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, June 28, 2011

Summer Survival - Plants

Plants that tolerate heat:

Arizona Sun' Blanket Flower

Moss Rose (Portulaca Grandiflora)

CaptionRudbeckia (Black-eyed Susans)


and last but not least... 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fun for the 4th

Rocket Favors

Send your guests to the moon with these lively rockets. They make playful favor packages for an Independence Day bash or a child's summer birthday. And making them is a snap -- no rocket science required.
These cute favor packages are in the new July issue of Martha Stewart Living.
Perfect for a 4th of July party or any summer party for that matter!
Martha Stewart Living, July 2011 
Tools and Materials:
  • Rocket Crackers Clip Art
  • 8 1/2-by-11-inch heavyweight paper, in Matte
  • Double-sided tape
  • 8-by-5 1/2-inch pieces of white tissue paper
  • White twine
  • Hot-glue gun
  • American Starlights Candy (or any Red, White &/or Blue Candy)
Rocket Favor How To:
  1. Print the Rocket Crackers Clip Art onto heavyweight paper; cut out the shapes.
  2. Place the rectangular clip art blank side up. affix double-sided tape to 1 long edge. Fold a piece of tissue paper in half (so it measures 4 by 5 1/2 inches). Place the tissue fold at the bottom of the card stock, pressing it to the tape to secure.
  3. Roll the card stock and tissue into a tube, and secure with double-sided tape. Cinch the tissue at the bottom of the rocket, and tie it with twine.
  4. Roll fan-shaped clip art into a cone; secure with hot glue. Place candies inside rocket. Use hot glue to attach cone to body.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Tip - Strawberries

Hulling Strawberries

via Martha Stewart

 Use a grapefruit knife to hull strawberries. The curved blade will cut away the stems smoothly while leaving most of the fruit intact.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Cooking

Use your crockpot!

Do you need some good crock-pot recipes?
We've got ya covered.

Go ahead click away.

Crock Pot - Pork

Crock Pot - Fish & Seafood

Crock Pot - Soup, Stew & Chili

Need more Crock-pot inspiration ...
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