Mar 04, 2011

Happy Fridays: Blogs We Love – The Pioneer Woman!

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So if you haven’t stumbled across this blog yet, you definitely need to now! The Pioneer Woman is a wonderful little blog that covers just about everything you could hope for. Featuring topics in cooking, photography, confessions, home and garden, as well as many others. Ree Drummond, the creator of this wonderful blog, is so creative with her posts and I find myself with a huge smile while reading each one. Her Confessions section is definitely my favorite. The stories of her adorable Bassett hound Charlie are the best 🙂

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The photography section is a great place for inspiration and gorgeous photos. Threads are started with certain themes and then readers submit photos that Ree sorts through and posts from. I love the range of images…some old, some new, color, black and white…and you definitely don’t have to be a professional to submit. Ree also has a section called “High Res Downloads” where she contributes images of her own for download. To top it off, there is a “Photoshop” and  “Photoshop Actions” category perfect for new ideas and techniques.

Head on over to the cooking section for delicious recipes and yummy treats. One of her most recent recipes was for a dessert snack called a “Devil Dog.” I had never heard of them before, but after examining the mouthwatering photos I knew I would make some soon 🙂 You can not go wrong with chocolate cake and whip cream…yum yum!

So go ahead and check it out for yourself…I promise you won’t be disappointed! Happy Fridays!

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About the Contributor: Kristen Smith is a graphic designer and illustrator residing in Augusta, GA with her fiance Jon-Michael and two fur babies, Desmond and Penelope. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to do something creative and began taking design classes in high school. After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia, she worked hard to establish a freelance career and officially launched her own company in 2011. Kristen is an award-winning designer, a celebrated creative for Minted.com, and has been working with NAPCP since it's inception in 2009.  She has a passion for fresh and beautiful designs with subtle feminine hints and a dash of whimsy.   Her passion for design is rivaled only by her passion for animals. She has been an avid animal rights supporter for many years and presently works with a local rescue organization fostering and rehabilitating cats. When she is not designing or sketching, you can find her crafting or in the garden!  She is also an entertainment junkie and watches entirely too many movies and television shows. Kristen looks forward to the extraordinary possibilities each new day brings!  

 

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