The Maker Menagerie, a modern craft fair

Come out and Support SLOcal! Local Food, Local Artisans, and Local Bands!

FREE Event for the whole family

Saturday, November 9, 2013

11 am to 5 pm

Filipino Cultural Center

885 South 13th Street

Grover Beach CA 93433

Vendor applications are still being accepted. They are also offering a limited number of community booth spaces to promote your non-profit or local business. More information at

Enjoy a SLO Weekend… Obon Festival



Come out and spend a great day at this amazing cultural festival! This is fun for the whole family. We’ll be there! This Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 1 pm to 8 pm.

From their posting…

“A great day filled with local vendors selling handmade items, food vendors, performances, traditional festivities, and so much more. This year we’re at a new venue because of the festival’s popularity and growth. This is our annual fundraiser and we are looking forward to welcoming EVERYONE to learn about an important celebration in Japanese culture. *Vendors will have both asian and non-asian goods and food”

Free Summertime Printable…Wildflowers


Enjoy this FREE printable that oozes summertime! Print it out and frame it, hang it, or mod podge it onto something bright. We love Summer and our readers and thought you deserved a little something on this Monday. Please, this is only for personal use and not to be used for commercial or other purposes. Copyrighted material of j.dexter creative group.

Click  HERE to download the .pdf.


Free Fourth of July Printable DIY Invitations

mssl my super slo life fourth of july invitation-page-0Please enjoy these FREE Printable 4th of July Invitations just for our readers! We hope you have a fantastic party! Don’t worry, when you print it out, the my super slo life watermark will not appear! Download HERE!

How to use the invitations…

1. Download the .pdf file HERE.

2. Print it out on regular letter size paper or cardstock.

3. Cut it down the middle and trim neatly.

4. Fill in all of the important party info.

5. Pass out or mail to all of your lucky party guests!


Enjoy a SLO Weekend…Lopez Lake Events- Nature Boat Cruise & Bats Campfire Show



Did you know that Lopez Lake, near Arroyo Grande, offers great events all year round? The lake isn’t just for fishing and camping, it is also for discovering the uniqueness of SLO nature. The Park Rangers are more than happy to show you everything that the Lopez Lake Preserve has to offer. This Saturday isn’t any different and there are 2 cool events for the whole family. We try to make our Enjoy a SLO Weekend feature a showcase for FREE events in the area but sometimes a small fee is worth it. So, if you want to escape the “city” head to Lopez Lake for a morning, evening, or all day nature feast.

Nature Boat Cruise 9:15 to 10:45 am  $6/adults $3/kids and $10/Park Entrance

Reservations required- (805) 788-2381

The 2 hour cruise covers the natural history, fauna, flora, etc.


All About Bats Campfire Show 8:30 to 9:30 pm   FREE event just pay $10/Park Entrance

Enjoy a SLO Weekend…The Classic at Pismo Beach Car Show

Pismo Beach will be all revved up this weekend with shining beauties. Come out for all of the festivities, see some amazing rides, watch them cruise old-school style, and spend the day at the beach. The Classic at Pismo Beach Car Show celebrates it’s 28th season this weekend and invites all of us to spend the weekend with them. Come early, the streets are blocked off in multiple places and this beach hamlet will be buzzing and leaving a lack of parking spaces for the masses.

Check out the schedule for the weekend…

Not sure you want to go to the car show? Head over to Cal Poly for their graduation or check out a free outdoor concert! Whatever you choose, get outside because it is beautiful.

3 FREE Printable Father’s Day Cards

printable fathers day

Wow your pops with a cool card! Our creative friends at J. Dexter Marketing designed 3 cards just for our readers. It is so easy, just download the .pdf for FREE, print it out on cardstock (or photo paper), cut it out, fold it, and enjoy your dad’s smile! Don’t worry, when you download the .pdf the MSSL watermark won’t be there. Have fun makin’ his day!look up dad1

This is such a lovely sentiment. Download it HERE.

dad happy1Share this happy and sunny card with him. Download it HERE.

dad mustache1Do you have a hipster dad or a mustachioed one? He’ll flip for this card. Download it HERE.

Interested in having affordable and custom invitations, note cards, or other printables made? Email J. Dexter Marketing at jdextermarketing[at]gmail[dot]com

Outdoor Concerts in SLO County

outdoor concertsWe’re blessed to have amazing weather on the California Central Coast and cities throughout the county celebrate with outdoor concerts. We love attending concerts in the park and when we moved here I started asking around about events in our new home. So, I thought I would share this information with all of you newbies and locals alike. I hope to run into you at the concerts. Please let us know if you have a concert series you’d like to list!

All of these events are FREE and family friendly!


Templeton– 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Templeton Community Park- June 13 through August 22, 2013 (no concert on July 4th) – click here for lineup


Paso Robles – 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Paso Robles City Park Gazebo – June 14 through August 23, 2013 – click here for the lineup

San Luis Obispo – 5 to 8 pm in Mission Plaza – June 14 through September 6, 2013 – click here for more info and the lineup


Atascadero – 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Lake Park – June 29 through August 10, 2013 – click here for the lineup

Los Osos – 2 to 6 pm at Sea Pines Golf Resort – June 8 through July 27, 2013 – no outside food or beverage allowed – click here for their facebook page


Grover Beach – 3 to 6 pm in Ramona Park – June 2 through September 29, 2013 – click here for the lineup

Arroyo Grande – 1 pm at Heritage Square Park – June 9 through September 22, 2013 – click here for the lineup

Pismo Beach – 1 to 4 pm at Dinosaur Caves Park – June 9th, July 14th, and August 11, 2013 – click here for the lineup

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