Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Nie Recovery

I wanted to share this post from my Daughter's Blog today: QUOTE: Thursday, August 28, 2008 "The Nie Recovery Some of you who are obsessive bloggers and blog-readers like myself may have also come across the story of Stephanie and Christian Nielson who were involved in a plane crash on August 16th (read the story here). I don't remember where I first came across the news, but I have since spent hours (yes actual hours of my days) reading about this cute family and their extended family. I have read the old posts on Stephanie's blog, The NieNie Dialogues, and now check her sister's blog, C Jane Enjoy It, daily (and have read all her old posts as well).The accident itself was obviously a tragedy, but I have been so moved reading about how this family has come together to support one another and how many other bloggers are doing what they can to help as well. Although I may not be in a position to donate to their recovery, spreading the word so they receive extra prayers is something I can do! Click the picture below for the website set up in their behalf: "

I was so touched by this amazing story. Please help spread the word.

Friday, August 22, 2008


We are so excited about our
Our new monogrammed buckets are the cutest thing in town! Each personalized bucket will be custom made for you using a special 5 step process. There are endless uses for these adorable buckets! Fill `em up and give it as a gift, store odds and ends or a special collection in a colorful bucket, display a bucket on a shelf or table. We love them and so will you!
These adorable buckets can be used for virtually anything from adding a cute touch to a house plant to storing toiletries in the dorm room. The bucket is covered with fabric and is monogrammed using the thread color of your choice. A specialized process is used to permanently seal the fabric. We have great fabrics to choose from! Share your ideas, what would you use these cute buckets for?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

And The Winner Is..............

Thanks to all who participated in our first Blog Contest.Miss Ella came over today to pick the winning name.

And the Winner is........................BlueViolet!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Calling Princess Ella

Tomorrow at noon Miss Ella
will be drawing the winning name for our contest.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Contest Ends Wednesday..........

We'll be will drawing the Winning Name from
our contest this Wednesday, 8/20.
We are accepting entries until
12:00 Noon ~ Central Time.
Get your shopping list ready girls!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Year of The Frog

Many years ago, I nicknamed my adorable dad "Frog". I don't even remember exactly how it happened. I've been told when I was a little girl in Jacksonville Florida,on a foggy day, I would say,"it sure is froggy outside".
Frog and The Girls
I think my dad got a big kick out of that. My children have all grown up calling grandpa "grand-frog"and now we have 2 little grandaughters who lovingly call him "great-frog". Needless to say, we love Frogs! Great-Frog and Grammie
Since 2008 is the Amphibian Ark "Year of The Frog", we just had to celebrate in honor of "Frog"!

We've added a "Frog" category under

Check it out! We're adding some new items this week.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Pink and Green Event

Congratulations Kayley and Scott!
Our Big Day, 08/08/08 was beautiful. We are so excited to get the pictures from our photographer, Janna Beecher. She did our wedding on Friday, flew back to Florida to do a wedding Saturday and now this week she and her little family are moving! We don't mind waiting Janna! In the meantime, here are some pictures some friends and family have shared of our "Pink and Green Affair". A dear friend, Sharon Houg, made our cake. Kayley drew what she wanted and Sharon did her design for us. We wanted a "Candy Bar" for the reception. Thanks Holly, for getting this picture for us! We gave all the guests sparklers to light as Kayley and Scott went off for their Honeymoon. They were displayed on a table with an "Advice Jar".
Now I can use one of my apothecary jars to put your names in for the drawing on August 20th.
Hope and I have been writing your names. I'll have little Ella draw the name of our winner. Thanks to all of our sweet customers for sharing this special time with our family!

Monday, August 4, 2008

4 More Days!

This week I will be totally consumed with the final wedding plans! Everything is coming together. Thank goodness for wonderful friends! I've been adding your names for the drawing. Thanks for posting. For now I'm just wearing my "Mother of The Bride" hat. It will all be over before I know it.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Surprise Cookies

Martha Stewart features a "Cookie of the Day". I love trying new cookie recipes and this one looks really yummy!Makes about 2 dozen Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 12 large marshmallows, cut in half horizontally Chocolate Frosting for Surprise Cookies Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add reserved flour mixture; mix on low speed until combined. Using a tablespoon or 1 3/4-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies begin to spread and become firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove baking sheets from oven, and place a marshmallow, cut-side down, in the center of each cookie, pressing down slightly. Return to oven, and continue baking until marshmallows begins to melt, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting. Spread about 1 tablespoon of frosting over each marshmallow, starting in the center and continuing outward until marshmallow is covered.