Suck It Up, Buttercup!

There’s been a lot of controversy as of late on our Facebook page regarding oilfield wives and what is perceived as whining. While maybe we do whine a little, I think most of it stems from the fact that we go for days and weeks on end with little to no adult conversations, we miss […]

So You’re Moving to BoomTown, USA… Now What?

You hear about oilfield boomtowns everywhere in the media, some outlets even going so far as to compare them to a modern-day Wild West. The thought of actually moving to one of these towns can be daunting and the entire moving process can be overwhelming. Who should you talk to? Where will you go? Will […]

Alternate Realities

As a rule, I generally avoid reality TV programs. Let’s face it, a good portion of them seem scripted and overly dramatic (think WWE wrestling and just about every repo show out there). It also seems like they will make a show about anything these days. (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, anyone?) However, for reasons […]

Your Guide to Monthly Subscription Boxes

It’s not a secret that I love to shop. I especially love shopping when I don’t need to leave my house! Monthly subscription boxes… they’re everywhere these days. Beauty products, crafts, beer, toys… Honestly? I never really knew these types of services existed a year ago. One day, a friend told me about Birchbox and […]

13 Reasons Why I Love My Oilfield Man

Thirteen years ago, in a little chapel in Las Vegas, there was a young couple saying their “I dos” in front of a a man by the name of George Cottonwood, with no one else around other than a guy with a camera. They posed for the obligatory photos included in their wedding package, then […]

What’s for Dinner?

If there is one question I dread more than any other it would have to be, “What’s for dinner?” As soon as those words are spoken, my entire mood changes and I think, “Ugh. Here we go again.” I usually hear this when Hubby is on days off, as our daughter isn’t hard to please […]

10 Things NOT to Say to an Oilfield Wife

10 Things NOT to Say to an Oilfield Wife 1. “Oh. He works in oil …?” This is usually followed by unsolicited environmental or political opinions. Sooo, lemme just stop you right there. Unless I ask you for your opinion, please don’t give it. Personally, I love a good debate, and (surprise!) I may actually […]

Who Is That Woman in the Mirror?

I was talking to my mom a while back about the stresses of taking care of a home, a newborn, and a toddler and she said to me, “Make sure you take some time for yourself.” Time for myself? What the hell is that? I seem to have a vague notion of it, but I […]