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Frivolous and Totally Affordable: Custom Dinner Pieces

Your friends don’t have to know. The in-laws will be so impressed. Monogram glassware and candle votives can be affordable! Get a set of 4, 8, 12 with a letter of your choice and don’t say a thing. Just let them ooh and aah…

Red wine, set of 4, $34

White wine, set of 4, $34

Chalkboard frosted tea lights, set of 4, $11

Stemless glassware, set of 4, $20

 

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!

Our Latest Video: Photo Collage Frame How To

You have to see the latest and cutest video we just put together to show you how to make your own Photo Collage Frame. Made of high-quality wood and assembled in the U.S.A., your frame arrives quickly and safely wrapped, ready to celebrate a birthday, wedding, anniversary or any happy occasion!

Here’s how to make one yourself.

Gifts For: The Beer Lover

Lager, pilsner or stout? Do you know the difference and which glass it should be served in? My husband is quite the beer connoisseur. I’ve definitely grown my taste for it over the years and find wheats to be my favorite. If you have a beer lover in your life, there’s certain to be a brew that’s just perfect for summer-gifting.

For someone that loves them all, give them a beer flight set to show off at home. It comes with a wooden display and notches for all four beers. It’ll knock their socks off! Beer flight sampler, $49

For the groomsman that loves a good draft beer, the traditional beer mug can be frozen to give you a frosty taste at home. Personalize it with monogram or name ($4 extra), Beer mug, $15

The pilsner is a light form of lager and has been enjoyed since the early 1800s. A custom glassware set is sure to please the pilsner lover. Pilsner glass, set of 4, $31.50

It’s a no-brainer to order up a pint. Now offer the same bar staple at home with this handsome set of four pint glasses, customized with your monogram or name ($4 extra). Perfect with a crisp wheat beer and a slice of citrus on the side. Pint glass, set of 4, $20

Grill Time: The Goods and the Goodies

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

What do you have your BBQ arsenal? My husband used to love using the charcoal starter to get things going quickly without the use of lighter fluid. Then he would put a couple bricks of damp wood (usually cherry or what ever he had on hand) to smoke more flavor into our grilled meats. It was quite a process but we had some memorable meals because of it. What are your grilling and entertaining rituals?

You can find a charcoal starter at your local hardware or home goods store.

3 pc. custom BBQ grill set, on sale for limited time, $58.50


Bring over a great host/hostess gift, personalized with their name. Or better yet, get one for yourself and never mix up who’s drinks are who’s!

Personalized party cooler, on sale for limited time, $58.50

A nice, chilled white wine is the perfect start to a summer evening.

Set of 4 custom white wine glasses, on sale limited time, $30.60

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

4th of July: Host/Hostess Gifts

Where will you be for the 4th? It’s a holiday that’s super festive but can be hard to plan for and difficult to buy a host/hostess gift. Here are some of the most patriotic and fun gifts for others – and a few I’m sure you’ll want for yourself!

For the Host/Hostess

Stars frame, on sale $21.60

Beer flight set, $44.10


Stars Stripes letter dish set, $67.50

For Yourself

3 pc. BBQ set, carrier personalized for just $58.50

Stripes pillow, $24.30

Accessories for Summer Fun

Wow your guests with colorful summertime favorites like Arnold Palmers and sangria in your custom stemless glassware. Personalized stemless glassware, set of 4, $20 | Inexpensive and fabulous for any table display, our transparent bud vases come in a wide array of rainbow colors including blue, green, purple, magenta, and yellow. Bud vases, set of 5, $20 | Holiday or everyday, these ceramic dishes make every tabletop a gorgeous centerpiece. Love Letter dishes, only $7 each (full alphabet available along with “&” and heart)! All available at Tenereze. 15% off $50, no coupon code needed.

Father’s Day: Three awesome gifts for the dad that has everything

My dad is super easygoing on just about anything. You can talk him into seeing what ever you movie you want, eating anything, trying anything – he’s pretty fun to hang out with! Thing is, he’s pretty particular when it comes to clothes. He won’t wear a turtleneck or scarf in the winter, he says it “bothers my neck.” And we could be hiking through a horrendous snowstorm be he won’t wear a sweater because “they’re itchy.” Even if it gets freakishly cold out in let’s say, June, he’ll refuse to put on a long sleeved shirt. He’s just weird like that sometimes.

Is your dad hard to buy for? Maybe he has everything he needs but does he have everything he wants? Here are three unique ideas that might just surprise you – and him! While you’re shopping at Tenereze, you receive an automatic 15% off purchases $50 or over. No code needed. **And don’t forget to enter the contest to win a $75 gift certificate. Just tell us (or show us) what you would do with the Alphabet Love Letter dishes!

1. Wow and pamper your dad with his own handkerchiefs. Choose your font and thread color too! Personalized Handkerchief, $24.30  |  2. For the contemporary beer connoisseur, this is the perfect gift. Custom Beer Flight Set, $49  |  3. Perfect for placing his wallet and keys or simply fill it with his favorite treat that morning. Show dad how much you care on Father’s Day. “Dad” Letter Dish set, $20 My dad would totally get a kick out of this, especially if I filled it with chocolate…

Win A $75 Tenereze Gift Certificate: Show us how you used your Love Letter Dishes – or tell us how you would!

We’ve been pinned a ton of times on Pinterest for our ever-popular Alphabet Love Letter Dishes. And how could anyone resist at just $7 each? Letters can spell out your names, your initials or any word you please. *How sweet would a proposal be spelled out??* Now’s your chance to show them off. Whether you used them for the wedding, shower, birthday, anniversary or just everyday, we want to see the best way you used them. If you haven’t purchased the dishes, don’t worry, you can enter too!

Letters available: A through Z, ampersand: & and heart

Post a photo of how you used your Love Letter Dishes -or- tell us how you would use them. Every time you post a photo or tell us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, that’s another chance to win! One random winner will be chosen to receive a $75 gift certificate to personalized and custom goodies of their choice from Tenereze! Enter from now until midnight on June 30th, 2012. Good luck!

Like and post photos on our Facebook page

Follow and post a photo to our Twitter page.

Post a photo on Pinterest and send us the link

Get two initials and an “&” or heart for a special package of $20. Love Letter Dish Set.

One winner will be chosen by random from all entries. Restrictions apply. Gift certificate is non-transferable and has no cash value.