I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but tonight I got totally hooked on a new website: The Pioneer Woman. As in, I've spent the last five hours reading this blog, including the entire chronicles of gutting and remodeling a bajillion-square-foot ranch lodge. Not her real home mind you, but rather the place guests can stay... oh, and hold professional cooking classes. Watch me swoon as I look at this kitchen! Her pantry is actually larger than my living room. She has not one, but two islands: a butcher block/bar stools island and--get this--a baking island! With special refrigerated drawers to hold butter/milk/eggs. I never even thought of that.
I don't think I'm in a sane place to describe exactly why I've fallen in love with every part of this website/ranch/life. I'm sure it has something to do with her beautiful photography, the stunning vistas of her land, and her cowboy-approved recipes. It also might be related to the fact that my dear friend Tara visited me in Seattle this weekend and proceeded to fall in love with every cute guy with a beard that we met. She's decided she's going to marry a mountain man and live on a farm. Part two of this dream is actually happening starting in a few months, but we're still holding auditions for Tara's loverboy.
But back to this website... seriously, go check it out. Because I'm having a somewhat jealous fit. I mean really, did you see the kitchen?