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. 101
    Judy says:

    I don’t decorate my house for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is thanksgiving at our house.
    One thing that I’ve done since my kids were little, and now I have grandchildren, is to give each one a special Christmas ornament on Thanksgiving day…..this gives a special memory each year and adds to their ornament collection. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you thanksgiving dinner makers and enjoyers!

  2. 102
    Michel Williams says:

    One holiday at a time for this girl. Black Friday kicks off the Christmas season for me 🙂

  3. 103
    Crystal in Up North WI says:

    what a nice {and yummy} offer!

    i, too, prefer my holidays one at a time and put my decorations up the first weekend in December.

    have a great day!

  4. 104
    Carol VanderWal says:

    I always wait to decorate inside until after Thanksgiving but outside those lights go up when the weather is good:) We had our house burn down in January of 2012 so in for Christmas last year…not done but in, and this year were victims of the Colorado flooding… still in but not done again:) will put up Christmas after the flooring is in:)

  5. 105
    Mary Lou Menning says:

    I start my planning for Christmas during the month of November but do not actually do any decorating or playing of Christmas music until after Thanksgiving is over. I just love Thanksgiving too much to have my Christmas things out. Plus, I don’t have time to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving because I’m too busy prepping for Thanksgiving. 🙂 However, my sister’s house is already fully decorated for Christmas. To each her own.

  6. 106
    Denise Korsmo says:

    Yes, I’m with you Lindsee. One holiday at a time.
    Pie looks yummy!

  7. 107
    Shannon says:

    Thanksgiving always gets overlooked! I savor the Holiday and slow down during Advent so that I can feast during the 12 days of Christmas!

  8. 108
    Sarah says:

    My daughter and I put up our Christmas decorations the first weekend in December. I like separate holidays. Plus, I collect nativity scenes. We have a lot. This takes awhile and I need to DE-clutter shelves before I put them out. 🙂

  9. 109
    Barb says:

    One holiday at a time. I think it is so sad that ‘black friday’ has crept into celebrating what we are thankful for.

  10. 110
    Pam T says:

    I make my husband wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas. He would start decorating on Halloween if I would let him! We have family over for a Thanksgiving meal and keep our fall décor up until after that. I would love to offer my family some of that beautiful pecan pie.

  11. 111
    Jennifer says:

    We’re already decorated but I do have a few explanations. 🙂 We’re taking the kids to Disney right after Thanksgiving and are hosting a Christnas party the week after we get back so to avoid being stressed w two kids (4 & 2) & pregnant I decided to decorate early. Plus, the kids LOVE it so why not let them celebrate Jesus early?!? 🙂

  12. 112
    Karen E says:

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday all to itself, and Advent is important, too. I wait until December 1st to do any decorating, but we start the Christmas music after Thanksgiving. It’s fun that Thanksgiving is so late, so Christmas will feel closer!

  13. 113
    Christy says:

    We love a good pie at our house, and this one sounds amazing!! The day before Thanksgiving,the kids and I love to go pick out the tree, while my husband stays home and gets the stand and lights ready. Thanksgiving day means, turkey, parades, and FOOTBALL! Whoo Hoo! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  14. 114
    Paula says:

    Thanksgiving is purely Thanksgiving at my house. This year I asked my guys (3 young adult sons) to please spend a bigger portion of the day with me (and Dad and grandparents) and participate in the prep. When I asked who wanted to be in charge of the playlist, someone said, “How do we come up with Thanksgiving music?” I told them to use their imagination.

  15. 115
    Jessica Coffey says:

    I love Christmas SO much and try to decorate as soon as I can–but that really doesn’t happen until the end of November, sometimes before Thanksgiving, sometimes after.

  16. 116
    Julie Reynolds says:

    I’m so with you Lindsee! We like one holiday at a time at our house, we usually decorate our tree right after the Christmas parade the first Saturday in December. I agree with Cheryl, I change radio stations when they play Christmas music before Thanksgiving.

    The pie makes my mouth water…yummy!

  17. 117
    Kaye Hauser says:

    I have learned that the panic of getting the Christmas decorations up asap is wasted effort because the decorations are just as beautiful after Christmas as before so with that said, I am putting my decorations up today!!!:):) Actually having a Christmas party here immediately after Thanksgiving b/c it is late this year and I live alone and have to put them up by myself so have to pace myself!!! But it’s all good b/c God is good!!!! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas LPM!!!

  18. 118
    Gail says:

    I think each holiday is important and special in it’s own right, so, I try to enjoy each one…separately. I think our country has forgotten what “Thanksgiving Day” is all about, and we whiz right by it without taking the time to remember…and give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy…to the One who blessed us with them. 🙂

  19. 119

    Pecan pie is my mother’s all-time favorite. This would be a gift to her.

    I don’t care for Christmas decorations or ads before Thanksgiving, but more than half my lifetime spent participating in choirs makes me crave Christmas music in October every year. (That’s the absolute latest a choir would start rehearsing music for Christmas programs.) Not a lot, not continuously, but if I don’t have a taste of Messiah choruses and “All Is Well” before November 1 there’s an emptiness in my soul.

  20. 120
    Tensie Palmer says:

    Since my Mom died, and now Dad is gone too, I continue the tradition to begin decorating for Christmas the day after Christmas. EXCEPT for one little (or would that be big) area… My Mantle. I have not taken down my Christmas Village all year long. I might have gotten to it, if I could find the boxes… but they were moved, and then buried under construction stuff. Dusting will be my first decorating event… 🙂 God is good all the time and I am thankful that I even have a mantle to decorate! 🙂
    I LOVE Pecan pie and would love to try this one. We do not get the best pecans in California.
    God bless you!

  21. 121
    Rhonda Douglas says:

    This will be my parents first Christmas out of their house and living in assisted living, and because of Christmas falling on a Wednesday, and me having to use all my vacation days for their various needs, I won’t be home for Christmas 🙁 But, BUT! I just know that Jesus will be delighted to have a pre-birthday celebration on the weekend before, and we will be coming in Friday night and crash decorating their house so that it will be beautifully festive when we bring them home. So this year, way after Thanksgiving!

  22. 122
    Janice Parent says:

    yup , I’m with you Lindsee. Christmas goes up after Thanksgiving. But, I can listen to Christmas music just about anytime. Looking forward to that pie!
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  23. 123
    Sarah in Alaska says:

    I’m a Christmas gal 🙂 the earlier, the better. It probably doesn’t help at all that we start to lose daylight in September up here 😉 a girl has got to stay cheery, even when winter is 7 months out of the year.

  24. 124
    Stacey Dobesh says:

    I love Thanksgiving and the fall season! I do start Christmas shopping a little early because I don’t like being out in crowds. As far as decorations and music–ready to start on those the Saturday after Thanksgiving when we listen to “Let the Season Take Wing” by Amy Grant and go pick out our tree. I do get to hear Christmas music a little early as my girls start practicing their Christmas piano music in November.

  25. 125
    Dianne says:

    I usually decorate Thanksgiving weekend. Not sure about when this year though because I just got a new kitten last week and have a feeling she’ll be wanting to climb the tree. 🙂

  26. 126
    Vickie C says:

    I decorate after Thanksgiving for sure & before Christmas. What day depends on our schedule as my daughter helps me! 🙂

  27. 127
    Lauren says:

    thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays because it focuses on family and thankfulness and not so much on presents. We decorate the weekend after thanksgiving. These pies look heavenly and I would love to try one!


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  28. 128
    Christiana says:

    When my kids were little and still lived with me it was Thanksgiving meal, nap, round two, and then erect the tree. Day after, coffee and pie and then decorate house and said tree. Now as adults Thanksgiving is for eating, sleeping and eating some more until a coma sets in…and decorating happens, if it happens at all, maybe a week before Christmas. I am sure when Grandbabies arrive, we will have to start back up the tradition, but until then, I am relaxed and bloated throughout the Holidays!! Amen!
    I wish peace, happiness and laughter for all of LPM and all Siestas throughout these crazy and chaotic Holidays! Enjoy your pies and bless you for your gifts of sugar!


  29. 129
    kim says:

    We normally put our Christmas decorations up the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I so love Thanksgiving and don’t want to miss it’s impact by jumping right into Christmas!

  30. 130
    Amy says:

    We have started rolling it a little more lately. The pumpkins from halloween stay until Thanksgiving and slowly through the month of November snowmen start popping up around the house. But come the Friday after Thanksgiving (because we can’t move after eating a meal on the day) everything orange/brown leaves, and it turns into full on Christmas. Which stays up until my kids have torn it apart.

  31. 131
    Jeanette dahm says:

    I do like to celebrate thanksgiving in its fullness and then get ready for Christmas . Two separate and very meaningful holidays to celebrate with family.

  32. 132
    Kaitlin K. says:

    I love Christmas and I wouldn’t mind putting our tree up early, but my Mom likes to put it up after Thanksgiving!

  33. 133
    Brenda J says:

    Whenever I can get someone to help me get down my decorations is when I start – seems to be a different time each year. Then the same thing putting them away. But I love my fall decorations as well so I enjoy those until then.

  34. 134
    Peg Suveg says:

    I am visiting in Florida, and just last night, I found an all Christmas music station playing around the clock!! When I get back home to Chicago this week, I will put up my Christmas decorations. For me, getting the house “holiday ready” before Thanksgiving allows me the time to dwell on “thanks” at Thanksgiving, and “Christ” at Christmas, without all of the busyness. I will, however, wait to change my Glade scents from apple/cinnamon to holly/spruce until the day after Thanksgiving. 🙂

  35. 135
    Ann says:

    I’m definitely with you on this, Beth–after Thanksgiving. Part of that is because I love fall decorations so much I want to enjoy them as long as possible! So…after Thanksgiving for the Christmas stuff. But some of that (most all, except the tree) stays up till it’s time to put up Valentine stuff!

    How fun about the pie!!! I hope people get them who really appreciate them…pecan pie–a great Southern tradition. Is there any Southerner, self included, who does not LOVE pecan pie?!

  36. 136
    Melissa A. says:

    I don’t like to see or put up Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving.

  37. 137
    Lisa Johnson says:

    I am thankful that this year is almost over. No really I am. It has been trying. My daughter and son in law started a church plant. ( I had no idea what kind of work that would be.) But God has been soooo faithful as He always is. I am thankful to see next year!

  38. 138
    Jyothi James says:

    Houston, TX.

    I can’t help it I play Christmas music throughout the month of November. It brings so much joy and happiness :). I do love celebrating thanksgiving and am able to say what we are thankful on that day but I truly love Christmas … So I tend to celebrate a little early!

    Hope I get some delicious pie 🙂

  39. 139
    Laurie says:

    For me, Christmas season starts right after Halloween on November 1st! And I don’t take my tree down until mid-January! 🙂

  40. 140
    LuAnn Fischer says:

    I am a one holiday at a time kind of girl. And I married a like minded man. So there is NO Christmas decorating of any kind before Thanks giving.
    Happy fall y’all

  41. 141
    Brandy says:

    I like to savor Thanksgiving a bit before going full-blown Christmas. Having recently moved away from Houston I am absolutely drooling at the thought of that pecan pie…they are SO good!

  42. 142
    Lisa Vogt says:

    I’m with Lindsee….one holiday at a time. Let Thanksgiving come and go, then on to the next one: Christmas! I would love to win the pie!!! Thanks!

  43. 143
    Christy says:

    Oh I would love to win a pie!!! Thank you so very much!!! My family always have had the tradition of decorating the day after/weekend after Thanksgiving. I love you all.

  44. 144
    Janice says:

    I will confess, I listened to Christmas music just the other day when it got cold here in Alabama for one day.However, in addition to the Thursday celebration we also have another Thanksgiving on the Sat after Thanksgiving. I usually start decorating for Christmas the first weekend in December. I thoroughly enjoy my fall decorations. I would really love to win a pie. Thanks

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    Kathy McGee says:

    I have three favorite pies: Pecan pie, Key Lime pie, and pumpkin pie. hard to say which is my very favorite, though. When it comes to putting up the Christmas decorations and listening to Christmas music, I start the weekend after Thanksgiving. Mostly because I have a four day weekend from work and have time to put up the tree. As I’ve grown older, I’ve downsized from a seven foot tree to one that sits on my table top and is covered with kitty ornaments because I’m a cat person. Love them kitties!
    Happy Thanksgiving to all my sisters in Christ and Praise God for Christmas!

  47. 147
    Nanette R says:

    I like to keep Thanksgiving and Christmas separate and wait until after Thanksgiving to listen to Christmas music and put up my tree.

  48. 148
    Rachel says:

    In my family we always put up the Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving. Since I got married we spend the holiday at our parents’ houses (alternating sides each year) and go Black Friday shopping so my girls and I have taken to decorating a few days before we leave so that when we get home on Sunday after Thanksgiving the house is all decorated for Christmas. It’s still a little hard for me to decorate before Thanksgiving, but it’s so nice to come home to everything all lit up and sparkling!
    P.S. Pecan Pie is my absolute favorite and that one looks SO good. I live in the Northwest now but I was born in Texas and I still love “southern” food…especially pecan pie!!!

  49. 149
    Pamela McDonald says:

    We start our decorating the day after Thanksgiving. I really love to savor the Thanksgiving holiday. The one thing I do indulge in before Thanksgiving is listening to the Nutcracker Ballet music while I make pumpkin rolls for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is a family tradition from many years ago.
    A nice pecan pie would be wonderful:).

  50. 150
    Joyce Dotschay says:

    I love Thanksgiving and all the great food. Always after Thanksgiving.