A Train Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles

Featuring Union Station’s 2017 Summer Train Fest

There is something about trains that captivates people of all ages. The clickety-clack of the rails, the whistle blowing, or the steam billowing. Whether they are full-size train engines and cars or detailed scale model train displays, trains fascinate many of us. Los Angeles, California has several places for train lovers to see trains up […]

Charles Phoenix: Southern Californialand Show!

Celebrating the Architecture of Sun, Fun and Fantasy!

Have you heard of Charles Phoenix? He is known as the “Ambassador of Americana” and is a master storyteller and entertainer. Charles takes great pride in sharing his love of Americana, especially Southern California, and all things vintage and retro. A couple of years ago, I first learned about Charles Phoenix after a friend went […]

Knott’s Boysenberry 2017 Festival

It’s a Berry Good Time!

You know it is springtime when the annual Boysenberry Festival begins at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. This festival runs from April 1 – April 23 in 2017 and is bigger than ever this year. Food – Entertainment – Activities – Shopping…there is something for everyone. It’s a “berry” good time! The boysenberry […]

Top 5 Reasons Why I Shop on Etsy

Arts & Crafts delivered right to your door!

Have you discovered Etsy? It’s been around since 2005 and has over 45 million items for sale. I enjoy shopping on Etsy because it’s like visiting the world’s largest arts and crafts boutique from wherever you have an internet connection. Here are the top 5 reasons why I like to shop on Etsy: Unique and […]

How to Make 2017 a Great Year!

New Year’s Dream Chart

How to Make 2017 a Great Year! Another year is ending. Are you ready for the new year? Since this is the final post for 2016, I thought it would be fitting to post a recap with some of LadyBug Blog’s 2016 highlights and to share my personal dream chart for 2017. Look for a […]

Itty Bittys vs. Tsum Tsums

Checking out the latest plush toy craze

There’s a mini plush phenomenon that has taken over the United States in the last couple of years. At Hallmark stores, there is a line of adorable plush toys known as “itty bittys” that were first introduced in 2013. The itty bittys include favorite Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and other licensed brands. Meanwhile, over at […]

E-Ticket Ride – San Diego Style

Patriot Jet Boat Ride on San Diego Bay

Speed Boats on the San Diego Bay – a great way to spend a day! The Patriot Jet Boat is part of the Flagship San Diego fleet and provides a unique and exhilarating way to experience San Diego Bay. If you are a follower of this blog, you may recall that at the beginning of […]

Are You Ready for Shark Week?

Round-up of 5 Favorite Shark Tank Products

Are you ready for Shark Week? It’s an annual tradition on the Discovery Channel and features everything you could imagine related to sharks. In 2016, Shark Week began on Sunday, June 26 so if you haven’t yet, be sure to set your DVRs or TIVOs! This week features shows, videos, and documentaries all about sharks. […]

San Diego Zoo 2016 — Centennial Celebration

Get Ready to ROAR!

The San Diego Zoo is celebrating its centennial this year and the festivities officially kick off on Saturday, May 14th with a celebration in Balboa Park. For the rest of 2016, special events are planned at the San Diego Zoo and throughout historic Balboa Park to commemorate the Zoo’s 100th birthday. Here’s a round-up of […]

TOP GUN 30th Anniversary – May 2016

How to Celebrate in San Diego & Your Hometown

Where has the time gone?!?!? I grew up in the 80s and I can’t believe Top Gun celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year! The movie Top Gun made its box office debut on May 16, 1986 and 30 years later, it remains a favorite for many in the list of classic 80s movies. Top Gun […]