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. 451
    Sherri S says:

    I start decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving…we usually travel for Thanksgiving, and I hate to get back in town and face all the decorating. We wait to put up the outside lights, though. I do have my limits!

  2. 452
    Donna says:

    It is one holiday at a time. We don’t start decorating for Christmas about one week later. Then I go whole hog. I have one whole closet just for Christmas decorations. I love Christmas!

  3. 453
    Nicole Powell says:

    I used to be an ‘after Thanksgiving’ girl, but several years ago, when my oldest was 3, he asked on Halloween morning if we could put up our tree. I sort of giggled, and said no…it’s not Christmas yet. I had a workshop that day, and it was a cold, rainy day, and on the way home from my workshop, I suppose the weather got me in the mood, and I thought, why not?! He knows the reason for the season, and enjoys it, so we put it up Halloween night. We’ve sort of made that our tradition…we celebrate putting up our Christmas tree on Halloween!

  4. 454
    1gleaner says:

    Judy, Littleton, NC
    [email protected]

    The tree goes up the day after Thanksgiving!

  5. 455
    Kelly says:

    My preference is to wait until thanksgiving for the Chistmas festivities, but as a singer who does a benefit Christmas concert for diabetes research every year, I find myself having to pull the music out earlier to prepare for that! I don’t hate it… 😉 but I do feel as though I’m cheating!

  6. 456
    Angel says:

    One holiday at a time for sure, but I sure do love the lights from the Christmas tree. They just make the house feel so warm and cozy!

  7. 457
    Regina Richardson says:

    I’m an after Thanksgiving girl. Always have been and always will be!! I’m with you one at a time!!!

  8. 458
    Marlene says:

    My tree will go up a day or two before Thanksgiving but we never turn it on until Thanksgiving night! I love Christmas!

  9. 459
    Gerri B says:

    One holiday at a time, with the exception of outside because my husband likes to put up lights before it gets colder outside. And he is doing it as a big favor to me as I have been going through chemo off and on for the past 3 and 1/2 years. Day after Thanksgiving my wonderful grandchildren will help me put out my Christmas village.

  10. 460
    Pam says:

    I like a little Christmas in July! Music at least. My husband is very helpful with all things Christmas. Usually after Thanksgiving Day the tree goes up and he begins making his pecan logs and fudge and his Mama’s recipe for chocolate drop cookies. His favorite pie is pecan!

  11. 461
    Rendy Lemke says:

    Typically, it the weekend after Thanksgiving that we decorate
    Given that we’ve added two girls (adopted from China) to our family this year, decorating for And celebrating Christmas will be extra fun!

  12. 462
    Nicole Romanov says:

    One Holiday at a time!

  13. 463
    Lillian says:

    The day after thanksgiving. ITS ON!!! :).

  14. 464
    Amanda Lemme says:

    One holiday at a time this year!! I’m usually done with Christmas shopping by now, but we moved out of our house into a 2 bedroom apt for a year! Me,hubby,3 kiddos, and our doggy.:) an adventure!! It’s amazing how much less you buy with no garage and attic. Kinda a blessing…temporarily!!I’m not missing shopping!! By the way, I’m from Spicewood, Texas and I’m missing my Aunt Patty’s pecan pie and we can’t even get Blue Bell here!! enough said!!! Love ya Beth. My husband gives “Praying God’s Word” to all his guy friends…pretty funny. Thank you for your ministry!!! Howdy from a Texas girl in California!!! Amanda 🙂

  15. 465
    Party says:

    My tree has been up for 2 weeks. I love to decorate and I enjoy having my tree up so I can enjoy my decorations. I have over 25 bins of Christmas decorations. I also love Thanksgiving. By the way, pecan pie is my favorite pie for Thanksgiving. Thank you for a chance to win . Much love to all of you!

  16. 466
    Katheryne says:

    We enjoy Thanksgiving and then decorate for Christmas mid December. But I have to admit to keeping up the tree well into January! Once it’s up I love it and don’t want to take it down!

  17. 467
    Heidi says:

    One at a time, but I have left up the tree until valentines day before! It’s just so pretty and so much work!

  18. 468
    Chris says:

    I wait until December for any decorating. I was born on Christmas Day, & will celebrate 37 years of marriage on the 11th, so December is a special month for me!

  19. 469
    Shawn Palmer says:

    One holiday at a time, but Christmas starts the day after Thanksgiving! However, I admit to listening to an occasional Christmas Carol already!

  20. 470
    Amy Hayes says:

    This year we’ll be decorating a little early because we are hosting a big family Christmas party the Saturday after Thanksgiving. So excited! And the music makes me happy any time of year.

  21. 471
    Sarah says:

    One holiday at a time.

  22. 472
    Rhonda Turner says:

    I love Christmas music as much as anybody I suppose. That being said, I must take time to concentrate on Thanksgiving first! I start listening to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving. Decorations go up after that as soon as time allows. I am thankful for my God, my country, the pilgrims who braved the new world for us to be able to worship in freedom. Yes, Thanksgiving must be observed before Christmas for me. Pie? Well, that is a must for BOTH Holidays!

  23. 473
    Cathy Moore says:

    With my crazy group, only one holiday can be handled at a time! I do the same as everyone else decorating after the thanksgiving but I must admit to pulling out some favorite Christmas music in July if I just need to refocus on who He is or need to cool down by thinking about walking in a winter wonderland!

  24. 474
    Wendy Glass says:

    I began decorating for Christmas this past weekend. I put my tree up and decorated my den. My table and dining room will be decorated beautifully for our Thanksgiving meal using our Thanksgiving dishes. I work and I have to do the decorating as I can so that I can enjoy the beauty of all my Christmas decorations. Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about Jesus. The decorations are just an added benefit.

  25. 475
    Gretchen Miller says:

    One holiday at a time, but first thing Friday morning the tree goes up and then it comes down the day after Christmas!

  26. 476
    Davida Allen says:

    I have been listening to a little bit of Christmas music but decorations go up the day after Thanksgiving!

  27. 477
    Karen farnham says:

    … I love this question..must get through one holiday at a time- Halloween, thanksgiving and then Christmas…

  28. 478
    Susie says:

    Other than my next door neighbor, am the only one with pumpkins and fall decorations still up–everyone else has jumped the gun for Christmas–way too soon to forget being thankful on November 28–also my birthday this year! Have never had pecan pie (I’m originally from California and we’re all about pumpkin pie), so would love to try the Brazos “Tiffany diamond” pecan pie!

  29. 479
    Allison mullins says:

    I decorate a week or 2 before thanksgiving. We leave town for thanksgiving so it is so nice to come home to a decorated house. (I also like to have all of my Christmas put away before New Years). I love taking it down as much as putting it up.

  30. 480
    Brenda Trafton says:

    I love the holidays filled to the brim with Jesus, family, friends and feasting. I love to decorate for the seasons too. Being that we just moved, it will be a miracle to find my pie plate, pecans and karo syrup. My precious friends helped me put up my kitchen…now where did they say they put my
    recipes?!? That delicious pecan pie could not come at a more perfect time for my children and grandchildren are coming in for Thanksgiving. May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.
    P.S. I am writing this under my sheet in bed, so my sweet husband can get his much needed rest!

  31. 481
    Lisa says:

    I’m a one-holiday-at-a-time kind of girl, but there are exceptions. My Kidz Choir has been working on their Christmas musical since late August! But for me personally, I like to enjoy Thanksgiving and then dive head first into Christmas decorating.

  32. 482
    Marci Dighton says:

    I don’t decorate until the day after Thanksgiving! And I hate shopping, so that doesn’t happen either! It’s getting harder & harder to enjoy November! Christmas is out in stores before Halloween! Ugh! Pecan Pie just so happens to be my favorite turkey day treat!! So I’m pretty sure this giveaway is meant for me! 🙂

  33. 483
    Rachelle says:

    The Saturday after Thanksgiving we trek out to cut a tree but not one minute sooner!

  34. 484
    Melanie O says:

    I’m itching to bring down Christmas boxes from the attic. With a 3 year old girl and a 2 year old boy… Who are learning songs about their King and Jesus’ birthday, bring on the magic of Christmas!! But, I’m restrained until my serving of homemade chocolate chip pecan pie!

  35. 485
    Nancy Genova says:

    Hello Ladies @ LPM!
    I usually start decorating the after Thanksgiving. But, because Thanksgiving is at the end of November , I will get the decorating started with decorating the staircase with the faux pine garland with white lights and gold bows. This is a bit difficult so getting it done before Thanksgiving will be helpful!
    The pie looks DeLiSH!

    🙂 Nancy Genova

  36. 486
    heather says:

    One holiday decorating… at a time…but can totally deal with Christmas music before Thanksgiving.

    My kids however…always want to put up the tree the day AFTER Thanksgiving =) So there is always some give and take!!

  37. 487
    Donna Lee says:

    I fall a little bit on both sides. I would prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving to start on Christmas preparations as we also have a family member’s birthday that sometimes coincides with the Thanksgiving holiday. However, I do make an exception for Christmas music as it is my joy to serve in the church choir.

  38. 488
    Michelle Baylerian says:

    I LOVE Thanksgiving so I don’t want to rush past it! A day of reflection & to be able to express our gratitude not only to The Lord but to each other as well.

  39. 489
    Katie Ray says:

    one at a time, however, my 9 year old asked me if we could see if the Christmas radio station was playing Christmas songs yet…so we checked…and they are…and we sang fa la la la la…all the way home!!

  40. 490
    Dian Crain says:

    With my birthday falling usually the week of Thanksgiving I take one holiday at a time. I want to have a time to be thankful for the past year before the hurrying to prepare for Christmas. If we aren’t traveling the tree goes up the weekend of Thanksgiving, though!

  41. 491
    Rhonda Nale says:

    I like to decorate after Thanksgiving, though I will admit to listening to Christmas music today.

  42. 492
    Amy Hen says:

    We are 80% Christmas/20%Thanksgiving here! The main floor is mostly Thanksgiving, but the basement and car stereo are in full on Christmas mode! We even bought another tree today so that we can one on each floor! It is truly the most wonderful time of the year!

  43. 493
    Barb Rowe says:

    Well… I love my Fall decor and usually it is up in late August or early September. But somehow this year got away from me and I just this past week put a up a small amount of Fall decor.

    BUT!!!! I also love me some Christmas (as you Texan’s would say)! So this year I am thinking (because I have at least 40 boxes of Christmas decor) and the goal is “a tree in every room” but usually is just one or two total. That I will get one tree up this coming weekend or early in the week and maybe some of the decor. Whilst leaving my Fall out till after Thanksgiving.

    My husband says two infamous things about me, “The only difference between me and Martha Stewart is I haven’t been to prison.” Which isn’t true totally (I have not been to prison though). I don’t have her resources and time or we would be fighting for “Queendom of Decor!” Just sayin! The other is he calls me “Miss Christmas Spirit” and he despises all of the hullabaloo so he is lovingly called, “Mr Bah Humbug.” So there you have it. My Fall and Christmas dilemma!

    Oh, did I say I transition nicely after Christmas with some Valentine Decor and then Easter/Spring till 1st of May. Then it all goes up and my “Elegant Island Retreat” decor returns till the next cycle! Given Ol Martha a run 😉 Pecan pie is one of my Favorites I always make!! Would love to try the famous Brazos Texan Pecan Pie!!

    Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all!! May it be a season of joy and thankfulness for all He has done for us!

  44. 494
    Cheryl Williams says:

    Lindsee, I am with you on this. One holiday at a time. I do love the food, and
    the chance to focus on family and God’s blessings. No Christmas tree decor
    until after Thanksgiving.

  45. 495
    Pat W says:

    Pat W.
    (and you should know my email, I log in with it to comment here).
    Christmas before thanksgiving.?.
    well, I saw a Christmas tree at Lowes the first of October,
    and I so MUCH wanted to take it home Right Then and put it up!
    Thanksgiving is , well two weeks away.
    and I don’t know, I cant promise anything.
    I might put up the tree! I Might! I just might Do It!
    anyway, hope the PIE finds a home with me here in West Virginia.

  46. 496

    Paulette Carson
    [email protected]

    We land sort of on the proverbial fence. :o) I lean towards waiting until after Thanksgiving for all Christmas preparations – including shopping! The only thing we do prior to Thanksgiving is putting up our ever growing Heartland Valley Village, which I started a zillon years ago in Cypress, TX. The ACE Hardware store on Jones Road had the most beautiful village houses and accessories. Starting out with only a couple of trees and two buildings – the massive village now has 8 levels, a family resort area, three churches, six nativity scenes, two skating rinks, a million trees and some wild animals in the “woods”. Little people are busy everywhere with their wintertime activities all around the town. All the buildings, street lights, fountains and Christmas trees are lit up. It is no small feat each year to rearrange the living room to accommodate this Christmas “monster.” :o) Our Special needs son, Caleb, counts down the months each year until we reach Nov. 1st in order to get the boxes down from the attic. It is a family project and tradition. There now. That feels good to get that off my chest! All our family comes from near and far to be with us on Thanksgiving. Everyone delights in the Village, so it is always worth the effort. Blessings to all for a fabulous Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration!

  47. 497
    Laura Edwards says:

    We celebrate Thanksgiving ….but we do bring on the Christmas decorations the day after! Try to have all shopping done by Dec. 1st so that we truly enjoy the month!! Oh and the decorations come down Dec 26-and yes my group will be ready for Jan Bible Study!woohoo can’t wait!

  48. 498
    Ashley says:

    My 3 year old can’t wait till the Christmas trees go up the day after Thanksgiving, because he thinks as soon as the tree goes up, the presents come out!! I can’t wait to break out those boxes.

  49. 499
    Billie Jo Crouse says:

    Like most women, I’m good at multiple-tasking. I’m proud to say, however, that I draw the line when it comes to holidays. I refuse to do one thing for Christmas until after Thanksgiving dinner is over. As soon the last slice of pie is eaten, bring on the newspaper and all of the sale ads so that I can plan my attack. At that point, it’s GAME.ON. 🙂

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    Jan Wolfe says:

    I enjoy each holiday in the order in which they fall. Appreciating family and being thankful to God for all he has given us (Thanksgiving) leads right into the season of the birth of our Saviour and giving to others. It truly is a manical time of the year. Blessings to all.