We’re All Pinners: My Favorite Pinterest Accounts

Pinterest seems to elicit strong feelings from people — especially women. Love it vs hate it. It sets unrealistic expectations vs I get all my best ideas off of Pinterest. There are people who refuse to join (good for them!), and people who maybe need an intervention. ­čśë I really enjoy Pinterest. I actually meal […]

Simple Living

I haven’t always been about simple living. I’m guilty of being swept up in the┬ámore is more┬ámindset; blogging, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter … social media in general mostly encourages the procuring of ‘stuff’, especially the trendiest things for yourself, your home, and your kids. So many pretty things out there, aren’t there? A sweep through […]

Third Trimester Essentials

I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I’ve been loving as I settle into this third trimester of pregnancy. I mentioned it in my last post, but this pregnancy has been really different for me. I’m not sure I’m quite as tired as I was the first time around, but […]

Second Pregnancy: The Questions (and Some Answers)

When you’re pregnant, there’s no denying that you’re going to get questions — lots of them. With this, our second pregnancy, I’ve noticed that most of them stay the same, but a few new ones do get thrown in the mix. I thought I’d touch on some of them here. How are you feeling?┬áWith our […]

Favorite Gifts for a New Baby

One thing that’s always booming in the oilfield world is babies. Do you feel that way, too? Right now we know a few expectant oilfield families (ourselves included), and a few oilfield couples who just welcomed new little ones into the world — and there’s nothing better than gifting incredibly cute, incredibly adorable, incredibly awesome […]

In the Thick of It

It’s strange to think about how we’re in the middle of a moment in time, we rarely think about how important that moment might be. As we go about our daily lives, it’s hard to remove ourselves, take a step back, and know that we’ll look back on that time with great fondness. Tim and […]

An Extraordinarily Ordinary Christmas

I have work to do. Unfinished blog post drafts. Christmas presents to wrap. Christmas presents to buy. I’ve hardly blogged at all this month, and I actually went 48 hours without posting a picture to Instagram. I don’t care to admit how many emails I need to send … reply to … And you know […]

Thankful: Keeping Christmas Well

I’m thankful for the genuine friendship of my friend Vanessa. Even though we live almost 2,000 miles away from each other, I know that I can count on her anytime, day or night, and that she’ll always be real with me. I’m thankful that there are people who care. Whether they are holiday bell ringers, […]

You Are What You Eat, So I Am Pizza

Kinda funny, yes. But this quotation that I’ve seen make the rounds on Pinterest more than once actually carries some weight (pun not intended) for me, believe it or not. Growing up, food wasn’t really an issue for me. I liked to eat (who doesn’t), but I never really thought about it. It was just […]

I Dream of Italy

When Tim and I were making our wedding plans, we dreamed of going someplace exotic and wonderful for our honeymoon. Bali, Bora Bora, New Zealand … but it turned out that a honeymoon didn’t fit into our budget or the time we had together before Tim had to return to work. So we skipped a […]