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.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Just In

Looking for a unique sibling gift or an adorable personalized gift? You must check out these adorable t-shirts and onesie. They feature a slightly more sophisticated design than the typical personalized shirt. Too cute for words, and available in a number of styles, colors, and sayings. The “Big Sister” or “Big Brother” Tee would be the perfect gift for an older sibling welcoming a new baby to the family.  

Spice Up Your Wardrobe with Personal Splash!

We are still in the process of adding this great new line so check back often!

Preview of more to come:
Personalized Triplet A B C Shirt - The OriginalPersonalized Twin A or Twin B Tee - The Original

Personalized FishTee - The Spring/Summer Collection

Personalized Crab Tee - The Spring/Summer CollectionPersonalized  Green Red Chritmas Shirt - The Polka DotPersonalized Boys or Girls Tee - The Grant


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday Tip - Lovin' Lemons

More Uses for
Natural Whitener
Natural Whiteners
Tea and coffee stains can be removed from ceramic cups with denture-cleaning tablets. Just fill the cup with warm water, and drop in a tablet. When the tablet stops fizzing, empty the cup, and if it's still stained, repeat the process. To whiten cloth napkins, linens, and even socks, fill a large pot with water, and drop in several slices of lemon. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat. Add the linens, and let them soak for about an hour. Then launder as usual. Many bathroom cleansers are gritty; they may be effective at cleaning grout, but they can scratch tiles. Baking soda is a safe and inexpensive alternative. First, wet the grout, and apply the baking soda to the stained area with an old toothbrush. Work on a small section at a time, and then rinse clean.aaaa

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts
via Martha Stewart
Tip from Martha:
You may use any size heart cutters you like to make these shortbreads; the chocolate is optional. For the most beautiful cookies, don't reroll the scraps.

Makes 4 dozen 2 1/2-inch heart cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

  • 3/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil or pure vegetable shortening


1.In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until combined. On slow speed, beat in flour and salt until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; chill until firm, at least 2 hours, or overnight.

2.On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until 1/16-to-1/8 inch thick. Cut out hearts with a 2-inch heart cookie cutter. Transfer cookies to an ungreased baking sheet; chill for 30 minutes.

3.Heat oven to 300 degrees with a rack in the center. Press the tines of a fork into each cookie to make designs. Bake until just beginning to brown around the edges, about 18 minutes. (Cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about 5 days.)

4.In the top of a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl set over simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally. Stir in the oil. Dip half or one third of each cookie into the chocolate mixture. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to dry, or place them on a piece of parchment paper in the freezer for 10 minutes. Serve.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Did you say eye candy?


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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's Day Desserts


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday Tip-all those packets!

Clever Uses for Mustard or Soy Sauce Packets

Do you have lots of these?
 I found this great tip from Heloise!
Use them as mini ice packs: If you get condiment packets with a take-out meal, put them in the freezer. 
They make great mini ice packs for small boo-boos.