Soleil’s Graduation Party – May 27, 2012

Friends: Because of my heavy travel schedule, we had to have Soleil’s graduation party a week after her graduation. I had tons of fun preparing for this party! The party had a turquoise and black and white damask theme. It was so pretty. We made LOTS of food. The salmon bites were amazing! The strawberry […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Entertaining, Party, Soleil

Soleil’s LSU Graduation – May 18, 2012

Friends: It has been a long time since my last blog post due to my incredibly busy travel and book schedule. I do; however, keep up posts on my Facebook and Instagram. I am proud to say that my 21 year old daughter, Soleil, graduated with a BFA from Louisiana State University with honors. She […] Read More

Categories: Academic Achievement, Academic Success, Dianne de Las Casas, Soleil

Author/Illustrator Program with Tedd Arnold – September 25-26, 2008

On Thursday and Friday, the Baton Rouge Public Library hosted a children’s book author/illustrator program (this is their 31st year). Their featured author/illustrator was Tedd Arnold. Tedd Arnold is the author/illustrator of Green Wilma, No Jumping on the Bed, Parts (and its sequels), Super Fly Guy (and its sequels), and many other books. Thursday night’s […] Read More

Categories: Artist, Author, Books, Children, Children’s Book Illustration, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Soleil

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

Soleil is Moved Into Her Dorm at LSU

Friends: Last week, my husband, my mom, and I moved Soleil into her dorm room at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was bittersweet for me. Things had been very tense leading up to the weeks before she left – I guess it’s just Mom not wanting to lose control. But that’s what […] Read More

Categories: college, Dorm, Organization, Organization Supplies, Soleil

Loyola Day for Soleil; Saturday, April 5, 2008

Friends: On Saturday, we accompanied Soleil to Loyola University New Orleans for an introduction to the college. Soleil received a $72,000 scholarship offer from the university so we wanted to see if Loyola would be a good fit for Soleil. We attended panels and information sessions throughout the morning. In the early afternoon, we toured […] Read More

Categories: college, Soleil