This site is moving! Also, my focus is expanding. The new site can be found at www.eventuallyahat.xyz, and there I’ll be blogging about books, crochet, knitting, bullet journalling and DIY planning, and life in general. See you there! -Katje
Hey everyone! Hope your holiday season and your January were pretty good. It’s been a while since I’ve been on here….January was mostly reserved for me recovering from 2016, and I fell ill a few times. The rest I had was sorely needed, and I hope to have more energy and focus in the near… Continue reading Turning my DIY Planner into a part-time Manifestation Board using an IKEA catalogue, glue, and crafting tape
Hey everyone! So, in light of the fundraiser I’m holding for Standing Rock and against the Dakota Access Pipeline, I thought I’d do a post about books for young environmentalists. I was raised in BC, on the West Coast, and my mother is very environment-conscious and has been most of her life. It never occurred… Continue reading Top Books for Budding Environmentalists
Hey everyone! Just a quick note that Barefoot Books is having a HUGE sale until November 28th — just enter the code “GRATEFUL” when checking out to get 25% off your order. (That is a massive discount. It is almost as much as my Ambassador discount.) If you were thinking about supporting the fundraiser I’m… Continue reading Barefoot Books Flash Sale!
Hello everyone! How is your November treating you? I hope things are going well. I wanted to talk to you today about something very important to me, that I think is probably important to you too. Right now in North Dakota the Dakota Access Pipeline is trying to lay itself across tribal lands and the… Continue reading Standing with Standing Rock
Happy World Egg Day! Yes, it’s World Egg Day, a day for celebrating and informing the world about eggs and their benefits. (There are actually a LOT of food-based holidays throughout the year. Humans really like food!) So today I’m going to briefly talk about Millie’s Chickens, a sweet book about raising happy hens and… Continue reading Book of the Week: Millie’s Chickens
On Saturday it was the 21st annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival. I’d never been before even though I’ve lived in Langley for two years, so I decided to check it out. It was raining, so I didn’t expect a massive turnout. I was wrong. The entire street was closed off for tents with vendors, food… Continue reading 21st Annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival
Hi! Katje here. Getting back into the swing of things with a Book of the Week post, I’m going to be talking today about The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jen Wojtowicz and illustrated by Steve Adams. The Boy Who Grew Flowers was an instant favourite for me and remains one of my top Barefoot… Continue reading Book of the Week: The Boy Who Grew Flowers
Hey everyone! This is just a quick note to let you know that for the month of October Barefoot Books is offering free shipping on orders of 75CAD or more. Use the code FREESHIPCA while checking out and get your shipping cost waived! Plus, you may notice something new on the site: Canadian pricing! Barefoot… Continue reading Free October shipping!
It’s been a long time since my last post here. (And for a long time this site was down.) So, 2015 was kind of a big year for me, and I ended up getting caught up in a lot of…well, life. I was ill, I got a part-time job that actually turned out to be… Continue reading Wow, that was a long hiatus!
Hello! Katje here. It’s February already! Can you believe it? I sure can’t. The theme I’ve chosen for February is Love, because Valentine’s Day is coming up and, well, I’m a total romantic. I even made my fiance a Valentine’s Day card out of construction paper this year. (Romantic and a bit dorky. ;)) Not… Continue reading Book of the Week: Dara’s Clever Trap
Hi there! Katje here. Today I’m going to talk about Baby’s First Book by Clare Beaton. (Currently discounted as part of our Winter Sale!) A photo posted by Katje (@katgoesbarefoot) on Oct 2, 2014 at 7:19pm PDT A bit about the book: Baby’s First Book is a large book full of pages that go over… Continue reading Book of the Week: Baby’s First Book
Hello there! It’s time for another Book of the Week post, and this week I’ll be covering We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs and Julia Cairns. (Currently one of the books discounted for the Winter Sale!) A photo posted by Katje (@katgoesbarefoot) on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:46am… Continue reading Book of the Week: We All Went on Safari
Hi there! Katje here. Today I’m going to talk a little about the book Alligator Alphabet by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Stephanie Bauer as part of my Book of the Week series. A photo posted by Katje (@katgoesbarefoot) on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:32am PST A bit about the book: Alligator Alphabet is a… Continue reading Book of the Week: Alligator Alphabet
Different kinds of parents are going to want different sorts of books for their kids. While I would never say that all pagans are alike — we are a very diverse group! — I have noticed that the pagan parents I know generally want to instill similar sorts of values in their children: compassion and… Continue reading Books for Pagan Parents: Top Books About Nature
Hello everyone, Katje here. Welcome to 2015! I hope the new year is treating you well so far. As it’s the first month of the year, for my Book of the Week posts I’ll be focusing on books that cover the basics: literacy, numeracy; words and numbers. Our first book is The Real Princess (A… Continue reading Book of the Week: The Real Princess (A Mathemagical Tale)
A photo posted by Katje (@katgoesbarefoot) on Dec 12, 2014 at 9:57pm PST Hi there! Katje here. It’s Christmas Eve and I want to wish you and yours a very merry and bright holiday season, filled with magic, love, and — of course — lots of reading! I’m using my downtime to catch up on… Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hi! Katje here. Whoa, it’s been a while since I posted! I am so sorry. I got super wrapped up in a bunch of things. In October I was double-booked with a Barefoot table at the 4th Annual Health and Wellbeing for Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference and volunteering at the Vancouver… Continue reading World Kindness Day
Hello everyone! Katje here. On Saturday I held a table at the Community Living Day event at Douglas Park in Langley. The event was a lot of fun and a huge success. There was live music, food, a few vendors, art work, and draws for prizes. I donated two books to the raffle — Emily’s… Continue reading Community Living Days, Douglas Park, September 27th
Welcome to the first instalment of our weekly feature here on Barefoot in Langley: Book of the Week! Every week on Friday a Barefoot Book will be given the spotlight here. I’ll talk a bit about the book, share a picture or two, and talk about what kids will get out of the book and… Continue reading Book of the Week: I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis