Day 10 of Deanna’s Giveaways ~ Dark Side Chocolates

Day 10 is the sweetest of them all!!! Welcome to the Dark Side

Proudly handmade in small batches, the Dark Side Chocolates, truffles and confections are just as beautiful to behold with your eyes as they are to enjoy with your mouth.  The boutique is located in downtown Cumberland and they aim to bring you the joy of authentic flavour and allow you a true chocolate experience by using only fresh creams in combination with the finest organic, fair trade chocolate.


dsc-choc-bar-salt_largeBy far my own personal favorite – The Sea Salt Dark Chocolate!

The great people at Dark Side Chocolates are gifting one lucky winner $40 worth of goodies just in time for the holidays!


Visit their website here

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 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 3 $200 Willows Market Spending Spree

It is Day 3 and the amazing folks at Willows Market are gifting one lucky winner a $200 gift card just in time for Christmas!   Now I really truly love this place!  Whether I need a bouquet of flowers for a client, a gift for a friend or a little something new for my house I can count on finding it here.  The freshest bouquets, the most unique and always changing inventory of gifts, locally made foods, fresh produce its all here!   In the Spring this is the place to go to get your bedding plants or have Nora whip up a hanging basket for you!  She is the master! OH and If you love nautical home décor as much as I do you need to visit the Willows Market! They have the best selection at great prices!

Enter to win the $200 Gift Card here <a href=”http://Enter to Win Here “>

Starting December 1st for 10 days  Deanna will be posting a giveaway from some of here favorite 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.

Follow Willows Market on Facebook here



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:

Mother’s Week Contest Day TWO!

We hope you’ve all been enjoying our week of give-aways so far! Do you know of a deserving momma that you want to share this contest with or are you a mom in need of a little treat (and what mom isn’t)? Today’s contest is happily brought to you by Jessica Stirling and Jamberry Nails. If you haven’t tried Jamberry yet, you’re missing out! It’s incredibly easy to apply and lasts longer than most traditional polishes. Your prize package includes:

A Jamberry Manicure Night for You and 3 Friends!

Jamberry Collage2* What You Get to Keep*

1 full sheet of wraps (enough for 2 mani’s & 2 pedi’s)

Application Kit

3 half sheets of wraps for your girlfriends + mini application kits for them to take home!

*What Jessica will bring*

All the application tools needed

A selection of wraps for you & your girlfriend’s to choose from

A few other goodies from me

There will be no sales pitch…I am just there to help you and your friends with your Jamberry application! I will leave you all with a catalog but that is all! This is purely a girls night for you!

Click on the link here  to enter this Giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway
or visit our Giveaway Tab on Deanna’s Facebook Page.

Remember that you can go back and revisit the other contests throughout the week and enter any that you have missed!

Mother’s Week Contest…Day One!

First up in our week of contests is a fantastic and generous giveaway from Tammy Alexander Younique Beauty!

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Tammy has partnered with Deanna to giveaway a tube of Younique’s famous 3D Fibre Lash Mascara. Deanna has tried and loved this product! Here’s what she had to say about it!

“I have short eyelashes and I thought about extensions like so many do. I never committed because I was worried when they came off weeks later I’d feel naked! And who wants be stuck to a lifetime of appointments?!? So I tried Younique 3D Fibre Lashes and OMG! Unreal! The mascara truly tripled my lashes. And it is so easy to use, no glue and no fake lashes to contend with . I definitely recommend this mascara!

To enter this contest click on the Rafflecopter link. Good Luck and remember that you have until Thursday May 7 to enter all the contests!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Deanna’s Mother’s Week Contest!

Every year we take one special day to celebrate all of the wonderful mom’s in our lives. Whether it be your mom, your grandma, or another woman who has been just like a momma to you, Mother’s Day is an opportunity to say thank you.

We thought about ways that we could help celebrate Mother’s Day and came up with the idea for a week of giveaways featuring local businesses and goodies! Keep an eye out each day for a different giveaway. We’ll give you lots of ways to enter and then we will announce the winners at the end of the week just in time for Mother’s Day!

Here is a little preview of what you can look forward to throughout the week!

1. Jamberry-Jessica Stirling  2. French Creek Collective 3. Cutco Knife and Wine 4. Youniqe with Tammy Alexander 5. Hanging Baskets

1. Jamberry from Jessica Stirling Jamberry Independent Consultant-

2. A gift from French Creek Collective-

3. A beautiful gift box from Deanna

4. Younique by Tammy Alexander-

5. Some fresh hanging baskets and flowers from Deanna

Watch for the new posts daily and enter through our Rafflecopter link!

Deanna and Sam’s Favourite Things…Day 5!

This week has flown by! It’s Day 5 and the last post in our Favourite Things series. Today we’re talking about local Christmas shopping. We have some really great local businesses where you can find all kinds of fabulous gifts for everyone on your list. We thought we’d share a couple of our favourites with you!


Willows Market located in Willow Point is perfect for just about anyone on your shopping list! Look for a wide array of gourmet, local foods and beautiful decor for both indoors and out. Deanna is especially loving all of their fun plaques!

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Do you have an outdoor enthusiast to find a gift for this year? If you want a great selection of gear for fishing, hunting, camping and everything in between, Tyee Marine is the place to go. The staff is always incredibly helpful, especially if you walk in with the name of an item and no earthly idea what it looks like or what it does. This store is jam-packed with great stuff. There are lots of books and different ideas like these custom home address signs.

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And lastly, for the fashionable ladies on your list (we’re talking to you husbands), Ragdolz is a gorgeous local shop containing the latest in trendy apparel, shoes and accessories. They have just recently moved to a new location on Shoppers Row and it is filled to the brim with everything from stocking stuffer ideas to bigger ticket items you know she’ll love. We are big fans of the We Wood watches and anything Mat and Nat. They also carry Hunter Boots in lovely colours to help brighten a rainy day. Check out their Facebook page to see their 12 days of Christmas special with a new discount or sale everyday!

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Which local stores will you be shopping at this Holiday season? Let us know so that we can share the Shop Local love!

And if you would like to check out some of our Favourite Local spots to get into the Holiday Spirit click here:

We want to know if you are seeing these posts on your Facebook news feed. If you could take a moment to like, share or comment on our Facebook post and/or on this actual blog post that would be swell!! As a thank you we are going to pull a random winner at the end of our favorites week to win this basket of our favorite things including a wreath!

Christmas Gift Basket