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. 801
    Ginny Atkinson says:

    One holiday at a time usually, but my 8 year son will not home the weekend after Thanksgiving this year so we will decorate early.

  2. 802

    I too just can’t bring myself to pull out the decorations until after Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving so very much. It is like the calm before the storm!!! But you better know I am ready to Deck my halls the day after! Happy Thanksgiving LPL staff!!

  3. 803
    Martha says:

    Definitely prefer waiting until Thanksgiving to start Christmas decorations, although occasionally some Christmas music will slip through earlier!

  4. 804
    Joy Goley says:

    Man, oh man, that pie looks GOOD!

    The day after Thanksgiving is when my Christmas season begins. I like to savor each holiday as it comes. No rushing ahead to the next one for me! 🙂

  5. 805
    Stephanie says:

    I would agree with you. For us it starts AFTER we do Thanksgiving! One at a time!

  6. 806
    LisaJQ says:

    One holiday at a time for me, too, as far as decorating and such goes. However, I have gotten most of my shopping for presents done already – I think the first time ever! Wrapping is another story, though!

  7. 807
    Jennifer says:

    Thanksgiving first, then Christmas! It’s hard to wait sometimes–especially with the music. I can’t wait to pull out my Amy Grant Christmas CD! One more week!

  8. 808
    Cindy says:

    One holiday at a time here!
    Ohhhhh, that pie looks really yummy! We are from the north…south side of Chicago but now live in the Atlanta area. Believe it or not, I have yet to try a pecan pie! Would love to try the best!

  9. 809
    Jen says:

    I agree – one holiday at a time. But the past few years I’ve put the tree up and started decorating the day after Thanksgiving. Although, I really could listen to Christmas music all year long! 😉
    And…I was going to make a chocolate pecan pie for my family Christmas party – it’s one of my favorites too!

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    Lillian says:

    I am definitely of the “let’s give thanks and focus on Thanksgiving” kind of person, BUT, this year. . .even though I’m still giving thanks in a major way, I’m really ready for Christmas. I’m singing carols and planning new ways/traditions to add to our Christmas celebration. I’m not sure why this year is different, but it’s probably because God’s been doing some mighty changes in my heart and in my life, and I think even more are coming, so maybe that’s why I’m so ready to celebrate Jesus’s birth.

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    Jane dickerson says:

    Love pecan pie and have never tried Goode even though we live in Houston metro. Have company company coming and it wld be a blessing for sure!

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    Kristy Marr says:

    After the most challenging year ever…it boosted my spirit to decorate the mantle with Garland and lights.

  13. 813
    Sherry says:

    Tree goes up Thanksgiving Day…tradition (the kids say…lol)

  14. 814
    Lynn says:

    My holiday decorations don’t go up until the first week in December. They come down promptly on December 26th.

    I watch my favorite Christmas movies beginning now! My all-time favorite is the 1984 version of “A Christmas Carol”, starring George C. Scott. How strange that an American actor made such a wonderful Scrooge!

    Each year, I add to my YouTube Christmas playlist. “O Come O Come Emmanuel” is so beautiful that I’ve been known to shed a few tears.”

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    Laura Proctor says:

    We go to my in-laws for Thanksgiving every year. So it’s definitely one holiday at the time down here. We would love great pecan pie! Hope The Lord blesses LPM today!

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    Char says:

    I love to enjoy each holiday as they come! Thanksgiving is a time to slow down and savor the moments of those things we are truly thankful for! Like pecan pie! Just sayin! 🙂 thanks for the awesome giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving to Beth and the LMP staff!

  17. 817
    Karin Allison says:

    I too wait till after Thanksgiving with the Christmas decorations. Anyone who does that is my kind of people! I like to savor each season and holiday and not rush ahead.

  18. 818
    Melissa Poelker says:

    Agree with you..Thanksgiving weekend is when I start decorating!

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    Jennifer Lawson says:

    One holiday at a time!! 🙂 My decorations go up the day after Thanksgiving…no black Friday madness for this girl. I’m at home with the Christmas music playing softly and slowly decorating for the most glorious time of the year!!

  20. 820
    Carol says:

    The fall decorations are out…we don’t get much color change in far, far, far west Texas, but the colors inside are quite prett!. While I personally am not a huge fan of pecan pie, my dh is and I would LOVE to bless him with one! Pick me, pick me! Have an AWESOME Tuesday!

  21. 821
    Deena says:

    I teach school and get the whole week of Thanksgiving off. All my boys usually head to the deer lease, so I put my tree up then..:). They love coming home to the house all decorated. Either way doesn’t really bother me at all!!

  22. 822
    Kathleen Stewart says:

    I start the day after thanksgiving because I get an extra day off from work….

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    Amy Sue Mora says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite. All the family, food and fun with out the pressure. Not even one gift is purchased until after the FEAST!

  24. 824
    Mary Lallier says:

    How have I lived in Houston for 16 years and not known about those pies??? One holiday at a time. It’s so important to give thanks and enjoy the day with family and friends. Then when Friday comes, it’s music and decorations galore!!!

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    Vicki says:

    Nothing goes up for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Unless we have a warm day, and then I may put the lights out. But they don’t get lit till after Thanksgiving.

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    Rob says:

    My favorite pie is pecan. My family does not like pecan pie, so if I won, I’d get to eat the whole thing by myself!

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    Deirdre says:

    One holiday at a time! Decorating is weekend after Thanksgiving.

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    Shana says:

    I’m definitely a one holiday at a time kind of girl. It makes me sad that Thanksgiving is overlooked and rushed over. We started something this year in my family that really has put “giving thanks” into perspective for us. We started a blessing jar on Jan 1st. Every time there has been a blessing to our family, we write it down and add to the jar. We are gonna read them all after Christmas. Being mindful of God’s blessing and purposefully giving thanks has made us so aware that God is always working on our behalf for our good!

    I will most likely begin on my Christmas decorating right after Thanksgiving. That is, if I finish the project I’m working on currently! Painting kitchen cabinets is not for the faint of heart!

    Now, for the pecan pie…I love it!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

  29. 829
    Susan S says:

    One holiday at a time! Family tradition is that the Christmas tree and all the decorations, books, movies, music comes out on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  30. 830
    Beverly Shearon says:

    I start playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving, but I don’t decorate until after Thanksgiving. Looking forward to the pie:-)

  31. 831
    Chris Eskew says:

    I am definitely a one holiday at a time kind of girl! I LOVE my fall decorations and pumpkins and want to have them around as long as possible. But the day after Thanksgiving, it all goes away and my house is transformed by the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas.

  32. 832
    Ellen Yopp says:

    Ellen, Moneta VA

    One Holiday at a time! Although, I start to get excited for the Holidays, I celebrate Thanksgiving first then dive into Christmas right after, beginning with Black Friday Shopping! Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings Sisters!

  33. 833
    Abbie says:

    I have been married for just over a year so my husband and I are just starting our own traditions. But I would say we both LOVE fall and Thanksgiving so we will enjoy it to the fullest! Then we will move onto Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. We put up a “Thankful tree” each year during the month of November. It is a tree branch tucked into a jar and we write things we are thankful for on leaves and then hang them on the tree. It’s a good visual of thanksfulness and the beauty of fall. So yes, one celebration at a time!

  34. 834
    Whitney says:

    One holiday at a time! Thanksgiving is one of my favorites!

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    Laurie Dickens says:

    Being the elementary music teacher that I am, I started Christmas concert preparation waaaaay back in October, so I’m already seeing “visions of sugarplums” in my head… However, at home, it’s strictly ONE holiday at a time. I love Thanksgiving and the Fall colors and the chance to pause and reflect on God’s goodness. i.e.: all things Southern and yummy, like Pecan Pie. Amen!
    Blessings to LPM!

  36. 836
    GOTTEE says:

    I work at Crate&bBarrel so Christmas feels like it starts in September and ends in January! I feel like I am decorating&celebrating everyday..really!!

  37. 837
    Kelly says:

    Christmas is such a magical time of year. I get anxious to start it early. I’ve had my tree up before Thanksgiving, and I am THANKFUL for the Christmas gift of Jesus.

  38. 838
    Kelli Tate says:

    I like them one at a time…I decorate for fall and on the weekend after Thanksgiving we start the Christmas stuff. I do hang lights when it is warm outside though…no sense in doing that when it’s cold…LOL

  39. 839

    As tradition, we do holidays one at a time. The fall decor goes up the day after Thanksgiving, and out comes the Christmas Tree. Savoring each moment is a necessity, and it gives us something to look forward to. 🙂

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    Kim says:

    I usually very much agree with one holiday at a time and often do feel bad for poor little Thanksgiving–a holiday with such a great spirit of thankfulness that gets overshadowed by Black Friday and all of the wonders of the Christmas season. I do try to make sure Thanksgiving is more than just a speed bump on the road to Christmas. But to be honest, y’all. I have already decked my halls. I recently moved into my first place all by my grown-up-self (grin) and I’ve been building up my supply of Christmas decorations since September. I waited as long as I could but once November hit, I lost all self control! Lol So I am thankful with you in spirit and surrounded in body with glitter and lights. 🙂

  41. 841
    Christina Schmitt says:

    The Christmas tree goes up Thanksgiving weekend!

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    Irene says:

    Day after Thanksgiving for music, movies and decorations!

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    Deb Beauvais says:

    For me I just can’t gloss over one holiday into the other. I want to savor each and every piece of the season…like I’d like to savor a piece of that pie! 🙂

    Be blessed!

  44. 844
    Paula Halcom says:

    We always put our decorations up the day after Thanksgiving.

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    Barbara G says:

    I shop a little bit early to be able to get it all in. But Thanksgiving Day is Thanksgiving Day. A day to be savored with family and food, not a day for shopping. Although I will admit to pouring over the ads and planning shopping for the rest of the week!

  46. 846
    Tia says:

    Not sure when our tree will be going up. I will be having surgery the beginning of December and hoping that our family will all feel up to decorating once I am home. Gifts have been bought and will be wrapped soon (before December) as I know I will not be up to that task. Thanksgiving really is my favorite though. I enjoy the calmness of the weekend even if I do head out for a little Black Friday craziness. So with that, we do love pie.

  47. 847
    Maggie Cummings says:

    After the Thanksgiving feast. I have to work off the overload of calories somehow.

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    Dora, Tn says:

    I like to decorate the first weekend in December. P.S. When I was a child, we would beg my mother into letting us eat pecan pie for breakfast on Christmas morning, usually about 5:00 A.M.

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    Deana says:

    Must enjoy one at a time….love keeping it simple!

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    Janie says:

    My kids will be so excited that we will have to decorate the day after Thanksgiving! Our oldest is almost 16, with a 13 year old, 10 year old, and a 7 year old too. I love watching them unpack all the Christmas stuff and say “Hey I remember that!” And my little one loves to play with the nativity sets.