My Dream Girl

Carla: At the risk of sending you away and you never coming back, let me introduce you to the Pioneer Woman. Now some of you are probably already  well-aquainted with the lovely Ree Drummond and her highly funny, beautiful, endlessly entertaining presence on the Interwebs. But if you’re not, go meet her. Just please come back and visit your old Revolutionary friends now and then, will you?

Once you check it out, I probably won’t need to tell you why I am so enamored of this site. Here’s a woman who takes excellent pictures, homeschools her kids, cooks, writes, loves her husband, is decorating her gorgeous mountain lodge, and confesses that most days she is pretty clueless about how to do any of those things. Plus she has a basset hound.

But I think what I like most is that she seems happy. She isn’t cynical. She isn’t ornery or snide or smarmy. She’s doing her thing–which seems to be working out very well for her–and taking the struggles in stride. She doesn’t gloss over the messy parts of her life but I never get the sense that she’s bitter about living on a cattle ranch and all the manure in the laundry that must involve. She has four kids and has found ways to balance their needs with her own–sometimes more successfully than others. She just has a vibe about her that I find so refreshing.

I’m pretty sure she is who I want to be when I grow up.

4 responses to this post.

  1. I. Love. Her!

    Happiness seems like such a rare commodity, doesn’t it? Here’s another blog you might appreciate:


  2. Posted by Heather on February 14, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    …and she’s gorgeous! I want that hair!


  3. Posted by Heather on February 14, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    She lives in OKLAHOMA!!!…about an hour and a half from where I grew up!!! I know it may sound cheesy, but I’m totally excited that she’s an Okie. Makes me love her photography (and everything else) even more. Ah, a special place in my heart she now holds. 😉


  4. Sorry I didn’t add to this on the actual post, Carla. I was SO busy planning b-day parties extraordinaire and being romanced like crazy yesterday (NOT!). But thanks for sharing this. I love this woman too. And her blog. So funny.

    Strangely, though, her site triggered my jealousy reflex. Because I kinda wanna be a Pioneer Woman. Living on a cattle ranch seems awesome (except for the having to dehorn cattle or whatever awful things they do)—just because I could have horses and tons of dogs. And sheep. Or can’t you have sheep on a cattle ranch? There’s a song about this in “Oklahoma!” isn’t there?

    Anyway, it is WONDERFUL to read about someone who loves and has fun with their crazy life. I need more of this attitude. Let’s become happier Revolutionaries. : )


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