Knowing today would be the beginning of a new chapter for Ree and her family, I couldn’t help but feel happy for the Drummonds once The Pioneer Woman show aired. There is something very special about celebrating “firsts” of new beginnings. To celebrate for them and with them was a gift in itself to many of Ree’s friends, fans, and readers which I am very grateful to have been a part of.
It has been so much fun to share with you both joy and excitment as we counted down the days until the show’s premier. I loved reading stories during our Facebook Discussion on how fans met Ree at book signings or as a guest at her ranch. Reading supportive tweets on Twitter and comments on Savory Sweet Life fostered a sense of community. By sending our best wishes and thoughts to Ree, we were able to cheer her on and show our support in this new chapter of her life, which I know she appreciated so much.
I am looking forward to watching the remaining episodes of The Pioneer Woman show every Saturday morning on the Food Network channel. But for today, thanks to everyone who joined this party in one form or another.
Lastly, we are going to have one final Pioneer Woman-style giveaway. As you know we’ve been giving away Ree’s Favorite Things in the kitchen leading up to today’s show. We are closing our party with a beautiful KitchenAid Artisan Mixer in this gorgeous pistachio color. All you need to do is leave a comment with your favorite highlight from today’s show. One winner will be chosen at random and must have a US mailing address. One entry per person, please. Contest will end tomorrow night August 28, 2011 at 9 p.m. PST. Contest is now closed. Congrats to #661 – Jeanine Carlson!