Archive for the 'Yard Decor' Category

Best of the Best Wind Chimes

August 29, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

When my wife and I decided to start a business, we decided right from the start that we wanted to sell quality products.  We set out on a search for the best wind chimes that we could find.  What we found was truly amazing.  We found bamboo wind chimes shipped in from the isle of Bali.  We found several companies right here in the United States with very interesting stories, and better yet, very beautiful and great sounding wind chimes.  We have received much feedback and I think that my wife and I did a great job assembling the best of the best wind chimes that are out there.  We continue our search and are adding to our list all the time.  This is the fun part, finding new and unique sources for wind chimes.  The artists that make these are truly gifted and inspirational.

Can you really Save Money on-line?

August 12, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

Is it possible to actually save money and find a great deal on-line?  More and more, people are turning toward the internet to do a growing amount of their shopping.  Reasons range from better selection, finding the exact item they are looking for, not settling for close, convenience, gift giving…  the list goes on and on.  One thing I have noticed is that the bargain hunter still thrives, even on-line.  Coupon codes, automatic discounts, name your own price, close outs, end of season sales, free shipping, that’s what they are looking for. 

For instance, www.WindSongWindChimes.com is offering free shipping on a particular manufacturer of wind chimes, Music of the Spheres.  It is a short promotion lasting only the weekend, designed to attract the seasoned on-line shopper looking to get a great deal.  Store owners hope that the lost revenue is recaptured at a later date by generating happy, loyal customers now, and will work hard to keep them loyal and happy.

Bargin hunting is not a thing of the past at all.  It’s just changing with the times.

Therapeutic Value of chimes

August 2, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

It did not take me long to find evidence of the therapeutic value of wind chimes.  Although I have benefited from it for many years, I was astounded by the many uses for chimes in the cause of therapy.  For example, the excerpt that I found today about a European Hospital;

Kay O’Keeffe, Director of Nursing at St. Olivers said “Many of our residents suffer from Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers disease or the effects of strokes or arthritis.  As mental functions decline with many of these conditions people operate more on a sensory level.  Positive sensory stimulation in the form of smell, touch, colour, sound of garden insects & birds or the wind blowing chimes is of enormous therapeutic value to these residents.  The gardens also provide memories from the past in what is now known as reminiscence therapy”.

Some of the comments from residents and family members include “it is magical to see the beautiful birds and colourful butterflies congregate in the garden”, “the garden helps to calm me when I become uptight”

It never ceases to amaze me how our mind and our senses are so intertwined with the natural healing process.  The power of wind chimes.

Congress is Catching On…

July 30, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

Did you hear?  Congress members, even the President, are now on Face-book, and Twitter.  I’ve been using this now for two years to help support an on-line store, now the politicians have put a new twist on all of this.

While I try to market my wind chimes in hopes of making an extra dollar or two, they are now spreading news, propaganda, political mud-slinging, and occasionally, a bit of truth thrown in for good measure.

The only good thing is that once they post it, they won’t be able to take it back.  It will be a permanent record that “We the People” can monitor on a day to day basis.  I guess from that stand point it’s not so bad.  I for one, tend to get too much of Washington as it is…  All this gives me a bit of a head-ache.  Thank goodness I can come home each day to the tranquil sounds of my back yard wind chime.

We’re Live!!!

July 29, 2011
Author: Miagro2000
After months of blood, sweat, and tears…  not to mention many VERY late nights…  WindSong WindChimes has a new look!!!  And we’ve only just begun!
 
I did not know when I got into this, all that went into running a ecommerce web site.  I thought you put your product on-line and people stopped by, and bought it.  Wow was I wrong.
 
Google Rankings, SEO, meta tags, page hits, links, banners, pay per click adds, merchant accounts, key word saturation, blogging, social media….  Oh the list goes on and on.  Then when you get to the end…  Do it all over again for another page.  WOW…  All this for a Wind Chime???
 
I really wanted to learn all about it.  I wanted to find something my wife and I could experience together.  What a ride it has been…  And 2 years into it…  We are just getting started!
 
Glad you could come along!!!

Elephant Bells

July 24, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

When I was growing up, my Grandmother had a set of Indian Elephant bells hanging in her kitchen as a chime.  As kids, we loved to run the circle from the living room, to the dining room, and thru the kitchen.  Each time ringing those bells as we passed.

The sound of wind chimes often take me back to those days of my childhood.  I can almost hear the laughter of my siblings, feel the Love of my Grandmother as she cooked, and smell the aroma of the meal.  What a wonderful way to relax on a weekend, or unwind after a busy day.

Flying the coup

July 23, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

I just ran across a bamboo wind chime with a mama bird watching over her nest.  It reminded me of a bird family that would always build their nest on the outside sill of my parents house.  Year after year the nest would be built there and we could watch as the babies grew.  I especially liked to watch them as they were being fed.  The delivery of the meal would arrive and the open mouths would all be pointed to the sky.  This would fascinate me for days until all of a sudden, I would look out the window to an empty nest.

This year, I visited my Father who still lives in that house.  I had missed the activities of my favorite bird family, but I did see the nest.  The babies had all flown the coup, but I stopped to ponder the activities that led up to this years empty nest…  and smiled.

Beautiful Garbage

July 20, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

I’ve been interested in ecology for many years and was very happy to learn that one of the companies we work with builds bird houses out of recycled plastics.  They are very pretty and the substances they are made from makes them extremely durable.

With our worlds’ landfills over flowing with plastic garbage, it’s great to know there is a use for some of the things we have been simply tossing out for so long.

Be sure to look for the recycled products we sell on http://www.windsongwindchimes.com/

Woke up on a vacation…

July 16, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

Last night I had my bedroom window open. There was a gentle breeze blowing that soothed me to sleep, as did the gentle song my wind chime was singing. As an added bonus, it woke me with a new song this morning.

Even though it was my own bedroom at home, the gentle breeze and the wind song of my chime gave me the sensation of waking up while on vacation. It was only the alarm clock that I had forgotten to turn off that broke the illusion of being on vacation.

New WindChime Site in the works

July 15, 2011
Author: Miagro2000

WindSongWindChimes is preparing to unveil a NEW LOOK! 

To celebrate, we will be having a Grand Opening Sale on our vast supply of Wind Chimes.

We would also like to thank all of our customers whose loyalty and dedication have made all this possible.  We are even gearing up for Winter already.  Have you got your bird feeders ready yet?

Keep you eyes peeled, and as always, Keep a WindSong in your heart!!!