Welcome to Barefoot Dokusha! Here you will find reviews of the books that I have been reading - a variety of genres, but mostly YA, places I have been, and deals that can be found.

I enjoy sharing things I find with others, and hope that you enjoy them too!

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Spooktacular Halloween Hop

Halloween Hop With Us on October 30th and October 31st!


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Enter our giveaway where one winner

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over $200.00

Hop Prizes so far:

One bug cards- $12.95 Valley Games

One crow game $29.95 Valley Games

Jack Skelleton necklace $10.50 Fun and Funky Etsy Store

One $50.00 AMC card

Twitter Page Design $50.00 from Blue Ju Ju

Hand made Infused pink necklace and earrings $40.00
Agorables Artist Wallet $10.00


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Totsy Deals!

Once in a while I will find a good deal on Totsy. Here is what I am finding for today.

Median Stick Umbrella w/Silver Handle$3.50 and up umbrellas (sold out of the $2.50 ones) - a few different designs left
#28 Fleece Drawstring Pants with Screenprint $5 Toddler fleece pants - different colors
Striped Zip Hooded Jacket$6.25 Toddler zip up hoodies - different designs
Long Sleeve Polka Dot Dress$5 Toddler girl dresses

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

11 Days Til Halloween

Today we decided to make cupcakes.

We started out with a Pillsbury box cake mix, Pillsbury Halloween Funfetti orange frosting, and some cute paper liners. Since my 9 year old son was helping make these I had all the wet ingredients in their seperate bowls on the table as well so he could do it all himself.

We get the wet ingredients mixed in with the dry. This is the first time he has used an electric mixer. Well.....this is where things went bad. Had it all mixed up and it was just sticky and clumping up all on the handles! You HAVE to add the water!! You CANNOT add the water as an afterthought when everything is already mixed up.

We then had to look up a recipe to bake from scratch. I have decided I like this much better! It was so much easier than I had thought! We added Halloween colored sprinkles to make it funfetti.

So after getting it all mixed up (again), we are ready to put batter in the liners.  

Somewhere along the way my son lost his shirt ::shakes head::

And goes from sitting at one side of the table to standing on the other.....

The end result was yummy....I managed to snag one on the way out the door for work....but I have no end pictures as he was frosting while I had to get ready for work.

Here is the recipe that we used:

2 c. flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
3/4 c. fluid milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.   Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.   To mix the cake add the flour mixture slowly to butter mixture in a large bowl, beating well (300 times).   Add half of the flour mixture, then half of the milk and the vanilla. Mix (50 times). Add the eggs, beating well after each addition.   Add the remaining flour mixture, then the rest of the milk. Mix until smooth (200 times). Fill a greased, floured baking pan or 2 layer pans no than half full.   Bake at 375 degrees (moderate oven) 25 to 35 minutes until cake springs back when lightly touched near center.

Cooks.com Yellow Cake Mix

Friday, October 19, 2012

Giveaway: Glass Handbags

Don't forget to enter to win a Glass Handbag! You can't win if you don't enter!

These wonderful bags have a thin compact "cool" light in them. Great way to help you find things inside your purse!

You can find the link on the right side bar or through the link below.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

14 Days Til Halloween!

Halloween / Samhain / All Hallow's Eve / All Hallow's Evening

Halloween, Samhain, All Hallow's Eve, and All Hallow's Evening are just a few names this holiday goes by. For the Celts, Samhain was a time to honor and remember one's that have passed. It is believed that the veil to the otherworld was the thinnest at this time and allowed. In the Catholic religion it is the night before All Saints Day. All Saints Day is a day of honoring all Saints.

Witch's Hats

Witches' Hats

Monday, October 15, 2012

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

Wednesday is national Take Your Parents to Lunch Day. This gives a parents an opportunity to see how meals are served and portions passed out on lunch trays.

My son buys lunch twice a week and takes his own rest of the week. Unfortunately this coming Wednesday he will be taking his lunch as it is taco day. We are both picky eaters :)

Who will be participating and what will you be having for lunch?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Glass Handbag Giveaway!

These purses are great! There is a thin cool light inside to help you look through your purse! Great blogs hosting the giveaway! Check it out!

Iridescent Patent Leather Emerald Handle Jewel Colored Satchel Iridescent Jewel Patent Emerald Green Handle Satchel
There are so many more.....I just love the green! The link is below!

Monday, October 8, 2012

$20 shoes!!

Get a pair of shoes for half off!!! there are a variety of shoes and purses! I have ordered 2 pairs. My first were knee high boots, and the 2nd was a pair of Iron Fist heels.

Sign up through www.justfab.com/invite/jeninicole/ and you get half off your first pair. The after you place that order you can use the code isyp20 and get $20 off a 2nd pair (good for the month of October!). you are not required to make a certain number of purchases. Just by the 5th decline your current months selection. I will post new codes as I come across them.

Happy ordering!