About chelsea

Chelsea is mama to 4 year old Will and partner to her oilfield man and best friend of 16 years, Jacob. She splits her time between the family’s camper in the North Dakota Oil Patch and a small urban homestead in Kentucky. Chelsea writes about the family’s camper adventures at www.talesofanoilfieldgypsy.blogspot.com. She is a batik artist and loves teaching others about the art of batik at www.beautyofbatik.com. She can also be found working on her other sites www.chelseaniehaus.com and www.urbanagricultureinfo.com. In her moments of spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing and gardening.

So Long and Take Care, Oilfield Wives!

Happy Halloween, y’all! As you may or may not know Halloween is considered to be the last harvest festival and the beginning of the new year in the Gaelic tradition. This makes it the perfect time for me to announce both the end of my blogging for the Real Oilfield Wives website and the beginning […]

For My Niece: A Letter To New Oilfield Wives & Girlfriends

  This past weekend I found out from my mother-in-law that my niece has been dating a man who works on a rig in Utah and they are considering getting married. Upon hearing this the first thing I did was send my husband a text message asking if he had heard this news. Turns out […]

Back to School?

  If you’ve been reading my past few posts you know that our family has been going through a lot of changes. Now it looks like we may be adding one more change to the mix. We’ve been considering giving up homeschooling and sending our son to the local Waldorf school. I have some mixed […]

5 Tips To Make Your Resume Shine

    If you follow my posts you know that this past week my husband was home from North Dakota and we were working on finding him a new job. The first step in his job search involved reviewing and revising his resume. Lucky for him this is something I’m pretty adept at and I […]

The Oilfield Parent Balancing Act

I should have known better. My husband is home for the week and I thought that maybe just one day free of a schedule and rules might be okay. I was wrong. And it ended in a colossal meltdown. Lesson learned. For many oilfield wives finding a balance between parenting when our husbands are away […]

Pinterest Roundup- Fabulously Fall Edition

First, thank you so much to everyone who read and commented on my post last week. At the moment I have nothing new to report. My husband will be home this weekend and we will figure out how to proceed next with the goal being an oilfield position that let’s us be together as a […]

Things Fall Apart

“Things fall apart, the center cannot hold” -W.B. Yeats, excerpt from The Second Coming I should be writing this post from our camper in North Dakota, but I’m not. I’d planned on using this post to show off pictures of the lake at Skunk Bay where our camper is parked, but as you can see […]

Holistic Health Kit

I’ve been wanting to write this post for awhile, but the right time just never came up. Now that we are are packing up to go back to North Dakota I decided it was time to go ahead and share it with you. This is a list of the items that comprise the family wellness […]

Oilfield Cafe: Pumpkin Butter

Okay, so it’s a bit early for pumpkin, but since I’m elbow deep in the stuff right now I thought I’d share my recipe for pumpkin butter with you. In preparation for our return to North Dakota we had to pull up our garden which means my kitchen is now overflowing with produce that all […]

5 North Dakota Places To Visit

I am currently in the process of trying to organize everything for the kids and I to go back to North Dakota in a couple of weeks and while doing so I’ve been thinking about all the neat places I want to revisit when I get there. The following list are the top five that […]