Barefoot Books Giveaway

Posted on Tuesday 29 July 2008

 This contest is closed. Thanks for your entries!

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Every quarter, Bloggy Giveaways hosts a huge carnival where hundreds (no joke – there are at least 400 already as I write this) of blogs give away cool prizes. All you have to do is visit, follow the directions (usually quite simple) and cross your fingers. You can start right here!

As you may know, I am a Stallholder with Barefoot Books. In other words, I’ve got the great privilege of sharing theLittle Leap Forward Cover Art most amazing, intelligent, multicultural children’s books with my friends, family and readers. This month, we have released our first full-color illustrated young adult novel entitled Little Leap Forward. It is the story of a young boy coming of age in China during the Cultural Revolution. You can hear more about the based-on-true-life story from the author Guo Yue in a wonderful video on the Barefoot Books website. Little Leap Forward is one of many great books on Chinese culture from Barefoot Books. It’s the perfect time to learn more about China (good and bad) as the 2008 Summer Olympics approach.

So, by now you’re wondering… what’s the giveaway already?! I am giving away a $25 gift card to Barefoot Books. You can use it to purchase Little Leap Forward, or any other item in our award-winning collection of books and gifts. Simply visit my Barefoot Books website and poke around. Return back and leave a comment on which item you think you’d purchase (other than Little Leap!) and why. Make sure I have a way to contact you! Please note that my comments are moderated, so they may take some time to appear. The giveaway will run until Friday, August 1, 2008 at 11:55pm EST. The winner will be chosen at random from all of the eligible comments. *Sorry this contest is open to folks with US mailing addresses only. One entry per person/email.
If you fall in love with Barefoot while browsing around, I’d like to share that you can also become a Stallholder or affiliate for free! You can sell our gorgeous books to others, reap the lovely discount, earn from sales through your own blog/website and know that you’re part of a company that believes that our children deserve the best. Barefoot also strives to be a green company, so you can feel good about that as well. Visit my site to register or inquire for more information.

And lastly, as a thank you for visiting my blog, I am offering my readers 10% off on all purchases from my site using the link below. Please remember that you MUST click on the banner in order for your discount to go through.

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Christy @ 12:22 am
Filed under: Barefoot Books andBook of the Month andMe
Reading Books Online for Free

Posted on Sunday 27 July 2008

I love books, of course. So I was excited to find out that there are a number of places online where you can read full books for free. I’m not a huge fan of reading on my computer (I spend so much time on here as it is), but it’s great to be able to really preview when shopping online. I’m especially excited about the kids’ books.

Check out my article on About.com: Read Books Online for Free.

Christy @ 11:45 pm
Filed under: Me andSuggested Sites
Food Allergy Update

Posted on Sunday 20 July 2008

Well, Bug’s allergy results were not quite as positive as we had hoped. The egg allergy is still there and was classified by the nurse as a “major” reaction. The skin welts from the walnuts and peanuts were so large that they ran into each other, so there was no question on those. The soy allergy seems to be gone and we have reintroduced soy into his diet. This is actually a big thing. Although he could have soybean oil and soy lecithin, the most common soy ingredients in non-soy foods, soy flour and soy protein are also surprisingly common. We now have a lot more flexibility on meats, breads and other products. Still, we were counting on the egg allergy to go away. In fact, I was hoping for a celebratory brunch after the appointment. No such luck. We’ll keep hoping, I guess.

LadyBug’s allergy blood test for the common 8 food allergies came back negative, which is wonderful news. That could, of course, change at any time, but for now it’s a relief. It won’t change the type of foods we have at home, but it will make it less stressful to take her out to eat and, of course, once she starts school.

Christy @ 5:05 pm
Filed under: Me
Happy Birthday, LadyBug

Posted on Friday 11 July 2008

My LadyBug turns 1 today. She’s cuddly, sweet, mischievous, adorable, crafty and a bit of a handful. We love her!

Christy @ 11:42 pm
Filed under: LadyBug
Winning is Fun

Posted on Wednesday 2 July 2008

It’s no secret that I like video games. It’s also no secret that Big Guy loves them more. So, I’m thrilled to see that Literary Illusions is giving away a DS Lite and some games. I hope I win!
You can also enter the contest if you like. It ends at midnight on July 3. Let me know if you win!

Christy @ 9:27 pm
Filed under: Me