Create a Cozy, Small Space with Vineyard Deep Seating

We recently had the pleasure of styling a small, private deck with our Vineyard Deep Seating. The space was somewhat limited, but with its intention to be shared between two people, it was the perfect spot to create a conversational arrangement with two deep seating chairs. Assessing the Space When we spoke with the homeowners, they envisioned using the area in the morning to relax … Continue reading Create a Cozy, Small Space with Vineyard Deep Seating

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Porch Makeover: Chippendale Glider & Conversational Seating

We had the pleasure of styling a cozy front porch this past month with our Chippendale Collection. The area was very spacious, much wider than most porches, and had a lot of potential to fit several pieces of furniture. The homeowner shared with us that the front porch is the perfect quiet spot when she wants to read a book and enjoy a cup of coffee. … Continue reading Porch Makeover: Chippendale Glider & Conversational Seating

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Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob

A group of us from Poly-Wood traveled to Michigan for a photo shoot last week, and we figured we wouldn’t be true Indiana natives if we didn’t enjoy some corn during our stay. Since we were planning to have a campfire, we decided to try out a simple camping recipe: Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob. Although there are many ways to dress up corn, we opted for … Continue reading Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob

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Cooking with Kids: Dirt Pudding

They say “you are what you eat”– and if that’s the case, my kids are giant sugar sticks, with beautiful hair (my wife is a cosmetologist so I have to say that). When the marketing team was looking for ideas to celebrate National Gummy Worm Day (yes, this is a real day that they insisted on celebrating), Dirt Pudding was the favorite. They asked if my kids would … Continue reading Cooking with Kids: Dirt Pudding

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Our First Porch Makeover

When our Creative Team first had the idea to put together some local outdoor makeovers featuring our furniture, it was the dead of winter. With our corporate headquarters in Indiana, there wasn’t a whole lot we could do but wait until the weather warmed up. Fast forward to spring and we thought, why not look in our own backyards? My aunt and uncle have an adorable … Continue reading Our First Porch Makeover

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Caramel Chicken – A Tried & True Recipe

This Caramel Chicken recipe is a favorite in my house.  Anytime it’s made, there never seems to be enough for everyone.  With a mix of salty, sweet, and spicy, it’s sure to be a hit anywhere it’s served. To start it off, you want to make the sauce first. Whisk together the brown sugar (dark brown is best for this recipe, it’s a deeper flavor), … Continue reading Caramel Chicken – A Tried & True Recipe

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Recipe Test: Macarons

I’ve always been curious about macarons, and recently I got the opportunity to try them for the first time thanks to a local shop near Poly-Wood that was selling them for Valentine’s Day. It was love at first bite. Lucky for me, there are others in our office who have just a slight obsession with the cookie as well. So, instead of spending money to have some shipped to … Continue reading Recipe Test: Macarons

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Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

It’s winter, and in the winter is there really anything more satisfying than a big, warm, plate of pasta?   While trying to find a recipe that utilized in-season ingredients, I discovered this great take on a carbonara via epicurious.com.  A carbonara is an Italian pasta dish that originated in Rome and is based on eggs, cheese, bacon, and black pepper with pasta.  This dish uses … Continue reading Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

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Pumpkin, Pumpkin & More Pumpkin!

With fall inevitably comes a plethora of pumpkin based/flavored food (which I love). Fall also brings us the month of October which happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of both Fall & Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we held a “Fall Spirit Week” for Poly-Wood employees to raise money for Hello Gorgeous!, a non-profit in our area that provides makeovers and education to help uplift … Continue reading Pumpkin, Pumpkin & More Pumpkin!