ll find me in my kitchen trying to figure out dinner. I do have weekly menus that I try to follow to the teeth, but there are days where I just hop on the internet to find something to make. I am one of those cooks that hardly measures anything.If I make it once, I can make it next time with no measuring involved. For the sake of this post, I made sure everything is measured to make it easy for you to follow.This stuffed salmon is one of my absolute recipes. It easy to make and takes less than an hour. Even my husband, who’s only specialty is boiling eggs can do this one. Find the ingredients and instructions below. Read More »

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Starting A Conversation With Your kids

I love when these two can get along and watch a show from beginning to end without any fight. It’s called the power of the Ipad and Netflix. Everything has changed from when we were young. Every kid now has one of these little devices on hand to keep them busy. As much as we try to reduce their online intake this is how things are headed now. They spend as much time with these little characters on their Ipad as they would with their friends. For that reason, it’s so important that we suggest shows with positive characters to help reinforce good values. I am sure you are aware that most time kids want to watch everything except what matches their proper age rating. Read More »

At Home, lifestyle

Healthy Lawn with Scotts® Lawn Response 9-1-1

Scotts® Lawn Response 9-1-1 x mycurvesandcurls.com Assa cisse
Guess who is going to get down and get dirty this summer? Apparently not me. When my husband asked me to come help him clear our backyard to get ready for summer gardening this is how I showed up. Oh yes! Even backyard work has to be done in style.

We’ve been trying to get our back and front yards lawn awesomely lush and green for a while now. It’s safe to say that we’ve made a considerable amount of mistakes along the way. Summer is getting closer and it’ll soon be time to get down with the lawn. We’ve had some time to get ready and plan things out. Over the next couple of posts, we’ll be documenting our efforts along the way and hope that you’ll take the journey with us (husband and I)  and possibly share some of your results as well. Read More »

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The Confidence Checklist: 3 ways to be more confident

The Confidence Checklist: 3 ways to be more confident Assa cisse from mycurvesandcurls.com

Life is too short not to love yourself. This is coming from a woman that has learned to be confident and love every inch of her body. I am not talking about when I am wearing makeup or beautiful clothes, but loving myself with all my imperfections. People tell me I’m confident! I agree, but the road to self-confidence has not been an easy one I must confess. There were times when I didn’t feel good enough, pretty enough, or cool enough. Everything has changed, because I decided that I had only one life to live and I must make the best of it. Read More »

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Things To Know before buying A Home Part 1

3 Things to consider before buying a home   Are you thinking about buying a home soon? In today’s post, I’ll share with you a few things to know and consider before taking the leap.We bought our current home almost four years ago.The whole process of buying a home was everything but fun. The part I enjoyed the most was checking other people way of life and house decors. Thankfully it was our second time, and we came in with a lot of knowledge. We avoided a lot of mistakes we did when we bought our first place. The process was incredibly long and even stressful at times, but it was all worth it when we walked in our home for the first time. There’s so much that goes into buying a home.  I would like to touch on a few things we considered before buying our first and second home. This list is valid for first-time buyers as well. Read More »