Friday, November 13, 2009

I Met the Pioneer Woman

I'm sure all of you are familiar with the Pioneer Woman. Her blog about life on the ranch is interesting, and she is so whitty and funny! I also love looking at her recipes. They always make me hungry. I had no idea she was coming out with a cookbook until my good friend, Abby, told me. Ree was coming to Little Rock for a book signing.


Why in the world the book signing wasn't at a book store, I have no idea. It was at Wal-Mart of all places. It was funny because initially on the schedule was a, let's just say, "less preferred location." My friend, Abby, said she actually e-mailed PW's personal e-mail letting her know that Wal-Mart was the "yucky" one. Later, it was changed to a much better location. While standing in line, Marlboro Man was signing authographs and mingling with the crowd while we waited in line. When Abby and I got to him, he actually said someone had written in about changing it to a better Wal-Mart. We laughed so hard because it was Abby. We told him she was the one that wrote in and he said we should have been moved to the front of the line (but he didn't...I sure would have taken him up on it). LOL! Abby got our picture with both MM and PW, so I'll post them when I get them from her. I thought it was funny that MM autographed the picture of his rear end. Ha!


I got to see blogging beauty buddies, Becky and Cortney. I snagged these pictures from Becky. Aren't they just the cutest?


There are a lot of good recipes in the cookbook that I'm going to try, especially over the holidays. It sure was fun to meet someone I've read so much about. Pioneer Woman was very sweet and very beautiful. Here is the link to her post about her visit to my Little Rock. I find her hilarious. Can I just say how comforting it is to hear she wears a Spanx? That makes me just feel better. since I am a fan of that, too. LOL!


Abby and I were gone a little longer than I expected. I left my cell phone in the car and Derek had been trying to check on me. When I finally got to call him back, he joked, "I didn't think I could call the police and say, 'The last thing she told me was she was going to Wal-Mart to meet the Pioneer Woman.' They would have thought I was crazy." That made me laugh out loud because it does sound a little crazy. HA!

10 comments:

Traci said...

Girl, you fit right in with those beauties! Glad you got to meet the pioneer woman.

Derek's comment was hilarious!!

(My word verification word is blesses! Isn't that great?)

Kandi West said...

Ok, that comment from Derek made me laugh out loud. So funny.
You look so pretty in that picture! I'm totally loving you in that scarf...so jealous that you and Kelly both have figured out how to look like you just whipped on one casually without trying. You'll have to teach me! I look like a dork when I try.
I wish I had known about this...love her, love her and now will get the book. I've been wanting to have time to try her cinnamon roll recipe.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

How much fun was that?! That is so funny about your friend, Abby, writing in about the Wal-Mart.

Heather said...

Derek is so funny! I miss you, girl!!! I wish I had known PW was in LR.....I would totally have come down to meet you! Hysterical that she was in Wal-Mart!!! :) You look great! Let's get together soon!

His Doorkeeper said...

I so wanted to be there to see Ree! Two blog friends (Melissa and Becky) were there. You had your picture made with Becky. She is so sweet!

What fun!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so jealous!!!

Can I just say you look absolutely stunning the picture :)!

Becky said...

I'm so glad we got to see you Leigh Ann!!! You are just as adorable as ever!!! Wasn't it fun meeting P-Dub and MM!!!

Jacquie said...

That is funny!! Glad you got to see Becky and Cortney... how funnnnnnn!

Annie said...

Stop it! I am so jealous that you met Ree!!!! The closest she's coming to me (I live in FL) is Atlanta, Ga... We'll be in Atlanta that very weekend for the SEC Championship game and I REALLY want to stay a couple extra days (her signing is on Monday night), but I just havent figured out how to make it happen yet... That's hilarious that your friend emailed and told them to change Wal-Marts!

Lauren said...

This is so exciting! I love her recipes...


I love your blue scarf...

And Derek is hilarious!!