Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond now has her very own Barbie doll. The Barbie Pioneer Woman Kitchen Playset features the doll, a kitchen, and lots of accessories. You can buy them now, exclusively at Walmart.
Drummond’s Barbie Style
When Ree Drummond first saw the Barbie doll inspired by her, she sent it back for a new wardrobe. Unlike the Pioneer woman herself, the doll was sporting sneakers and a T-shirt. “I immediately said, ‘You know, I wear sneakers maybe if I work out, and who knows when that’s going to be?’” Drummond told the press. So this Barbie got jeans, boots, and a loose-fitting top, to better mimic her style.
Drummond tweaked each item to reflect her specific aesthetic. Surprisingly, Drummonds favorite item in the playset is the simple, black, cast-iron skillet. “The cast-iron skillet makes me smile because you have this bright, colorful kitchen and a black skillet,” she says. “Everything may change, but a cast-iron skillet will never change.”
Inspired by Ree Drummond
Chances are, you probably have something Drummond dreamed up in your kitchen right now. The Food Network star has a kitchenware line for Walmart, multiple cookbooks, and even her own Instant Pot. And now kids can, too, thanks to the new Barbie playset and two accessory sets that can send young fans straight to her ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Sold exclusively at Walmart and at Walmart.com, the Barbie Pioneer Woman Kitchen Playset ($44.88, walmart.com) features the doll inspired by Drummond and more than 30 accessories, like a toaster that pops up “toast” and a spinning mixer.
Inspiring Kids Everywhere
Drummond realized kids were taking notice of her show when she went on a tour last year to promote her cookbook. Nearly everyone in attendance seemed to have their young children with them—and that’s because families sit down together to watch The Pioneer Woman, whether it’s for the food, the farm animals, or the down-home atmosphere.
And even if the kids aren’t binge-watching The Pioneer Woman or scanning her blog for recipes, Drummond says she hopes the playset helps them imagine new things to make in their home kitchens. “I hope [the playset] makes people smile, whether they give it as a gift to their daughter or granddaughter or if kids see it,” she says. “I hope it inspires fun.”