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, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Tip

How to:
{courtesy of Real Simple Magazine}

Dust a Chandelier

[photos via Hallie Burton]

Allow the fixture to cool. Wear a pair of white cotton gloves―one dry, one dampened with glass cleaner. (For crystal, use one part rubbing alcohol to three parts distilled water.) Wipe each prism with the damp glove, then the dry one.

Remove {Hard-to-Remove} Light Bulb

Press the center of a foot-long strip of duct tape onto the middle of the bulb. Fold each loose end in half so it sticks onto itself. Gripping each end between your thumb and index finger, give a counterclockwise twist to loosen the bulb.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Boo Bloomers

boo bloomers, originally uploaded by pineapplehilldesigns.
New Halloween Bloomers will be listed this week.
Check back to see the new designs.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Autumn is upon us.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Free Ugg Boots

Win some Ugg Boots from Whooga!
Go HERE for details.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday Tip

Tackle the Toughest Household Messes

Get tips and tricks for removing the worst cleaning worries

 from Woman's Day; June 2009

Dirt may be public enemy number one, but it isn’t the only culprit behind messes that keep coming back: grease on the stovetop, scum on the shower walls, stains and spills on counters. Don’t declare defeat just yet. Our fast tips will help you fight back against your worst cleaning foes—no elbow grease required.

Pet Hair Everywhere
You love your dogs and cats. Their fur all over the place? Not so much. Try these ideas for getting clingy pet hair off furniture and floors.
1. Start at the source. Stroke your pet with a rubber glove designed to remove loose hair, like the Groomax Soft Grip Rubber Grooming Glove ($7.49; PetSmart.com). Your dog or cat will love it because it feels like you’re petting him. Just make sure to do it in the yard or garage so the fur won’t fly back onto your furniture.
To de-fur Fido twice as fast, buy two gloves or brushes. “Do the dog’s back with one hand, the stomach with the other, then come down two legs at the same time,” says Mary Findley, coauthor of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Cleaning. “If you do that every two or three days, it will reduce your pet hair problem by 90%.”
2. Sponge away hair. To get pet fur off couches, carpet and clothes, use a dry sponge like Pet Select Magic Pet Hair Remover Sponge ($5.97; Walmart.com). One stroke across the surface collects not only fur but dander too. When you’re done, don’t rinse out the sponge in the sink. Instead, rub it with a piece of light-grit sandpaper outdoors. The fur will come right off.

Kitchen Grease and Gunk
Cook at home and your kitchen takes a beating, from spaghetti sauce splatters on the stovetop to baked-on bits in your favorite pan. Before you resort to takeout, try these ideas to make your kitchen gleam again.
1. Spray and wash. To make washing a sinkful of greasy dishes a snap, fill a 24-ounce spray bottle half full of water and add 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar and a couple of drops of your favorite dish soap. After you scrape off the dishes, simply spritz them with the solution and let sit for a minute. By the time you’re ready to wash, the grease and food bits will have dissolved. Bonus: You can preclean dishes without leaving the faucet on, which helps the environment—and your pocketbook.
2. Soak up grease. Shake baking soda on greasy stovetop spills. It will absorb the grease so you can easily wipe it away.
3. Clean off cabinets. Slide a round wooden toothpick along the edge of the trim or molding. Spray some white vinegar on a soft cotton cloth and wipe the cabinet front. Then dry with a clean soft cotton cloth.
4. Simmer down. It’s not just grease that makes a mess of your kitchen cabinets. It’s the wet steam that rises from your cooking. “The steam settles onto the dust and dirt and makes it sticky,” says Findley. To protect your cabinets, keep lids on pots and pans when possible and run the exhaust fan.
5. Brew a fresher pot. Fill your stained coffeepot with water, toss in an Alka-Seltzer tablet, let it fizz for five minutes, then rinse it out. “My pot had burnt coffee etched in the bottom for a year,” says Christine McDannell, president of Cleanology, a San Diego cleaning company. “I did this and it looked brand-new.”

Soap Scum
The sticky, gritty film on your tub and shower is beyond tenacious, but our quick and easy remedies don’t require tons of scrubbing.
1. Fix it with vinegar. To remove soap scum and water spots, use a clean cloth to wipe room-temperature white vinegar onto your shower walls. The acid in the vinegar will help dissolve the alkali quickly.
2. Swap your soap. The animal fat in some soap makes it cling not only to your shower walls but to your drains, too. To prevent both scum buildup and clogs, switch to a vegetable-based or castile soap. Even swapping your bar soap for a liquid body wash can make a big difference, says Alison Palmer, owner of Custom Maid, a residential cleaning service in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Spills and Stains
No matter how careful you are, spills happen. And they often leave a mark. Here’s how to stay stain-free:
1. Quick-clean stains. Anything from curry to Kool-Aid can discolor laminate and solid-surface counters or tabletops. For food stains, try a solution of OxiClean and water. Just let the solution sit for a minute, then wipe clean with a sponge.
2. Spiff up surfaces. If your counters are old or worn, they’re more likely to absorb coloring from food. Apply a spray-on polish like Countertop Magic ($5.06; Lowes.com) to make laminate and solid-surface counters look new—and resist stains.
3. Spill-proof your fridge. Line your refrigerator shelves with aluminum foil, so that when the ketchup bottle tips, you can just toss the foil instead of scrubbing down your whole fridge.

Crevice Crumbs and Cobwebs
Cobwebs in the corners make your home look like a haunted house—and crumbs and gunk stuck in hard-to-reach places are just as chilling. These quick tricks will change spooky to sparkling.
1. Stick it to webs. Use a lint roller to grab cobwebs from corners and pick up dust along baseboards, says Julie Edelman, author of The Ultimate Accidental Housewife: Your Guide to a Clean-Enough House.
2. Give crumbs the brush-off. Sweep away the tiny, pest-attracting crumbs that are trapped on the sides of your stove or behind the breadbox with a long-handled pastry brush. If you can’t reach them, try pinching a microfiber cloth between a pair of tongs and swabbing the crumby spot a few times from afar.

Stinky Smells
A whiff of foul aromas makes home not-so-sweet. A few inexpensive tricks will help eliminate common household odors.
1. Repurpose the paper. “Newspaper is a great odor absorber,” says Edelman. “Put a few sheets in the bottom of the garbage can. You can even ball them up and tuck them inside stinky shoes—they’ll absorb odors and moisture.”
2. Create Mount Sink Helen To clean a smelly garbage disposal, pour in 1/2cup baking soda and 1/2 cup white vinegar. After it’s done fizzing, pour a teapot of boiling water down the drain. The concoction will clear out clogs, too.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Don't these sound amazing!

Whole Wheat Spice Bars with Maple-Cream Icing

via Better Homes and Gardens


  • 1/2  cup butter, softened
  • 1/3  cup packed brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  cup molasses
  • 1/2  cup water
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  cup all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup whole wheat flour
  •   Maple-Cream Icing


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt; beat until combined.
2. Add molasses, the water, and eggs; beat until well mixed. Beat in all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour.
3. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.
4. While bars are cooling, prepare Maple-Cream Icing. Spoon icing over uncut bars; spread evenly. Let stand until set. Cut into bars. Makes 32 bars.
TO STORE: In a medium bowl, stir together 1/3 cup dairy sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring. Gradually whisk in 3 cups powdered sugar, whisking until smooth.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

There's a new witch in town!

Do you remember "Miss Fancy Pumpkin", that cute little witch. She was our best "Halloween" seller last yearWe only have one left and she is retired...so sadIf you want heryou better get her fastWhen the word gets out that she is no longer availableshe'll be gone in the wink of an eye. But, did you hear?

 There's a New Witch in Town and talk about being the talk of the town ... well, let me just introduce you to ... " Fritzy the Witch". 
It was LOVE at first sight for us and we know you'll feel the sameThis girl is just too cute to be scary ... don't ya thinkSee Fritzy and Friends HERE.