The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays Giveaway {yep, she signed them}

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by The Park Wife on November 13, 2013

Anyone that has ever hung out in my little place of the bloggy world at The Park Wife or any of my SEVEN (woooohoooo) state-focused blog communities, knows one of my all-time favorite bloggy gals in Ree, The Pioneer Woman.  Over the past seven years, she has been mentioned on my blog 863 times. Alright, maybe not that many, but close.  And, she is just as real, kind, and sincere in real life as she is on her blog and her Food Network Show.

Her first two cookbooks are used so much at my house that the binding of the first one has come loose, there is a mysterious sticky substance around the cinnamon rolls page (it can’t be icing because I would have licked it off), and there is a lot of flour in the cracks from the various yumminess that was happening with pizza dough, biscuits, and pie crusts. Let’s not even talk about the lasagna sauce on page 43. No idea how it got there.

I am drooling like Charlie yet again at her beautiful new cookbook called  The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations. It would be much easier and less dishes for me if she would just invite my family over for all the holidays, but the next best thing will be to try these recipes.  The holiday menus are amazing. The photographs are beautiful and I love how she has written a love letter to her children through the pictures and food she lovingly prepares for them.

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The Buckaroo’s love some Ree. They talk about her like she is a long lost aunt and want to hang with her boys at the ranch, or worse case, she would make them some of her marshmallow pops. Evidently, ours did not turn out as pretty as hers.

I have mentioned about her book signing in Rogers, AR this weekend and that on Friday night since some of us are traveling from around the state, we are having a big Arkansas Women Blogger meet-up. I look forward to spending time with my blog peeps. Then, on Saturday, all the bloggy gals will meet to stand in line together to get to see REE!!!!

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And here is even more great news –  Ree  is giving away 2 signed copies to my readers! Yeeeehaw!

GIVEAWAY:
2 winners will WIN one of Ree’s new book, A Year of Holidays.

COMMENT to say you want to be entered. Make sure your email is linked to your comment.
Hey, what are you most looking forward to this holiday season?

I would love for you to:
Follow The Park Wife on Pinterest
Follow The Park Wife on Facebook
Follow The Park Wife on Twitter
Follow The Park Wife on Instagram

Then head back to this post and leave a comment if you did so I will know!

Good luck! Contest ends Friday, 11/22/13, at  10 AM CT. I’ll announce the 2 winners over at THE PARK WIFE Facebook page!

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{ 117 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim November 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I’m most looking forward to spending time with my cousins who are really my best friends!

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Anita November 13, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I am most looking forward to having the family together for the holidays!

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Anita November 13, 2013 at 4:50 pm

I follow The Park Wife on Pinterest.

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Anita November 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I follow The Park Wife on FB.

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CraftyHope November 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm

This holiday season I’m looking forward to the end of the rush and mania of shopping to just enjoy some time with our families. That will be really nice!

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CraftyHope November 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I’m following you on Pinterest!

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CraftyHope November 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I’m a Facebook Fan.

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CraftyHope November 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I stalk you. . .I mean. . . follow you on Twitter.

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Anita November 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I follow The Park Wife on Twitter.

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CraftyHope November 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I also follow you on Instagram!

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Kristy November 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I always look forward to Thanksgiving the most. It’s my favorite holiday and I love cooking for friends and family! I’m sure I could put this cookbook to good use this year if I were to win. :)

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Kristy November 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I’m also following The Park Wife on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

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Rachel Simmons November 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends….and eating of course;)

…and I follow The Park Wife on all 4!:)

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Stacey Valley November 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

November-December is my favorite time of year! I’m most looking forward to baking with my daughters — pies, cookies, cinnamon rolls. And since it’s the holidays, the calories don’t count. Right?

And I already follow The Park Wife everywhere!

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Lana November 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I am looking foward to time off from work!!!! Starting a new job and only having 5 vacations days for the entire year sucks!

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Sarah E. White November 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Time with family and friends. And maybe this will be the year we get the tree up without the girl breaking any ornaments… (probably not).

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The Panama-mama November 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I’m looking forward to seeing family and friends! Also having my kiddos at home for the break without having to be a “taxi” for everyone! :)

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amber November 13, 2013 at 5:51 pm

mark me down for an entry!

I’m most looking forward to being in Central America for the next 3.5 months!

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Brenda Duggins November 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

This year I am just looking forward to spending time with family. It has been a hard year and we just need some time to reconnect.

Also, I follow The Park Wife EVERYWHERE!!!! and have for a while now!! <3

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Sarah E. White November 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm

And I follow you on Pinterest.

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Cat Poland November 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I’m looking forward to warm, sacred time with family. And baked goods. Lots of baked goods. :-) And I’m following you everywhere except Pinterest. I’m just not doing much of that these days.

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Karen W November 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Get me entered! I’m looking forward to watching my son experience Christmas this year. He was an infant lasy year and didn’t care, but this year should be fun.

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Leslie Kingrey November 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Enter me please!! LOVE REE!!
I’m really looking forward to spending time with my family in Louisiana. It will be the first time to see my little sister since Baby G was born. :) Love me some family time!
Thanks, S!
PS. Are y’all going to the Thanksgiving thing next Thursday?

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Jessica Bauer November 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I’m a loyal Facebook fan and I sure would love to win this cookbook. As for the holidays, I sure am looking forward to our first as a family of five and creating brand-new traditions with my little crew.

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conny hutchinson November 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Oh, i’d love to be enteted!!! :)

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Teresa Stout November 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I would love to be entered to win the cookbook. I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook. Don’t tweet or instagram.

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Brittany Little November 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Spending time with my family and Christmas lights!

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Brittany Little November 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Follow you on FB

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Brittany Little November 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Follow on instagram

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Brittany Little November 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Follow you on twitter

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Brittany Little November 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Follow on Pinterest!

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Lindsey Nemcek November 13, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I’m really looking forward to baking some Christmas cookies!

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Heather November 13, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I am so excited to make green bean casserole it’s not even funny. Pies and cookies and cakes are great, but I can’t get over those crunchy onions ;)

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Heather November 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

And I follow you on everything, even though I know this only counts as one ;)

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Julianne November 13, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I am looking forward to experiencing so many new “firsts” with my baby boy this holiday season!

I’m now following you on Facebook and Pinterest, in addition to Twitter and Instagram.

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Earlene November 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I love your blog, it’s so fun! We will be hanging out and probably traveling New Year’s weekend to see our grandkids(their parents, too). We don’t like being by ourselves, but it is what it is! So, we don’t talk about it or feel sad about it!

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Lori Walker November 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I am most looking forward to…honestly thanksgiving and a four day weekend with only one meal to cook and one kid to take care of:-)

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Lori Walker November 13, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Follow on facebook

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Lori Walker November 13, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Follow on pinterest

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Barbara November 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I am most looking forward to spending precious time with family and friends and roasting a 75lb pig!

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Angie Albright November 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I can’t wait to see my family! I always have a great time with my siblings and I love watching my son with his cousins. It’s so weird to see the next generation of mini-me’s running around the house.

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Jacqueline Presley November 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Hey girl : )

You know I’m already following you on everything. Ha!

I am most looking forward to focusing on Jesus; on remembering what the whole thing is about & somehow passing that on to my children. We hung up the decor today & I was teary the whole time just thinking about what a privilege it is to worship the LORD!

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Kalyn November 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Liked, liked, liked!! (we were already IG and Twitter friends)

Love this giveaway!!

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Linda Matlock November 13, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Please enter me in your giveaway. I’d never seen your blog before but I have now! Love Pioneer Woman, and I’d love to win her book. Thanks.

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Alvina Castro November 14, 2013 at 12:06 am

I want to be entered! Im most looking forward to the christmas lights this holiday season

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Pat in Texas November 14, 2013 at 12:59 am

I love the baking new recipes and sharing with my friends and co-workers (of course I have to do a taste test or two…three…four…okay – you get the picture!

And yes – you have a new follower on Pinterest and Facebook.

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RMJ November 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm

I am most looking forward to spending time with my family. It has been an emotional 2013 for us.

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Susanna November 13, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Me, me, me! You can enter me! :) I am most looking forward to time off school and getting together with family. :)

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Jennifer Rogers (aka Jenny Mac) November 14, 2013 at 12:17 am

I’m following you on all of them! I’m looking forward to some quality time with friends and family, which will of course involve some great meals!

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Tara Leonardt November 14, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I am looking forward to family time!

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Amanda November 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I am looking forward to my husbands 2 weeks of for Christmas. Woo hoo! Not to mention homemade caramels!

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Amanda November 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I follow you on fb

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Nicky Coogan November 15, 2013 at 10:49 am

I am looking forward to spending time with my family . Now that my twins are in high school , they are studying and are very busy . I am ready for them to be home and cook and catch up.
I want to try some new recipes and cook some of the great recipes I have been finding ! Pick me ~~~!!!

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Marlana November 15, 2013 at 11:56 am

I am most looking forward to spending time off with my family and starting our Christmas decorating! :)

Blessings,
Marlana

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Heather November 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I can’t wait for the family time and great food, it’s definitely my favorite part of the holidays!
Would love to be entered to win a copy!

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Whitney November 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Following on Facebook

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Whitney November 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm

New follower on Twitter

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Whitney November 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Following you on Pinterest

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Whitney November 16, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Following you on Instagram

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Frances Stephenson November 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Please enter me!!!

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Kim November 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm

I am most looking forward to 1) eating my husband’s smoked turkey 2) seeing family I don’t see often 3) receiving Christmas cards 4) Christmas morning with my little family opening a few gifts in front of the fireplace.

I hope to win Ree’s book!! That would make for a great holiday season and many more to come! Her recipes are a gift that keeps on giving!!

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debs November 17, 2013 at 9:26 am

being with famil;y and the dumplins

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Jen Kearns November 17, 2013 at 9:30 am

I can’t wait to go home to CA to see my family over the holidays!

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Katie Blankenship November 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

I am most looking forward to spending time with my favorite people on Earth…my family!

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gina November 17, 2013 at 9:53 am

I’m looking forward to seeing my Mom & Dad!! They’re coming to Arkansas on Christmas Day. Hooray!

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gina November 17, 2013 at 9:54 am

Follow you on Twitter ;)

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Jodi November 17, 2013 at 10:14 am

Oh, I love Ree and rely on her recipes often! Looking forward to LOTS of snuggle time with my Littles, and family, fun, and FOOD! I follow you on FB and twitter!

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Julie Kohl November 17, 2013 at 10:14 am

I can’t wait to see my parents. They will be here for Christmas! Thanks for the chance.

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Tina November 17, 2013 at 10:27 am

Oh yeah, who doesn’t love Ree!! I’d love to win a copy!

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Cristina November 17, 2013 at 10:28 am

I’m looking forward to the food, and spending time with my husband!

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Cristina November 17, 2013 at 10:28 am

I follow you on Facebook.

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Courtney November 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

Much of our family lives far away, so Christmas is what always brings us together. I am excited to spend precious time with them around the table at Christmas. Would love to be able to give my mom this book!! She loves the PW!

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Whitney Surherland November 17, 2013 at 10:39 am

I’m looking forward to the decorations and of course the Christmas music! Harry Connick Jr and Xmas music were made for each other!

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Whitney Surherland November 17, 2013 at 10:40 am

I follow your antics on Facebook!

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Whitney Surherland November 17, 2013 at 10:40 am

I follow you on Twitter!

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Whitney Sutherland November 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

I’m one of your Instagram followers!

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Whitney Sutherland November 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

Got you covered on Pinterest too!

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Kari November 17, 2013 at 11:34 am

I am looking forward to spending time with family and all the yummy food!

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Rhonda Bramell November 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

This year, I’m most looking forward to seeing the holidays through the eyes of my little kids. They are at great ages to soak in the wonder of the season, and I can’t wait! –Rhonda

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Stephanie November 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I love Christmas cookies! (Liked, like, like and liked ;)

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Jess :) November 17, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Aww!! I love Ree and I totally would’ve stood in that forever-long line just to meet her and get my picture taken with her. Sounds like y’all had SO much fun!

This is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year, so I always look forward to many things. I love decorating, Christmas music, time with family and friends, but most importantly celebrating the birth of Jesus and keeping that as the main focus of this holiday season!

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Jess :) November 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Following you on Twitter and Pinterest!

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Jess :) November 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Follow you on IG, too!

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Dixie November 17, 2013 at 2:29 pm

After 50yrs of spatters, stains, smudges, etc on my cookbooks, it would be great to receive a new Shiney one, ready to be initiated into our family.
Thankful this year for my salvation, my husband of 54 years, family and friends and the freedom we have
Follow you on Pinterest & Instagram and love it…refreshing, informative & fun.

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Sarah Young November 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Following you on FB and Pinterest!!!

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Carla K November 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Spending with family – going to Texas for Thanksgiving and home in Missouri for Christmas.

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Carla K November 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Follow your blog and on FB

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Karen McCratic November 18, 2013 at 9:20 am

Looking forward to winter break…

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Karen McCratic November 18, 2013 at 9:20 am

Follower on FB

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Karen McCratic November 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

Follower on Twitter

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Karen McCratic November 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

Follower on Pinterest

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Debbie November 18, 2013 at 9:39 am

You know that I would follow you to the ends of the earth and back! (Is that a little too over the top?) Standing in line for four hours to get her signature turned out to be such a hoot! I’m now Nana to Joby, my new “adopted” 2 1/2 year old “grandson-in-line,” BFF’s with a WalMart vendor whose wife may become a new bloggers TYVM, etc. etc. etc! Sorry I missed the “back-of-the-line” party going on with you guys, but I sure was glad to be getting out of that line! Good luck with your giveaway. I’ll have one going on later just in time for someone’s Christmas present. xoxoxox

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Rebekah Beene November 18, 2013 at 10:58 am

Love the Holidays and am an avid cookbook collector. This would be a hum dinger!

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Alicia November 18, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Follow you on all platforms already!! I wish I could have gone with yall!!

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Karen W November 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I follow you on Facebook

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Karen W November 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm

And I follow you on Twitter

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Karen W November 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm

And on Instagram

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Karen W November 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm

And I follow you on Pinterest (and wordpress would like for me to slow down my commenting so I’m writing you a long comment here!)

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Karen W November 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm

And I follow you on every other possible way to follow you. Cause you’re our bloggy mother :)

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Shellie November 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I would love to be entered!

What am I looking forward most to this holiday season? Just taking some time to slow down and enjoy family. As new farmers/homesteaders who work and have a 5 year old child, this year has been insane! But, with animals pretty much on cruise control, no new baby animals coming and nothing growing but brown grass, I’m looking forward to a few more PJ days! Whew-I think that was more than you asked for…

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Carrie November 19, 2013 at 9:43 am

I am looking forward to being aneurysm-free by Christmas!

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The Park Wife November 21, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Prayers continually going up for you to be aneurysm-free by Christmas!

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Lauren Wisner November 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook. I want to be entered into this contest. I watch her show everyday, my sister and I love her!! We would love this cookbook because we wanted to buy this and cook the recipes with our Mom, who also loves her!!! I’m looking forward to spending time with my loved ones, and cooking!!!

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The Park Wife November 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm

So sweet, good luck!

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Karen Jordan November 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

Looking forward to spending time with family during the holidays!

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The Park Wife November 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Karen!

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Courtney November 21, 2013 at 10:12 am

I’m a Pinterest follower! I would LOVE to win the cookbook! I’m a grad student at the beginning of my cooking career and I have been really wanting one of Ree’s books! I’m looking forward to time off from studying this Christmas! :)

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The Park Wife November 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm

This is a great learning cookbook, her photos and instructions are wonderful.

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Melissa November 21, 2013 at 11:27 am

I’m looking forward to having my husband home to celebrate Christmas with us this year! :) and I’d love to win a copy off Ree’s new cookbook!! :)

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The Park Wife November 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Oh! I am so glad he will be able to be home with you and Y’all’s angel girls.

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Cindy November 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I would love to win a Pioneer Woman’s cookbook.

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The Park Wife November 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm

It is an amazing cookbook, good luck!

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Lana Pyburn November 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I love The Park Wife. She changed my life the first day I met her over 13 years ago.

Even though my son will not be here for Thanksgiving, he is serving in the US Air Force, I do have my wonderful daughter and amazing husband to share it with. Thank God for family.

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The Park Wife November 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm

And, you changed mine right back. Glad to have you in my life and glad we live closer finally!

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MegAnne Townsend November 21, 2013 at 11:53 pm

I want to win !

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MegAnne Townsend November 21, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Yes enter me

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Susan F. November 22, 2013 at 10:52 am

I am looking forward to hugging grandbabies, cooking with my family, and eating!

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