What is PASSION?

“Hey, what is your passion?” When people ask you about your passions, do you get stressed out? It seems that in our generation everyone must have at least one passion.  C’mon! There is something wrong with you if you don’t have one, right? So what is passion exactly? We believe everyone has a “Jup” in them.  It’s…

5 ways to FIND your passion

Whether you are eating, sleeping, resting, conversing with others, building relationships, or working with your hands, you CAN find your passion in your daily grind.  Here are FIVE ways to help you! Grab a journal and start jogging down your ideas. 1) Know yourself Ask yourself these three questions. What do you love? What do…

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…

3rd annual Etsy: Made In Canada

This was our first time visiting Etsy: Made in Canada event hosted on September 24 at MaRS Discovery District organized by the Toronto Etsy Street Team and the 416 Hustler Team.  Overwhelmed by the crowd once we entered the building, we quickly found a corner to take a peak at the market place. Where shall…

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,…