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About Awilda

I'm a sponge for all things creative. I love blogging, baking, crafting and DIY'ing and share tips for home decorating, DIY, crafts and frugal living. Make sure to check out my Youtube channel (search hipncreative or click the link below) for Lifestyle Vlogs, Organization, Crafts and more!


Happy Monday Guys!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend with your loved ones or sitting on the couch watching your favorite Holiday Movie!  I cannot believe we are in December!  TIME IS JUST FLYING BY!  It blows my mind how quick this season is coming up!  I mean in just 22 days it will be Christmas!  I am excited by this because it means I get to spend more time with my family and do all sorts of fun Christmas-y things!

And since I shared with you guys a Holiday Gift Guide for Him I thought I’d share a Gift Guide for Her as well.  Again these are in no particular order.. I just wanted to share some fun things with my friends to help inspire you this Holiday Season.  Enjoy:

Now to be honest I had some of these gift ideas in mind for myself but they would make a great gift for any woman in your life!

COZY OVERSIZED SWEATER –  I love me a nice cozy sweater but I hate how some are too high at the neck (I overheat easily) so I wanted to share OVERsized sweaters I would love (hint hint to the Hubs).  I really love these soft sweaters from American Eagle.  I was at the mall the other day with my daughter Alyssa and we happened to enter this store and felt them and Oh my Gosh are they soft!  I added them to my Christmas wish list as soon as I got a change 😀  I love them

BOOTIES – I love me a cute set of booties.  Pair them with your favorite jeans or leggings and a nice top and you are good to go.  This pair here from American Eagle are my definite style and I want them so bad.  Seriously.

SLIPPERS – I got these slippers for my oldest daughter a while back and she loves it!  She wears them every chance she gets.  I have to admit that when I tried on a pair myself and I thought they were so comfortable and I regret not getting myself a pair almost daily. And at $20 dollars a pair they are way nice and affordable!

CUTE MUG – I’m not a coffee drinker, but I really do love me a cute mug.  My sister in law got me (and my sisters) this Grinch mug and I love it.  So cute and festive with a dash of sass!  Although I don’t drink coffee I use my mug for my cocoa and other drinks.  So stinkin’ cute!

LEGGINGS – I love me a good pair of leggings.  When I do find a pair I like, I practically live in them.  I always get more than one pair and these here are a pair I have been wanting and I think it makes a perfect gift (for me 😜 )


Gift Cards
Lip Balm
Lotion or Body Kit


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Happy Holidays!

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Hey guys I cannot believe that Christmas season is here!  I myself don’t mind and to be honest I love this time of year!  Everyone is in the Holiday spirit, baking, decorating and doing all sorts of fun Christmas things!  So that being said, I do have times when I struggle in the gift giving department.  I have 2 teenagers, an 11 year old, my husband Harvey and of course our extended family.  I want to get my family gifts they’ll love but not go broke doing so.  Since I was working on gifts for my husband, I thought I’d share a gift list in this post to help you with the man/men in your life.  Is it me or is it so difficult to find gifts for the guys?  My husband is pretty good lately with telling me what he’d like and that helps with shopping for him but it wasn’t always that.  I did ask the hubs to help me with this gift guide and he was totally cool with it, so here they are in no particular order.


1.// iPAD – I honestly think that the apple iPad is pretty awesome and something on everyone’s wish list here at Casa de HNC!

2.//WIRELESS EARBUDS – how perfect would these wireless earbuds be.  I love mine and these make a pretty awesome gift for the teens in your life too. My husband uses his all the time.  When he’s out working on our lawn in the summer, in his garage working on our latest project  or paying out bills lol.

3.// SOUND BAR – The hubs has been subtly hinting at getting one of these bad boys for our newly renovated family room.

4.// DRONE – great gift idea for beginner hobby drone flyers.  This looks like a lot of fun and I know that my husband would be so happy to have one of these bad boys!

5.// JACKET –  Harvey loves jackets that come with lot of pockets and if your special guy is anything like mine, they will love this jacket!

6.// TOUCH SCREEN GLOVES– I’ve been eyeing these gloves for my hubby and I think this will make an awesome stocking stuffer.

7.// GOOGLE HOME – my daughter gave the Google Home mini as a Christmas gift last year and my husband loves it!  We use it all the time.  We play games, listen to music, check for weather pretty much anything you can think of.

8.// SMART WATCH – Of course smart watches are all the rage in this world of modern men and women.  I myself don’t own a smart watch (old school girl) but I do think that they are pretty great.  My husband has an android smart watch and is due for a new one.  He loves his and always uses it.  The only time he takes it off is for showers and sleep (but even then he’ll forget he has it on lol)

9.// CHARGING STATION – if your family is anything like mine, you may have several devices laying around the house.  I really like this station because it helps keep all the devices in one place.  I also like that it has short cords because I hate seeing all those long cords hanging around the tables or side of the couch.  And in today’s world, it seems like everyone has more than one device and this is a great way to charge multiple devices at one time.

10.// RAPID CAR CHARGER – as a family of five always on the go, I love the idea of using this rapid car charger for our cell phones.  I don’t want to sound like a commercial but this really is a great little charger under $20.


and Gift Cards!

These also make great gifts for other men in your life (Dad, In-law, son etc.) I hope these gift ideas have inspired you!  Make sure to stop by soon for Gift Ideas for Her!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Shopping!!  Have a great day!

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As you may know I have been working hard prepping for my daughter’s Quinceanera. Previously I shared how we DIY’ed her capia pin-ons.  And if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some of my other projects from my stories.  Today I’m sharing a super simple yet truly elegant Corset Ribbon Centerpiece tutorial.

I truly love how elegant, and beautiful this centerpiece came out.  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Dollar Tree Vase
Satin Ribbon
Faux Pearl Flat Back Button

Everything in this video was purchased by me and is not sponsored. The link above are affiliate links and I earn a very small commission but does not cost you anything extra. Thank you so much for supporting Hip ‘n Creative!


DIY Capia Pin-On Party Favors | for Wedding Favors, Baby Showers and More

Hello my friends, I hope you’re all doing great today!  So my daughter Alyssa is turning 15 and we are planning a small get together with family and friends.  She is super excited and cannot wait to have her friends and family celebrate with her.  For her Quinceanera, we are planning a beautiful event at a local hall and we (my hubby, kids, sister and myself) are DIY’ing most of her party decor.  I created a video tutorial on how I made her Capias (Pin-On Favors).

I hope I have inspired you and if you decide to recreate any of my DIY projects, make sure to tag me on Instagram @hipncreative so I can see your work. I love seeing others recreate my work and will leave a encouraging comment!  And if you’re not on Instagram just send me a pic via my email address!

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I hope you enjoy my Mini Michael’s Haul.  The hot buy paper pads were $5.00 each and the Hocus Pocus retail for $19.99 but it was on sale 40% off.  Michaels lowest prices of the season.

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