Liebster Award By Anushka

Thank you Anushka, for my nomination! Rules- Thank the blogger who nominated you Answers the 11 questions the blogger asked you (which Is the best part for me) Nominate 11 bloggers Ask your nominees 11 questions Notify your 11 nominees My questions 1.Which super hero do you like the most?  2.If you had a time… Continue reading Liebster Award By Anushka

Reblog Feature: Okay Mommy’s Free Christmas Shopping List And Budget Tracker

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Good, neither have I! This year has been so crazy and gone by so fast that my head isn’t even in the game … Free Christmas Shopping List And Budget Tracker Okay Monmy Click the link above to find Okay Mommy’s Shopping List and Budget Tracker free printables for… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Okay Mommy’s Free Christmas Shopping List And Budget Tracker

Reach Your 500th Blog Post Today

Thank you, WordPress, for this reminder! After blogging for awhile, milestones were more and more difficult to reach. But, I didn’t let that bother me much, I just kept writing. To those who thought that they ran out of topics to write, just write from the heart! If I had to scrutinize every single topic… Continue reading Reach Your 500th Blog Post Today

11 Best Christmas Movies To Binge This Year

Christmas is right around the corner. Man, I feel like even with all the crazy happening, this year has flown by so fast! I can’t wait to spend some … 11 Best Christmas Movies To Binge This Year Check out Okay Mommy’s blog post and the amazing list of Christmas movies! Which one is your… Continue reading 11 Best Christmas Movies To Binge This Year

Vendor Feature: Tiny Teethers

I was the lucky winner of the recent Tiny Teethers’ giveaway. It arrived just after I found out that a relative was expecting! Meet Tara of Tiny Teethers Family Photo Courtesy of Tiny Teethers Read below about Tara and Tiny Teethers! “Tiny Teethers began in 2013, after the birth of my first son Andreas. As… Continue reading Vendor Feature: Tiny Teethers

Art Inspiration: Chillaxing Bunny

Though I can be Quick and nimble On my feet, I would rather Slow down Tucked under some Cool shade And watch you all Scurry about In panic. —– Chocoviv 😀 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on Instagram: Twitter: Pinterest: TikTok:

Movie Review: Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase

Image Courtesy of IMDb Summary Nancy had moved from big city, Chicago to small town, River Heights, after the death of her mother. She was not happy about it and was not adjusting well to the school and some of the students. One day, she decided to retaliate against a school bully who had humiliated… Continue reading Movie Review: Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase

Art Inspiration: Bunny Love

In the memory of my friend’s bunny, Buttercup, who passed away recently, she asked me to do a sketch of Buttercup and her bunny hubby, Sugar. Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on Instagram: Twitter: Pinterest: TikTok:

Northern Lights In Yukon : Part 1

Travelling By Air North This was only a 2 hour plane ride up north, but it came with complimentary nonalcoholic drinks, a sandwich(vegetarian option available), snacks and a warm oatmeal chocolate cookie! Erik Nielsen Whitehouse International Airport Sculptures Outside The Public Safety Building “There’s a pair of 1930s-era RCMP spurs, passed down through two generations… Continue reading Northern Lights In Yukon : Part 1

Reblog Feature: A Tradition Worth Keeping

Canadian Makers Market (CMM) was created out of the pure joy I feel from helping others! This year especially, I wanted to help others have a better holiday season so I pursued an idea that had sparked in September. It was one of those grand ideas; you know, those ideas that become so persistent in… Continue reading Reblog Feature: A Tradition Worth Keeping

Netflix Series: Sleepless Society (Bedtime Wishes)

Image Courtesy of Netflix Image Courtesy of Netflix Summary From the beginning, the Rain Castle Hotel and Resort was filled with secrets…. Nara was a flight attendant, who met a wealthy businessman, Rain, who owned a beautiful resort. One day, he invited her to visit and stay at the Rain Castle Hotel and Resort. Themes:… Continue reading Netflix Series: Sleepless Society (Bedtime Wishes)

Art Inspiration: Gnomeo

Today’s drawing was inspired by the 2011 movie, Gnomeo and Juliet, an animated film about the Romeo and Juliet, with a gnome touch. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Personally, I loved all the songs in this film. “The film received nominations for the Annie Award for Directing in a Feature Production, Storyboarding in a Feature Production, Voice Acting in a Feature… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Gnomeo

Photo Of The Day: Rudolph, My Beardie

Christmas is coming and my little Rudolph outfit has arrived! This little guy loves to pose for photos. This little hat and scarf was designed specifically for reptiles like him. However, I continue to observe if he feels uncomfortable. So far, there is no signs of distress from him…. he is at ease. 😊 Follow… Continue reading Photo Of The Day: Rudolph, My Beardie

Art Inspiration: Christmas Poinsettia

Fun Facts About Poinsettias It was named after Joel_Roberts_Poinsettia, the first United States Minster of Mexico, during 1920s. It is indigenous to Central America, where ancient Aztecs used it for medicine and as red dye. It became associated with Christmas from a 16th century legend about a little girl, who didn’t have any gifts for… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Christmas Poinsettia

Movie Review: Ghosts Of War

Image Courtesy of IMDb Summary Five American soldier were instructed to hold down a French mansion that was formally a Nazi hideout. As they wandered around the place, they discovered images of the occult. The longer they stayed, the creepier the place became…… Themes 1) following orders versus doing the right thing 2) no matter… Continue reading Movie Review: Ghosts Of War

Art Inspiration: Winter Cottage

Cozy inside Frozen outside Bustling in the cottage As the glittery snowflakes Drifted down slowly Towards the windows Yearning for That cup of Hot chocolate. —– Chocoviv Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on Instagram: Twitter: Pinterest: TikTok:

Reblog Feature: The Origins of the Nutcracker

Chances are, by now you have probably heard the familiar, lilting lullabies and imaginative symphonies of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” this … The Origins of the Nutcracker Image Courtesy of Amazon There were many versions of the Nutcracker story. However, I love the illustrations of this version of Nutcracker! Maurice Sendak, was one of my favourite… Continue reading Reblog Feature: The Origins of the Nutcracker

Book Review: Factor-7

Thank you Mindbuck Media for sending me this copy of a soon-to-be-released copy of Factor-7 by J.D. May! Image Courtesy of Goodreads Summary Dr. Sam Hawkins was the head trauma surgeon at the hospital. One day, his colleague and friend died in his arms at the hospital from a mysterious and horrid infection, while mumbling… Continue reading Book Review: Factor-7

Netflix Series: Sleepless Society, Insomnia

Image Courtesy of IMDb Aiya was a famous model, who was living with her only relative, her mother’s sister. Her mother had disappeared after her mother apparently murdered her father and her teacher when Aiya was in high school. Aiya suffered from insomnia as she would constantly float between her reality and the dream world.… Continue reading Netflix Series: Sleepless Society, Insomnia

Art Inspiration: The Nutcracker

“Nutcracker dolls, also known as Christmas nutcrackers, are decorative nutcracker figurines most commonly made to resemble a toy soldier. In German tradition, the dolls are symbols of good luck, frightening away malevolent spirits. While nearly all nutcrackers from before the first half of the 20th century are functional, a significant proportion of modern nutcrackers are primarily decorative, and not… Continue reading Art Inspiration: The Nutcracker

Movie Review: Wonder

Image Courtesy of IMDb Summary August Pullman was born with “facial differences”. He was homeschooled by his mother until he reached fifth grade. His parents decided it was time that he went to a normal school. Having to deal with other people staring and whispering around him was his daily life. Therefore, Auggie was both… Continue reading Movie Review: Wonder

Art Inspiration: Gingerbread Man

Do you like gingerbread? Personally I really enjoy the sweet and spicy flavours of the gingerbread each Christmas. Naturally, I also bought some gingerbread people for fun. Years ago, I remember buying gingerbread house kits to put together with my little ones. I prefer to just eat the gingerbread plain and without any candy or… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Gingerbread Man

This Or That Book Tag

Thank you Krishna for tagging me to do this fun book tag! Also, this tag was originally created by AYUNDA! Rules to this book tag: Mention the creator of the tag Thank the blogger who tagged you! Tag other people to do the tag and spread the love! Questions Reading on the couch or on the bed?… Continue reading This Or That Book Tag

Book Review: Craving London

Summary Jessica had just gone through a breakup with the Boyfriend and she decided to move to London to start anew. This memoir was a recollection of her experiences in London as she discovered new foods and new people. She documented each potential boyfriend and the men that she dated with a particular food or… Continue reading Book Review: Craving London

Art Inspiration: The Husky

Born to be in the Great White North, Withstanding the wind and snow Howling at the sun The moon And the stars. Nothing can Stand in his way. —- Chocoviv 😌 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on Instagram: Twitter: Pinterest: TikTok:

Book Review: Usborne Growing Up For Girls

This was the second book that I read regarding growing up for girls. I was very impressed with the range of topics in this book. There wasn’t much graphics nor colour pictures in this book though. Besides the basic growing up topics about the changing body, it included: -eating disorders -exercise -body image -sex and… Continue reading Book Review: Usborne Growing Up For Girls

Art Inspiration: Sing To Your Own Tune

Sing to your own tune Dance to your own beat Forget about anyone That you may meet. Remember this and Don’t ever forget Be true to yourself And let yourself set. —- Chocoviv Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on Instagram: Twitter: Pinterest: TikTok: 😊

Movie Review: Bloodshot

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia This movie was based on a comic book character named Bloodshot. Bloodshot was originally an US Marine, named Ray, who was kidnapped along with his wife by mercenaries. The leader Axe killed his wife and him when he wouldn’t comply. Or so he thought….. Ray wakes up to find himself in… Continue reading Movie Review: Bloodshot

Shin Ka Gyuu’s AYCE Meal

What an amazing deal! For a limited time, the $78 AYCE menu at Shin Ka Gyuu was only $58! Besides 8 appetizers, 6 types of meat including WAGYU, 10 vegetables, 8 desserts, and the noodles, the nonalcoholic drink menu was also unlimited. Only the thing that was limited was sashimi platter, which was plated beautifully!… Continue reading Shin Ka Gyuu’s AYCE Meal

Art Inspiration: Miss Japan

Thinking about the times When one could Walk under the cherry blossoms And staring upwards Towards clouds. —– Chocoviv 😊 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on Instagram: Twitter: Pinterest: TikTok:

Poorwa’s The Outstanding Award Nomination

This award was created by Colton Beckwithand this is the original post. Rules… Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5) Answer the questions provided. Create 7 unique questions. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated… Continue reading Poorwa’s The Outstanding Award Nomination

Movie Review: Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia As a child, I loved to watch Mr. Rogers toss his shoes as he changed from his outdoor shoes to his indoor shoes. I felt a lovely sense of calmness as he spoke and explained how the world worked from the perspective of a child. This movie was inspired by the… Continue reading Movie Review: Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Four Unique Experiences In Hawaii 2014

My first cruise to Hawaii with my mom and sister! It was 2014 and we were free to travel. It had been a long time since I travelled with my mom on a genuine vacation. Therefore, I was absolutely ecstatic about it. We boarded Royal Caribbean’s Radiance Of The Seas. Unfortunately, there weren’t many photos… Continue reading Four Unique Experiences In Hawaii 2014

Art Inspiration: Just Keep Swimming

Gliding through The cool, and calm Ocean waters In search of Another peaceful And free Soul mate. —- Chocoviv 😊 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: Twitter: Pinterest: TikTok:

Netflix Series: The Ghost Bride

Image Courtesy of Netflix Summary This series was situated in the 1890s Malacca. Malacca was a state in Malaysia where there was a lot of trade and business was happening. Li Lan was the daughter of a spice merchant. Her mother had passed away when she was little and she missed her greatly. Her father… Continue reading Netflix Series: The Ghost Bride

Book review: What’s Happening To Me (Female Edition)

This 48 page educational book is ideal for ten year olds as an easy beginner reading with lots of fun illustrations. It’s not only talks about the mechanics and changes of the female body, it also mentions the boys too. My favourite parts are the sections about skincare, healthy eating and feminine hygiene products and… Continue reading Book review: What’s Happening To Me (Female Edition)

Movie Review: Sonic The Hedgehog

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary Sonic was able to run at supersonic speeds and could harness the power of electricity. He was being hunted down in his home planet, so he got sent away to Earth to hide. Eventually, his power attracted an evil scientist, Doctor Robotnik. Themes Friendship: Sonic was alone for years and… Continue reading Movie Review: Sonic The Hedgehog

Art Inspiration: Sonic The Hedgehog

Back in the 1990s, I loved watching my friends play Sonic The Hedgehog on their Sega Genesis gaming consoles. Oh, how I wanted one…. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Sonic the Hedgehog was a platform gamedeveloped by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis home video game console. It was released in North America in June 1991 and in PAL regions and… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Sonic The Hedgehog

Netflix Series: Paranormal

Image Courtesy of IMDb Summary Rafaat was a scientist and hematologist who only believed in science. But one day, he was sent to do an autopsy on an ancient mummy. Life began to change around him. Memories of his childhood began to haunt him. These memories would intertwine with the paranormal events that would follow… Continue reading Netflix Series: Paranormal

Book Review: The Littlebig Detectives

Image Courtesy of Goodreads Summary As a baby in her mother’s belly, Lorelai was a very curious, little girl, who was determined to be a detective. She was busy solving the cases of her toys when she was given Niami, a plush cat. The two of them worked together to handle the mischief that happened… Continue reading Book Review: The Littlebig Detectives

Art Inspiration: Love Earth

Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, learning to conserve what we have became evident as we would not be going out and buying items like before. For me, it’s not as difficult, but for many who were used to just throw things out and buy new items as they pleased, it was harder. Comment… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Love Earth

Netflix Movie: Bulbbul

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary As a young little girl, Bulbbul was given away as a child bride to a creepy man who looked like he was three or four times older than her. His twin brother, who was developmentally challenged, made advances at her constantly, even though he was married to a cruel wife.… Continue reading Netflix Movie: Bulbbul

Art Inspiration: Remembrance Day And The Poppy

In Canada, November 11 is known as Remembrance Day. “Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.“—Wikipedia  Why The Poppy? According to Canadian Royal Legion, the Napoleonic… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Remembrance Day And The Poppy

Supporting Small Businesses

These past months I have been working hard to help small businesses to promote their online presence. It’s great that I am able to my online presence to share what I love, and watch the businesses grow. Therefore, I get a little sad whenever they decide to end their discount codes for me to share… Continue reading Supporting Small Businesses

Art Inspiration: Ugly Dolls

To be yourself And be proud About it, No matter who And where You are. Remember this When others Try to push you down And stand above All your accomplishments. —– Chocoviv ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on Instagram: Twitter: Pinterest: TikTok:

Reblog Feature: 2020, A Different Kind Of Holiday Season

“Have you put up your Holiday decorations yet? I have 😀 Any other year, I would wait until at least the first of December to decorate my house. This year however I was ready since August, I’m ready to add some joy and light into my life and feel the magic of hope, and I… Continue reading Reblog Feature: 2020, A Different Kind Of Holiday Season

Movie Review: Push

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia In a not so future world, certain individuals had supernatural powers that the government was determined to control. These individual were monitored and trained by the government to serve. Those who were deemed too powerful were locked away and sedated. Themes 1) work together despite differences: Even though they might have… Continue reading Movie Review: Push

The New Westminster 1862 Gold Coin Story

One day, during my visit the New Westminster, British Columbia, I discovered a beautiful mosaic on the sidewalk. So, I took a photo. Why was it there? British Columbia Gold Pieces British Columbia’s $10 and $20 gold pieces are among Canada’s most celebrated coins. Made in 1862 from gold mined during the famed BC gold… Continue reading The New Westminster 1862 Gold Coin Story

Movie Review: Knives Out

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary A famous crime novelist, Harlan Thrombey, died under mysterious circumstances. Detective Benoit Blanc arrived to investigate and to talk to the family members. The more he spoke to them, the more that he found all of them suspicious. The live-in nurse was extremely upset that he had passed away under… Continue reading Movie Review: Knives Out

Art Inspiration: Stay Zen

Under the calm Of the waters, Emotions shall rise Tossing And Turning As the moon Pulls And pushes As I crash Against This ancient fortress. —— Chocoviv 🌊 🌊 🌊 Have you seen the imagery of waves and a mountain in Japanese popular culture like t-shirts and stationary? They are all inspired by The Great… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Stay Zen