August 20, 2010

Meeting The Pioneer Woman . . .

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

Saturday was an insanely crazy day in NYC! First I met Adam Gertler and won a new cell phone at the BlogHer expo. Next we had some deliciously decadent cookies from Levain Bakery. Then late Saturday afternoon I got a message on my phone saying I’d won a book from the expo. Jenny and I headed back to the Hilton to pick it up. We were standing in the hotel lobby, and you will never guess who walked through the doors…

Ree! The Pioneer Woman!

I had my back turned, and I heard Jenny say hi to someone. Jenny knew everyone at the event, so I wasn’t too surprised! :) But when I heard her say Ree my head whipped around so fast you would’ve thought it was going to pop off!

I was so surprised, I don’t think I could even remember my name, much less introduce myself. But Ree hugged us and said “It’s like meeting old friends!”

Then she turned to me… I still don’t think I had been able to utter an intelligible word out of my gaping mouth at this point… and she said,

Amanda, your scarf tutorial changed my life!”

*Pick me up off the floor!*

The Pioneer Woman has seen my dorky little scarf tutorial?!! The one I only begrudgingly posted because you guys talked me into it?! She’s seen it and recognized me from it, and could immediately place me?? Oh my goodness, I think I just about fainted at that point.

Let me just say, Ree was so, so sweet. And beautiful. And sweet. So glad I got to meet her! She seemed to be in no hurry, she just stood around with us in the lobby, talking, making conversation, and gabbing like girlfriends. She told us about falafel, her Today Show appearance, and going out to dinner with her husband. She joked about wearing Spanx. She asked where we were off to next and we told her Sephora. She said, “Oh, Sephora, I love that place! I wish I could go with you girls!” I just love her. :)

Well, Jenny & Ree talked. I mostly just stood there with my mouth open.

Who knew I was the star-struck type!



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64 Comments






1
Miss M! August 20, 2010 at 8:07 am

OMG. I would have died too. I wish I could wear scarves here!!!

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Amy Cobb August 20, 2010 at 8:11 am

O M G… I am SO excited for you!!!! oh the Pioneer Woman… oh how I love her….

This woofer is so proud

sooooooooooooooooooo proud of all your accomplishments!

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Marilyn August 20, 2010 at 8:18 am

Can you say jealous?! You got to meet PW?! So glad you got the chance to meet her even if you couldn’t talk. ha

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Ashley & Audrey August 20, 2010 at 8:23 am

Wow! My heart lept as I read your post. That must have been so much fun! Sounds like you guys just had one big blog land reunion!

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Jules August 20, 2010 at 8:27 am

How cool is that? I would have been pretty star struck myself….

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anita August 20, 2010 at 8:29 am

Oh my goodness…too funny! She looks like she could be your mother in this picture. What a blast! :)

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Whatever DeeDee Wants August 20, 2010 at 8:39 am

That is seriously so cool! I would love to meet her :)

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courtney e. August 20, 2010 at 8:39 am

so cool! i met her at her book signing in dallas and she is super sweet. btw, if i ran into YOU in a hotel lobby, i would be star struck! :)

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Alisha August 20, 2010 at 8:48 am

My two favorite bloggers, together at last! Beautiful. :-D

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Hannah August 20, 2010 at 8:48 am

EEK! Too cool! How awesome?! And I LOVE your scarf tutorial! :-)

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Beth August 20, 2010 at 8:49 am

OHHHH MMMMYYYY SSSTTTAAARRRSSS!!! I am beyond giddy for you~ I would have died if she would have just strolled in! I am jealous!

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Ashley @ Ramblings and Photos August 20, 2010 at 8:55 am

You two are seriously celebrities in your own rite. I also loved that tutorial. Too funny.

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Deb August 20, 2010 at 8:59 am

I’ll always love your pose, Amanda!! Btw, what earrings did you wear? :D

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Krissy August 20, 2010 at 9:02 am

This is my favorite-bloggers-dream come true!!!!

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Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom) August 20, 2010 at 9:02 am

So.Jealous.

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Debra from Bungalow August 20, 2010 at 9:05 am

How lucky! I loved your tutorial too, but I’m not famous like Pioneer Woman……:)

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allison August 20, 2010 at 9:05 am

Sounds like you had a blast and I’m wayyyyyy excited that you got to meet Ree! I would love to meet her! She’s soooooo inspirational!

You’ve been so busy, but it sounds like a good busy. And you look fabulous too! I love all the outfits you wear!

I’m happy to see you’re doing so well and having so much fun! When you started your site did you ever think that you’d ever get this far? How amazing!

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Rachel W August 20, 2010 at 9:06 am

WOW! That is so cool! You’re a lucky girl!!

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Pink Party Girl August 20, 2010 at 9:08 am

Cute photo!

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Donna E. August 20, 2010 at 9:13 am

omg! that is awesome!

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Sheila August 20, 2010 at 9:19 am

THE Pioneer Woman .. love everything about this woman. She is a great inspiration to me and I am sure others. Funny that you were star struck .. sounds like me when I ran into Kenny Chesney at Cracker Barrel Restraunt LOL!

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tina quinata August 20, 2010 at 9:21 am

How cool! I love Ree!

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Erica August 20, 2010 at 9:29 am

So cool! I think you guys kind of look alike? Never thought it before but seeing you together I think maybe so! :-)

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HeatherB August 20, 2010 at 9:32 am

That sounds like such fun! And I had to check out your scarf tutorial (thanks for linking it up), and you sound just so sweet! Cute to see you in “action”!

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Magically Ordinary August 20, 2010 at 9:41 am

That is just fantastic. I often pride myself on not getting star struck but who am I kidding. You met the Pioneer Woman! So cool!

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Heather August 20, 2010 at 9:50 am

I love her! I would have prob been the same way! That is so cool! Yay Amanda how exciting!

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geezee August 20, 2010 at 9:58 am

Lucky, Lucky girl. That is just how I imagine her to be. Nice to know she is real.

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Julie August 20, 2010 at 10:09 am

So Fun! I’m afraid I would have been a little star struck too. It’s kind of fun, but wierd, meeting people whose blog you’ve read and feeling like you know them. But really haven’t met them before. Gotta love the blogging world!

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Lea Culp August 20, 2010 at 10:12 am

Well, I personally think that ya’ll could pass for sisters. I mean really, you could. What fun!

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Becky August 20, 2010 at 10:29 am

That is sooo funny. I think, no I KNOW, I would totally be star struck if I ever had the chance to meet Ree. Heck, I would be so star struck meeting YOU!! :D

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tchrtiff August 20, 2010 at 10:30 am

How fun for you! You two look beautiful together! I’d be so star struck if I’d run into either of you!

Somehow I missed your scarf tutorial. So fun! Thanks for sharing! I love when you share clothing ideas, tips and hints. Hope to see more soon.

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Crystal August 20, 2010 at 11:37 am

JEALOUS!

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Amanda C. August 20, 2010 at 11:51 am

Oh how awesome is that! I love her recipes!

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Janell August 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Wow I love her! And you too! I would be totally starstruck if I met both of you!

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Rhiannon August 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm

sooo cute! i think i would have about died too! LOL

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Amanda Sevall August 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm

LOL!! :) I would have been speechless too!! I think that’s why we all love reading Ree’s blog… she’s so down-to-earth and I can totally see her hanging around to chit-chat!! How exciting that you got to meet and I have to agree with her about your scarf tutorial… it was pretty fabulous!! ;)

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Nany August 20, 2010 at 3:05 pm

That is so cool! How exciting!!

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Andrea Neal August 20, 2010 at 3:06 pm

OMG!!! I would have had a heart attack!! I’m so in love with Pioneer Woman and her site. I’m dying to meet her. How lucky you are!!!!!!!!!

I’d love to get some followers on my blog! http://andreadeannneal.blogspot.com/

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Magnolia Mom August 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm

WOW!! What a compliment from PW. You go girl! :)

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Laura Bye August 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Oh my stickin heck not many people would make me “starstruck” but her the “Pioneer Woman” our “Ree”!! Just think she loves our “Amanda” too. yeah for you!! Next time I’m carrying your bags ;)

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Steffi August 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm

OMG!!!! AMANDA!!!!!!!!! That’s by far the coolest thing I’ve heard/seen in a loooooong time. I think it’s wicked cool that she’s heard of you!!!!!! I totally feel like I know her by proxy now ;-)

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Shell August 20, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I LURVE The Pioneer Woman!! You’re so lucky!! And great photo, my two favourite bloggers together =D

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Kristin S August 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I love your reaction! I also love that she’s so normal.

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Teresa August 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm

How exciting….I love her book…love her blog and she was great on TODAY

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Joy Gross August 20, 2010 at 9:03 pm

How fun Amanda.. I would love to meet both of you :)

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Katie&Wags August 21, 2010 at 7:32 am

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!

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Katie&Wags August 21, 2010 at 7:34 am

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH! Oh, I am sooooooo jealous! The jealousy is a little outrageous as I live in Australia and have pretty much zero chance of ever meeting P-Dub myself… but still! So jealous!

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Geneva August 21, 2010 at 11:55 am

Wow, to die for! I blog both the Pioneer Woman and your blod daily and enjoy every minute of it.

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Jessie August 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Wait. Wait. Did I miss it?
I love when you take trips but it’s for a very selfish reason (I’ll admit it). I love the breakdown of what you wore. I know you did it for your LA trip. Will you do it for NY?? Im excited for you that you got to meet Ree. I’m new to the blog world. WHO is Ree again?? I need to go check her out…

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kathleen.summers August 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Wow, how exciting! I felt like I was there with you reading your awesome description.

So happy for you and your blog success!!

xoxoxo

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Angela B August 21, 2010 at 2:54 pm

OMGosh…..how about this….I’ve just VERY recently found your blog (and I LOVE your freakishly neat nature, definatley a kindered spirit. I was thinking hey…I remember the unusual name Ree…Oh Ma Gosh..I just read about her in Guidepost magazine and I was going to look up her blog! Does God just know how to put us together or what?! Makes the world seem a little bit smaller (and nicer). Love the scarf tutorial…you know I had to watch. Resolving to wear all the scarves I keep collecting!

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Emily L. August 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I am the star struck type as well. I always tell myself not too… but it happens ha.

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MissyDew August 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Holy Cow, are you sure you aren’t related to each other? You look so much alike!

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Blonde August 23, 2010 at 10:53 am

When I realized you & PW were both in NY at the same time I was SO hoping you could meet her! I’m like the others…jealous!! Lol So totally cool! Would’ve been star struck myself!

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Melissa in MI August 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I know you thought it was geeky, but I loved your scarf tutorial as well! It changed my life… and my closet!

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Brandy August 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Eek! How exciting!

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Lindsey August 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I love The Pioneer Woman, she’s too funny! That’s so neat you got to meet her.

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Sheryl August 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm

That is so cool!! Pioneer Woman is another of my favorite blogs to read and it’s awesome you two got to meet!

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LJ August 24, 2010 at 4:45 am

Yay – so cool, what a fun experience for you!

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Whitney August 24, 2010 at 10:13 am

I got chills from my excitement for you! I love Ree!

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Sew Create It - Jane August 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm

So cool…I’d love to meet Ree too..she has inspired me in so many ways and her recipes are sooo good!

BTW, Great picture of the two of you!!

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Jacque November 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

I can’t believe you met Ree. I love her. How exciting. I LOVE LOVE your blog too and have been telling everyone about it!

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Amanda Keener December 6, 2011 at 10:16 am

what a fun story! You two totally look like sisters :)

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