Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I Met The Pioneer Woman

For any unfamiliar, The Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond) is a lovely house/ranch wife from our neighbor to the north, Oklahoma. She has a beautiful blog that has morphed from simple to a serious work of technology. Her posts vary from life on the ranch to makeup, and she is a HOOT. My description sells her blog short because I know you would love it.

{And she has awesome giveaways, but that's just a bonus.}

She has a fabulous new cookbook out that any lady on your list would enjoy receiving for Christmas with beautiful photography and great home-cooked recipes. If you've been following her Griswold Family-style book tour, you know that last night was the much anticipated booksigning at Borders in Dallas. From what I gathered from the the Borders staff, they anticipated anywhere from 400-500 people showing up. Instead, they got EIGHT HUNDRED.

Ashley and her mom were there for a little while, but the line just got way too long. They finally called our color group to line up for the signing (behind 5 other color groups of 100 people), and I decided that I'd give it 30 minutes and leave if the line wasn't moving.

What happened next was something I did not anticipate.

After about 15 minutes of waiting in line, the girl behind me asked about my Aggie ring, which in turn led me to forming a line friendship with 7 other ladies waiting it out. The line friendship morphed into facebook friendship, and then facebook friendship started us talking about starting a P-Dub Supper Club. We had so much fun, and it made the time pass a lot faster!

Ashley and me. We are like 10 feet from PW.

Crazy line ladies amusing themselves
before they became the P-Dub Supper Club.

This was taken at 12:30 AM.
She had been signing books for 5 1/2 hours at this point
and was still so gracious and smiley. I have to imagine that
3 years ago she never imagined her blog would turn into this.

{I'll update soon with a picture of the charter members of the P-Dub Supper Club along with P-Dub herself. It was so nice to meet you ladies!}


  1. Emily, it was wonderful meeting you last night! It made the evening so much more enjoyable. You are so sweet and lovely and I've had fun "getting to know you" through your blog :-)

  2. Seriously wonderful memories were made last night! I can't wait for our first PDSC gathering!! You are absolutely darling and I look forward to reading up on your family on your blog and a long friendship of sharing our love for PDub!

  3. It was so nice to get to know you last night. I had a wonderful time and can't wait for our first "PDSC" get-together.

  4. That was the most fun I have had with a group of strangers! Ha! It turned into one of the most fun (and memorable) nights I've had with a group of friends! This was a sweet group of ladies waiting to see a fellow sweet lady. Can't wait for PDub Supper Club's first meeting!

  5. Well I am glad that you posted this because I planned on giving you this cookbook for Christmas! I ordered a few of The Pioneer Woman's cookbooks back when they were first published, and I thought they would make perfect Christmas gifts! I tasted a blueberry pie recipe from her a few months ago, and it was delicious! I am SO jealous you got an autographed version!! How fun!!

  6. Just started reading that blog. WOW, it'll take me all night. I wish had some spare time and a REAL SIZE oven to make some of those recipes. :) Thanks for introducing me to the pioneer woman. I had no idea she was out there. :)

  7. Great post about last night! How fun was it?! I loved talking to you and getting to know you better. I can't wait to meet again at Supper Club! Woo Hoo!

  8. I love the pioneer woman! I’ve been reading her blog for about a year now. I’ll have to live vicariously through your meeting her since no one ever comes to Pensacola!

  9. ooh...the P-Dub Supper Club sounds great! I might have to do that too. I already vowed to make every recipe in her book within a year.

    Maybe I should expand that to every recipe on her site? Maybe not. :)

  10. How fun! A friend of mine just had one of her b&w photographs featured in a "P-dub" post! See, bookstores aren't antiquated institutions at all, they are the new "e-harmony" for blogging communities! ;)


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