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. 901
    Connie says:

    One holiday at a time. All my family will be at my house for Thanksgiving and then the Christmas decorations go up the weekend. Love pecan pie –

  2. 902
    Lisa Krumm says:

    Not a spec of Christmas goes up until we have celebrated Thanksgiving and the blessings that we have been given. Now the day after is open season, bring out the lights and the tree…it’s on!!

  3. 903
    Leslie Benson says:

    Our family enjoys Thanksgiving and we pull out the Christmas decor the next day. It has become a tradition to put on some Christmas music, light a fire and decorate the tree on the Friday evening after Thanksgiving. For some reason we have pizza for dinner because nothing says Christmas like pizza!

  4. 904
    Jill Knight says:

    I dig my heels in!!! No celebrating Christmas until after Thanksgiving here. I’m obsessed with fall, so I like to hang on as long as I can. 🙂

  5. 905
    Chrissy Hilliard says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I absolutely LOVE the food but the time I get to spend with my family is the best part. Thanksgiving has been the last holiday I spent with 2 of my grandparents before they went to be with Jesus and I treasure the memories I have of those meals and am so grateful that I was able to tell my Grandparents that I am thankful for their wisdom, prayers and love. I don’t have any children so my husband and I put our tree up along with the Nativity Scene around the 1st of December. We like to let Thanksgiving settle in and pass before moving on to the more stressful holiday that Christmas has become. Wishing you all at LPM & my fellow Siestas a very Happy and deliciousThanksgiving!

  6. 906
    Rhonda Graves says:

    I love Christmas with all my heart, but I will not begin Christmas until Thanksgiving dinner is over. I decorate for all the holidays, and I like to enjoy each one. I can not stand that the Halloween candy is in the store the day after Easter and so on with every holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving, thank you LPM for all you do.

  7. 907
    Tiffany Tucker says:

    Oh my, PECAN PIE!!!! Yum! I love Thanksgiving so much. I believe that Thanksgiving is a huge holiday in itself. Its a time for family to get together and just enjoy the day. Its sharing stories around a dinner table,encouraging those with dreams that seem so far too grab,its about giving hope to those with they have trouble getting thru the day, it’s getting a big hug from my uncle to fill the void of the lonely days. Its a time of sharing with those who have no one to share it with. Giving my time to the homeless to bring a smile to their faces even if it’s for a short time.Nothing beats bringing joy to those who need it most.It’s these holidays that I cherish more than anything. I can only handle one holiday at a time and each holiday that comes I will always cherish them in my heart and with God by my side!! Thanks for the great post!!!!

  8. 908
    Sandra Rountree says:

    We take one holiday at a time. But as soon after Thanksgiving as possible the Christmas decorations are out.
    Our favorite is the handpainted china nativity that my husband’s mother gave us years ago. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without it.

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  10. 910
    Kim Goetz says:

    Personally I am thankful first, then bring on all things Christmas, when I am off to black Friday sales at 12:00 a.m. Friday morning…but NO Christmas until I am done being thankful…hehehehe!

  11. 911
    Jeanette webber says:

    Christmas starts for us after Thanksgiving – hard to not have Thanksgiving get run over by Christmas preparations! Both of my parents recently went to be with The Lord – I was their main caregiver. Facing “new normal” this holiday season without them.

  12. 912
    Mandy Parker says:

    Usually it is one holiday at a time but since my son is in the Navy and will be home for Thanksgiving and not for Christmas all the decorations (expect for the tree) are going up next Monday.

  13. 913
    Debi says:

    One holiday at a time for me. Will start thinking of Christmas after vacation, which I can’t wait for, whoo hoo, going on a cruise Dec 2 – Dec 6.

  14. 914
    Kenin says:

    No decorating until after Thanksgiving!! Christmas music usually starts when I start cooking for Thanksgiving…But Thanksgiving is late this year, so I started early! “Amy Grant Holiday” station on Pandora is amazing!!

  15. 915
    Bonnie Sandoval says:

    Re-read this am n I even got your name wrong…Lindsee…please forgive this oversight!!!

  16. 916
    Sherry says:

    Thanksgiving is my family’s favorite holiday, so one holiday at a time here in Alabama!! Happy Thanksgiving LPM. You are dearly loved!!

  17. 917
    Michelle says:

    We decorate after Thanksgiving! Pie looks wonderful; I’m checking out this website! Blessings.

  18. 918
    Susan Morris says:

    I start decorating for Christmas the Sunday after Thanksgiving day.

  19. 919
    Christine Kelly says:

    One at a time! My Christmas Season starts when my mom and sister arrive for the holiday. It’s only Christmas when they get here and mom and I start baking cookies!

  20. 920
    Stephanie says:

    I enjoy Thanksgiving before I start Christmas. But, the second Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for the Christmas decorations to start appearing!

  21. 921
    Brea Burelle says:

    Sorry Lindsee, I live in one of those house where Christmas starts early. I can’t wait for the Christmas music to start on the radio. By September, I am helping out at the church preparing for the Christmas Program and we start preparing Christmas Music for the program in September.

    At my house the first tree goes up around the middle to end of October. By the middle of November we have 8 trees decorated and by the end of November there are 11 trees decorated. Outside decorations go up after Thanksgiving.

    We host a big open house the first weekend in December and enjoy sharing our house with others during the Christmas season. Christ is the main focus on several of our trees. This year one has the theme of the Lion and the Lamb, another has the theme of crowns and another focus on the Nativity. The themes changes every few years.

    Yes, we do celebrate Thanksgiving, but we go to a relatives house. I have a very small family so we only have about 10 around the table. We do keep the outside of our house decorated with Fall decorations until after Thanksgiving.

  22. 922
    Nancy Carpenter says:

    I have never been good at multitasking, just one holiday at a time for our family. I love Thanksgiving! We get to eat as much as we want for a whole day or two…or three while enjoying a four day weekend!! It doesn’t get much better than that…well until Christmas! 🙂

  23. 923
    Trena Adams says:

    The pie looks delicious. I will cook for my 83 year old father on Thanksgiving and would love to take that pie:) As for the holidays – I love them all but I don’t like to even discuss Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Life is too precious to rush it along!

  24. 924
    Teresa Cocke says:

    Here in Braden we decorate full-throttle the day after Thanksgiving!! Much better than shopping the day after if you ask me!! My children would give much grief if I did it before Thanksgiving as that is their favorite holiday.
    Sending love and thanksgiving for you all!

  25. 925
    Lindsay Myers says:

    I have been decorating around the church for our Rethinking Christmas campaign for weeks so I did get a fill there. However, this week (Saturday to be exact) I will have our third little boy so I have never put up Christmas decorations before the day after Thanksgiving but am seriously contemplating getting it done with the two older boys this week and outlining the “don’t touch” rules, etc before the new baby comes, but we’ll see.

  26. 926
    Dora Polk says:

    At our house we put the tree up the day after thanksgiving while watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas and drinking Grinch Punch. I have already done some Christmas Shopping, most of it but do not put presants under the tree until mid December.

  27. 927
    Pam says:

    I prefere to take one holiday at a time.. then one day at a time of it 🙂 I can only focus on one event at a time…

  28. 928
    Tammy hukill says:

    Wait til after Thanksgiving.

  29. 929
    Sarah says:

    I used to be a no Christmas anything until after Thanksgiving kinda girl. But in recentvyears I’ve started listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween. However, I still adhere the tradition of waiting to put up the Christmas tree until the day after Thanksgiving.

    I hope I win this pie! My hubby loves pecan pie and to have one of these delivered to our house would be amazing!

    Thank you!
    My email is sarahpead(at)gmail(dot)com

  30. 930
    Sister Lynn says:

    Well, we not only fully celebrate Thanksgiving sans Christmas Tree… we also celebrate Advent as a real season of waiting. We have an Advent wreath but do not put up our tree or Christmas decorations until Dec. 17. Then we leave them up till January.

    It is very different from “out in the world” but by embracing the Advent emptiness there is a deepened sense of longing and desire for the Christ child and the final coming of Christ.

  31. 931
    Lisa says:

    Both actually! Some years it is after Thanksgiving and some it is before. This year I have a new tree from Balsam Fir and I am super excited to put it up. Outside lights are already up(gotta do that on a nice day) but we won’t turn them on until after Thanksgiving. Pecan Pie is my favorite! Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

  32. 932
    Leslie Hall says:

    Totally get the “One Holiday at a Time” but trees have to go up at the church as well as at home. Getting it all together timely is a challenge year after year. This year with Thanksgiving so late…trees are up prior to the Super Supper Celebration!!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  33. 933
    Katherine says:

    I usually try to start thinking through gifts before Thanksgiving, but the decor and music wait until after. I love Fall too much to skip it!

  34. 934
    Judy Norwood says:

    I’m on the side of one holiday at a time. I like to wait until December gets here before breaking out the Christmas decorations. And the day after Christmas I want the decorations packed up to save for another year.

  35. 935
    Barbara Menefee says:

    For some reason, this year I have been in the Christmas spirit for a while! No decorations yet, but that may change on Saturday! I love all the holidays 🙂

  36. 936
    Jan Semon says:

    After Thanksgiving for sure! I always say I want to start early but just can’t bring myself to do it until after Thanksgiving!

  37. 937
    Faith Wolbers says:

    We are going to be setting up our Christmas Tree this weekend. I have been listening to Christmas music since the beginning of November. We don’t really start any other holiday traditions until after Thanksgiving. I just love Christmas Music and Christmas Trees so I like to enjoy them longer than the traditional between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The pie look delish!

  38. 938
    Suzy E. says:

    Sorry – but I have too much going on in December not to mix it up…..between the first of December and the first week of January we have 6 birthdays (immediate family!) so I have to start Christmas and birthday shopping early. 🙂

    We also put up a large “Dickens Village” scene – complete with snow and trees and villagers. So the village goes up the day after Thanksgiving. Then little by little everything else goes up. And I’m cooking like crazy in between it all….so a pecan pie would be a great help! (Although I make a pretty good one myself.) 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  39. 939
    Nancy says:

    Always Thanksgiving first, then Christmas. No judgement here for those who do otherwise, but I like the sense of fall and thanksgiving together and think they should stand alone. Christmas music starts the day after and I love every bit the entire time!!

  40. 940
    Saundra Smith says:

    Im dying to get my tree up! However I will probly have to wait until day after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving being at our home it will probly be for the best! Thank you for the great Pecan Pie offer!
    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving,

  41. 941
    Joy says:

    I love Christmas, and part of me wants to celebrate sooner; however, this time of year it is so so busy that it ends up being after Thanksgiving before I’m in full swing. My sister-in-law puts up her tree the day after Halloween so if I feel like I’m missing any of the Christmas season, I just run over to her house and hang out with their tree and decorations.

  42. 942
    Johnnie says:


    I love to have Christmas around all year….first time I never got around to taking our two trees down last year. I light them up from time to time and it makes me happy!

  43. 943
    Selene says:

    Our tradition is to decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. We turn on the Christmas tunes, have a nice breakfast and decorate!

  44. 944
    Jessica says:

    I feel bad for poor Thanksgiving! Christmas keeps trying to elbow it off it’s perch. But not at my house! We celebrate Thanksgiving before any of the Christmas traditions take place.

  45. 945
    Judy G. says:

    Oh my, one holiday at a time!

  46. 946
    Michelle Irwin says:

    One holiday at a time…mostly. I have been known to listen to some Christmas music before Thanksgiving. This year more than in years past. 🙂

  47. 947
    sarah withers says:

    Well, we usually wait until at least after thanksgiving or the first week December to put up Christmas stuff. But this has just been a bad year so I wanted to cheer my kids up and so we put up a small tree 2 weeks ago to brighten the mood around the house….I also let the kids put whatever they want on the tree…themed what does our family like. oh wow it is full of everthing we like and shouts the withers family.. love my kids.

  48. 948
    Melissa Lee says:

    I absolutely adore Thanksgiving and Christmas, we put our tree up the weekend after thanksgiving though. I do put my snow village up before thanksgiving since it takes so much time!

  49. 949
    Mary Avila says:

    Dear Siesta Girls all over the place, I love christmas more than life itself. But I also love Thanksgiving. I am in choir at my church and we do a big meal every year for the Homeless Ministry and I am the “Turkey Lady.” I organize the m aking of about 40 turkeys each year so that there is food for these wonderful people, and some more for them to take with them. Come on y’all, turkey leftovers are important enough for everyone have! I love cooking my share, usually 8 of them, and the house smells like heaven for days and days. I especially love bringing them to the Cornerstone Building early on Thanksgiving morning with Starbucks in hand. They weep and thank me, it charges me up for whatever the next year might throw at me! The day after Thanksgiving is the day my husband died quite suddenly about 8 years ago, so I have made it into a special day (not Black Friday, we don’t go there), but we do get up and get dressed, festive and casual and warm, and we go pick out the best tree ever, over 7 feet for sure. And we go to Target and each get a new ornament. And then we put the tree up, sometimes we just let it sit bare like that, in all its green gloriousness. Oh my goodness how we love decorating that tree. My husband used to love Christmas with me, he would take the whole month of December off, for Christmas and also because his birthday and mine and our son’s are all in December, do you think God had a plan there? He did. My late hubby’s birthday is Dec 13, and five days later is my son’s the 18th, and five days later is mine the 23rd. I turn 52 this year, and it will be about 9 years without my husband. My son says he doesn’t remember him anymore, how he looked, what he said, but he does remember how his dad made him feel. Interesting, isn’t it? Well, that is how we do the holidays, and OH, favorite CD for the holidays, John Denver, Rocky Mountain Christmas. Aspen Glow, listen to it and see if it doesn’t make you just cry. Love to you all ladies, and thank you Beth for making my life easier to live. In Jesus Name I bless you all, Mary

  50. 950
    Beth says:

    Beth, Fort Wayne IN

    This is the first year I’ve done a tree and yes, it already up! Yes I was totally self-conscious about buying it weeks for Thanksgiving, but I had the day off and the mood struck!