Archives for September 2014

Manulife #Centsability 30 Day Challenge

If you are like me, you are just not that into budgeting! In our home, my wife is the strong budgeter and financial manager. Luckily, I married someone who is "money savvy!" My beautiful wife Anne handles our mortgage, our bills, our paycheques, our expenses, etc. She's simple better at financial management, budgeting, and money tracking/admin than I am. However, after being married for 3 years, … [Read more...]

Belly, Baby, & Kids Show

I absolutely love speaking at Trade Shows and connecting with new and expecting dads!! Over the past few years, I've had the opportunity to speak at several Baby & Family-oriented Trade Shows: 1) Bellies to Babies  2) Modern Family Expo 3) Belly, Baby, & Kid Show 4) Baby & Tot Show  Today, I had the opportunity to speak at the Belly, Baby, & Kid Show in Cloverdale … [Read more...]

Beta Collective

Being a work home dad is extremely difficult especially with 2 little kids wanting and needing your attention consistently. I find my most productive hours are when my kids are napping in the afternoon or sleeping at night. At times, I will go to a coffee shop when I need to get work done. However, even then there are distractions from other people talking and coming in and out. And, a private … [Read more...]

#InfinitiUndiscovered Twitter Party

Anyone want free gas? Infiniti Canada is giving away over $500 worth of free gas cards on the #InfinitiUndiscovered Twitter Party on Th, Sept 25, 2014 at 6 pm PST! Here's more details! … [Read more...]

Chewy Junior

Our latest YVR Foodies food adventure brought us to the just opened Chewy Junior at the corner of Richards & Cordova in Downtown Vancouver! We had about 10-12 foodies come out to see what the Chewy phenomena was all about! After a round of introductions, the owner Ash shared about the history and vision of Chewy Junior. We then learned about how the cream puffs are made and got a tour of the … [Read more...]

Tropicana Farmstand

Growing up, I was not a huge fan of fruits & veggies. I would definitely consider myself a "Picky Eater." As a kid, I would love eating junk food (like chips, candy, and chocolate) and meat (chicken, beef, pork, lamb, duck, etc) yet when my mom put veggies on the dinner plate, I would eat everything except the green stuff. In fact, I would even pick out the onion slivers when I saw or tasted … [Read more...]

Blog Mastery @ Relevention Marketing

I can't believe it's been 4 months already!! Today, we completed our 4th Blog Mastery Workshop - this time, we held it at Relevention Marketing in Abbotsford! Here's a look back at our first 4 events: 1) Olympic Village 2) MWorkLab 3) The Village Space 4) Relevention Marketing We'll be doing our October Workshop in Surrey so stay tuned for details! :) … [Read more...]

#YVRBloggers @ Fluff Design Studio

YVR Bloggers has been meeting for the last 11 months and will be celebrating our one year anniversary on Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at the Jewel Ballroom! Tonight, we held our 11th meeting at a creative venue space called Fluff Design Studio in East Vancouver. Ken Glass, one of the marketing coordinators, shared about the history and vision of Fluff Studio. They rent, loan, and sell furniture and … [Read more...]

Connect Now Fraser Valley

It was a long 1 hour drive... At 5 pm, I got in my trusted Honda Civic and made my way down to the Abbotsford Staples to present my signature talk "Blogging for Business: Making, Marketing, & Monetizing Your Blog" to the Connect Now Fraser Valley group. It was my first time ever presenting a talk in Abbotsford (I've done talks before in Vancouver, Kitsilano, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, … [Read more...]

Detoxing Dad

Darian is principal of the award-winning Digital Marketing and PR firm known as Jelly. If you didn't already know, Darian brings unparalleled charisma and excitement to the brands that he popularizes (is yours one of them?). Known for off-the-wall ideas and fantastic stories, Darian's energy keeps the Jelly bus rolling down fun and fabulous roads. In this guest blog post, Darian writes about the … [Read more...]

Kani-Kei Shave Ice Food Truck

This weekend, we discovered an amazing food truck: Kani-Kei Shave Ice! Here's a video of them making our Shave Ice: Make sure you visit them for one of the best Shave Ice you will have in your life! :) … [Read more...]