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How Do You #RethinkOutdoor? Part 2

Your outdoor space isn’t just a space — it’s an extension of your home and is just as important as any other room in the house. In fact, there are some things that you can ONLY experience outdoors, making your outdoor living space one of the most unique and special places in the entire home. Knowing that, last July we reached out to YOU to … Continue reading How Do You #RethinkOutdoor? Part 2

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How Do You #RethinkOutdoor? Part 1

Your outdoor space isn’t just a space – it’s an extension of your home and is just as important as any other room in the house. In fact, there are some things that you can ONLY experience outdoors, making your outdoor living space one of the most unique and special places in the entire home. Knowing that, last July we reached out to YOU to … Continue reading How Do You #RethinkOutdoor? Part 1

6 Quick & Easy Home Cleaning Tips

The best part of summer is enjoying more opportunities to get outside. Baseball games, running through the sprinkler, grilling on the patio with family…and sipping on some wine while relaxing in a POLYWOOD adirondack. But, more time outside means tracking extra messes into our homes–and if you don’t stay on top of cleaning, dirt can easily be transferred to every corner of the house. We recently asked … Continue reading 6 Quick & Easy Home Cleaning Tips

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

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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Setting & Achieving Goals

When I began working at Poly-Wood 10 months ago, I was introduced to something that I believe is a great representation of our culture and the individuals we have working here. At Poly-Wood we’re always striving to improve. One of the ways we’re accomplishing this is by incorporating an efficiency goal in our production facilities. Meeting and exceeding our efficiency goal allows us to better serve … Continue reading Setting & Achieving Goals

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What We’re Reading this Fall

I love to read. In almost all situations I would rather be on my couch, snuggled up to my crazy pooch and my fiancé, reading. I love everything about books; they take you wherever you want to go. Books are pretty much the closest thing to magic us Muggles have, so I take what I can get. (If you haven’t read Harry Potter, a muggle … Continue reading What We’re Reading this Fall

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How to Pick Fresh Veggies

When choosing fresh veggies, my first thought goes straight to the garden. Growing up in Virginia, we would visit my grandparents every summer in North Carolina.  My Grandfather had this huge, amazing garden and a green thumb to go along with.  I remember sitting in the kitchen with my Grandma shucking corn and snapping peas, but my favorite of all were the fresh tomatoes. I can’t … Continue reading How to Pick Fresh Veggies