Bright colors, fresh flowers, days on the beach – there are more than a few reasons to get excited for summer, and to celebrate the upcoming season, we’re collaborating with TV host and home expert Vicki Payne for a seasonal-themed, DIY-filled Twitter Chat! image

Vicki is joining forces with zulily home buyer Alex Kanter for a fun conversation about organization, cleaning tricks and DIY projects to get your living space in shape for the summer season. And once again, one lucky Chat participant will win a $50 zulily gift card to use towards a zulily purchase! (Past winners not included in drawing.)

The Chat is taking place on Twitter this Wednesday, May 22 from 11 to 12 p.m. PST, so be sure to bring all your spring and summer decor questions, comments and insights to our #zulilyhome Chat. Whether you’re curious about how to pair bright colors or want tips on tackling spring cleaning, Vicki and Alex can answer all your burning questions! Also, remember to check out the Vicki Payne by Rizzy Home event on zulily.

About Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert.  Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home, the longest running home and garden show on television. The show is available on PBS, Create TV, and in national and international syndication. Vicki’s step-by-step demonstrations are helpful to homeowners at all levels of experience and engrossing to viewers who are simply curious about improving their homes. Her designs are ruled by simplicity and balance, and are crisp and approachable. The result is a living space that is classic yet timeless, blending both sophistication and livability. 

About Alex Kanter
With three years of experience as a buyer, Alex Kanter has been a part of the zulily team for almost a year and focuses on bringing the best deals in bedding, bath and rugs to the zulily community. She searches for inspiration in places like J. Crew Kids, Peek Kids and Pinterest and loves to bring a room to life with candles, accent pillows and colorful ottomans. 

If you’re new to Twitter or still learning the ropes, we’ve laid out a step-by-step guide to participating in a Twitter Chat below. 

So, what exactly is a Twitter Chat?
A Twitter chat is a public discussion—with “tweeters” from all over the world—based on a common topic of interest.

Why a Twitter Chat?
Twitter has become the go-to forum for moms worldwide to discuss every topic imaginable. Twitter is a big place, though, and our #zulilyhome will be a great way to share ideas about style on a smaller scale.

How can I follow the discussion?
At first glance, Twitter can seem like a chaotic place for a discussion. Fortunately, some simple tools have been created to help organize the many tweets generated every day. 

While the @zulily Twitter Chat promises to be fast paced, the Twitter “#hashtag” feature allows followers to more easily keep up with and participate in the discussion. 

Each follower participating in the Chat will include a unique hashtag (#) in each tweet. For our Chat, we will be using #zulilyhome. This will help readers following the Twitter Chat to separate ours from other discussions taking place on Twitter.

To more easily follow and participate in the discussion, we recommend using a Twitter monitoring app. We’ve added a few of our favorites below. They’re free to use and will allow you to view any tweet that includes the right # (hashtag).

New to Twitter? Follow these simple steps to sign up and join the discussion:

Visit to sign up for an account and pick a unique Twitter “handle” (Handle = what comes after the @ symbol)

Follow @zulily and@fyhvicki

Visit one of our recommended Twitter monitoring tools. We’ll use as an example.

Once you’ve arrived at TweetChat click ‘Sign In’ and allow Twitter to authorize the TweetChat app.

In the field that reads “Enter hashtag to follow,” input zulilyhome
(all one word)

Join the chat! Tweet us a question or comment, or simply introduce yourself! We’ll make sure to say hello! Be sure to include the @ symbol to direct your tweet at the right user. Here’s an example:

“@zulily excited to be here! What color would be most soothing for a baby boy’s room? #zulilyhome

A few of our favorite websites for monitoring Twitter:






We’ll be reading and responding to your tweets in real time, so if you have a question, just tweet @zulily!