Liebster Award Nomination

WHAT IS THE LIEBSTER AWARD? The Liebster Award is a peer recognition award for up and coming bloggers, and the rules are as follows: 1)Thank the blogger who nominated you. 2)Answer the questions from the person who nominated you. 3)Nominate 5-11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers. 4)Tell your nominees through social media. 5)Ask… Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination

Travel Feature Reblog: Sooke, British Columbia

Where is Sooke? For those unfamiliar with the geography of British Columbia, Vancouver and Vancouver Island are two completely different locations. We need to travel by the B.C. Ferries between these locations. The travel time takes a couple hours. Interestingly, my AirBNB host mentioned that some out of town guests often thought that Whistler was very close to Sooke!… Continue reading Travel Feature Reblog: Sooke, British Columbia

Photo of the Day: Sunflowers

Numerous plants have perished in my hands. Honestly, I have never been very good with plants. I tended to over water constantly and drown the poor things. The hope was that watering would make them grow faster! Because of this sad past, I am always surprised if anything I planted grew. This year I found… Continue reading Photo of the Day: Sunflowers

Reblog Feature: Back To School Morning Routine Has Returned

Congratulations! You made it through the first week of school! How has it been for you and your family? Has it been a struggle to get your back to school morning routine back on track? For most families with school age children, it can be challenge to revert back to their regular routine after a… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Back To School Morning Routine Has Returned

Netflix Review: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistence

Jim Henson gave me a wonderful childhood. “The Muppets” characters were so lovely and realistic to me. I became fascinated by how the puppeteers would work their magic behind the scenes. My favourite character was Kermit the Frog. He seemed so real and genuine. I loved how they talked about issues like emotions and validated… Continue reading Netflix Review: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistence

Comedy Plus’ Awww Monday: Little Hamster

This is a Blog Hop! It’s Awwww Monday! What a great way to meet new bloggers! Thank you, Comedy Plus for setting this up! Here’s my photo: Took this photo of this cute friend of ours…. Come join us! 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…… Continue reading Comedy Plus’ Awww Monday: Little Hamster

Reblog (Local Business) Feature: Port Moody Refillery

I have always been a big supporter of local, small businesses. Most importantly, I love to discover eco-friendly products and watch them flourish. Through my years of visiting different trade shows, I was able to connect with many entrepreneurs and businesses, who were passionate about what they were doing. As a consumer or business, our… Continue reading Reblog (Local Business) Feature: Port Moody Refillery

Beating My Own Record

It’s September! I have been working on my blog for three months now. It has been a wonderful journey of learning and getting to know more like-minded people out there. I have learned to much from so many kind and helpful folks, who are so willing to give me useful advice. Thank you! This lifestyle… Continue reading Beating My Own Record

Reblog Feature: The Ultimate European Bucket List (Compiled by A View Outside)

I love Europe! I was very fortunate to have travelled to Greece, England, Italy, and Croatia a few years back. So, when a fellow travel blogger, Ciara, of “A View Outside” began to compile a bucket list of European places to visit, I wanted to contribute too! Thank you, “A View Outside”for the opportunity to… Continue reading Reblog Feature: The Ultimate European Bucket List (Compiled by A View Outside)

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

After reading “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” a few months back, I was ready for the “Chamber of Secrets”! I decided to watch the movie version again, so that I might be able to connect the two versions. Honestly, I no matter how many times I have watched this movie, I still loved it… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Inspired by Art: Blooming Beside the Water, A Paint Nite Creation

“Blooming Beside the Water” was created during a “Paint Nite” session a few years back. I was starting to get back into painting after many years. I love to paint, but painting requires a collection of supplies and space, but most importantly, time. Creating art is considered a luxury and a pricey habit in the… Continue reading Inspired by Art: Blooming Beside the Water, A Paint Nite Creation

Reblog Feature: How to De-stress Before Going Back to School

Summer holidays is coming to an end! Every parent and child can only think about going back to school. Are you preparing yourself for what’s to come? For most families with children, summer holidays are for relaxing and having fun. Therefore, the mere mention of the idea of going back to school can disrupt this… Continue reading Reblog Feature: How to De-stress Before Going Back to School

The Versatile Blogger Award

“The Versatile Blogger Award is an award by bloggers to fellow bloggers for their unique content.” Thank you, @irishgirl69 ( https://shatter-the-silence.mn.co/posts/the-versatile-blogger-award ) for your nomination! She is “am a Mom, Grammy, Friend, #Poet, #Author of 130+ Poems, Memoir, 2 Others AND a Daily #Blogger Shattering the Silence on Family Secrets & Childhood Trauma!!” Check her… Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award

Movie Review: Brittany Runs A Marathon

My Weight and I I have always had issues with my weight. Growing up, I was one of those girls who matured a bit early than the others and was a bit more muscular too. Taking ballet lessons was fine as long as I had my lessons alone, but not when I was watching the… Continue reading Movie Review: Brittany Runs A Marathon

Reblog Feature: School Time (Two Tips For a More Eco-friendly Back to School)

Time to do some back to school shopping!! But, isn’t that not a good thing? Spending more money and not very environmentally-friendly? Honestly, looking into the past, as a young student myself, I remember how much I loved to purchase new supplies each year to start school…. Read on! Click below to read more: https://gogobags.ca/school-time-two-tips-for-a-more-ecofriendly-back-to-school/… Continue reading Reblog Feature: School Time (Two Tips For a More Eco-friendly Back to School)

Netflix Series Review: Wu Assassins

I love martial arts. I have never taken any official martial arts lessons, but I have always been fascinated by its graceful, but lethal moves. So when I saw the series, Wu Assassins, appear on my Netflix recommendation list, I clicked on it. First of all, I discovered that many of the scenes were filmed… Continue reading Netflix Series Review: Wu Assassins

Vendor Feature: Hayley Made This (Custom Azurill Doll)

The theme of Pokémon is everywhere! So when I found out that I had won the contest by Tiny Footprint for a custom design by Hayley Made This, I was overjoyed! My son loves anything Pokémon and so do I! So, the first thing I had to do was choose the design that I wanted….out… Continue reading Vendor Feature: Hayley Made This (Custom Azurill Doll)

Reblog Feature: Ten Must-Do Outdoor Activities Before School Starts

It’s the middle of August already! What happened? Where did the time go? Did you get to do everything you wanted to do with the children? Many young ones were busy with summer school or camps. Therefore, they spent a… Welcoming comments! Read More: https://gogobags.ca/ten-must-do-outdoor-activities-before-school-starts/ Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.com

Chocoviv’s Blogger Recognition Award #2

What is The Blogger Recognition Award? “The Blogger Recognition Award was created by bloggers as a way of celebrating other within the community. This posts allows us to recognize some of our favourites, and help promote their work and positive influence in the blogging world.”—Chloe @chloethefry https://cfrycentrestage.wordpress.com/ Thank you, Chloe, for my second nomination! Remember… Continue reading Chocoviv’s Blogger Recognition Award #2

Book Review: Lady Killer by Jeff Richards

The title, Lady Killer, caught me eye. There could be quite a few different interpretations to that name. I was curious. What could it mean? So, I began to flip the pages on my Kindle. Honestly, it took me a long time to finish it as I had to really slowly digest the painful words… Continue reading Book Review: Lady Killer by Jeff Richards

The Chocoviv’s Milestone of 500

🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 From the very first subscriber, I am so surprised and grateful for all the feedback on my humble blog. It is a very tough struggle for me emotionally as people around me actually looked down upon my new “hobby”. Blogging is often looked as a “joke” to many people. They do not know or… Continue reading The Chocoviv’s Milestone of 500

Reblog Feature: First Day of School Photo Precautions

First day of school….As you walk through the shopping centres around the city, one would see the different displays of back to school items. Most parents would be very excited about having their children start school again.… Read about these precautions and remember to leave a comment! Likes and comments are greatly appreciated! Click below:… Continue reading Reblog Feature: First Day of School Photo Precautions

A Thousand Lovely Likes

A thousand thank you’s From the deepest part A thousand times From within my heart For when I walk Between those lines To read and ponder As I write this rhyme…. —Chocoviv A poem to express my many gratitude and thanks!! To all the wonderful and supportive community of bloggers out there, you know who… Continue reading A Thousand Lovely Likes

Movie Review: Dora the Explorer and the Lost City of Gold

Dora the Explorer was a big part of my life. I first met her in Disneyland before my first child. The haircut that she had reminded me of my haircut when I was a little girl. Who is that??!!! I was very curious, but forgot about her until my daughter was born. Hence, Dora the… Continue reading Movie Review: Dora the Explorer and the Lost City of Gold

ReBlog Featured: Listening Through Parent-Child Discussions

It’s August already! As a parents of school-age children, it’s is necessary and important to remember that conflicts between a parent and a child is a way to communicate. It is never a pleasant interaction and most wish that they never have to deal with those arguments. However, in reality, this is not possible.  Excellent… Continue reading ReBlog Featured: Listening Through Parent-Child Discussions

ReBlog Featured: Sibling Conflicts

“It’s not fair!” “It’s mine!” “Stop it!” Sibling interactions! These are the lovely sounds of summer for some parents. Since summer is a time to be away from a school and spend more time at home, sibling conflicts are going to increase exponentially.……Click on the link to read more! Excellent article about sibling conflicts! https://gogobags.ca/sibling-conflicts/

Book Review: Culture Rebel (Because the world has enough desperate housewives) by Connie Jakab

As a parent of two tweens, the topic of mental health constantly floats to the surface of my consciousness. To have more grit, to be more resilient in this constantly changing and highly demanding world… Growing up in the 90s, life was already drastically changing, as my friends and I began to be carrying pagers… Continue reading Book Review: Culture Rebel (Because the world has enough desperate housewives) by Connie Jakab

Gratitude from Chocoviv

Five hundred likes! 500! Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog has just received 500 likes! 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 This lifestyle blog just almost 2 months old now. I am overwhelmed at the support, guidance and love that has been showered on me by numerous bloggers and writers. I am constantly learning different tips and techniques to enhance my writing… Continue reading Gratitude from Chocoviv

Food Review: Ross Chocolates

Chocoviv is my name and chocolate is my game. Ever since I can remember, I have always been in love with chocolate. Even as a small child, I am quite expressive about my chocolate. The type of chocolate that I am craving and savouring, reflects how I feel inside. Chocolate is in my soul. So… Continue reading Food Review: Ross Chocolates

Netflix Series Review: Typewriter

Photo Courtesy of Netflix It was late at night and I was clicking down my Netflix collection. Having finished another thrilling series, I was in search of another intriguing one to binge on. As I scrolled down to my International Thriller suggestions, “Typewriter” appeared. Immediately, I was captivated. Somehow, the word “typewriter” reminded me of… Continue reading Netflix Series Review: Typewriter

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

WHAT IS THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD? “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging;… Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

73 Questions: Vogue’s Parody

This is a parody of Vogue’s video series of asking 73 questions to celebrities. In our version, we get to know our fellow bloggers better in the process. Thank you @SunnyLarue for the nomination! 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 My Answers 1.What’s your usual Starbucks order? ☕️True North Blonde Coffee 2. What does your workstation look like? Organized CHAOS.… Continue reading 73 Questions: Vogue’s Parody

Book Review: Ghost Stories and Mysterious Creatures of British Columbia

As I settled my bags in the barn, yes, I was living in a barn! My AirBnb was situated in rural British Columbia, in a genuine farm. The night was quiet and quite dark. I got familiar with the place and decided to look around. I saw a little bookshelf with a couple dozen of… Continue reading Book Review: Ghost Stories and Mysterious Creatures of British Columbia

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

I grew up with Harry Potter. Well, his rise to fame began when I was in high school. I was not much of a reader by then. However, I was completely intrigued with fantasy and animations, so I had to watch the movies. So, I watched the movies. Even though I watched all the movies,… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Limitless: Tour with Shin Lim and Colin Cloud

I love magic shows! As a child, I had a magic play set. I spent hours playing and trying to learn the simple little tricks in the manual. Of course, it was all for fun. And no, I wasn’t very good at it. However, I never stopped being mesmerized and intrigued by magic. Tonight’s magic… Continue reading Limitless: Tour with Shin Lim and Colin Cloud

What An Honour!

“In the end, perfection should be about making peace with your imperfections on the way to doing something that is good enough or maybe surprisingly amazing.”- Do What You Love @CPFalcone Thank you, Do What You Love for this nomination of the Blogger Recognition Award! I have to say, her recent post about being a… Continue reading What An Honour!

Book Review: Start Late, Finish Rich – A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom At Any Age by David Bach

This book was a gift from Scotiabank many years ago when I decided to open my bank account with them. I chose them because they were the only bank that had a debit card with a point system for free movie tickets. (Yes, I have been able to collect many points through this account. And… Continue reading Book Review: Start Late, Finish Rich – A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom At Any Age by David Bach

The Blogger Recognition Award

In attempts to follow the same guidelines as others I will also answer questions in hopes it encourages other bloggers to do the same. 1.Thank the blogger(s) for nominating you and give the link to their blog! Thank you Renew Inspiration and Kaciventures for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. This award recognizes the… Continue reading The Blogger Recognition Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!!! Thank you RealBadMommy for the nomination! “This is a peer recognition award, where bloggers are recognized by other bloggers and are nominated for spreading joy and love in the blogging community!” Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award: -Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a… Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination