Is there no limit to Ree Drummond's popularity? She an uber-popular blog, a slew of best-selling cookbooks, and a hit TV show on the Food Network. She also opened a 25,000-square-foot restaurant/retail store late last year, which serves as a shrine to worship all things Pioneer Woman: there's a bakery, coffee shop, and general store selling clothing, housewares, and country knickknacky whatnots. (Apparently the restaurant serves an average of 6,000 customers a day, which is no small feat, considering the town it's in—Pawhuska, OK—has a population of 3,500.)
And now, the Pioneer Woman is expanding her brand with a print magazine (wait, they still exist?) called, appropriately, The Pioneer Woman Magazine.
PEOPLE recently unveiled the cover, and for diehard fans, it doesn't disappoint: family dinners, advice on loving (and losing) a family pet, home, beauty, and fashion ideas, plus the all-important guide to buying cowgirl boots. And of course there's Drummond on the cover, looking easy-breezy in a blue tunic holding a handful of sunflowers she's obviously just gathered growing in the wild on her massive Oklahoma ranch. (Eat your hearts out, Martha and Oprah!)
But that's not all. As if the new mag weren't enough, rabid superfans will even be able to visit Drummond's ranch in June—for free. The Pioneer Woman is opening up The Lodge on her OK property for tourists to visit; it's the family's guest house and is also where she films most episodes of her Food Network show.
So pack up your family dinner, toss on your cowgirl boots, and bring along your beloved family pet to join all the other obsessed fans in Oklahoma. And make sure you bring us back some sunflowers.
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