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Don’t Get Stuck, Spring Forward! April 15, 2009



Yahzi Rose Children’s Apparel
April 2009 Newsletter 
photo by Kimara 



Pull your feet out of the snow (be it virtual or real) and get stepping!  Spring is a time of renewal, new starts and a new attitude.  Amidst the doom & gloom of the newspapers & nightly news there are great things happening everywhere.  If there are children in your household you know that it doesn’t take long for tears or a sad face to change to laughter.  Children have the natural ability to find the good, fun or humor in the very next moment.  This is a lesson that our little ones should sit us down and teach!  No matter what is going on in our lives or the world, there is always something very close to smile at or be thankful for. 
2009 has started off well for Yahzi Rose with a record number of online sales! 
Thank you, hugs & kisses to our new customers, subscribers, and our loyal little ones.



Spring Forward with YR..
New – YR Star
Holiday Fun

*YR Star*

Check out our little ones around the globe in Yahzi Rose 


 yr star
Universal Studios Orlando, Florida.
Photo by Empress Yaa Sultanah
Your child could be a YR Star!  Email a picture of your little one in Yahzi Rose to


Spring Events
Come out & have some funYR table


Oakland Artisan Marketplace 

Sunday, April 19, 2009  10:00am – 4:00pm
Farmer’s Market & Pacific Powerboat Show
Jack London Square, End of Broadway
Oakland, CA 94609

2nd Annual Women’s Day Celebration Event  
Saturday, April 25, 2009  1:00pm – 4:00pm
American Legion Veteran’s Hall
6401 Stockton Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Tickets $25


National Forum for Black Public Administrators
Sunday-Teusday, April 26-28, 2009  9:00am to 5:00pm
Oakland Convention Center 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA   


New World Fair  


Check out what’s new or on sale Tees

 Our Long Sleeve Tees are on sale for $15!
Click on the photo to choose from the Lots of Love hearts or the Louder! exclamation points.  
Size 18mo-8  Unisex  100% cotton  
Don’t forget, $5 shipping on all orders within the US and free local pickup!


Holiday Fun
Find things to celebrate! garden

Sunday, April 18, 2009  
Play with your kids this weekend!  YMCAs across the country host free events and classes for the whole family.  

This is a day to volunteer, clean up, learn, and teach ways to keep mother earth healthy and sustainable.  Click the title above to find events in your area.
Mother’s Day 
Sunday May 10, 2009  
Celebrate the mommies!  Don’t forget to include the ‘other-mothers’ that the world couldn’t do without: Aunts, godmothers, grands and babysitters.  I personally love gifts ; ) but I think most moms would just love a day off!  Suggestions you say?
~ Peace & Quiet!  LOL
~ There are wonderful places like Full Plate that offer a week’s worth of prepared home-cooked meals.
~ Can someone say MAID?  A highly recommended Green Housekeeping service would make any mother smile.
~ What about a good old-fashioned date? One that requires absolutely no planning on the mom’s part.  Everything from babysitting to dessert is taken care of.
Let us know how you celebrated!


Earth Day  
Wednesday, April 22, 2009  

Did you actually read all the way through?  Great!  Well, forward it to friends and tell them to subscribe.  We’d also love to hear from you.  Email pictures of your little ones in our products, comments on the articles or suggestions for featured websites.

In Spirit,
Kysha Mitchell
Yahzi Rose





School’s In! September 5, 2008


YRBoys apparel

Yahzi Rose Newsletter

August 2008

Just for you…
Going Green…
Become a friend…
Upcoming Events…
FUN, there’s nothing better…

“CHATEAU BIZARRE”   had some great stuff to say about Yahzi Rose!

While you’re clicking, check out the rest of the blog.  You’ll find lots of indie designers, cool stuff and some things that are, well.. bizarre! 


Going GreenYR is committed to learning sustainable practices in business & daily life. Each month we will include an easy to incorporate tip to assist with Going Green.    
 Kids & Toothpaste
 Are we reminding our children to brush away the bad stuff twice a day while squeezing unwanted additives on their toothbrushes? Natural dentists are saying that most conventional oral-hygiene products contain chemicals, artificial dyes, sweeteners or preservatives.  For more information go to Kiwi Mag.

We’re doing the Social Networking Thing!  

Add us as a friend on Myspace or become a Fan on Facebook.  The links are below…

Did you actually read all the way through?  Great!  Well, forward it to friends and tell them to subscribe.  We’d also love to hear from you.  Email pictures of your little ones in our products, comments on the articles or suggestions for featured websites.


In Spirit,
Kysha Mitchell
Yahzi Rose


Already?  Wow, does the summer go faster as an adult or as a child? 
I hope this sunny season has gifted you with warm weather, good friends, screams of laughter as well as blessed silence, and no (or less) stress.  We’ve had a great summer at Yahzi Rose.  Now that its been over a year since our launch (did I mention that we had a birthday?), our shows have brought repeat customers and recognition from strangers.  Folks have walked by our booth and stopped because they remember that someone forwarded them our newsletter or their child received a YR birthday present.  We’ve also been blessed to meet some of the beautiful new babies that received pre-birth or newborn gifts!  

Please allow me an inch or 2 to say thank you.  Thanks for every forward of this email, call needing a last-minute gift, referral to a friend, web order, pledged support, kind word, adorable model, blog mention, multiple purchase, encouragement, prayer and counsel.  Yahzi Rose wouldn’t be here without all of these things and we are overflowing with gratitude!
OK, enough with the violins!  We have a bunch of events coming up that promise a great time even if you don’t shop!  And I’m sure those little ones still need another back to school outfit


Upcoming Events   

YR booth

Art and Soul Oakland  

Sure to be the best Labor day celebration in the state!  Kids town, 6 stages, local food tasting, tons of great stuff to purchase.  Click the title to get the music lineup & more info. 
Location: Booth #140, 14th st Downtown Oakland, CA
Date: Sat – Monday, August 30th-Sept 1st, 2008 12pm to 6:00pm

Napa Wine and Crafts Faire  
Location: Booth #127, Beautiful downtown Napa on First Street between Main and Franklin, CA  
Date: Saturday September 13, 2008

10AM to 5:30PM
Location: Booth #71 (near Ventura),  26 blocks of Solano ave! Albany & Berkeley, CA
Date: Sunday, September 14th, 2008
1o:00am to 6:00pm

Click for info on these events and more save the dates!



Time Out

Is playing just for kids?  We have suggestions that will keep your little ones busy and may even elicit some playful energy and a belly laugh from  you 😉 


I’ve been on a quest this summer to come up with things to do with the kids that don’t require a wallet full of cash or a 3-prong plug.  We’re all guilty of it at some time or another, trying to think of a super-creative party, trip, school lunch, gift, etc.  What we fail to realize is, more often than not, the best things are the simple things.  Here are 3 old-as-dirt, around-the-house, sure-fire ways to create laughter & fun

  • Upside-down silly face – I bet you forgot all about these!  Draw 2 eyes and a nose on your chin, lay on your back with your head hanging off the bed, cover the top of your head -nose up- with any piece of fabric and exaggerate your mouth when you speak.  Drawing a blank?  Well click here  to see a quick video of my kids in action, lol!
  • Forts & Tents – This is a great time-out after you’ve changed the sheets on your bed.  Pull together some chairs, grab some rubber bands, tuck corners into drawers and imagine those sheets and blankets into a secret hide-out, cave, or dollhouse.  Now have lunch with the whole family (stuffed animals included) in your magical kingdom.
  • Dance like nobody’s watching – If all else fails, turn on some music, up the volume, grab a small hand and dance the day away!  They’ll enjoy every moment of silliness you both exhibit!



Website photos by Kimara


Spring into Summer! May 15, 2008



Yahzi Rose Newsletter

May 2008

Just for you…
YR in Daily Candy!
New ‘Just Because’ Gifts
LOUDER! and louder
Come See Us…
Going Green

An Awesome Spring Sale! And if you don’t believe us, check out what DAILY CANDY had to say…




Pretty cool huh?  We’ve got a special surprise for our loyal customers.  There is a code at the bottom of this email that extends the sale just for you!!



“Just Because” Gifts for $10!


These sweet little ducks are super soft & snug in one of our colorful child-size washcloths.  The size and price make these limited quantity rattles perfect for your favorite infants… just because! 



We’re doing the Social Networking Thing!  


Add us as a friend on Myspace or become a Fan on Facebook.  The links are below…

Did you actually read all the way through?  Great!  Well, forward it to friends and tell them to subscribe.  We’d also love to hear from you.  Email pictures of your little ones in our products, comments on the articles or suggestions for featured websites.


In Spirit,
Kysha Mitchell
Yahzi Rose

Dear Kysha,


I’d like to say welcome to our new e-listers and welcome back to our regular family!  I certainly hope Spring has been good to you and Summer holds promise.  We’re not halfway through 2008 and wow, what a year it is shaping up to be.  Don’t miss a great opportunity to engage children in conversations about today’s events.  Their insights on the election, natural disasters and the environment may surprise you.  It also gives us a chance to view the world through their fresh eyes and impart our views and life lessons in a way that doesn’t happen on a day to day basis.

I hope you aren’t letting all the talk about the economy get you down.  I prefer to look at it as an opportunity to not stop spending, but rather spend our money wisely.  And while yes, this is a shameless plug for YR and other Indie designers 😉 it is also a plea to buy your produce from the local farmer’s market, skip 2 fast food meals and eat at a small family-owned restaurant instead, seek out local contractors as opposed to chains, etc.  In essence, lets watch where our money goes after it leaves our hand.  What do you think?
And now, without further ado..
We’ve updated the YR website, check it out!


LOUDER! T-shirts 6mo-8


!Is it just my kids or do other children seem to get louder as the minutes, days, and years go by?? 

We’ve created some colorfully cool T-shirts to capture this strange phenomenon! (yes, I know he LOOKS awfully quiet, however…)
They are just $24, super-soft and come in a unisex style and a girl’s cap sleeve.  Who needs a S on their chest when they could have an exclamation point?? 


Click the photo above for colors & sizes


Upcoming Events 



Location: San Antonio Park, 18th ave and Foothill Blvd, Oakland CA
Date: Saturday, May 17th, 2008 11am-7pm

CAPSULE DESIGN FESTIVAL                                        Location: Hayes Valley Park, Octavia & Hayes streets, San Francisco, CA
Date: Sunday, May 25th, 2008 11am-6pm
Booth #: 119 on Octavia 

Location: Farmer’s Market area, Along Shattuck Ave in North Berkeley, CA
Date: Saturday, May 31st, 2008 10am-5pm
Click for info on these events and more save the dates!




Going Green

YR is committed to learning sustainable practices in business & daily life. Each month we will include an easy to incorporate tip to assist with Going Green. 



Did you know that one sixth of household electricity is used by refrigerators and freezers?  I know, I know, all that yelling about the lights and this is the real culprit! 


Here are a few quick fridge tips:

Keep a pitcher of water in your fridge.  Working like an ice pack in a lunch box, the water helps keep your food cold more efficiently.  Also, when tap water sits uncovered for a while, most of the chlorine evaporates.  This leaves you with a healthier thirst-quencher that is easily accessible and much better than soda.
*  Don’t waste energy, check your temperatures.  Who knows how those dials land on a weird number?  Maybe it was your “father-who-knows-best”, containers shoved into a corner or you guessed it… the kids.  The EPA recommends 37 degrees F for refrigerators and 3 degrees F for freezers.
*  Don’t overwork the thing!  Over and under-stuffing a fridge will force it to work too hard.  Fill your refrigerator without overcrowding and it will save you money instead.
Check out, we did for these tips!


Save 15%

Our sale is over on May 15th, but because you are sooo special… you may enter this code and extend the Spring Sale for one week! 

Code: Extend                                          Offer Expires: May 22, 2008 


Newsletter & Website photos by Kimara


Happy Valentines Day! February 12, 2008

From Yahzi Rose!

We just couldn’t let the leftover pieces of beautiful tie-dye go to waste so we decided to upcycle them into love-filled T’s that are also affordable!

A great gift that doesn’t have to be worn only on February 14th.  Let your little ones spread love all year long in these limited edition T’s.  They are true red with long sleeves and a ‘rough around the edges’ tie-dyed heart appliqued to the front.  
~Sizes range from 6 months to 8

Five different hearts to choose from! Sizes are limited, don’t miss out…

 Click a photo above to choose your size and color
Our Price: $15.00!
S & H: $5.00 or arrange a pick up

Our gift to you…

Save 15% Thoughout the store 
$5 Shipping on every order

Offer Expires: February 29th, 2008 


Yahzi Rose PO Box 27235
Oakland, California 94602


Holiday Shopping in San Francisco + Coupon November 29, 2007

Yahzi Rose
Dear Kysha,

This holiday season Yahzi Rose has decided to partner with businesses that want to make your shopping experience count.  Show up to one of these events and you’ll not only secure some fabulous and unique gifts, your entrance fee will go toward a worthy cause. 

December 1st, 11-4
 towel on form
Fashion Day Soiree  brings togetherthe hottest fashion designers, boutiques and beauty industry companies from across the US to offer the latest trends in products and services. Join hundreds of fashion savvy shoppers as you enjoy complimentary beauty treatments, entertainment, goody bags, and much more.  A portion of the event will go to Working Wardrobes.Location: Crown Plaza in Union Square480 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
Date: Saturday, December 1st, 2007 11-4pm
Cost: $10 or $20/VIP

December 2nd, 11-6
One Haute December: A Holiday Shopping Event is the marketplace for swanky holiday splurges.  Filled with hor d’oeuvres, cocktails & live music, come shop with a broad spectrum of San Francisco Bay Area based designers & artists.  A portion of the event will go to the My Stuff Bags Foundation.

Location: 181 Eddy & Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA
Date: Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 11-6pm
Cost: $10/advance $15/door

December 8th & 9th, 10-5
 sage hoody
The 37th Annual KPFA Crafts & Music Fair is the largest weekend holiday craft fair of its kind in Northern California. This signature event features high-quality, original work created by designers and artists from throughout the United States, a gourmet food pavilion and live music. Proceeds from the Fair benefit KPFA 94.1 fm, the country’s first nonprofit listener-sponsored, free speech public radio station. For information and tickets, KPFA
Location: The Concourse at 8th & Brannan Street, downtown San Francisco, CA
Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 8-9th, 2007 10-5pm
Booth #: 103 Cost: $10

Cross off the infant and children’s names on your list with Yahzi Rose this season.  There’s a coupon below to motivate you!  That said, let’s remember whatever true meaning this holiday season has for you.  Don’t mindlessly shop, sometimes the best gift is a hug or time spent…

In spirit,

Kysha Mitchell
Yahzi Rose

Save 10% Save 10% if you visit us in person at one of the above events!

Can’t make it?  We understand, you may use this coupon online as well. Enter Coupon Code SAVE10 at checkout!You have our permission to forward this coupon to friends & family, and if you’re doing some forgiving this holiday season, pass it to a few enemies as well 😉

Offer Expires: 12/31/07

I’ve got to send this to a friend!


November Newsletter November 13, 2007

Yahzi Roselaugh 


In This Issue
Upcoming Events
On Sale!
The Challenge
New YR Models
Going Green

Upcoming Events
KPFA Crafts & Music Fair

If you are looking for an extra awesome gift this holiday season, get in line early for KPFA’s 37th annual fair.  We’ll be in booth #103!

Saturday & Sunday, December 8-9th, 2007    10-6pm  Cost: $10
The Concourse @ 8th & Brannan Street, Downtown San Francisco

Featured Product
YR Tee 

We are offering our soft, sweatshop-free Tees for the ultra-low price of $15!!  Use them to layer over a long sleeve when they refuse to keep those jackets on.  They are 100% organic cotton and bare our beloved newsletter’s title. 

Quick Links
Yahzi Rose Store Newsletter Archive Subscribe Me!

Did you actually read all the way through?  Great!  Well, forward it to friends and tell them to subscribe.  We’d also love to hear from you.  Email pictures of your little ones in our products, comments on the articles or suggestions for featured websites.

In Spirit,
Kysha Mitchell
Yahzi Rose

Yahzi Rose Newsletter

November, 2007


How is Autumn treating you so far?   We’ve made the transition into Fall a busy one indeed.  The full plate we’ve just devoured includes our new Spring 2008 collection, photo shoot, our first trade show, and selling, selling, selling!  I must admit, although I adore the heat waves of summer, I find this season to be the most visually stimulating of them all.  Everything from the hot-toned leaves, beautiful sunsets, and holiday decor has me staring out the window in appreciation.  Speaking of which, I’d like to dip my pen (or tap my keys) into the flavor of the month by listing a few things I personally am grateful for…

  • Awakening to the sound of glass breaking – which signaled our dynamic duo’s first attempt at breakfast-in-bed for mommy & daddy (gotta love ’em)
  • Good drumming & the friends born of it – this is my 20th year of doing African dance
  • Grandparents pride – the delight in the faces of both my kids and their 3 grands every time they are together warms my heart and makes all that spoiling sooo worth it!
  • Ear-piercing cries of “Daddy’s home” – hiding the fact that I’m just as excited because the man I married is incredibly beautiful, hard-headed & loved

What obscure things are you giving thanks for this season?


Sunday, November 18th, 2007  @ 6:00pm  
Black Repertory Theater, 3201 Adeline St.  Berkeley, CA

$20 in advance/$25 at the door

Come join us for an evening of fashion and entertainment…
We are proud to participate in this Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. There will be a fashion show, performances by local artists and celebrity speakers.  Come by our table for some early holiday shopping while having a great evening and supporting a worthy cause.  Net proceeds will benefit Mammography Screening of Alameda.  For more information and tickets, click here

New Yahzi Rose Models! 

Coming soon, our lovely little ladies are wearing theYahzi Rose Spring 2008 collection



Big hugs & cheek pinches go out to Quinn and Iyanna for being so adorable during our Spring 2008 photo shoot!  A big thanks to our awesome photographer Kimara as well! 

Going Green

YR is committed to learning sustainable practices in business & daily life. Each month we will include an easy to incorporate tip to assist with Going Green. I know the holiday season is keeping us all busy, so here are 3 quick tips in 45 seconds… 45, 44, 43

  1. Annually, 100 million trees are used to make junk mail. is a free, quick way to get your name off commercial mailing lists.
  2. Like to save on CO2 emissions and fuel (Every gallon of gas burned produces 19 lbs of CO2)?  Stop idling, if waiting for more than 10 seconds, you’re better off restarting.  Obey the speed limit & drive less aggressively, flooring it just wastes gas.
  3. Switch 1 household cleaner to something non-toxic.  Vinegar diluted with 25% water, works wonders on mirrors and windows! 

Need a break?  Take this hilarious little quiz to see just how GREEN you really are 😉

All Newsletter & Website photos by Kimara

I’ve got to send this to a friend!


DAI shopping event & benefit September 13, 2007

Design Utopia
Sunday, September 16th, 2007    11am – 4pm
Medjool Lounge  2522 Mission St.  San Francisco, CA 94114

Come join us at a fun shopping event and benefit featuring over 20 talented Bay Area designers and artists selling the latest trends in clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, gourmet treats and art. 

Shoppers will enjoy music, while enjoying their choice of brunch and specialty cocktails at Medjool’s lounge and rooftop bar.  In addition, makeovers, manicures and hair styling will be provided to guests by the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology. 

Partial proceeds will benefit San Francisco Women Against Rape

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See you there!

Kysha Mitchell


Yahzi Rose

I’ve got to send this to a friend!