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

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

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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!


Cam says Aloha from Hawaii as she continues to celebrate her birthday.

woman standing on beach in hawaii giving peace signs

Cam is out exploring the world of Hawaii for the very first time and we all wish we could have tagged along! 🤩 She’s celebrating her trip around the sun and says so far the views have been out of this world! Happy birthday, Cam! 🎉


Lina and her family enjoyed a trip to Disney.

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After surprising their kids with a trip to Disney for Christmas, Lina and her family finally got to enjoy themselves in the most magical place of all! Despite how hot and humid it was, she said they had so much fun!

disney princess castle with pink fireworks

Overall, their favorite park was Epcot and their favorite ride of all was the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride.

Hip Tip: Planning a trip to Disney? Here’s how to genius ways to stay cool at Disney during the summer.


Soleil splurged on a Disney waterpark pass this month with her friend. 

woman and man taking selfie at disney water park

One perk of being a Disney fan and living in Florida is having easy access to Disney year-round! Lucky for Soleil, she and her friend decided to splurge on a Disney waterpark pass and have already put it to good use!


Kaitlyn enjoyed having her family together for the first time in many months.

two girls and parents sitting on bench together

With COVID keeping her family apart and living in NYC, seeing family has been pretty difficult for Kaitlyn. Thankfully, her cousin’s recent wedding was the perfect opportunity to have so many of her immediate family come together; they couldn’t have looked more stunning! We’re so happy for you Kaitlyn!


I visited my dream store and it’s within walking distance of my home.

hand holding a clear refillable pouch pumping soap

You all know I love eco-friendly and clean products so I was ECSTATIC when a new store called Refillism opened in our city which also happens to ship nationally! Refillism is a home and self-care store dedicated to zero waste and the aesthetics are just everything my dreams are made of so it should come as no surprise I’ve already been four times. 😂

Hip Tip: Check out my eco-friendly swap for your home that could potentially save you THOUSANDS!


Our Hip sidekicks, Nicole and Melinda, got to meet in person.

two women sitting on couch holding a newborn baby

It’s not every day our Hip family gets to come together in person so when Nicole and Melinda got to meet this past month we couldn’t have been more ecstatic for them! As a bonus, Melinda even got to meet our newest Hip baby, Caleb, too! 😍 Needless to say, we all lived vicariously through them and felt like we could nearly soak up those sweet baby snuggles ourselves. 🥰


We broke out the paddleboard for summer. 

man and woman hugging while sitting on a paddleboard

I was born on the water so I’m constantly looking for a way back the second the weather warms up. Since our favorite nearby shop on the river started doing food trucks and live music on Fridays, it was the perfect opportunity to break out the paddleboard for summer.

woman eating taco on paddle board

It was also the first time I ate tacos while paddle boarding. Needless to say, I have zero regrets about my June decisions so far. 🤣


Alli explored historical landmarks in Virginia with her Dad.

woman and man standing in front of mount vernon house

Alli’s parents came to visit her and her husband in Virginia. Since she and her Dad are big history buffs, they loved getting to explore Mt. Vernon (George Washington’s home) and Monticello (Thomas Jefferson’s home). They also did a National Treasure tour at Mt. Vernon which she said was really cool! 😍


Shane reminisced about meeting the Stranger Things cast as he binged on season 4.

stranger things cast posing at comicon

If you’re a mega Stranger Things fan like most of us, then chances are you’ve already watched the newest season. It’s no surprise Shane shared this gem from a Comicon a few years back. Who hasn’t this guy met?!


 Ranger made a grand appearance to the team. 

dog with bright blue eyes sitting on leather couch with pink ink on fur

Looks like someone is giving Gary a run for their money! 😂 Recently we welcomed a new Hip sidekick, Jessica, and she shared a little mess her pup, Ranger, got himself into. Turns out Gary isn’t the only one making messes. 😆 Despite getting pink ink everywhere, we still think he’s absolutely adorable!


And meanwhile, Gary’s just been minding his business. 

dog with harness standing on driveway in front of garage door

According to Angela, Gary seems to be on his best behavior. She says it’s too hot to act up so who knows what fall will bring. 😅 In all seriousness, he’s been an amazing companion for Angela as she recovers from recent surgery and says he has been so good and hasn’t even left her side! So sweet! 


Angela celebrated her daughter’s graduation.

woman holding a high school graduation diploma wearing blue cap

Speaking of Angela, it’s been a bittersweet month as her daughter, Morgan, graduated high school. Come fall, she’ll be starting at her new college where she earned a spot on the Colorguard team, and we couldn’t be more excited to witness her new journey in life.

If you have a high schooler leaving the nest this fall we’re sending you all the love and hugs!

Hip Tip: Did you know college students can get an Amazon Prime membership FREE + tons of other perks too?!


Chelsey’s daughter took 3rd place in a fishing derby with her grandpa. 

man holding umbrella over child's head standing next to river

Chelsey’s daughter had so much fun with her grandpa during their fishing derby. She took 3rd place in the casting competition and caught a total of three fish! If that’s not sweet enough, he held an umbrella over her head the entire time since it was raining. 😍 We’re all basically in a puddle over the cuteness of the picture above.


Jenna’s son earned his yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do.

boy wearing Tae Kwon Do yellow belt standing with dad and baby brother

After working hard for months, Jenna couldn’t have been more proud of her son for earning his yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do! Congrats, bud! 👏🏻


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

Keep an eye out in July with some more hot Hip news! 


About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 4

  1. Lori

    So interesting to read about what y’all are up to. Thanks for all y’all do for us!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      We’re so glad you loved this post, Lori! Thank you for being such a loyal Hip reader!

  2. Jenn.Weir

    I loved reading this. Thank you for sharing!!!!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      We’re so glad you loved this post, Jenn.Weir! Thank you for being such a loyal Hip reader!

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