Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mardi Gras - It's Fat Tuesday - Enjoy !

We were just down by the water last night - enjoying a couple of glasses of wine, watching the sun go down and just enjoying talking about nothing really important. We did however mention how much we really love it down here in Madeira Beach. How moving from Milford, DE, no matter how much we enjoyed it there, love the people and miss them; this place is still better. The store has so many more customers then it did in Milford. We feel like it had just ran it's course there. So - moving was a good choice, both personally and professionally. Now all we need is for this crazy season that we keep hearing about to start. lol - wish us luck =)

Remember the Sale Offer

We're just going to get right to it - the secret code for this weeks additional discount is "Lucky". Type the word Lucky in the note section of your order and we'll give you an additional 10% Off your purchase. If you've been sent here via the newsletter you know that you'll get a total of 30% Off your entire purchase - AND now the even better news - Mention the word "Shipping" and we'll give you your normal shipping costs for free.

Take note that ALL discounts and shipping adjustments will be taken in the shop at the point of sale.

So - Your note section should read -

Newsletter - Lucky - Shipping

Feel free to cut and paste this message.

Also be aware - that the free shipping is for normal USPS shipping only. Any additional shipping costs will be on you.

Thanks and enjoy Mardi Gras !!!

Christopher and David

Read more: http://ladybugshop.blogspot.com/2015/02/mardi-gra.html#ixzz3S13GEejP

Friday, February 6, 2015

Ladybug Shop and overseas PayPal customers

Hello Everyone -

Tough call - we have been happy to use PayPal - and we will continue - just please be aware that we can no longer allow customers outside the US to utilize this service. Unfortunately we are unable to charge the Florida State Tax - or any additional shipping costs. Which means that many times, we're actually losing money by shipping you your items. Depending on the amount for orders here in the US we are typically able to justify the order, but there have been times that additional funds have needed to be charged.

Our website is safe and you're able to use your credit cards to make a purchase. As you know, our website doesn't charge your card - we do that in the shop at the point of sale. Making it a totally safe site.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued loyalty.

Be safe and well,

Christopher and David

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Touch and Go Tuesday

Hey Everyone -

As you know - hopefully by our website at www.ladybug-shop.com - we are closed on Sunday and Monday. Which means that Tuesday's are more of a catch up situation here at the Ladybug Shop then just a normal day. The good news is that we're finally getting a grasp of the routine here in Florida and really enjoying it. As for the Ladybug Shop - well - she has received some nice comments - saying that the shop is cute - the items sweet and many customers have returned. SOOOOO SUCCESS. Now we just need to keep it going.

Recently we've had some local artists bring in their relatable pieces so that we can help to sell them. Check out our website for some new items by Lourdes Rosas-Rosdall - Beth Kauffman - Victoria Tuller - Susan Delany and of course our AWESOME friend Rene Hughes. David is also working on some things that will be able to be placed in the shop as well. We are hoping for a couple more - just waiting for the artists to come in. So keep a look out. ALL GOOD NEWS!!

We hope that you all have a GREAT day.

Christopher and David

And as always - catch the bug and go to our website and receive an extra 10% off your purchase - just mention this blog in the note section of your order and we'll make the adjustments in the Ladybug Shop. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at lbsandtt@gmail.com

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fantastic Friday -

This is going to be easy - mention this blog post in the note section of your order and (today only) we'll give you 35% Off your entire order, not including shipping. All discounts will be giving in the shop at the point of sale.

Which brings me to a good point. We have just recently had a few issues with discounts on orders. On ALL of our posts - either here, on Facebook or in our Newsletter, we state that ALL discounts will be taken in the store at the point of sale. Our website, unfortunately doesn't allow us to set up savings to our customers. It also doesn't charge your credit card until the point of sale in the shop. This is where we try to get around the archaic systems of our website. Once we create your sale in the shop - THAT - is where we place the discounts offered. The reasoning behind asking you to post a certain message in the note section is so that we're able to track where you saw the discount and how best to reach the masses.

We hope that this helps. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO check out our website - www.ladybug-shop.com - remember to mention this post and receive your 35% OFF

Be lucky and Well.

Christopher and David

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Trivia Thursday

The LadyBug Shop (LBS) began as a “Click and Mortar” business, started by Dan and Rhonda Bond, For 9 years they have successfully built the LadyBug Shop into a respected and unique shop in Milford, DE.

The LBS has a great history in Milford and is genuinely bound to the city.  It is tied into the town’s history—after all, it was a second grade class at a local school that had come up with the idea of having a state bug and had petitioned the State Legislature to act on this back in 1973.

In 2012 we, Christopher and David, began working with Rhonda in preparation to take the reigns of the LBS. We have since learned all about the shop – its customers and how we hope best to serve them. As we began to move forward in 2013, we were excited about bringing in new product lines, giving the inside of the LBS a face lift, and expanding our reach out into the community and online. Unfortunately, and after some hard soul searching, we had to close the retail aspect of the LadyBug Shop.

It is 2014 now and we have moved out of the Delaware area and starting a new journey in Madeira Beach, FL!  Still focusing our efforts toward the ONLINE portion of our business, we have found a NEW retail space and we are open for business once again. It is still our hope to be more involved throughout this new community and with state and national organizations, inviting them and those throughout the world to visit our online store and come visit us in Madeira Beach, FL!

We are interested, and looking forward to hearing from you about what you’d like to see here online and in the new LadyBug Shop & Turtle Treasures - thereby creating the most positive shopping experience we can offer YOU.

A ladybug's bright colors warn predators to stay away.
Like many other insects, ladybugs use aposematic coloration to signal their toxicity to would-be predators. Insect-eating birds and other animals learn to avoid meals that come in red and black, and are more likely to steer clear of a ladybug lunch.

Thank you for your past loyalty and to show our appreciation we would like to offer you an additional 10% off your already discounted purchase. Just type the word Blog in the note section of your order and we’ll handle the rest. All discounts will be taken in the store at the point of sale.

Thank you again and be lucky.

Christopher and David

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hello Everyone –


Last weekend we took a road trip to Sarasota – it was about an hour away. Our intent was to see the city – visit some shops and get some ideas. And boy did we !!! We found a few shops that we decided to emulate. By doing this it would mean that we would have to bring in some local artists, increase the quality of our product lines and fine some new inventory that would help take us to the next level. Unfortunately or Fortunately – however you want to look at it, we’re going to have to decrease the inventory we have now so that – 1. we’re able to utilize our valuable retail space 2. turn our shop into something more then a “kids shop” 3. attract a high clientele.


Yes, it is wonderful when people walk into the shop and say “What a cute shop” or “you have such cute things” but it hit home when we had a customer come in and say “Oh – you’re a kids shop”. Out goal was, and is still, to be a gift store that carries items for the Garden, the Home, Jewelry, and items for Adults and for Children.  It made us take a look at the product lines that we have and the length of time that they’ve been hanging around. So – we took out our BIG RED MARKER and started to pick and chose which vendors could stay and which ones had to go. If you look on our website you’ll find that we’ve slashed prices on 10 different product lines and plan to discontinue the lines all together. YES, we’ll still have items for Children, just not so much. AND, hopefully some better items, ones that will give the shop a NEW and FRESH LOOK.


So Ladybug, Turtle and Frog lovers – stay tuned !!! New things are coming.

Fun Ladybug Game