Here’s What Our Hip Team Has Been Up to Off the Clock in August

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Here’s what our Hip2Save team members have been up to when we’re not hard at work.

woman holding parrots on beach outside wearing tiara

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!

Whether it’s something we’re buying, something we did, or how our lives are ever-changing, we’re bringing you along for the journey with us!

Erika went to Hawaii for her 30th birthday.

man and woman standing on boat in water

Erika decided there’s no better place to ring in a new decade other than a warm beach so she went all out and traveled to Hawaii for her birthday! 🤩

hand holding a summer pineapple drink in front of ocean

She swam with turtles, went to a luau, did a sunset sail, and got lots of free drinks everywhere she went thanks to her birthday tiara. (Noted for my next vacay!) 😆

Despite bringing COVID home as a souvenir, she said she had the time of her life!

Emily and her hubby went rafting again.

black and white dog standing on raft in river

Another weekend, another rafting trip! Emily and her hubby rafted on the Grande Ronde River in Oregon with their sweet pup, Maddie. We always love seeing their adventures and beautiful views. Man, their dog has the life, doesn’t she?! 😍

We went camping in our backyard to enjoy our last weekend of summer.

family sitting in tent outside in grass

Since my two older boys were on a trip to Hershey Park with their cousins, we made the most out of our last weekend at home before school starts. We set up a tent in the backyard, made a bonfire, ate s’mores, and read some new camping books.

backyard with campsite setup and bonfire

Backyard camping is my favorite since we have a bathroom, shower, and kitchen all close by. 🤣 I couldn’t help but sneak this cute photo of our “campsite” all lit up at night. My daughter’s first time sleeping in a tent was pretty magical, to say the least! 🥰

Angie and Shane got together in his hometown.

man and woman posing for picture in coffee shop

We love seeing Hip sidekicks getting together off the clock! Since Angie was on vacation near Shane, she was sure to plan a quick get-together. Angie is our oh-so-sweet Human Resouces Manager who is the glue that holds us together and Shane is a rockstar Affiliate Manager, so although you may not see them often they’re a huge part of our team! I sure am jealous of all these Hip meetups! 🤩

Alli and her husband enjoyed seeing her family in Wisconsin.

family sitting outside restaurant

Alli and her husband had a super chill week-long vacation in northern Wisconsin with her side of the family. She said they wakeboarded, caught lots of fish, played with her adorable niece, and enjoyed being out in the sun. There’s nothing like good quality time with family! 😍

Melinda and her family are back in Orlando already.

family wearing colorful shirts in science museum

Melinda and her family have had a busy month celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary, their youngest son’s 6th birthday, and spending lots of quality time volunteering at their Vacation Bible School.

kids standing in front of bible museum in orlando florida

You may have even seen them in Florida last month and they’re already back thanks to her husband’s work where he helps translate the Bible into foreign languages worldwide. They got to take a tour at Wycliffe Discovery Center which is a museum with interactive features that teach about people, languages, and cultures all over the world. How cool!

Melissa and her family went to the beach and checked off a bucket list item for her son.

family standing in front of spaceship outside

Melissa and her family did one last beach trip to the Texas coast in Galveston which also happens to be close to NASA’s Space Center. Since their 10-year-old dreams of one day being a NASA engineer, they surprised him with a pitstop at his top bucket list place. Trips always go too fast, but the memories last forever!

She also went to Las Vegas and won some cash!

woman with hands over mouth sitting at slot machine in las vegas

Since her hubby had a medical conference in Las Vegas, Melissa tagged along for some adult time. She’s not big on gambling, but went in with $2 for slots and came out with $20! Considering she only went to Vegas to sleep in and have adult conversation, I’d say she made out big time! 😂

Anne also went to Vegas and made a special trip to see the Hoover Dam.

man and woman taking selfie at hoover dam

One of our newest deal bloggers, Anne, also just took a trip to Vegas! While neither she nor her husband are big into gambling, they opted for seeing some shows and soaking in the amazing nearby views instead! If you’re planning a trip to the city that never sleeps, she said she highly recommends seeing Katy Perry’s Play and America’s Got Talent!

Melissa finished up an incredible new closet she DIY’d all on her own.

walk in closet with blue flower wallpaper

We were all stunned when Melissa shared her master bedroom closet project. 😍 She built it from the ground up using IKEA Pax cabinets and made every effort for them to look “built-in”. She even laid all of the floor tiles herself which she said nearly killed her and she’s so glad to be finished. 😂 More importantly, it was worth all of the hard work as it clearly came out AMAZING! Great job, Melissa! 

Hip Tip: Digging her wallpaper? Check out this easy peel-and-stick wallpaper I recently put in my home!

Angela officially sent her daughter off to college.

woman sitting on college dorm bed

Two weeks after turning 18, Angela’s daughter Morgan officially moved into her college dorm! Such a bittersweet month for her, but we know she’s going to do amazing things and is already adjusting to life as an adult.

On the other hand…Gary’s pretty moody over the whole thing. 🤣

close up of dogs face

Oh, Gary. LOL! 😂 We sure do love an update from this cool dude. Don’t worry buddy, Morgan will probably be home for Christmas!

Amber went to an alumni event to brush off her color guard skills. 

woman spinning color guard flag in auditorium

The color guard was life for Amber in high school and early college. She was captain, KIDA Individual Champion in 2000, and instructed in college so she was thrilled to spin some equipment for the first time in 20+ years at an alumni event. How fun! 

Lina found the dining table of her dreams. 

mid century modern teak table in dining room

Lina’s been big into thrift shopping lately and as it turns out a local shop had the mid-century dining table and chairs of her dreams! 🤩 This thrift find is made of teak, refinished with white leather seats, and is something that will surely last forever! We love a great find and supporting small businesses! 👏🏻

Jenna’s son turned 5 and they celebrated at a zoo where they can feed animals.

boy standing in front of deer with food

There’s nothing like getting up close and personal with some wildlife. When Jenna let her son pick what he wanted to do for his birthday he picked the Shalom Wildlife Zoo and they got to feed so many cool animals! Happy birthday, Lenny!

Chelsey sent her oldest off to kindergarten.

boy holding kindergarten sign with bookbag

Many of us Hip sidekicks are gearing up for back to school and we can hardly believe summer has come to an end. 😩 Some of us have as many as 4 kiddos in 4 separate schools, some are homeschooling, and some are sending off their firstborns to kindergarten. Doesn’t Tate look so adorable?!

Cheers to a wonderful and healthy school year! 

Hip Tip: Back to school shopping? Grab all the best school supplies deals happening right now!

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

Keep an eye out in September with some fresh Hip news and find out how we’re gearing up for the busiest time of year! 🍁🎃

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 22

  1. Karbear52

    Awesome stories and adventures…!! Good for all you Hipsterz…!!!!! 👍😝

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, Thank you! 💖🤗

  2. SueJo

    Beautiful pictures of fun times with family and friends! I love these posts!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How sweet! Glad you’ve been enjoying these, SueJo! Thanks for the sweet feedback. 🤗💞

  3. Kimberly in NC

    Is Alli a triplet? Looking at the pic, those ladies look so much alike! Great pics!

    • Alli (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Kimberly! We don’t have any twins/triplets in my family, we just all look so similar — but my mom (in the black sweatshirt) will be so thrilled to hear she was mistaken for a triplet! 😂❤️

      • Kimberly in NC

        She might need to guest post here about her skincare routine and makeup (or whatever age defying tricks she may know)!!!

  4. BW

    Fantastic post! Will there be any more details on Melissa’s closet reno? I’m considering updating mine and would be very interested to hear about her process. TIA!

  5. Cindy

    Thanks for sharing!! It’s wonderful to get a sneak peek into the personal lives of the Hip Team and their families!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, Cindy! 🥰Happy to hear that! Thanks for taking a moment to see what we’ve been up to!🤗

  6. Raquel

    Lovely pics, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Raquel! So happy to hear you love it! 🥰

  7. Christine

    What a fun post! Thank you for sharing. I have been following for over ten years and it’s been fun to watch all of the changes and improvements. Keep up the fantastic work!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, Christine! Thanks for being a loyal HIP reader – we sure appreciate you! I’ll be sure to pass along your sweet comment to the team. 🥰

  8. hjohnathan

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Nicole (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, hjohnathan!

  9. Silja

    This was really fun to read. Thanks for sharing some of your personal lives with all of us!

    • Nicole (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Silja! Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  10. Sarah

    Love reading these posts! Thanks!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Sarah! 🥰

  11. Materof6

    Always enjoy these…you have a great team. Thanks for always working so hard for us! You all are a blessing.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How sweet! You’re most welcome, Materof6! Thanks a bunch for the kind words and for being a valued reader. We truly appreciate you! 🤗❤️

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