Pensacola, Florida Vacation – May 30, 2012

Friends: Kid Chef Eliana and I decided to take a working vacation in Pensacola, Florida to finish the revisions to her upcoming cookbook, Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana, which is being published by Pelican Publishing in Spring 2013. We stayed at a bed and breakfast that is a beach mansion on a private bay in Pensacola. […] Read More

Categories: Author, Beach, Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, food, Kid Chef Eliana, Kids Cooking

West Ship Island, Mississippi – Sunday, July 5, 2009

Friends: My family and I took a day trip to West Ship Island, located 11 miles off the coast in the Mississippi Sound. To get there, you have to take an hour ferry ride. It was a nice ride across the sound. We even saw dolphins and a dredging station that keeps the channel deep […] Read More

Categories: Beach, Dianne de Las Casas, Family, Travel

New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference 11-14 & 11-15-08

Friends: I arrived in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference. After signing books at the Libraries Unlimited booth, I went to dinner with Debby Laboon (Libraries Unlimited’s Authors Respresentative) and Anne Scharff (Greenwood Press’ Sales Representative). We met Judy […] Read More

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Dianne Performing Scared Silly at Audubon Elementary – Friday, October 31, 2008

Friends: I had the pleasure of performing at Audubon Elementary in Kenner, Louisiana. I performed at the school last year and many of the students remembered me! When they saw me, they began singing my song “Peanut Butter and Jelly Jam.” My “Scared Silly” show began with grades 3-5. The school was celebrating a Fall […] Read More

Categories: arts education, Beach, board games, cuisine, Dianne de Las Casas, Family, Fiesta, Hurricane Gustav, Kitchen, Language Arts, Literacy, Louisiana, New Orleans, Stories, Storytelling, Teaching Artist, Valentine Craft, Valentine’s Day

Birthday Fun in the Alabama Sun!

Friends, To celebrate my husband, Antonio’s, 40th birthday on February 23, 2008, I decided to take him to Orange Beach, Alabama for some R&R. We arrived in the late afternoon and had just enough time to walk on the beach and frolic in the sand. While walking on the beach, we saw some MASSIVE jellyfish. […] Read More

Categories: Beach, Birthday, Travel

Antonio’s Birthday Weekend!

Friends: This past week has been crazy, trying to meet deadlines – book deadlines, workshop handouts, finalizing details for my international trip to Guam and the Philippines, sending out contracts, and working on some big projects. But I had to take time out for my husband, Antonio. His birthday is Saturday, February 23, 2008 and […] Read More

Categories: Beach, Birthday, Travel