California Candy Canes

Logan’s Candies – Ontario, California

Did you know there is a place in Ontario, California where you can find handmade candy canes and assorted candies year-round? I first learned about this place from a post on social media by Charles Phoenix a few years ago. The larger-than-life candy cane was what initially caught my eye. Then I saw the name […]

Celebrating the Holidays – San Diego Style!

Santa, Skating & More

When it’s record-breaking heat in San Diego and Southern California for Thanksgiving, getting into the winter holiday spirit can be a challenge for even the merriest of elves. Whether you are looking for festive ways to meet Santa or places to go ice skating by the sea, here are some ideas for Celebrating the Holidays […]

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Old Town San Diego

Dia de los Muertos is an Annual Tradition

Are you familiar with Day of the Dead? Also known as Dia de los Muertos, this long-standing Mexican tradition is two-day celebration held on November 1st and 2nd each year. It is a time to remember and joyously celebrate the dearly departed in a lively, festive way. Families create special altars to honor and remember […]

Turn Patent Art into Gifts, Décor, and More!

Inspired by U.S. Patent Art

Are you looking for a unique gift idea or an interesting focal point for your home or office décor? Patent art – especially older patents – looks great as framed art, on a t-shirt, or on a tote bag! Inspired by art from United States issued patents, there are several sites on the internet that […]

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 […]