Fajitas-n-Ritas Fiesta Sorpresa (March 1, 2008)

Friends: I did it! I pulled it off (with lots of help – Thanks, Mom, Clay, Gary, Jennie, Papi, Soleil and kids). Antonio’s 40th Birthday Fajitas-n-Ritas Surprise Fiesta was a success. Ole! His best friend, George (pictured above) took Antonio out for the day for a belated birthday celebration to have lunch and to see […] Read More

Categories: Birthday, Cooking, cuisine, Family, Fiesta, food, Friends, Party
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Eliana’s First Reconciliation

Friends, On Saturday, February 23, 2008, Eliana, my 7 year old, had her First Reconciliation. In the Catholic faith, this is when children first confess their sins and receive their penance. All the second graders looked so sweet, girls in their Sunday best and boys in little suits. The ceremony was held at the church […] Read More

Categories: Catholic, Children, Church, Family, Reconciliation
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Together Time Activity: Family Story Theater

Friends: Create a family story drama! Using a script, each person is assigned a role (or multiple roles). You can use a pre-made script such as “The Turtle Who Would Not Stop Talking” or other story theater scripts included in the “Story Collection” section of my website. Videotape your performance or better yet, perform it […] Read More

Categories: Children, Family, Kids, Performance, Stories, Story Fest, story theater, Storytelling
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Post-Katrina Angels

Friends: On Sunday, February 18, 2008, I had a photo session. My photographer, Randy, lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His mother lives in Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, and that is where we had my photo session – in her newly rebuilt house (because I live closer to Chalmette than to Baton Rouge). St. Bernard Parish […] Read More

Categories: Angels, Family, Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana, New Orleans
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Craft: Valentine Box

Friends: Happy Valentine’s Day. I made this simple Valentine carrying box for Eliana, my seven year old. She is taking it to school, stuffed with Valentine treats for her classmates. She can also bring home the Valentine treats she receives. It’s very easy. It took less than ten minutes. Materials: Tissue Box with large opening […] Read More

Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, Kids, Valentine Craft, Valentine’s Day
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Organized and Energized! – Part 8 The Home Office

ORGANIZED AND ENERGIZED! PART 8 – THE HOME OFFICE By Dianne de Las Casas The Home Office In this day and age, nearly everyone has a computer at home. People bring work home and more people are working from home. The home office has become a mainstay in the Western world. In my house, we […] Read More

Categories: Cleaning, Family, Home Office, Organization, Organization Supplies
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Organized and Energized! – Part 7 The Master Bedroom

ORGANIZED AND ENERGIZED! – PART 7 THE MASTER BEDROOM By Dianne de Las Casas The Master Bedroom The bedroom is the first and last place you see every day. It should be your space, a space you can relax in – watch the news before you snooze, listen to a favorite song, or read your […] Read More

Categories: Bed, Bedroom, Cleaning, Family, Organization, Organization Supplies
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Organized and Energized! – Part 6 The Bathroom

ORGANIZED AND ENERGIZED! – PART 6 THE BATHROOM By Dianne de Las Casas The Bathroom This is a room that everyone visits several times a day, including guests. It’s also a room that because it’s filled with moisture, can build up with bacteria. Keeping the bathroom both clean and tidy is a must. The bathroom […] Read More

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Organized and Energized! Part 4 – The Kitchen and the Dining Area

ORGANIZED AND ENERGIZED! PART 4 – THE KITCHEN AND THE DINING AREA By Dianne de Las Casas The Kitchen The hearth has always been the heart of the home. People gather where food lives. This room probably gets the most traffic each day, especially if you have children. The kitchen is also a room that […] Read More

Categories: Cleaning, Dining Room, Family, Kitchen, Organization, Organization Supplies
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Organized and Energized! Part 3 – The Living Room/Family Room

ORGANIZED AND ENERGIZED! PART 3 – THE LIVING ROOM/FAMILY ROOM By Dianne de Las Casas The Living Room or Family Room If this is the place where your family gathers to watch T.V., play games, and talk, then you definitely need to take control of the clutter in this area. You probably have a number […] Read More

Categories: Bookshelves, Cleaning, Entertainment Unit, Family, Living Room, Organization, Organization Supplies
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