The Pioneer Woman

The opening keynote at BlogHer'13 was by Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. I will fully admit that prior to the conference, I didn't know much about Ree other than she was beautiful with stunning red hair. I had no clue that she had a FoodNetwork, an adorable pooch named Charlie or had written multiple books.

I loved sitting and listening to her, very candidly, chat about her life as a midwestern mom and wife. It was amazing to hear her say that while she loves all of the opportunities that have come out her blog, the books, the television show etc., she would give it all up just to blog and be a mom.

I found that statement really refreshing and it was a great reminder to stay humble. She reminded us that at the end of the day, what matters is our family. While I have my sights set on some really big things, at the heart of it all...all that matters is my husband and Bear. She was inspiring and real, something that I think often gets lost in this world of blogging, and it was an amazing way to go kick off the conference.

Have you heard The Pioneer Woman speak before? What did you think?