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“Whoa!” Barefoot’s got a 30% sale and FREE SHIPPING*!

Posted by Talula on December 8, 2009

 SALE NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

 

JUMP ON THIS SALE FAST TO FINISH YOUR  SHOPPING LIST!

30 % OFF Until 11:00 am (EST) Dec 23th, 2009!   And YES! It can be delivered by Christmas to most locations!

IF YOU HAVE WANTED TO TRY BAREFOOT BOOKS FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR YOUR FAMILY,  

OR IF YOU ALREADY LOVE BAREFOOT’S BEAUTIFUL ARTISTRY AND MULTI-CULTURAL RANGE OF TITLES —

THEN NOW IS THE TIME TO JUMP RIGHT IN AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE SEASON WITH FREE SHIPPING! * (with $35.00 minimum purchase! YAY!) 

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Faeries & Beltane

Posted by Talula on April 30, 2009

The BFB of Faeries

The BFB of Faeries

In honor of my Gaelic Irish heritage ~ I want to honor the Beltane (or Bealtaine) today with my Barefoot Book of Faeries!

To those not blessed of any Gaelic lineage in their family ~ Happy May Day!

Take a look here at this beautifully written (& narrated on the accompanying CD) by Tanya Robyn Batt (a professional faery) and gorgeously illustrated by Gail Newey and order from http://tswagon.com ( or directly from My Barefoot Bookshop ).

The Barefoot Book of Faeries     <<<<Take a closer look here!

Enjoy the Fey Stories ~ and   ~   Whoopee!  >>> Free Shipping Through may 10, 2009!

EDIT: I kept thinking about Fairy Cakes all day; so I did a little research and found these little lovelies over at>> becks & posh    << where Sam & Fred actually give you the recipe [go to their search block and put in My Favorite Posts – 2006]– and Sam says the Fairy Cake Fairies just jumped into the frame when she took the photo!

Bake Fairy Cakes & Fairies Come A-flyin!

Bake Fairy Cakes & Fairies Come A-flyin!

Also ~ if you are not a whiz in the kitchen and prefer to buy your fairycakes ~ look no further than Oprah’s List for the>>> Rum Cake Fairy   <<<   (aka Tracey Hughes) to order them online or by phone (888-488-8RUM) or (888-488-8786). Oh; I just love this site! Yummm!

Rum Cake Fairy on O' List!

Rum Cake Fairy on O' List!

 

Petit Fours in gift 7

Petit Fours in gift 7

Medium Size Minis Mix

Medium Size Minis Mix

Gift Pack 4

Gift Pack 4

I hope you have a time to share Fairy Cakes with a child or friend soon…laughing all the while and be sure to eat dessert first and dinner later ~ if there is room after Tea!       Happy May Day!
 I think I’ll just have to make some Saturday morning!     Ta – Ta Talula 
P.S. I realized later that I forgot to thank Natasha over at>>>    “children’s books for grown-ups”  <<< for being my original inspiration for this Fairy Cakes post that sent me careening all over the internet to find info to add here. You will see in the link her version of Fairy Cake (recipe included as well) which is just one of the little treats she snacks on while reading children’s books. (Sorry – I tried twice to upload the photo but it keeps disappearing on me – I guess the faeries ate it!)
Oh yeah! I also am sending some of my Fairy Cakes over to my beautiful “Grand Mia” ~ since it is her Third birthday today and she is a CRAZY Fairy Fan! Actually a “Tinkerbell” Fanatic.  🙂 Hey I have given her a lot of things with other fairies, but Of course she LLOOOVES TINK!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from a half-Irish American!

Posted by Talula on March 17, 2009

As everyone on this (American) soil knows, today – March 17th is what we celebrate as St. Patrick’s Day here in the U.S.  I know most in the U.K. and Ireland don’t celebrate this day- in fact they consider it that “Yank” holiday and laugh about it. I guess it is similar to the way most Native Americans ( my other half) feel about Columbus Day. Not exactly something to celebrate if you were on the losing side. But most of us don’t say a word, and just let folks do as they wish without enlightening them about our own subjective viewpoint.  But I digress.

What I planned to bring out was that we have some wonderful childrens books on sale this month that are based on Irish & Celtic folklore. Beautiful illustrations that celebrate the culture of the Emerald Isle and the titles that included CDs even share some of the music & stories that you might find at a Ceili!

Note: See the thumbnails on the landing page. These gorgeous titles will only be on sale until March 31, 2009 (Tales of Old Ireland, Tales of Wisdom & Wonder, Tales of Celtic Lands, The Barefoot Book of Faerytales, The Faerie’s Gift — most have the audio CD included — some beautifully narrated by Hugh Lupton or Olwyn Whelan!)

Visit here to get a taste of Irish homelands with classic stories of little old men, faeries, music, wonders and wisdom:

 March Theme Buttton

If the button doesn’t work, then click on Talula’s Wagon or Barefoot Books in the Blogroll in the right column.

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Barefoot Books Eagerly-Anticipated & Fabulous “Winter Sale 2009” Is Here!

Posted by Talula on December 30, 2008

Award Winning Books       <<CLICK HERE TO FIND CURRENT SPECIALS AND CONNECTIONS TO BOOKS FOR AFRICA!

NEWSFLASH! READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE!

IT’S BAAAACCKK!   RUNNING FROM DEC. 29 — FEB. 2, 2009!

WINTER SALE IS NOW OVER! BUT KEEP A CLOSE EYE OUT TO WATCH FOR UPCOMING  SPECIALS FOR FEBRUARY 2009 !

BAREFOOT BOOKS FABULOUS WINTER SALE IS FINALLY HERE! IF YOU LOVE AFTER-CHRISTMAS SALES — HERE IS OURS, AND YOU CAN WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS WHILE YOU’RE WATCHING FOOTBALL OR THE NEW YEARS DAY ROSE BOWL PARADE — AND STILL SHOP TO YOUR LITTLE HEART’S ALL AFLUTTER FROM ALL THE GREAT CHILDREN’S BOOKS ON SALE UP TO 80% OFF THE REGULAR PRICE!

COME ON OVER TO BROWSE AND PICK UP A GREAT BARGAIN PRICE ON A FEW THAT YOU HAVE HAD YOUR EYE ON; BY CLICKING ON THE BUTTON ABOVE!

OUR WINTER SALE IS OVER ; BUT BAREFOOT STILL HAS PLENTY OF CHOICES FOR ALL AGES IN ACTIVITY BOOKS, BOARD BOOKS, LAP BOOKS, PAPERBACKS, HARDCOVERS, SOME WITH CDS, AND EVEN A FEW OF OUR SPANISH TITLES.

 BROWSE AROUND THE BAREFOOT BOOKS SITE & ENJOY THE VARIETY OF BOOKS, PUPPETS,  AUDIO/MUSIC CD’S! AND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SHARING YOUR GIFTS  BY USING CHARITY-CONNECTED PURCHASING; LOOK NO FURTHER THAN OUR NEWEST PARTNERS — BOOKS FOR AFRICA!

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Final Chance To Order Barefoot For Christmas 2008!

Posted by Talula on December 18, 2008

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Ok Last Shot Here For All You Last Minute Shoppers…and you know who you are!

Barefoot Books Last Date to Order and Still Have Delivery Prior to Christmas 2008 is Almost Here!

<<<MONDAY DECEMBER 22… DEADLINE >>> ORDER MUST BE DONE PRIOR TO 11:30AM [EST] OR 8:30AM [PST]>>>

That leaves Friday (Dec.19), Saturday (Dec. 20) & Sunday (Dec. 21) to browse and find what you need to delight those little folks or those older folks who collect children’s literature/ great poetry volumes/or beautifully illustrated classics! And remember our puppets, multi-cultural music, and audio-books to add to the package and create a stunning gift surprise!

Then hurry to beat the final shipping date and you will get ‘rush’ delivery for the standard shipping cost!

How’s that for a last-minute bargain! Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you find a good read here for your beautiful child!

Talula

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Barefoot Limited Time Offer Free Shipping thru Dec 19, 2008

Posted by Talula on December 9, 2008

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You can still get your delivery before Christmas If You order PRIOR to 8:30 am (PST) 11:30 am (EST) Monday Dec. 22, 2008!

Order Standard Shipping & your order will be upgraded at no charge, so you will receive it before Christmas!

HOORAY! FREE SHIPPING OFFER EXTENDED AGAIN …TO MIDNIGHT FRIDAY!

Get your favorite Barefoot Books with FREE SHIPPING THRU  FRIDAY DEC. 19, 2008!

And double your shopping pleasure with a copy of  The Prince’s Bedtime. This  is a hilarious romp through the castle as EVERYONE takes a turn to try and make the prince go to sleep! This one is a wonderful and tender story, not unlike many parent’s (not to mention grandparents’ and Pre-K teachers’) own memories of trying to get a beloved child to sleep! WOULDN’T THIS ONE BE GREAT FOR CHRISTMAS EVE?

Hurry in to get your Free Shipping  before (11:59pm PST) [8:59pm EST] on Friday Dec. 19, 2008 

Shop before Monday Dec. 22 8:30 am (PST) by clicking  Banner above!

WHILE YOU’RE THERE CHECK OUT OUR DECEMBER SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFERS ON 12 CURRENT TITLES, TOO!

MULTI-CULTURAL NOTE:  SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFER ON SPANISH VERSION El Nabo Gigante.  Or Look for Diwaali The Festival of Lights! Several other multi-cultural titles on sale!

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