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Pioneer Woman Holiday 2018

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

2 min
oh what fun!

Ahhh…wintertime! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Winter means holidays, which means prepping and cooking the Thanksgiving meal, figuring out which Christmas cookies to make, searching for the perfect gifts, picking out the best tree on the lot, making (and delivering) cinnamon rolls to friends and neighbors—the works. All the way up to New Year’s Day, the winter months put me in this dreamy suspended state in which it seems like all my worries and cares get put on hold for a while. It’s the best feeling in the world. Winter is also the perfect time to load up the family and head out on a ski trip! Ladd and I love Colorado, and we’ve been going to Vail, his childhood vacation spot, for many years now.…

2 min
talk to me!

Which holiday is your favorite for cooking and entertaining? —Claire Chapel, Westwood, NJ Thanksgiving! I love that it’s one meal. Christmas is wonderful, too, but you have all these different possibilities for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas-morning brunch. The Thanksgiving meal is something I can wrap my head around every year. And I like the ritual of starting on Monday and prepping all week. What’s the best way to store leftover baked goods and sweets? —Becky Prodzinski, West Fargo, ND I’m not very good at holding on to treats—they get eaten pretty quickly in our house! I don’t ever store homemade candies, because they’re just too delicious, but things like cookies, cinnamon rolls and other soft baked goods freeze well. I generally freeze them in their finished state, wrapped in plastic wrap and then in…

2 min
christmas at the merc

Imagine that you have only one day to put up all your Christmas decorations—and you’re expecting several thousand visitors the next day. That’s basically what it’s like for Ree at The Mercantile before the holidays. Her general store, restaurant and bakery cover about 25,000 square feet, and Ree and her crew spend months planning how they’re going to make every inch feel festive. (They start brainstorming in July!) All the prep is essential because most of the decorating has to happen on a single day: The Merc is closed only on Sundays, so the weekend before Thanksgiving, a team swoops in to set up six trees, a cookie-decorating station, a candy display and yards of twinkly lights and pine boughs. When it’s all done, the place is a holiday wonderland.…

2 min
ree’s holiday gift guide

For Cowgirls For Cowboys For Little Cowpokes For Pioneer Pets For the Homestead PHOTOS: EMILY KATE ROEMER/STUDIO D; STYLING: STEPHANIE YEH.…

1 min
that’s a wrap!

Pink Buds Illustrated Botanicals Gift Wrap, $5, hallmark.com; Celebrate It 360 5/8" Sheer Anniversary Ribbon, $5, michaels.com; Factory Direct Craft Wood Roses, $4 each, amazon.com for similar Crowned Cow Floral Cow Gift Wrap by Shopcabin, $15, spoonflower.com; Two-Ply Natural Jute Cord, $3.50, joann.com; Mulberry Paper Rose with Wire Stem, $3 for two, squishnchips.etsy.com for similar Silver Bells Poinsettia Stripe Gift Wrap by Crystal Walen, $15, spoonflower.com; Paper Mart Silver ½" Tinsel Wire, $6.50, amazon.com; Fab Lab Silver Jingle Bells, $4.50 for 30, joann.com Mercantile Style The Pioneer Woman Blue Wrapping Paper, $6, themercantile.com; Sky Blue Matte Raffia Ribbon, $6, containerstore.com; LL Home DeLeon Collections Cast-Iron Metal Horseshoes, $20 for six, amazon.com Butterfly Effect Traditional Pink Floral Roll Wrap, $6, papyrusonline.com; Celebrate It 360 1½" Sheer Glitter Ribbon, $5, michaels.com; Monarch Butterfly with Wire, $7 for 12, embellishmentworld.com for similar Winter…

1 min
pajama party!

If you've followed Ree's blog for a while, you've probably caught a glimpse of the Drummonds in matching holiday pajamas through the years. (Here they are in 2016 in a festive red plaid set.) It's a fun tradition for everyone in the family—and the photos can't be beat! This year, Ree's longtime friends Tiffany and Steven Poe, who run Pawhuska's historic Grandview Inn B&B, and their five adorable children (plus two Siberian huskies) agreed to get into the Christmas spirit early and model some matching pj’s. Ready to get your family in on the fun? Check out the Poes' buffalo check set, plus a few other cute holiday styles. POE FAMILY PORTRAITS: KEVIN J. MIYAZAKI; HAIR AND MAKEUP: KIRSTIE DAVIS. PAJAMA PHOTOS: KEVIN SWEENEY/STUDIO D; SOFT GOODS STYLING: ANNE WLAYSEWSKI. CREDIT…