Here’s What Our Team Has Been Buying, Doing, & Reading in October!

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

man and woman sitting at table showing off engagement 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!

Each month, we share Hip deals our team has personally scored, something we’re doing, or something we’re currently reading! We’re excited to bring you along for the journey with us so thanks for being here, Hipsters! ❤️

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

Shane and Jacee have some big news to share with everyone!

man and woman standing outside with proposal ring in las vegas

Remember when we shared how Shane met his girlfriend through Hip?! Well, they recently came back from a Las Vegas trip engaged and we couldn’t be more thrilled for them! 😍

Check out this adorable Wordle Shane created for the proposal! 🥰

man and woman holding wordle print for engagement

Since Wordle was a game they often played at the beginning of their long-distance relationship, it was a no-brainer to incorporate it into his super thoughtful proposal. Although there’s no Hip deal spin on this team highlight, we still can’t get over that Hip2Save brought them together in the first place! 🤩

Huge congrats to you, Shane, and Jacee! ❤️

Shane, Lina, and Chelsey got together to welcome them home and say congrats in person!

woman and man posing for picture outside and coffee shop

How adorable are our Hip sidekicks?! 😍 It’s not often any of us get to spend quality time together in person so when it happens we sure do love to share it with the rest of the team (and all of you!).

And all of them said if you’re ever in the Pheonix, Arizona area, Luci’s at the Orchard is a must-visit!

Alli and her husband visited her sister in Pennsylvania while booking frugal stays and learned some exciting news!

family holding baby girl and standing outside in woods

Alli and her husband got into town a day early and booked an incredible deal on their hotel through Hotwire. Then, they booked the remainder of their stay through Airbnb which she says is always her favorite (and most frugal) way to travel.

Even more exciting, they learned her sister has another beautiful baby girl on the way come January! 🥰

Hip Tip: Want some insider tips on using Airbnb? Here’s how our team saves big every time we book with Airbnb.

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

Chelsey and her kiddos have been staying busy with crafts that they either DIY’d or bought for an amazing price. 

kids standing in front of halloween hot cocoa bombs kit

On Chelsey’s son’s last day of Fall break, she wanted to find a quick and easy craft to do at home that wasn’t your typical cookie-cutter craft. Although she used a Target Circle offer to score this kit at 20% off, it’s still a great price even without a discount! Better yet, she said they turned out SO GREAT, it was fun for everyone, and they tasted great so nothing went to waste. Win, win!

tealight ghosts sitting on wood table

Crayola Air Dry Clay – $5.34 (regularly $8.78)

Aside from this awesome Target find, Chelsey, DIY’d fluffy witch slime, ghost tealights, eyeball push/nightlights, and even a pizza with ghost-shaped mozzarella. 😍 #momgoals

How adorable are these mini ghosts made out of air-dry clay? And it’s on sale!

Jessica scooped up this Halloween inflatable for under $20.

halloween dinosaur holding pumpkin in front yard

This impressive 8-foot high and 7-foot long inflatable is perfect if you’re looking for a fun last-minute Halloween decoration to add to your yard. Jessica said her daughter absolutely LOVES plugging it in and watching it inflate so it’s been a great addition to their yard.

We simply can’t believe the price and it’s received so many compliments already!

Jessica also scooped up this Halloween tree after seeing our Hip sidekick, Lina’s! 🤩

black halloween tree with lights on table

Ceramic Halloween Tabletop Tree$24.99 (regularly $64.99)

Even if you don’t grab this piece before Halloween, it’s timeless and definitely something you’ll look forward to taking out every year to come. Both Lina and Jessica have said this tree is one of their favorite Halloween decorations in their homes and we couldn’t love it more!

Check out these other ceramic tree deals we found! 😍

Bryn scooped up an adorable new sweater on sale.

woman wearing heart stripe sweater in kitchen

LOFT Heart Stripe Sweater – $34.88 (regularly $69.50)
Score an additional 50% OFF with promo code WOW
Final cost just $17.44!

Bryn absolutely loves her new LOFT sweater and believe it or not, she scored it for even less than the price it is now! 😱 If you’ve got heart eyes for her new favorite piece, definitely grab it NOW because it’s selling out fast.

Lucky for you, you can use the code WOW to score 50% OFF nearly everything else and score free shipping on $99+ orders.

Check out more LOFT deals we’re loving!

*Note that these sale items are final sale and cannot be returned.

Melissa and her husband saved money on a contractor by building their own firepit. 

firepit with black outdoor chairs outside

Our Hip sidekick, Melissa, LOVES doing home projects so it’s no surprise they skipped a contractor for their new firepit and they certainly saved money too! She said they bought the firepit ring on Amazon, the pavers from Lowe’s, and the black Adirondack chairs from Home Depot.

Up next will be pea gravel to complete the firepit area and landscaping which they’ll of course do themselves too. 😉 Looking great, you two!

Here’s a few books our team finished reading this month:

Emily said Atomic Habits changed her life and it will change yours too. 

hand holding a phone with atomic habits audible on screen

Atomic Habits – $9.99+

To Emily, saying this book is kind of life-changing would be a big understatement. In fact, she’d recommend it to anyone reading this post! It’s full of tiny actionable changes to help build good habits and break bad ones. And she said the science behind why it works is pretty fascinating too.

She listened to it on Audible, but you can also buy the book on Amazon!

Our Hip sidekick, Jessica, also read this book and loves it!

atomic habits book on table

Jessica also said this is SUCH a great read! She said it teaches you how to make big changes in your life by doing small things so it’s not overwhelming. In fact, they have raved about it so much I ALSO bought this book before I finished typing this. 😆

And to hold myself accountable, I’ll be sure to keep you posted next month!

Alli said An Honest Lie caught her off guard and she finished it in just two days.

an honest lie book on wood table next to plant

An Honest Lie – $11.99+ 

Alli said her favorite thing about this author is that she’s always writing about topics that catch you completely off guard making every one of her books an easy and enjoyable read. #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover said, “An Honest Lie is riveting suspense, but it’s also a scream of defiance, a howl of rage.”.

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

Happy Halloween, Hipsters! 🎃 Check out these last minute Haloween deals before our Hip team is back next month… 👋🏼

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. SoCalLemon

    I love these updates!! Congrats on the engagement, and that fire pit looks awesome!!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m so thrilled to hear how much you love our monthly team series, SoCalLemon! Thanks for being a part of our lives and for being a valued Hip reader!

  2. Diane

    Can you link to the post sharing Shane and Jacee meeting?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Diane! That post is here. I’ll add the link above as well! Thanks for asking! 🥰

  3. everest716

    Congrats!! So nice to see what you all have been up to!

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks! We really love to hear how much you enjoy our monthly team series.🥰💕

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