Weekend Breakfast: Egg in a Hole

Poof! And just like that, the weekend is almost over.  I just love making big family breakfasts on the weekends.  Everyone sleeps in, rolls downstairs still in their pj’s and we have a nice big breakfast. Lazy mornings are the best. 

This weekend was a little different. Saturday, I had a girls trip to a small town outside of Tucson. The tiny town of Sonoita is filled with wineries.  So I went with my sister, niece and a close friend and we spend the day tasting wine. So fun!!  But, we left at 9:30 in the morning, so I didn’t get to make our usual breakfast. 

My goodies from our day of wine tasting-


I had big plans this morning. Hubby has been so sweet to me lately, I wanted to make his favorite breakfast. He got up before me to get a brisket in his smoker for dinner. I woke up a little while later, planning to have 1 cup of coffee, and then get started on biscuits and sausage gravy….but Hubby got called in to work. (I hate when he gets called away for work, but I also hate to complain about overtime.)

I didn’t want to have Hubby leave for work without something in his belly.  I decided to make Egg in a Hole. It’s quick, simple and he could eat it in the car if necessary.  I don’t have recipe typed up for it- it’s super easy to make. 

You will need-

First, you’ll need to heat a skillet to medium and lightly coat with cooking spray.  Butter both sides of a slice of bread and place in the heated skillet. Take a medium sized biscuit cutter and cut a hole in the center of the bread. 

Crack an egg and add to the hole in the bread. I like to use only egg whites. 

Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

When the center of the egg is starting to set, flip the bread and egg to brown the other side. 

I served Hubbys Egg in a Hole with a fruit cup and oj. I just had the oj. 

Yummmmm

There it is- my quick but satisfying weekend breakfast.  I love traditions and this is definitely one that my family enjoys. I especially love that traditions can be tweaked to adjust to life. 

Happy weekend!  I hope you all enjoy making memories with your loved ones. 

Back in the Swing of Things

Well, the first day of school was a success. My 7th grader (S) decided middle school is not as scary as she thought. And my 10th grader is happy with all of her teachers. Win, win. 

I spent the day with Hubby. Again, working on projects around the house. He cleaned out the garage, we got some picture frames hung up, he put up a flag in his pool table room. I made cookies for the girls for after school (our first day of school tradition), and then we relaxed through the afternoon and watched Pirates of the Caribbean. 

What was left of the chocolate chip cookies after the girls got to them. πŸ˜‰

Day 2 of school was pretty exciting for S.  The whole town was without power for the entire morning. The middle school was just hanging out making arrangements to bus the kids to the high school. S said they just hung out in 1st period and didn’t do any classes or anything. I could have picked her up, but she said she was having fun. The power finally came back in around lunchtime. 

One of my favorite things about living in his area are the rains. Normally, I hate rain. But most of the time, the rain here come and goes so fast, you could miss it. But even if it’s not raining where you are, there is a good chance you’ll get to see the beautiful rainbows. 

We were able to see this entire rainbow from our backyard! 😍

What is everyone up to this week? When do your kids go back to school? 

Talk soon!

Good -bye Sweet Summertime

I cannot believe summer vacation is over. How did this happen?  It was just yesterday we were taking end of school pictures and looking forward to the lazy days of summer…right?

Apparently not. We’ve completed school shopping and I’m a lot poorer than I was a month ago. The backpacks are packed and ready for tomorrow. These girls are excited and not excited at the same time. One is starting 10th grade and my youngest us starting 7th. 7th grade?!?  My baby is in middle school. She’s pretty nervous about a new school, new kids, and everything that goes along with the first day jitters. She knows of a few friends in her classes, but most of her close friends will be indifferent classes. Poor thing. 

So what has everyone been up to this summer?  My girls took a vacation with my mom, and that was literally the only thing we had going on. I thought about taking them on a roadtrip, but that didn’t work out. Most of my summer was spent shuttling them back and forth to friends houses. A little boring for me, but I know this season of life won’t last forever and I will miss it. 

So being home bound let hubby and I work on some projects around the house. He had a vegetable garden, I did a lot of shopping for native plants for our backyard. I’m really enjoying getting to know this beautiful area and see the amazing things it can produce.  

Our backyard is up against a wash (like a natural roadway for rainwater- rain falls so hard and fast here, and the ground is so hard it won’t absorb, the rain has to have some place to go), so we get to see quite a few desert animals. We’ve had coyotes,javalina and quail. And a few unidentified creatures. 😳 Hubby and I enjoy looking to see what will pass by our backyard. 

That was basically our summer. The kids go back tomorrow. Today is family dinner at our house. Sharknado 5 is on today so we’re going to watch a few silly shark movies and have everyone over for pulled pork sandwiches, with a pork shoulder Hubby smoked the other night. We tried it yesterday and it was DELICIOUS!  I can’t wait. 

I guess that’s all for today. Hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things and post a little more often.  I’m pretty sure I said that same thing at the end of the school year. Haha 

Talk to you all soon!

Memorial Day 2017

Hi guys!  What is everyone doing this Memorial Day weekend?  

Saturday I spent my morning cleaning and running errands.  And I had a friend come over for lunch. It was so nice catching up with her!! She even brought me a housewarming gift. She is so sweet. We used to work together, so we went from seeing each other everyday and this is the first time I’ve seen her in months.  For lunch I made tiny meatball subs. It’s a recipe Hubby shared with me from Facebook. I think it’s one of those Tasty videos. I didn’t take any pictures- I am terrible about that. I really have to remember to take more pictures. Anyway- they were delicious!! 

My housewarming gift- 

Saturday night, Hubby and I went on a date!! We don’t do that often enough, but it was so nice. He bought tickets at The Roadhouse Theater. It’s a movie theater here in Tucson, they have reclining love seats and you can order dinner and drinks while you watch the movie. We went to a late showing of Pirates of the Carribean. (We LOVE those movies!!)  We ordered some of their gourmet popcorn and beer.  

Date night! 


Sunday is always family day. We had a cookout with burgers and hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans, strawberry pretzel salad and chocolate cake for dessert. (Again- no pictures)  It was nice to hang out and eat yummy food. 

Today, we are relaxing. Hanging out at home, and remembering those who gave everything for our freedom. β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend! 

It’s May already??

It’s been a while since I checked in. About a month and a half, I guess. It’s really true that time flies. 

We ended up closing on our house on March 31st. April was spent moving, unpacking, and organizing. I’m very relieved to be in, I still am completely in love with our new home. We have beautiful mountain views, we’re in a great neighborhood and our kids are happy here too. Win, win, win. 😁

Celebrating our new house with family πŸ₯‚


The view from our backyard ❀️


We hosted Easter dinner after moving in 2 weeks before. We pulled it off and everything was perfect. My hubby was a huge help!  He got all of my pictures and wall decor hung up, organized the backyard and even did some cleaning.  Everything turned out lovely for dinner, and we had beautiful weather. I wish I would have taken some pics of the food and table settings. 

Also in April- my youngest daughter had her school play. This year she didn’t have a part in the play- she was in the stage crew. She really loved it! The kids did such a good job. It was Seusical the Musical. You never really know what you’re going to get at an elementary school play. πŸ˜‰ But they really did a nice job. 

I hope you all had a beautiful Mothers Day weekend!!  Saturday my hubby had a golf event, so I hung out at home, did some cleaning and caught up on my dvr. Also, the a/c went out!! That could be a terrible thing in May in the desert, but thank goodness we had some cool days. The a/c guy was able to get here on Tuesday  and everything is fine now. Sunday started with breakfast in bed (the first time ever- I am always the first one up) and then we took the girls to Mt Lemmon. It’s kind of become our Mothers Day tradition.  We went to my sisters house for lunch after (since our a/c was out) and had chicken ceasar salads. So delicious. 

Hubby and I at one of the lookouts. Ignore my hair- the wind was crazy!

Not quite the top-  but still an amazing view. 

I’d love to hear about your Mother’s Day. I hope you all felt loved and appreciated. ❀️

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Hi!!! I’m Courtney. 

I’m a wife, mom of 2 girls and 3 fur babies and a lover of all thing domestic.  I’ve decided to start blogging to hold myself accountable for daily tasks and to encourage others to do the same. I’ll be sharing recipes, cleaning tips, diy and crafting, decorating, my weight loss journey..and whatever else crosses my path. 

A little about me…I am Dayne’s wife, we have 2 daughters, 1 dog and 3 cats.  We live in sunny Tucson, Arizona.  I love to read, watch movies and hang out with my family.