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OK, some of you may know by now that I’m just a bit obsessed with The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond. (my blog is a totally pathetic knock-off version of hers!…we’ll just call it a tribute to her! 😉 ) She’s hilarious, inspirational, witty, smart and super super giving! And…she’s just plain cool, something I wish I was! Now I’ve never met Ree but I think I shall share some reasons as to why I believe her and I were meant to be the bestest friends in the whole world!
OK lets begin:
|She lives on a ranch in Oklahoma||I have a very public love obsession with Oklahoma (my husband refers to it as “God’s Country when using the words Oklahoma and Stephanie in the same sentence”|
|She’s married to a real live cowboy||I’m married to a “wanna-be” cowboy (who wants to retire to WY and own a buffalo ranch!)|
|Did I mention she fell for a cowboy in OK?||Yeah that’s something I’ve done before too…several trips out to OK for a cowboy (until Lover Boy brought me back to my senses)|
|She refers to her husband as Marlboro Man||I refer to my husband as Lover Boy|
|She has four kids||I have two but want four (so does LB)|
|She has a dog who smells like Fritos||I have three dogs that smell like Fritos (and I actually love it…it’s my #2 favorite smell…psychotic, I know)|
|She lives with cows||My #3 favorite smell is cow/horse manure (I know, I know!! I have never claimed to be “normal!”)|
|She likes to cook and is awesome at it||I like to cook and am desperately trying to make meals that don’t make people throw up|
|She’s amazing at photography||I love photography and always have and I’m trying trying trying to get better!|
|She nursed her babies||While I read her cookbook and she talked about doing so I was doing the exact same thing!!|
|Her husband had an older brother pass away||My ex-boyfriend (why I originally went to OK in the first place) had a brother pass away while we were dating|
|Her parents were in the process of getting divorced when her and MM were getting married||My in-laws were in the process of getting divorced while LB and I were dating|
|She breaks out in song to Ethel Merman||I break out into obnoxious song to Whitney Houston’s “and I, e IIIII will always love yoooou!” and “shoe be do be do boop boop ahh, ahh” by Annie Lenox|
|She has sweating issues when nervous||I have sweating issues when nervous|
|She swears Spanx||I wear spandex running tights when running (running-when the Holy Spirit moves me, may I mention that it is not very often)|
|At MM’s cousin’s wedding she had a sweat attack and ended up in the bathroom and had to remove her dress…||That was me at my wedding reception. I started getting super sick and my dress felt like it weighed 2,931 pounds and just had to take it off to breath (it was not because I didn’t want to be married…I really just got sick which lasted through our honeymoon…boo!)|
|She loves her MM and kids more than anything in the world||I’m beyond obsessed with my LB and kiddos!|
|The number one reason as to why she and I are destined to be the very bestest of friends in the entire world…she always has laundry to do!||No matter who I neglect, which meal I choose not to cook, which bathroom I chose not to clean, no matter what time I decide to go to bed – I ALWAYS HAVE DIRTY LAUNDRY!!!…It haunts me while I’m awake, it haunts me while I sleep. I’m suffocating in laundry. And you know what? I’ve learned to get over it! There’s always gotta be a clean shirt somewhere in my way too stuffed closet!|
(*after reading the book I also have to say that I got REALLY sick on my honeymoon and couldn’t eat my $100 meal…boo hoo!!!)
And this my friends is why Ree and I were meant to be best friends. I could keep on going. I could tell her this. However, I will most definitely not be sharing this for she probably would have a restraining order issued against me!
OH… you want me to get back to my main point as to what’s here!! …HER BOOK!!!!
Black Heels to Tractor Wheels –
I chose not to pre-order it because I’m no good at waiting on the mail man! I would have gone crazy waiting for him to get here around 2pm…so instead I drug my children out in the cold, ventured into the store and bought it (way before 2pm I might add)…and I
read it was tempted to read it while driving home…but my better judgement got the best of me (plus I was afraid I’d get a ticket!)
So I shall sign off to the world, my dogs, my husband, my children (ok maybe not the kids) and submerge myself in her true love story.