My days are spent wrangling children, chipping dried manure from boots, washing jeans, and frying calf nuts.
It never occurred to me that I was going to have to talk to a camera. I don't know if I can do this.
I'm a thirty-something ranch wife, mother of four, moderately agoraphobic middle child who grew up on a golf course in the city.
I want people to see how hard my husband and kids work on the ranch.
I'm a writer and a photographer - I'm totally aware that doesn't always translate to TV.
Knowing what I'll write about and what I won't has never really been a problem. I won't write about things that bore me.
As The Pioneer Woman has grown and the revenue has grown, the prizes keep getting better, and that certainly feels good.
I'm working on a second cookbook and am working on my love story, 'Black Heels to Tractor Wheels.
I love black leggings with cowboy (I mean cowgirl!) boots, and other-slightly less trendy-things like my boys' Wrangler jeans and my husband's worn deerskin work gloves. I love most things country, because country, to me, is home.
The truth of the matter is that I live on an isolated cattle ranch in the middle of Oklahoma and that's not going to change.
I had been teaching myself photography.
I hate to play the I-live-in-the-country card, but it really takes all of the 'pack the kids into the car and run from here to there' out of the equation.
Ninety-five percent of the time when I run a contest I've purchased the giveaway prizes with advertising money.
I attended college in Los Angeles and wore black pumps to work every day.
I've set aside a nice chunk of my advertising revenue each month for giveaways, like a KitchenAid mixer. I like buying them for the audience, because without the audience I wouldn't have the blog or the revenue in the first place.
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