PaintCutPaste Blog Interview & Giveaway

Dear Friends of Earnest Efforts natural woodworking,

I have to say that Jen of PaintCutPaste has written one of my top favorite blog interviews ever of Earnest Efforts.  I LOVE Jen's enthusiasm and have enjoyed visiting her blog just to read about the fun her & her daughter have with art.  Her daughter, "N" is just now in kindergarten and will now have some new leaders in her life, but she is one lucky girl to have had a mom like Jen to start her journey exploring life through art.  If you would like to win one of our Wood Baby Rattles or Wood Spirit Shakers, please visit her blog, read her interview and follow the directions on how to enter to win!  You can also follow Jen & "N" on Facebook

Enjoy, be well & remember...

Take care, be good & kind, and don't forget to laugh,
Ellie Efforts (aka Heather)

TLC Natural Baby - New Online Shop

Dear Friends of Earnest Efforts natural woodworking

It is always so hard to decide what to write about first when you have lots of new good news.  So...I've decided to write two separate blog posts so each gets their own top billing!!!

TLC Natural Baby owner Tej & her son Maddox
Tej Carbone contacted us recently about carrying our wood baby rattles in her new online shop TLC Natural Baby.  The shop has been up and running for just a week now and I'm sure she would love to have you stop by for a visit.  Tej is also a certified babywearing consultant with one-on-one and group classes in the Orlando, Florida area and their new shop carries a variety of baby carriers (including slings and woven wraps) and other natural baby items.  We shipped an order of rattles to her a week ago, and they are up and ready for purchase at her shop.  You can also visit her on facebook at
Best of luck to Tej & her family and remember...

Take care, be good & kind, and don't forget to laugh,
Ellie Efforts (aka Heather)

New Friends & Exploration Into Cyber-World

Good Morning Dear Friends

Blueberry Baby's Newest Love
First of all we want to introduce you to a new friend and a future satisfied customer of Earnest Efforts baby rattles.  Blueberry Baby in Fairbanks, Alaska has been carrying our wood baby rattles since 2007.  We wish we could take a trip up to meet co-owners Betsy and Laura in person and all of their wonderful children.  Instead we get to love on them through cyber-space and we're grateful for this.  Betsy's newest love was born in September and she is a precious beauty!  She already has her first baby rattle and we can hardly wait until she's old enough to play with it!  Congratulations Betsy and her family!!!

And now, we're excited to announce that we have officially entered the 21st century with DSL and voice mail.  What a new, amazing and addictive world we entered this week.  The first day we were up and running I had our netbook set up in front of our home pc and was wondering why the mouse wasn't working on the netbook.  Ha!  So, it's Sunday morning and I'm in my sanding "uniform" sitting in our office writing to you.  Life is great!!!  We have already been posting new boxes on Etsy at lightening speed, which is about how fast they've been selling.  What a great feeling to experience - being unable to keep up with your Etsy sales.  What more can we say... 

Take care, be good & kind, and don't forget to laugh,
Ellie, Earnie & Myrtle Efforts
(aka Heather, Rick & Myrtle)