Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday... The Pioneer Woman!

I am LOVING that I met the Pioneer Woman last night!

Pioneer woman was one of the first blogs I ever read. I am not sure exactly how I found her but I was instantly hooked like so many others. I love her cooking posts, her beautiful photography, her insight on homeschooling and of course the ongoing love story of her and her Marlboro Man. I think what stands out the most though is her genuine appreciation for family and her honest and candid insights into her life. Although very different from my own you can't help but feel like you're listening to an old friend or listening to a dear family member as you read her blog. And I may be speaking for myself here, but who doesn't love a good cowboy romance. Hers is one full of laugh out loud "oh my god" that has totally happened to me moments. I mean regardless of where you live or who you fall in love with those first few weeks, months or years of dating are full of cringe-worthy as well as swoooooon worthy moments which makes this story one that I think most women could relate to.

The lovely Ree made a book signing pit stop here in San Francisco and my girlfriends and I along with about 300 other women (and a few husbands, boyfriends, toddlers and babies) from around the SF Bay Area were all in attendance last night to see the one and only Pioneer Woman!

Our First Book Club Book!

Even though most of us have read the first half of the story on her blog, about 8 of us have decided to start our first book club with Ree's book!

My partners in crime.

It was a long night. While we were so excited to be there and listen to Ree speak and take questions from the audience as well as being willing to sign every single book..I don't know if I would have made it through the 4 hours without these two to keep me laughing the whole night. I have to admit things started to get a little...hmm..stressful once we realized we were not making it home until well after 10pm and we noticed more and more people were bringing 5, 10, 15 books to the table to be signed our enthusiasm started to waiver.

We started to feel like this around 9pm..

This was just the crowd ahead of us there was an entire gaggle of ladies behind us as well!

But it was totally worth it to get a picture with Ree and my book signed!

I can't help but die laughing about how awkward we all are in this photo. Keep in mind it was 10:30 and we had been there standing mostly for 4 1/2 hours! Of course once we made it to Ree we all clammed up and somehow the conversation turned to shopping?? She was so sweet and gracious and did not slow down. We left excited to have met Ree and ready to hit the hay. (that's my ranch lingo coming out).

A great night and glad I could share it with my loves as well as every other lady who lived within 5 hours of San Francisco. Ha!

Happy Hump Day y'all.

XOXO- Miss V


  1. OMG! I'm seriously crying at my desk right now because of my claw hand and the fact that my arm is the length of your body. dlshfesihfdahef!!! Lover you!!!

  2. I saw PW and stumbled on over to your blog! And i'm so glad I did! Me and some of my blogging pals are planning on going to her book signing next Friday! Sounds like we need to get there early! I am now following!

  3. Wow! That is awesome! And what dedication!!

  4. That's a long time, but what a fun event!! The book club sounds like a great idea :)

  5. OMG, I am totally jealous!!! I'd love to meet her!

  6. How fun! I love Ree! I need to pick up her book:-) xoxo

  7. Awww yay!! I love her :) I have one of her cooking books, and its the ONLY one I use! ;) Glad y'all had fun.

  8. Lucky! I can't wait to get her new book!

  9. Lucky! She has the BEST recipes! I love them I just made her vodka sauce recipe!

  10. Thanks for playing along!

    That's SO fun that y'all got to meet her!