Welcome, October!

As the deciduous leaves Turn into fifty shades Of brown, orange And red, I turn towards The warm autumn Sun Glowing Quietly against The smoky clouds. Smoke finally dissipated After a hot summer. Finally, I can walk Away With My cup of Pumpkin spiced Latte. —– Chocoviv What do you look forward to in October?… Continue reading Welcome, October!

Christmas Time Is Finally Here

Merry Christmas We got to spend Christmas Eve at a relative’s nice big house. She always had the coolest and daintiest Christmas decorations around the house. I loved looking at all the little people posing in the Christmas winter village. My place wouldn’t be able to maintain such tidiness. Sigh… not my priority right now….… Continue reading Christmas Time Is Finally Here

Stay Positive Despite Setbacks

Photo Courtesy from Pinterest It’s been awhile since WordPress has sent me any congratulating messages…. and then, I received this! Thank you to all my loyal followers who have been with me through all the ups and downs in my blogger’s journey since June. First, my Pinterest was permanently suspended due to Tailwind. But, I… Continue reading Stay Positive Despite Setbacks

Overnight Stay At The Westin Wall Centre ( Vancouver Airport)

Anticipating for a busy weekend, I was actually looking forward to just put my feet up for the night. As I turned in the cul-de-sac at the front entrance, I noticed that there was a lot of construction sites around the Westin Wall Centre hotel. Thankfully, it was the weekend, so there wouldn’t be any… Continue reading Overnight Stay At The Westin Wall Centre ( Vancouver Airport)

Reblog Feature: Make A Gift Day (Time To Make One Today)

Did you know that each December 3 is Make A Gift Day? This unofficial fun holiday reminds us that handmade presents are excellent ways to add some personal touches and save some money too! As I mentioned before, I made most of my presents by hand. As an adult, I would shop for great deals… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Make A Gift Day (Time To Make One Today)

Things To Do: Escaping From Being Locked Inside

Have you ever been locked inside a room before? Was it fun? As a group, we decided to do exactly that—get locked inside a room and try to escape. There were quite a few of these places and our local friend suggested “Locked”. “The escape room phenomena that originated in Japan has now become a… Continue reading Things To Do: Escaping From Being Locked Inside

Reblog Feature: Leftovers From Thanksgiving (What To Do)

Thanksgiving Day was this past Monday for us up in Canada, and many of had a wonderful feast. Each family celebrated this feast in a different way. Traditionally, there would be a turkey with bread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables and tons of gravy. Then, dessert would be pumpkin pie. This day would… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Leftovers From Thanksgiving (What To Do)

Reaching My 50th Blog Post

Let’s be honest, I don’t have a schedule. Nor do I have a niche. “Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog” is a window into my life. I am constantly on the look out for interesting and slightly random topics that I can share with my 840+ subscribers. There is so much really neat and fascinating things out there… Continue reading Reaching My 50th Blog Post

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