Pioneer Woman and other Random Stuff

I have mentioned several times that I love the new line from Pioneer Woman at Wal Mart. I purchased a few items when they first came out, then I quit purchasing and asked for some things for Christmas. I love the items that I received.

I haven’t shown you everything in a tablescape yet, but I will mention that I got the set of 3 mixing bowls, which I am crazy about!

I also got some kitchen implements that I really needed, like a whisk and a set of rubber spatulas.

Russell and Callie bowled me over with a signed copy of her latest book!

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Because I am still too in love with my Mardi Gras table in the dining room to take it down, I decided to display Pioneer Woman on the kitchen table for today’s tablescape. I put the dinner plate on top of a brown tone-on-tone placemat. I wanted the placemat to be simple and dark so that the brightly colored plate would show up better. This is the set of plates that I purchased for myself last fall.

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I got a couple of other solid colors of dinner plates and salad plates for birthday and Christmas, so that only left me wanting one other set, the aqua color. However, what I discovered that the Pioneer Woman in our Wal Mart was almost completely depleted in January. At Christmas, David told me that he went to a Wal Mart in every single town that he visited (he travels in his job) before getting me the pieces that I received from him, and Russell and Callie ordered the ones that they gave me online. Obviously, this is a very popular line. Every single time that I went to Wal Mart I would check that section, but I either already had or didn’t want what our store had in stock. We finally had the chance to visit a store in another town this weekend, and I found the aqua small plates. They were exactly what I wanted! I knew they would mix and match well with the other pieces, and I needed some for layering, so I did not want the dinner plates.

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I had also been wanting the aqua goblets, and our store never had them in. Not only did I finally find them in the other Wal Mart, but I also got the last four on the shelf. Score!

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These goblets are not only pretty, but a good weight and sturdy despite their delicate look. I am now almost finished with my Pioneer Woman collection. I still want the scalloped ramekins and the butter dish, and I am trying to decide if I want the pitcher to match the goblets. I also originally wanted a set of the red flatware to go with my holiday dishes, but her flatware gets terrible reviews, so I guess I will pass. I was really surprised at that. I really thought that Ree would only put her name on high-quality products.

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Anyway, I added an aqua print napkin (from the Napkin Lady) with a bright floral napkin ring and my Chateau flatware with the plates. I love the finished look. Simple, but bright, colorful, and cheery…all of the qualities that I love about her line.

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I kept my centerpiece simple…the salt and pepper shakers, a gift from my son and his wife at Christmas.

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The gorgeous pitcher…a gift from my husband at Christmas…is simple and understated standing alone as a vignette, but it is elegant as well.

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I love my Pioneer Woman kitchen table! The rest of the post deals with beauty products, so if you’re just here for the table, stop now.

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When I last reported on monthly panning(using up) of makeup items, I had decided that I would choose 1 or more small eyeshadow items to use for the majority of the month. Doing the panning challenge this way gives me some leeway so that I won’t get tired of using the same colors every day. I chose my Elf Happy Hour quad, and I am happy to report that I used enough of it to consider it panned and tossed what was left. I got my $2 worth out of this palette, and I was glad to be done with it. I won’t repeat my review of this product, just know that it is not one that I would repurchase.

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Another item that I used up since my last beauty product report is the Vaseline Lip Therapy balm. This is great stuff and I highly recommend it!

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I also used up a Hard Candy eyeshadow primer. It worked well and I would repurchase it.

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My last beauty product report mentioned that I had used up my Mally powder, and I have been using this baked powder from New Cid cosmetics ever since. I have hit a good bit of pan on it and am hoping to have it used up be the end of February.

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I had been using a blush until it was completely used up, but I have now decided to do blush panning much like I do an eyeshadow challenge. I will use one blush for a month and then switch to another color each month. This will keep me from being bored with one color plus keep the blushes in my collection circulating and not sitting there unused. On Monday, I began using this Santee blush, one of my great shopmissa purchases. Have you tried this site yet? It is amazing!

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Unfortunately, this photo does not do the color justice. It is a pretty rosy pink shade (it is called simply #5), perfect for my fair skin. So far I am very pleased with the performance of this blush, and it cost me a grand total of $1!

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I have chosen 3 single eyeshadows to use for the majority of the month of February. When I went a little crazy overbuying makeup a few months ago, one of the great lines that I discovered was Colourpop. Colourpop is a reasonably priced line of lipsticks, blushes, and eyeshadows. I am IN LOVE with these wonderful shadows. They are a cream-to-powder product with an unusual, cushiony texture.

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I have chosen to use 2 of my favorite colors this month,  glow (left) and hope (right). You can see that I have already hit some pan on both of these. However, because these are a generous 2.1 gram size coupled with the fact that you just sort of push them around (a lot of pan will show one day and hardly any the next) when you get some on your finger, I am not really quite sure how long they will last.

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These shadows are great alone, but I prefer to use them with traditional powder shadows. Therefore, I have chosen one more single, my Paula’s Select in smoky plum, to focus on this month. Since I am committing to using these 3 shadows the majority of the month (at least 4 days a week), I’m not really sure if I will use any of them up. However, panning is my goal here, not using up completely.

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So that’s it for today…I’d like to hear what you like from Pioneer Woman, Colourpop, and/or Shopmissa. If you’ve not tried any of these products, I encourage you to do so. Happy tablescaping and makeup shopping to all!

I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Tablescape Tuesday at Every Day Living,   From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,   Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,   The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants;  Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style , Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design, Tips and Tricks at Stringtown Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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4 Responses to Pioneer Woman and other Random Stuff

  1. Vicky Hunt says:

    I love Ree’s line and would love to have a few pieces but I really don’t have room for anything now. If I get some, I’ll have to get rid of some other things first. I just love the colors in her line though! I will check out Shopmissa. Sounds like great deals! Have a woderful rest of the week.

    Hugs, Vicky

  2. hi Bev! I love love love the new dinnerware line by the Pioneer Woman! So cute! I did buy 2 of the poppy plates and 2 sherbet bowls, just couldn’t resist! Love the pitcher, gorgeous!
    Jenna

  3. Jane says:

    I love the aqua touch and how you have mixed your tablescape. I bought six of the floral salad plates in the fall. Shortly thereafter, I saw some in Walmart in another part of the state and they were a much lighter weight, which I rather liked. They really look great with many of my plate collections. Love Them!

  4. Carol says:

    Your table with all of your pretty fun-colored dishes is so festive! If I didn’t have dishes coming out of my ears, I would probably be a lot more interested….I really am crushing over that butter dish!

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