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.…

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…

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…

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,…

Unique and Creative Men’s Gift Ideas for 2018

creative men's gift ideas

Not sure what to get the man in your life this holiday season? Or maybe you have, but now you’re looking for a little extra something that both creative and unique? I’ve got you covered. From making your man a Lord to craft brews delivered to his door, here’s our holiday guide: unique and creative men’s gift ideas for 2018. Disclosure: Sand and Snow uses Amazon Affiliate links. If you click one and purchase an item, we’ll get a small commission with no additional cost to you.  What do you…

Gifts for Him: A Creative 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Men

What do you get for the man in your life that has everything this holiday season? This is the question I’ve been faced with for Mr. Locke, the man who has basically everything. But no longer, my friends. I sat down with him and asked what his favorite products have been for 2017. You know, the products he’d happily purchase again? Once he started thinking, it was easy to steamroll his loves and favorites. Here’s our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for men and what they want – no socks or…

How I’m Using the DOSH App for Holiday Shopping this Season

DOSH cash back app holiday savings

I love a good deal when it comes to holiday shopping, don’t get me wrong. But here’s the rub: I’m not one of those people that likes to get up on Black Friday at 3am to head out in the cold. Add to the fact that I actually like to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in my home and not the mall, and you can see where this is headed. So this year, online shopping is the way to go. I’ve complied a list of the best deals from the DOSH app…

Teens and Screen Time: How Much Is too Much?

Kindle Fire Front seat

Teens and screen time. How much is too much, especially when it comes to teens and kids? Do you allow your children the freedom of using their tech as much as they’d like or limit usage? Do they give you flack for it? What do you provide as an alternative? Here’s my story on how I maintain a happy household with a tech-loving teen. Hi, my name is Karyn and I have a teenager. “Hi, Karyn.” While I may be making light of the fact just then, she is a…

How to Turn Old Speakers into New with Google Chromecast Audio

Google Chromecast Audio

Mr. Locke is well known in this house for hosting what I like to call a “computer parts graveyard” in our basement. There’s old pc towers, keyboards, random parts – and speakers. While the speakers still work, we’ve upgraded to new machines and laptops with built-in speakers. Instead of tossing perfectly good speakers in the trash, I tested a well-loved pair with Google Chromecast Audio to see if I can bring them back to life. And, while I’m no Dr. Frankenstein, I now have an easy (and affordable!) way to…

Things We Love | January 2017 Edition

Things We Love January 2017

Wow, January certainly flew by like a strong storm (happily, we didn’t get many of those last month)! With the ringing in of the new year, new beauty and travel products caught my eye – and I’m happy to share with you my favorites and things we love (and continue to love!) for January 2017. ALEX AND ANI Living Water Bangle Not only are the ALEX AND ANI bangles super popular for Disney fans (the Walt Disney World shops have a hard time keeping them in stock!), but the company’s…