Eliana’s Valentine Teddy Tea Party – Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friends: On Valentine’s Day, I threw a small tea for Eliana and her closest friends – “Eliana’s Valentine Teddy Tea.” They brought an animal with them and we had places for them at the table too. In addition, each girl received a new Valentine Teddy Bear. We served popcorn chicken, fries, 5 layer taco dip, […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, Valentine’s Day
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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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Craft: Turkey Wooden Spoon Puppet; Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Turkey Wooden Spoon Puppet Supplies: Large wooden spoon Construction paper (for feathers, beak and wattle) Scissors Glue gun Large googly eyes Markers Directions: Color the flat side of a large wooden spoon with a brown marker. Color slightly down the handle for the turkey’s neck. On four different colored sheets of construction paper (yellow, orange, […] Read More

Categories: Children, Crafts, Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, Kids, Puppet, puppetry, Stories, Storytelling, Thanksgiving
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Happy Halloween at Trick-O-Trunk – Friday, October 31, 2008

Friends: After my shows, I rushed home so that Eliana and I could get ready for “Trick-O-Trunk” at our church. “Trick-O-Trunk” is a gathering of cars in a parking lot, decorated for Halloween. Instead of the children trick-o-treating from house to house, they go from trunk to trunk. The children don’t have to walk as […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, Halloween
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Eliana’s Spookover – Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friends: Saturday was a blast! The night of my 8 year old daughter, Eliana’s Spookover, finally arrived! Eliana was ready for some swashbuckling fun. Argh, matey! We worked all day cleaning, decorating, and cooking. I set up my spooky backdrop and decorated the table full of frightening food – bloody pigs in a blanket, petrifying […] Read More

Categories: Children, Cooking, Crafts, Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, food, Games, Halloween, Kids, Party, Stories, Storytelling
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008 – Cooking Brings Us Together

Friends: It’s been a few days since my last blog. I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen with my 8 year old daughter, Eliana. What a delight she is. I love being around her – her enthusiasm is contagious. Since we began her blog, Eliana Cooks! A Creative Kid in the […] Read More

Categories: Cooking, Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, Kitchen, Recipe, Soleil
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September 13, 2008 – Eliana Cooks! A New Blog for Young Chefs

Friends: Today, my 8 year old daughter, Eliana, and I set up a new website/blog for her called “Eliana Cooks! A Creative Kid in the Kitchen.” The blog features recipes, reviews, and fun information about food for young chefs. Since Eliana was 4 years old, she has expressed interest in becoming a chef. When she […] Read More

Categories: Cooking, Eliana, food, Kitchen, Recipes
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