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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Halloween Cupcakes

So Cute!
Candy, cookies and icing can make a wide variety of Halloween cupcake toppers. From back left, clockwise:
-- Owl Oval chocolate cookie, cashew nut, fruit-flavor candy circles, shaved coconut, pretzel rods
-- Witch Mini candy-coated chocolates, dyed coconut, chocolate cookie, sugar cone, green icing
-- Goblin Sour gummy candy rings and straws, white and green jelly beans, mini chocolate chips
-- Mummy Candy-coated chocolate pieces, green icing
-- Skeleton Large candy mint, licorice pastels, small mints, white sprinkles
-- Bat Halved chocolate wafer cookie, candy-coated chocolate piece, sprinkles, green icing

More fun cupcakes

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday Tip

Make no-mess pancakes with the help of a ketchup bottle.
Pour in batter, then squeeze out precise portions.

photo via Mark Lund Real Simple

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pumpkin Possibilities Part 1

Sharing some of my favorite pumpkin pictures.

I found this fun collection from the following magazines:
More to Come!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday Tip -Dear List Maker

You will love these

Go HERE to download

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ever so Cute

HalLowEen ParTy PIcks

via The Martha Stewart Show

Tools and Materials
  • 1-inch Styrofoam ball
  • Craft glue
  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
  • Liquitex matte medium (we found some at Michaels) 
  • Extra fine point paint pen, such as those made by Sharpie
  • White pipe cleaners (for skull)
  • Green pipe cleaners (for pumpkin)

Halloween Party Picks How-To

1. Use a 1-inch Styrofoam ball. If you're making a witch or skull, mold ball into an upside-down pear shape; otherwise, leave as is.

2. Brush craft glue onto one side of a 3-by-1 1/2-inch strip of colored construction paper.

3. Wrap the paper around the ball, and crimp the edges so that the fold lays flat along the top and bottom. Trim away the excess paper.

4. Dip the tip of a double-pointed toothpick into glue and insert it into the bottom of the ball.

5. Brush a light coat of the matte medium around the ball to seal the paper layer.

6. Let dry for about 20 minutes before you begin to draw different faces on the ball.


Draw on cat face and whiskers with a white extra fine point paint pen. Cut out 2 small triangles of black construction paper, and glue them to the top of the ball for ears.


Draw on a skull face with a black extra fine point paint pen. Twist two 2-inch pieces of white pipe cleaner around the toothpick to make crossbones.


Draw on jack-o'-lantern face with a black extra fine point paint pen. Twist a tiny curlicue of green pipe cleaner, and glue it on top to make a stem.


Draw on bat fangs and eyes using red and white extra fine point paint pens. Cut out 2 small bat wings from black tissue paper, and glue them to the back of the ball.


Draw on witch face with a black extra fine point permanent marker. Insert the tip of a toothpick into the center of the face to make the nose; paint the nose black with a paint pen. To make the bottom of the witch's hat, cut out a small doughnut shape from construction paper. For the conical body of the hat, cut out a half circle, and overlap the two pointed ends; affix them with craft glue. Attach the two hat pieces with glue.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October means Halloween!

photo from Country Living Magazine

These brownies are easy your little goblins will love them.
Brownie Goblins
Prepare brownie mix as label directs but bake in 15 1/2" by 10 1/2" jelly-roll pan only 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool brownie in pan. When cool, cut out brownie using ghost-shaped cookie cutter.

To decorate, melt white candy coating as above; use to pipe outline on top of ghost cutout. When outline is set, fill in interior with additional melted candy. When set, pipe on brown eyes and mouth. Let set.

Download some fun Family Night goodies.
via  Halloween Tricks & Treats 2006

Pineapple Hill has  new Halloween goodies at Hearts and Hands