Celebrating Earth Day

When asked to write about Earth Day, I was excited to learn what Poly-Wood is currently doing sustainability-wise, but I also wanted to get involved in creating more change. There are many ways in which we can make a difference, even with just small changes, but first let’s look at how Earth Day began… In 1969, the damage done by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California inspired Wisconsin’s … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day

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DIY Flamingo Valentines

For me, Valentine’s Day hasn’t really been the same since elementary school–who doesn’t love 20+ valentine notes and, more importantly, lots of candy. Sure, having a valentine who’s obligated to buy you presents is nice and all (no judgement to those who love it!), but nowadays Valentine’s Day is just an excuse for me to buy pretty pink and red candy (Hershey’s Valentine Truffles!). Pair that with a … Continue reading DIY Flamingo Valentines

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2015 Christmas Luncheon Recap

Two weeks ago, we held our annual company-wide Christmas luncheon. We were able to utilize our showroom space again this year with 30 tables spread throughout the area. As we plan to double in size next year, this may be the last time we can all fit in this space! For food, we had Essenhaus cater…the ultimate in comfort food: ham, beef, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, rolls… Doug Rassi (our … Continue reading 2015 Christmas Luncheon Recap

Giving Back to our Community

The holidays here at Poly-Wood have been filled with fun, food and the company of great co-workers. We celebrated another white elephant gift exchange, ugly sweater contest, and a delicious holiday carry-in. But, for me, the greatest part of the holidays is giving back. Like last year, we chose to help people right here in our own community. And, we’re very fortunate to have such a great staff … Continue reading Giving Back to our Community

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Music for the Season

As the holidays approach, we’re all gearing up for family gatherings, shoveling driveways, traveling to and fro, potentially eating more than one should, and listening to our favorite seasonal music. I’ve come to realize over the years just how powerful and influential music can be. It can convey and illicit all of our human emotions (often within a 5 minute time frame). If you’re sad, you can listen to a … Continue reading Music for the Season

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DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

‘Tis the season to pull out your great Grandmother’s hand knitted sweater vest from the 50’s, put some tinsel in your hair, and party your reindeer socks off. But, are you looking for something more than your sweater hand-me-down this year? Do you want to put a personal touch on your ugly sweater this season? Well, look no further, you filthy animals, I’ve got the … Continue reading DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Happy 4th of July from POLYWOOD (POLYWOOD Blog)

4th of July Entertaining Must-Haves

Fire up the grill and break out the red, white and blue…we’ve gathered a few of our must-haves for the fourth: 1. A fun twist on the traditional red, white and blue fans, these festive stripes and polka dots are lightweight and will be the perfect focal point for your outdoor party. Red, White & Blue Paper Fan Decorations from PartyCity.com 2. A large platter … Continue reading 4th of July Entertaining Must-Haves

Homemade Popsicles for 4th of July: POLYWOOD Blog

Red, White, and Blue (and Green): Eco Friendly 4th of July Party Tips

Grilled burgers, ice cold popsicles, and printed plates and cups are staples of a typical Fourth of July party. Though these traditional elements always amplify the patriotic holiday we know and love, they also bring a lot of waste to your annual gathering. This Fourth of July, break the chain of wastefulness. Choose to keep your party environmentally friendly by following these seven sustainable and … Continue reading Red, White, and Blue (and Green): Eco Friendly 4th of July Party Tips