and the winners are…

FIRST OFF A MASSIVE AND ENORMOUS “Thank You” along with some high 10s to these outstanding Businesses that took part in “Deanna’s 10 Days of Giveaways”  I hope you all had fun entering and maybe even discovered a few new local businesses.



and the winners are…. randomly selected via Rafflecopter software:

Day 1 $750 from Sage Spa and Generations Laser – SAMANTHA SHARPE

Day 2 Dinner for 4 at Gowlland Harbour Resort -DAVID STIRLING

Day 3 Willows Market $200 – DANIELLE BELL

Day 4 Dudar Designs Consult – JENNIE BURSLEM-ZAMLUK

Day 5 Washed Up Soap Co. MELISSA DOUGHERTY

Day 6 Holly Hill Farm Tour – LINDA RAMOS

Day 7 Signature Oil & Vinegar Gourmet Basket- LINDSAY JACQUELINE

Day 8 French Creek Collective Fat Paint- LINDSAY JACQUELINE

Day 9 The Gathering Place Trading Company – ERIN NAOMI

Day 10 $40 at Dark Side Chocolates- LINDSAY TRUMBELY



text/call 250.830.8483 to make arrangements!


Deanna’s 10 Days of Giveaways DAY 8 – French Creek Collective

Day 8 is a fun one!  French Creek Collective is giving one of you a can of FAT PAINT Chalk paint and brush.

If you ask me…chalk paint is the best thing since sliced bread.  I just love how you can slop it on an old piece of furniture with very little prepping ( perfect for people like me that have little patience for prepping) and VOILA bring furniture back to life! FAT PAINT IS where its at!  and you can buy it in Campbell River now at French Creek Collective!

Chalk Paint is all the rage these days and French Creek Collective is loaded with all the supplies to get you painting up a storm!

The awesome folks at French Creek Collective are giving away a A can of Paint and Brush combo  here $65 value  a Rafflecopter giveaway“>




This is such a fun store! If you haven’t stopped in yet you will definitely want to add French Creek Collective on Shoppers Row in downtown Campbell River to your Holiday Shopping stops!  This unique shop is loaded full of home décor, gifts, cards & stationary.  Also apparel and a some very fun vintage oddities!


You can enter this giveaway plus the other 9 up until 7pm Dec. 13th.  Winners all choosen via rafflecopter and announced on Dec 14th.

All 10 giveaways posted on facebook at and this blog




Day 7 Signature Oil & Vinegar $100 Gift Basket

It’s Day 7 and I am so very pleased to introduce Signature Oil & Vinegar. If you haven’t stopped in yet. OH MY GOODNESS YOU NEED TO!!! Situated in the Tyee Plaza in Campbell River the store is loaded with samples and gourmet local food perfect for holiday gifts!  I just love the  little $5 bottles of different types of balsamic vinegar.  I had no idea balsamic vinegar could come in so many amazing flavours until I discovered this place!  Check it out I promise they will make great stocking stuffers.    This summer I found them perfect to pack on a weekend getaway, camping trip etc. A few dashes and VOILA! Instant flavour infusion on salads or food you are throwing on the grill.

The great folks at Signature Oil & Vinegar are gifting 1 lucky winner a $100 gourmet basket!!! Enter to win the $100  gourmet basket here: a Rafflecopter giveaway


Signature Oil and Vinegar is an on tap Tasting Bar featuring fresh, organic extra virgin olive oil and barrel aged Italian balsamic vinegars.  The olives are harvested slightly under ripe when the anti-oxidant count is the highest. The fruit is cold pressed at 69 degrees Fahrenheit within four hours of being picked. All of the fused and infused oils are fresh twice a year, as the harvest changes from Northern to Southern hemisphere.  The oils are independently analyzed and chemistry is posted. Customers at Tyee Plaza can be confident in the quality of what they are buying.

The white and dark balsamic vinegars come from Modena, Italy and are barrel aged 12 to 18 years.

The oils and vinegars at Signature make amazing salad dressings, pasta sauces, bread dippers, and anything you can imagine for grilling, broiling, or sautéing vegetables, meat, chicken, game meat, fish, or shellfish.

The store also carries truffle, almond, walnut and sesame oil, as well as a wonderful selection of gourmet products from around the world. Everything in the store is available to taste before purchase, and prices start at $5.

This is food they way it was 100 years ago, the way it is meant to be – fresh, pure, and simple.


Starting December 1st for 10 days  Deanna will be posting a giveaway from cooperating Businesses  Anyone can enter via the link on each blog post up until 7pm December 13th

Winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter on Monday December 14 2015.

Day 5 Washed Up Soap Co.

Day 5 ~ Washed Up Soap Co.

How wonderful is this!! Day 5 Washed Up Soap Co. is gifting one lucky winner a mini batch of custom made, hand-crafted soap. Your choice of natural and organic ingredients will be used to create a special blend just for you!  Allow 4 weeks from time of order for delivery! (Approx. 8 – four ounce bars unwrapped, ingredient list will be provided)  $64 Value


a Rafflecopter giveaway“>









Be sure to Like and Follow Washed Up Soap Co. on facebook

Starting December 1st for 10 days  Deanna will be posting a giveaway from cooperating Businesses  Anyone can enter via the link on each blog post up until 7pm December 13th

Winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter on Monday December 14 2015


Deanna’s 10 days of Giveaways DAY 2

ENTER TO WIN DINNER FOR 4 HERE a Rafflecopter giveaway

On day 2 our wonderful friends at Gowlland Harbour Resort are giving away dinner for 4 to one lucky winner!!

If you haven’t made it over to Quadra Island yet to check this place out… YOU NEED TO !

Its visually beautiful and the food is ahhhmazing!!

I had the pleasure of visiting on Tapas night. Our group ordered 1 of everything off the menu and it was all so delicious!  The martinis were pretty darn tasty too I might add!  We all drove over on the ferry, quick 10 minute crossing.  Shuttle service and water taxi available too.

More details here Visit the website


Nestled within the beauty of the lush coastal landscape of Quadra Island, B.C., with a distinctive blend of outdoor adventure, elegantly comfortable accommodations and breathtaking beauty, Gowlland Harbour Resort offers a relaxed private retreat, perfect for your next family holiday or romantic getaway.

Discover for yourself why Gowlland Harbour Resort was featured in “National Geographic Travel’s ’50 Places of a Lifetime: Canada.” Maybe your tastes run to peacefully exploring our walking trails, beach combing, whale watching, and gazing at our world-class ocean views. Or, if you love hiking, biking, kayaking, and salmon fishing, you’ll find that here on Quadra Island as well. Come, join us at Gowlland Harbour Resort and treat yourself to our chef’s sumptuous cuisine, a soak in the hot tub, a steam in our cedar sauna, a relaxing massage or a few practice strokes on our miniature putting green.

Starting December 1st for 10 days  Deanna will be posting a giveaway from cooperating Businesses.  Anyone can enter via the link on each blog post up until 7pm December 13th

Winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter on Monday December 14 2015.

Deanna’s 10 Days of Giveaways. DAY 1 SAGE SPA


I couldn’t be more excited to help spread the word about Sage Spa!  The Spa is in the process of moving into a  beautiful new location on the South Island Hwy in Campbell River (The former Rona Building)

Sage Spa has put together an amazing package for one lucky winner!

Be sure to “like” Sage Spa and Generations Laser on Facebook

Check out their new website at

Enter to Win the $750 Prize Package here

Package includes:

Pharmaceutical grade cleanser, serum and moisturizer $300 Value

Natalee Rhodes, Generations Laser has added a Photo Facial.  A non invasive approach to skin revitalization, targets photo damage and vascularity (broken capillaries) $250 Value

Valine Wheatley, Sage Spa is completing this awesome prize package with  a PCA skin chemical peel (post peel procedure kit included) and a full sized Elta MD UV Daily sunscreen.   $200 Value

Be sure to follow Sage Spa and Generations Laser on Facebook to hear more about their upcoming Grand Opening!

Starting December 1st for 10 days  Deanna will be posting a giveaway from cooperating Businesses.  Anyone can enter via the link on each blog post up until 7pm December 13th

Winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter on Monday December 14 2015.

Deanna’s Client Appreciation Day!

On May 30, 2015 we had the pleasure of hosting an event at the Discovery Passage Aquarium. Deanna’s Client Appreciation Day was an afternoon to thank Deanna’s current and repeat clients as well as those who have been kind enough to refer Deanna to friends and family.

The afternoon was held both inside and outside of the aquarium and the weather was just perfect. We invited families to come and explore the aquarium and then enjoy some games and arts and crafts. Have you been to our local aquarium yet? It’s a great place to spend some time exploring the marine life on our coast. And for the little ones, there is a large touch tank, where the kids can get a real “hands on” education!

Deb Cowper and her team at Discovery Passage Aquarium were beyond amazing when it came to treating Deanna’s clients to a fun day! They provided fabulous prizes and awesome interactive games and arts and crafts. We would highly recommend working with them to host an event again!

Here is a snapshot of the day:

Discovery Collage2

Discovery Collage1

We are also VERY excited to announce a new contest in conjunction with the Discovery Passage Aquarium! From now until June 13 come down to the aquarium and take a ” Selfie with A Seastar”. Then, post that photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #selfiewithaseastar and tag both Discovery Passage Aquarium and Deanna. All of the photos will be entered into a draw and on June 14 one lucky winner will win a FAMILY SEASONS PASS to the aquarium!

All of the link info is below here:#selfiewithaseastar poster-page-001

If you want to contact the Aquarium to enquire about renting the space for your group or event or even if you just want to learn a bit more about what they do check out the link to their website here:

or contact the Aquarium by phone at: 250- 914- 5500.

If you would like us to feature your local business or event, please send your information to or

Mother’s Week Contest Day FIVE!

We can’t believe this Mother’s Week Contest is coming to an end! Our very last giveaway is today and we think you’ll really love it!

This year was Deanna’s first year getting involved with the school PAC (even though, she could have sworn she never would have gotten involved with those kinds of things). With her daughter in kindergarten, Deanna was blown away literally by the extreme importance of PAC fundraisers. These fundraisers are in place to ensure our kids have the same kind of supplies, equipment and even field trips we all enjoyed when we were in school.
Flower Basket Collage
These beautiful baskets are just one of the fundraiser items this year and we are so pleased to giveaway two to this draw’s lucky winner!
To enter this giveaway click here:

Enter through the giveaway tab on Deanna’s Facebook Page here:

And to enter the previous giveaways you can click on the links below. Good Luck!
For Sunday:

For Monday:

For Tuesday:

For Wednesday:

Mother’s Week Contest Day FOUR!!

It’s a new day and a new giveaway! This week has been sailing by and we are so excited to share today’s prize with you.

Today’s giveaway is in partnership with the fantastic and adorable new store, French Creek Collective. One lucky winner will be receiving a $25 Gift Certificate! Located on Shoppers Row, French Creek Collective features a beautifully curated collection of unique items and clothing. If you’re looking to add some colour to your home, they have some lovely pieces that will brighten up any space. They also feature a great selection of locally sourced items such as teas and coffees!

French Creek Collective Collage

Make sure to stop in and discover this wonderful local business for yourself. If you are the lucky recipient of the $25 Gift Certificate, we look forward to seeing what kind of goodies you will find.

If you would like to enter today’s giveaway you can follow the link here:

or you can access the giveaway through our Facebook Tab here:

And for the previous days contests, follow the links below. Good Luck!

For the Younique 3D Fibre Lash Mascara:

For the Jamberry Nail Party:

For the Cutco Knife Gift Set:

Mother’s Week Contest Day THREE!

We can’t believe we’re already into Day THREE of Deanna’s Mother’s Week Giveaways! Don’t forget that you can go back and enter the previous giveaways as well (we wouldn’t want you to miss out).

For the Younique Beauty 3D Mascara –

For the Jamberry Party-

Today’s giveaway is brought to you from Deanna herself! Being a good ol’ island girl, Deanna knows how important it is to have the right knife for prepping a fresh catch or putting together a great dinner party. That’s why she is proud to give all of her clients (and one lucky winner) a beautiful Cutco knife in a keepsake wooden crate.

One of Cutco’s biggest sellers, the “Spreader Knife” is more than just a knife. With its wide and flexible blade, it’s an all-in-one tool that mixes, spreads, slices and serves!

Keep it for yourself or gift it to a deserving momma. And who doesn’t love a delicious bottle of Apothic Red? Together this combination is a lovely little prize pack that we are SO excited to share with you!

Apothic Red and Cutco Knife

To enter this giveaway you can click here:

or click on the giveaways tab through Deanna’s Facebook Page here: