Review – Be protected from insects with Haeleum

Doing something out of the ordinary helps keep us inspired as we hustle and bustle through our daily grinds.   I enjoy the outdoors and working out, so I planned a backyard camping day with Hercules.  It has always been on my to do list.  Camping out in your backyard is very easy to set…

Father and daughter use WhatsApp to break down barriers

This is a story about a father and daughter. For many years they lived oceans apart. Some days, keeping in touch was done at ease. They were like friends making small talks about what had happened that day. On other days, making a phone call was extremely difficult. Different time zone, misunderstanding, and arguments had…

Mother’s Day – Do just one thing

“My dream & prayer are for my boys to become independent, confident men, living a life with integrity, respect and love.” – Karen shares a quote about being a mom  When I think about finding our passion in our daily grinds, I think about our dear mothers.  Being a mom is a job that demands…

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…

Add graffiti at your event – Meet Corrie

Meet Corrie and Norman, the founder of Event Graffiti, a company specializing in printed décor. I was delighted when Corrie accepted my invitation to be featured at Jup You Up. We met in person when my husband and I were planning for our wedding. Here’s our story about how we met Corrie, followed by an…

What does passion have to do with cars?

This was one of the test questions in a pop up quiz.  The teacher who designed this test had an expectation that a 3-year-old kid should know what a car is, and what it should look like. How did we come to know that cars look somewhat like a rectangular shaped item with wheels at…

Shaving our hair can help?

“Bald is Brave.” This is the theme of the 2nd annual #NoHairSelfie. Have you heard? If you’ve seen this hashtag on your newsfeed, you’ve definitely got the buzz. The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is rallying everyone to shave their hair on February 4, World Cancer Day. So what is #NoHairSelfie? The ambassador of this worldwide campaign…

You need more than passion – Meet Mary Yang

“One business isn’t keeping her busy enough? She has two?” This is often the reaction when someone meets Mary Yang for the first time. The founder of MarieNatie Cosmetics and Blossom Events would often get asked, “wouldn’t it be more efficient to focus on one business at a time?” Mary would answer, “I have passion…

OCC – Life of a shoebox

I am 11” long, 6” wide and 4.5” deep. That’s right. 0.5” makes a huge difference you know! I can carry more delightful surprises to kids living in less fortunate parts of the world.  The suspense is in the air from the moment I am picked up by a kind person who wants to pack…

Why go to the Buffer Festival?

This weekend is the 3rd annual Buffer Festival. It’s a weekend long event. You can still get tickets for the shows on Sunday! Visit www.bufferfestival.com/schedule. Is it worth your time? My answer is yes. Buffer Festival was created by a Canadian entrepreneur, Corey Vidal. The event is growing every year. This year, Much partnered with…