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Browsing Archive: April, 2021

Things To Do in Oceano, California - Pismo State Park - San Luis Obispo County

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Monday, April 19, 2021, In : Oceano 
Oceano is a quieter beach town than neighboring Grover Beach and Pismo Beach but it is still part of Pismo State Beach and visitors are catching on to the this little gem in San Luis Obispo County. It is actually where the famous Dunes are located but many visitors would often mistakenly think they're still in Pismo Beach, when in fact, the Oceano Dunes are located well, in Oceano, California.

There's a mix of the old and new. It's trying to change but there is a bit of some hesitation. I li...
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Kindergarteners In Training (K.I.T.) Preschool by City of Arroyo Grande Review

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Sunday, April 18, 2021, In : Preschool 
It was two years ago when my older son was in the Kindergarten in Training program, K.I.T. for short, that's run by the City of Arroyo Grande but I hadn't had the chance to write a review here about my thoughts of the program until now. More things in San Luis Obispo County are starting to open up, including preschools, so I thought it would be helpful for other parents out there if they are looking for a review on preschools.

When I had enrolled my son in the K.I.T. program, he was turning ...
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Making Homemade Granola with Instant Oatmeal Packets

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Monday, April 12, 2021, In : DIY 
I've been in a granola mood today and thought to myself, I've never made my own granola before. I don't have any plain oats at home, just the instant oatmeal packets so I started digging online to see if there are recipes that used instant oatmeal packets. After comparing a few recipes, I decided to concoct my own using the ingredients I already have on hand. I made a small batch and here's how it turned out!

homemade granola using instant oatmeal packets(My finished granola using apple & cinnamon instant oatmeal packets, flax seeds, tabl...
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Whole Chicken in Crock Pot for Easter Day

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Sunday, April 4, 2021, In : Recipes 
 (We made these colored eggs with emoji stickers that came in our Easter egg coloring kit.)

Instead of ham this Easter, I am cooking a whole chicken in a crock pot today. I've done it before in the past and am not sure why I haven't cook my chicken this way more often. I think it's because it takes a long time and requires a bit of planning. 

For the whole chicken, I am seasoning with fresh garlic, 2 lemons, dried oregano, salt and pepper. I crushed a whole garlic and...
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San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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