About Jaimie

Jaimie is 26 years old, wife of five years to JR, and mother of two beautiful children: Ashley, 4 and Justin, 1. When not spending time with her family, and watching movies based on Jane Austen novels, she finds new ways to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Jaimie lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Follow Jaimie on Twitter or on her blog, Education of an Oilfield Wife!

Mid-Week Mood Booster

I’ve been a mom with a career and a mom who stayed home to raise kids. I’ve pulled my hair out over fussy babies and work deadlines. No matter which type of mom you are, there are just days that seem to drag and leave you feeling completely drained. I’ve had several of those days […]

Calling All Whovians

WARNING: It’s about to get a little geeky up in here.  I’ve never really been a fan of sci-fi type shows that usually generate cult followings. I’m more of a reality TV type of gal, as I’ve written about in a previous post. Thanks to a friend, all of that has changed. I have officially […]

It’s Off to Work I Go

It’s finally happened. After a year of job searching I have finally landed a position. What’s better is that it is with the public library I used to work for. While I may not be working in an actual branch and dealing with patrons face to face, I will be working behind the scenes with […]

My Little Girl

You’re beautiful baby from the outside in Chase your dreams but always know the road That’ll lead you home again Go on, take on this whole world But to me you know you’ll always be, my little girl ~Tim McGraw- My Little Girl When our daughter was born in 2009, my entire world changed. I […]

Summer Reads

I love books. Ever since I can remember, bliss has been reading a good book with nothing important to do. My mom often remarks that the reason my eye sight is as bad as it is now is because of all of the reading I would do after she had told me to go to […]

Traveling With Children

I know I’ve already talked about the trips that my family plans to make this summer and that Chelsea has given us some great tips for traveling, but it’s a theme that keeps popping into my head. As our family of four gears up for a 15+ hour drive to Louisiana (in a Fiesta, no less), […]

Busy Days Ahead

With warmer weather finally sticking around (at least here in North Carolina) so many people are making vacation plans and diving into different projects around the house. Our household is no different. See those adorable little chickens in the main graphic? Yup. Those ladies are the newest members of the Rachal household. Meet Betty, Pearlie, […]

Looking Back

  This picture will be 6 years old on the 26th of this month. Have Hubby and I really been married for 6 years?! Well, considering Baby Girl is about to turn 5 (and start school!) I guess so. I also feel kinda old right about now. I have been thinking back on the places […]

Getting Out of My Rut

I am not ashamed to say that I am a homebody. I love my yoga pants and just hanging out at home. To me, one of the greatest feelings is waking up and knowing I have nowhere to be that day. It’s not like I get to sleep in or anything, but still. For the […]

Oilfield Cafe: Easy Peach Cobbler

When it comes to my Oilfield Cafe posts, I tend to talk about a lot of main dishes or appetizers but never really desert. Which, if you ask me, is the best part of a meal. So when I decided to make a peach cobbler the other day, I thought I’d share it with y’all! […]