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. 701
    Linda Goepper says:

    We now have two radio stations that play Christmas music in our area and they began right after Halloween! I’m loving it when I’m in the car and have two choices of stations! Every once in a while there is a song about Jesus! I love Thanksgiving but a little early Christmas is fine with me.:)

  2. 702
    Pam says:

    One holiday at a time. Need that deliberate time and focus to be thankful. No judgement here. This just works for me.

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    Mary W. says:

    One at a time. Taking time to enjoy each one!

  4. 704
    Teri Cowan says:

    I’m a day after Thanksgiving gal myself but this year may be different. Due to a job change my husband and I find ourselves in the nation’s capital. After spending all day yesterday moving (with the youthful help of a couple of wonderful young men) I’m hustling to get a new home set up before our daughter arrives for Thanksgiving. Since this will be the first holiday with any of our 3 children in 2 years….thinking I might sneak in some Christmas decor to doubly celebrate! Have a blessed Thanksgiving y’all!

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    Kristi says:

    I love to do it the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I don’t always get it done. If I wait too long it seems pointless so it has to be late November or early December or why bother!

  6. 706
    Karen R says:

    I can only handle one holiday at a time! I’m having the family Thanksgiving here so that is all that is on my mind. Early December is when the decorations come out.

  7. 707
    Jean Grant says:

    Give some space between the holidays is my personal take. I prefer to linger over being over thankful, but I am the only one in my family who feels this way : )

    Jean Grant
    [email protected]

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    Lisa says:

    We wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas decorations. The pie looks delicious! Thanks.

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    Nancy McDermott says:

    One holiday at a time please! I love them both too much to try and do them on top of each other!!

  10. 710
    Shannon Boyer says:

    I used to wait till after thanksgiving but I can’t resist this year! Christmas is going up this weekend!

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    Niki Carroll says:

    I like the one-holiday-at-a-time idea, but am definitely not opposed to early Christmas decorating. It seems a waste to spend all that time decorating home & tree to only enjoy it for three weeks! (Confession: I once left my Christmas mantle decorated until Valentine’s Day… my justification was that it was red and ‘went’ with the Valentine’s theme.) Now, since my “pecan pie” flavored pecans are not quite hitting the spot, I’m crossing my fingers for one of those yummy pies!! 😉

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    Michele Schroeder says:

    What a lovely way to share a little bit of Texas! And us here in Wisconsin, would welcome it!!

  13. 713
    Jacquie says:

    Growing up, my family tradition was to put the Christmas tree up on Christmas Eve and not to take it down until Janusry 6, after the twelfth day io Christmas. We even opened our gifts on January 5th, the day the Magi brought their gifts to our newborn King. I loved that tradition. When I married, we decided to put the tree up in December. We also number our Christmas cards as they come in and starting January 1st, we pray for the people who sent us cards, one family each day. We decided we would not take our tree down until the last family had been prayed for. We have been known to be taking our tree down in April if we receive an abundance of Christmas cards that year. Although my children are grown and out of the house and our tree comes down sooner, we continue to pray for each family/business that sends us a Christmas card. Our children have carried this tradition along with them. I love this tradition. It keeps the love and meaning if Christmas going for much longer than a day.

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    Beth Willis says:

    Here at the Willis house in Sugar Hill, Georgia we can only handle one holiday at a time! Plus, I can only handle all the extra décor for about a month. I’m ready to put it back in storage as soon as the wrapping paper hits the trash!
    We start decorating the week after Thanksgiving.
    Did someone say pecan pie? Please send one our way so I can write it down as a GodStop! 😀

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    Kari says:

    My husband, daughters and I always go to my parents home for thanksgiving, which is about 5 hours away. So, we have always decorated before we leave for thanksgiving that way when we get back home everything is decorated. My husband loves Christmas and would put the tree up in October if I agreed to it. 🙂 Every year it goes up a little earlier. As I sit in my living room reading this post, I smile as our Christmas tree lights shine bright! Yep, our tree is already up this year!!

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    Ali says:

    I prefer to decorate after Thanksgiving, but I will be getting Christmas out a week early this year since I will be out of town the week of Thanksgiving and first weekend of December!

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    Kathy Murtland says:

    One holiday at a time! I grew up in Texas and mom’s pecan pies were the best! It would be awesome to have one here in SD for Thanksgiving. Blessings!

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    Anne says:

    I LOVE Christmas!!! That being said, Christmas officially begins with Santa Claus’s arrival at the Macys Day Parade. My family calls me the “Holiday decor police” due to my frustration of seeing pumpkins and Christmas decor on the same front porches. I laugh at myself over it. To each their own!

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    Leanna says:

    I may do early Christmas shopping if I find a bargain on something I plan to buy but no decorating until after Thanksgiving.

  20. 720
    Jennifer Rauscher says:

    I love Thanksgiving, it’s my favorite holiday. Christmas can wait!!

  21. 721
    dianne says:

    One holiday at a time! Christmas lights go up outside before Thanksgiving on a nice day prior to the snowfall but never turned on at night until after Thanksgiving.

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    Cindy says:

    One holiday at a time, for sure! And who doesn’t love a wonderful pecan pie at the Thanksgiving table? Or any time for that matter?

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    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn from lafayette Louisiana prefers one holiday at a time! I love thanksgiving so I try to give it it’s fair time!!

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    Martha O. says:

    One holiday at a time for me!

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    Holly says:

    One holiday at a time! If not, you can’t properly appreciate each one for what it is. Christmas gets earlier and earlier each year.

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    Julie Paddock says:

    What a great way to start the holiday season!

  27. 727
    Janet Cody says:

    I love the individual holidays! I have never put up the tree before Thanksgiving….until this year! My daughter is a nurse and she lives 17 hours away from us. She has to work and won’t be home this year for Thanksgiving or Christmas. She was home last week for a few days…so we decided to put up the tree early so we could enjoy doing it together 🙂

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    katiegfromtennessee says:

    That pie does look mighty tasty:) I usually do not put up any Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. When I’m pregnant, the tree may not go up until mid December sometimes if I’m the one having to put it up:) But, I do start Christmas shopping as early as October and try to do most of my shopping in November. Black Friday I’ve been out in a few times, and it has been an interesting experience:) Love ya’ll too at LPM:)

  29. 729
    Michelle O'Banion says:

    One Holiday at a time! But we do Christmas shop starting in October 😀 !!

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    Barbara Severns says:

    One holiday at a time — Christmas starts on Black Friday for me. Love the day, shopping, watching people and seeing the joy, Christmas music, decorating, wrapping, all of it!!!

  31. 731
    Anne says:

    I used to put my tree up right after Thanksgiving… as a girl from the North West, we always went and cut a tree.
    Now that I live in AZ and we still travel up to the mountains, make a glorious family day of it and choose a tree. However, it has to be closer to Christmas now, as the tree gets dry so quickly that I worry about turning the lights on at Christmas for fear of burning the house down!

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    Rhonda Bilbro says:

    One holiday at a time please.

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    Tina Koiner says:

    I usually cry “bah-humbug” and drag my feet. This year I feel a bit different. I feel blessed beyond what is due to me so I’m getting a little excited at the thought of celebrating Jesus. Pecan Pie is a must for the season too. It’s another way we know Jesus loves us…yummy, yummy treats!!

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    kathy says:

    My heart skips a beat when I hear Christmas music on the radio, even if it’s just early November. I’m one of “those” people.

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    Bonnie Isbell says:

    One thing at a time for us! Although…Christmas decorating is a lot of work and I really like for the decorations to stay up longer to make it totally worth all the time! I could well be the last one in town to take mine down..about MARCH!! I think that qualifies us as official rednecks (and rednecks LOVE pee-can pie!!)

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    GJ says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite, so wonderfully uncluttered – I love to cook and be in the kitchen with everyone around!
    I want to “savor” 🙂 that time, so I don’t decorate for Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving is over…

    This Georgia Gal loves pecans.

    Do you say “pee-can” or “pa-con?” there in TEXAS?

    Love y’all!!!
    [email protected]

  37. 737
    Tonya Leiva says:

    I am a definite holiday mixer, I love all things fall, but also love Christmas and can’t contain it to one month, so when the temps drop below 70 and as long as its after October 24th, Christmas Music may pop on from time to time (college roommate forbid me from listening to christmas music until after her birthday on 10/24 and I still abide by the rule 🙂 )

    My husband does not hold the same views, he was so sad last year when Sunny 99.1 started playing Christmas music a day early. So in our family, when I am alone, Christmas music may sneak on early, but home decorating etc waits until Thanksgiving. 🙂

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    Aubrey says:

    I love to enjoy Thanksgiving as its own entity. No singing of jingle bells till the turkey is recycled into sandwiches and turkey salad the day after in our house.

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    Amy Beth says:

    It varies year to year for us. Sometimes, it seems like so much work to pull out all my Christmas decorations for only a month so I’ll put them up the week before Thanksgiving.

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    Amber says:

    My family LOVES Christmas. Like “the lights are already up at my mother in laws” kinda love. Don’t get me wrong, I can get lost in the season too, but I think there is something to be said for setting apart a time specifically for thanks. I love the time during November when I can dedicate a holiday to being thankful…. For me, it sets the tone for my Christmas holiday… Being thankful for what Christ did when he came to this earth helps me keep my heart in the right place as I go through the busy Christmas season. The Old Testament has several examples of The Lord asking his people to stop what they were doing and build an alter to remember the great things He did. I hope I never get too excited in celebrating his coming that I forget to be grateful for his coming.

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    Cindy Cannon says:

    I feel the very same way, one holiday at a time. I normally put the Christmas Decoration out the weekend after Thanksgiving. Our time this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas is smaller, so I do understand for those who want to get the tree up a little sooner 🙂

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    Vicki Bolton says:

    Thankful and joyful— in that order! I’m for sure a “one holiday at a time gal!” Blessings to you, Lindsee, Beth, and all at LPM for your precious hearts and all you do for us!

  43. 743
    Rhonda Wilmore says:

    Hi ya’ll.
    I’m a one holiday at a time girl too, but my daughter Faith who is 10 this year has been after me since Halloween to put up some decorations. I have so far talked her into waiting until the day after Thanksgiving 🙂
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a pie! We would love a Texas pie down here in Virginia, that’s for sure!
    Oh and we just started getting Blue Bell ice cream around our area! Now that’s definitely another treat!
    Love you guys,

  44. 744
    traceyo says:

    We like to decorate everywhere but don’t want it to become an overwhelming chore so we slowly start putting Christmas tree & decorations up about a week before Thanksgiving.

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    Tricia says:

    I can say that in the past I was one that would judge those that put up Christmas early, but God taught me a lesson last Christmas. We aren’t in the homes of those we see already decorated. What if they have a loved one that is not going to see Christmas this year and so they decorate to celebrate one last time. We lost our 13 year old daughter in March, if I would have known that Christmas 2012 would have been her last… So now when I see a house all lit up in November or even the end of October I pray for God’s blessings on them. We don’t know what is occurring inside. ( and yes there are just some that love to celebrate the KING’s birthday!!)

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    Janice Pitchford says:

    I would love some pecan pie!!

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    Karen Fairchild says:

    I tend to be one at a time as well. We used to always out the tree up on Thanksgiving afternoon. However my husband is a pastor and some of our traditions have changed since he has a lost brother. We go to Illinois and spend thanksgiving each year now. We don’t have children but our best friends have 4 girls so now every year after we get home from our trip the girls come help put up our tree. They are like our own precious treasures God blessed us with. Now to music, it speaks to my heart and I do listen to it earlier every year.

    Thanks. Blessings thru the year.

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    Sharon says:

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    Sharon, Barrington
    I don’t listen to Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving – one holiday at a time. (Although, this year an Amy Grant Christmas song came on the radio and I did indulge 🙂

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    Karen Fairchild says:

    I tend to be one at a time as well. We used to always put the tree up on Thanksgiving afternoon. However my husband is a pastor and some of our traditions have changed since he has a lost brother. We go to Illinois and spend thanksgiving each year now. We don’t have children but our best friends have 4 girls so now every year after we get home from our trip the girls come help put up our tree. They are like our own precious treasures God blessed us with. Now to music, it speaks to my heart and I do listen to it earlier every year.

    Thanks. Blessings thru the year.

  50. 750
    Debbie says:

    I’m a one holiday at a time girl. But this year is different. My grandson (now 13) will be spending Thanksgiving at his dad’s house and Christmas decorating is a very big deal to him. So when he asked if he could decorate my house “early” (like last weekend) so that he could bless me with outdoor lights how could his Mimi say no? So each night when the sun has gone down I have come home from work with white lights wrapped around my porch to welcome me home – and I experience the depth of my grandson’s love for me and Christmas.