I finally watched "The Pioneer Woman" on the Food network. Loved it. Yes I said loved it.
Ree looked normal on TV. Not overly made up. Not covergirl perfect. Her husband, her kids, they all look like I would expect people to look walking down a street.
Ree has back fat, so do I, so do most women. She wears flowy shirts, I do not. I've got a D cup and the flowy thing doesn't work for me. I don't collect china, but I collect bells..
Yes she and her husband remodled their lodge. Much like millions of people do every year, remodle their properties. When you are multi generational land owners you probably don't have mortgages. So they invested in their own properties. I don't care if it was done with the idea of making it a studio. That's even better, I wouldn't want cameras in my own home, maybe they don't either.
My intuition tells me that at some time Ree felt isolated, raising four kids, even with money, in the boonies can do that. So she reached out. She expressed herself online and fine tuned it as she went along.
I've read all the negative comments and websites. Pioneerwomansux.com...yes I know all about it.
The Drummonds make money off of ranching, caring for Mustangs and from Government subsidies. Yup thats true. Let me give you a hint.
That's what making your living off of land and agriculture is about. Don't fool yourself into thinking that those folks that are eligible for it aren't taking it.
Yes, Ree makes millions of dollars a year from her blog, advertisers, books, movie deals, TV shows..yup, good for her.
You know what that means? She took a chance. She put herself out there on a blog and hit a nerve. She created a brand. How is that so different from Paula Dean or Rachel Ray? It's not, she's just managed to get some haters along the way.
It's too bad actually. Because what she has done is show that anyone can write a book. Anyone! If by chance my blog every manages to get someones attention and a following I would work on it for all I'm worth. But it hasn't, so what, I should become a bitch and attack someone who is successful.
Ree isn't out there spreading gossip about celebrities, she isn't spewing her polictical agenda. She is cooking and taking pictures.
Lets see, her recipes, yes many are recycled. I do it too! I read recipes from books, the internet, my mom's old collections and I create my own spin on them. That's what creativity in the kitchen is about.
Pienear woman..well it's just fascinating that another human being puts that much effort and talent into disparaging another person for financial gain. Yes Pie Near makes money too...or did you think she did it for personal growth.
Ree's blog introduced me to Miz Booshay (booshay.blogspot.com). She is an amazing photographer that shares her knowledge and her loving perspective on the world. I'm not a homeschooler so I don't read that tab. But leave the homeschoolers alone too. They are doing their own thing on their own time and that is part of being free.
I will continue to read Ree's blog. And when I get a chance I will watch her show.
And if you don't like it, well that's your right too, but please don't try and make her out to be a villian for being successful. Find your own niche. Or better yet, be quiet about it and focus your judging eye inward.
None of us would pass the magnifying glass.
Cheers, off to watch "The black swan" nothing like a ballerina on the edge.