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School’s In! September 5, 2008

 

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Yahzi Rose Newsletter

August 2008

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

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

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

 
 
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In Spirit,
Kysha Mitchell
Yahzi Rose

Greetings!  

 
DING, DING!  SCHOOL IS IN!!
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   

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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.
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  • 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

 

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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…

 

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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!

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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!
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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 

 

MALCOLM X JAZZ ARTS FESTIVAL  

Location: San Antonio Park, 18th ave and Foothill Blvd, Oakland CA
Date: Saturday, May 17th, 2008 11am-7pm
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CAPSULE DESIGN FESTIVAL                                        Location: Hayes Valley Park, Octavia & Hayes streets, San Francisco, CA
Date: Sunday, May 25th, 2008 11am-6pm
Booth #: 119 on Octavia 

CHOCOLATE & CHALK FESTIVAL
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 Thedailygreen.com, 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.  
~Unisex
~Sizes range from 6 months to 8

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

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 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 

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Yahzi Rose PO Box 27235
Oakland, California 94602
510.904.9691

 

Join us at the Temescal St Fair June 7, 2007

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Summer is here!

Be prepared for swim lessons or that deserved summer vacation with Yahzi Rose Cover Ups for the little ones.  Great for a no hassle way to get out of the pool or as a liaison between tugging off that wet swimsuit and finding dry clothes.  They’ll be on sale this Saturday and soon in our online store.Join us at the Temescal Street Fair to kick off summer with some fun for the whole family. 

Activities 
~ Delicious food and drink from local restaurants~ Temescal Fashion Show, Art making with Studio One and East Bay Depot
~ Featured fine artists, craft and community booths
Main Stage 
~ Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca 4:30-6pm 
~ East Bay MUDD (motown)
~ Venezuelan Music Project
~ Grupo Dende (Brazilian)

Kid’s Stage 
~ Women of the World ~ Oakland Public Conservatory of Music Youth Marimba Ensemble

~ Abby and the Pipsqueaks 

~ Jeremy the Juggler

In Spirit,

Kysha Mitchell
Yahzi Rose

Date:

This Saturday June 9th 200712-6pm

Address:

Telegraph Ave between 51st and 48th, North Oakland
Where to find us:  Our booth is in front on the Dona Tomas restaurant, across from the Kids Stage near 50th street

Other Great Booths to Visit:

Mariposa BabyBeautiful newborn gifts

Kelly Designs

A Crochet Boutique for the whole family

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May Newsletter May 22, 2007

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Substance Wrapped In Style

Yahzi Rose Newsletter                  May 2007

Greetings! Our launch at Baby Celebration LA was fun & exhausting!  The best part of the weekend was actually getting to meet and speak with our customers.  It was wonderful seeing that people were drawn to the rich colors of the Global Bath Collection, the excitement over stylish clothes for boys, the reaction to our outfit featured in the fashion show… I could go on & on.  We also gave a few interviews in the hopes of garnering some media attention, and of course I was able to network with other talented business owners who shared insights about the industry.boothPhotos from the showEveryone give a big welcome to the many parents & gift-givers who signed our mailing list in LA. Our online store will soon be open!  Make sure you bookmark the spot…Shop Yahzi Rose
In This Issue
YAHZI ROSE UPDATE
GOING GREEN
NEWEST YR MODEL
HOLIDAY ACTIVITY
Quick Links
RSVP for 10% Off!Launch PhotosCultural CrossroadsCapsule Design FestivalMore about clean foodHave you seen the new site?

Join Our List!
Join Our Mailing List

YAHZI ROSE UPDATE

What’s going on? 

We loved meeting new folks in LA but now we’re bringing it back home with 2 shows in the Bay Area…

capsule festThis Sunday, May 27th 

11am to 6pm

Hayes Valley Park, Octavia Street between Fell and Hayes, San Francisco, CA

This Memorial Day weekend Yahzi Rose and 140 designers and artists will showcase their work at the Capsule Design Festival in San Francisco.  Join us as we enjoy some sun, music and wonderful shopping.  Receive 10% off your first order with Yahzi Rose by clicking here to RSVP.  Even if you cannot attend, you’d be helping us get our booth for free by simply clicking Yes, No or Maybe.

 

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Saturday, June 2nd 

1pm to 4pm

Cultural Crossroads 

3223 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA

 

If you’d like to view the collection without crossing the bridge or want to avoid the crowds for a more relaxing environment, join us at Cultural Crossroads for some wine and light refreshments (as well as snacks for the kids). You’ll have the opportunity to see the little ones model the line at 2pm, get your fall pre-orders in as well as purchase from the Global Bath Collection.  It’s also a perfect chance to pick up a unique item for yourself or your home.  Our host has beautiful items available from around the globe.

 

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.Buying organic just sounds expensive doesn’t it?  It also seems like an all or nothing proposition.  Why buy organic apples if the rest of your groceries are regular?  Eating organic is about limiting your family’s exposure to toxic pesticides. The good folks at Food News.org have put together a list to take the financial burden off your shopping budget and encourage you to buy the healthiest foods available for your family.

Studies have shown people can lower their pesticide exposure by almost 90 percent by avoiding the top twelve most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated instead.  This means it isn’t necessary to buy everything organic, just the most toxic…

1 (worst)

Peaches

100 (highest pesticide load)

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Apples

89

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Sweet Bell Peppers

86

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Celery

85

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Nectarines

84

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Strawberries

82

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Cherries

75

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Pears

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These are just the top 8, for the entire list click here

NEWEST YR MODEL!He is wearing the Big Boy’s Cover Up in Indigo  from the Global Bath Collection

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We want to give a thank you and a big hug to the newest Yahzi Rose model, Imman

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY

 

Mother’s Day has just passed and Father’s Day is quickly approaching.  I won’t use this space to give you a shopping list of the greatest, newest presents.  Instead I’d like to propose that we schedule a mom & dads day every other month.  It can be our secret.  On those randomly picked days, give a small showing of appreciation for the sacrifice being a parent takes. 

Treat your mom to a manicure, have flowers sent to your grandma, lay your husband’s favorite meal in front of the TV before a big game, gift a supermom girlfriend with a full dinner for her family, surprise your wife with a spic-n-span house!  Little things..often, to rouse a smile and show your love.

I hope you enjoyed our newsletter.  Remember to forward it to friends that may be interested and tell them to subscribe.We’d 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

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Website Launch Newsletter April 20, 2007

 

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Yahzi Rose Update!
April 2007 
IN THIS ISSUE
WELCOME!
IN THE NEWS
GOING GREEN
Greetings! 
We just couldn’t wait until next month to share our good news.  On your mark, get set, go!
 

You have an open invitation!door

A huge thanks and a hug go out to our Website developer Cari Mendoza from HypeYourCareer.com! We now have a beautiful home on the world wide web.  Please knock on the door to your left and come on in… get comfortable, look around.  We’d love to get your opinion, email us about your stay.The New YahziRose.com

Yahzi Rose gets its first press!!Gambia1

We’ve been talking up a storm lately!  This piece hit the stands 4/10/07 with 2 large pictures of Selah & Sharai.  

Check out what Candace Murphy from the Oakland Tribune has to say about ‘Momtrepreneurs’ in Oakland…

Mom’s the Boss article

We also had a chat with Marianne Bhonslay from the new website, KidStyleSource.com about marketing to consumers… 

Consumer Friendly article

GOING GREEN IN SPRING – AN APRIL TO DO LIST

April 21st is Earth Day!  

Do a fun project with the kids like planting something in the yard or look in your local paper for activities & events.

April 23rd – 29th is Turn off the TV Week

This officially began in 1995. Children and adults are encouraged to participate.  Kids spend way too much time in front of the television and not enough time being creative with their favorite pastime: playing.  We as adults watch even more TV and forget about all the screen time involved in staring at our computers all day.  Try it, I won’t guarantee that it will be the favorite week of the year, but it will give the whole family a challenge and more time to enjoy each other.

Why turn it off?

Join Our Mailing List
OK, OK.  Back to preparing for our launch, only one week to go!  Send lots of good energy our way.In Spirit,
Kysha Mitchell
Yahzi Rose
     

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March Newsletter March 28, 2007

Substance Wrapped In Style
Yahzi Rose Monthly Newsletter

In This Issue

Yahzi Rose Update
YR Product Spotlight
Going Green
Did you know?
Featured Website

Links from this Newsletter:

Baby Celebration LA

CLdesign Services

One Brick

Bookmark our site!

Dear Kysha,

Spring has sprung and I’m betting April will be an exciting month for everyone.

Excitement is mounting, sparks are flying… did I mention insomnia? There is only one month left until our official launch at Baby Celebration LA! Don’t forget to email addresses of friends that would like special 2 for 1 tickets to the event.

Yahzi Rose Update
What’s going on?

March has been a creative and busy month for Yahzi Rose!

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~Booklet featuring Senegal & Gambia beautifully rendered thanks to CLdesign!
~New website in final stages of design
~Hang tags and postcards designed and ordered
~Infant Bath Collection in production

Whew! that was a mouthful and a month-full. I was also quoted as a “Momtrepreneur” in Baby Celebration’s March press release.

YR Product Spotlight
Wouldn’t you like one?

Newly added to our Infant Bath Collection, is our gift box of beautiful washcloths for your little one. They come in 4 different colors of 100% Terry Velour, each with hand dyed Gambian Tie-dye.

It will make a wonderful baby shower gift when you want to give something small but memorable!

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Available in May!

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.

The average American uses about 900 grocery bags per year. Less than 1% are recycled.
San Francisco is 1st in the nation to follow the lead of some countries in banning plastic bags in large supermarkets. Whether or not you choose to chuck the idea of plastic and carry your own reusable totes (we do have the paper bag trees to consider, right?), think about reusing all the bags you have shoved into a drawer or thrown away. Here are some ideas:

Line wastebaskets or use as a recycle receptacle for bottles & cans
Moisture proof things you store in the garage or basement
Wet clothes bags for the gym, yoga, or swimming
Soiled diapers or clothes sacks in the diaper bag
Wrapping breakables
Donate to thrift stores for reuse
Shoe storage in suitcases
Many grocery stores have recycle bins and your city may even sponsor a program. Click and see…

Did you know?
A Yahzi Rose mystery

I chose the name of my business in 2004 while searching for a name for my (in utero) son.

Yahzi is a word used by the Navajo meaning ‘little one’ I use Rose, my mother’s first name, to symbolize the connection between mother and child

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Good deeds are waiting…

Volunteering at one of the many great organizations in my area is something I’ve always wanted to do more of and introduce my children to. I manage to talk myself out of it because there are so many to choose from, spare time is scarce and the thought of making another commitment is stressful to say the least.
One Brick was created to solve these problems. It is an organization run by volunteers that provide volunteers to local nonprofits in need. You can go to their website and register for any of the events they list on their calendar. You choose who to help and when. There are no commitments, fees or red tape.

No more excuses, take a look

I hope you enjoyed our newsletter. We have some great news coming up, I’ll send updates as they happen during the month of April. Remember to forward it to friends that may be interested. We’d 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

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