sad little blog

This is my sad little blog. The older brother blog that always gets neglected for the cuter, more fun little sibling blog.

I’m sorry for neglecting you. But everyone has neglected me. So I guess it was bound to happen. You were bound to fall off the face of the planet. As much as I’m in an absolute love affair with Barefoot Books, to the point that every so often a tear wells in the corner of my eye when I open my closet and see you there, which leads to me sniffing the books and hugging them and kissing them (while nobody is watching, of course). …

So since the books were to be the sole purpose for this blog, I’ve let it go because I’ve let the bookselling go.

Or at least I’ve let it slide.

I haven’t sold a book in months. Well, I take that back. I inadvertently have sold a few on my Web site, but that doesn’t count. I didn’t even try to do that. It just happens once in a while.

I’m sorry, my first blog. You were my best friend at one time. I still love you. I still have a fondness in my heart for you. I still wish more than anything that people actually READ you and READ the books and wanted to BUY them. But for some reason, Hoosiers have proven to me time and again to be NOT AT ALL INTERESTED in buying books for their children.

Which makes me sad and sick and angry and confused.

I love childrens books so much I want to sniff them and hug them and chew on them and eat them up.

I already said that, didn’t I?

Well, that’s how much I love them.

So I’ll keeep all the Barefoot Books I have in boxes in my closet. I’ll keep the adorable puppets and fun puzzles and great CDs as well.


They’re all mine. YOU CAN’T HAVE THEM.

There. Maybe by telling you you CAN’T have them, you’ll WANT them.

Did it work?



Last night, as the lights shut down around Monument Circle in Indy for Earth Hour, I wondered what I would do this year for Earth Day, and how I’d teach the kids ways to help our planet.

Then I immediately thought of all the great books Barefoot has to help us celebrate the Earth! Yay! What a wonderful way to share great stories and motivate others to do something positive for our planet.

So, here are a few ideas to get you started.

If you make a decision quickly, you can get in on FREE SHIPPING as well!

Visit Barefoot Books Indy today for more information!


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Long lost blog

Some friends who are way cooler and way more efficient than I’ll ever be sent me a note to confirm they have Barefoot blogs. It was right then and there that I realized I have one, too!

Silly me for neglecting this blog. It’s not like I have anything else to do. But it’s such a pretty blog. I like the fall photo at the top that I picked from a template. I’m sure there are literally thousands of blogs that look just like this one. But I still love the photo.

Now I just need to find something to write about. Living Barefoot for me lately has been tough. I’m trying to get back in the swing of things. I miss the books and the friends I’ve made through selling. I am cracking out the boxes and tables and receipts and books and puzzles and pens and a heavy bag of change this weekend for two full days of selling at Indy Baby Expo. I must be nuts. I haven’t sold ANYTHING in months.


So … wish me luck. This should be interesting …

Coming to the Indiana State Fairgrounds:


October 11 & 12


Shop our Barefoot Books Indy booth for the best selection of children’s books around!


Indy Baby Expo

Visit Barefoot Books Indy at Indy Baby Expo on April 26-27!

Barefoot Books Indy (www.barefootbooksindy.com) will have a special booth and reading corner where kids can take part in story time and some fun activities!

April 26-27

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Indiana State Fairgrounds

$5 entry fee



Some favorites …

I was looking through my boxes and boxes of Barefoot titles tonight and realized I should share with you some of our favorites:

*  For those who love the coast: Ship Shapes. This adorable little book teaches shapes in a different way–by pointing out the shapes on a boat! It now comes in board book size for the smallest hands!

* For anyone with a romantic side: The Boy Who Grew Flowers. This is my favorite–a sweet story about a young boy who is very different than everyone else at his school–or at least he thinks. When he finds a little girl who is just as different as he is, a sweet friendship sprouts.

* Looking for a bit of culture for your kids? Pick up any of the Barefoot titles that focus on diversity and culture. A few favorites include My Granny Went to Market, Off We Go to Mexico, and Tales from Old Ireland.


Indy Baby Expo!


Where will you be on April 26 and 27?

I know where I’ll be–at the Indy Baby Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds!

Come shop our Barefoot Books Indy booth, peruse the other vendors, get baby/toddler safety tips, hear guest speaker Dr. Lauren Dungy-Poythress, and more! Oh, and get your baby moving in the Baby Crawling Contest!!

  • IndyBabyExpo
  • Indiana’s Largest and Premiere
  • April 26 & 27, 2008
  • Indiana State Fairgrounds, Ag/Horticultural Building
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • General Admission – $5
  • Grandparents and children 5 and younger – Free!!