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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday Tip

Tip Talk from WomansDay.com

5 things to do with ...flour

my favorite for baking that is...

  1. CLEAN PLAYING CARDS - When those queens are looking gray, put them in a plastic gag with a half-cup of flour. shake for a minute. Remove the cards, and shuffle the deck a few times over the sink to clear.
  2. UNSTICK A LID - Have a plastic container that closes a little too tightly for your taste? Dip the container edge in flour to prevent sticking.
  3. CLEAN HEAVY WHITE FABRICS-Spot-clean white canvas, leather, faux leather, vinyl and even curtains by rubbing flour into the dirt lines, then brushing clean.
  4. MIX UP SOME GLUE - Whip up craft glue for kids by mixing 1 part flour with 3 parts water. Boil, stirring, until it becomes a paste; store in the fridge.
  5. MAKE CLAY - Knead together 1 cup water, 3 cups flour and 1 tsp vegetable oil. Add food color. To store, moisten and wrap it in plastic, and put in the fridge.

1 comment:

Nana said...

Where on earth do you find this stuff?