Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lawn Ornaments That Beautify Your Porch: PART ONE

16" Solar Light Lighthouse
$36.00 on SALE

Solar Hummingbird Chime
Only $24.95
Starting with your eye level or above, lawn ornaments such as wind spinners and wind chimes offer a great welcoming feel to any outdoor and indoor space.  These kinds of lawn ornaments entertain while adding a pleasant sound or view to look at.  They are a great conversation starter and look beautiful wherever they are.  Wind chime lawn ornaments come in all different kinds and sizes.  You can even make great centerpieces for your table using lawn ornaments.  Some good suggestions for where to place your wind chimes would be near a doorway.  Wind spinner lawn ornaments are usually seen hanging from a hook stand in your yard.  However, there are ways you can hang these beautiful lawn ornaments from the ceiling of your porch for display.  A corner spot is usually the best for wind spinners so they catch as much of the breeze that comes in from the windows as possible.  Make sure your wind spinners are fanned out properly to get the most spinning action.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ovallusions Wind Spinners Only $23.00

Find the perfect Ovallusions wind spinner for yourself or a friend!  These wind spinners are the perfect size for any garden, patio, yard or porch.  Here is a list of the different themed Ovallusions wind spinners we have: 



Sun, Moon & Stars

Heart Roses
Eagle Head

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ideas for Solar Garden Lights as centerpieces or guiding path

When designing your garden consider adding solar garden lights all throughout or if you prefer in one spot.  You can make a path using stepping stones and place solar garden lights guiding this path into the night.  What a wonderful way to enjoy the night and your garden at the same time.  Solar garden lights also make great centerpieces in any garden or yard.  If you have a flower patch or small garden, place a solar light wind spinner or solar powered wind chime on a hook stand in the middle of the flowers or plants.  This will allow a shimmering glow to cast over the flowers and plants for all to see and enjoy. Here are a few solar garden lights to get you started:

Lighthouse Solar Light Lamp
Solar Hummingbird Chime
Hummingbirds Solar Light Wind Spinner 
Was $42.00 Now Only $36.00
Click HERE for more Solar Garden Lights!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snowman Wind Spinner

Only $28 plus shipping!
There is still time to get this beautiful snowman wind spinner as a gift or for yourself to greet your guests for your Christmas get-together!  This wind spinner spins so easily in the slightest of breezes you will have a hard time keeping up with it.  Hurry while supplies last!

Solar Garden Lights

Solar garden lights are fun and attractive garden décor to add to any backyard.  These beauties are powered by the sun’s energy during the day and light up at night.  Solar garden lights can be anything from solar light wind spinners to solar light garden stakes to solar powered lanterns and lamps.  There are many options to choose from and many benefits to them all.  Here is a brief visual of how solar powered lights work:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

NEW Everlasting Bonsai Tree - Indoors or Out!

Everlasting Bonsai Tree
$34.95 was $39.95

Bring a little green in your home this winter with this beautiful Everlasting Bonsai Tree and take out on the patio come spring.  This beautiful lawn ornament serves as lawn decor or interior decor and lasts forever and is virtually maintenance-free!  Lawn ornaments like this one make great gifts for anybody that likes to get more out of their garden decor when it comes to tight spaces.  

Monday, November 29, 2010

Large Grasshopper Lawn Ornament

When talking about interesting lawn ornaments, here is a good one!  But it's more than just interesting; it was created with lawn and garden tools!  Here is a clip on how it was created.  What types of crazy or interesting lawn ornaments have you seen?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Number One Christmas Present Idea This Holiday Season: Bird Feeders

Bird feeders are the number one Christmas present idea.  There are a ton of different types of bird feeders to choose from.  There are tube bird feeders, squirrel proof bird feeders, cage bird feeders, suet bird feeders, platform bird feeders, hopper bird feeders, hummingbird feeders and more.   When choosing a bird feeder for somebody as a gift, there are some things to consider first.  Where do they live?  Do they have any bird feeders already?  What types of birds are most popular in their area?  Do they need squirrel proof bird feeders?  What is the ease of care and maintenance of the bird feeders?  All these considerations will help you determine what bird feeder will suit your friend and wild birds the best.  Bird feeders bring so much joy into the world of any backyard enthusiast.

Why wait? Shop and save one day earlier!!!

We are now giving you an early start on huge savings starting tomorrow, on Turkey day, November 25th. Enjoy 25% off your entire order starting one day earlier! Go ahead, get that one thing you've been itching to get or get all your Christmas shopping done while savings are good!  We have
wind spinners

wind chimes

bird feeders

wood bird houses 
decorative bird houses
bird baths

stepping stones

garden statues

garden planters
solar garden lights
garden stakes
dog wind spinners
solar light wind spinners
gazing ball wind spinners
and more! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

25% OFF Every Order this Friday, November 26th ONLY!

This Friday only: Shop and save 25% on your entire order at!  Shop for Christmas presents, birthday presents, or any other gifts you are needing and save big this year!  Enter in coupon code: GIVETHANKS at is good ONLY this Friday, November 26th!

Solar Garden Lights

Solar Garden Lights are a hot item in today's gardens and backyards.  We have many solar garden lights to choose from at including solar light wind spinners, solar light lamps, and solar statues!
12" Solar Light Butterflies 
$36.00 was $42.00

Pagoda Solar Light
$33.95 was $39.95

  • Requires one AA battery (not included).
  • Ceramic.
  • 6 5/8" diameter x 8 1/2" high.
Reading Time Fun Solar Light Lamp Statue

  • Weight 5.5 lbs.
  • Polyresin.
  • 11 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 16" high.

Monday, November 22, 2010

10 Homemade Pesticides for Your Yard and Garden

For some of you this may not apply to you as it is the beginning of the winter season but found this article to be of some great value for those of you turning green!

Wind Spinners: Number 2 Christmas Present for the Backyard Enthusiast

12" Pug Dog Spinner, Colors: Black or Copper $30.00
The number two Christmas present idea is a metal wind spinner.  Wind spinners have come a long way since whirligigs and pinwheels.  There are different shapes, sizes, themes, colors and materials metal wind spinners come in.  The best material of wind spinners is made of stainless steel so that you can display your wind spinners outdoors year-round and not have to worry about them rusting.  Stainless steel does not rust; therefore, a wind spinner made of this material will not only last a long time but look just as beautiful everyday as the day you bought it.  Wind spinners can be hung indoors and out, for example, from your rear-view mirror in your car, on a window in an office or home, on a Christmas tree as an ornament, in the entryway of a business, outside on a porch bracket, or hanging from a hook stand anywhere in your yard.  There are solar light wind spinners, dog wind spinners, large wind spinners, small wind spinners, themed wind spinners, colorful wind spinners, gazing ball wind spinners and a lot more designs of wind spinners to choose from.  

All of OutdoorMama's wind spinners are made of 400 series 18-gauge stainless steel and are backed by a Lifetime Rustproof Guarantee!!  

12" Angel Wind Spinner - Brass Was $32.00 Now $30.00

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Top 3 Christmas Present Ideas for the Backyard Enthusiast: Number 3

Number three Christmas present idea is a wind chime.  Wind chimes are an easy present to give to your backyard enthusiast or anybody who loves the pleasant sounds and calmness wind chimes bring to any atmosphere.  Wind chimes can be hung anywhere, indoors and out, and don’t require a lot of space.  You do not even need a backyard to display a wind chime.  Wind chimes also come in many different sizes, themes and materials.  Some popular wind chimes include: bamboo wind chimes, wood wind chimes, metal wind chimes, personalized wind chimes and homemade wind chimes.  Bamboo wind chimes and wood wind chimes tend to create a more calming sound.  Metal wind chimes are more crystal clear and upbeat sounds.  Personalized wind chimes can be any type of material or sound but the purpose or meaning behind them is what’s most important.  Homemade wind chimes can be made of a bunch of old silverware.  These wind chimes may be fun projects to do with your kids.

J.W. Stannard Dove $59.95
Temple Gate $15.95

Painted Metal Butterfly $14.95

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Squirrel Boss Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

If anybody has one of these squirrel proof bird feeders or has heard of them, please speak up.  This is the first time I've seen or heard of this kind of bird feeder and wondering what others think about it.  Read the article and share your thoughts...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Improve the Appearance Around Your Bird Feeders While Attracting More Birds!

Here is a list of plants that are bird-friendly to plant under or around your bird feeders!  These plants will attract more birds while at the same time decorate your bird feeding area.  Bird feeders aren't (typically) the most decorative pieces of garden decor you can put in your lawn, unless you buy decorative bird feeders, so why not try one or more of these flowering plant ideas around your bird feeders!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fall Bazaar/Craft Show & Bake Sale: Elks Lodge at the Hillcrest Shopping Center

All you southwestern Minnesotans, come join us this weekend, November 13th, from 10:00am-3:00pm for the Fall Bazaar/Craft Show & Bake Sale at the Elks Lodge (Hillcrest shopping center) in Rochester.  This event is sponsored by the Rochester Doe's and has the best selection of baked goodies you will find in the area as well as a variety of crafts and holiday gifts for the upcoming giving seasons!  Come visit our Wind Spinner stand and see for yourself how beautiful our Solar Light Wind Spinners are along with some of our Dog Wind Spinners and  Seasonal Wind Spinners.  While supplies last: Our wind spinner display is not expected to last long so get there early so you don't miss any of our spinners!

Turn Simple Garden Decor Into Indoor Holiday Decorations

3", 4" & 8" Wind Spinners

There are lots of ways to decorate your indoors for the holidays.  Have you considered bringing in some garden decor?  These small wind spinners are perfect indoor garden decor for the holidays.  These wind spinners come in sizes as small as 3", 4" and 8 inches.  Not only are they the perfect garden decor for indoors, but they make even better small gifts for your co-workers holiday party, you Godmother/Godfather, Grandma/Grandpa, etc.  They can be used as Christmas tree ornaments or hung in the kitchen window above your sink.  Wherever you decide to put them these cutsie wind spinners will bring in the outdoors all winter long!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Get This Thanksgiving Wind Spinner In Time for the Holidays

Only $28.00
Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with this beautiful Thanksgiving Wind Spinner decor.  I shall be the perfect gift for Thanksgiving as well as we all have the opportunity, not only on Thanksgiving day, but every day to be so thankful and greatful for all that we have.  This wind spinner will remind people day in and day out of what we should be thankful for today!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just In: Audubon by Woodlink Wren Bird House Kit

Audubon by Woodlink Wren Bird House Kit $19.95
This easy to assemble wren bird house is a great project for kids and adults. Includes all hardware and a metal hanging cable.  Buy one today and make a project out of it with your kids!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Seasons Are Changing

I caught this picture outside this morning and it got me thinking how fast Autumn has come and almost gone!  Sadly enough I haven't seen many birds around anymore even though we have kept our bird feeders out and filled still.  But this nest will be waiting for them when they return and our bird feeders will be stocked with their favorite foods once again come spring.  We'll see if some stick it out for the winter!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How do You Manage the Mosquitos in your Bird Bath?

Bird baths can bring a lot of entertainment to any lawn and garden.  But some people have problems with mosquitos hovering around or near a bird bath.  There are a few things you can do in order to keep your bird baths from turning into a mosquito breeding pool:
1) You can change the water often.  You'll want to change the water at least once or twice a week.  The typical mosquito goes from egg to adult in 7-10 days depending on the temperature/food available. By changing the water weekly you will prevent the cylce from completing. EFFECTIVENESS: 100%
2) Circulation. By having moving water the mosquito will not lay eggs/larvae can’t develop. This sounds good, but I have found mosquito larvae in moving water before (along the edges). EFFECTIVENESS:75-100%
3) Larvicide. A common larvicide (larvae killer) is available at most hardware stores. Look for the active ingredient of Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis isrealiensis) as it causes the larvae to die. It is VERY species specific and will not injure birds or any other creatures deciding to cavort in your birdbath. EFFECTIVENESS: 99.99999% (Almost perfect!!)

So don't let these pesty little insects turn you away from enjoying one of the most entertaining lawn and garden pieces you can have ever have in your garden...a beautiful bird bath!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Top 3 Reasons Why Wind Spinners Make The Perfect Birthday Gift

Wind Spinners make the perfect birthday gifts for anybody and here are 3 good reasons why:
1) Wind spinners are unique - not everybody receives a wind spinner for a birthday present!
2) There are a lot of different sizes, shapes, colors, themes and types of wind spinners to choose from - solar light, winged sensations, gazing ball, ovallusions, themed, 3-8", 12" and dog breeds.
3) For you (the buyer) you have a great birthday gift idea for years to come to help build a beautiful collection of wind spinners for that person you buy for year after year.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve." --Max Planck

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Birthday Gifts – Wind Spinners, Lawn Ornaments & Bird Feeders

It can be difficult trying to come up with new birthday gift ideas year after year.  You can always go the collection route “what do they collect?” or the new trend for that year, like those never-ending charm bracelets.  But those only go so far.  Why not try wind spinners, lawn ornaments or bird feeders!  These everlasting gifts can go a long way in anybody’s backyard.

Wind Spinners are a great birthday gift for anybody.  There are solar light wind spinners, gazing ball wind spinners, themed wind spinners, small, medium and large wind spinners, different shaped wind spinners, dog wind spinners, you name it and you’ll find it.  If the person you are shopping for loves hummingbirds, cardinals, butterflies or anything with wings really, you have an abundant selection of beautiful wind spinners to choose from.  Solar light wind spinners light up any dark patio, deck or backyard setting.  Not only do they light up but they spin in the slightest breeze to provide an even more enjoyable experience.  Solar light wind spinners are especially a great gift for a friend or family member in a nursing home as it provides something beautiful and entertaining to watch out their window.  You can even get wind spinners as small as 3-4” in diameter to hang in the window, rear-view mirror or as a Christmas tree ornament.

When you think of lawn ornaments you probably think of pink flamingo garden stakes or hideous views of a lady bent over in her garden.  Although these are popular garden ornaments, there are still so much more out there to choose from.  Lawn ornaments can be anything from wind spinners, wind chimes, garden statues, garden stepping stones, garden stakes, garden gnomes, lanterns, solar light décor, flower pots and planters, and more.  Whatever your fancy, what makes great lawn ornaments is something you love and tying it together with other lawn ornaments in your backyard setting.  You could help start or add to somebody’s backyard a beautiful collection of lawn ornaments as a birthday gift year after year.  The possibilities here are endless.

If you are shopping for a bird lover or someone who is not into all the cutsie, gaudy lawn ornament décor, bird feeders, bird houses and bird baths may be the perfect solution.  Bird feeders provide so much more than just food for birds.  They invite wildlife into your backyard and if maintained consistently and properly they will keep them coming back year after year.    Complimenting the bird feeders with bird houses and bird baths only will increase wildlife traffic.  What a rewarding feeling!  This has got to be one of the most thoughtful birthday gifts because it not only benefits the birds and the person you are buying for but also benefits the circle of life.  If you are stuck on deciding what bird feeder to buy, hummingbird feeders are an easy and rewarding one to start with.  Tube bird feeders, platform bird feeders and suet bird feeders are other popular ones to buy.  To compliment these feeders buy a package of bird seed or nectar to get them started.  For hummingbird feeders provide an easy home-made nectar recipe (1 part sugar to 4 parts water: boil water, add sugar to dissolve, cool and pour).  Each year after, you can continue with bird food or another bird feeder, bird house or bird bath idea.

Wind spinners, lawn ornaments and bird feeders provide endless and timeless gift ideas for birthdays and/or other gift-related holidays.  If you are still not sure, try some of these gift ideas for yourself first and I guarantee you will enjoy them and want to add more.  These easy birthday gift ideas will be the hottest items for years to come as more and more wind spinners, lawn ornaments and bird feeders are added to any outdoor space.  

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stay Connected on Twitter...

Follow us on Twitter!  On Twitter you will find other followers that you may be interested in following.  The more people staying connected the more creative ideas we can come up with for use of lawn ornaments in your yard. Stainless steel wind spinners, beautiful garden statues, garden gnomes, stepping stones, graceful and peaceful wind chimes and more! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dress Up Any Boring Space with Wind Spinners

3" Cross Only $7
 If you have a boring garden or landscape in your yard, add some color with a few wind spinners.  You can do a patriotic theme in one area and a cross theme in another.  If you own any dogs you can do a dog theme or, in remembrance of a beloved pet dog, you could get the representative dog breed wind spinner to hang above their burial site.  When given a tight space to work with outdoors, you may decide that smaller wind spinners may work best.  Some come as small as 3-4 inches.  Others come in 8”, 10”, 12” and 16” in length. Click here to see all of our wind spinners in these smaller sizes.
12" Bichon Frese Only $30

Wind Spinner Lawn Ornaments

16" Solar Lighthouse Only $36

Lawn ornaments can be many things and can go almost anywhere in your yard.  But what other lawn ornaments can be hung from almost anywhere high or low that also catches the eye of any passerby?  Wind spinners catch the sun’s rays and Mother Nature’s breeze for a delightfully soothing display.  Imagine a solar light wind spinner hanging on a hook stand above an ornamental pond or a gazing ball wind spinner displayed under your mailbox for all to see.  Wind spinners are also a beautiful scene hanging from an old tree branch or in a porch bracket.  Any entrance to a garden would welcome a glistening wind spinner as well as the entrance to the sidewalk that leads you to your front door.  Location is limitless when it comes to wind spinners as lawn ornaments.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wild Bird Feeders All Year Long

Some birds will stick around for the winter, therefore, it's never a bad time to buy a wild bird feeder!  Check out our Wild Bird Feeders and find one that you can use in your backyard or take a look at the recommended items at the bottom of each wild bird feeder product page to help you find the right wild bird feeder.
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A new "Recommendations" feature has been added to each of our product pages to make your online shopping experience even easier and more enjoyable!  Check out our selection of bird houses to see what else may go good with it or another recommended bird house based on your pick.  It's never too late to buy a bird house so don't let the fall colors and cool air scare  you away!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jack O'lantern Pumpkin Wind Spinner

Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin Wind Spinner
                                                    Only $28.00
The holiday season is just around the corner and beginning with what might be the most fun holiday to decorate for, Halloween!  This Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin wind spinner is the perfect Halloween decor to fill any voided area of decoration.  You can hang it from a tree branch, in a hook stand, in a bracket, from your mailbox, wherever!  Wind spinners can be hung almost anywhere, there is always a place for them.

Jack O'lantern Pumpkin Wind Spinner

Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin Wind Spinner
                                                    Only $28.00
The holiday season is just around the corner with what might be the most fun to decorate for some people, Halloween!  This Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin wind spinner is the perfect item to fill any voided area of decoration.  You can hang this wind spinner in a tree branch, in a hook stand, bracket, from your mailbox, wherever!  

Sunday, September 26, 2010

You Can Easily Enjoy Your Wind Spinners Inside this Winter

If you'd like to take your Wind Spinners inside this winter, it is easy to do with one of our four wind spinner rotator motors:
It will turn a single Wind Spinner for up to a year using 3 AA 
Batteries. Indoor use only. For items that weigh less than 1.5 lbs

*Spinner and batteries not included

Features: 18 RPM. Attractive white molded plastic housing with swirl pattern.  3 function Power Switch: On/Off/Intermittent.  AC adapter receptacle (adapter not included). Powers on and off with most infra-
red TV, DVD and VHS remote control units (remote not included). Automatically turns off after 10-hours of use for extended battery life. Can hang from included wire handle or mount like you would a smoke detector with the included plastic baseplate, (includes mounting hardware).  Uses 2 ‘D’ Cell batteries (batteries not included). 4.5" Wide on top x 5" High - holds 1.5 lbs.

One Speed Level, For Indoor Use Only, Holds 10 lbs

Operates on Two "D" Batteries, Tough Enough to Hold 5 Spinners,
Rotates Day and Night on the Same Batteries for a Month.
Rotator is 9 inches long, will hold up to 10 lbs, 18 rpm or 54 rpm.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Make Use of the Rain!

It's raining here and sounds like it's the beginning of a 36-hr downfall.  Looks like our river will be close to our backyard by the end of this week... ;(  But on the lighter "brighter" side, just because it's raining doesn't mean you can't make use of it.  There are a few garden accessories that are great for rain days.  
This Loving Frogs on Swing with a glass rain gauge on each side is the
perfect lawn decor for your lawn and garden.  It stands just over 19" high and is even more adorable in person.  
Birds love water and love your bird baths.  A new rainfall will provide fresh water for them to bathe in.  
Garden planters full of vibrant colored flowers and plants love their water.  When it is going to rain be sure your garden planters are in an area outside where they'll get plenty of water.  If you get rain often, you don't have to worry about how much they are getting because it's probably plenty.