Monday, September 4, 2017

Our Trip to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile

Some may not even know who the Pioneer Woman is, but I got to go visit her Mercantile for my birthday this year!  It was a fun trip for my honey and I.  This little road trip was a much needed get away from our daily rush.

If you want to know who the Pioneer Woman is, check out this post right here where I talk about my Pioneer Woman Collection.
So in case you didn't know, my honey is the best!  He planned the whole weekend out and off we went to Pawhuska Oklahoma.  Its about a five hour drive for us from Texas.
We actually left the night before we planned to visit the Merc and stayed in Tulsa Oklahoma so we wouldn't have to get up so early that day to get to the Merc in time to eat lunch.  I had read about how yummy the food was and we were on a mission to get to eat there too.  When we arrived at a little after 10am, it was already a 2 hour wait.  We decided to skip the lunch line and go on inside to look around.

TIP: If you stay in a hotel/motel/bedandbreakfast near the Merc, mention that you are visiting because we did and we got $10 off each nights stay.  We stayed in Bartlesville, OK.
Everything in there is staged so cute and of course I wanted one of everything! lol!  I restrained myself though.
All of the displays are so farmhouse/country-ish and just my style.  This little bin here is where I got something for one of my lucky readers.  Keep reading to find out how you can WIN!
Displays of so much goodness is at your every turn.  Its truly a visual overload, well, for a person like me with "butterfly syndrome"!  Everything is pretty and I wanted to touch it all!
Look at all the people!  We are standing on the stairs going up to the bakery.  There were even more people when we came back down.
My honey bought me lots of goodies...did I already tell you he's the best?  By the way, ALL of the employees are super sweet and helpful.  The ladies that checked us out were very friendly and were glad to answer our questions.
Here's the bakery.  The sweet ladies at the checkout downstairs told us we could get a bite to eat upstairs in the bakery, so off we went to check it out.
Here's the area where you can get a baked goodie.  EVERYTHING looked so yummy!
I don't know who does their chalk art, but its throughout the Merc and its really awesome!  This is in the candy area of the bakery.  So cute!
Our baked goodies. We got a giant chocolate chip with sea  salt cookie, a cream cheese pastry and a lemon marmalade muffin.
We also got a sandwich lunch special to share along with a lemonade and a sweet tea all to go!  Now we were off to the Lodge out on the Drummond Farm.  When you visit the Merc, if it happens to be a day that you can visit the Lodge, they will give you a piece of paper with the driving directions on it.  The Lodge is only open on certain days when Ree is not filming the cooking show out there.
On that piece of paper it tells you will see wild horses, and you do!  This is only a few that we saw.  There were literally hundreds of them just grazing out in the pasture.  Such a beautiful sight to see.  There were cows too of course.
We're here! This is the Lodge.  The farm is huge and oh so gorgeous.  We enjoyed the short drive out there from the Merc.  The directions were perfect!
This is down below the parking area of the Lodge.  It was a gorgeous day that day and I'm pretty sure I could have just stood here for ever taking it all in. Gorgeous!
My honey and I shared our lunch and then went in to see what we could see.  We had a HUGE turkey bacon sammie with pasta salad and grapes. YUM!
Guess who "greeted" us at the door? Walter!  He was deep asleep and couldn't even be bothered with all the people sitting down beside him to get a picture! lol!  He was inside in the a/c enjoying himself.
This is the big pantry right behind the kitchen area where Ree films.  Full to the brim with everything you might need.
Her Pioneer Woman Collection was sprinkled everywhere throughout the Lodge.  I'm pretty sure Ree has the ultimate collection.  None of us fans has ANYTHING on her!
This huge fireplace was to the left of the kitchen area.  I loved all of their boots on the mantel as decor.  Great idea!  So cute!
Here's where all the magic happens, well most of it I guess.  Everyone there wanted a picture in the kitchen.
Including me!  My honey snapped a picture of me quickly so the next person could have a turn.  Wouldn't it be fun to cook a meal with Ree?
We wondered around the Lodge for a while just looking at all the big bedrooms and the pretty decor.  We then discovered all the way in the back of the Lodge another kitchen area with another giant storage room full of Pioneer Woman dishes and such. Everything you'd need to stage a meal beautifully.  We enjoyed the visit and then we were off on down the road to our next adventure.  We saw more wild horses on the way out.  They were in no way concerned with all the traffic going by them.  I guess they are already used to it now.  Also, see all the wind turbines in the background, those are another familiar site in our area of the world. Those things always amaze me!

If you ever get the chance and its something you'd like to do, go visit the Mercantile and the Lodge if you can.  I enjoyed the visit and I bet you would too!

HOW TO WIN: 
I'm giving away one set of (8) Vintage Stripe cloth napkins to one luck winner.
All you have to do is follow our blog and leave a comment here telling me what your favorite Pioneer Woman Collection piece is.  I will choose and announce a winner on September 17th.  

***Please make sure you are a NOT a no-reply blogger so I can get in touch with you if you win.***  Good luck! 

The WINNER is:

My winner is Monkey! YAY! Congratulations Monkey, please email me your mailing address so I can get your prize shipped out to you!

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13 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! How cool that your hubby planned your trip. He's a keeper! My fav PW item is the cookie jar. So cute!

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    1. Hi there! Thank you and yes, he is a keeper for sure! Thanks for playing along!

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  2. I've heard many, many good things about the Merc. Wow, what a fantastic place. I didn't know the part about being able to go to the Lodge. That's unreal that they let you go there. Very cool.

    My favorite Pioneer Woman Collection piece are her mixing bowls.
    She has a lot of beautiful pieces in her collection.

    You have a wonderful husband. Very sweet gift from him.

    Ramona
    msmitoagain@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Ramona! Yes, the Lodge was a bonus feature and we thoroughly enjoyed it too! Thanks for the sweet compliments on my honey and also thanks for playing along!

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  3. How lucky to get to visit the lodge and the merc! I love all of Ree's collection but my favorite is the casserole dishes.

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    1. Hi Charlotte! Yes, we were lucky that the day we were there, the Lodge was open to visit. Thanks so much for playing along! :)

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  4. wow you are one lucky girl, happy belated birthday that was a fantastic trip your wonderful hubster planned so glad for you and i am jealous as all get out lol, just for visual impact i love the polka dot bowls they are the cutest and thank you for the chance to win anything of rees' xx

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    1. Hi there! Yes, I'm very lucky and thank you! Thanks for playing along too! :)

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    2. Hi there! YOU are my winner Monkey! Please email me your mailing address so I can get your prize shipped out to you! deedee.campbell@yahoo.com

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  5. I love all of my teal plates from last years collection. I have the teal dinner plates, teal salad plates, the teal and red floral bowls and the teal goblets. They're all so pretty! Thanks for hosting this fun giveaway!! Love Pioneer Woman wares! <3 ~Meaghan @tealandtwine

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    1. Hi Meaghan! I have a love for the teal and red too! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

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  6. It sounds like you had the best birthday ever! I loved reading about your trip! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate It!

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