A Few of My Favorite *Red* Things

I really love this time of year. It’s festive and fun and there’s too much eye candy to handle. While I’m shopping for others, I’m taking in all kinds of inspiration for the upcoming year too. Lately I’ve been curating a lot of red. Enjoy the rich colors and themes! Happy Friday, everyone. 12Graphic and modern cake via Project Wedding

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Toms Vegan Wrap boots

verona_albumVerona memory book with Austrian crystal brooch via Tenereze

ft_wrapping02_xlJust like Julie Andrews sang, “brown paper packages tied up with string…” via Martha Stewart

 

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Red Rose & Anemone BouquetAnemones and roses. I’m in love! Via Fleurology

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Bud vase favors, multiple colors via Tenereze

void(0)-1For the man in your life: Thomas Mason J. Crew slim shirt

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There’s an endless list of custom gifts at Tenereze and something for everyone. Happy Cyber Monday shopping!

Custom name photo frames

Mosaic Quilt with custom embroidery

Wine Bottles Pillow with initial

Monogram wine glass set

Script initial mug

Crystal initial necklace

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Recipe: Fancy, Not-So-Fancy Hot Cocoa

Aahhhh. The weekend marked the start of Autumn and right on time, it was gloomy, rainy and chilly. But no complaints here! I swapped out my summer dresses for fuzzy sweaters and made my first batch of hot cocoa. It really is the easiest recipe, it’s not even worth being called a recipe. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid and I’m sharing it with you today. Here are the simple things you need:

Custom Script Initial Mug, $12

1 tsp. honey. Image from Silverbow Honey *Honey is the secret ingredient that makes this taste so warm and decadent!

12 ounces milk per serving – don’t even think about using water!!

Frothing milk is super simple, and a nice treat. Instructions at Real Simple

Whisk (optional, if you’re foaming milk). 

Hot cocoa powder, your favorite brand will work. Image from Foodie-isms

Who doesn’t love marshmallows??

DIRECTIONS:

1. Put 2 tbsp. cocoa powder and 1 tsp. honey in your favorite mug.

2. Add 12 ounces of milk to a saucepan, turn to medium heat.

3. As you see small bubbles start to form, start whisking for 1 minute. Milk with begin to thicken.

4. Pour hot milk immediately into mug. Mix thoroughly.

5. Top with marshmallows. Enjoy!

Gifts For…Everyone! Custom Pillows for Everyday

You can never have too many pillows. Ok, even when I’m going to bed at night and tossing extra throw pillows off, I still love stacking them as I’m making the bed the next morning. There’s just something cozy, comfy and sweet-looking about them. Don’t you think? Even better, imagine having your own color-coordinated set of custom pillows. Go from this…

To this!

Custom monogram and colors

Choose your own color

Adorable! Choose your dog breed and add a name. Perfect for the dog lover!

Classic custom monogram and multiple colors to choose from

“I Do” pillow with your special date.

All of them can be customized by color, date and more! And any time you order two, you automatically get 15% off. Yay! Order gifts for others – and yourself – here!

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Summertime Slumber

Last week was sweltering. I could barely keep the covers on even with the air conditioning on. This week I’ve finally been catching up on sleep with the cooler nights but I’m thinking about switching out my light comforter and duvet for a handsome quilt set.

It’s the perfect weight and color for summer sleep. Here are some of my top choices but I’m still trying to figure out which sets I’ll mix and match. And with the custom embroidery options, I might give one as a wedding gift this summer too. Which one’s your favorite?

Printed batik sham, $24.50

Green quilt, $84

Wedding rings sham, $24.50

Mosaic quilt, red check, $84

Solid color throw pillow, $20

A Party Fit for a Princess: Sweet 16s and Quinceaneras

Do you remember your 12th, 13th, 16th birthday? It’s all kind of a blur to me. Maybe it’s because I was always in such a hurry to grow up…

Birthdays should be celebrated. What ever the number, they’re just as good as holidays if you ask me, if not better. I love a great excuse to get friends and family together and eat lots of food. And cake. Girls tend to enjoy the idea most: getting dressed up, being the center of attention. Take for instance all the rites of passage in different cultures, Sweet 16, bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras. Even though the celebrated ages are different (16, 13 and 15, respectively), the ideas is the same. What birthday did you start to feel like an adult? Treat your next young lady to a beautiful gift for her special day!

1. Fit for a princess! Rhinestone scepter, $42 | 2. Top the cake in style. Mis Quince Anos cake topper, $33  |  3. Party ready and age-appropriate. So Modern Love dress, Free People, $350  |  4.Cece suede ballet flat, JCrew, $128  |  5. Sweet 16 signing pillow, $18