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Collin & Ma drinking coffee at home

HOME [noun]
A place where you are always welcome and surrounded by those who love you.

Home Sweet Home!

As many of you know, I am in the middle of renovating our 1950’s home here in Reno, NV – and, while inconvenient and messy at times, I just love the process! There’s something so awesome about taking an older, outdated house and turning it into a new, beautiful space that your family can enjoy for years to come.

Collin's kitchen remodel in progress

If you’ve been following Hip2Save for a while, you likely know how much my husband and I love a good renovation project.

You may remember that when we moved to Boise back in 2012, we bought a tiny house for our family of five. We learned quickly that coming up with space-saving ideas was highly important. Thankfully, my house-flippin’ sister (at the time) helped us to design functional rooms with the limited space we had. I actually shared a video back in 2012 giving you a peek into our home with some tips on how we made the small space work.

Here are a few pics of our first home that we purchased in Boise. Lots of the furniture and shelving pieces were purchased from IKEA! They have so many affordable options that work well in small spaces.

On a side note, a few years later we sold our tiny house, and then moved into a much larger home (I also shared a couple of house tour videos – part 1 and part 2).

OK, enough home rambling as I am sure you’re wondering what the point of all of this is.

You see, it‘s not just about renovating a house on a budget or refreshing the décor with the latest bargains… it’s about creating a space that we can call home. Because there truly is no place like home. ❤️

With that said, I am so excited to finally share some exciting news with you! Eeek! 

Over the past year, our team has been working hard behind the scenes to build a brand new website (our third! 🤩) that I am SO passionate about… Hip2BeHome.com, our NEW home website!

At Hip2BeHome, we’re all about creating inviting spaces that are comfortable and stylish but also customizable. Our mission is to provide you with all the best home deals, home décor tips and tricks, styling advice, DIY projects, budget-friendly product recommendations, and much more – so you can truly love the space you’re in.

We couldn’t be more excited to share it with you… so, come on over and check it out! 😍


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find at Hip2BeHome…

Target furniture in aisle

Deals for Your Home

Want to refresh your linens, kitchenware, furniture, or bedding, but don’t want to break the bank? Here you’ll find the best home & garden deals, coupons, and promo codes to save you money!


Tween room makeover

Home Decorating

Who doesn’t love to spruce up their space with new décor? Here you’ll find the best home decorating trends, tips for every room, and easy ideas to make your house a home for less!


Polyblend grout renew review

Product Reviews

If you’re wondering what products to buy – or not to buy – for your home, this is the spot for you. Here we’re sharing our honest product recommendations and reviews so you can be in the know!


young boy applying caulk to wood panel

Home Projects, DIY, and Remodeling

If you’re planning to remodel your home or just love home projects and DIYs, you’ll want to bookmark this page. We’re sharing all sorts of frugal tips and project ideas that you’re gonna love!


Wiping off Hand Prints on Stainless Steel

Home Tips and Ideas

Everyone loves a clever hack or frugal tip for their home that saves them time or money. Here we’re sharing the best and easiest tips and ideas to help make your home be the best space it can be.


collin's mom wearing plush bathrobe and holding coffee mug

We hope you’ll grab a cup of coffee and visit us at Hip2BeHome.com!


Stay connected! Be sure to follow Hip2BeHome on:

…and sign up for our brand new Hip2BeHome newsletter, too!

P.S. I am so incredibly grateful that I get to work alongside my two sisters and so many other passionate team members to produce amazing content for all of our sites – Hip2Save.com, Hip2Keto.com and now Hip2BeHome.com. This wouldn’t be possible without YOU. Thank you so very much.

There is no place like home.

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  1. Kelli

    This is such a great idea! Also, I wanted to do the house tour you have linked but it says it’s protected?

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Hi Kelli,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment! 🙂 Which house tour is giving you that error?

    • Kelli

      Hi Collin, The video that doesn’t work is under the bigger house tour video – Part 1. Part 2 works great but Part 1 says “Protected Blog – Log in”
      Thanks so much!

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks for the heads up on that, Kelli! That link has been updated if you wanted to click back through!

  2. Linda

    Fabulous idea, Collin and team! I just love this pic of you and sweet Ma ❤️❤️❤️.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      ❤️

  3. patricia

    Sooooo cooool. Best of luck to you Collin and hip2save group as you become more and more successful. 🍀🍀🍀

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks so much Patricia!

  4. Judy Trac @ Lipscomb pharmacy

    Wow it looks small on the outside but plenty of room inside. Cool
    I still love my big house better lol

  5. Annmarie

    What a fantastic idea for the Hip2BeHome web site. I can’t wait for all the great ideas that I know you and your team will feature. Just another reason to love Hip2Save and your hard working team. Thank you for helping all of us save!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks so much for the kind words. We sure appreciate it!

  6. Becky

    You are so talented Collin. You missed your calling being an interior decorator. Ha! Your finished projects look darling. Thanks for sharing. (-:

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awwww, thanks Becky! 🤗

  7. Sue

    Oh my gosh…….These pictures warm my hearts. Thx Colin, I really needed some heartwarming today. : )

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      So happy to hear that. ❤️

  8. PJ

    Love, love, love the new site! I also love your 1st Boise home. It has so much character!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      I sure loved that home too! Thanks for the comment. 😊

  9. Momof3

    Wow! That first picture with Ma surely feels like home!
    Congrats on the new site and thanks a lot to you & your wonderful team for helping us save time & money.🌹🌹🌹

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are SO welcome! We sure appreciate YOU. 🤗

  10. Lucy

    Congrats! I also wanted to mention how mobile user friendly your sites are. They don’t make you feel overwhelmed and it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. Keep up the good work!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! So happy to hear that! We sure appreciate the feedback.

  11. LS

    Woo hoo! Congrats Collin and team! It’s a nice one…:)

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thank you. 😃

  12. Jes

    Perfect timing, our new home will be complete in the next 8 weeks or so. We purged so much to move into a small rental while building. Also, we have expanded not only in house size, but in number of family members. I have a lot more room to decorate, but don’t want to break the bank in doing so! Especially with a toddler starting school in the fall and new baby!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, How exciting! Congratulations on your new home and the new baby! ❤

  13. hipsaver2

    Awesome! Great addition.

  14. Leslie

    I’ve been following you from the beginning! Congratulations on this massive move!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How sweet! Thanks so much for the kind comment and for being a longtime reader! We sure appreciate YOU!

  15. Layla

    I got the email about the new site and immediately signed up! I absolutely LOVE this!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Woohoo! SO glad you are as excited as we are! Thanks a ton for the sweet feedback, Layla!

  16. donnadb

    I love this idea. Very excited! I don’t know where you find the time, but I’m glad you do. Thank you.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You are SO very welcome! Thanks so much for being a valued reader!

  17. Amymae1100

    All . The. Yeses
    Every single one.
    I’m in.
    And I got to get me one of those robes mom is wearing, cause she loves it so much she’s still got it on!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! SO glad the robe has been a hit! Thanks for taking a moment to comment! It sure means a lot!

  18. *Angela-Miles*

    Very Neat girlfriend! 😄 (I know we aren’t friends in real life Lol, but I feel like we are blog friends haha!) Congrats, I’ve enjoyed laughing with you over the past 6 years on and off, more so in the past 3 as I followed a little more closely then. Good Luck with the new site!!!! 😇💖

    • *Angela-Miles*

      P.s. I love when you used to include the videos on the direct post, as I don’t have Facebook or social media. 😀

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How sweet! We sure appreciate you joining us here each day! Thanks so much for the kind words and the feedback! I’ll be sure to pass it along to the team!

  19. Meg

    Omg you all are amazing! Reading about hip2behome just made my day!!! 💕 Love your site been following for years. Thank you for all your work to help all of us save money 😘 Also good luck Collin on your house!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, You’re very welcome! ❤ Thanks a TON for the kind wishes, Meg! Your comment sure made my day!

  20. Angela

    So cool!

  21. Suz in OH

    Signed up as soon as I got the email! Already enjoying that site, in particular the posts on basket trends and also on gallery art at WM. Downsized to a smaller home in the last few months and need the decorating/shopping inspiration. Best wishes!

  22. Laura

    I love the new site! There are some great DIY’s. I think this will become another one of my favorite websites!

  23. notnuts50

    Just curious, do you and your team ever sleep?

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