Thursday, March 22, 2012

Family Ever After meets The Pioneer Woman

The Pioneer Woman was recently in my neck of the woods. One of my best friends/next door neighbor and I made plans to go and visit her, and it was so fun!!
I think I was blabbing her ear off so much about her peppercorn steak and spicy shrimp that I made for Christmas, that she couldn't quite focus on signing my book!
Even though our time was brief, it was so much fun meeting her, and she was so incredibly nice! I scribbled my blog address on a post it note. She happily took it, so we'll see if she ever stops by around here :) That would be insane!
While we were waiting in line, we were standing next to a gal who was a winner of the Bush's Baked Beans cooking contest on The Pioneer Woman last summer. It was so fun hearing about her prize-- a weekend spent at the ranch in Oklahoma. Wouldn't it be so incredible having Ree cook for you, and show you around the ranch? I would have so many questions for her, that would seriously be a dream come true! (ps- Stacy, if you are reading this, email me! I took pictures of you)!
I believe that God blesses us all with different skills and talent. I'm a gracious recipient of Ree's talents... I have been so inspired by her photography, recipes, wit, and stories. She does everything with such grace and charm. I am so grateful to her for what she has shared.
I had such a fun night out with Meredith. She'll probably never know how much she means to me, but I just love her. I am so very blessed to have her as a next door neighbor!
We were pleasantly surprised to see the Marlboro Man at the book signing too! I think its so sweet that they make this a family affair.
He was the nicest cowboy I've ever met!
I'm so lucky to have a cowboy of my own. I can't resist sharing these pictures of my cowboy Troy!

How about you... 
Have you ever had the pleasure of meeting the Pioneer Woman?
How about anyone else famous or famous-ish?
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  1. How cool is that! I did go to highschool with Jen Garner...pretty cool, but I was better friends with her little sister!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  2. Yes, I met Tony Bennett when I was about 14, he was just as tall as me and had the most blue-est most caring eyes. My Grandma was sick so I got to to go as Grampas date to see the singer with my parents and aunts and uncles, half way thru his set I saw him having coffee in the dimly lit coffee station where the waitresses would pour coffee to serve, I asked Mom for a piece of paper to get his autograph, he was so gracious and kind. Ill never forget that moment. I still have that autograph!

  3. That looks like a lot of fun! Could be you one day signing books for hoards of fans. :)

  4. How fun! She would be wonderful to meet!

  5. No way, I am in awe over these pictures. I think of I met her, I would be speechless & stutter over my words. I LOVE these pictures, you look beautiful in them! What a fabulous day! Yay for Rachel!

  6. I'd love to meet PW and MM someday!

  7. That would be really fun!!

  8. I LOVE REE!! How fun for you!

  9. Ree is pretty adorable! Right before I moved from Tulsa I started reading her site and then realized she lives in OK it would have been fun to meet her. I met one of the biggest loser contestants that was on the finale at Old Navy he was buying smaller clothes...that's as far as my celebrity meetings go.

  10. Oh so excited for you... I think my favorite pictures is #3.... So ADORABLE!!!! Seriously..

  11. SO jealous! :) I'm so happy you got to meet her. She seems to genuine! :)

  12. Ree is the best. She is the first blogger I read and I check her blog every day. How absolutely great that you got to meet her, talk to her and even get a signing from her husband. WOW.

  13. It's so cool to meet our blog idols in person! I spoke about raising chickens at aDIY conference today and met two craftelebrities that I admire, Jenny hart from Sublime stitching and Christine Haynes from the sewing book! It was so exciting!

  14. Sorry, but I don't live my life vicariously through a woman who's embroiled in a plagiarism scandal stemming from a Valentine's Day post ripping-off an Etsy artist. For someone like Ree Drummond who's worth multi-millions, was it really necessary to to lift material from the Etsy artist and not give credit?

    As for her latest cookbook, I already own a copy of Betty Crocker's Cookbook. Why would I need Ree's version with recipes for burgers, grilled cheese, sloppy joes and brownies.

    The Pioneer Woman is a huge internet hoax engineered by Ree Drummond and her publicists. If you really believe she's nothing but a "little ol' ranch wife," you need a serious reality check.

    Google The Marlboro Woman and Pie Near Woman for the truth behind this charade.

  15. I've met a few celebs and great authors at book signings, it's always fun to be in line with people who enjoy the person/their work as much as you! I haven't been able to get Ree's recipes to work for me without some tweaking but unlike "Anonymous" unless you don't understand that everyone is copycatting everyone in cooking, you ain't cooking. Cook what you enjoy and if you made it, take a photo of it, it's yours. Sadly some people don't get that. lol. I hope you get to visit Ree's ranch someday!

  16. I am officially Green with envy! How fun to meet her!
    On another note, I CANNOT begin to tell you how excited I am to hang out with you at Snap! ♥

  17. That is so cool that you got to meet her. I found your blog through the link party being hosted at

  18. Fun! I'm such a "Pioneer Woman" fan. What a fun opportunity.

    Warmly, Michelle

  19. No WAY!!!
    So excited for you,Rach!!
    I was very,very sad for me when I saw Ree was in Columbus, but very, very, very happy for all of you!!
    You rock!


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