Zodiac Gift Guide: Scorpio

Zodiac Gift Guide: Scorpio

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Looking for a gift for the Scorpio in your life? Here is a couple of gift ideas for you. Scorpios are born between October 23 and November 21.

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Scorpios are an intense and mysterious group which makes the scorpion the perfect animal to represent them.

Fossil Women’s Cateye Sunglasses

Scorpios love to be incognito so a classic pair of sunglasses can help them keep a low profile.

IL Caldo Black Sun Hat

A wide brim, black hat can also appeal to mysterious side of the Scorpio woman in your life.

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

A great mystery thriller is prime reading for Scorpios. They love digging into a good who-dun-it and aren’t afraid of the darker side of life.

The Rider Tarot Deck

Many Scorpios are interested in the metaphysical and a tarot deck may help them explore tarotology.

The Power of Myth

Scorpios love learning new things, an interesting documentary by a world renowned mythologist may pique their interest.

Armani Genuine Leather Wallet

Scorpios love quality items and a fine leather wallet for your Scorpio man appeals to his masculinity.

Calvin Klein Moto Jacket

A fine leather jacket like this is an excellent choice for a Scorpio man or woman. Not only is it sleek, but it will last her a lifetime due to its high quality.

T Tahari Tulia Dress

A simple black dress is an excellent choice for the Scorpio woman in your life: elegant, classy, and slightly enigmatic.

Luminarc Nuance 10.5-Ounce Goblet

A nice set of wine glasses would be great for the wine-loving Scorpio. Pair with a nice Pinot Noir, because like Scorpio, it is known for its “dark and intense flavoring.” Get more zodiac-wine pairings at Spoon University here.

Spy Gear – Micro Spy Kit

For the little Scorpio, a spy kit is a perfect gift for them to be a sleuth and solve mysteries. We hope you enjoyed this gift guide! Next month, we’ll be back with Sagittarius gift ideas (Mac’s sign!).

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Lovable Libra Gift Guide

Lovable Libra Gift Guide

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Librans are born between September 23 and October 22. Libra is the only zodiac sign symbolized by an object, the scales, while all other signs are represented by either an animal or a human.

Librans are well known for their diplomatic and idealistic view of the world, wanting everyone to get along. Librans can become indecisive, trying to find the most harmonious solution, and can feel lonely without friends or family around. Here are out top 10 gift ideas for the Libran in your life.

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Librans at Home

Pilgrimage by Annie Leibovitz

Librans love fine art and Pilgrimage by fellow Libran, Annie Leibovitz, is a great choice. It features photos as well as plenty of thoughtful writing by the famous photographer.


The Great Gatsby

Librans’ taste in writing tends toward the artistic with works by fellow Librans like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Oscar Wilde.

The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates

Harmony is always important to Librans and Hall & Oates are a classic pairing. Daryl Hall is a Libra while John Oates is the opposite, an Aries.

For the Libra Lady

Women’s Vintage Floral Lace Cocktail Evening Dress

Libran women are usually the best dressed at the cocktail party, this classic dress could be perfect for your Libran gal.

Sterling Silver Birthstone Heart Stud Earrings

October’s birthstone is Opal and even if your Libran was born in September, she will adore these charming earrings!

Metal Mosaic Candle Holder

These mosaic candle holders are beautiful and suit the Libran’s love for interesting lines in home decor.

Coach Cross Grain Leather Purse

This handbag would be an excellent choice for the Libran woman in your life who loves elegance.

For the Libra Lad

Ultra Soft Slim Fit Blazer

The Libra man is also well known for his excellent taste in fashion. This classy casual blazer will help him look snazzy on a night out on the town.

Bulova Men’s Marine Star Watch

Libra men are more aesthetically conscious than most, and this Bulova watch, featuring a touch of rose gold, will meet even his immaculate tastes.

The Bourne Classified Collection

Libran men can be tough and fashionable, just like fellow Libran Matt Damon in the Bourne Trilogy!

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Zodiac Gift Guide: Very Virgo

Zodiac Gift Guide: Very Virgo

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People born between August 23 and September 22 are Virgos. Virgos are a practical bunch and they are very detail oriented.

Organized Intellectuals

Kindle Oasis

Most Virgos are bookworms and the newest Kindle would be an excellent choice for the voracious reader. If your Virgo already has a Kindle, maybe a subscription to Kindle Unlimited would be a nice present.

Journal with Embossed Bee

Many Virgos love to journal; they want to document their inner lives for future reference and reflection. Maybe even write the next great American novel!

Erin Condren 18 Month Life Planner

A planner is a perfect gift for the Virgo in your life. It is both practical and detail oriented. If your Virgo already has a planner, you could check out our Etsy Sticker Boutique for an awesome selection of planner stickers.

Clean Body, Clean Mind

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

A Fitbit is the perfect gift for your active Virgo, the data collected by the Fitbit will give them data that they can then analyze and refer back to.

Mailiya Wireless Sport Bluetooth Headphones 

A great set of headphones that are sweatproof and noise cancelling would be an excellent choice for your fit Virgo.

Gourmet Food Basket

Is your Virgo a foodie? A gourmet food basket could be the perfect gift to win your way to their heart through their stomach. You could also take your food basket on a fun birthday picnic.

Ozeri Pronto Digital Food Scale

A food scale is practical for the Virgo chef who likes to be as accurate as possible while cooking the perfect meal.

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Craftsman 230-Piece Mechanics Tool Set

If your Virgo is a handyman or woman, a tool set may be a practical gift to help them get their projects done around the house.

Black+Decker MAX Lithium Pivot Vacuum

A light, handheld vacuum is a great gift for the Virgo to keep their home or office clean.

PAKULA® Women’s Short Sleeve Keyhole Back Lace Shift Dress 

A classic sun dress appeals to the Virgo woman. Keep it simple because she finds gaudiness appalling.

Virgo the Veterinarian

Virgo is the ruler of animals and veterinarians, according Rex E. Bills’ The Rulership Book.

Blue Buffalo Blue Bones Mini Size Dental Chews 

If you’re still not sure what to get the Virgo in your life but you know they love their dog, then maybe the way to make them happy is by giving them a gift for their favorite doggy.

FELINE GREENIES Dental Cat Treats 

Maybe your Virgo isn’t a dog person but has a lovable feline, then some fantastic treats for their cat might be the most practical gift.

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Our New Fabulous Sticker Shop + 15% off Coupon Code!

Our New Fabulous Sticker Shop + 15% off Coupon Code!

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Today, we are excited to share our newest venture with you: Armadillo Amore!

Armadillo Amore is a boutique specializing in planner stickers for Erin Condren LifePlanners or any other planner you may be using. You can check out Erin Condren planners here.

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Through Armadillo Amore, our mission is to provide fancy, functional and fabulous planner stickers for busy moms, students and crafters. We want to create cute, harmonious and practical designs for our customers.

Currently, Armadillo Amore designs are available through Etsy (planner stickers) and Zazzle (coffee cups, cards, and more).

We have a variety of stickers available right now:

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Appointment Reminders: Spa, Dentist, Doctor, and More

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Cute Fall Leaves, Owls and Pumpkins

We will be adding new designs every week including school and after-school activity reminders, as well as more seasonal offerings.

On Etsy, use the coupon code ZYDOYLE at checkout for 15% off your purchase.


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Zodiac Gift Guide: Leo the Lion

Zodiac Gift Guide: Leo the Lion

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Leo reigns from July 22 – August 22. This fixed fire sign is ruled by the Sun, and like the Sun, Leos shine strong and bright. The colors associated with Leo are warm: red, orange, and gold, so when choosing a gift, consider these colors first. All things gilded and extravagant are especially favored by Leos.

Leo Constellation

Leos tend to be confident and never shy from the spotlight, consequently their fashion choices are often bold. They don’t mind people staring at them, in fact, they love being the life of the party. Similarly, they never back down from a fight, as they are the most brave and courageous of all the zodiac signs.


Leo Constellation Astrology Gold Foil Art Print

Famous Leos include: Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Mick Jagger, Donnie Wahlberg, and Amelia Earhart. Scroll down to view the 10 carefully chosen gifts for Leos below!

Jewelry for Leos: Gold is Best

 


Alex and Ani II Expandable Wire Bangle Bracelet, 7.25″

Jane Stone Best Selling Newest Fashion Necklace Vintage Openwork Bib Statement Jewelry

Books For Leos: Fellow Leo Authors


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two


My Life & Work – An Autobiography of Henry Ford


Clothes For Leos: Bold Choices For the Win


Lilly Pulitzer Women’s Marlowe Boat-Neck Shift Dress

The Mountain Undercover Kittens T-Shirt

Home Decor for Leos: Gusto for Glitz


Red Tree Chair Tree Of Life Chair Set

3 Pillar Candle Holder with Crystal Dangles

For Leo Pets: Social Butterflies Love Attention


Lion Mane Dog Costume

Binmer(TM) Summer Pet Shirt

For more gift ideas, check out our post: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas by Zodiac Sign:

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas by Zodiac Sign

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas by Zodiac Sign

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Mother’s Day is only one week away. It is one of the most important holidays of the year in my book. Where would any of us be without our dear mothers? They are the ones who always seem to have it together, providing unconditional love, free food, and an occasional ego boost when life has thrown us for a loop.

If you still haven’t found the perfect gift for your Mom, never fear, we have scoured the internet in search of the coolest, most beautiful and intriguing gifts. They are organized by Zodiac Sign, but we are all more than our sun sign*, so feel free to buy her any gift from the 36 handpicked gift ideas below.

*If you feel this is true for you, read this article from The Frisky: 5 Reasons You Might Not Identify With Your Zodiac Sign.

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ARIES

The Aries Mom is a woman of action and is always on the go. She enjoys being first and has a competitive side that really comes out during sports and games. Get her a fitness-minded gift this Mother’s Day and maybe she will let you win one round (probably not). Some busy Aries Moms include Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kate Gosselin.


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TAURUS

The Taurus Mom loves luxury. She knows what she wants, and she is bound and determined to get it. She is the most patient of the Zodiac, gentle and slow to anger. She has excellent taste and appreciates all beautiful things. Treat her kind heart to a sumptuous new handbag this Mother’s Day. Some loving Taurus Moms include: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, and Jessica Alba.


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GEMINI

The Gemini Mom can always spin a good yarn. And no wonder since Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. She is loves learning and exchanging thoughts, especially hypothetical or theoretical situations, talking things over until she finds the answer she is looking for. Get her a beautiful journal to capture all of her wonderful ideas! Gemini Moms include Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, and Zoe Saldana.


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CANCER

The Cancer Mom knows how to nurture. Like Cancer’s symbol, the crab, she may seem tough on the outside, but her heart is true, and she can get quite sentimental and nostalgic. She will love any gift from the heart, and of all the signs, she would be the most likely to adore a homemade gift. Some caring Cancer Moms include Gisele, Kristen Bell, and Jessica Simpson.


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LEO

The Leo Mom loves the spotlight and is always the life of the party. Leo is ruled by the Sun, and she always shines brightly. Something about her just glows. She always speaks her mind and has a real sense of comedic timing. Get her a gorgeous necklace and she will be sure to standout. Some show-stopping Leo Moms include Jennifer Lopez, Mila Kunis, and Madonna.


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VIRGO

The Virgo Mom is the most likely to be a book worm. Like Gemini, Virgo is ruled by Mercury, so communication is key. Medicine and health are also ruled by Virgo. Get her an eReader, a touching, heartfelt read, or a book about health, like one by fellow Virgo: Cameron Diaz. Thoughtful Virgo Moms include Beyonce, Salma Hayek, and Michelle Williams.


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LIBRA

The Libra Mom embodies elegance and harmony. They are effortlessly chic, always dressed to the 9’s and looking flawless, even though when they are dressed “casually.” How do they do it? She dislikes conflict and will settle things via diplomacy and fairness, just like the scales that symbolize Libra. Some loving Libra Moms include Marion Cotillard, Gwen Stefani, and Kate Winslet.


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SCORPIO

The Scorpio Mom can get a little intense, but only because she is passionate about her projects. Once she gets focused on something, nothing will stop her, just like Scorpio’s opposite: Taurus. Scorpio Moms have a wicked sense of humor and are not intimidated by “the dark side”. Some sharp Scorpio Moms include Julia Roberts, Demi Moore, and Anne Hathaway.


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SAGITTARIUS

The Sagittarius Mom is the most likely to be called, “The Fun Mom.” She is among the most playful of the Zodiac. She embraces adventure as a way of life and loves being out in nature. She is honest, straightforward, and can get a little rambunctious at times. The world is her oyster and no fences will keep her in. Some spunky Sagittarius Moms include Julianne Moore, Katie Holmes, and Chrissy Teigen.


Make It Your Own


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CAPRICORN

The Capricorn Mom is always on. When does she sleep? Whether she is organizing the carpool or organizing a marketing plan, she is all business. Help her relax and get in touch with her earthy roots with a gardening kit. She will love it because this hobby is not pointless, it yields actual results! Capricorn Moms include Michelle Obama, Zooey Deschanel, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.


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AQUARIUS

The Aquarius Mom is unique. She has a certain “je ne sais quoi.” She embraces her quirks more than other moms. Aquarians are known for their humanitarian streak, and are often very in touch with their spiritual side. She will appreciate a mindful gift such as a Tibetan Singing Bowl. Some altruistic Aquarius Moms include Shakira, Yoko Ono, and Mariska Hargitay.


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PISCES

The Pisces Mom is a generous and giving soul. She is likely to be a bit of a people pleaser who struggles to say the word, “No.” She is sensitive to the needs of her children and works hard to please. She goes with the flow so much that she makes little time for herself. Some patient Pisces Moms include Drew Barrymore, Rachel Weisz, and Carrie Underwood.


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5 Fantastic Features of the Sony Alpha a6000

5 Fantastic Features of the Sony Alpha a6000

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The Sony a6000 is a top gift this year. I discovered it by accident last week at Best Buy and was pleasantly surprised.

I currently have a Sony Alpha a390 dSLR camera. Isn’t she a beaut?

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I’ve been pleased with it, but I have often found my mind drifting down the road not travelled (i.e. getting a Canon or a Nikon.) I wondered if my pictures might be better if I had one of the two “main” brands.

So when I went looking for a new camera, I was quite sure I did NOT want a Sony. I went to Best Buy to see some of the cameras in person that I had been researching online. I had whittled down my choice to two cameras, either the Canon EOS Rebel T5 or the Nikon D3300, CNET’S “Best dSLR under $500.” The Canon T5 has 18 megapixels. The Nikon D3300 boasts a whopping 24.2 megapixels.

I had really good vibes about the Nikon until I started talking to the “Sony Expert” in the store.

Argh! I thought. I’m trying to get away from you Sony! Just get off my back already.

I had not included Sony in my research so of course I knew nothing about the mirrorless wonder I was about to be introduced to. It helped that the associate actually had his personal a6000 on his person. He clearly loved the product and showed me lots of pictures of his cute little pug on it.

Well played, sir.

So without further ado, I present:

Five Fantastic Features about the Sony a6000:

1. Lightweight

Because it is mirrorless, the body of the camera only weighs 10.5 oz!

I just weighed my a390 on my kitchen scale and the body alone weighs 1 lb 4 ounces (i.e. 20 oz). That thing does get heavy on a trip to the zoo.

2. Tiltable LCD screen

I have a similiar feature on my a390. It comes in handy when you need to take a photo up high or down low.

3. Wi-fi enabled

Two key benefits. First, you can use your phone as a remote. Second, you can send photos to your phone from the camera.

When I heard the second benefit of wi-fi, it was like angels coming down from heaven singing, “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!” Or like this wonderful Taraji P Henson gif:

This feature is perfect for posting pics from your fancy camera straight to Instagram on your phone without having to transfer them and all that jazz. Ama-zing!!! This is so practical!

4. Electronic view finder

When it’s too sunny to see your LCD screen, you can look through the eye piece to review your photos. This is another byproduct of the camera being mirrorless. So cool!

5. 24.3 effective megapixels

My a390 only has 14.2 MP, so 24.3 is quite a step up. More MPs = clearer, crisper pictures.

You can read more about the Sony a6000 on Sony’s website here.

 

**UPDATE: June 30, 2016**

So we did end up getting this for Christmas and have had it for 6 months. It is an AMAZING camera- super lightweight, amazing photos, and the electronic view finder performs great in bright conditions.

We highly recommend going mirrorless.

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Super Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Cookies

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Cookies

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Homemade dog cookies! What better way to say “I love you” to your best friend?

These cookies are extremely easy to make. You only need a banana, peanut butter, brown rice flower, an egg, and rolled oats.

Add some kitchen magic and an hour later, you will be a superstar in your dog’s mind. Well, you probably already are. But seeing your dog’s face light up with joy?

It’s priceless!

See Printable Recipe Here

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Step 1: Gather ingredients.

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Step 2: Mash banana.

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Step 3: Mix in egg and peanut butter until well incorporated.

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Step 4:Add rice flour and rolled oats.

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Step 5: Mix until combined.

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Step 6: Scoop balls onto prepared cookie sheet. (I used a 1 ½ inch cookie scoop to portion out.) Flatten balls to round circles.

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Step 7: Bake in a preheated 300 degree F oven for 40 minutes.

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Step 8: Feed to your dogs!

 

Printable Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Dog Cookies

Super-Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Cookies

Super-Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Mash banana in large bowl. Add egg and peanut butter. Mix.
  4. Add brown rice flour and rolled oats. Mix until incorporated.
  5. Scoop 1 ½ inch balls using a cookie scoop onto prepared cookie sheets. Flatten to create even circles.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. (Swap half way through if your oven has hot spots.)
  7. Cool. Then feed to your adorable puppy dog!
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I made my own brown rice flour in my Magic Bullet using a sieve to sort out larger chunks to be milled again. One cup rice made approximately one and a quarter cups brown rice flour.

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