How I Decorate my MAMBI Happy Planner

What’s up guys! I love love love my Happy Planner!  Over the passed 3 monthsI have become obsessed with decorating and organizing it for future use.  Ever since I decided to be a bit more organized with my day to day I find that I accomplish a lot more than I have before.  Now being totally honest with you, there are days that I am a confused mess.  I don’t always plan properly then find myself wishing I remembered the Drs appointment or that my daughter’s orchestra fee was due!

But now with my Happy Planner from Me and My Big Ideas, those forgotten days have become less -a lot less.  Now I am NOT being sponsored by them in any way (although I wish I was), I just really like them🙂  Ok so on to my happy planner decorating:  One of the things I like to do is go online an find some inspiration.  I just google what I want my theme to be or find a free planner printable on pinterest and some cute washi tape and I start decorating.  Click on the link to download my recent plan with me spread: Fox Planner Printable | Happy Planner Hipncreative

Fall Fox Cuties | Hipncreative

There’s no wrong way to decorating your planner, it really is up to you and what you think it should look like.  I leave a lot of white space on my planner because there are times when I get a last minute entry.

If you’re interested in purchasing your own planner, I suggest going to your local Michael’s or Hobby Lobby craft stores.  There are quite expensive at $30 each but you can use a 40% coupon to save some dough. Plus they also have some cute planner accessories that would go great with your Happy Planner.

Head on over to my Youtube channel where you can check out my video!  While you’re there you can also subscribe for future plan with me videos and many more videos too!

You can also click on the image below and be taking directly to my Plan with me Video!

plan with me Happy Planner Hipncreative


Until next time guys, happy planning!


Easy and Inexpensive Windowsill Makeover | Dollar Tree DIY

I have an old kitchen.  I think it was last updated in the 1980s.  I have no true counter space, my cabinets are dingy- no matter how much I clean it, and my windowsill is a stained mess!  Every time I’d go into my kitchen I would wish to change something about it but since we’re on a budget, a kitchen remodel will not be getting done any time soon.

Super simple and inexpensive Dollar Tree Windowsill Makeover. | Hip 'n Creative

I had to do something!  Since I had recently gone to the Dollar Tree I had some shelf liner.  So I got to work adding the liner to the windowsill.  I have to say it was super duper easy and I love how beautiful my window looks now.  The best part is that my window looks great, didn’t cost me a fortune and if I decide in the future to remove the liner, all I have to do is peel it off.  I love it!

Material Needed for this Project:

  • Shelf Liner (I got mine from the Dollar Tree)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or Exacto Knife

First thing I did was clean and clear my windowsill.  Then I used my ruler and measured my window, using the scissors (or exacto knife) I cut my shelf liner according to my measurements.  I did cut the liner about a half inch larger then the measurement, just in case I made a mistake.  Lastly I rubbed the liner down on the sill, making sure to rub out any air bubbles.  And that’s it!  Another inexpensive and easy DIY you can do to improve your home.

If you’re a visual person like me, head on over to my youtube channel and check out the how to video!  It’s super easy and I love videos😉

If you decide to give it a try, I’d love to see it!  Share your mad skillz with me on instagram @hipncreative or on Facebook!


Until next time my friends!  Happy DIYing!


Plan with Me | Mambi Happy Planner | Kawaii Theme

I don’t know how I’ve lasted this long without my Happy Planner.  I used to write dates and appointments on a post it note or add it to my google calendar but then I’d forget about it or snooze my phone alerts.

Plan with Me | Happy Planner | hipncreative

Ever since I started using my Happy Planner I’m actually ready for the day.  I plan my meals, schedule my cleaning for the day, add important reminders, doctors appointments and so on.  I especially love decorating my planner.  I don’t know what it is, but something about having a pretty planner gets me super excited about using it on a daily basis.  So far on my planner I have decorated with 4th of July theme, Floral Theme, Grey Theme, Beauty and the Beast theme.

Now that we are entering the month of August, I have decorated my first monthly spread and I love it!  I think it’s so cute and fun!  So I wanted to share my Kawaii Theme with you! Just click on the link below and you’ll be able to download the planner Kawaii Theme.  Just please make sure you use it for personal use only.  Enjoy!

Plan with Me | Mambi Happy Planner | Kawaii Theme | Hipncreative

Happy Planner | Plan with Me Happy Planner | Hipncreative

 Yay!  I hope you like it and if you do use the printable, please let me know by tagging me on instagram @hipncreative or you can leave me a comment below.

If you happen to be on Youtube you can also check out my video!  While you’re there you can also subscribe for future plan with me videos and many more videos too!

You can also click on the image below and be taking directly to my Plan with me Video!

Plan with Me Kawaii Theme | Hipncreative

Have a fun week and Happy Planning!


Dollar Tree Haul | Planner Supplies & More | July 2016 @hipncreative

Hey Guys!  I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!  Me, I’m starting to feel like my old self again.  It’s been a pretty rough couple of weeks but I’m ok now.  Recently, I went on a small Dollar Tree Shopping spree and decided to share what I got on my Youtube Channel.  So head on over to my YouTube Channel and check out all the awesome stuff I got!

Dollar Tree Haul & Planner Supply | July 2016 | hipncreative

I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed making it!  It has been such an adventure learning how to create and edit videos.  I’m even learning how to do voice overs and how to plan my videos to give better quality content.

Thanks for stopping by and please make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

DIY Hexagon Shelf Wall Art | Easy and Inexpensive

Hey guys!  Today I wanted to share with you this super easy and inexpensive DIY Hexagon Shelf tutorial.  I have a large window in my dining room but the walls on either side of the window are bare.  I decided to look in Pinterest to see if I find anything that would inspire me.  I also wanted to make something with items I already had on hand.  This Hexagon Shelf was perfect for me!

DIY Hexagon Shelf Tutorial DIY Hexagon Shelf Materials Needed:

  • Popsicle Sticks (about 100 each shelf)
  • Glue Gun &  Glue Sticks (or tacky glue)
  • Paint or Wood Stain (*optional)
  • Paint Brush
  • 3m Picture Frame Tape (*optional)
  • HexagonTemplate (use as a guide to keep the angles straight as possible.)
  • Cereal box or newspaper to protect your work surface
  • Gloves (if you’re using a stain)


  1.  Print the Hexagon Template and use it as a guide.  Add a dab of glue to the ends of the popsicle sticks and stagger them like below (make sure the glue is facing up):DIY Hexagon Shelf Tutorial, Step 1

Next layer your sticks to make your hexagon shape.

DIY Hexagon Shelf 2

DIY Hexagon Shelf 3

3. Continue glueing and  layering your sticks until your Hexagon is as deep as you’d like.  My shelf ended up being 16 sticks deep.

DIY Hexagon Shelf

4. If using tacky glue allow it to dry then, begin to stain your shelf, make sure you get in between your sticks.  I used gloves to keep my hands from getting stained as well as an old cereal box to protect my work surface.

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5.  Now time to hang your shelf.  I used 3m picture frame strips but you can also glue frame hooks or use 2 small nails on your wall.

And that’s it!  A pretty little DIY Hexagon Shelf!  I hope enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed making it!

If you want to see a step by step video of how I made these shelves, head on over to my YouTube Channel or click on the image below!

DIY Hexagon Shelf Tutorial

If you decide to create this shelf, I’d love to see it,  please share your mad skills with me on Instagram @hipncreative.

Come follow me on social media! – I love sharing sneak peaks of my projects on Instagram as well as sharing tons of inspiration on Facebook and Pinterest!

Good luck and Happy Creating.  If you like this post, please be sure to pin it for later!