Easy Pasta Freezer Meal: Sausage & Kale Bake

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Oct 8, 2014

Easy Freezer Meal Sausage and Kale Bake

Kuzak’s Closet is consistently booming in November and December so I am thinking ahead and stocking my freezer with simple meal ideas that will rescue me in a pinch. The funny thing about freezer meals, I love stocking up on food and at the same time being able to use up goodies from my pantry. I always find recipes that let me “shop” for items that I already have on hand like pasta, extra cheese, stocks and frozen veggies. The best part of having a pantry full of odds and ends, it helps me fill my freezer with complete dinners!

Easy Freezer Meal Sausage and Kale Bake

Last week I asked Taylor’s 8-year-old son Evan to come over after school for a cooking date and we made an easy pasta freezer meal. I promised her that I would send him home with a quick and easy dinner for the whole family (and we even made brownies for dessert!). After Evan took the grand tour of my kitchen, got the lay of the land and figured out how things worked we started cooking. Evan’s favorite part (besides washing dishes) was checking to see if the water was ready for the pasta. I guess it is pretty magical when it starts to boil, and he does love chemistry! Continue Reading »

Kuzak’s Closet x Kate Spade Fall Party & Vintage Style

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Oct 6, 2014

Kate Spade & Kuzak's Closet Event

The Kuzak’s Closet team was dressed to impress this past Thursday night at the Kuzak’s Closet X Kate Spade event at Santana Row. It was great to see so many familiar faces of estate sale shoppers, organizing clients, close friends and even colleagues like Stacey from Timestyle Coaching and Consulting, another professional organizer in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Kuzak’s Closet Pig Roast & My Top 5 Entertaining Tips

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Oct 2, 2014

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My friend Billy is someone very special to me. Billy has worked at Kuzak’s Closet for several years and oversees the muscle of our operation. There is very little I wouldn’t do for him, but when he asked me to invite 50+ people to my house so he could roast a pig in my backyard I was a bit nervous. His vague details about what to expect had the organizing wheels in my head turning for weeks. His recurring answer to all questions was “don’t worry, be happy.” That’s Billy! A few days before the event he gave me a short shopping list and told me to alert the fire department because there would be smoke. I did my best to hold back my concerns (the shopping list was short!) and trusted that he knew what he was doing. The pressure was on! Among the crowd were Googlers from my husband’s office, along with most of the Kuzak’s Closet team, a fantastic array of local friends and Billy’s family (including his brother and son who flew in from Texas exclusively for the event!).

I love to entertain. My house is often open to dinner guests and frequent last minute gatherings but the event that happened last weekend was something that will be forever in my heart and soul. As my friend Ruth and her family packed their to-go boxes at the end of the night she summed up the evening delightfully, “I feel like we all need to say goodbye before we head to the airport”.  Ruth was exactly right, for one magical evening it did feel like 50 people were taken away to a little island called Tonga. Continue Reading »

Day In The Life

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Sep 30, 2014

When I saw the photos that our marketing gal Monica pulled for this month’s “day in the life” post I had to do a double take. It’s hard to believe that we squeezed all of these events in the month of September. It is a shorter month you know, with only 30 days in total. I guess it’s fair to say that we were able to maximize each and every one of them!

During September estate projects took the main stage. We organized a total of SEVEN estate sales and liquidations. Between regular sale days and frequent flash sales there was a stretch when I saw a handful of our estate shoppers 7 days in a row, crazy! I think those 7 days were also the hottest we have had in recent months. The temps were in the 90’s and inside some of our estate homes it felt like 120 degrees. My team consumed 20 cases of water and 10 cases of our go-to fizzy treat Refreshe. Don’t laugh, it is sparkling water that comes in a can and you can find it at Safeway – we LOVE it!

Kuzak's Closet Estate Sale Team
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Kuzak’s Closet X Kate Spade Giveaway

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Sep 29, 2014

Kuzak's Closet X Kate Spade Giveaway

Kuzak’s Closet is hosting an amazing giveaway with Kate Spade Santana Row! Win a Kuzak’s Closet vintage You Me Ours barware set along with a vogue Kate Spade Lucky Cookie pendant necklace, simply by entering our easy Instagram contest.  

Here is how to win:

1. Follow @kuzakscloset on Instagram
2. Re-post our Instagram Giveaway Photo, tag @kuzakscloset and add hashtag #katespadesantanarow
3. Immediately be entered to win the Kate Spade Necklace & Kuzak’s Closet Vintage Barware Set

For an extra chance to win join us this Thursday, October 2nd at Santana Row for Kuzak’s Closet X Kate Spade Fall Style party, where all attendees will be entered into the giveaway just for stopping by and saying HI! Get more details about the party HERE!

Organizing Your Fall Wardrobe

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Sep 26, 2014

Kuzak's Closet Fall Wardrobe Transition Organization Tips

In case you missed out, at the beginning of the year I launched my “8 Weeks to Home Organization Bliss” series (read here). I shared one of my favorite wardrobe tips – the best time to reorganize your closet is at the start of a new season. As you begin to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall I wanted to revisit some of those key tips that will help you usher in the cooler weather and prepare for the busy holiday season.

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Romantic to Rustic San Jose Estate Sale, Friday 9/26

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Sep 24, 2014

Romantic To Rustic Kuzak's Closet Estate Sale

1572 Trevor Drive

San Jose, CA 95118

Friday, September 26th 9am – 5pm

Kuzak's Closet Estate Sales

Kuzak’s Closet will be holding a ONE DAY romantic to rustic San Jose Estate Sale this Friday! A vintage collector’s dream! This house is full of hand-picked treasures and there is something for everyone. Each and every item will be priced to sell as we need to empty this home in one day only! 

Available items include:

Gorgeous dining room set, upholstered loveseat, bookcases, side tables, wall and hand mirrors, marble coffee table with matching side table, beautiful dining room table and chairs, bar stools, Victorian style chairs, cherry wood bedroom dresser with mirror, tall cherry wood dresser, rugs, small curio display cases, several wood hutches, formal and casual bar carts, china dish sets, dish sets, beautiful stemware and bar sets, flatware sets, unique serving trays, mid-century serving sets, cake plates, unique houseware items, multiple antique tea sets, many pieces of wall art, vintage photography, porcelain and ceramic animal collectables, shabby chic dressers, vintage bakeware, vintage scales, cocktail sets, vintage portraits, holiday décor, vases, lamps, wall and table top clocks, outdoor patio set, antique wooden crates, costume jewelry, vintage purses, linens, books old & new, garage and yard items, and much, much more!

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