This is What We’ve Been Up to Off the Clock in March!

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

man and woman posing with bride showing off wedding ring

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!

Shane bought a house for the very first time. 

man holding sold sign in front of house with snow on ground

Nothing is stopping Shane these days, while he may have just earned his college diploma last year and started working full time at Hip, he’s already making even bigger moves.

Welcome to homeownership, Shane! 🎉

And he already jetted off to Las Vegas to celebrate!

las vegas strip with lights american flag and mgm sign

It sure didn’t take Shane long to escape all of the new home projects because he jetted off to Las Vegas shortly after he closed. 😂 Man, I want that guy’s job. 😏 In all seriousness, we can’t wait to hear about all of his wild adventures!

Hip Tip: Speaking of dreamy jobs, have you seen our current career opportunities at Hip because we’re hiring!

Stetson showed off his nearly complete arm sleeve. 

man wearing muscle shirt showing off arm sleeve tattoo

Turns out there’s a reason other than snow Stetson’s been hiding his muscles. Check out his awesome new arm sleeve that’s about 98% complete! 🤩 They all have significant meanings which he also shared with us:

close up of arm with tattoos

“From the bottom up: There will be 3 crosses I have one of my favorite verses. Luke 23:43 ‘Truly I tell you. Today you will be with me in Paradise.’ Which Jesus told one of the thieves that was on the cross next to him after the thief asked for forgiveness and said ‘Jesus, remember me, when you come into your kingdom’

Followed by a palm tree on the other side of my arm: paradise, victory are meanings of that.

Doves I dedicated to myself and my mom ascending to heaven.

Roman numerals: XCI (91) birth year.

Rose: eternal love

Lion: my uncle had the lion, but also to me represent strength, power, Lion of Judah (Jesus Christ). On top of the lion are some olive leaves which represent peace.” 

Cue the tears. 😭 We’re loving this new side of Stetson, to say the least.

Rachel got married and showed off her perfect day.

bride and groom looking back at camera smiling with wedding party in background
Image Credit: Megan Storey Photography

For months we heard about Rachel’s special day, saw so many of the stunning details as they planned the big event, and it FINALLY arrived! Every detail and picture she shared was total perfection and we couldn’t be happier for her and her new hubby!

Oh, and they came back from their honeymoon with a new puppy. 😍

close up of brown and white puppy on bed

I mean, no big deal, right?! 😂 On the last day of their honeymoon, Rachel and her hubby, scooped up this little sweetie. He may be giving them a run for their money with potty training but he sure is worth it! 😍

Welcome to the Hip fam, Loki! 🐶

Lina and her husband wrapped up their stunning home projects.

zoomed out view of new renovated half bath with gold fixtures and black and white hexagon floor

Could their new half bath have turned out any more beautiful?! 😍 Lina said her husband did all of the molding work (which he also carried throughout the downstairs) and their gorgeous new vanity was a local online returns auction score! So although this reno project looks super high-end, it was very Hip2Save! 👏🏻

before and after of half bathroom renovation

Plus, she already owned the Anthropologie dupe mirror which we think complements her new bathroom even more now! 🤩 And just because everyone loves a great before and after…let’s take a minute to appreciate this incredible transformation. 🙌🏻

They also completed their kitchen renovation!

kitchen with white countertops and cabinets with gold hardware

After adding some new gold hardware, Lina’s kitchen renovation is finally complete too! In case you missed what our team bought on Amazon last month, Lina also shared where you can find her dreamy new sink and gold faucet.

New floors, kitchen, bathroom, and paint…we can’t wait to see her next project! 🤩

Hip Tip: In the meantime, check out the delicious recipes Lina’s whipping up in her new kitchen.

I finally got my roman shades clearance find hung in my boys’ room.

boys room with roman shades gaming chairs and matching white and black beds

My Bed Bath and Beyond store recently closed and I was lucky enough to score these navy blackout roman shades on huge clearance for my boy’s room. I couldn’t believe out of the few random shades left that they had exactly the sizes I needed! 😱

After a little scare that they wouldn’t fit with the depth of our window case, my handy guy was able to still make them work making this $32 find my favorite deal I’ve scored all year! 🤩

close up of hand pulling down corner of navy blue roman shades on window

I’m so happy with these shades and would definitely be buying more if I needed them. Even at the regular price, I think they’re worth every penny and best of all my boys love them too!

Hip Tip: Check to see if your Bed Bath and Beyond location is one of the 37 stores currently having liquidation sales.

Kaitlyn caught a show on Broadway before its last debut.

woman standing on new york street with sunglasses and black jacket

Kaitlyn took full advantage of living in New York City and caught one of the very last Aladdin Broadway shows with her boyfriend. The last time she saw this show was for her 16th birthday, but she said it was even better this time around.

Eden went to the Harry Potter museum. 

bright red pink office with velvet drapes and chairs

Meanwhile, in Philly, Eden got to make her dreams come true at the Franklin Institute by witnessing the Harry Potter museum first hand. While she didn’t snap a ton of photos, any big Harry Potter fan understands why she just wanted to soak it all in. 🤗

Ani spent the entire weekend on the soccer field. 

three boys holding medals and soccer trophy smiling outside

Any sports parent knows how weekends can get consumed with practices, games, tournaments, and lots of driving. However, this weekend was worth every minute since her son’s team won the tournament for their age group! Woohoo! Congrats, boys! ⚽️🥇

Poor Gary has had a rough few weeks.

dog wearing g diamond necklace and eggo waffles pajamas

Only Gary could look this put together while recovering. 😅 Turns out the wild man ate a dryer sheet, socks, part of his crate mat, and part of a slipper while Angela wasn’t home. 😫

Unfortunately, it was far way too much for him to pass on his own and thankfully, Angela acted quickly. After some pup surgery to remove all foreign objects, Gary was headed back in the right direction. Meanwhile, Angela got to have fun dressing him up in kids’ clothes to keep his stitches concealed. (Kids pajamas deals to the rescue!) 😂🧇

dog with blue bandana and ball sitting on furry bed

All joking aside, we were pretty worried for Gary as he definitely went through a rough couple of weeks. However, I certainly don’t want to end our monthly team post on a bad note, so the good news is that Gary is on the mend and already back to his wild self! 🙏🏻

We can only hope from here on out he’ll only eat a chill pill next time. 😉

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

We’re looking forward to even brighter days ahead (literally – thanks Daylight Savings!). Keep an eye out in April with some more fresh Hip news! 🌷

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 32

  1. Renee Martinez

    I love this! Thanks for sharing!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it! 💞

  2. jessie

    Thanks for this post, It’s so interesting.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome, Jessie! 🥰

  3. kerRI

    I love Gary 💞 thank you for sharing. Happy he is getting better.

    • Angela (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww thanks! He’s back to his old self and his hair is growing back from the surgery.

  4. Sheila

    What a relief to hear about Gary. Just love that guy in all of the past pics! That G necklace is money $$$ lol

    • Angela (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, Sheila! He brings me so much joy, I rescued him but in some ways, I feel like maybe he rescued me. ♥️ His necklace is from Amazon!

  5. tammy76

    Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Rachel F.

    I have dreamed of working with you all! The link to openings says they are expired. Should I look somewhere else?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi, Rachel F.! Go ahead and send us a resume to! Let us know what position you are interested in with your cover letter.😍

  7. CJ

    Thanks for sharing. It’s always seemed you’re “family” but sharing in more than just bargains is awesome! Stetson, I love the meanings behind your tattoos!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, CJ! Thank you for the sweet comment! I’ll be sure to pass this along to Stetson! 💞

  8. sfc_abby

    Thank you for sharing, love this inside journey, thank you Hip2save family!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! 🤗

  9. Lois Schultz

    I don’t like tattoos but being a Messianic believer I love all the meanings of Stetson’s tattoos.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the kind comment! I’ll be sure to share with Stetson!

  10. scottkayla18

    Rachels dress is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to everyone.

    • Rachel (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww! Thank you so much, scottkaya18! ❤️

  11. Amy

    What a gorgeous bride! So lovely. And I love the hot pink bridesmaid dresses. Congratulations!

    • Rachel (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww, you’re so sweet, Amy! Thank you! ❤️

  12. Sandra K

    I loved reading this!

  13. beth-3

    Love the meaning behind Stetson’s tattoos. Makes me want one…a small one.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the kind words! I’ll let Stetson know!

  14. judi

    Thank you, I am having a bad day and needed lifting up and stop focusing on myself. Poor Gary is having a harder time! Hope he is well. Thank you for making me smile

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Awww, I sure hope things get better for you. Big virtual hugs coming your way, judi! 🤗🤗

    • Angela (Hip Sidekick)

      Aww Judi I hope you have a great day tomorrow to make up for today. Don’t worry, Gary is better than ever! ♥️🐕

  15. Beth

    I love Stetson’s tattoos and I love their meanings even more! My husband has some amazing tattoos with Christian meanings. Way to be a great witness!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How cool! Thanks for sharing that with us Beth and thanks a bunch for the sweet comment! I have passed it along to Stetson.

  16. Yess Min

    Love Stetsons tattoos! Love the meanings.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much! I’ll share that with him!

  17. Shey

    I was excited reading EACH one of these! Stetson 😭😭 Thank you for sharing your faith so boldly- I am so encouraged!

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