Bloggy giveaway!

by PWSux on February 15, 2011

OK y’all KNOW how much I love money!  And you know what that means…  that’s right folks, I love the US Mint!  They do all kinds of fancy stuff there with real big machines.  I mean BIG.  They print money, they have lots of people working there, and they use BIG machines in huge-ass buildings.

Well because it’s Tuesday and because I love y’all more ‘n my luggage, I’m giving away some money!  That’s right!

All you have to do is go through the archives of and count up how many times Ree has posted that stupid fucking picture of her and then post here in the comments.  I KNOW y’all know what I’m talking about.

I know it’ll be painful.  Some of you won’t make it.  Many have tried.

“Tried and failed?”

Tried and died.

Winner will be randomly chosen whenever I feel like it and I may or may not let you know who it is.

Alrighty then….. GO FOR IT!  And good luck!



DISCLAIMER:  The US Mint isn’t sponsoring this post and they probably have no idea who I am, unlike the FBI.  This post is a total joke and I have no intention of actually giving any money away.  It’s a joke, kind of a parody.  Get it?


anon. February 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Am I first??? Yay.

anon. February 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Lawsy mercy. I was so excited about being first I forgot to give an answer. 70 times 7?

JennNY February 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm

That is funny.. I can’t believe how many get orgasmic b/c they post first!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehoooooooooooooooooooo


M February 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

There ain’t enough money in the mint to make me go trough her blog looking for THAT photo.

And besides-she would make money right?

I admit I look once a day at her site and even that kills me knowing she is getting $$$ every time I do that.

But I will guess 5000 times.

Anne MaReeDee w/4photoshopped punks February 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm

30 times

Anne MaReeDee

Anne MaReeDee w/4photoshopped punks February 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Keeping it REE-l, I did just what Ree would do – I cheated. I couldn’t make myself go through her blog, I used TinEye (reverse image search place) to get the individual results I posted. Very interesting – I am going to send a note to admin tomorrow with some of my thoughts. By the way, that picture that makes us cringe – the chaps – has been used 25 times according to TinEye. Sure seems like I have seen it a lot more, but then again I believe TinEye is currently Beta.


BA February 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Which photo? Several are coming to mind that she posts over and over and over and ov…….

taylorgreen2010 February 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Nice offer Admin, but I’ll pass. I’d rather face a firing squad than wade through her trash. And by the way, does she get paid if you read the RSS Feed for her blog? Just curious since the dimwit has her full posts on the feed.

Bridget Miller February 16, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I think that PW hacked into this site and posted that contest, so that she could get some more page clicks. I know that isn’t true, but I wouldn’t put it past her. I assume that you are talking about that damn picture of her in all her braces having, 80’s grab wearing glory. The picture that she posts to prove to her readers that she is keeping it real because why else would she post such a HUGLY “embrassing” photo of herself or she is just trolling for more compliments that she is so fond of doing, but she normal does that by mentioning some talk she is going to appear on, but then instructs her PWdubittes not to watch because she was a) sweaty b) you can see her spanx c) she acted a fool by just rambling on and on and didn’t know what she was saying d) I am just a silly, isolated ranch wife and don’t have anything important to share. Did I miss anything? Please don’t look at me, but I am going to say self depreciating things so that you will pay me tons of compliments.

Bridget Miller February 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm

My guess for how many times that photo has been posted anywhere from 25 to 100 times. You know how see loves to repeat the same themes over and over again.

Also if anyone knows of a good place to find some PW facts. Can you let me know. I am interested in working some into a post I am writing. I think that analyzing her site has as much merits as finding facts to back up opinions because that is how people study or learn about books, works of art, movies, etc. The blog contains the information that she wants to put forth about her brand and it how people come to know or understand the PW Brand and talking about it a legitimate way to talk about Ree. I am not sure if that made much sense, but I think my point came across.

Stephanie February 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I don’t have any facts to add but maybe if you explained in your post how bloggers make money and show how she manipulates the readers into getting more hits on her page, thus making her even more money. I think that would open a ton of eyes b/c once I figured that out I started searching for pages like “pioneer woman fake”, “pioneer woman annoying”. Then I found this site and everything just clicked and I saw how fake it all is over there.

BA February 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Same here, Stephanie. I was totally oblivious to how the whole blog thing worked but have sure learned a lot and PW has it down to a science (or her minions do).

Just Peachy February 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Damn, that photo had to have been thrown out there at least 4 times a year in her blogging career… nevermind, that it actually sits on the homepage permanently now (yet, she stills feels compelled to imbed it in a post ~ WTF).

RING RING REE… it’s the clue phone…

You look like an absolute dipwad in that picture. We know you must really think you were hot shit back in the day, but it’s no longer cute. I request a moratorium on that photo, as well as your high school pouffy bangs picture, and your brother in his wrestling attire. KTHANXBYE

EJS February 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Ring Ring Ring Ree…. Its the clue phone…..WHAT A HOOT!!!

Anne MaReeDee w/4photoshopped punks February 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I needed a laugh today – Just Peachy thank you, thank you so much for the ring ring ree it’s the clue phone KTHANXBYE.

Anne MaReeDee

Sick of ReeRee February 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm

4,398 times since Jan 1, 2005
I WIN!!!!!!!!!!

Kate February 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Oh my God Just Peachy, I can’t catch my breath from laughing! ‘RING, RING, REE…it’s the clue phone.’

MyReeHurts February 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

If you took the number of photos where she is cooking while wearing a flowy, bell-sleeved top and multiplied that by the number of times she mentions giving money to Mike, you may come close to the number of times that ridiculous photo appears.

Karen February 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Seeing as how she now has that photo permanently on the main page of “Confessions”, I’d say…..1,000,000 x 50 times.

Did I win?

Karen February 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

This is off topic, but I didn’t want it to get lost in the other post. I’ve finally figured out why it bugs me so much that she constantly refers to giving her brother, Mike, money to keep him from drinking.

It’s not that I think her brother should be able to drink. As I recall, and if she’s telling the truth, her brother can’t handle alcohol. He is developmentally disabled, and I used to work with adults like Mike, and I know that they can be hard to motivate. If money motivates him to stay away from beer, then I’m all for it. Whatever works.

What bugs me is this. She is doing, essentially, a good deed. But she is constantly bringing it up. “Mike only calls me when he wants his check.” “Mike came over for his check.” (And then she links to the embarassing puking in public story in which we learn Mike Cannot Handle His Liquor.)

Miss Ree purports to be a Christian. She posts pictures of her saintly-looking children in the church Christmas pageant. so I assume they attend church and are active in their church. Christians are called to do good deeds, but NOT talk about them or look for praise here on earth. Basicaly, she’s calling attention to her good deed in order to get praise, or rewards on earth. It makes it seem like she’s not doing this out of Christian charity and a desire to help her brother stay healthy and alive, but to get fawning praise from her Ree-bots, so she can be all “Aw shucks,” about it.

It’s one thing to mention it once, in a blog post somewhere, if it comes up. It’s another to constantly reference it: “Look at me! I’m such a good sister, I pay my brother to stay sober! Aren’t I a great person?”

Well, you would be, if you were doing it just for your brother’s sake, not your own ego.

Shay February 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm

You nailed exactly my thoughts too Karen. It’s like she’s standing on a soapbox saying “look at me being wonderful to my pooooor “retarded”* brother. How wonderful am I?”

Blech. It makes me sick.

*PWs word, not mine

BA February 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Yes, Karen, but by posting it over and over again, she then gets countless remarks from people on how wonderful she is and all those comments are more hits to the post, again, equalling more kaching!

And I’m still trying to figure out the pic. Is it the one of her in her early teens with one hand on her hip and one on her head?

M February 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm

And does she always have to write ch-ch-check.
We know that he has a stutter. Enough.

BA February 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Agreed, M. Wonder what her mom thinks of that when she writes about her brother that way?

Jayelle February 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Poor Mike. This is probably the first thing that really bugged me about her. She makes fun of the poor guy. I can’t imagine what it was like growing up with her.

Karen February 16, 2011 at 8:06 am

I know. It really annoys me because, as I said, I have worked with developmentally disabled adults, and they are adults and deserve respect. Of course, she has little respect for her other brothers/brothers-in-law, so maybe I shouldn’t be surprised that she has such disdain for Mike.

She tries to deflect by stating that her parents, when they found out Mike had a chromosomal disorder, didn’t want to coddle him, and just treated him like all their other kids, and didn’t make his siblings treat him any different…but he’s still a man, an adult, and he deserves respect. Is it respectful to make fun of anybody’s stutter, or challenges? What on earth does she think this is teaching her kids?

cath February 16, 2011 at 12:18 am

All the money in the world wouldn’t have tempted me to go through the archives counting….but…if you had offered one of your old cast off tops that doesn’t fit anymore I would have been all over the site like ants on a sandwich!

Debbie February 16, 2011 at 4:34 am

Speaking of giveaways. Word online has been that PW fakes her giveaways and writes the winning entries herself. There’s even an old blog posting about the subject

Googled it and it does seem odd at best that with all the giveaways she has done over these past few years, there’s no one online claiming to be a winner. Nowhere.

Except for the sponsored giveaways. Check out the @thepioneerwoman on twitter and you will see several people who won the kitchenaid.

Has she been faking her giveaways?

Stephanie February 16, 2011 at 7:11 am

I saw that article. I was wondering too so I googled PW. I found a message board discussing her and I think someone on that board had actually won something. But it wouldn’t surprise me if she faked it. What better way to get hits and not have to shell out the money for actual items. If anyone really does this…flipping lame.

WendyT February 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I actually did win one of the city quizzes she posted – I guess it was last year? On the post it said to send an email to the prize email address and I did. Someone named “Lindy the prize wrangler” emailed me back to let me know my Amazon gift card was on the way – and it was.

Tracey February 16, 2011 at 7:16 am

Just came across your site and I have to say ‘you rock’. I used to read PW a long time ago but haven’t looked at it in quite a while because I got tired of reading the same stuff over and over and OVER again. Thanks for making me laugh this mornng!

BA February 16, 2011 at 8:29 am

Ohhh, very clever. I just went over and looked at her site and she’s given away 2 of her 4 mixers. She isn’t announcing the other two winners until next week. Now, the nice thing to do would be to just draw them from the list already compiled (over 66,000 entries), but is she going to offer it up again as a whole new contest? Another 66,000 entries x whatever she earns per click?

Stephanie February 16, 2011 at 9:22 am

She obviously knows how to “work” the system. I can’t really fault her for it but I don’t like it.

Just Peachy February 16, 2011 at 9:35 am

Don’t you find it interesting that she isn’t keeping one of them? I mean, Kitchen Aid makes a custom mixer commemorating your craptastic book and you give them all away? Interesting.

Of course, she generates revenue from all the interest on the mixers, so it’s to her benefit to draw it out and give them away. However, one can’t help but wonder if she doesn’t want one of those kitschy “poke in the eye” (absolutely LOVE that description BTW) mixers on her own counter because it doesn’t coordinate well with the simplistic decor of the Lodge or her own traditional kitchen at the ranch. Sort of like there’s no way she eats the all junk she puts out there for recipes.

Stephanie February 16, 2011 at 10:34 am

Geez. Did you see all the replies when she announced the winner? All of them asking, begging for her to come out with her own line of crap. That’s next, people!!!

BA February 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

You know, my husband predicted that very thing when I told him several months ago she seemed to be popping up all over the place. I thought he was nuts, but not anymore. If she isn’t getting a show on The Food Network (to be filmed at the lodge, of course), I’ll be shocked.

Karen February 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

That’s pretty much what my husband said when we watched the Thanksgiving Throwdown with PW and Bobby Flay. I am not a Bobby Flay fan, but I watched because I really, really hoped he would kick the stuffing out of her. And his menu looked so much better, so much more colorful and flavorfilled than her bland turkey-stuffing-mashed-potatoes-oh-last-minute-decision-cranberry-sauce.

My husband endured watching it, and these were his thoughts:

“Man, she sounds fake.”

“Good God, how much dairy do you need to put in mashed potatoes?”

“Of course the potatoes taste good, they’re full of butter and cream and cream cheese.”

“I hate Bobby Flay, but I’d rather eat his dinner.”

“Bobby was robbed.”

And he pointed out that all she’s doing is creating a brand–just like Rachel Ray, just like Martha Stewart.

BA February 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Precisely. And I knew she was going to win before I even saw what each was making. She HAD to win to generate more interest in her. “Wow, if she could beat Bobbly Flay, she must be an awesome cook,” and you’ve got people interested in her show when it comes out.

Karen February 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm

What was so sad–I had to pop over there and look at the replies–one woman actually said, “I am crying in the sewer because I didn’t win one. KitchenAid HAS to offer this mixer!”

OMG. Crying in the sewer? Really? Because you didn’t get a free, ugly mixer? Talk about a first-world problem.

BA February 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Crying in the sewer? Wow, that’s a new one on me. 🙂

Rory February 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Sounds like Ree wrote that herself! Loser.

OnTheFence February 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I’m just curious if anybody else noticed that the recent knife set giveaway that she had on TK is completely missing…gone? She never mentioned any winners, nor explained why she nixed the giveaway. The post was just suddenly gone with no explanations. It was the post just before the stuffed mushroom post (from the beginning of February). I don’t remember the exact title of the post, but it had the word president or presidential in it. Does anybody else remember this recent post as well?

BA February 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Yeah, I remember seeing the post for the giveaway. Is it only over on Tasty Kitchen, perhaps?

OnTheFence February 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm

It was over at Tasty Kitchen. I looked there and on the other blogs (tabs) to see if it was somewhere else, but it’s nowhere to be found.

taylorgreen2010 February 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm

If all goes according to plan, we’ll soon be looking at a PW App for the iPhone, BHTW’s bedding, a PW fur fighter for pesky pet hair and of course the PW line of cookware at Target or Crate and Barrel.

Hell, her PR firm is probably hawking a PW version of O magazine. Geez, that’s all I need every time I’m standing in the check-out lane: some cheesy Pioneer Woman magazine front and center featuring her monthly grease grub with gardening and homeschooling tips.

Slit my wrists now.

Shay in NZ February 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Oh gawd, you’re right Taylor. Move down here to New Zealand and you won’t need to face it!
Not only are we a nuclear free zone, we’re a nuclear-Ree zone too! Of course, it didn’t save me from getting sucked into her blog, but at least I need not fear the magazine stories : )

Lily February 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Hilarious! By the way, I think if you decrease the profanity this site will be taken more seriously. Otherwise people will just claim you are jealous or bitter, and that would be a shame. This site has the potential to seriously counteract some of the Pioneer Woman scam and keep getting more attention.

OnTheFence February 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I was thinking the same thing, but was worried I would come across as being critical if I said it. Not just the profanity, but the repeat criticism/complaints. When I first came across this blog, I had a negative first impression. If facts were presented in a less emotionally charged/personal fashion, I think others would look at what you do have to say more seriously. Not that your opinions and how you feel doesn’t matter, but people want to form opinions based on facts, not the emotions of another person. My reaction to this blog to this point has been, “Alright already, I know how you personally feel about PW. Can we move beyond that now?” It’s beginning to feel as redundant as the repeat comments over at TPW that you complain about. Sorry, I hope that didn’t sound harsh, but perhaps you haven’t realized that it’s coming across in that manner. It kind of feels like “the kettle calling the pot black” in regards to the redundancy.

I sure hope you took that the correct way.

Bridget Miller February 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm

OnTheFence: I am sitting down to write my very first every blog post for this site and I was thinking the same thing. Well not exactly the same thing, but I thought one of the most powerful piece on PW has been about the mustangs that was on this site and another site. There was research that went along with the piece because there is information about the mustang subsidies. I would like to write a post on PW that is more than just my opinion, but that is difficult because there just isn’t a ton of factual information out there about her. There is nothing to research, so when writing about her what else is left but opinion and analyzing what she writes and puts on her blog. I hear what you are saying that persauvie writing is more effective if the person keeps their emotions out it which is what I think the posts on this site does well. I think the site works with the facts that are present and there are not many. But when emotions do come through it doesn’t bother me because people have some strong feelings and frustrations towards the Pioneer Woman Brand and what it reflects about our society, the American culture and it all feels like a lie which are emotional issues.

My question to you: is would a post that discusses/analyzes the PW from the information that she puts forth without the emotion of the author being included being an effectual way to communicate to those that might be on the fence? Facts are going to be hard to come by, so what is left is forming opinions on the image that Ree puts forth and it is difficult to write an opinion piece without some emotions getting in the way.

I am interested in what you said because I would like to write a compelling piece that would reach out to the fence sitters.

OnTheFence February 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Thank you for taking my response seriously and not jumping down my throat. 🙂 I’ve been thinking a lot about what I was trying to say because I was concerned that it would come across as saying that I don’t think emotions should be a part of it, but that’s not what I was saying. Emotions and personal opinions about issues are important. I realize that there are not necessarily a lot of facts, per sa, about PW, but I think it would be good if there was a balance between complaining and talking about the reasons why something PW does or say strikes a wrong chord. I mean, of course there will be complaining because that’s the nature of the beast in a situation like this, but I’m worried that there’s too much complaining and not enough depth. I liked it when Karen (and the others) talked about PW and Mike, and she explained why it irritated her instead of just saying that she’s a bitch because of how she treats her brother. Everyone thinks differently and when someone explains the “why” of their complaint/annoyance, it helps to bring the conversation to another level because that same situation might annoy me for another reason. Instead of just assuming what someone means, explanations can provide information that someone else reading may not have thought about, whereas another person’s assumptions may be wrong and their perception will not be changed.

What Karen said about Mike changed what I initially thought. I initially thought that people who were complaining about that needed to lighten up. She obviously loves her brother and is not intending to be mean. But, after reading her explanation, I’ve changed my mind. Even if a person’s intention is not wrong, it doesn’t mean that what they are doing is right. I have a niece who stutters and I would never do that to her, but I didn’t look at it that way until she explained why it bothered her. I guess I’m just feeling that so much one line complaints and jabs is not really effective in reaching the goal if there truly is one. I truly would like to understand why certain things are upsetting to others so that all the complaining makes more sense to me.

So, although I know there will be some complaining and releasing of frustration, it just seems like it needs to be balanced with more thought provoking commentary so that something is being accomplished in the process. I hope that all made sense.

BTW – I think the PW Kitchen Aid looks awful.

Suz February 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

AGREE! I think this site has the potential to make a difference. I just recently stopped reading PW. The reason I stopped was because everytime I clicked off her site, I felt bad. Down. I couldn’t put my finger on it. But then I realized that I simply cannot stand “fake”. And I did some thinking. . .yep. It was time to leave.

I think there are probably a lot of women out there like me. I took most of what she said with a grain of salt. After all, it is her website. And I came to terms, long ago, that I wasn’t going to win a mixer.

I have always applauded women who succeeded. I own a couple of Martha Stewart’s books. I love my Barefoot Contessa cookbooks. So, why couldn’t I completely fall in love with Ree? It was that “fake” thread running through everything.

admin February 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I understand exactly what you and others are saying but you all are assuming that I want to be taken more seriously. You’re assuming that I care.

I don’t.

Think about it……. and I heard you so just hear me ……. I didn’t invite any of you here. I’ve never once posted the link to this blog ANYWHERE on the net. I started this site so I could post rants about PW. Period. I didn’t post it to change people’s minds, to convince them of anything, to enter discussions with sheeple, or to deal with spammers & trolls. I’m not deceiving anyone, I’m not portraying myself to be anything other that what I am. And I’m SURE AS HELL not screwing my neighbor in real live or my blog neighbors through BlogHer. I’m not DOING anything to anyone other than posted my own personal rants.

If some take me seriously, eh.
If some think I’m jealous, eh.
If some are offended by profanity, eh.
I really don’t care

Guest posts are free to handle their own posts however they would like. 🙂

You certainly didn’t offend me though and I totally get what you’re saying.

Karen February 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I personally love this blog and I’m glad that you aren’t advertising it. I find it interesting that sheeple have found their way here, probably through a Google search for PW to find if there’s any new merchandise or books they can buy and fondle.

Keep the blog the way it is. I’m a big girl and I can handle a few cuss words. I just read the blog when my kids aren’t around to see the screen. 😉

Pie Near Woman February 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Write the way you want to write PW sux. It’s the Christian homeschoolin’ fuckwits who despise PW and aren’t afraid to say so under deep web cover, but who are terrified of the fires of hell for reading an occasional curse word such as fuck who want to tell you how to write. Fuck them. Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck them. I love me some colorful fucking language. More colorful fucking language. MORE! Write the way you want to girlfriend. Don’t let the internet become your editorial board.

Luv ya more’n my fuckin’ luggage,

Pie Near

admin February 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Oh sweet JEESAS! It’s an honor Pie Near Woman.

How the branding? Is it healed? Have you hear from Bobby? From Trisha? Did you bring us some butter?

OnTheFence February 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm

My mistake, I’m sorry. I understood that you don’t care what people think of you, or the blog, but I did think that you cared about showing the truth about things regarding PW to others. So, if your main point is to complain while at the same time bringing things to light about PW, but don’t actually care if it makes a difference one way or another in the big scheme of things, then nothing I said matters. First impressions do matter when you’re trying to make a difference. I thought that you were hoping to make a difference, which was why I said what I said.

And no, Pie Near, I’m not a christian homeschooler afraid of “colorful” language. My brother has a mouth on him much worse than anything I’ve read here. I really thought she cared about the impact she was potentially going to make and I was just sharing an outsider’s point of view about the first impression the blog was giving and how it might be working against her efforts. But obviously, since there is no real effort, it doesn’t matter. That’s all.

Bridget Miller February 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I AM SO SORRY ADMIN. I was not making a judgment call about your post and should have side more about your posts which are a mixture of rants, observations, analsis of PW’s blog, what bothers you about the blog and why, what smells like shit on PW’s site, etc. I find your site filled with clever observations. Also I just went back to read more throughly the first comment about the profanity and such. Okay please keep the cussing. Also no matter what rants are going to happen.

I asked my questions because as I mentioned to you. I wanted to try to do a piece that had some facts in it or something to back up my opinion because that is how I was trained to write. Maybe I shouldnt care so much, but i like getting the fence sitters. For some people Ree worship is one of their core beliefs and they are unshakeable those are the ones that will come after you.

I know that you don’t care what we think:) But I was not suggesting that at all or really saying that I had any problem with this site, and I should have put it my reply. i haven’t even written my fucking post b/c i am too worried about getting it wrong and so I thought I would inquire about what that person didn’t like. I need to heed your advice and just not care and rant away. I hope my pushiness and vocal tendency hasn’t pissed you off because i do care what you think because I would like to write for you. Now that i am not worried about getting it right. I am going to just get it done and worry about how to be funny.

admin February 17, 2011 at 7:51 am

It’s cool. Really. Don’t give it another thought.

EM February 17, 2011 at 6:40 am

I agree admin. I love that we can come here and bitch and complain!! No worries about what we are saying. If I wanted to worry about being PC, then I would visit PW’s site. (Which I won’t.)

Cheryle February 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Don’t change a thing, you are right on the money (profanity is a necessity in this case) !!

Stephanie February 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Also…what is her maiden name?

anon. February 16, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Ree’s maiden name? She was Ann Marie Smith when she was born. She picked up the nickname Ree from Mike, I believe, because he couldn’t say her name when he was little.

Shells February 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Just looking through some google pages …. gotta chuckle when: She is referred to as a “chef”

Her maiden name is Smith

Stephanie February 16, 2011 at 6:36 pm

I’m surprised that no one from HS or college has ever written anything about her. You would think someone out there would post something about knowing her.

Pie Near Woman February 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I’ve heard from a few of her college chums and one of her highschool classmates since I started writing Pie Near Woman. They tend to say that the Ree they knew ‘way back when’ would never have been happy on a ranch in Oklahoma. I tend to think that she isn’t happy and is totally doped up on anti-depressants and valium which is why she writes like such a balloon head. She is floating! She is flying!

BA February 16, 2011 at 10:31 pm

When’s the next installment coming out? Love ’em!

Kate February 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm


You started this site to post rants about Ree Drummond, but if posts aren’t slanted in your direction you respond with, “I didn’t invite any of you here.” You don’t want to be taken ‘seriously’ and you don’t ‘care’ yet you post information about BLM horses and tax payer dollars–a very serious subject that, no doubt, took lots of research and was extremely informative. I’m confused. And, I think you are as well. I agree with On The Fence in that my first impression of this blog was less than favorable. Yet, as I continued to read more comments/posts, I thought it had the promise of being an arena to both bitch about PW and the platform of bringing her less than stellar practices to the forefront. My mistake. I’m glad you made your stance clear so I can make ‘my’ choice to stop reading and commenting. That huge chip on your shoulder? Very visible in your writing.

Shells February 16, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Funny, I see it a different way altogether. I can totally see where the owner of this blog is blogging for themselves and only themselves and if others come along and comment on it well, so be it, but its intent is not to gather the masses in a colletive rant about PW. Its here if you want to rant ….. go ahead …. don’t want to rant … go ahead, its your choice.

I can also see where its not a “serious” blog for the most part. Some serious issues for sure, take BLM for instance, but I can also see that life is far to short to “seriously” take down PW.

Admin is quite right that I came to this site uninvited and inserted myself into the issues. I wasn’t asked to leave and if I did leave doubt that this blog would come to a screeching halt.

Unlike PW this blogger doesn’t advertise, doesn’t offer promotions to bring in readers, doesn’t claim to be something they are not. If they were wanting to be taken seriously don’t you think they would be doing something, anything, to bring in readers??

I don’t care for PW …. but in the long run she doesn’t really impact my life and its just a source of amusement for me.

I may be wrong and I do not know the Admin and call me out if you want for repsonding to this.

admin February 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm

yes, this

Pie Near Woman February 16, 2011 at 8:43 pm

PW Sux – You’re writing is awesome. There is no chip, just a clear eyed view of reality. Keep it up girl.

admin February 16, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I’m sorry you missed the point. In the course of realizing how fake PW is I have come across much “real” information, such as the BLM and subsidy contracts. Should anything similar be found, I intend to put it here along with the rest. But on a daily basis, you can only “expose” the truth for so long and then it just becomes rants. I started this site basically for my own information and as a place to compile those links to “proof” and then let off some steam.

There’s no chip on my shoulder, believe me. I was merely pointing out that I’ve never ASKED anyone to come here and although that’s been surprising and interesting, it’s still nothing more than a place for me to rant. Seeing that others felt the same or similar, well to be honest, it shocked me and I was sort of ill prepared to have this all happen. I absolutely agree with you that I’m confused and each time something comes up in emails or here in the comments, I have to sort of step back and view the situation from the proper standpoint – I have no “plan” or direction and really haven’t a clue in what I see happening …… other than I’ll post some rants. LOL And since others seem to appreciate the voice, I offered to let them post as well. It honestly wasn’t my intention to be taken “seriously” – I’m nothing more than a ranting bitch. It’s ok, I own that. LOL

What I’ve seen happen here and on other blogs is that a certain line of thinking can get set out in comments — like to be taken seriously, tone down the profanity — and if not addressed then it can take on a life of it’s own. At first when I saw that comment I thought, “Wow, she’s right, who’s going to listen to a ranting bitch like that? I really should watch it.” But then I stepped away because I would be moving in a direction that was never the intention of this site and I needed to evaluate it. Did she have a point? ABSOLUTELY! Do I want to “give in” (for lack of a better word) and nice things up so people will take me seriously? No.

First of all, what people? Why do I care? So I can make money? *SNORT* There’s NO money in blogs like this, trust me. So I can be “famous”? Uh HELL NO! Should I get some t-shirts, hats, and maybe a fancy mixer to promote my “brand”? No, that’st just not what this is about.

I swear I didn’t mean if offensively (and trust me, this is one of the FEW times I’ll admit that) when I said I didn’t invite any of you. What I was meaning is that this is just a place for me to rant and some folks come on in to the party. I have no “direction”, I have no agenda, I have no ……. nothing. I don’t expect everyone to agree with me, far from it. But I’m not going to change my tone or posting style.

Nothing more, nothing less. No chip, I assure you. 🙂

OnTheFence February 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm

No problem. I didn’t take what you said personally, and I understand what you are saying. I appreciate that you at least understood what I was trying to say, but now that I see I misunderstood the intent of your blog, what I said doesn’t matter and I’m not going to try to make you see things differently; it never was my intent to do so.

Shells February 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Ok, but are you SURE you won’t do just 4 special T-shirts????

Just another hater February 17, 2011 at 6:38 am

Enough of all this “direction of the blog” bullSHIT when are you going to post the WINNER already?????

admin February 17, 2011 at 7:50 am


PWSux February 17, 2011 at 9:06 am

Wouldn’t that be a hoot!

taylorgreen2010 February 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Pat yourself on the back, Admin. CindeREEla has taken notice of this excellent site. Not that I ever doubted anyone as vain and narcissistic would pass up an opportunity to read about herself.

At long last Ree Drummond has finally acknowledged her recipe source. In today’s post, she credited “my mom’s trusty church cookbook.” What a revelation! Sure glad she cleared up the confusion. At first, I thought she’d gotten it from Julia Child. * rolling eyes *

Samantha February 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

I also noticed in another interview she finally admitted to having a CLEANING CREW come in once a week and has help with other stuff……of course she is saying this with respect to her book tour and being away etc…….even before she was famous she talked of having ‘partime’ help so did she ever do it all? She has always been so vague about the help and what really goes on at the ranch.

I get that she wants to present her blog in a happy and light air but how does that relate to keeping it real….that famous tagline of hers. She says she never conceived of her blog becoming what is today……I call bullshit on that. I’ve thought from the start that I think she is unhappy with her ‘ranch life’ and this blogging was a means for her to escape. Nothing wrong with that, but just be honest about it if you are professing to keeping it real.

admin February 17, 2011 at 7:46 am

Do you have he link to that interview?

Samantha February 17, 2011 at 9:12 am

It was in one of the youtube interviews on this page I THINK……..not sure which one. Sorry don’t have time to watch them right now.

Just Peachy February 17, 2011 at 9:36 am

I checked it out (Damn, do I ever need a life…), and Ree does admit to having a cleaning crew in the video where she’s taking questions from the audience at approx. 5:54. Earlier in the video she also admits to gaining 20 lbs while working on her cookbook.

Also, I found it interesting how many times she looked over at her SIL during the questioning… a couple times seemingly exchanging knowing smiles when discussing life on the ranch. Missy is very pretty and her daughter is absolutely adorable. I’m surprised someone as attention needy as Ree would want them around during her time in the spotlight.

PWSux February 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

LOL I seriously doubt that. I think she’s truly in her own little bubble and anyone saying anything negative about her would just get swept from her little pea brain.

Karen February 17, 2011 at 2:51 am

Looks like your post about wild horses and the BLM hit a nerve, or possibly all the coverage she did on them brought it to the forefront….what do you make of this?

Seems like it’s in the national spotlight now to reduce funds spent on wild horses.

OnTheFence February 17, 2011 at 7:01 am

How does one give contraceptives to wild horses??? I wonder how this will change things at the ranch?

EM February 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

It would be kinda difficult for a horse to put a big ol’ condom on by himself, wouldn’t it? 😉

admin February 17, 2011 at 7:50 am

The most economical way would be to castrate the males and turn them from stallions to geldings. It’s a difficult process because you have to have the proper chute system set up and horses are like cows, they don’t follow the horse in from of the calmly, especially when they smell blood. The problem with that is, just like with cattle, the one stallion you miss or the little colt that doesn’t get cut and then he drops in another couple of weeks….. well those guys will be in pure HEAVEN having all the females to themselves and they will breed like rabbits.

I’m sure castration will help, but it’s not the answer.

Get REEal February 17, 2011 at 8:00 am

A general comment that is no doubt going to piss off some people, but which is not intended that way: why is it that people feel the need to tell a blogger how (or in what way, in Rechelle’s case) they should be writing? This is not your site, and it is not a democracy, unless the blogger wants that to be the case.

A more specific comment that will no doubt do the same: people act as if this site was intended to be a blow the lid off, uncover the scandal site about PW. I think it’s pretty obvious right from the title as well as the first posts that the original intent was to be a place where the admin wanted to voice an opinion that, yes, quite unfortunately for the state of this country, goes against the popular tide. It also turned into a spot which also contains researched information that provides a contra to things PW writes. You act as if it cannot be both things, which is untrue: these are not mutually exclusive activities. Just as other sites rarely stick to a single focus, neither does this one. You act as if language choices are going to dent whatever message you think is inherent in the posts. This may be true for people who cannot get past their own preconceived conceptions about how they wish the site was written, and not for others, but there’s a solution for that: get your own site. Make your own rules there. Write what you want.

In the end, I applaud the blogger for not worrying overmuch what other people think, because that is exactly how it should be, and exactly what this site should be. It is his or hers to run as they wish. I continue to laugh at those who would toss that old “jealousy” nonsense into the mix as if that is somehow the motivation for calling out someone else’s actions and say bravo/brava to the admin for ignoring this as well.

OnTheFence February 17, 2011 at 8:11 am

Covered already…got it already…moving on…

Get REEal February 17, 2011 at 8:17 am

I didn’t realize you were an arbiter of comments as well and that no one else was allowed to chime in on things once you considered them closed. Thanks for enlightening us.

OnTheFence February 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

The way the comments are designed, it ‘s easy to miss previous comments, and I had already acknowledged my mistake earlier and it just sounded like you missed that, and were beating a dead horse on that point. That’s all I was saying. There’s no arbitration going on.

PWSux February 17, 2011 at 8:58 am

That is true and is one of the things I hate about comments, even enabling the embedding feature.

I did have buddypress installed last week which contains a forum but I haven’t really messed with it. I’m wondering if that might help? So conversations can go there?

I’ll give it some thought.

OnTheFence February 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Thanks, PWSux. I really didn’t mean to stir anything up on your blog. Sorry for any frustration that it may have caused.

Just Peachy February 17, 2011 at 8:39 am

I’ve been sitting here chuckling about contraception to the horses. Because, if there ever is such a project in force, all I can envision is a future blog post from PW talking about how she and MM spent the day administering birth control to the horses. Complete with 15 embedded photos and footnotes from Ree about MM’s chapped ass — as obviously there is a correlation between wild animals mating and her acting like a cat in heat where that man’s backside is concerned.

As for the purpose of this blog… when I stumbled onto it myself, I viewed it for a place to vent and commiserate about the absurdity of PW’s site. Seriously sometimes. Silly at others. Profanity doesn’t bother me much… hell, I use it myself as the occasional sentence enhancer ;), but understandably some people aren’t fond of it, or there may be times in real life where it’s inappropriate or offensive. However, this being the internet… I say let a post’s direction bend with the the topic. Having satirical or snarky composition doesn’t discount the folks who have more serious-minded things to add to discussion. I can appreciate all manner of critiquing PW and admire the posters that do offer up thought-provoking observations & articulately convey their feelings because they usually hit the nail on the head in print better than I could myself. I am pleased to have found this place.

Now, I’m with the other poster — when are there going to be Pioneer Woman Sux t-shirts!!?? I seriously will cry in the sewer if I don’t get one!

OnTheFence February 17, 2011 at 8:54 am

Oh, no! That means upcoming pictures of horse nuts!!! Just what I’ve always wanted to see.

Karen February 17, 2011 at 9:39 am

Oh Lord. PW definitely reads this blog. Her Confessions post today is a paean to her brother Mike, and all the reasons she adores him. Really! She adores him! Even if she does make fun of his stuttering!

And of course in this laundry list she adds this gem: “He’s Prosperous. Because I pay him not to drink.”

That’s right, PW…we wouldn’t want to forget for one nanosecond just how generous and benevolent you are, not to mention clever to find a way to motivate your brother to stay sober! We are so proud of you and think you walk on water and poop rainbows!

OneMoreREEpeat February 17, 2011 at 11:07 am

Again, it’s all a repeat. So annoying. She hasn’t posted one thing in quite awhile that was new. Nothing. How many people are over there gushing how wonderful she is that she stopped him from drinking? I don’t even want to look.

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