Welcoming 2022 and all it brings

Happy new year! It’s 2022 and I am feeling refreshed after a few weeks of cozy at-home time to begin the year.  I am not sure what 2022 will hold but I look forward to chocolate and art journeys as the year progresses. 2021 was an odd year.  The first year I worked just fromContinue reading “Welcoming 2022 and all it brings”

Sewn Cacao Pod Gift Tag or Ornaments

These cacao pods made an appearance earlier this week as one of the items in the Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers envelopes, but you can make them easily at home! Materials needed: Cardstock or a chocolate bar wrapper A needle Embroidery Floss Scissors A small hole punch or an awl and a hammer (and maybeContinue reading “Sewn Cacao Pod Gift Tag or Ornaments”

3D Paper Cacao Pod Ornament

These paper cacao pod ornaments are a fun and bright addition to any holiday decor. Hang them on your Christmas tree or along your mantle. Bundle a few together in a bunch to hang in a archway. They are simple and easy to make, let the kids help! Materials Needed: Printable sheet for template PaperContinue reading “3D Paper Cacao Pod Ornament”

Tis the season… for making fun Christmas ornaments!

Last year I did a series of DIY blog posts about making ornaments and holiday decorations from reused and upcycled chocolate bar wrappers. I know that I have a ton of chocolate bar wrappers sitting around my office.  Some of them are just so beautiful and I wanted to find a way to use them,Continue reading “Tis the season… for making fun Christmas ornaments!”

How much chocolate do you eat?

This is almost always the first question I get when someone finds out that I do all sorts of things with chocolate. It is closely followed by do you make chocolate? And, where can I buy your chocolate? Because everyone loves chocolate! So today I am going to answer those questions for you, because IContinue reading “How much chocolate do you eat?”

100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers

Looking for some DIY chocolate gifts or ways to have a chocolate experience, read through these for some fun ideas, and some delicious chocolate. 81 Pastries Seriously, who does not love a good pastry?  Find a shop nearby that makes beautiful and tasty chocolate delights.  Maybe macaroons are your go to, or perhaps it’s aContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”

100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers

Time is flying by and we are now at numbers 71-80 of our 100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers! Which of these are you most interested in pursuing? Let me know. 71 #WomenInChocolate Lauren Heineck is the amazing woman behind the hashtag #womeninchocolate. She is also the founder of Well Tempered Media and Wknd Chocolate. SheContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”

Rest, reflect and refresh.

If you follow me on Instagram @CanadianChocoholic you may have seen that I recently spent a week away at a cabin.  I love the outdoors and find that a week in nature is the best vacation. After two long years with no vacation, it was time.  I chose a cabin close by and within theContinue reading “Rest, reflect and refresh.”

I was interviewed.

Watch me on YouTube! Creativity lives in my blood and I call myself an artist.  On Monday I chatted on Instagram Live with Sanna Forslund in Sweden about all things art and chocolate. Here is the link to watch the interview on Sanna’s YouTube Channel where you can see our whole conversation. You can alsoContinue reading “I was interviewed.”

Art and Chocolate

There are so many ways to combine art with anything, and chocolate is no exception.  Be it making art with chocolate, chocolate bar wrappers or creating art themed around chocolate, it can be such fun. Lately I have been enthralled with cacao flowers.  Their shape, their size, did you know they are teeny tiny?  LikeContinue reading “Art and Chocolate”