She is also an outstanding photographer, homeschooler to her four children and an unbelievable cook! Ree (her real name) is so good that she even made her own cookbook with her favorite recipes. I believe since it's been released, the book is on the top sellers list. It has all kinds of easy recipes that Ree has photographed every step of the process so you know what it should look like. Brilliant! Click here is learn more about it on Amazon. All that to say is that Ree went on a book tour when it launched, AND she came to Houston last weekend! You better believe I was there!
I had been reading on her blog that large crowds were coming out to see her at the other stops around the country so I knew that I had to be prepared. One of my best friends, Katie, is also a Pioneer Woman follower and was just as thrilled as I was to meet Ree. I called head to get the book signing tickets and bought a few books. We even got there two hours before the signing to get seats. There were tons of people standing and it was even held at a huge local healthy grocery store, Georgia’s Market.
When Ree finally came out the crowd went wild. :) She is even more gorgeous in person!
She always talks about being nervous in front of people and you could kind of tell but she pulled it off.
They did a little question and answer portion for about 20 minutes which was fun. Then the signing was after that. I would say the actual signing started at 1:30, and they told people that got there last that they should expect to be there until 6:00pm!!
Luckily, I had called in advance and reserved some pretty decent spots in line. They went by color groups and we were the forth. So we did have to pass a little bit of time before our color was called. Katie and I found this really unique chair and had to try it out.
Tons of people waiting in line or waiting for their color to be called.
Katie was excited that our color was about to be called in this pic. You can see Ree in the background because we were trying to get close to spy!
It finally was our turn to meet her. We even had an in because both of us had lived in Bartlesville and new people that Ree grew up with! She was such a pleasure to meet. Super sweet!
She always looks fabulous.
We each had to take a picture with her.
The second best thing about the book signing (after meeting PW) was that Ree was giving out free t-shirts made by Wild Olive, who I LOVE! The tees are amazing and I wore mine the very next day.