Talula’s Barefoot Books Blog

A running commentary on life as an online bookstore owner after 25 years in Early Childhood Education.

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Feeling stronger

Posted by Talula on August 31, 2010

Hey Fellow Bloggers!
Just wanted to check in with a little report on my progress. am feeling a bit stronger lately, and the doc says I can skip a month of coming in to see him (Hooray; that’s a great birthday present for me!)

However I do know that its enevitable (sp?) that when I go back it will be to discuss the next level of my treatment plan. Not looking forward to that – different meds, more side effects with possible complications. But all in all — I guess its good that I;m still breathin’ since it could have been a different story if I had not gone to the docs when I did last january.

Still a little bit hard to sit long on the boards, so I’ll try to post more later this week. Hope everyone remembers to read a great favorite book with your little one(s). “That is the REAL quality time to spend with your babies!” Cuddling, snuggling, and hearing our native spoken languages with passion and love…enjoy yours tonite…Talula.

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We Are Almost at Launch of New Barefoot Books Site; Whoopee!

Posted by Talula on June 30, 2009

 <<<<< WE HAVE LAUNCHED!      JUMP INTO OUR SITE AT THE RED & GREEN BUTTON!

Unveiling the new Barefoot Books Ambassador websites! (Insert High-five here!)

After a LOT of hard work by many, many individuals within the Barefoot Books corporate & booksellers ranks; we have made it down to the wire. We are steadily editing and posting new info 24/7 on the new sites to prepare them for the anticipated launch date of July 1, 2009.

“Yes; you heard right! Tomorrow is the planned start date.”

OOPS! THERE HAS BEEN A BIT OF DELAY AS WE RE-DO LINKS! The logo above should be working today asap!

As of this minute — the launch is still on schedule. We are all prepping, tweaking, and polishing all the parts to give our wonderful customers a seamless and more productive web experience in our online Barefoot Books Ambassador sites.

Last year, our Founders decided to fold the old Stallholder sites into the main hosting server to simplify our systems;   and in the process – revamped the whole kit & kaboodle. The whole Barefoot Books site has been rebuilt to make it more user-friendly for both our customers and booksellers, the Stallholder system has been renamed – we are now Barefoot Books “Ambassadors” – and the whole visual and functional aspects of the Barefoot Books online presence has been reborn!

We have added many new functions for customers; like bigger & clearer photos of the books, reviews, wishlists, community event locations with Google maps,  samples of audio clips and immediate links to their very own personal shopper (the original Ambassador who introduced them to Barefoot Books). The navigation of the site is much faster and more intuitive! Community Events and Fundraising sections are easier to find and use! Plus, corporate added many new ways for the booksellers to keep up with their customers more efficiently; and now it is easier to follow your favorite Barefoot artists & illustrators! You can even send comments on the artist/illustrator’s  own pages by finding their profile listing through the search box.  These are just a few of the features added to the new and improved version of Barefoot Book’s online store! We are so happy to share our new look with all our old friends and customers, that we are about to burst with excitement & anticipation!  But; for these last few hours: I need to go back and keep polishing and tweaking.  So see you in a flash!

I will post a link as soon as we have the official launch button moment! Then you can surf the new place, bookmark my landing page, create a wishlist and browse new books to your little hearts content! Oh, and don’t forget to look for our latest July special buys!

STAY TUNED HERE FOR THE MOMENT WE PRESS THE “GO LIVE!” BUTTON!

WE ARE NOW LIVE !

Ta Ta, Talula

Talula Ready To Bring Barefoot Books To You!

Talula Ready To Bring Barefoot Books To You!

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Earth Hour, Whole World, Barefoot Books & Earth Hour 2009

Posted by Talula on March 28, 2009

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Click  ^ ^^ the banner above to find Earth Tales/Whole World/Yoga Planet books!

 

EDIT: Congratulations! Many millions of people ~ 3,929 cities/towns (at last count this morning) joined in on Earth Hour 2009.

Tonite is the night for Earth Hour 2009!  See it live on http://earthhour.org/home !

IT HAS BEGUN! OCEANA STARTED THE MOVEMENT & CHINA IS NOW GOING DARK IN THE WATER CUBE & BIRD’S NEST AT THIS VERY MOMENT! FOLLOW THE WORLD AS SHE GOES DARK FROM THE EARTH HOUR WEBSITE! PRETTY COOL TO WATCH!   YEAH HUMANS — WE CAN DO THIS! Yay! We made a HUGE impact on the awareness of ecological issues – Thanks to everyone who joined in around the world!

NOW SHARE THIS WITH YOUR LAWMAKERS:  WITH LETTERS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD FROM EARTH HOUR ORG. TO LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE SERIOUS AND WANT THEIR VOTE ON A POST-KYOTO DIRECTIVE IN  COPENHAGEN when they meet in December 2009!

Listen to your heart and show your children that WE CAN CARE and WE CAN DO SOMETHING TOGETHER TO HELP THE WORLD WE LIVE ON!

See my earlier post on how  join Earth Hour 2009 and to turn off your lights at 8:30pm – 9:30pm time (your local time) and join over 2,500 3,929 cities/towns now involved around the world.

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Announcement:  FREE SHIPPING UNTIL MAY 10, 2009!

Pick up our new “Earth Tales”, “Whole World” or “Whole World” & “Yoga Planet” Activity Books for your kids to enjoy a little environmental fun  (find them at the Banner in the top of this post) or at >>> Talula’s Wagon <<<

AND THANKS FOR READING MY BLOG AND RESPONDING IN SUCH A POSITIVE WAY!  Ta – Ta from Talula.

 

Here is a great Earth Hour Video you might like.

http://video.liveearth.org/video/WWF-Earth-Hour-Candle

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Have a (Woman’s) Heart! Barefoot February 2009

Posted by Talula on February 6, 2009

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Ok, everybody out there got their ‘GO RED’ on?

Today is “Go Red” Day! The day for the national campaign from the American Heart Association’s tribute to women’s heart health. To remind women to live heart-healthy and learn the symptoms of heart attacks or disease; the AMA asks all of us to wear red today! And as a woman who has seen 10 of my extended family members have heart attacks – I always promote this for them in any way I can get it across. Talking with friends, acquaintances, and now here on my blog. Please – Please learn the symptoms of heart attack in women (it is usually very different symptoms than the classic chest or arm pain that most folks know about). It can be in the form of back pain, neck/jaw spasms, severe headache, upper abdominal pain; or even no pain at all! To find out more about it and possibly save the life of someone you love (or yourself) – go to the AMA website to learn more.

American Heart Association website

And now back to your regular scheduled programing; here is the latest from Barefoot Books!

Barefoot Books February Specials can be found by clicking the Barefoot Banner above. Just click one of the pages of the February Flyer to see new titles or old favorites for your little one’s reading pleasure!

WATCH FOR THE SPRING SNEEK PEEK COMING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS! I HAVE 4 PAGES OF NEW RELEASES AND OLD FAVORITES IN UP-DATED FORMATS ON THEIR WAY TO OUR WAREHOUSE AS WE SPEAK!

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND HOPE YOU LOOK FABULOUS IN YOUR “GO RED” OUTFIT!

SEE YA, TALULA!

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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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