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, November 24, 2011

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Tip - Ready for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Dinner 101

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Serve up a crowd-pleasing holiday spread
with this helpful cooking guide from
 Woman's Day:

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

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Cute Thanksgiving Place Cards

via Holly Mathis Interiors

Remember these from last year:
via Martha Stewart

To help you create decorative place cards for the Thanksgiving table,
Martha Stewart has free clip art. Download and print the place cards
(cream or neutral-colored card stock will work best),
cut along the dotted line, inscribe your guest's name,
and score down the middle with a bone folder.
You can also make a flat card with a border by using double-sided tape to affix the place-card design to a piece of card stock 1/4 inch larger than the place card. You can punch a hole in it and use twine to tie it to a napkin, or simply tuck it into the napkin.

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note from Jenny at Picky Palate: 
Another simple recipe that’s perfect for brunch or any 
time of  day for that matter.  The cream cheese frosting on top is good enough to keep on hand for dipping fruit or crackers.

Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Breakfast Rolls

  • 2 packages/cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 4 0z cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup canned pumpkin (Libby’s)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Unroll crescent rolls to form 4 rectangles placed side by side.  Pinch seams together to form one long rectangle.  Place cream cheese, brown sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg into a mixer; beat until well combined.  Spread mixture over crescents leaving a 1/2 inch border around edges.  Starting at long end, roll up then cut into 1 inch pieces.  Place around 2 9 inch cake pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray.  I left the centers open so the rolls form a circle.
  2. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.  Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.  Frost warm rolls with cream cheese frosting recipe below.

  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon canned pumpkin (Libby’s)

 Mix all ingredients into a large bowl until smooth.  Spread over warm rolls.


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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Adorable Pumpkin Cakes

Pumpkin Cakes

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Makes 48 to 60 mini cakes
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

Garnish: decorative skewers or picks

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a rimmed 18x12-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat pumpkin, eggs, oil, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until ingredients are well mixed. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and salt, whisking until well blended.
4. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, beating until just combined. Pour batter onto prepared baking sheet, smoothing with an offset spatula. 
5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 18 minutes. Cool in pan. Freeze for 4 hours. 
6. Using a 1 1/2-inch round cutter, cut as many circles from frozen cake as possible, avoiding edges. Slice frozen cake circles in half horizontally. Set aside. 
7. Place Cream Cheese Frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a medium star tip. Pipe frosting onto bottom halves of cake circles. Top with remaining cake halves. Pipe a star on top of each mini cake. 
8. Garnish each mini cake with a decorative skewer or pick, if desired.

(from Country Living Magazine)


·         1 package(s) (8-ounce) Cream Cheese, softened
·         1/4 cup(s) Pumpkin Purée
·         1/4 cup(s) (1/2 stick) Unsalted Butter, softened
·         1 tablespoon(s) Fresh Orange Juice
·         1 teaspoon(s) Grated Orange Zest
·         1/2 teaspoon(s) Pure Vanilla Extract
·         4 cup(s) Confectioners' Sugar, sifted


Blend the cream cheese, pumpkin purée, butter, orange juice, zest, and vanilla in a large bowl using an electric mixer set at medium speed until smooth. Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and creamy -- about 5 more minutes.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Tip - 50 fun fall activities

Featured Blog: Digital Reflections

50 Fun Fall Activities

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 There is so much to enjoy about Fall and so many opportunities to create memories, traditions and just have good time.  Here is our list for this Fall, given the number of days from Oct. 1st to Thanksgiving, this is pretty much an activity a day type of list.  Hope you enjoy the list, and check back every so often for more details on the ideas, and photos of our projects.
1.  Take a Nature Walk
2.  Collect leaves, identify, sort and do leaf rubbings.
3.  Make a Fall Tree Centerpiece (crafty crow link to show details).
4.  Make Corn Prints or Apple Prints 
5.  Use items from your nature walk, to create a Fall sensory board/Nature Table.
6.  Visit an Apple Orchard
7.  Collect variety of apples and use for matching, sorting, addition, subtraction.
8.  Make Applesauce from scratch.
9.  Bake apple pies, or apple cakes and deliver to somone who is under the weather, or in need of some cheering up.
10.  Make homeade apple cider, package up dry ingredients for gifts for the mail man, librarian, teachers.
12.  Make a pinecone votive.
14.  Go to a Fall Festival.
15.  Go to a Pumpkin Patch. 
16.  Host a Pumkin Carving Party.
17.  Paint Pumpkin faces.
19.  Bake pumpkin pies.
20. Create Pet Rock Pumpkins.
21. Make playdough apples and pumpkins.
22. Make and give away these cute little Apple Yarn Favors.
23. Plan a neighborhood EyeSpy with a list of Fall items.
24. Make a Paint Stick Scarecrow.
25. Go to a farmers market.
26.   Visit a petting zoo.
27.  Knit scarves or hats for a Fall/Winter Clothing Drive.
28.  Participate in a Canned food drive.
29.  Enjoy a Fall Picnic.
30.  Make hand and feet print art and tuck away after the Fall season each year.
31.  Host a Halloween party, complete with costume contest, bobbing for apples, and a cake walk.
32.  Host story time at your house, and pull out your favorite Fall books.
33.  Make your own marshmallows for roasting over a campfire.
34.  Make your own TickTac Toe  and use all sorts of manipulatives found on your various fall outings, from acorns to small leaves, stones, or minipumpkins from the craft store.
35.  Rake a neighbors yard.
37. Dry fruit for snack time.
38.  Make 4 season posters (use a painted hand and wrist for the tree and let the kids paint the scenery and tree according to the season.)
39.  Create a countdown to Thanksgiving calendar.
40.  Make A Thankgiving Tree, and each day have the kids write one thing they are thankful for and on Thanksgiving day, everyone reads the tree and is reminded of all their blessings.
41.  Make a corn husk doll.
42.  Make a plaque with your fall finds.  Ordinary life magic  (a great blog find)
43. Visit a planetarium, read about the seasons and weather patterns and space.
44.  Take a photowalk around your neighborhood and let the kids take photos of the seasonal changes and then create a collage with their photos.
45.  Create beautiful Fall Mixed Media pieces (i love these ideas and this blog is a family favorite).
46.  Visit the library and check out Fall themed books.
47.  Camp Out in your backyard.
49.  Can some jam, veggies, sauces to store up for the winter (introduce your children to hibernation and get some books on animal habitats.)
50.  Do one thing each day that relates to the season, bake bread, take a walk, enjoy the crisp air, read a Fall related book, everyday is an opportunity to create memories, spark creativity and enjoy the treasure that life is.

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