Meet Beth Allen of DIY HIP Chicks.
We asked Beth some questions, and here is what she has to say!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
HIP Chicks Founder – building smart, capable and confident women! Teaching women to DIY, Entrepreneur, High Energy DIY chick, loving wife and proud mom to 3 sons.
Philly burbs girl, living in Horsham. Love to garden, run and travel with my family. Love all things Italian – except grappa! Hold Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and am president of Hideaway Swim Club.
Big biz goals – write a DIY book, produce tool line for chicks (that are not pink) and have my own TV show! Gotta dream big.
Me goals – make a difference in other’s lives and be the best mom and wife I can!
What is your blog about?
HIP Chicks empowers women to tackle the Do-It-Yourself challenges of home ownership. Whether you are single, divorced, widowed or just have a disinterested partner, HIP Chicks can help you save money and gain control over your home.
From workshops, videos, and blogs, HIP Chicks will give you the support, information and results you want for your home. Regardless of budget or square footage, every woman deserves a beautiful and functional space to call home!
Is there a story behind your blog name?
After years of so many women asking me how I knew how to do all the crazy DIY things I do, I had the light bulb moment! Why not empower other women to be smart, capable and confident homeowners, too. I played around with the name for weeks til home improvement project women became HIP Chicks! We’ve got the hips, are totally HIP and we can do anything!
Who or what inspires you?
Strong, passionate, creative women! Of course, my men (hubby and 3 sons) give me the real day to day motivation to plug away at this venture. They are so supportive!
What is your favorite social network and why?
Facebook. It is the most interactive tool I’ve found.
What is your biggest claim to fame?
In the first 6 months of my biz, I was on the NBC 10 Show twice, NBC news 4 times, and 6 times on ABC, too. Pretty proud of my success right out of the gate.
When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?
All I ever wanted to be was a nurse and a mom. I did the RN thing, loved it. I am doing the mom thing and it is the greatest job ever, but I found a designing and creative side of myself. I have let it out and can’t turn back now! Aside from my family, HIP Chicks is my true calling.
What subject would you like to blog about but won’t?
How to screw and not be screwed! LOL.
What would be your dream brand to work with?
The Home Depot! I will have my HIP Chicks products on their end cap someday!
What is your favorite blog or blogger that is not your own, and why?
What is your favorite indulgence?
Chocolate chip cookies and milk!