Month: May 2015

DIT: Unique Backyard Gardening Ideas

Get down and dirty, together. Start the summer off right by transforming that little bit of soil or terrace space in your home into a luscious garden full of color. You’d be surprised at what you can do with the items you already have in your home. Transform everything from your kitchen colander to your old set of tea cups into planters, swings, or bird feeders, with these DIY tips. Colander Planter Don’t just use your colanders for draining pasta. Take them outside, fill them with soil, and plant your favorite herbs or flowers in them. These can be perfect flowerpots Read More

Friday Faves

Another Friday means another beautiful weekend ahead! To get you through the last day of your week, we’ve put together some of our favorite posts from bloggers we love. Browse through our Friday Faves to help inspire not only your wedding planning, but also your summer weekends to come. Heart Pounding Wedding Moments Caught on Camera Anticipation, excitement, nervousness, and of course uncontrollable love. These are the emotions that fill brides and grooms on their wedding days. Sometimes they are hard to capture, but Cup of Jo rounded up 10 amazing photos that say it all. Ready to get those Read More

Summer BBQ Must-Haves

Memorial Day is just around the corner and if you’re like us, you can’t wait for barbecues, outdoor pool parties, and sharing a glass of wine with your loved one on the porch. So while you’re dusting off your outdoor furniture and cleaning out your grill, we’re helping you prepare by putting together a small collection of everything you’ll need for your outdoor hosting activities this summer. BBQ Utensils  It’s grilling season! No matter what you’re looking to cook outdoors, having the right barbecue utensils is key. Use tongs to turn over your hot dogs, a brush to douse your Read More

Cooking for Two: Pasta Night

Pasta doesn’t always have to be that quick-fix meal that gets the job done but ends up being totally uninspired. If you’re willing to go one step further than boiling water and cracking open a jar of tomato sauce then the possibilities are endless. So, for that cozy date night, do as the Italians do and turn an everyday dish into a romantic meal for two. The Wine  Pasta meals are best served with red wine. We suggest pairing with a Chianti, but go to your local wine store and ask the experts. Make sure to pick out a wine Read More

Tips and Tricks: 5 Hacks to Mobile Wedding Planning

Wedding planning is going mobile. That’s right – a majority of couples in the past year have managed to use apps and mobile sites to help get ready for their big day. According to The XO Group, 61% of couples used mobile smartphones to plan their weddings, up from 33% in 2011. So if you’re a smartphone addict and have started looking at flowers, invitations, and awesome bands in between playing Words With Friends and checking Instagram, we’ve put together some tricks to help with your mobile planning. Create A Separate Email Account Stay in touch with vendors, get quotes, and Read More

New On Zola

To start the week off right, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite new arrivals that you can now shop on Zola. Take your lunch break to browse these perfect new gifts to add personality and color to your newlywed home. SMEG   This brand really embraces the retro chic look. We love these standout kitchen items that add a pop of color to your home and will build on your unique personal style. Design Ideas Bring that touch of the nature into your home with this simple and durable table. Perfect for that closed in patio, this furniture not only Read More

Two Foodies & A Trip To Vegas: #ZolaCouple Karissa & Michael

“They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach; in our case, the way to my heart and my whole family’s hearts was through our stomachs,” says Karissa of her romance with future husband Michael. Though they met through mutual friends in Vegas, they didn’t end up connecting until two years later. Read up on the story of this #ZolaCouple, what they do for fun & adventure, and how they stayed sane before their wedding, which was yesterday! How did you meet? We actually first met in Vegas, but we didn’t have the typical Vegas story. I was dragged along to a going away party, and the Read More

Friday Faves

This weekend is Mothers Day, so this Friday we’re bringing you inspired posts from other wedding and design blogs that help remind us just how much we love our mothers. A Well-Organized Home  Did your mother ever pester you about cleaning your room? This inspiringly well-organized one-room crib had us wondering how we ever lived with clothes and books all over the floor. We’re very glad we listened to our mom and now wish we had a home this white. A Beautiful Mother’s Day Party Celebrate mom in style. We love this table setting from The Decorista that’s full of color Read More

5 Tricks to Simplify Wedding Planning

We know that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to plan your wedding while keeping up with your already busy life. Finding tricks that help you stay on-the-go and save you time will make for an engagement that’s a lot less stressful and allow you to enjoy those months leading up to saying ‘I do’. Here are some little ways we suggest simplifying your wedding planning: Design Your Wedding Website Keep your friends and family up-to-date on your wedding plans all at once. Create a wedding website so you can share your love story, your wedding date, information Read More

Yours & Mine: Gender Neutral Bedding

When sharing a bedroom, there can be a bit of debate over the décor. Since the focal point in any bedroom is the bed, pink flowered sheets can become just as controversial as a burgundy plaid comforter. Registering for bedding is a great way to start fresh and make sure that you both love where you curl up at night. And remember, avoiding extremely masculine or extremely feminine designs does not mean that you have to be boring. Finding the Right Color    Look for more neutral color beddings. Whites and grays are a great way to make everyone happy. However if Read More