Entertaining with Belgian Waffles — 3 Ways!

Last week, the POLYWOOD Creative Team took a quick trip down to Frankston, TX for a photoshoot. We had a total of 15 shots planned for the week-long adventure, one of which was a Mahogany POLYWOOD Dining Set scheduled in the morning. For morning shots, we typically keep it simple. Cup of coffee, maybe some tea, a cute little vase with some fresh flowers…that kind … Continue reading Entertaining with Belgian Waffles — 3 Ways!

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Comparing Rocking Chair Styles

As the end of summer approaches, we’re looking forward to enjoying Fall weather in a comfortable rocking chair with a hot cocoa in hand. If you’re in the market for your first rocking chair or hoping to add to your collection, you’re in luck! We have many options, traditional or adirondack, that will work with any outdoor space. Presidential Rocker By far our most popular rocker, the Presidential Rocker is … Continue reading Comparing Rocking Chair Styles

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

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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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DIY Your Own Container Gardens

Among the accessories and props we bring on photo shoots, live plants and flowers are great at adding a lived-in feel to our photos. Typically, we work with existing plants at each shoot location, but every once in a while we pot our own to bring along. While buying a pre-made arrangment at your local florist or home improvement store is the easiest, sometimes it’s nice to get … Continue reading DIY Your Own Container Gardens

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Whether you’ve stored, covered, or left your POLYWOOD furniture out in the elements, it’s nice to freshen it up before breaking out the barbeques. Luckily, cleaning our furniture is super easy! The Quick Clean – also known as the ‘I have guests coming over! clean’ soap warm water clean cloth The ‘Spring Clean’ This is great for any stubborn stains as well. homemade mixture of 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water clean … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Tips

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

The first day of spring is right around the corner—it’s finally time to put away your winter clothes, get your POLYWOOD furniture out of storage, and, of course, CLEAN! Okay—I’m definitely looking forward to the first two over the last, but the tradition of spring cleaning is a necessity for some of us. It’s a little shocking when the sun finally comes out again to … Continue reading Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

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Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and lead a more sustainable life, try growing your own garden this summer. Organic raised bed gardens are a great choice for a beginner and chock-full of great benefits. Why a Raised Bed Garden? One great feature of raised bed gardens is the control you have over the soil. If the condition of your soil where you live … Continue reading Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

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Beginner’s Guide to Composting

There are so many benefits to starting a compost bin or pile. By recycling your kitchen and lawn waste, you reduce your carbon footprint and minimize your contribution to landfills. Composting is also a key element in growing a successful, flourishing organic garden. It helps the soil retain water, improves its composition and acts as a nutrient-rich, natural alternative to chemical fertilizers. What to Compost: … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Composting

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Host an Outdoor Movie Night

Take advantage of a clear, mild evening and gather up your family and friends for an outdoor movie night under the stars instead of under your roof. Here’s what you’ll need to make sure it goes off without a hitch. Technology Don’t let the tech gadgets scare you away from an awesome outdoor movie night. It’s actually quite simple to set up. All you need … Continue reading Host an Outdoor Movie Night