Elevenmoms & Paula Deen

October 21, 2008 Katja Presnal

Elevenmoms & Paula Deen

Foodnetwork star Paula Deen and Walmart CEO Lee Scott

One of the many highlights of the trip to Walmart Headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas was the Walmart’s monthly meeting. The “monthly meeting” with Walmart’s CEO Lee Scott was some sort of a combination of the normal executive board meeting, Saturday Night Live Show, and high school pep rally the Walmart-way. And when I say “Saturday Night Live” – I don’t really mean just Sarah Palin imitations- I mean pee-in-your-pants-funny comedy. The Walmartians packed two gyms full in the company’s high tech fitness center (of 22,000 members) with professional filming crew documenting every moment and blasting it on the large screens in the gym next door. Lee Scott introduced special guests, like Harrison Ford and Paula Deen. Yes, that Harrison Ford and yes – that Paula Deen! After the event, we had a chance to meet Paula Deen face to face. I think most of us were more star stuck seeing Paula than Harrison Ford, who was actually in the same room.

Eleven Moms, Walmart’s community moms and Paula Deen

The event itself was pretty amazing, but meeting Paula Deen – almost priceless. She actually even gave me a kiss! You might wonder, what Paula Deen has to do with Walmart, and I would like to invite you to take a peek at the home section at your local Walmart – the shelves are filled with high-quality pots & pans, Paula Deen’s cookware has just hit the stores.   More from other Eleven Moms: Wordless Wednesday Paula Deen Edition by Kingdom First Mom Me Today: Walmartians, Paula Deen and Red Hair, Oh My! by The Domestic Diva Walmart Mommy Blogger Photo Highlights, by Classy Mommy Eleven Moms go to Bentonville, byJessica Knows

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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