DIY Body Scrub And Face Mask

I was invited to a do-it-yourself beauty product workshop. I made a body scrub and a face mask! She was gracious to let me add some of her essential oils to super-boost my creations. Sugar Body Scrub: Beauty Facial Mask: This little tablet will expand to a face sheet mask. Single use only. This was… Continue reading DIY Body Scrub And Face Mask

Art Inspiration: Skincare, Anyone?

Skincare is Like dessert for My skin From cream to gel cleansers Scrubs, exfoliants, serums, Creams and lotions Like a smorgasbord Or all you can eat Buffet Every single day. —-Chocoviv 😬 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</

Gift From Korea Tourist Organization

I am very grateful for this Welcome Kit from Korea Tourist Organization. There is a water bottle and a phone charger! Image Courtesy of Wikipedia The Korea Tourism Organization is an organization of the Republic of Korea under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. It is commissioned to promote the country’s tourism industry. Wikipedia Follow Chocoviv’s… Continue reading Gift From Korea Tourist Organization

Netflix Movie: Charming

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary Prince Phillipe Charming was cursed since birth by his father’s scorned admirer. His curse was having every single female fall in love at first glance. This caused him to be engaged to three princesses after saving them, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Cinderella. The only way to break the curse… Continue reading Netflix Movie: Charming

Art Inspiration: My Little Artist

In my mind Lives a little artist Who wanders aimlessly Between my left side And right side Of the brain Looking for Little miracles Of life For inspirations To sketch Draw Colour All my sketch books. —– Chocoviv Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</

Reblog Feature: Lessons I Learned In 2020

Image Courtesy Of GogoBags “There is a lesson in everything, we have learned to walk by falling, we learned to talk by making meaningless sounds as children. Somehow along the way, it became not so cool to fall and learn and mumble things, not sure why.“—– Anahita, GogoBags Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/&hellip; Continue reading Reblog Feature: Lessons I Learned In 2020

Ariela’s Small Joys Tag

Thank you, Ariela for nominating me for The Small Joys Tag! Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you. List 15 of your joys Nominate 5 other bloggers that bring you joy and feel free to say why! 15 Things That Bring Me Joy 1) Netflix 2) food 3) art 4) travelling 5) music 6) dancing 7) fashion 8)… Continue reading Ariela’s Small Joys Tag

Art Inspiration: 天燈 (Sky Lantern)

The sky lantern “is a small hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended. In Asia and elsewhere around the world, sky lanterns have been traditionally made for centuries, to be launched for play or as part of long-established festivities. The name sky lantern is a translation of the Chinese name… Continue reading Art Inspiration: 天燈 (Sky Lantern)

Art Inspiration: Baby Yoda (Grogu)

To be accurate Grogu is my name Growing up in a Jedi temple I was alone And by myself All fifty years of My young life. With the Force That I have I will carve My own path with The help of The Mandalorian. —–Chocoviv 😊 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1&hellip; Continue reading Art Inspiration: Baby Yoda (Grogu)

Reblog Feature: Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Cups (Vegan GF)

Oat and peanut butter vegan and gluten-free crunchy chewy cookies filled with a hidden layer of peanut butter and a 2-ingredient frosting. These are … Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Cups (Vegan GF) These cookies by Nourishing Amy, remind me of those peanut butter cups, but with less chocolate! Great for those looking for a delicious… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Cups (Vegan GF)

Vendor Feature: Big Heart Decals

Thank you, Big Heart Decals Inc. for sending these beautiful wall decals! Who Is Big Heart Decals? Big Heart Decals Inc. is so excited to be able to offer Canadian-made, in fact BC-made, fabric decals, that are safe for your family and your walls! Dennis loves creating and drawing these characters, and I love sharing… Continue reading Vendor Feature: Big Heart Decals

Book Review: Ethereal

Image Courtesy of Pothi Image Courtesy of Buchleser Summary This book is an anthology of 54 different writers from all over the world! I am pleased to an 18 year old writer from Toronto in this collection. Many different ages and writers from all walks of life has contributed to it. (There is one poem… Continue reading Book Review: Ethereal

Book Review: Ramona Cleans Her Room (Ramona The Cactus)

Summary Ramona was told to clean her room. Each time her mother or father reminded her to clean an area of her room, she would end up picking up something and her imagination took over. It appeared to her parents that she was playing with her toys. However, she was using her imagination to make… Continue reading Book Review: Ramona Cleans Her Room (Ramona The Cactus)

Art Inspiration: Baby Groot

Life is simple I smile and sing In my little pot of soil I move to the beat And wave my arms. Swaying with the music I share my love By visiting you To groove. —-Chocoviv Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</</</</</</

Vendor Feature: A Home Of 4

Image Courtesy of AHomeOf4 Thank you, A Home Of 4, for sending me these cushion covers! 1. When and why did you start this business? The reason for starting this business is that I love decorating my home. I have been moving 5 times over the past 12 years and I found that decorating is… Continue reading Vendor Feature: A Home Of 4

Netflix Series: 100 Days My Prince

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary As a boy, Lee Yul, he bullied the local children as he was the son of a prince, not knowing that he was wrong. One day, a nobleman’s young daughter, Yoo Yi Seo appeared and scolded him, telling him that he was wrong. She even used her wooden sword against… Continue reading Netflix Series: 100 Days My Prince

Art Inspiration: Blooming

Looking forward to To a bright and Sunny day Slowly Blooming Quietly As the gloomy clouds Part ways To let The rays of sunlight Touch its petals. —– Chocoviv 😊 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</</</</</

Rising Pinterest Viewers

Last year, I had to restart my Pinterest account because it was suspended for unknown reasons. (I had suspected that it had some to die with a certain app that helped to do posts.) Restarting from scratch was not easy, but I was determined to work on it. Now, I have surpassed my previous account’s… Continue reading Rising Pinterest Viewers

Art Inspiration: Beach Paradise

Cerulean blue skies Gaze upon the Vast ocean water As the waves Foam across The golden beach sands Surrounding The quiet Coconut tree Swaying in the Caribbean breeze. —-Chocoviv 😊 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</</</</</

Book Review: Ramona Learns To Pee In The Potty (Ramona The Cactus)

Image Courtesy of Amazon Summary Meet Ramona the Cactus, who is learning to use the potty and to transition out of her diapers. What a big girl! This adorable book is useful to help little ones to get used to the idea of the potty. Definitely one to add to a new parent’s bookshelf. Click… Continue reading Book Review: Ramona Learns To Pee In The Potty (Ramona The Cactus)

Vendor Feature: I Luv It Natural Deodorant

Image Courtesy Of iluvit Thank you, I Luv It for sending me this amazing collection! Who Is I Luv It? The owner, Kristin Sayn, is a practicing nurse of ten years and took over this business in 2019. She is a wife with three boys. “I LUV IT Natural Deodorant is:  Canadian born and raised  Cruelty… Continue reading Vendor Feature: I Luv It Natural Deodorant

Art Inspiration: Serene

Beneath the blue sky The warmth of the sun Slowly blankets My skin Glowing red Peeking behind The shadows As those feathers Waved goodbye. —- Chocoviv ☺️ Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</</</</

Business Feature: Kids Photography Academy

Image Courtesy of KPA Even though I am adult, I still am able to pick up some tips about photography from this youth-oriented photography course called “30  PHOTO CHALLENGES FOR KIDS”. This course was created by Janet Pliszka. Besides the tips and tricks of the trade, there was a community board where young people could… Continue reading Business Feature: Kids Photography Academy

Book Review: Daring The Demigod

Image Courtesy of Goodreads Summary As the last surviving demigod born of a mortal and Zeus, Adonis was determined to hide from all of the Olympian nonsense. He despised the gods and goddesses. He would remember how he had to watch his mother succumb to her mortality. Hiding in the frozen Alaskan tundra was the… Continue reading Book Review: Daring The Demigod

Reblog Feature: Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan GF)

A date and nut cacao base with a simple 3-ingredient chocolate filling and a salted caramel topping. Add on some more melted chocolate and homemade … Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan GF) Just looking at that picture made my sweet tooth ache! It looked so delicious! As a teenager, I had a passion for desserts.… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake (Vegan GF)

Art Inspiration: You Are Not Alone

As we look into the sky Each glowing Ball of fire Appears to be A beam Of light From light years Away Far Far away. —- Chocoviv 😊 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</</

Photo Of The Day: Dusk

At dusk Slowing down Our footsteps Pause and look See how the world Takes its time To make sure We stop And give Our bodies And minds A time out. —–Chocoviv 😊 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</</

Vendor Feature: Lash Lift From Brows By Robin

Imagine not using that eyelash curler for at least a month! That’s the convenience of a lash lift. Normally, my lashes would point downwards. So, even though they were long, I still needed to curl them each day. Lash lifts reminded me of a perm for the hair, but for lashes. The lift I received… Continue reading Vendor Feature: Lash Lift From Brows By Robin

Movie Review: The Women In Black

Image Courtesy of IMDb Summary A young widowed father of a little boy was sent to deal with the paperwork of a recently deceased lady. His job was to handle the mansion that was left, Eel Marsh House. As he arrived at the desolate town, he could tell that some horrid secret was connected to… Continue reading Movie Review: The Women In Black

Art Inspiration: Winter Forest

Feeling lost In the snow covered Bare forest Wandering in The dark Hoping to See the Light of dawn Soon. —–Chocoviv 😊 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</</

Reblog Feature: Okay Mommy’s Blog Goals 2021

Happy New Year! In 2020, I accomplished a lot of new things! I started this blog, which has been so amazing. I’ve made some great friends online … Blog Goals 2021 What are your blog goals for the upcoming year? For me, I hope to continue to be able to support small businesses through my… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Okay Mommy’s Blog Goals 2021

Netflix Series: Bridgerton

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary In the 1800s, London’s high society was all about the connections and marriage bonds that help secure a respectable future. Interestingly, the local social paper by a secret writer, Lady Whistledown, would reveal secrets and scandals of the great families. Looking for love was not an easy task. Lost love… Continue reading Netflix Series: Bridgerton

Movie Review: Up

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary The helium balloon seller, Carl Fredrickson was ordered to move out of his house and into a care home. He was living alone in the home ever since his wife and childhood love, Ellie, passed away. He refused to leave his home, even as skyscrapers towered around his tiny home.… Continue reading Movie Review: Up

Art Inspiration: Carl Frederickson

I sold my balloons To bring others joy But when Ellie left I was no more. Our little home was All that I had And our chairs Plus her badge So I was often mad. Mad at the world Moving forward And leaving me behind, Furious at technology For making me feel confined. Then, one… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Carl Frederickson

Vendor Feature: Backstory Fibreworks

I was gifted this beautiful piece of art by Backstory Fibreworks. Thank you so much for this amazing work! Who Is Backstory Fibreworks? 1) Backstory Fibreworks was born in early 2019, after years of trying to find an artform that sparked joy. I have always loved using my hands to create things, but it wasn’t… Continue reading Vendor Feature: Backstory Fibreworks

Netflix Series: Detention

Image Courtesy of IMDb Summary A city girl transferred out of her previous high school and into a rural-like high school. This school was shrouded in fear of a building on campus and rumours. Old fashion ways of thinking and censorship was still the norm. As an outsider, she became curious about all the secrecy… Continue reading Netflix Series: Detention

Art Inspiration: 22 From Soul

Is this world worth it? What makes anyone want to Stay on this earth? Isn’t hiding in the dark And never have to deal With the uncertainties Of the world A better idea? As I ponder on This dark thoughts, A small voice calls out….. Hope and love Will push you Towards a greater path.… Continue reading Art Inspiration: 22 From Soul

Book Review: Salford World War (Amelia Hartliss Mysteries Book 12)

Summary Melia and her boyfriend, Mickey were both secret agents or spies. Sometimes they worked together, but not this time. He was planning to retire (Why?) When the Chinese minister for trade and investment was en route to visit Salford, everyone was worried of what started the First World War. Melia’s job was to keep… Continue reading Book Review: Salford World War (Amelia Hartliss Mysteries Book 12)

Reblog Feature: Lockdown Activities For Frazzled Parents

With more lockdown restrictions looming, increasingly frazzled parents are looking for ways to keep their kids entertained while they’re stuck at … Lockdown Activities For Frazzled Parents It’s great that my tweens received some board games for Christmas. Hence, that was what we did during the winter break lockdown. No gatherings over here, just staying… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Lockdown Activities For Frazzled Parents

Art Inspiration: Daisy Duck

Looking forward to the day when I can go on a cruise ship again…. I did this drawing on the Disney Wonder at one of their animation adults-only seminars. The talk was about the history of Walt Disney’s contribution to animation. The way he pushed the boundaries of the art was astonishing! I dream that… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Daisy Duck

Netflix Series: Sweet Home

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary Hyun-soo was alone. The death of his family in an car accident had left him distraught and without the will to live. He decided to move into an old apartment and shut himself in. Everybody else also kept to themselves in this apartment complex. One day, Hyun-soo was waiting for… Continue reading Netflix Series: Sweet Home

Ellie’s Sunshine Blogger Nomination

MThank you Ellie from Ellie’s Little World for this sunny nomination! Image Courtesy Of Ellie’s Little World During these tough times, I value every nomination as it is a great way to stay connected with other bloggers out there. Plus, it helps us to get creative and think outside the box too! Rules Thank the… Continue reading Ellie’s Sunshine Blogger Nomination

Vendor Feature: Coastal Felting

Thank you, Thea from Coastal Felting for sending me these felted hearts! These hearts were excellent as photo props! Who Is Coastal Felting? Why and when did you start your business?: April 2020 I decided to start selling my needle felted creations. I was laid off from my job at the daycare center I work… Continue reading Vendor Feature: Coastal Felting

Movie Review: A Simple Favor

Image Courtesy of IMDb Summary Stephanie was a widowed mother of a little boy. She ran a vlog online about cooking and household tips. She had trouble making friends at her son’s school as she was seen the overachiever parent. On the other end, was Emily, the elegant and stylish mother with a busy career… Continue reading Movie Review: A Simple Favor

Art Inspiration: 2021 Resolution

2020 was the year That came quietly And ran through Our towns and cities Leaving a deadly Trail behind But united we are In heart and In spirit 2021 is the year We have hope! —- Chocoviv 😊 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</

Movie Review: Soul

Image From Disney Movies Summary Joe Gardner was a middle school band teacher, who finally got the permanent position as the music teacher, to the delight of his mother. However, his true dream was to play in a jazz band like his deceased father. Ironically, on the day that the jazz band leader accepted him… Continue reading Movie Review: Soul

Art Inspiration: Wishing Tree

If you could have Just one wish, What would it be? A billion dollars Or just plain healthy? —– Chocoviv Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</

Movie Review: Isn’t It Romantic?

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary Natalie was an architect who hated PG-13 romantic comedies. Along with her low self-esteem prevented her from meeting her someone special. So despite her best friend telling her that her work buddy had a crush on her, she doubted it. One day, she was mugged at the subway station and… Continue reading Movie Review: Isn’t It Romantic?

Art Inspiration: Candlelight

Darkness covers Our eyes Our sight Seizes to be Trustworthy The gentle Flicker of The candlelight Can seek out And guide us Through it all. —–Chocoviv 😊 Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocoviv/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Chocoviv1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/chocoviv1/ TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSsT5hEo/</

Book Review: A Rather Inconvenient Corpse

Image Courtesy of A. G. Barnett Summary This nine chapter short story was situated in 1920’s England. A man was found murdered at a hotel. Mysterious identity swaps clouded the case. The investigators had to go around talking with the card players which made the situation more complicated. Conclusion A lot of detail was written… Continue reading Book Review: A Rather Inconvenient Corpse

Movie Review: Run, Hide, Fight

Image Courtesy of IMDb Summary After the tragic death of her mother, Zoe was determined to cut all normal social teenage lifestyle. Being on edge and on fight mode, she focused on spending all her time with her war veteran father and hunting with him. On the morning of the senior year prank day, one… Continue reading Movie Review: Run, Hide, Fight