#HGG Plow & Hearth Weather Minder Review [CLOSED Giveaway]




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Wireless battery powered Weather Minder

There have been many times when getting dressed or dressing the kids when we have wondered what it was like outside. Temperature is an important factor, but when considering a jog… it’s nice to know what the humidity is as well. If you can cut the humidity with a knife (which happens often in Missouri)… an afternoon run might be slightly miserable.

83589eWhen Plow & Hearth agreed to a review we had a very good idea what we needed. We chose to review the wireless battery powered Weather Minder. It displays indoor and outdoor temperatures (C° or F°), indoor and outdoor humidity, min/max records, weather icons, weather tendency indicator, atomic time in 12/24-hr. format, calendar/display options, and it has easy-use screen/function keys.

We set up the one remote sensor outside on our back porch (make sure you put it in a place that does not get direct sun… you will get super high incorrect readings), placed the 2AA batteries in the base unit and remote sensor and turned everything on.

It took a while to get the hang of reading the icons. They include sun, sun with cloud, and cloud with rain. What confused me was, if it shows rain… it doesn’t really mean it is going to rain. It means the weather is going to take a turn for the worse. I generally just look at the comfort indicator… happy face or unhappy face. That is pretty self explanatory.

We love having the weather minder set on the kitchen counter. We probably look at it at least once, maybe twice a day to check on what we should wear or if an afternoon run would be uncomfortable. It has a small footprint and blends in nicely into the décor. It’s difficult to remember how we got along without a weather minder in the past.

If you haven’t spent any time looking around at Plow & Hearth, now is a great time to go take a look. They have everything for outdoor & indoor living, hearth, yard & garden, to footwear & apparel.

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You can purchase a Weather Minder for $59.99 at Plow & Hearth


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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on November 28, 2011.

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  1. Christina Gould says

    I like the Crystal Snowflake Cotton Quilt, Shams And Pillow on their website. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. brooke t says

    Self-Watering Nantucket Planter

  3. Louis says

    I love the Christmas Lava Dog Photo-Printed Pillows

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  4. Jessica says

    I like the solar topiaries

  5. amy hollingsworth says

    Side Wrap Slippers

  6. Laura Miller says

    I love the Zippo hand warmers! Great gift idea for the men that work outside! 🙂

  7. Janice Whitaker says

    Women’s Life is good Loungewear looks very comfy

  8. Michelle Hayden says

    Actually, I’d really like the Weather Minder, but if I have to pick something else, I love the Pine Cone Candleholders…I have a perfect spot for them. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  9. Tabitha says

    I want the UV-Resistant Outdoor Grommet-Top Curtains

  10. Claire says

    Self-Watering Nantucket Planter

  11. betty baez says

    i love the s’mores maker i know my kids would go wild for it!

  12. Andrea D. says

    I like the personalized golf balls.

  13. Kate B says

    I like the weather station, but could also really use the cable weave boot tray!

  14. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    I like the WateringCan Floral Arrangement.

  15. I want the Brushed Nickel Mini Pendant Light With Satin-Etched Cased Opal Glass Shade for my daughters room!

  16. Cheryl says

    I didn’t know they sold Clarks!

  17. Lori A. says

    Adjustable Wood-Finished Metal Curtain Rods – my daughter needs new curtain rods
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  18. I would LOVE to surprise myself with a Women’s Life is good® Hot Cocoa Short Sleeve Cotton Loungewear Set! Thank you.

  19. I like the solar topiaries! they are super cool

  20. Lisa says

    I like the alpaca hats and mittens!

  21. jr911 says

    I like the Effort-Less™ Bird Feeder

  22. cory says

    i like theLeakproof, Odor-Free Stainless Steel Compost Crocks, Filters and Compost Bags
    mychancetowin at gmail dot com

  23. Gina H. says

    I like the Wooden Woodland Santa With Tree.

  24. Kat Emerick says

    I would love the Cocoa-Latte Cappuccino, Hot Cocoa and Latte Machine.

  25. Cindy says

    Thermo Kitty Furniture Warmer.

  26. Julie W says

    I like the Hand-Painted Metal Chicken Whirligig 🙂

  27. JoAnna Kane says

    I learned that if you call them, you can talk to someone in America instead of overseas. I would love to get the weather minder for my dad for christmas.

  28. D Schmidt says

    I visited their site and I really like Mason Jar Santa Or Snowman Snow Globes

  29. I would probably get a couple of the apple spice scented candles.

  30. Cortney says

    I love love love the Olivia Trapunto Quilted Cotton Queen Bedspread.

  31. Renee Addison-Hutchinson says

    I like the Easy Glide Bamboo Window Treatments

  32. chelesa sims says

    I like the Mahogany Caddy, Tea Honey and Tea Bags

  33. Jessica Carnaggio says

    I want the Avery bed.

  34. Karen says

    I would love to have the Slate Tile Fire Pit.
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  35. Hi! 🙂 Boy, would I ever love the Tall Double Bookcase… oh yeah… but still probably would need more of them. LOL


  36. Margaret Smith says

    I’d love to get the Dancing Flame Fire Pit
    Thanks so much

  37. Megan McGowan Parsons says

    I like the Bi-Cast Leather Large Manhattan Storage

  38. Chelsea Saulpaugh says

    I want the Sorel Joan of Artic Boots.

  39. becky says

    i LOVE the Cocoa-Latte Cappuccino, Hot Cocoa,and Latte Machine

  40. Christy says

    I like the Miniature Fairy Village Town Set

  41. Kathy says

    The Easy Glide Bamboo Window Treatments

  42. Donna B. says

    I want fatwood for my fireplace!

  43. Deborah Wallin says

    I like the Solid And Floral Window Quilts

  44. Ann F says

    I would like to get the Sign Post Birdhouse

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  45. Kathy S says

    They sell composting supplies.

  46. Alan Tong says

    I would love to get the Weather Minder.

  47. Amanda Kinder says

    Would love to have the Musical Glitter Domes!

  48. Jessica Snook says

    I love all of their wreaths, especially the American-Grown 18″ English Holiday Estate Magnolia Wreath.

  49. sarah shult says

    i like the Women’s BOGS® Rue Garden Shoes

  50. renee walters says

    I love the Provence Trapunto Hand-Guided, Embroidered Quilt! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  51. Kristina Lindberg says

    Thermo Kitty Furniture Warmer

  52. Rebecca Graham says

    I like the Wicker wall clock.

  53. Dani' says

    I like the Advent Cabin, cute!

  54. Kristi C says

    I would like the Apple and Cinammon wreath.

  55. Jenny Lloyd says

    i really like the s’mores maker

  56. 8-Chime Cast-Metal Hummingbird Wind Chime In A Verdigris Finish

  57. Lim says

    I’g get the plaque for the weather glass.

  58. Laura Jacobson says

    Oh I love the 8′ Round Country Rug! I really need a new one of these…have had mine for years and years but just love it!

  59. Ashley says

    I’d love to get the 1-Gallon Lattice Ceramic Compost Crock


  60. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    WateringCan Floral Arrangement

  61. EMMA L HORTON says

    Crystal Snowflake Cotton Quilt, Shams And Pillow

  62. Theresa Jenkins says

    I would put it towards>>Glass Two-Door Fire Screens

  63. Fawn H says

    I like the Hand Carved Wooden Rocking Horses

  64. Denise B. says

    I like the “American-Made Personalized Steel Stocking Holders”.

  65. Kristi Blackstone says

    I like the Handcrafted Linen Cupboard!

  66. Tamara B. says

    I would get their 24″ Authentic-Looking Fraser Fir Wreath with Pre-Strung Lights

  67. Monique Rizzo says

    I love the Miniature Fairy Village.
    Thanks for the chance.

  68. Mary C says

    The lighted topararies are great.

  69. Patrice P. says

    I would like to have the Squirrel Munch Box.

  70. I’d love to also have the Deluxe Mission Rocker.

  71. Suzanne K says

    I’d love to get the Rotary Composter!

  72. Christina says

    I like the Infinity Scarf

  73. Linda Lansford says

    I want Star Of Bethlehem

  74. Shannon Egan says

    OMG I love the Sterling Silver Flower Jewelry!!

  75. The blonde wheat centerpieces are neat.

  76. Stephanie V. says

    Dansko® Leather Shock-Absorbing Serena Sandals

  77. Heather H says

    I would love to have the Holiday Monogram Doormat
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

  78. Carrie Phelps says

    I would love the Metal Mesh Multi-Tier Mixed Seed No-No Feeder.

  79. Debbie jackson says

    sef watering nantucket planter

  80. Teri says

    I would like the Faux Red Berry and Pine Wreath with Twinkle Lights

  81. Katie W. says

    I love the Christmas Lava Dog Photo-Printed Pillows.

  82. Beth Good says

    I love the musical glitter domes

  83. Kris I. says

    I would like a fire pit

  84. Karen says

    I absolutely love their festive Musical Carousel!

  85. lisa says

    Watering Can Floral Arrangement

  86. Ellen B says

    great slippers at this site

  87. Donna B. says

    I think I posted the wrong tweet link for today – it should be https://mobile.twitter.com/simplydab/status/135557315238707200

  88. valerie taylor mabrey says

    UGG® Australia Lynnea Boots would be great
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  89. Sherry S. says

    I like the Women’s Genuine Sheepskin Slippers.

  90. Claire says

    I like the Crystal Snowflake Cotton Quilt.

  91. Renee Bruno says

    I would get the solar topiaries

  92. Heather! says

    I like the Acorn® Boiled Wool Embroidered Snowflower Mules.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  93. Janalyn says

    I would love to have the fauz wreath and garland red berry.

  94. Rosanne says

    I’d love to have the Halloween Large Scrollwork Solar Pumpkin

  95. Debra Hall says

    i really like the Window-Mount See-Through Clear Plastic Bird Feeder

  96. shay says

    I would buy some new ornaments.

  97. R Hicks says

    I would like to have Ball Of Fire Outdoor Fire Pit With Protective Cover

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  98. Amanda Alvarado says

    I like the Cocoa-Latte Cappuccino, Hot Cocoa,and Latte Machine

  99. stephanie miller says

    i love the Harvest Blessings Hand-Painted Ceramic Dishes

  100. Debra Fraley says

    I like the Lighted Holiday Silver Bird Garland

  101. clynsg says

    I like the Banana Leaf Hooded Pet Bed With Soft Inner Lining.

  102. Mary S says

    My Daughter would love the Chatimal Talking Monkey! It repeats what you say-how cute!

  103. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says

    I love all the rooster collection

  104. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says

    I think I did the wrong name on “Like” the Blog Post my fb name is Stephanie Mago-Eagle

  105. tanya904 says

    I like the Outdoor Pebble Fountain

  106. Robyn Galloway says

    I like the labrador plaid throw and pillows

  107. Ann F says

    I would like the Galileo Weather Station.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  108. Jacob LaFountaine says

    I could use the solar step lights

  109. Amber says

    I would love to have the s’mores maker!!

  110. tammy lynch sigond says

    love the gingerbread house advent calendar

  111. Cujo says

    I like the solar topiaries – thanks

  112. i like the Recycled Bubble Glass Lanterns

  113. Tawnya S says

    I like the slingshot monkeys and the snow paint! Thanks for all the great giveaways!

  114. Amber says

    I would like to get the Stainless Steel Vegetable Grilling Wok. I have been looking for something like that!

  115. Karen says

    I want some of their houseshoes!

  116. Karen Fields says

    I really love the Retro-Style Wooden Multimedia Library File Cabinets


  117. Nicole C. says

    I like the Assorted 19-Bulb Garden Basket.

  118. I would love to get the Weathered Brass Hammered Metal Clawfoot Container With 5 Lbs. Of Fatwood

  119. heather stewart says

    snowflake stocking

  120. must. have. Recycled. Glass. Mosaic. Hummingbird. Feeder.

  121. Ashley says

    I like the Faux Red Berry and Pine Wreath with Twinkle Lights


  122. Just Coupons says

    I like the Cat Fan

  123. I’d love to get a pet cover for my couch! Thank you for the giveaway!

  124. Kathryn Costa says

    Would love to have the Lighted Holiday Silver Star Garland. katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

  125. Cocoa-Latte Cappuccino, Hot Cocoa,and Latte Machine

  126. Debra Hall says

    i like the Woolrich Cotton Sheep Loungwear

  127. I love the Self Watering Window Boxes

  128. Acorn® Women’s Tex Booties

  129. judy gardner says

    the garden bulbs

  130. Kristie says

    I would love to have the Slate Tile Fire Pit

  131. I like the Woolrich® Cotton Sheep Loungwear

    livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

  132. Gianna says

    Classic Slatted Wood Swing.

  133. Denise S says

    I like the Hand Carved Footstools.

  134. I love the St Francis Statue. Rita Spratlen

  135. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says

    I did the full Rafflecopter Giveaway & have of it is not showing I did it I hope it is showing when it picks the winner

  136. I like the outdoor firepit with tree leaves cutouts

  137. Kristen says

    I like the Deluxe Mission Rocker.

  138. katklaw777 says

    I know people always say this but I luv everything at this site!!!
    A particular favorite is the Stainless Steel Solar-Powered Fountain Birdbath with Copper Finish…great giveaway, thanks!

  139. Kylie C says

    I love the Eco-Natural Dye-Free Virgin Wool Braided Rug

  140. Robert Pyszk says

    I like the Wooden Woodland Santa With Tree

    Thank you for a great contest!

    happyskunky at yahoo dot com

  141. Stacy M. says

    I like the Whistle Stop Train Station Birdhouse

  142. katfam says

    I like the Galvanized Beverage Tub.

  143. Pauline says

    UV-Resistant Outdoor Grommet-Top Curtains

  144. Debbie C says

    I would like to have the Outdoor Pebble Fountain from Plow & Hearth.


  145. angie says

    I like the Portable/Foldable Solid Wood 9 Photo Frame Table with Glass Top

  146. alejandro aguilar says

    i love the solar topiaries

  147. Theresa D says

    I really like the Green Recycled Glass Footed Bowl.

  148. Catherine L. Petersen Peters says

    I would like the all weather garden buddha

  149. I just love the Crystal Snowflake Cotton Quilt!

  150. I love the Cocoa-Latte Cappuccino, Hot Cocoa,and Latte Machine.

  151. Bonnigene says

    I would really love the effortless bird feeder and the Hot Cocoa Short Sleeve Cotton Loungewear Set

  152. Debra F says

    I would love to get the Steel Windmill Spinner With Antique Bronze Finish

  153. Rebecca Peters says

    I like the Battery-Operated Lighted Berry Twig Garlands

  154. oona b says

    I love the Acorn Fleece Socks, they make the coziest stuff!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  155. Angela Cisco says

    Solar Desk Lamp With Adjustable Gooseneck

  156. Jody Sisson says

    I Want the Wood Saddle Seat Stools and Table with Slightly Distressed Finish

  157. Lisa Garner says

    I like the Musical Carousel!

  158. Lorena Keech says

    72″L Thermalogic™ Energy Efficient Insulated Solid Grommet-Top Curtain Pair would be great now that it is getting cold.

  159. Diana R. says

    Plow & Hearth has so many things to choose from! I’m loving their Labrador Body Pillow! Looks so comf!

  160. R Hicks says

    I would like to have their Whistle Stop Train Station Birdhouse

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  161. Hoa Le says

    I like the Cocoa-Latte Cappuccino, Hot Cocoa,and Latte Machine.


  162. Rebecca Orr says

    I would love to put the code towards the OverSize Lodge Bench! It is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance.
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  163. Morgan E. says

    I would love any of the comfy slippers they have!

  164. Erica C. says

    I like the Boucle throw.

  165. Becky Davis says

    i like what you blogged about but I also like the red and white tulips too.

  166. cw says

    I would love to get a pair of bog boots for gardening

  167. shawna says

    I would like the Energy Efficient Grommet-Top Insulated Curtains

  168. I would love to have just about anything from plow and hearth. I absolutely love this store. i especially want the ugg shearling coquette slippers.

  169. Becky S. says

    I love their brush animal ornaments – too cute!

    beckytag618 @ gmail dot com

  170. melissa Resnick says

    Dancing Bears Fatwood Basket

  171. alycep says

    I want the Acorn® Boiled Wool Embroidered Snowflower Mules

  172. Brittney House says

    I really love the ugg slippers. They look so comfortable.

  173. The Personalized Pine Bough Steel Fire Ring is very cool! Nice gift!

  174. Diane W says

    I like the 20% off $50 purchase through 11/28

  175. I really like the Shaker Village rug!

  176. Lucy Schwartz says

    It is not the season but I am still lusting for the Lexington Self-watering planters!

  177. I like the Set of 3 Flingshot Flying Monkeys

    • Pat says

      I like the Solar And Crank Powered Emergency Radio With LED Flashlight And USB Charger

  178. gala says

    Two Jasmine-Scented Narcissus Bulbs With Red Ceramic Pot

  179. Angela says

    i like the Recycled Bubble Glass Lanterns

  180. Susan Smith says

    Iike the Cotton Sleepshirts

  181. Erin R says

    i like the child’s recliners

  182. Sarah says

    I want the hanging birdbath.

  183. shirley pebbles says

    I love the zippo hand warmers.

  184. Vicki D. says

    I’d like the Mission Solar Post Lamp light. We have a wood fence with posts by our driveway. I’ve often thought how nice it would be to have a solar post lamp light there. If I were to be so lucky as to win, this is what I’d buy for sure!!

  185. Kendra Gillilan says

    bulb garden would be a nice gift

  186. mary gardner says

    i like the Two Jasmine-Scented Narcissus Bulbs With Red Ceramic Pot

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  187. I like the solar holiday lights

  188. Cathy Wallace says

    I like the Mini African Amaryllis

  189. julieh says

    I’d like the ugg bailey button boots

  190. Amanda says

    I like the Rotary Composter!

  191. I would love a pair of the UGG Australia Classic Tall Boots. Thanks for having the contest!

  192. Erica G says

    I like their Candy And Snack Dispensers.

  193. Selena West says

    i want a bulb garden!

    selenajowest at live dot com

  194. Rosey says

    I like the Freestanding Mitten Drying Tree.