Monday, November 9, 2009

I don't want to make you jealous and all....but......

I got to meet the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond!!!


First off, if you don't know who that is......go here.......your welcome!

I asked for her cookbook for my birthday.....it was at the top of my list. It was an extra bonus that she was coming to Little Rock and I would be able to get her to sign it!

I was a little surprised that the book signing was at Walmart........wondering what that says about Arkansans........but it was actually a fantastic place. The line to meet Ree circled down the isles and around the store.....crazy! But if you came with a friend, like I did, you could get some needed shopping done while you waited! Bonus!




.....and it was worth the wait! Ree was as engaging and fun in person as she is on her blog. And I have to say that I am so impressed with Marlboro man...

...he actually went down the line as people waited and signed the back of the book......his picture.....and if you have the cookbook, you'll know which picture that is!

He even took pictures with all the ladies......pretty impressive. I think I even saw a lady ask to take a picture of his bumm......if you visit her blog or have the cookbook, you'll understand why............and no, he was not wearing chaps.....wranglers yes, chaps no....not that I was looking...

We finally made it up to Ree. She made you feel comfortable the moment you stepped in front of her.....I love her even more now!


I can't imagine how tiring this is for them. The line was so long behind me and they said that Ree would stay till everyone who wanted an autograph got one. I was praying for strength and endurance for her as I left.

If you don't know about the Pioneer Woman or her cookbook, you need to visit her blog. There is a reason she has such a huge following........

.....and after meeting her......I'm an even bigger fan!!!


25 comments:

Rach@In His Hands said...

NOOOOOOO WAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!! I heart Ree. And her spunk. And stories. I'm totally jealous....and happy that you had such a fabulous time meeting her! FUN!!!

Mocha with Linda said...

This is a giveaway, right?!

:-)

Michelle said...

What a fun experience. Thanks for sharing it.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Definitely jealous, but also cracking up that the signing was at Walmart. I'm from Arkansas so I can laugh at that. ;)

Sarah said...

Wow...she's more "famous" than I thought. I was wondering why I kept coming across her in the blogosphere...how cool is that? :) I'll need to check out her cookbook stuff more...

Melissa Stover said...

i was there too! she was so nice and pretty.

Darla said...

i love her blog! how fun to meet her, i'm so happy for you! and yes, i have seen Marlboro man's bum. i guess we all have, haha. how nice of him to be so personable!

Christine said...

I AM COMPLETELY JEALOUS!!!! THAT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you got to go!!! That's a great picture of you with her-you look SO excited. I know which picture of her hubby that you're talking about,and I was kicking myself for not asking him to sign my book. Did he sign yours?

Ree told me they changed to that Wal-Mart. It is definitely the nicest one in town!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

How fun! It cracks me up that it was at Walmart.

skoots1mom said...

wowmart never had it so good...what a good time you had :D

Michelle said...

yay! that's so great! i looked at her schedule but I didn't see nc on her list {sigh}

another one of my bloggy buds was there last night...melissa from a familiar path

Melissa Stover said...

i'm between little rock and monticello. we had to drive about an hour and a half.

Sara said...

I just went on her website last night after seeing you mention this on facebook. Willowtree called me and invited herself over the weekend that Pioneer Woman is coming to MN. (Not that I mind Willoowtree, I LOVE her and any of my bloggy friends are welcome to come stay!) But after hearing her rave about Ree and now you, I just MAY have to go and get me a cookbook!

2Thinks said...

Had never heard of her, but because of your great post here, now I'm a believer. I'll be looking for the cookbook! Thanks!

Perhaps it is only fair to share, with you, that I still have almost all of my eyebrow. It scared me more than it removed my brow, but I will never try to brush away suds with a razor in hand again!

Kim said...

I'm so jealous! :-)
I can't imagine the grueling schedule they have with this book tour -- and how her hand/wrist/arm must hurt after signing all those books!
Are you going to frame the photo and signature of MM? lol

Karin said...

Luck-eee!! Yep--completely jealous here! I love the photography stuff on her blog. I stink at cooking, so haven't really checked out her cookbook.

SmilingSally said...

You'll treasure this cookbook, and your family will benefit too!

LuAnn said...

I am sorry to admit - but I never heard of her. WIll check it out. How exciting for you and your friend. Thanks you for your passage and prayers. I always look for to Tues. for your words of encouragement. :)

Jill said...

How cool is that!!?!?!?!?!?

Beverlydru said...

I love her blog and her recipes - her cookbook is on my Christmans wish list. How fun you got to meet her!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and him too)

Debra said...

How cool is that? I am totally jealous, but so excited for you! I love her blog and would love to have her cookbook.....guess I'll have to drop a hint to my hubby. lol

Thanks for sharing your pictures and your experience with us. :)

H-Mama said...

I love that you went with a friend. Such a long line... looks like a Black Friday? ;) Glad it was worth the wait. Fun!

Lisa said...

That is VERY cool! I don't spend much time on her blog, other than on the photography tab, which I check nearly everyday.

I'm glad to hear you report that she is great in person, too. That is not always the case with these celebs.

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Shut UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man!! I adore the Pioneer Woman!! I found out about the signing several days after it had happened, which gave me an awfully helpless feeling. Of course, there's no way I could have found the time to slip away for 3+ hours of waiting. (Or the endurance, for that matter.) I'm so glad YOU got to meet her, though...even if it was in the Wal Marts.