Thursday, May 22, 2008

Does your favorite tween or teen love ladybugs?

Does your favortie tween or teen love ladybugs? Give them the perfect ladybug gift for another school year well done. The Ladybug Flip Flop Picture Frame holds a 2" by 3" picture, the perfect fit for trading pictures with class mates. The fun and funky Multicolored Ladybug Socks, Ladybug Nail File, Ladybug Lip Gloss, Ladybug Feather Pen and Sweet Lucinda, make the perfect ladybug gift basket for your favorite teen or tween ladybug. Or look at LadyBug Shop's entire collection of ladybug gifts and make a gift basket of your own!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Largest Ladybug Collection

What better way to decorate your home but by filling it with ladybugs! A woman in Lakewood Illinois has done just so, and has broken the Guinness World Record for the LARGEST Ladybug Collection! Sheri Gartner has collected 2,050 Ladybug items. The ladybugs were tallied after spending hours with volunteers counting the ladybugs to raise money for a near by shelter, Turning Point. Thanks to Sheri and her volunteers they raised $2,000 for Turning Point.
Click here to read the full story in the Chicago Tribune!
After finding this article I was amazed that Sheri Gartner had collected so many ladybugs. LadyBug Shop currently carries a little over 500 ladybug gifts, so to think about 2,050 ladybugs has inspired me to find even more new ladybug gifts!
How many ladybugs do you have?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ladies In Red

The 5th Annual Bug & Bud Festival was held in Milford, Delaware on Saturday, April 26 and it was a huge success. The Festival has grown over the years and gotten great press both locally and nationally. It is a Spring family festival celebrating the anniversary of the ladybug becoming Delaware’s official state bug (Read the Full Story) and Arbor Month.

Rhonda and I led the opening costume parade, as we have done every year. In keeping with tradition, we are accompanied by two of our granddaughters—Madison (three years old) and Jordan (five months old), each dressed as little ladybugs. We even have a marching band, “The Bug Strutters”, which performs as the parade winds into the downtown center.
The weather was perfect--sunny and warm--and thousands of people enjoyed outside activities, shopped from craft vendors, feasted on a variety of foods (especially grilled chicken prepared by our local Parks & Recreation Department staff), listened to music and generally had a great time.

We want to acknowledge a special treat that each year is provided during the Festival. The LadyBug Shop distributes packages of live ladybugs! These have been provided to us each year by a great company in Redmond, Oregon—Ladies in Red. When we first contacted them about the Festival five years ago they were enthusiastic about the event and told us they would ship us a fresh batch of ladybugs just before the Festival. They were good to their word and just a few days before the Festival in 2004 several boxes of hibernating ladybugs arrived—and they have done the same every year since. We take the ladies out of refrigeration the evening before the event and by the next morning they are moving around and ready to be released into gardens all around town. If you need some ladybugs (or other garden friendly insects such as nematodes or praying mantises) we urge you to visit Ladies in Red on their website or give them a call at 541-504-019. They ship worldwide and customize quantity and packaging to meet their customer’s needs. And, they have a really cute and informative website. (If you don’t know how many ladybugs can fit in a cup, you can find out here!)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mother's Day Ladybug Gifts

Mother's Day is May 11th!! Be sure to place your order soon in order for your ladybug package to arrive in time. Plus take advantage of the Special Mother's Day Sale! All Ladybug Franz Jewelry is 10% OFF! Including the Franz Ladybug Jewerly Set, now only $52.20! Look at other fun Mother's Day Ladybug Gift Ideas, like the new Advice From a Ladybug Shirt, Morning Meadows Porcelain Teapot, and Ladybug Shop Handmade Soap Gift Box.

Fun Ladybug Game