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

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

two people sitting on cliff rock in mountains

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!


Lina celebrated her daughter’s 14th birthday and made an epic balloon arch.

colorful peachy pink balloon arch and fourteen number birthday balloons

If hosting a party for a bunch of teenagers for a sleepover party isn’t enough, Lina also knocked it out of the park with an epic balloon arch for her daughter’s birthday! While the results were more than worth it, she says it’ll be a while before she does another one. 😆

hand holding a tray with sweet treats on it

It’s also no surprise our very own DIY Queen made a pretty sweet birthday charcuterie board too. 🤩  Full tutorial coming to the site soon… 😉


Kaitlyn and her sister went to a Justin Beiber concert.

two woman posing in front of justin bieber concert truck outside

Considering she’s been a huge Justin Bieber fan since she was 10 years old, this moment was the highlight of Kaitlyn’s year so far! 🙌🏻 After the weekend with her sister, she said she was still recovering from such an amazing experience. 😂


My guy and I went to Asheville to celebrate our May birthdays.

woman and man standing on cliff wearing hiking gear in mountains

Since our birthdays are just 3 days apart, my guy and I always make sure to find something special to do together. With him turning 40 this year, we went big and decided to make a trip to one of our favorite cities – Asheville! We did tons of hiking, ate lots of amazing foods, explored, and even caught the lunar eclipse on our last night in town. 🥰

Cheers to the best birthday yet! 🎉


Emily was surprised by a party, a surprise from close friends, and an Ooni pizza oven for her birthday.

woman giving thumbs up holding ooni pizza cooker box

Turning a year older a day before me, Emily completed her circle around the sun with tons of friends and family coming from out of town! It was surely a birthday to remember and she was even surprised with a brand new Ooni pizza oven which she’s already obsessed with!

Cheers to that, my friend! 🥳


Shane shared some pretty big news in the love department.

man and woman standing in kitchen wearing animal aprons

Hip2Save has changed many people’s lives, but more recently it totally changed Shane’s! After meeting this beauty through Hip2Save, the two of them decided to make things official on his last trip to visit her in Arizona. 🥰

Congrats, Shane! Maybe now he’ll move and be neighbors with our Hip sidekicks, Lina and Chelsey? 😏


Erika’s family grew by four paws.

golden retriever puppy on furry dog bed

Everyone say hello to, Ellie, the newest Hip pup! 😍 She’s an 8-week-old Golden Retriever and is just as sweet as ever! Born exactly 1 year from the day Erika lost her last Golden Retriever and BFF, this unplanned addition couldn’t have been more meant to be for her sweet family.

Welcome to the family, Ellie! 🥰


Rachel’s pup, Loki, had his first Starbucks Puppuccino and I’m pretty sure we all just fell in love with him again.

little brown and white puppy eating out of starbucks cup

Rachel and her hubby have been loving life with this little cutie after welcoming him to their family (on their honeymoon of all places)! What’s even cuter, we got a fun video of Loki enjoying his very first Starbucks Puppaccino and we’re pretty sure it won’t be his last! 😂

Did you know Starbucks Puppaccinos are FREE? Check out these 17 restaurants that offer free dog treats.


Jessica did a 5k run with her daughter for a great cause.

excited girl holding up medal from 5k run

Jessica’s daughter is part of a Girls on the Run program which recently had a 5k run for everyone! Her program is all about girl empowerment and lifting each other up. Needless to say, we are totally here for it! 🤩

woman and girl smiling at 5k run

While Jessica had a blast, she’s still recovering from the run and says it’ll be a minute before her next one. 😂

Way to take one for the team, Mom! 👏🏻


Angela’s daughter made the color guard team at the college she just got accepted to. 

girl standing next to college mascot holding bag

Speaking of big events, Angela’s daughter, Morgan, was just accepted onto her college’s color guard team! 🤩 Just last month Angela was sending her off to prom and before we know it she’ll be sending her sweet girl off to college.

As bittersweet as it is, we couldn’t be more proud of her for battling through the tough tryouts and that she’ll have so many new friends when starting this new chapter in the fall.

Congrats, Morgan!


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 June with some more fresh Hip news! 


Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 19

  1. kadysiga

    Thanks for sharing some behind the scenes! You guys are great and I so appreciate all the time you put into H2S🥰

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      We sure appreciate you being such a loyal reader, kadysiga! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment. 🙂

  2. tctbtob

    Erika, we said goodbye to our beloved 13 year old white Golden Retriever, Ellie, a year ago May 4. She was the sweetest, most gentle, loving angel girl ever! I wish you many, many years of unrivaled love and companionship with your Ellie!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m so very sorry for your incredible loss, tctbtob. We’ll be sure to share your comment with Erika too!

    • Erika (Hip Sidekick)

      Aw I’m so sorry about your loss ❤️ It’s never easy to lose them. Goldens sure are the best – their hearts are filled with pure gold! I can only hope that my Ellie will take after yours! 💕

  3. Em

    What a great post! What a lovely reminder that we are all humans (maybe some are super humans) but live normal everyday lives and some of us are just trying to make it thru the day. Way to go team and keep up the excellent work.

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re absolutely right, Em! Thank you for such a sweet comment and for being such a valued Hip reader!

  4. ashley83

    What hike was this in Asheville? Beautiful!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you so much, Ashley83! The very top photo is Hawksbill Mountain – pictures just do not do it justice. 😭 The other photo where we’re throwing up the peace signs is Black Balsam Knob – incredible 360 views the entire hike! I highly recommend both if you’re ever in the area! 😍

  5. SueJo

    Beautiful! All of it, just beautiful! What a great team!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      We’re so blessed to have such an amazing team and an even more incredible leader in Collin. Thank you for being such a valued reader and a part of our community and to make it possible for us to share so many great deals and posts with you!

  6. Lisa

    Love the aprons! How did Shane and his fiancee meet through H2S?

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      They are super cute, Lisa! They met through a brand partnership as she worked with one of the agencies our company worked with. 🙂

    • Shane (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Lisa! Believe it or not, we met through work…VIA EMAIL!

      It’s a long story, but I had a Phoenix trip planned, where Jacee happened to be located. We met up, and realized we had a lot more in common and decided to take the next step together a few weeks ago by becoming boyfriend/girlfriend ❤️

      (PS: She isn’t my fiancee yet, but there might be something in the works here. Keep it on the down low! 🤫)

      • Lisa

        Thanks for sharing. I love hearing fun “how we met” stories!

  7. mar-0

    Besides Linas arch where did she get those numbers-I’m having a Quinceañera party this July? And Her dress is Blush pink but I’ve only seen gold or silver

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Check Amazon for rose gold number balloons! I actually found these at my local grocery store Fry’s (Kroger). Hope that helps!

    • Princess'Mom

      They had rose gold number balloons at my local Party City when I planned my DH’s 50th over the winter. If you have one nearby, you could try checking there. They always have good coupon offers! 😉

  8. Ailine

    Not that I don’t appreciate all of your stories but what about COLLIN???

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