Here’s What Our Team Has Done Behind The Scenes in April!

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Here’s what our Hip2Save team members have been up to when we’re off the clock…

man holding up save the cat book in front of face

We’re back with more exciting behind-the-scenes at Hip! 

We’re continuing our super fun off-the-clock Hip series and giving you all a sneak peek into our lives behind the scenes every month!

Each month, we share Hip deals our team has personally scored, something we’re doing, or something we’re currently reading! And as always, thanks for being here, Hipsters! ❤️

Here’s what our team has been up to in April:

No big deal, but… Shane and Jacee GOT MARRIED!!!

married couple walking down aisle with wedding guests

The long-awaited day finally came when Shane and Jacee tied the knot! 🎊 You’ve likely watched their entire relationship unfold if you’ve been following along with our monthly updates. First, they met through Hip2Save, we watched the surprise engagement, we got a peek at the bachelorette party, and in April we were blessed with a gorgeous photo dump from the day they’ve been waiting for.

wedding guest book table with potato bouquet

Shane said their wedding was simply PERFECT. It was rained and snowed at random times, but the sun came out right before the ceremony kicked off. It was even complete with a potato bouquet and all. 🤩

We helped finished my daughter’s end-of-year school project. 

girl holding panda shoe box project sitting in car

We can hardly believe the end of school is nearly here! My daughter is studying pandas in school and finished her school project this past weekend. We saved money by getting fresh-cut bamboo from our neighbors and using tissue paper from my son’s birthday gifts this past month. She did such an amazing job!

Hip Tip: Check out these teacher appreciation gift ideas if you’re prepping for end-of-school too.

Erika took an impromptu trip to the beach with all her pups.

three dogs sitting on sandy beach

Erika drove to California to visit her mom and decided to take an impromptu beach trip. It was her dog Ellie’s first trip to the beach and all their pups had a blast. She said normally the beaches in Northern California are foggy and pretty cold this time of year, but she was pleasantly surprised with the most gorgeous day! Plus, you can’t beat the free price to enjoy the beautiful scenery for a day!

Nicole went to a concert and won $200 before the show even started. 

concert stage with blue lights

Last year, Nicole bought tickets to see Aaron Lewis for her husband’s birthday. They decided to make a weekend out of it by also celebrating their two-year anniversary and getting a hotel. They compared rates on to ensure they got a great nightly rate and they splurged by doing a little gambling at the concert venue before the show started. Lucky for Nicole, she won $200 and came out ahead!

Here’s some super hot deals our team has scored this month:

Soleil found a loophole with the Target Car Seat Trade-in Event and still got 20% OFF a baby item. 

woman holding baby bump outside with stroller in front of home

Lucky for Soleil, she was able to take advantage of the Target Trade-In Event without a trade-in! She said she just scanned the barcode down the travel systems aisle and scored her new Graco Nest Mode 3 Travel System for $279.40 from $499.99 with her red card, the 20% OFF, and the current promotion! She’s way too excited for her bundle of joy to arrive now.

Shop all our best baby deals!

Nicole scooped up this Amazon spice rack while it was on sale for about half the cost. 

spice rack with various labeled jars on organizer

Amazon Basics 20-Jar Spice Organizer Rack – $23.84 (regularly $30.54) 

Nicole had been eyeing up a Woot deal on this spice rack and scooped one up when it came back in stock. You can score it for as low as $16.99 if it comes back or it’s currently on sale for a few dollars more on Amazon. Either way, Nicole said she loves how it organized all her spices and the black and white labels she scooped up were the perfect touch. Plus, she has tons to spare for future fills!

Alli found an electric cleaning brush which has been working great for cleaning her bathroom.

hand holding an electric cleaning brush in package

When Alli spotted this electric cleaning brush and various attachments in the affordable Target Bullseye aisle, she didn’t hesitate to scoop it up! She’s said it’s been working amazingly well to clean her bathroom shower when paired with The Pink Stuff and said you should definitely scoop one up before they’re gone! 👏🏻

Alli also scooped up more Old Navy sale items this month.

woman posing in workout clothing

Alli is still a huge fan of the Old Navy joggers even though she recently tried the much more expensive Athleta joggers Collin is always raving about. In fact, she bought another pair when she saw the incredible activewear deals at Old Navy – starting at just $4.97! 🤩 Plus, she also scooped up a few dresses since summer is coming fast and Old Navy is having 50% OFF dresses!

My daughter bought a new dress at our local consignment shop and scored 25% OFF for Earth Day.

girl wearing colorful dress holding gift bag

We love shopping at Kid to Kid for the majority of my kid’s clothes! This past month they hosted an Earth Day sale where you could score 25%-50% OFF the entire store, so I let her pick out a new dress for her cousin’s birthday party. Didn’t she look adorable?! 🤩

Here’s a few books our team read this month:

Bryn just finished Someone Else’s Shoes and said it was the perfect book to take with her on vacation. 

hand holding Someone Else’s Shoes book

Someone Else’s Shoes – $16.49

Someone Else’s Shoes is about two women from very different backgrounds who come together somewhat reluctantly and ultimately end up helping one another in many ways. Bryn said this book was such an easy read and perfect to take on vacation or to read over a lazy weekend.

Alli said On Gin Lane is the perfect beach read with a fun 1950s flair. 

hand holding on gin lane hardcover book

On Gin Lane – $15.69

Accordingly to Alli, you should grab a bellini, sunglasses, and head outside for this fun and easy read! It’s 1950s in the Hamptons and instead of a girl finding her way socially, she figures out who she is in spite of her upbringing. She said she’s so glad she read this book to kick off her “beachy reads” for summer.

Alli said she can’t stop thinking about The Four Winds book and will never stop recommending it to everyone. 

hand holding the four winds book

The Four Winds – $14.24

Alli said she cannot stop thinking about this book and has had literal discussions about it with so many people already! It probably goes without saying she loved this book! She said who would’ve thought the Dust Bowl would make an interesting novel? But boy, it does! She learned so much and absolutely fell in love with the characters. In fact, doesn’t think she’ll stop recommending it to people and said it’s WELL worth your time!

Alli isn’t a Colleen Hoover fan, but it still recommending the Never, Never book after finishing it. 

hand holding a never never book

Never, Never – $10.25

Alli was hesitant to say she doesn’t like Colleen Hoover’s books since she’s wildly popular at the moment (and she’s read four so she’s certainly given them a solid try)! However, she said she thinks any Colleen Hoover fan will really love this read. It’s a little different than her other love stories, but what makes it so engaging is the mystery of it all.

Shane said this book was a great intro to moviemaking and screenwriting. 

man holding save the cat book next to face

Save the Cat!$10

In the midst of getting married, Shane recently finished this book which is a beginner’s guide for those who want to get into screenwriting and moviemaking. It’s authored by Blake Snyder who sold many successful multi-million dollar scripts, including one to Steven Spielberg. If this sounds right up your alley, he said it’s well worth the read!

Well, Hip2Savers, on that note, we’re going to get back to bringing you all the best deals.

We’ll bring back more exciting news before the end of Spring! ❤️

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 6

  1. No

    I agree with Alli, Four Winds is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It is a haunting story, I think about it often. While it is fiction there is so much history in it. It’s just a great book that made me cry a few times, but I cry easily!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing how much you enjoyed this book too! 🤗📚 I’m definitely going to be adding this to my list to check out! ❤️

  2. Beverly

    Congratulations Shane and Jacee!!

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you, Beverly! I will be sure to pass along your well wishes to Shane and Jacee! 💕

  3. V

    Love these behind the scenes glimpses! It’s great to see that ya’ll walk the walk not just talk the talk when it comes to the deals the site promotes!!

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you for the super sweet comment, V! So glad that you are enjoying the behind the scenes content! 💕 🤗

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