A Lot of Sweet and A Lot of Savory and a Little Giveaway

Ladies! Y’all are so fun. I just need you to know that when it comes to breaking out all things Christmas, most agree to wait until after Thanksgiving. (Again, no judgement to those that decorate in September. Huge grin.) But, without further ado, here are our 20 pie winners that won completely at random, thanks to random.org. (Also, you’ll see a number by a name, that is the number of your comment which helps identify the winner if there isn’t a first and last name!)

Drum roll please….

14 – Melissa Embry

20 – Mary Lou

36 – Margee

43 – Joanne Swanson

44 – Robin Ballew

73 – Debbie Whitman

110 – Pam T.

222 – Linda Bennett

268 – Amanda C.

305 – Bernadette

335 – Shannon

505 – Tammy Wong

529 – Caroline

589 – Robbie

661 – Landa

734 – Kathy

737 – Tonya Leiva

832 – Ellen Yopp

930 – Sister Lynn

986 – Michele Oates

Congrats, ladies! You’ll be getting an email from me ASAP so that I can get your mailing address! We are so pumped for you. Goodness awaits you, for sure!


*Comments are now closed, ladies! We’ll be back soon with our 20 winners!


I’m not sure if you’ve ever picked up a clue that we are serious about two things around here: Jesus and food.

Man does live on bread, just not bread alone. (I wish you could see the big grin on my face.)

Just last week the Holiday Feast started around the LPM office. A little early if you ask me, but ready or not, we’re about to be bombarded with all manner of treats, and you won’t here one peep or complaint from our lips. There comes a time at LPM when I get serious about my workout regimen, and that’s always around Christmas and Thanksgiving, but regardless if I hit the pavement or not for a quick jog, I certainly enjoy every last bite of deliciousness around here.

When I say the feast started early, what I mean is a sweet friend of the ministry, who also happens to do all of our printing for Tuesday night Bible study (which starts in a little over eight weeks here…egads!), sent us one of our all time favorite pies.

What kind of pie, you might ask? The Brazos Pecan Pie that comes presented in the most fabulous wooden box from Goode Company. Goode Co. is a chain of all sorts of restaurants ranging from hamburgers and seafood, but they’re mainly known for their BBQ, and rightfully so. And they happen to make the world’s most delicious Pecan Pie.

“A decadent balance of sweet and savory” is how they sum it up on their website. Perfection if you ask me!

When I say we devoured the pie last week, I mean that in every sense of the word.

Allow me to share a visual with you.

Devoured. (And, for the record, this picture is as is, no filter.)

We may or may not have topped it off with a little whip crème.

If only we’d of had a little Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream lying around.

(Y’all, I’m salivating right now.)

Last year for Thanksgiving, LPM graciously gifted each staff member with a pie and when I walked in with that little wooden box to my house, you would have thought I walked in with a little Blue Tiffany’s box with diamonds inside. My family knew what the treat they were in for.

(Random Side Note: A couple years ago, my dad made a Mandolin out of said box. It’s true. I’m still impressed.)

Here is a picture of my pie from last year. It was too pretty not to photograph! This is what you’ll be receiving, for real. And believe me, it tastes as good as it looks!

Because the pie is something we all love so much, we decided for the Thanksgiving holiday to share the love with you (and your Thanksgiving table), our Siestas. It feels like the perfect giveaway, does it not?

If we could gift one to everybody, you know we would, but we’re going to give away TWENTY pies! Woohoo!

If you feel so inclined, I have one question for you: I respect those of you who pull out Christmas long before Thanksgiving rolls around, by I personally can only deal with one holiday at a time. I’m all for listening to Christmas music the day of Thanksgiving while decorating the day after. It just feels like a natural progression to me. Plus, there’s something to be said about Thanksgiving and just slowing down to enjoy the day without the hustle and bustle of shopping and wrapping presents.

When the pendulum swings, which side do you land on?

No judgment to those of you that put up your Christmas tree in September. To you I say, to each its own.

Okay, ready, set, let’s here from you! Your name and email address would be so helpful.

I’ll leave comments open for a little over 24 hours and close them tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon.

We’re SO thankful for you, Siestas. We thank God for you AND we get excited when we talk about you, which is every single day!

Happy Monday!


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  1. 1
    Karlys says:

    THANK YOU! May HE continue to bless you and this ministry in profound ways!

  2. 2
    Belinda Walley says:

    looks yummy!!!

  3. 3
    Cheryl H. says:

    Thanksgiving first, but I have to confess I have watched some Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel.

  4. 4
    Catherine says:

    I love celebrating Christmas, but not until after Thanksgiving. I think Thanksgiving gets squeezed out in the culture we live in. I want to focus on the “Giver” before my attention turns to the “Gift”.

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    Christy Youngblood says:

    I have Thanksgiving for the family at my house so I refrain from putting up Christmas decorations before that. With Christmas being soooooo late this year, I’m just a little sad that we won’t get to enjoy the décor quite as long as usual.

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    Stephanie P. says:

    Our tradition is the Christmas tree goes up the day after Thanksgiving along with all the other decorations! But if my husband could stand it, I would SO decorate for Christmas right after Halloween is over!!! Christmas decor, music, and food just make me happy….I truly believe the old song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” I know, how cheesy does that sound? But that’s just the way it is ladies 🙂
    OOOOh pecan pie is my absolute favorite pie….EVER….yum…fingers crossed…

  7. 7
    Melissa Ford says:

    Hey there,
    Our tree and decorations are up on thanksgiving day!
    Take care,
    [email protected]

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    Krissie says:

    We do Christmas just like you do. Listen to music on Thanksgiving, and decorate the day after. But I will confess to have purchased some Christmas decor early, it’s just not up yet.

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    Patrice Mixon says:

    My husband doesn’t unpack Christmas decoration boxes until December 1, so our decorations go up after that. We are firm believers in the 12 days of Christmas, so our decorations usually stay up until close to Epiphany.

    I love me some Goode Co. pecan pie, yum!!

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    Betty M says:

    I am waaay tooo late with positng my memeoty verse for Nov 15 and now we are onto Christmas! Mercy!!
    Belonging to a litugical church (in case you do not know, we have litugy during our services etc and everything is in perfect order all year!)we will start the celebration of Advent (the coming of Jesus) the first Sun in Dec depending on how the calender hits. So, it is customary then to decorate the santuary and as such, that is when I begin my decorating at home. Last year though was the first time I actually had my tree up by the time Dec rolled around so TGiving weekend we will start. It takes some time for me to get all the decorating done but it starts that weekend!
    I still have my shock of corn and pumpkins out and will have til that weekend in respect for TGiving!!
    Betty M North Dakota
    PS We only have a light dusting of snow which promises to melt by days end!!

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    Ashley says:

    I’m with you I can only handle one Holiday at a time!

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    Maureen says:

    If a live tree would last longer than it does I would put it up earlier but as it is I do decorate with items that are not the tree just after Thanksgiving but the tree actually does not go up until about two weeks before Christmas and then we take it down usually on January 6 (little Christmas or the day of the Magi).
    I bake and listen to music through the season.

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    Glennell Strawn says:

    Me – too – only one holiday at a time.

  14. 14
    Melissa says:

    I love Thanksgiving, it deserves time in the spotlight!

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    Beth says:

    I am definitely a one holiday at a time girl! I will admit that I have begun my Christmas shopping but no decorating until the day after Thanksgiving!
    Thanks for the giveaway and for all you do at LPM!

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    Dawn Smith says:

    We are “post” Thanksgiving Christmas peeps! The pie looks yummy and will make my 21 year old college son HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY!

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    Colleen H says:

    I’m with you–one holiday at a time. I usually wait until December to do anything Christmasy.

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    Linda says:

    Nothing goes up until after Thanksgiving but I don’t wait
    too long after. Getting all the treasures out and in place takes a lot of work so I want to enjoy it a while. Also, it takes me about a month to regain the energy to pack it all back up.

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    Cathy Reineke says:

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful giveaway! Those pies are awesome! I’m hoping one will have my address on it!
    I enjoy all the holidays one at a time for their special meaning not the commercialism. Thanks again! Blessings to all!
    Cathy Reineke

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    Mary Lou says:

    In a perfect world, I would prefer one holiday at a time. But sometimes I just have to get a head start and do a little decorating before Thanksgiving. I have already done a bit of shopping, and I admit I’ve been listening to Christmas carols on the radio. One local station started playing all Christmas music on Nov 1.

  21. 21
    Jessica Woodworyh says:

    I’ve been listening to Christmas music for weeks! But we wait to decorate until after Thanksgiving.

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    Kym says:

    I am one who LOVES to get Christmas shopping early early early! I want it done the week after Thanksgiving, so I can totally enjoy a relaxed Christmas season!!


    I never get started until December. sigh.

    I would LOVE to not have to bake a pecan pie this year, though!! My pecan pies are never too good…..

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    Shawn says:

    To each their own is right. I have 10 grandchildren ages 7 and under. This year I plan to have them decorate a tree all on their own after Thanksgiving dinner. I tend to blend the two holidays and always have some Christmas out during Thanksgiving. I want to enjoy and celebrate the birth of Jesus as long as I can!!!

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    Sylvia says:

    Thanksgiving first to rest and be thankful. Then Christmas decorations go up the first part of December. However, I have already started Christmas shopping.

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    Brenda says:

    I don’t decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I do listen to some Christmas music before if the weather is cold and snowy.
    bveinotte at juno dot com

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    Sarah Marion says:

    We love Thanksgiving around our house and try to focus on giving thanks during the season. This year I am getting my shopping done early because we are expecting a baby the week of CHRISTMAS. We usually decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, but my nesting instinct is kicking in and I may decorate earlier than usual this year!

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    Kristie says:

    Our tree goes up after Thanksgiving but I will gladly listen to Christmas music as soon as it gets cold.

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    Anna Booth says:

    I TOTALLY agree about one holiday at a time – I love to start listening to Christmas music and decorating the house on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. It does seem like the natural progression. I like to stop and reflect with my friends and family on God’s many blessings for which we are so thankful.

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    Denise Wilkin says:

    Denise Wilkin
    I love to do one holiday at a time! Christmas Tree goes up in December.
    Email included above.

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    EmmaLee says:

    Well since you asked….. I love love love fall decorations BUT it has no music or films . I leave all my fall up until after thanksgiving . We do begin Christmas music and movies as soon as its cold…yep!!! I put Christmas up after thanksgiving and (no judging I have three kids) leave them up until at least February 1!!!!! I mean shoot its a lot of work setting up all(yes) those trees!!!!

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    Michelle says:

    We do Thanksgiving and then decorate for Christmas the weekend after. Definitely one holiday at a time. 🙂

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    Stacey Burton says:

    I usually start decorating the second weekend in November. We have both sides of the family to our house for Thanksgiving. I love having the house decorated. It’s nice to savor the season by decorating early. The weekend of Thanksgiving is spent relaxing and watching Christmas movies while everyone else is out shopping 🙂

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    Judy from Clarks Hill says:

    I want the holidays to stay in the month they occur. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time. I don’t want is over shadowed first by left over Halloween or too soon Christmas.

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    Keatond Lovell says:

    looks yummu

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    Cindy says:

    I Prefer to celebrate each holiday before moving to the next. I decorate only after Thanksgiving is over.

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    Margee says:

    Definitely, after Thanksgiving. I really like to start putting decorations up on the beginning of the Advent season.

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    Amy says:

    I have never put up a Christmas tree before Thanksgiving but this year could be the deal breaker! I blame my sweet Mama who has been faithfully posting Christmas pictures to Facebook since September!!! The pie looks fantastic!

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    Kendra says:

    Thanksgiving, then Christmas. I’m excited for Christmas music though, and may or may not start listening to it early this year! 🙂

  39. 39
    AdeleAlys Spil says:

    I am leaving the decorations up this year in at least one room …that way I will always have a little Christmas when I need it.

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    Kierstan says:

    This is too funny. I decided to make pumpkin bread this morning with holiday music playing in the background. My darling husband was happy for both. =) I was ready for comments about the music. =)

    I usually begin the week after Thanksgiving to begin, but this year we are going to spend Thanksgiving evening to pull out the boxes and make it a fun night. So I am playing a game with myself to see if I can get most of my holiday to-do list completed by December 1st. LOL Did everyone just roll their eyes. LOL

    Happy (early) Thanksgiving!!!


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    Susan says:

    Can’t wait to taste it!

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    Linda Gammon says:

    One holiday at a time for me, but pecan pie is tasty whatever the celebration.

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    Joanne Swanson says:

    I love everything about Thanksgiving…the memories of past Thanksgivings with family and friends, thinking about the menu, looking up recipes, making dishes ahead of time, the decorating of the table, the day of–when everyone gets here, sitting around the table enjoying the food and sharing our gratefulness’ And I can’t leave out making turkey soup the next day.
    Then I am ready for Christmas!
    Joanne from Bremerton, WA

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    Robin Ballew says:

    I like one at a time! I don’t think about Christmas until the first weekend in December!! It’s getting harder every year though to keep that tradition!! Thanks for the pie giveaway!! Awesome!

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    Tammie Worsham says:

    The halls start getting decked the week of Thanksgiving, but the tree does not got up until the day after!

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    Linda says:

    We have always tried to wait until after our daughter’s birthday the first week of December to focus on Christmas.
    A Red Velvet birthday cake has lots of symbolism to it that we can use to prepare our hearts to celebrate Jesus’Birthday.

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    Sharae Crouch says:

    I honestly do it when it is convenient over Thanksgiving weekend!

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    Steph says:

    I like waiting until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas, but I totally get doing it early, especially after living in England last year. Since they don’t have Thanksgiving, Christmas decorations are out in early November and I enjoyed seeing them for so long! So I’m open to both before and after!

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    Sarah says:

    We start listening to Christmas music in October, but the tree and other decorations don’t come out until after Thanksgiving!

    joshandsarah (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    sharron terry says:

    Hey, I’m just like you. One holiday at a time. I LOVE Thanksgiving and our family does a community, family breakfast for over 80 people each year. So after Thanksgiving I start some of the Christmas decorating. So very Thankful and Blessed!