Our Favorite Things

I use the convenience of the internet to buy toys, party decorations, school supplies, clothes and even groceries. It makes it so much easier for me and my little ones.

When the kids are sick or the weather is terrible, online shopping can be a life saver.
Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Battery-Powered Sing and Swim Bath Toy by ZURU - Baby Shark (Yellow)

This Pinkfong inspired yellow baby shark bath toy sings and swims in the bath and is a great way to encourage the kids to take a bath when they are resistant! This is one of the best toys I've gotten for my kids.
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot Soup Base Variety Value Package (Two Packs, Hot + Plain)

When we used to live on the East Coast, Mongolian retaurants were almost non-existent and we'd miss eating hot pot. We learned that you can buy these Little Sheep brand Hot Pot mixes from Amazon and the broth tastes the same. Remember to dilute water according to taste. I only use half of the contents each time per ying yang hot pot side, otherwise it would be too salty. 
Hot Pot is great to eat with a lot of people and for entertaining guests.

For Kids


I always have a tube of Neosporin in my diaper bag and one in the bathroom and also one in the kitchen. The kids get cuts and scapes while we're out and about and instead of buying a large tube, I always get the smaller sizes. I know it is more expensive by volume if I buy them in small sizes but they are more practical for me to carry when they are small. Also, did you know they also have an expiration date?
Minecraft Birthday Party Supplies
We've done a few DIY for our Minecraft themed Birthday Party but also utilized what's already on the market. We bought napkins from the Party City in Santa Maria but if that is too far, they also have the Minecraft pixelated napkins online, as well as other Minecraft-like decorations like Happy Birthday sign, pencils, tablecloth and more. See our recommended list of places for a kid's birthday party.
Piglet Puppet
This is similar (or maybe even the exact) to the piglet puppet that SanLuisObispoMom.com played with on the video posted on Instagram and Pinterest.

This piglet puppet actually looks very realistic.
Treasure X Alien

You actually dissect the alien and find characters inside of the Treasure x Alien toys! Our boys really enjoyed this toy but I had to do a lot of helping with opening up the alien with the plastic knife they provided. There's a lot of slime inside so it does require some cleaning afterwards. However, the kids really enjoyed the dissection process and would take the parts apart and but them back together again.

I always worry about my kids not getting enough nutrients because they are light eaters. We started out with vanilla flavor pediasure and then once they got introduced to chocolate flavor pediasure by accident, they now only drink chocolate pediasure. I always mix half pediasure and half white milk in a cup for them. They seldomly drink it without some white milk because it is just too sweet. This way I know they are getting enough protein, dozens of minerals and other nutrients. Lucky for me, both my kids like to drink them. Sometimes it's cheaper on walmart.com versus Amazon so compare the prices before you buy.

For Moms

Vintage Grover Beach, CA Palm Trees & Sunset Beach T-Shirt 

While Pismo Beach and Oceano Dunes t-shirts are easy to find in San Luis Obispo county stores, a Grover Beach t-shirt is extremely hard to get locally. Your better bet is ordering one online. Find a full selection of Grover Beach t-shirts here.
Echo Show 5

I somehow got really lucky when I ordered my Echo Show 5 during Black Friday. Mine came in white! However, you can buy them in charcoal from Amazon. I used my Echo Show like an Echo Dot but it works better in my opinion because it operates amazingly like a clock and alarm, plus more! I tell it to play my favorite BTS songs, sing lullabies at night and call my mother-in-law with ease where she can see us and we can see her, hands-free with technology she is comfortable with. I totally recommend this. It has so many other functions like security and even opening your blinds at home if you have the right additional add-ons.

BTS Fan Sweatshirt
This is the identical BTS Sweatshirt that @SanLuisObispoMom wore on Instagram. Love Yourself.
Star Wars Mug, Lightsabers Appear With Heat (12 oz)

This light saber heat-activated mug is great for any Star Wars fan. I have the same one at home. Don't put the mug in your dishwasher or the design will peel!

I like to blend my own acai bowl or smoothie at home using a frozen packet of acai that I'd find in the freezer section of a grocery store but if you have a hard time finding them frozen in your location, you can actually order the powder acai online. Acai is a superfood and in powder form, you can also pack them for travel. See @sanluisobispomom instagram for inspiration on acai bowls made at home.
Coach Belt Bag

This is the same belt bag from Coach that @sanluisobispomom carried at a family wedding. It comes with a black belt that you can attach or remove.

If you are a local to San Luis Obispo area, there is a Coach Outlet store at Pismo Beach Outlets and I've spotted this exact belt bag there before. I don't know if they'll always have this there as a surplus but if you really like it and live faraway, your best bet is online.
Oil-less Turkey Fryer

We use our oil-less turkey fryer to fry our turkeys and also our hams too! You have to use this type of fryer outside though and in an open air space.

It requires propane so you'll also have to get propane and a propane tank, if you don't have one already. You can only fry one turkey or ham at a time. We use it every fall season! It makes the crust crispy. 
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