Updates to the Zen of Zada


To everyone who follows and reads our posts!  Thank you so much.  We are very thankful for you who read, leave comments and share our posts.  Thank you for all that you do.  This is a quick note to let you know that we will be making some updates to our site and which will result in a lag in blog posts from December 1 – December 9.  Stay tuned because  we will be back on December 10.

7 Simple Upgrades for a Totally Chic Bathroom

Photo Courtesy:  SheKnows
Photo Courtesy: SheKnows
There’s a sweet spot for bathroom decor, and it lies somewhere between outhouse and spa.

I’ve seen some horrible bathrooms, from the over-matched room where everything from the loofah to the toilet brush is the same olive green to cat litter-themed bathrooms where you can’t tell where the rug ends and the kitty grits begin.

Believe it or not, your bathroom is one of the most important areas of your home when you’re thinking about reselling. According to the remodeling cost vs. value index, remodeling your bathroom can give you up to a 65 percent return on your investment.

Bathrooms can also be expensive to remodel, so if yours hasn’t been updated since the 1970s, it tells potential buyers that your house is a “project.” And most people aren’t looking for …. Read More

Give Your Home a Roof-Lift: 5 Tips for Replacing the Roof on Your Older Property

Photo Courtesy: Renovate

You may love your roof just the way it is — those unique bumps and slopes and that special chorus of groans and rattles the rain makes. But I have to break it to you: Your roof is more of a long-term affair than a death-do-us-part marriage.

The average lifespan of a roof is actually just 15 to 20 years and can be more or less depending on the material used and the conditions of the area you live in. So it’s important to carefully consider when and … more

Thanksgiving Table Decorating

thanksgiving table decorating

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and celebrating with family and friends. Adding a magnificent table to your holiday festivities can be simple with a few of these tips. Thanksgiving table decorating is a great way to get the festivities started.


Add a bit of nature to your table decorating by walking your yard or the park and gathering logs, sticks, pine cones and leaves to create a table that is unique and low cost. Try evergreen leaves or large magnolia leaves to add a sense of drama to the table. Maybe you have herbs in your yard like rosemary or thyme.  Adding these to the table can bring a beautiful herb induced scent and a green element that might not exist this time of year. Try adding Read More

Clean Your Fridge Day

clean your fridge day

Just in time for one of the biggest food holiday, November 15 is National Clean your Fridge Day. With Thanksgiving around the corner and the need for room in your refrigerator, what a great activity for the whole family to help in cleaning out your refrigerator this weekend.

Start by removing everything from your refrigerator by placing it on your counters or out of the way. Once you have everything out of your refrigerator, wipe down your shelves, Read More