Friday, February 27, 2009

New Ladybug and Four Leaf Clover Jewelry

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day is a new line of Ladybug and Four Leaf Clover Jewelry, including a Ladybug and Four Leaf Clover Bracelet, Ladybug and Four Leaf Clover Necklace and the Ladybug and Four Leaf Clover Earrings. These double lucky symbols are sure to bring you good luck this St. Patrick's Day! Other fun Ladybug and Clover items include the Twice the Lucky Ladybug Pin, Ladybug on Clover Flag and Double Lucky Stone.

The Double Lucky Ladybug and Four Leaf Clover Stone come with a card that reads, "A ladybug brings luck for happiness and good fortune too. The four leaf clover brings extra luck in all the things you do. With two lucky symbols to carry around each day, it's certain that good fortune will always come your way."

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ladybug Coloring Contest

The LadyBug Shop is holding a Ladybug Coloring Contest. The Ladybug Coloring Contest has two age divisions, Division 1, ages 3-6, and Division 2, ages 7-12. The Ladybug Coloring Contest is being held until March 31, 2009. The winner of each division will be decided by Dan and Rhonda Bond and will receive the new Ladybug Doodle Bug Drawing Pad. The Ladybug Coloring Contest Rules are as follows, all drawings must be original artwork, all drawings must be received by March 31st, one entry per person, the artist must use crayons, colored pencils and or markers, artist must use plain white paper (no predrawn lines), and each artist must have tons of ladybuggin' fun!

You may drop off or mail your artwork to LadyBug Shop 131 NW Front Street, Milford, DE 19963, or scan us your image and email it to us at Make sure to include the child's name, age, contact information and mailing address.

No artwork will be returned, by sending LadyBug Shop the artwork you authorize us to use the artwork in publications at our sole discretion.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ladybug Magazine

The award-winning children's magazine Ladybug has launched a new child-focused website. It has a wealth of original content and new interactive features developed to create an entertaining, yet safe and family-friendly space for young readers on the Web. Recipients of 2008 Parents' Choice awards for excellence in children's publishing, Ladybug Magazine has been loved by children and their parents for decades for the quality of the writing and art included, as well as the many opportunities for budding young writers to submit their own work. The new website takes a new generation of readers into the digital world.

The website is built around Ladybug who frolics in the margins of every issue, making jokes and engaging readers. Ladybug comes alive as never before with animated presentations and interactive games. Young readers can now interact with Ladybug and the rest of the gang in a whole new way. In addition to moderated forums and simple polls, the website features a wealth of contests and opportunities for young readers to comment on what the characters are reading and discuss their own book reviews and recommendations, all in a safe, family-friendly environment. The Ladybug Magazine website is free of advertising and is age appropriate. A subscription is not required to access the online content, and the features and activities are designed so that even children who do not read the magazines can enjoy and learn from the sites. is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and features multimedia delivery of stories, songs, and activities.

There are companion websites designed for children in other age groups: is designed for children ages 6 to 9 is designed for children ages 9 to 14.

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Ladybug Baby Gifts

LadyBug Shop has just received two new ladybug baby gifts to add to our collection of Just for Baby. The new Little Ladybug Fluff n Play is a fun ladybug interactive pillow for newborns and older. The Ladybug Pillow features a removable ladybug rattle, mirror, crinkle leaves, tied sun rays, super soft material and embroidered accents. The new Little Ladybug Wooby Chew is a teether! The Ladybug Teether doubles as a ladybug rattle.

Other fun ladybug gifts featured in the Just for Baby category include the Little Ladybug Deluxe Gift Set, Ladybug Family Bath Tub Toy, Pink Ladybug Activity Toy, Pink Ladybug Musical, and more!

LadyBug Shop will continually be adding new products in the next few weeks, so check back often! Coming soon are Ladybug Slippers, Elegant Sea Turtle Jewelry, Ladybug Mixing Bowls and more!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Ladybug Valentine's Day Gifts

Top Ladybug Valentine's Day Gifts
Below are a few of our customers favorite Valentine's Day gifts for their favorite lovebugs!

LadyBug Shop offers several other ladybug and turtle gifts perfect for this upcoming Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day from LadyBug Shop!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Shoptalk and WHYY Visit LadyBug Shop

This is a big week for the LadyBug Shop. First, Margie Johnson, President of Shoptalk is dropping by our shop to consult with us after she gives a workshop for retailers here in Milford, Delaware. Then tomorrow we are going to be on TV on channel WHYY! Finally this Saturday Dan will be giving a Downtown Delaware workshop on the "Click & Mortar" business model, using our shop as an instruction aid.

Margie Johnson is a well know retailing consultant. She is in Milford to inspire our retailers with tips and techniques for small businesses with her "Sustainable Success Strategies for 09". Margie has over 30 years of experience as an owner and entrepreneur in the retail world. Her "customer centered" training sessions and approach to solving business problems have assisted hundreds of clients. She is a frequently requested retail expert speaker at national conventions, as well as a frequent contributor and writer for regional trade publications. You can learn more about her on her website

Last Friday a crew from Philadelphia's PBS station WHYY (Channel 12) spent several hours at the LadyBug Shop filming and interviewing Dan and Rhonda and me. They are preparing a short report on the shop that is scheduled to be broadcast tomorrow, Wednesday, February 4 during WHYY's Delaware Tonight program. If you can't watch it at this time, you can find other broadcast times during the next two weeks for WHYY's Delaware Tonight at We are all excited about our few minutes of television fame!

Delaware's state economic development office is doing a great job assisting small businesses across the state, and has paid special attention to those business that are in traditional downtown business areas. The are sponsoring two workshops focusing on the "click & mortar" business model and asked LadyBug Shop owner Dan Bond to run the workshops. As readers of this blog know, Dan is a ardent proponent of using eCommerce as an economic development strategy for historic downtowns. Those of you in the Delmarva region who would like to attend one of these workshops are welcome. They are free but pre-registration is required. The first workshop will be in Milford this Saturday, February 7 from 10AM to noon. Call Downtown Milford Inc. at 302-839-1180 to register. On Wednesday, February 25 Dan will hold the second workshop from 8AM to 10AM in Newark. Call Downtown Newark Partnership at 302-366-7030 to register.

Fun Ladybug Game