Ree’s done what so many who’ve reached pinnacles of 'star' status haven’t done — she’s remained true to her roots. Her grounded values and sheer authenticity are the firm foundation of her inspired family life and home.
Her journey to celebrity status began in 2006 when she started her blog to describe her daily life as a ranch wife and mother of four children. According to Ree, she started the blog on a whim, to “stay connected with the world.” Her stories about her husband, family and country living and her step-by-step cooking instructions, along with her inspiring food photography, quickly attracted a huge audience. In 2009, TIME magazine named her “Confessions of a Pioneer Woman” as one of the “25 Best Blogs” in the world.
Recently, I had the chance to catch up with Ree Drummond at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago where she was speaking to a small group of like-minded food bloggers and appearing with Gibson Overseas to promote her new ‘Pioneer Woman’ inspired housewares product line. Ree, Ladd, her husband (“The Marlboro Man”), and her son, Todd, and I sat down to a home-style around the kitchen table chat where I was able to learn more about what her ideas are for creating and maintaining an inspired home on the ranch.