Links to Start Your Week

Happy Monday! The internet is a huuuuuuuge place, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve caught myself saying, “I can’t believe I missed that!” or “I can’t believe I’ve never seen so-and-so’s blog before!” So, to kick start your week, I wanted to share some of the links I collected over the weekend. […]

Counting Blessings

I’m usually a positive person, or at least I try to be.  I am thankful to be a part of the OF, and for the most part our experiences have been positive: good income, lots of time to “play” as a family, the adventure of a lifetime of moving to Alaska….and the list goes on. […]

Oilfield Cafe: Tijuana Pie

Before I begin, I just have to thank my mother-in-law for this recipe so, thanks, Jonise! I love simple recipes. I also love simple recipes that I can make in my crock-pot, from prep to finish,  in less than two hours. The less I have to turn on my oven, the better.  This recipe feeds […]

7 Not So Fabulous Things About Living In An Oilfield Camper

  As promised, here is the second part of my post series on the great and not so great things about living in a camper in the oilfield. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love being able to be here with Jacob and as I mentioned in my previous post there are some really awesome […]

A Simple Fall Bucket List

Here I go again with this autumn ‘stuff.’ There are some hilarious memes out there, making fun of how fall is every white girl’s favorite season; maybe it’s true! But it really is the most wonderful time of the year, to me. The crunch of the leaves under my feet, the perfect temperatures, and all […]

My Fall Favorites

I know the official start of Fall is still a week and a half away, but I just can’t help being excited. Here in North Carolina, the temperature at night is falling into the 60’s and my air conditioner isn’t kicking on every 5 minutes. Football has started (WOOT!) and, of course, Wal-Mart  put out […]


I had a new experience the other day. I overheard a conversation of people bashing on the oilfield. This is the first time I have experienced any sort of prejudice about the OF in my 10 years of being a ROW.   I had taken my kids to Carl’s Jr for dinner…..I’m not a big fan of […]

Less-Distracted Living

Some of you are already going on about fall — taking your favorite boots out of the closet, maybe indulging in those pumpkin-spice coffee drinks everyone loves to rave about. And though fall doesn’t officially start until the 22nd, and it’s still in the 90s here in Colorado, I’ve caught a bit of the autumn […]

Labor Day: Celebrating Our Oilfield Men

Labor Day is upon us and once again, my husband is working on a holiday. The kids and I will hang out at the house, hardly noticing that it’s a holiday at all. Labor day isn’t one of the major holidays that I mind the hubs missing, but it does make me think about how […]

7 Things I Love About Oilfield Camper Life

    I’ve been back in North Dakota for about six weeks now and I’m finally starting to settle into a routine. I’m feeling more and more comfortable with camper life every day and I’ve really been thinking about all the things I love about living in an oilfield camper. So, for today’s post, I […]