Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Meeting PW

The Pioneer Woman's blog is one of the first I started reading.  I visit it a little less these days since my focus is more on event planning blogs.  But her gorgeous photography, incredibly yummy recipes, and Charlie stories continue to draw me back each week.  I received her cookbook last Christmas, love it!  And last night, I replaced my "ambitious read" ("The Fountainhead",) with her new memoir "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels."  It's the story of how she met and married her cowboy.  I'll get back to "The Fountainhead" eventually but right now, 12 days before the big love holiday, I need a steamy romance to fall asleep to, you ladies understand right?

Barnes & Noble at Union Square hosted a Q&A with Ree last night and I finally got to meet my first blog "hero."  She was adorable, every bit the genuine pioneer wife, huge-hearted mother, and hilarious ranchhand she represents on her blog.  Her cute sister Betsy, father, and stepmother were also there to support her.  She mentioned to me when we spoke that in addition to the food, what she enjoyed most while in NYC was being with her family.

  Here are some pics from last night.

Taking questions and backs of many heads...the place was packed.

Not the most flattering for either of us unfortunately.  I'd been at work all day and she, well, she had been on the Today Show that morning so cut us a little break :)

Already a few chapters deep, pick one up if you want a sweet, fast read. 
Or if you just have a thing for cowboys!


suzanne said...

Congrats on meeting her!

Hannah Kate Flora said...

lauren!!!! i was behind you in line!!! i tried calling your name, but missed ya.

How cute is Ree??

Lets hang out soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is awesome!♥ Inspiration for me as I am about to take mine in a different direction. Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Wow you're so lucky you got to meet Ree! I'm a big fan!

Kellie Collis said...

It must have been so exciting to meet your hero! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx