Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Submissions Now Open

Everything Unscripted is a family lifestyle blog written by RuthAnn Swansburg.

Our goal with this Support Local NB gift guide is to promote local businesses and highlight their unique products and services. Our goal is to encourage readers to shop right here in New Brunswick for all their holiday needs.

Everything Unscripted blog has over 8,000 unique users each month and a highly engaged social media presence with over 21,600+ followers on Facebook, 1490 followers on Instagram and 1500 followers on Twitter.

We would like to highlight products for the whole family. There are several categories to choose from in our submission form.

2017 Support Local Atlantic Business Gift Guide

Here it is, our 2017 Holiday Local Atlantic Gift Guide. We had many businesses interested in participating, and I tried to share ideas for all kinds of people.

You will find a combination of unique business owners, artisans, and local direct sales reps in this guide. This guide was sponsored by those who are included. All information was provided by them. Some participants have offered prizes for giveaways that will  run on our Facebook page throughout the next 2 weeks. Hope you enjoy, and get out to support a local business owners this holiday season!

Win Free Groceries with Websaver

Play today for a chance to win $100 each week or the grand prize of $1,000.


*No purchase necessary. Limit 5 plays pers person, per day during the contest period. 5 Prizes available to be won, (one per week) with a retail value of $500 CDN ($100 per week) and 1 grand prize of $1,000 CDN. Open to residents of Canada who are the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside as of the last day of the month prior to the date of entry. Contest runs from July 24, 2017 to August 27, 2017. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on August 27, 2017. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received by the contest closing date. For full rules and entry details click here .

ENTER TO WIN Trip to Western Newfoundland!

Discover Canada Contest:
ENTER TO WIN Trip to Western Newfoundland!

Grand Prize

One (1) grand prize consisting of a 7 day/6 night trip for four (4) people to Western Newfoundland:


  • round trip, economy flight for four (4) people to Deer Lake, Newfoundland, from closest major airport nearest winner’s residence in Canada*
  • 5 nights of accommodations in a Parks Canada oTENTik
  • 1 night of accommodations in L’Anse aux Meadows or St. Anthony
  • a $3,000 CIBC prepaid VISA card (provided by contest sponsor – CIBC)
  • a $1,000 Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) gift card (provided by contest sponsor – MEC)
  • over $1,100 in Parks Canada merchandise, including a set of authentic Parks Canada red chairs
  • amazing Parks Canada experiences in the destination selected
  • a 2018 Parks Canada Group Discovery Pass

*some restrictions apply


Secondary Prizes:

Three - 3 day/2 night weekend getaway packages (include Parks Canada oTENTik accommodations, a $1,000 MEC gift card, a $500 CIBC prepaid VISA card and a Parks Canada merchandise prize package)

Bi-weekly draws for 2018 Parks Canada Discovery Passes and Parks Canada merchandise prize packages

I will be a guest host on #ECMChat Wednesday Night!

ECMChat Wednesday night is East Coast Moms Chat night. This week is all about penny pinching and they have asked me to join in to guest host the chat. Join us to share your tips or ask your questions about how to save on purchases, everyday living, taxes and more! #ECMChat starts at 9pm Atlantic. Residents of NB, NS, PEI & NL welcome and eligible to win a prize. Make sure you are following the hostesses: @curtainsareopen, @mylifeinthesunn & @MctnCouponLady Don't forget to use the hashtag #ECMChat in EVERY tweet. Sponsors of this chat are:
  • PeopleCan Training & Development (Debbie Adams, @PeopleCan) - $50 Visa CG
  • Coupgon (@Coupgon) - $75 Grocery GC
No RSVP needed! #ECMChat is for residents of NL, NS, NB and PEI Full regs here:

Transformers: Rescue Bots Adventures in Time and Space

Having 2 boys in my home, one a tween, soon to be teen, and a preschooler, it is hard to find things they both enjoy to do. One thing my oldest will do with his little brother is sit to watch a show with him. When we received the Transformers: Rescue Bots - Adventures in Times and Space, they sat down to watch together. While Lorne is older than the typical audience for this series, he certainly enjoys it as a show to watch with his little brother. autobots If you are looking for a cute series for the younger kids, but will also hold the attention of older children, who likely know and love the Transformers franchise, then Transformers: Rescue Bots is sure to please both ages.
Transformers: Rescue Bots – Adventures in Time and Space Griffin Rock’s Autobot first responders — Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder — are back for five more action-packed adventures! Only this time, they’re proving that they’ll stop at nothing to protect their Earth friends, even if it means traveling through all of time and space! Executive produced by Jeff Kline (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS features the vocal talents of LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lacey Chabert (Party of Five), Steve Blum (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), Maurice LaMarche (Emmy® Award winner for Futurama) and the legendary Peter Cullen who voices OPTIMUS PRIME when he makes cameo appearances in the series. Episodes Include:
  • It’s A Bot Time
  • Unfinished Business
  • Switcheroo
  • Time After Time
  • The Last Of Morocco
Enter to win your own copy of Transformers: Rescue Bots - Adventures in Time and Space DRAWING March 25th, 2016 a Rafflecopter giveaway   ☆We received a free copy of this DVD for review purposes.