The Oilfield Cafe: Pineapple Chicken

  One day a few weeks ago, my husband came home from his two-week hitch raving about some pineapple chicken a friend’s wife had made for them and carrying a bowl for of leftovers for me. Pineapple? And chicken? Together?! Disgusting! He promised me that I would love it and be begging for more. I […]

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 […]

Staying Connected With Your Oilfield Man

  By the end of 2013, Hubby will have spent 6 months at home and 6 months at work. (My heart goes out to the ladies that get even less time with their men!) With so much time spent a part, finding ways to communicate and keep our bond strong is one of my top […]

The Care and Keeping of Your Oilfield Home {Part 2 of 4}

Next up in our series of tips for keeping your oilfield household running smoothly: money. That thing we all like to have lots of, and hate to talk about. (Well, most of us hate to talk about, anyway!) Do you know what the number one cause of divorce is? Yep — finances. I cannot stress […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hot Shots: The Oilfield Exposed

Hot Shots: The Oilfield Exposed. Oilfield wives. Drilling Rigs. Oilfield Fails. Funny cartoons. Your Oilfield Men. Your photos… We want to see them! Christy and I have been working our asses off behind-the-scenes to bring you an awesome new site devoted to YOUR PHOTOS! That’s right! YOU! We know you have a stash of photos […]

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 […]