Courtenay, Canada · 157 Sales


Courtenay, Canada 157 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Thank you for stopping by my little shop! I am having a 20% off sale on select items! Please take some time to look around and I hope you like what you see! :)


Last updated on Oct 18, 2016

Thank you for stopping by my little shop! I am having a 20% off sale on select items! Please take some time to look around and I hope you like what you see! :)

Katrina Roos

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Katrina Roos


Laughter and Sand

I grew up in the beautiful lower mainland of British Columbia, moved to the prairies of Southern Alberta for 10 years and am now out on gorgeous Vancouver Island!

My husband and I have 5 boys together and hence the name of my shop... laughter and sand. I wanted to give my shop a name that depicted my life with 5 young boys living near the beach but that also created thoughts for you of family and fun and building castles in the sand.

I started my shop in April of 2012 after a few months of crazy creating and then not knowing what on earth to do with it all! After finding out about Etsy, I took the plunge and listed my first few items with much trepidation. After I got my first sale, I began to gain confidence and started listing more items and now here I am today! Needless to say, I still get crazy delighted over each sale and love to find out where each and every one of my pillow covers will "live"! :)

How am I able to sell my items for so little? I love to use up-cycled material that I find at the thrift stores. It gives me such a thrill to be able to create something useful and beautiful out of something that someone else has discarded.

So most of my pillow covers are not made of brand new material (though some are) but I take great pride in my work and make sure that each piece is inspected for perfect quality.

Thanks for stopping in! :)


Shop members

  • Katrina Roos

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator

    Married to my wonderful, supportive husband for 18 yrs. and SAHM mother to our 5 rambunctious young boys. I need to create and I love beauty and simplicity. Welcome to my little shop!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 29, 2012
Hello and Welcome to Laughter and Sand!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I accept paypal only and process orders within 1-3 business days of payment received.
I ship using Canada Post surface mail which usually takes up to 12 business days for Canada and USA destinations or 4-6 weeks for international destinations. This method does not come with a tracking #.

If you would like your items sooner please convo me first so that I can adjust the shipping

Air mail is usually around $3.00 more for my items to be shipped within Canada or to the USA but you would get them within 4-10 business days.

Please convo me for an exact quote on international airmail. Thank you!
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are not accepted. However, in the event that an error occurs and you receive the wrong item, you will be refunded your entire cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
I take great care and pride in my work and sincerely hope that you are pleased with what you see.