2019 Ohio Lover Gift Guide: 25 Creative Gift Ideas

2019 Ohio Lover gift guide

Have a Buckeye State lover in your life – or want to share your love of Ohio with your family and friends? Here are the coolest, cutest, ideal gifts for anyone that needs a little Ohio in their life! Check out these 25 gift ideas for this year’s 2019 Ohio Lover Gift Guide.  Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on an item and purchase through my links, I’ll make a small commission with no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Sand and Snow!   1.…

Dia de los Muertos Rag Wreath: Day of the Dead Wreath DIY

Day of the Dead Wreath DIY

Looking for a super easy (and inexpensive) Dia de los Muertos wreath tutorial? You’ve come to the right website! Using only items that cost $1 or less, this super cute rag wreath is large enough for a front door or window. Here’s the scoop on how my Day of the Dead wreath DIY was done.  If you’ve been to this website before (thank you!), you may know that my daughter has Mexican heritage. And, truthfully, I love to embrace it, especially when it comes to Mexican holidays. Day of the…

How to Make a Video Pinterest Pin in Canva

How to Make a Video Pinterest Pin in Canva

I’ve been seeing plenty of Pinterest video pins lately when I’m browsing and pinning. I feel that video pins really do stand out from the proverbial pin crowd, so I wanted to combine the look of a standard pin with a video insert. I began digging around, and one of my favorite pin-creating platforms, Canva, has a super easy way to add video to a standard 2×3 pin. Here are 7 super easy steps on how to make a Pinterest video pin in Canva.  Create a Free Canva Account  Create…

The Lion King Musical in Pittsburgh: Know Before You Go

The Lion King Musical in Pittsburgh

The Lion King is the #1 musical in the world, truth. And, last night’s showing really drove that stat home for me. Its beauty, combined with talented actors, made me wish it didn’t go by so quickly. Here’s the scoop on The Lion King Musical in Pittsburgh and what you can expect when you go.    The Lion King has always been on my musical bucket list. In fact, it was my teen daughter’s priority show to catch. Last night, thanks to The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, her dream came true.…

7 Important Tips for Bloggy Con at Cedar Point: Know Before You Go

Tips for Bloggy Con: Hotel Breakers Exterior

Bloggy Con is a fun event in the Midwest for both new and seasoned writers alike. It’s filled with tons of information and useful takeaways, too. Ready to make the most out of your experience? From location to what to expect, here are my best tips for Bloggy Con at Cedar Point. I always enjoy my trip up to the Lake Erie Shores & Islands area at Sandusky, OH, for Bloggy Con. Not only does it take place at the PERFECT time of year (AKA opening weekend at HalloWeekends!), it’s…

Gray Away Spray Review: Does it Work?

Gray Away Spray Review: Does it work?

Have you seen Gray Away Temporary Root Concealer Spray on store shelves and wondered if it really worked? Or maybe you’re looking for a product that temporarily cover pesky gray hairs? Either way, this review covers all the bases. From ease of use to where to find it, here’s the scoop and full review.   This post was sponsored by Gray Away as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. #GrayAway #NoMoreGrayDays #GrayAwayPartner #IC Just in case you don’t know me, I’m…

Sweetnight Mattress Review: Is It Worth the Money?

Sweetnight Mattress Review: King Hybrid Mattress

When it comes to buying a mattress online, does a Sweetnight Mattress make the grade? And furthermore, why choose an online mattress versus one from a brick-and-mortar store? From unboxing to comfort, here’s our Sweetnight Mattress review. Disclosure: Sweetnight Mattress Company graciously offered us a king mattress in exchange for this review. Affiliate links are included in this post, and all opinions are honestly my own.  I’m a travel writer, so spending the night in a different hotel every week is a fun way of life. Having written that, I…

5 Ways a Micro-Cation Is Beneficial

Sunrise on St. Simons Island, GA.

Have you heard of the latest trend, a micro-cation? It’s the latest style of travel, and folks are jumping on board with its benefits. Here’s the scoop and why you may want to consider one yourself. This post is sponsored by Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and I have received financial compensation. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own! As a travel writer, I’ve been taking micro-cations for years, but they just didn’t have a title. Unless it’s a very long way away from my home (think driving…

RECON 70 Gaming Headset Review: Best Gaming Headset?

Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset Review

Disclosure: This post on the RECON 70 gaming headset review is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Turtle Beach. All opinions are my own! #TBRecon70Gamer #BuiltToWin #HearEverything Looking for a really good gaming headset to ramp up your XBOX or Nintendo Switch play? We tested the Turtle Beach RECON 70 gaming headset and based our review on sound quality, ease of use, functions, and appearance. Here’s a full review.    I’m an old-school gamer, so think Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog. My teen daughter, on the other hand,…

Must-Try Summer Essentials for 2019

Must-try summer essentials for 2019: healthy items

Looking for must-try summer essentials for 2019? This year, I’m all about swapping in healthy items for not-so-nice things. So, it’s a no-brainer to test-drive new products before summer begins, right? From super foods in a tablet form to water bottles that are safe for me and the environment, here are my top picks. Disclosure: Post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you click on the link and choose to purchase, I’ll make a small commission with no additional cost to you.  Glasstic Shatterproof Water Bottles If I use a metal…