2021 Best Holiday Gifts for Men


This year, mens gifts range from keeping warm to looking cool. And, while there are more products than ever available online, how do you narrow down what to buy? From gifts for the impossible man and men that have everything to luxury mens gifts and gifts on a budget, I’ve got you covered. Here’s my 2021 best holiday gifts for men essential gift guide.   Disclosure: For many of the items you’ll see and read about, I want sent products in exchange for inclusion. Additionally, you’ll find some Amazon affiliate…

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2021 Trendy Gifts for Her: The Ultimate Gift Guide


When compiling this year’s 2021 women’s holiday gift guide and including trendy gifts for her, it became very clear that this one was going to be big. I wanted to include inexpensive gifts for the woman that has everything, gift ideas for female friends, and luxury gifts for her as well – and I think I nailed it! Here’s not just a little bit of everything, but plenty of gift ideas to help you shop for the 2021 holiday season.    Disclosure: Many of the items in this trendy gift…

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The Bradley Hotel in Fort Wayne Full Review with Photos & Video

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The Bradley, Fort Wayne’s newest hotel, pays homage to the Vera Bradley brand, no doubt. But when it comes to guest rooms, dining, and amenities, does the boutique hotel make the grade? Here’s my full Bradley Hotel review featuring everything you need to know to help you plan a stay. Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Visit Fort Wayne to give you the scoop with my Bradley Hotel review. All opinions are my own!   The Bradley: An Overview The Bradley is in the boutique hotel…

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The Grand Resort Warren, OH: Full Review with Photos and Video

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The Grand Resort in Warren, OH, is a resort that’s been talked about continuously in my neck of the woods and for good reason. With its recent renovation, I was very curious to see what all of the fuss was about. I mean, can a Northeast Ohio resort have everything a traveling couple could want including a decent price for accommodations? Here’s my full review including photos and video.  Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by the fine folks at Grand Resort to give you the scoop on what you can…

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2021 Trendy Gifts for Teens


What do you get for a teen for the holidays? Personally, I think as each year passes, it gets tougher to lock down presents that they’ll actually like and use. So, this year, I asked my teen daughter about the best gifts for teens and she helped me with this fun list. From sleuth games to dainty jewelry to healthy snacking, here’s my list for 2021 trendy gifts for teens!   Disclosure: Many of the items in this post were sent to use to review. Additionally, you’ll find some Amazon…

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11 Must-Do Carnegie Science Center Holiday Events for 2021

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This year, Carnegie Science Center holiday events for 2021 range from classic movie screenings to adults-only fun nights. And while the nights are getting shorter and the days chillier, there’s no shortage of things to do. Here’s my top picks for the 2021 winter holidays at CSC! See the Latest Addition to the Miniature Railroad & Village®  Each year in October, the Miniature Railroad & Village® closes down for cleaning and renovation, only top open with a brand new addition. Always paying homage to a Pittsburgh attraction icon, last year…

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DIY Buffalo Check Rag Garland – Easy and Affordable

DIY Buffalo Check rag garland

There are times when I look at a holiday item in the store and think, “I can make that myself for way less!”  Last week, I went to one of the largest craft stores and was ready to purchase Buffalo Check garland. Then, remembering what I’d recently seen at Dollar Tree, I knew I could make it even better and for a fraction of the cost. Enter my DIY Buffalo Check rag garland. Every supply I used I bought at Dollar Tree and I think it turned out beautifully. Here’s…

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Disney World Resort Christmas Food Guide for 2021

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If you’re like I am, you love heading to Walt Disney World (WDW)  during the holiday season to test drive the foodie finds. The parks are decorated, the weather is temperate, and the Disney World Resort Christmas food rocks! This week, Disney Parks released the details on this year’s foodie delights and there are more than plenty to choose from. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 Disney World Resort holiday season foodie finds.    To celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, there’s so much more than the…

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Interactive MagicBand+: Things to Look Forward To in 2022

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The Interactive MagicBand+, the latest announcement from the Disney Parks to simplify our visits, was announced for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. With some cool features and an interactive ability, I can’t wait to test drive one in person. But, what are the things to look forward to? Here’s the scoop on MagicBand+ and why I’m looking forward to the wrist accessory in 2022.  Interactive MagicBand+ Release Date & Price At this point both are kind of vague, but here’s what I know. It will be released sometime…

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Novilla Bliss Mattress Review: Affordable and Comfortable

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We love writing mattress review on Sand and Snow. Our latest test drive: Novilla Bliss 10-inch mattress in king. An online mattress company, Novilla is newer to the memory foam mattress community but that doesn’t make it any less of a company. Here’s our full review of the 10-inch Novilla Bliss mattress king review including pricing, unboxing, and comfort level. Disclosure: We received a Novilla Bliss 10-inch mattress complimentary to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own!   Novilla Bliss Mattress: The Basics Use the discount code “AFF” for  Novilla…

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