Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

This is your year!

Every year at this time, I like to sit back and reflect on the past 12 months--Business-wise and personally. There are mistakes we've made, high-5's we've given, some heartaches, stresses and moments of being so starnkin' thankful that we were speechless.

As some of you know, 2011 was my "Yes" year. I have no regrets. The opportunities that were given to me, the incredibly talented people I've had a chance to work with this year & the crazy traveling, has been a wacky beautiful whirlwind. Stressful? Oh yeah! But worth it.

This year KAZA has:
-Designed a Moroccan Room for Red River Theatre
-Designed some windows for a shop in Manchester
-Made inventory for other shops
-Had our Eiffel Towers included in a photo shoot for a bridal magazine
-Helped several artisans in creating their brand
...and so much much more.

On a personal note, the list is a bit more painful, even more traveling & much wackier (including a very recent verbal disagreement, about design, with a member of the Kennedy family-lol--don't ask)

I could never recommend a "yes" year without first trying it out for myself. Did I love the "yes" year? Not always. But, the experiences I've had in this one year outweigh any negative feelings. Life does not give us 2nd chances nor does it slow down for us to be ready. Opportunities that you don't feel ready for. You are more ready than you think.

Look at 2012 as the year you just go for it--no matter what. And, well... if the world ends, as the Mayans predict, then you only have 11 months of "yeses" to do! :o)

In all seriousness, Happy New Years, Bella's & Bello's
Here is to a year of good health, loads of love & making 2012 count *clink*

We are nothing without you and thank you with all our hearts for another amazing year at KAZA. Looking forward to 2012 (we've got something boiling behind the scenes we are uber-excited about!).

Ciao Bella's!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Breakfast

Baked French Toast

This recipe can quickly be made Christmas Eve, while the kids are asleep and when you wake you wake up Christmas morning, pop it in the oven and enjoy a cozy Christmas breakfast!

When I was a little girl, my belle Maman would surprise us occasionally with a delicious breakfast of baked french toast. We always knew it was coming because we would see the bread "marinating" the night before. I would dream about having a corner piece. You know the one I'm talking about--the one with the crispy bits. I swear I would fall asleep with a crazy smile on my face. Now it's my turn to make it and wanted to share it with you, Bella's-- so you can make your own memories with it. Your kids will remember and think how fabulous you are.

FYI: Wear an apron. It adds to the ooey-gooey visual memory. ;o) xox

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1 loaf French bread / Baguette
8 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
a tiny bit of salt

*3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Slice French bread into, 1-inch slices. Arrange slices in a buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish, overlapping slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture.

*Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

Good Morning, Bella's!

(The next day)preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Scatter some chopped pecans over French Toast (optional)
Bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup.

YUM, Bella's....Yum!



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

KAZA's 12 Sales Of Christmas: List 2011

KAZA's 12 Sales Of Christmas Is ON!

Shhhhhh.....As a faithful KAZA subscriber, you have access to the FULL list first!

Here it is, Bella's!

Tuesday, 13 December: 20% Off All (Fabulous) Cutting Boards!

Wednesday, 14 December: 20% Off ALL new Jewelry:

Thursday, 15 December: 20% off ALL Turkish Shawls

Friday, 16 December: 20% off ALL Vintage Purses & Vintage Jewelry

Saturday, 17 December: 20% off ALL Soaps

Sunday, 18 December: 20% Off Turkish Bathrobes (only 3 left!! 2 XS, 1 S)

Monday, 19 December: 20% Off All Christmas Ornaments!

Tuesday, 20 December: 20% Off All Woven Ribbon (going fast!)

Wednesday, 21 December: 20% Off ALL Pillows

Thursday, 22 December: 20% Off ALL Candles

Friday, 23 December: 20% Off KAZA Gift Certificates

Saturday, 24 December: 20% Off Buyers Pick!!

There it is, Bella's! Guard this information as y'all are the only ones in the know! Facebook is updated daily--but you have the inside knowledge to plan, strategize & scoop!

Ciao Bella's!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

KAZA's Soiree De Noel!

Come One, Come All...
KAZA's Soiree De Noel Is Here!!

When: Thursday, 8 December 2011
Time: 4pm-7pm

20% OFF Storewide!
Wine & Cheese!
Loads 'o goodies!

Here's a TINY glimpse of what is here!

Don't miss this event, Bella's!!