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Meeting The Pioneer Woman - Evolved Mommy

It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it.

Okay… that’s a lie. This is a pretty swanky job sometimes.

While I stayed in the quarantined  room for the first day of the Aiming Low NonCon, Amy and other Stephanie spent the day at sessions and meeting new friends. By the end of the day we all just wanted to see our families.

Facetime from the blog conference

Amy attempting to Facetime with her kids. We had a terrible signal, so this was her eleventy billionth attempt

The next day started with butterflies…

Neil Kramer Neilotchka photo walk

Neil Kramer (@Neilotchka) led us on an early morning photowalk of iPhoneography through the Lady Bird Johnson Butterfly Conservatory at Callaway Gardens.

Pink Truffula Trees

These remind me of the Truffula Trees in The Lorax. Anybody know what they are?

Monarch butterfly at Callaway Gardens

This butterfly was ginormous compared to any other butterflies I’ve ever seen.

Lovely Saturday afternoon

TheParkWife on the Porch

How could we do anything but sit on the porch? The weather in Georgia in October is perfection and Stephanie Buckley (@TheParkWife) makes for delightful company.

After working on her TV show Ree (The Pioneer Woman, duh!) flew into Georgia to be a part of the the conference, and took time to have coffee (well, she had water) with Amy, other Stephanie and me.

Ree Drummond The Pioneer Woman at lunch

Isn’t she delightful?! (Those are Old Gringo boots on her sassy feet, by the way)

We talked about things that would scare fish. No, wait. That’s a line from Steel Magnolias.

We just had a great time talking and laughing until Faiqa (“NativeBorn” and “Hey! That’s My Hummus“) came and stole Ree away because she had the very important task of delivering the Country Outfitter keynote speech to our conference.

Lunch with The Pioneer Woman at Callaway Gardens, GA Aiming Low NonCon

Ladies who lunch at Callaway Gardens. From the left: Stephanie Buckley of (The Park Wife), Me, Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) and Amy James (Our Everyday Dinners)

And just to show you how dadgum delightful Ree is, here’s a video…

Thanks again, Ree for taking the time to spend with us. We loved seeing you and hope to do it again soon.

 

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