DIY Disney Christmas Wreath: Hidden Mickey Tutorial

DIY Disney Christmas Wreath: Hidden Mickey Tutorial

I’m all about decorating with Disney touches this year, but with shopping for Christmas presents, cooking, baking, and wrapping, I want my DIYs to be easy and affordable. This year, I created Hidden Mickey Christmas wreath using affordable ornaments. Plus, all of the other things I used came from the dollar store. Here’s my tutorial for a DIY Disney Christmas wreath: Hidden Mickey style! As a family, when we visit Walt Disney World we love to look for hidden Mickeys (have you seen this one at Magic Kingdom?), so why…

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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…

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Disney Recipe Tutorial: How to Make Mickey Cinnamon Rolls

Disney recipes: How to Make Mickey Cinnamon Rolls

Love walking down Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom and smelling the massive cinnamon rolls at Starbucks? Or maybe you visited during Halloween and saw those cute, Mickey-shaped Cinnamon rolls? I’ve got a super easy tutorial on how to make Mickey Cinnamon Rolls that’s super affordable and uses only two ingredients!  When I’m a Walt Disney World and visiting Magic Kingdom (especially at rope drop), my family and I generally make a beeline for the cinnamon rolls. And, whether it’s at Starbucks or at Gaston’s Tavern, they’ve become a breakfast…

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2018 Pittsburgh Holiday Guide

Colorful glow sticks at Phipps' 2018 Holiday Magic: Let it Glow! outdoor Winter Garden. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

Families all bundled up whirling their way around a giant Christmas tree surrounded by the clippity-clop of horse hooves. Kids staring at the sky, mouths gaped open in awe of the tens of thousands of Christmas lights. A German Market and fireworks lighting up the night. Can you picture it? Every holiday season, Pittsburgh goes all out and sets this picturesque scene for its visitors and residents. Beginning November 16th and spanning from Point State Park to Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh holiday events are not to be missed! Check out our 11…

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How to Avoid Long Lines at Walt Disney World and Disneyland: Top Tips from Disney Experts & Lovers

Beating the crowds at Magic Kingdom is easy with these 11 ideas!

Are you looking forward to your next Walt Disney World vacation, but not looking forward to the long attraction lines? Trust me, we’ve all been there. But, there ARE ways to avoid the lengthy queues – if you know the secrets and tips. How? By asking my Disney-loving experts and friends for their top tips. From when to visit to how to order food, here’s how to avoid long lines at Walt Disney World and Disneyland: top tips from Disney experts and lovers.  Here’s the scoop on me and attraction…

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6 Advantages to Staying at a Walt Disney World Value Resort

Advantages of staying at a Walt Disney World Value Resort: larger than life Disney icons at All-Star Movies

When you think of staying on-property at Walt Disney World, does your mind go straight to dollar signs? Or maybe you’re thinking, “There’s no way I can afford to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort.” If that’s the case, you truly don’t have to. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Walt Disney World Value Resorts for plenty reasons. From easy layouts to family-friendly atmospheres, here are six advantages of staying at a Walt Disney World Value Resort. As a family goes, we’ve been pretty lucky to stay at all three…

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How to Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort: Your Questions Answered

A larger than life Minion in the Universal Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's. Photo Credit: Universal Orlando Resort.

Headed to Universal Orlando Resort for Christmas this year? Looking for the best things to do at Universal Orlando Resort (UOR) when you visit? From Harry Potter to The Grinch, here’s how to Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort and answers to your top questions. While many families enjoying staying at home for Christmas, there are probably just as many that love to travel over the holiday. Personally, if I’m traveling, I couldn’t think of a more fun time than visiting an Orlando theme park during Christmastime, and Universal Orlando is…

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8 Cool Things You May Not Know About Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

d Resort's gorgeous exterior. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

Are you thinking about a visit to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort? Or maybe you’ve been, but really didn’t have a chance to check out everything? Either way, it has so much to offer its guests. From an art studio named after a surrealist to wild animals, here are eight cool things you may not know about Nemacolin Woodlands Resort! Lions and Tigers – and Goats? Oh, my! All the Zen Surrealist Studio Up, up, and Away! Baja, Baby! By, George! Ding Ding Ding! Fat Bird Slept Here My first visit to…

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The Best Things to Do in Butler County, Ohio

Alexander Hamilton statue in Hamilton, Ohio. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

Exploring the state of Ohio gives you a well-rounded look at what the Midwest has to offer. And, when it comes to places in Ohio that have plenty to offer, Butler County, Ohio has recently made my short list. From an art park complete with golf carts to go carts, here are six of the best things to do in Butler County, Ohio! Butler County Donut Trail Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park The WEB Extreme Entertainment Miami University Art Museum Jungle Jim’s International Butler County Historical Society I know I’ve written…

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What’s Included in a Walt Disney World Park Ticket?

Ready to head to Walt Disney World but not exactly sure what’s included in the price of a ticket? From admission to transportation (and shows in between!), here’s what’s included in a Walt Disney World park ticket! I remember planning my first Walt Disney World vacation. And, while locking down accommodations and dining was one thing, figuring out which type of park ticket to choose was one of the hardest decisions. I mean, will we want to go from park to park in the same day? Will one park per…

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