Friday, August 22, 2014

$25 Target Gift Card Giveaway

As a thank you to our readers both here and on our facebook page and our followers on twitter, we wanted to hold a giveaway for a $25 Target gift card!!!!!

Rules are simple!!

Open to residents of the US who are 18+. Please only one entrant per household!!!!!

There is no mandatory entry, do as few or as many of the options as you like.

Giveaway will end on September 22, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. est and will be notified by us. Winner will then have 48 hours to respond to message with requested information or another winner will be chosen.

Have fun!! 

Good luck!!

Disclaimer: Giveaway is sponsored by Lollipops n' Ladybugs! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Orkin Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake Blog App & Giveaway

Have you heard of Orkin's Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake app? It is a way to find out the truth if those "tales" you hear are really true or if they are pretty much fake.

About the app:

"Daddy longlegs are poisonous.”
“Mosquitoes prefer adults over children.” 
“Ants can survive underwater.”
You’ve heard the myths about bugs before. Do you know what’s fact and what’s fake?
Take Orkin’s Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake™ Quiz to test your knowledge, and be sure to watch every clip for the scoop on these infamous bug myths.
Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop a treatment that's right for your home and your needs. To learn more about pest control that's based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit or call (844) 503-8251.

So how much do you know about bugs? Take the quiz and find out your results. In doing so, you will have a chance to win a  Orkin Scientific Back-to-School PRIZE PACK which includes:

*Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible) 

*Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler 
*Orkin Drawstring Bag 

*Orkin “Field Notes” Notebook w/ Pen

Want to learn more about Orkin and all those creepy crawly bugs that seem to be everywhere? You can find them on all the social medias:

Orkin Facebook Page:
Ask The Orkin Man® Twitter Page: 
Orkin YouTube Channel:
So, are you ready to take the quiz and try to win your very own Orkin prize pack?  

Giveaway will end on August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. and winner will have 48 hours (winners info must be in by September 4 to sponsor), to get back to me. Giveaway is only open to residents of the US who are 18+. Please no PO Boxes as the sponsor uses UPS or FedEx to ship prizes.

To make it fair to all entrants, only one winner will be allowed per household. So if you win this same prize pack from another blog you won't be eligible to win this one. Sponsor will verify winner's information to make sure that they haven't won multiple times. Lollipops n' Ladybugs isn't responsible for the shipment of prize.


All assets/pics/apps and quoted red text in this listing are provided by Orkin, LLC for promotional purposes. I received no monetary compensation for this posting and all words/thoughts/ideas are my own except for what is noted above and quoted text. However, I will receive the same prize pack as the winner will and I'm sure this will make the kiddo happy as she loves creepy crawlies.

Many thanks to PartnersHub and Orkin, LLC for allowing Lollipops n' Ladybugs to participate in this promotion.

Now, onto the giveaway. To enter check out the blog app, take the quiz and post your results as a comment. All other entries are optional!!!

Good luck!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Disney Book Group ~ Disney Junior Book Set of 6 Review

Disclaimer: As a part of the Disney Book Group I received the following books free of charge, however, my opinion is my own and was not influenced by any outside source.

Reading! I have always loved it and was hoping that it would pass down to my child and that she would find a great enjoyment in escaping into a book. Being that she has only recently been starting to read pretty good, I am surprised that she has developed a love for it already. A few times I have gone into the bedroom, expecting to find her asleep, to see her propped up with a book open on her lap. I am hoping that this love continues with her through the years.

We were invited to join the Disney Book Group a while back and receive regular shipments of new Disney books and some old favorites. The kiddo is really enjoying these shipments. She loves opening up the package and seeing which one has arrived.

One of our most recent deliveries was this 6-book set, that comes in a very handy, sturdy, case.

The box included:

Sofia the First
Jake Neverland Pirates
Doc McStuffins
Minnie Mouse

And it comes with a free eBook as well.

And this package is the Level Pre-1 for ages 3 and up and is valued at $12.99.


Pre-1 : Reader in training: Pre-K - Kindergarten.
Level 1: Beginning Reader: Pre-K - Grade 1
Level 2: Junior Reader: Kindergarten - Grade 2
Level 3: Super Reader: Grade 1 - Grade 3

Of course the first book she grabbed was Sofia the First: Sofia Makes a Friend. That seems to be one of her go to books as of recent. 

She still had some trouble with a few of the words, but with a lot of sounding out and with the help of the "pictures" that are included with the "new" words for her she was able to get through it with very little help.

The books aren't that long so the child doesn't get bored reading them. They keep their interest. The colors of the pictures are bright (and that helps keep the interest as well) and the story line is definitely understandable for a young reader. 

Though some of the words they might not have seen before or have previously learned, with a little help they can get them.  

And of course, with Sofia, there is always a lesson to be learned:

Final thoughts:

Would definitely recommend this set for your young readers. I know my kiddo loves to look at these books over and over and over again and each time she does it she adds new words to her vocabulary. 

Check this set out. Right now it is available on Amazon:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

First Things First Family Prize Pack Giveaway

Have you heard about First Things First?

If not this is what it is about:
"First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
FTF is a resource that collaborates with and is supported by a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups and individuals.
FTF accomplishes it mission through meaningful media messaging and skill building classes.Did you know:
• 24 million children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.
• Only 30% of divorces are due to infidelity, addiction or abuse, 70% of divorces are due to couples feeling disconnected.
• Couples who manage to devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely to enjoy high-quality relationships and lower divorce rates, compared to couples who do not devote as much couple time to one another.
• Fathers provide unique benefits to their daughters through their active and positive presence from the time of birth all the way through adulthood."
I'll admit that this is the first time that I have heard about it and with the way it has been for the past few days I'm thinking I wish I had heard about it before.  What has been on my mind. No time with my hubby, none and I have been starting to feel like we are growing apart.
So going through the videos, this one really hit home. Because for the past few days this has really been on my mind:

Dating your spouse (or partner) nay or yay? I know that I would love to have 10 minutes here, 30 minutes there to just catch up over a cup of coffee or a walk, just to reconnect.
What do you all think? Of course, you know that there is a giveaway attached to this. Just check out the rafflecopter form below, tell me in a blog comment what you think of the video I chosen for this post and then you can do the other optional ones as well.
What can you win?

A pretty cool prize pack.
Oh and before I forget, please check out all the videos from First Things. Which one is your favorite?
 Giveaway Rules:

Open to residents of the US who are 18+. Giveaway will end on August 14, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. and winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Please no PO boxes as sponsor uses FedEx or UPS to shop the prizes out. Only one entrant per household please.

Each household is only allowed to win one prize pack. So if you have won on another blog you will not be eligible to win from this one. Sponsor will verify all winner's information,

Disclaimer: All asset and videos in this posting are supplied by First Things First. All words, except for quoted red text, are my own. Prize will be supplied by First Things First. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of prize.

Many thanks to PartnersHub and First Things First for allowing us to participate in this promotion.