Shredded Adobo Chicken Recipe | Spectacular Summer Blog Hop #19

Who here is on the hunt for quick vacation or week-night meals? *raises own hand* With our little girl starting daycare next week and me going back to work the week after, we are on the lookout for delicious meals that can be prepared and cooked in advance or while we’re at work. My husband’s Mexican, so of course adobo sauce is something we know well and love to use when cooking! This recipe for pressure-cooker shredded chicken in adobo from Crafting a Family sounds like the perfect addition to our quick-meal roster. It makes a great addition to our Spectacular Summer Blog Hop, because so many of us are back to school shortly and are in need of tasty, simple meal ideas.

Susan created the recipe as a vacation meal option for those small hotel kitchenettes, but I can see this being a great idea for a large family gathering of any kind, or just for a fast week-night meal. Tacos are always a crowd-pleaser! Susan also has a fabulous beach vacation packing checklist that I will be pinning for later. (We’re hoping that a beach vacation is in our near-future.)

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DIY Washi Tape Chalkboard | Spectacular Summer Blog Hop #18

August has arrived, which means it is the final month of the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop. It’s been great sharing the inspiring projects of my fellow bloggers, and today is another great post! Confessions of a Mommyaholic has a quick and simple back-to-school chalkboard craft for you to make. This DIY washi-tape chalkboard would be a charming addition to back-to-school (or in our case, first-day-of-daycare) photos and could be used for special milestone pictures throughout the year. It’s great to take a nice photo on the first day, but there are also those brough-home-a-certificate or played-your-first-band-concert moments that deserve to be captured! 

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DIY Watermelon Headband | Spectacular Summer Blog Hop #17

Calling all moms and grandmas and aunties (or crafty dads or grandpas or uncles… ’cause let’s face it: crafting is something anyone can enjoy!): today’s Spectacular Summer Blog Hop post is a perfect craft to make with your little one as a special back-to-school/daycare project. Jen from JENerally Informed has come up with the sweetest DIY watermelon headband. We are just heading into headband territory (our little girl turned one last week), so this is perfect timing! I know one grandma that’s going to love this idea… 😉

I can see this being a great party activity too, so if you’re planning a birthday for an August baby, be sure to head over to Jen’s blog and pin it for later. 

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