Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wooden Rattles by Earnest Efforts Review/Giveaway

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You asked for reviews on natural toys and I heard you!
I love browsing on Etsy to find new, fun, natural stuff. One day when browsing I came across the funnest little baby rattle. I love rattles, and what baby doesn't like them?

BUT . . . these ones are wood. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about slivers and such as I have done a bit of woodworking. How would they get the wood smooth enough for a baby to chew on it?

Well, I did some researched and asked some questions, and I now know!
Do you want to know?
Earnest Efforts is a Mama and Pappa company. They love to make these fun and unique rattles and the other items they make.
They hand sand all of their rattles to get rid of the splinters, and then they finish with Clapham's all-natural bees wax. They don't use any stains, so no chemicals!
I wasn't totally convinced until I got these in the mail.

They are AMAZING!!!! They are so smooth and the rattle is perfect. Any baby would love this natural toy. I don't have a baby any more, but I do have a cute little niece that lives just over the mountain. Meet Illyana! A cutie huh?

Needless to say she is loving her new toy! There are a few of those toys that are essential to go in the diaper bag when tripping around... this amazing rattle makes it on that list!
In fact I enjoy playing with the one I have to give to one of you lucky folks!
I guess that is why they make some that are for adults . . . really they do!
They call these Spirit Shakers. They are a palm rattle for relaxation. They also make amazing and beautiful wood boxes. These they craft from rescued wood, and they use the natural cuts they find to sculpt these masterpieces!

If you want to make a purchase for your little one or a gift for another. You can purchase direct from Earnest Effort on their Etsy shop or you can find a retailer on their Locate a Store page.

You have the opportunity to win one of Earnest Efforts natural baby rattle.
The giveaway item is the dark colored rattle pictured here, I believe it is a walnut wood.

***Remember to leave a separate comment for each additional entry and include your email address in your comments!***
YOU MUST DO THIS TO WIN!!
See my giveaway instructions here for more information.

Mandatory entry: follow my blog AND visit Earnest Efforts on Etsy and favorite their shop.

2 Entries: follow Earnest Efforts new blog
2 entries: share Earnest Efforts on etsy with 5 friends ('share' can be found on left hand side under 'Actions')
2 entries: What other item that I did not mention does Earnest Efforts make?
3 entries: grab Earnest Efforts shop button -give me a link to where you put it

Earnest Efforts Natural Woodworking

3 entries: grab Earnest Efforts blog button -give me a link to where you put it

Earnest Efforts Natural Woodworking Blog

3 entries: post about this giveaway on a forum. -let me know what forum
5 entries: blog about this giveaway include links to 6 and STILL Sane and Earnest Efforts shop. -give me a link to your blog.
1 entry per tweet: tweet about this giveaway. This can be done 2 times a day at least 4 hrs apart. Include @6andStillSane, #giveaways and #naturaltoy. -leave the URL for your tweet.
1 entry: follow @6andStillSane on twitter -counts for past followers
1 entry: fan 6 and STILL Sane on FB -counts for past fans
1 entry: subscribe to my blog by email -counts for past subscriptions
10 entries: make a purchase from Earnest Efforts

This Giveaway is Closed!
Thanks for entering !

94 comments:

Michelle said...

I follow your blog and I like Earnest Efforts on Etsy.

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Michelle said...

I am a fan of 6 and Still Sane on Facebook.

Michelle said...

Earnest Efforts also makes drawers.

Feminine Essence said...

Well, I couldn't figure out how to like them so I added them to my favorites. And I already follow your blog.

Feminine Essence said...

Follow Blog

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follow blog 2

Feminine Essence said...

Wooden boxes

Feminine Essence said...

Wooden Drawers

Feminine Essence said...

Fan of yours on Facebook

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twitter follower

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Subscribe to your blog.

melanemac said...

Subscribed to your blog and favorited on Etsy.

melanemac said...

following earnest efforts blog
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joshua said...

subscribed to the blog, am a follower, liked, and i love the wodden boxes!! jmsroufe@hotmail.com

Tara said...

follow blog. faved Earnest Efforts on Etsy.
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Tara said...

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Tara said...

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sradke1024 said...

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sradke1024 said...

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Dani said...

I follow your blog and faved them on Etsy (LuckyDucky10)
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Dani said...

I follow earnest efforts blog. entry 1
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Dani said...

I follow earnest efforts blog. entry 2
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Dani said...

I subscribe to your blog via email.
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Dani said...

They also sell unique driftwood boxes.
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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

Blog follower via GFC and added Earnest efforts to my fav on Etsy.
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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I like the Black Walnut Drawers with Mask Knobs.
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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

I tweeted:
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I follow you on twitter
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I follow you on facebook.
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Kris said...

follow the blog and added EE on etsy

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Kris said...

Entry 1: Follow EE's blog

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Entry 2: Follow EE's blog

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Kris said...

Entry 1: They also make wooden hair barrettes

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Kris said...

Entry 2: They also make wooden hair barrettes

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Kris said...

follow you on twitter

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Kris said...

like you on fb

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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

I follow your blog and faved them on Etsy (natertotsmommy)

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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

I follow Earnest Effort's blog

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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

#1 Earnest Efforts shop button

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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

Follow on twitter (@lifesemicrunchy)

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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

fan on facebook

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YogaMama said...

I follow you and <3 their shop.

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YogaMama said...

They also make Wood Hair Barrettes. #1

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YogaMama said...

They also make Wood Hair Barrettes. #2

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YogaMama said...

I follow you on twitter. (soapsbysonia)

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I like you on facebook.

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I subscribe to your blog via email.

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Mama of the littles said...

I follow you via GFC, and I favor their shop!
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Mama of the littles said...

I follow earnest efforts new blog.
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Mama of the littles said...

They also make spirit shakers #1
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Mama of the littles said...

They also make spirit shakers #2
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Mama of the littles said...

I posted this giveaway on FB #1
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Mama of the littles said...

I posted this giveaway on FB #2
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Mama of the littles said...

I posted this giveaway on FB #3
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Mama of the littles said...

I blogged about this giveaway... #1
http://lifewithmylittles.blogspot.com/2010/09/wooden-rattle-giveaway-ends-sept-20th.html
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Mama of the littles said...

I blogged about this giveaway... #2
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Mama of the littles said...

I blogged about this giveaway... #3
http://lifewithmylittles.blogspot.com/2010/09/wooden-rattle-giveaway-ends-sept-20th.html
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Mama of the littles said...

I blogged about this giveaway... #4
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Mama of the littles said...

I blogged about this giveaway... #5
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Mama of the littles said...

I like 6 and still sane on FB.
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Fianna said...

I follow your blog AND visited Earnest Efforts on Etsy and favorited their shop.

Fianna said...

I followed Earnest Efforts blog entry 1.

Fianna said...

I followed Earnest Efforts blog entry 2.

Fianna said...

Earnest Efforts also makes Black Walnut Drawers with Mask Knobs entry 1.

Fianna said...

Earnest Efforts also makes Myrtlewood Driftwood Box entry 2.

Fianna said...

I follow @6andStillSane on twitter.

Fianna said...

I am a fan of 6 and STILL Sane on FB.

Knocked Up and Nursing said...

Daily tweet:
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Jessie said...

I follow the blog and favorited the shop

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Jessie said...

They also make drawers with masks

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Jessie said...

They also make drawers with masks

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Diaper Dad said...

Following you on GFC and Favorited Earnest Efforts on Etsy.

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Diaper Dad said...

Following Earnest Efforts on GFC

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Diaper Dad said...

Following Earnest Efforts on GFC 2

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Diaper Dad said...

Shared Etsy link

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Diaper Dad said...

Shared Etsy link 2

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Diaper Dad said...

You did not mention that they make barrettes.


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Diaper Dad said...

You did not mention that they make barrettes. 2


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Diaper Dad said...

tweet

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Diaper Dad said...

Following you on Twitter


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Diaper Dad said...

Following you on FB


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subscribed via email



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meeyeehere said...

I follow,favorite and I like the Redwood Box from the shop,it is very natural and manly.I love it
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