10 tips to reach your event fundraising target

Congratulations! You have decided to support a worthy cause.  You are now brainstorming ways to meet or even exceed your fundraising target.  How about hosting a fundraising event? Here are 10 tips to get you started!  Form your team Putting together an event is no easy feat! Gather your friends who share the same vision…

Unforgettable bed and breakfast at Nestleton Waters Inn

Spontaneous trips are the most fun. Our dear friend, Miss S, invited us to spend Easter weekend with her family at the beautiful Nestleton Waters Inn in Nestleton Ontario. “This place looks as gorgeous as the photos online. I can’t wait to explore”, I said to Hercules. We admired the beautiful estate as we pulled…

Pencil drawing to an estate – Meet Deborah at Nestleton Waters Inn

My husband and I stayed at the picturesque Nestleton Waters Inn over the Easter long weekend. What an unforgettable bed and breakfast experience! Delicious foods, late night conversation with friends, and singing at breakfast overlooking a breathtaking view made our stay such a delight.  It was a treat to meet Deborah, the owner and operator…

Meet illustrator and comic artist, Bonnie

Every Wednesday and Saturday, these cartoon animal characters would pop up on my Facebook feed.  Episode 216 “What If”. I smile while I’m scrolling through the pictures during my commute to work.  This mini comic series reminds me of the good times during my dragon boat days with my bestie. I was the rocket, and…

3 Landmines to avoid. Part 2 – Meet Derek from Twisted Inflations

Here is part 2 of the interview with Derek, the founder of Twisted Inflations. His business specializes in balloon sculptures, art and decoration. Catch up on part 1 here! Since we last chatted with Derek, he had travelled to Orlando Florida to compete at the 2017 Twist & Shout competition with high caliber balloon twisters….

Let go of logic. Meet Derek, the founder of Twisted Inflations

What did you want to be when you grow up? Do you still remember? In our ever-changing economy, we begin to see more individuals taking up unconventional vocations that surprise and delight us. They stop you in your tracks, and you find yourself asking, “wow, THIS is what you do?” I think of individuals like Derek who…

DoNUT ever give up – Meet Rhea from The Canvas Postcard

To Jup You UP today, here is a story about an artist who turned her love for puns and painting into a business. Rhea and I have been corresponding on email to find a time to chat about her new found love.  I haven’t seen her in a few months. In this short span of time,…

Focus on your strengths – Meet Selina from Love Scent

Here is another story to Jup You UP! Meet Selina who recently took a bold step in pursuing her passion. What did she create? An online flower shop! But this isn’t your typical floral business. Have you heard of sending flowers in a box? Before we learn about Selina’s journey in discovering her passion, and…