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, September 30, 2010

Celebrate Halloween 
with our new
Halloween Banner!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloween Candy Jars

Candy Jars

 Cute Candy Jar Labels to Print
from Martha Stewart

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Tip - Toothpaste

via Heloise's Hints

Clever Uses for Toothpaste 

  • Clean chrome: Shine sink fixtures (rub over faucets with a wet sponge)
  • Eliminate cooking smells: Remove garlic or fish odors from your hands
  • Polish silver: Clean silver jewelry in a pinchBanish blemishes: Get rid of a pimple
  • Soothe skin: Relieve itch from a mosquito bite.

Note: Toothpaste comes in many formulas -- gel, whitening, baking soda. It's best to use a dab or two of the regular white paste

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ghostly Halloween Cake

Super fast and not at all scary—these whimsical ghosts gather ever so sweetly around a purchased angel food cake. Use any sort of Halloween candy or favor you like to complete your presentation.

Host of Ghosts Cake
(from Cakes for Kids, by Matthew Mead)
Epicurious  | October 2008
by Matthew Mead

yield: Makes one 9-inch cake; serves 12 to 16

  • One purchased 9-inch angel food cake
  • 2 recipes Seven Minute Frosting , at room temperature
  • Small sugar candy eyes, 2 for each ghost

  • 10-inch cake plate, for serving
  • Small offset spatula
  • Disposable decorating bag
  • Assorted eggcups and salt wells, for serving

1. Place the cake on the cake plate. Reserve 1 cup of frosting to make additional ghost figures. Using an offset spatula, fill the hole in the center of the cake with frosting and then spread frosting over the top and sides in a wavy pattern.
2. Add the reserved frosting to the decorating bag; snip off the tip of the bag to create a 1/8- to 1/4-inch opening.
3. Referring to the photo, pipe as many ghosts as you like onto and around the cake and into the eggcups. For each, apply pressure to squeeze out some frosting for a base, then lift the bag slowly, decreasing the pressure until the ghost is the desired size; stop the pressure and lift off the bag. Add 2 candy eyes to each ghost.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

It's beginning to look like

HalloweeTricks & Treats

Tricky Treats

 Got Treats? Sign 

 Halloween Clown Bo 

 Fritzy Witch

Just some cute ideas to make this Halloween fun!
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.
Yummy Mummy Dogs 

More Halloween Recipes

Carve out a pumpkin to Chill Beverages!

(I can't remember when I saw this picture for the life of me and have searched everywhere to find it again. Sorry.)
Click HERE for some fun Halloween Labels
Like These!

More great labels HERE
Lots of Great Halloween Recipes and ideas

Have Fun!
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Tip - anti aging

Best Anti Aging Foods
     by Colleen Moody

Age may just be a number, but it’s not one we like to give out willingly. Knock a few years off by tweaking your diet with these foods proven to be full of anti-aging properties. Plus, they'll help you reap the benefits of a smaller waist, too.


Guacamole, anyone? According to Paula Simpson, BASc, RNCP, the oil found in avocados works to toughen your skin while also hydrating it. Another perk? "Avocados are full of monounsaturated fatty acids," says Robyn Flipse, MS, RD. "This is the healthiest type of fat for the cardiovascular system because it doesn't promote inflammation."


Stocked with antioxidants, these yummy snacks neutralize damaging free radicals, says Simpson. They also help the body manufacture collagen, leaving your skin firm and smooth.

Carrots and Tomatoes

The more colorful the better, says Flipse. These bright veggies are stocked with phytonutrients and antioxidants, both of which protect against damaging free radicals. The beta carotene and lycopene found in them also protect your skin from sun damage and repair skin cells, says Simpson.

 Tofu, Soymilk, & Edamame

These nibbles favored by vegetarians contain natural phytoestrogens that help keep skin resilient and may even actually slow down the aging process, Simpson says.

Dark Chocolate

Some say, "Too good to be true," but Flipse says, "Resveratorol and flavanols." These two compounds are the good stuff in dark chocolate that promote circulation and can even protect against moderate sun damage. Just make sure to choose dark chocolate over milk, as the dark chocolate is more beneficial to your health.


Eating kiwifruit will not only help maintain clear skin, it will also promote healthy bones. Drayer says one cup peeled kiwifruit contains more vitamin C than the equivalent amount of oranges. Plus, it neutralizes free radicals that could lead to things like cancer and heart disease


"Walnuts are one of the only nuts that contain a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids," says Drayer. "This has been shown to protect against high blood pressure and heart disease, and increase bone strength." Their anti-inflammatory perks also relieve skin diseases such as eczema and even asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.

You can learn about additional "Top Foods"

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