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The Pioneer Woman Comes to Seattle and Book Give-Away Contest

Last night I was able to sneak out of the inn for a fun little night in Bothell at Third Place Books. The mission? To get my copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier signed.


After a week of extreme spring cleaning, I told myself that I deserved it.

Before the signing, I found a couple of my Facebook friends. This is me, Ninfa and our cameras.

This is me, Melissa and our super smart glasses. And I’m not sure why, but my perced lips.

Mom & I had an opportunity to move from row 493 up to row 5. We took it. All we had to do was sit apart from one another. Here is my cutie mom about 6 seats down the row from me. Whenever Ree said or did something funny, we looked at one another and laughed.

I knew she was a good woman. She has a Mac. She also had a power point though, so I guess that kinda balanced things out.

Can’t say I’ve ever put it on a power point presentation but I did that too. That’s why I have to use a Mac. It balances things out.

Ree may have sang a love song to her dog, Charlie. And she may have cheated on him a little bit with Earl while in Seattle.


And I may have taped the end of it. Her song started out lovely but then this happened. And it was hilariously adorbs.

Here’s me, my recent spray tan, my mom and Ree.

She was sweet enough to accept my business card as though she had never seen one before and I heard that she stayed at least until midnight to sign every single book. She is such a kind heart – so humble and fun. I love her. Maybe one day we can put Sun-In on our hair together. Or maybe, you know, just sing My Endless Love. I’ve never sang it to a dog before but I did do a very similar rendition at a wedding once.

To celebrate endless love and Sun-In and magical Macs that balance all quirky things out, I’m giving away one autographed copy of Ree’s new book.

To enter to win, just leave a comment on this blog post and let us know who or what you would sing My Endless Love to if you were to sing it to someone other than, well, you know, a human. It just plain makes things more fun. Enter by midnight on Friday, April 27th and the winner will be randomly chosen using random.org.

Coming tomorrow: The Pioneer Woman’s Steakhouse Pizza

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20 Responses

  1. Annette

    I’d have to sing My Endless Love to my 3yr. old granddaughter. She loves music and plays our piano whenever she visits.

  2. There’s something about singing “Endless Love” to my best pal Dutch that appeals to me. Though I’ll pause to scratch another pup’s ears, back, or haunches, Dutch is the one who truly loves me. No other dog has sat, downstairs, alone, waiting for me to arrive home after a long day at work… The other would follow the husband upstairs, leisurely coming downstairs after they heard me arrive, turning on the lights. Dutch is my lap dog, all 117 pounds. No wonder my side of the couch is in severe desperation, sagging so far downward that I almost need the husband to extend a hand to pull me out, and up.

    My Endless Love, my Dutchie.

    I never put Sun-In in my hair, but I used to streak it with lemon juice before spending hours outside with the animals. That was years ago, in high school. Back when there was freedom that I now find myself longing for. Thanks for this blog. I almost feel like I was right there with you at the book signing. I don’t get out much since we started this family business, and am longing for some adventure, some freedom…but cuddling on the sofa with the big furry, with the Dutchie, will have to do. My Endless Love.

  3. Aimee

    Hmm. This is a tough one as I’m not in the habit of singing to any non-humans besides God. But I guess I’d have to split my vote between compound interest (the kind you earn, not the kind you pay!) and the avocado hummus I recently discovered how to make. Yum!

  4. Tina

    Now that Cassidy has a puppy, I will have to teach her “Endless Love” so she can sing it to her now. They are definitely two peas in a pod…or…♪Two hearts…two hearts that beat as one…♫ LOL

  5. Jana

    Shoot, if I won the book, I’d be singing that song to you!! 🙂 but first I’d have to look up the words (?!?) 🙂

  6. Jen M.

    I would sing to my dog or my car (while in it, driving around). As much as I love to sing, I do not have a lovely voice so I do my best not to torture humans with it 🙂

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  8. Mary Bell

    I love Ree Drummond she is a lovely person .

  9. Christine

    I am sooooo jealous you got to meet her! I always knew she would be just as sweet in person. 🙂 of course I would sing it to my precious boy all snuggled up with me, Iggy the cat, we heart each other 🙂

  10. Alvina Newell

    I’d sing Endless Love to my granddaughters — they’d laugh!

  11. kris Newcomb

    What a wonderful blog, for a wonderful cookbook, Deanna! Your B&B is wonderful! I am so happy that you were able to accommodate Rory and her friend on her birthday!
    Keep up the great work!

  12. Amy Graham

    I am so jealous that you had the chance to meet Ree! I would sing My Endless Love to a combination of berries, dark chocolate and whipped cream. Yum!

  13. Heidi

    My Endless Love nowadays is my Keurig. Nothing like simple, easy yumminess to win my heart!

  14. Helga

    I love it… and I have a cast iron skillet AND Dutch oven, so I’m all set… just NEED that book now. wink, wink, nudge, nudge

  15. Cathy Hodge Smith

    The BLOG, the BLOG, the BLOG! When all else fails, read the directions! I would sing Endless Love to my baby Schotzie, a 12 year old Mini Schnauser who loves us to the end of the earth. Mein Schotzie would love you Deanna because you make heavenly food and you have the best sense of humor of any female friend that I have had since college days! Please clone yourself and send one of you up here to Burbank, ASAP =]

  16. Would love to have to book too <3

  17. Glynis

    Not only “would” I sing it to my sweetie, Berry, but I have actually sung it with him before. Of course, not with a straight face…. lots of giggles, but I meant it!

    Is it midnight yet? ;o)

    Still so envious that you and my other friends got to go meet Ree, but I will just keep my fingers crossed for a 3rd book and another trip to Seattle for her!

  18. I would sing endless love to the animals in my barn. When I go out there to feed, I have two quarter-horses (Ruby and Topper), Baby the Pony and two dogs (Doberman – Tommy and Mutt – Coco) that are really excited to see me, and the treats I bring. I just just imagine standing on my milk crate that doubles as a brush bin and belting this out to 10 attentive ears. They are great listeners.

  19. Vanessa

    Well if singing “My Endless Love” but not to a human, maybe it would be appropriate to sing it to a “Pound Plus” Dark Chocolate Bar from Trader Joes. I’d have chosen my dog but that seems too normal.

  20. Shelly

    I sing lots of songs to Outlaw & Apollo (two black kittercats) and Walter (blue betta fish extraordinaire) but none of the songs with all the original words…we make our own versions 🙂 And, yes, I do realize I’m posting after the time alotted, its my m.o. to be late!!! HA!!

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