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Pioneer Woman Summer 2018

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Ree Drummond shares her enthusiasm for the simple joys in life and inspires readers with her newest creation, The Pioneer Woman Magazine. Each issue is like a day with a good friend, full of helpful advice, great recipes, fun shopping and heartfelt stories – and lots of laughs.

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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
up and at ’em!

Hello, friends! If your summer is anything like mine was as a child, you’re currently sitting next to a sparkling pool, sipping a Shirley Temple, working on your tan and enjoying three months of complete freedom, zero responsibility and easy living. On the f lip side, if you live on a cattle ranch like I do now, you’re exhausted from rising before five every morning, and you’re constantly chugging coffee so you don’t fall asleep standing up. Welcome to my world! I often laugh about the drastic difference between the summers I knew as a child and the summers I experience now as the wife of a cowboy. Summer is the busiest time on the ranch, with lots of (incredibly) hot days dictating (impossibly) early starts. With the exception of Sundays,…

2 min.
talk to me!

What’s your favorite summer meal to make? —Lauren Salamone, Niskayuna, NY If it’s just me, I love panzanella with beautiful tomatoes and chunks of bread. (You can find the recipe at thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/panzanella.) But sadly, that would never pass as dinner with my crew, so I’d say anything grilled that I can serve at room temperature, like the grilled pork salad on page 81. It’s so easy because other than the pork, none of the ingredients have to be hot. In the summer, we’ll usually have a big lunch before noon—we do the cooking outside and keep the fixings cool and crisp. Does Ladd ever cook for you? If so, what does he make? —Pam Haig, Bridgewater, NJ Anytime Ladd has cooked for me, he has made steak. He’ll take a saucepan out to the grill,…

1 min.
welcome to the boarding house

Every month, thousands of people journey to Pawhuska, OK, to Ree and Ladd’s general store and restaurant, The Mercantile. There, they can find almost anything a traveler could want: hearty down-home food, great coffee, one-of-a-kind housewares—and now there’s a place to stay the night, too. This spring, Ree and Ladd opened The Boarding House, an eight-room inn housed in two buildings adjacent to The Merc. As with The Merc, which took four years from start to finish, building the inn involved a bit more work than Ree and Ladd expected: They had to replace all the windows and floors, as well as the roof, and because they wanted each room to have a distinctive look, the design decisions were endless. But there were also some happy surprises, including a vintage brick-wall…

2 min.
the raw materials

The buildings that comprise The Boarding House sat empty for about three years before the Drummonds bought them. Ree admits that at first she thought Ladd’s idea of building a hotel was a little crazy, but once he got the project going, she was sold. “I ended up loving the idea!” she says. Ree and Ladd hired the same architect who worked on The Merc to help with the renovation, and they had so much fun conceptualizing the design of it that they turned it into a competition: She took four rooms, and Ladd took four. Eventually, the couple joined forces, which is how Ree’s favorite patterned tile ended up in one of Ladd’s rooms. “He now wants to claim one of my rooms, and I want to claim one…

1 min.
get the look

Patterned Rug Many of the rooms feature bright kilims with tribal prints similar to this one. Stone Blaze Kilim Rug, $90 for a 2' x 3' rug; lorecranch.com Wood Accent Mimic the Butterfly Room’s headboard with adhesive wood veneers. Reclaimed Sierra Gold Classic Mill, $14 per square foot; stikwood.com Cement Tiles These durable quilt-like tiles look like the ones at the inn. Cluny 888 D, $7 per tile; granadatile.com Throw Pillow Toss this on your bed for an easy pop of color. Dreamhaze Tribal by Amanda Lane Outdoor Throw Pillow, $83; allmodern.com Leather Chair This armchair is already perfectly worn-in. 1920s French Camelback Leather Club Chair, from $1,421; rh.com…

1 min.
win a trip to the   boarding house

Want to see Ree’s amazing new hotel in person? You could win a trip to Pawhuska, OK, including a two-night stay at The Boarding House plus a $500 shopping spree at The Merc! Go to sweeps.thepioneerwomanmagazine.com to enter. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Boarding House Getaway Sweepstakes. Sponsored by Hearst Communications, Inc. Beginning May 29, 2018, at 12:01 a.m. ET, through September 3, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET, go to sweeps.thepioneerwomanmagazine.com on a computer or wireless device and complete the entry form pursuant to the on-screen instructions. One (1) winner and a guest will receive a two-night stay at the new Pioneer Woman Boarding House in Pawhuska, OK, daily breakfast for two, a $500 credit at The Mercantile and a $1,000 check winner may use to defray transportation costs.…