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. 251

    One holiday at a time here for sure! And if we happen to put up outside lights they are down as soon as possible, if they aren’t frozen to the house.

  2. 252
    D says:

    One holiday at a time! God Bless 🙂

  3. 253
    April says:

    I agree one holiday at a time….the Saturday after Thanksgiving is when we start decorating for Christmas.

  4. 254
    Tammy says:

    Tammy ….Monroe,Ga.

    Not one ounce of Christmas around here until we get up from the Thanksgiving table. It is then FULL ON CHRISTMAS with music. decorationg and wrapping gifts. We would LOVE US SOME PECAN PIE HERE IN GEORGIA!!!!!

  5. 255
    Bekah says:

    My Christmas cards go out Thanksgiving weekend and I decorate then as well. I aim to have 90% of Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving as well so I can slow down and enjoy the Christmas season. That being said, Christmas music has been known to make an appearance in early November. Oops!!

  6. 256
    Amy Kate says:

    I’m with you…savoring every bit of each special day. Blessings to y’all!

  7. 257

    My goal is always to decorate the weekend after but I do not always attain that goal, none the less it is always after Thanksgiving.

  8. 258
    Kristi Ray says:

    ONE holiday at a time!

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    TAMMY says:


  10. 260
    Vicki says:

    I try to decorate the weekend following Thanksgiving. The pie looks delicious!

  11. 261
    Julie Anne says:

    I like one holiday at a time… although we did take advantage of the warm weekend to get the outside lights put up!!

    I wait for Christmas music, but I like to keep playing it at least until New Year’s if not a bit longer!!!

  12. 262
    Heather Smith says:

    If I host Thanksgiving, no Christmas till after, but if I do not host, I would decorate the week I’m off at Thanksgiving so it’s ready when we walk in the door. I’m hosting this year….but I can’t wait!!! When I put my stuff away last year I wondered if I would be alive to see it again, as I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Christmas Eve morning last year. GOD IS FAITHFUL.

    • 262.1
      Sandra says:

      Dear Heather,

      I too was diagnosed with breast cancer around Christmas……14 years ago! There is life after that diagnosis, and yes, God is SO faithful. And had I not lived til the next year? He is still good.

      Prayers for you my sister,

    • 262.2
      Nancy Genova says:

      Heather– your story touched my heart! Prayers of Thanksgiving to you! I pray you will get a good report from your doctor that the cancer is gone! God performs miracles every day!

  13. 263

    Well, I wanted to put the tree up this last weekend but we have some family coming and we have a small living room so we decided to wait until one week after Thanksgiving (the day the family leaves). My husband is putting lights on the house right now.

  14. 264
    Jan says:

    LOL, another girl from Georgia would love some pecan pie! Definitely one holiday at a time. I usually don’t decorate until the first weekend in December.

  15. 265
    Diane says:

    As I love Thanksgiving, I do not want to rush into Christmas!! I feel that Thanksgiving is sorely overlooked and I want my family to have the attitude of gratitude. Only one holiday at a time…..
    With that said, as soon as the Thanksgiving feast is cleared away, the Christmas decorations usually go up the Saturday after. I also try to compose the Christmas letter so it can be printed and ready to send out by the first week of December.

  16. 266
    Amber V. says:

    Definitely one holiday at a time!

  17. 267
    Lisa Ratterman says:

    My daughter and I could celebrate Christmas year round( without the gifts and retail craziness). We have been known to play Christmas music and curl up to watch an old Christmas movie when we need a pick me up. She was born December 22 which makes her a definite Fa-la-la-la-la snow baby who loves to celebrate Jesus’ and her birthday together. We are guilty of getting in the happy, warm fuzzy Christmas feeling before Thanksgiving, but NEVER the tree and trimmings until after after the big meal day. SO dare I say? Happy Holidays!! YEA!!! Hot Chocolate and BIng anyone?

  18. 268
    Amanda C says:

    Well….I asked my husband if we could decorate before Thanksgiving this year (because his family comes from Illinois to visit) and I like it festive and I don’t decorate much for Thanksgiving. But he looked at me as thought I had grown 2 heads and asked him to take ballroom dancing lessons with me. LOL. He said “Ummm NO!” so after Thanksgiving per usual one thing at a time. Since I do lots of cooking the way my grandma did.
    Bless y’all at Thanksgiving and for this Siesta ministry.

  19. 269
    Patrice McKinney says:

    We like to put our tree up after Thanksgiving but I don’t mind outside lights before. Truthfully, there are some years when I’m just thankful to get any Christmas decorating done at all. That’s the cool thing about Thanksgiving – you don’t have to decorate with anything but your family’s favorite food – especially the desserts! My husband’s favorite dessert is peacheesy pie but we don’t discriminate at our table – all pies are welcome.

  20. 270
    Amy Hawk says:

    I’m with you, Lindsee, I cannot focus on Christmas until after Thanksgiving. And this year we are hosting 15 relatives to our Hood River, OR home – would sure be nice to serve them some PECAN PIE!! 🙂 Blessings, LPM!

  21. 271
    Tshaka says:

    One holiday at a time. But all of my trees go up Thanksgiving Day after dinner and while watching “A Christmas Story” :0)

  22. 272
    Michelle F. says:

    We go one holiday at a time. The Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving, the tree goes up and then for us, Christmas season truly begins. Such a favorite time of year!

  23. 273
    Adrienne Terrebonne says:

    We usually don’t put up our tree until the beginning of December because we are usually out of town visiting family for thanksgiving. I’m also one of those people who can only handle one holiday at a time. And by the way, my husband’s very favorite dessert is pecan pie so he would be THRILLED if I won! And it’s always a good thing when your man is thrilled. Grin. 🙂

  24. 274
    Sondra, Lincoln, Ca. says:

    As an ex-retainer, I understand the need to get going early for Christmas sales. But, that said, I would prefer Thanksgiving and then Christmas, then the New Year, and then my birthday, in that order.

  25. 275
    Lesli says:

    I decorate the day after Thanksgiving, but have to admit I have been listening to K-Love Christmas stream…..

  26. 276
    kelly woods says:

    No decorating until After thanksgiving. But bring on the pecan pie any time of year. My personal favorite!

  27. 277
    Beth Kaiser says:

    It only takes a pie to make any day a holiday!

  28. 278
    Anita Huxman says:

    We save Christmas music and movies until the day after Thanksgiving. They are all put away again at Epiphany. Makes them special to only be able to see/hear them for a short portion of the year. We decorate ASAP after Thanksgiving, too. Especially this year when Thanksgiving falls later in November. We love the holidays and we relish the family times brought by them.

    Pecan pie is one of our family traditions, being from Texas. I make them from scratch but would love to have one of these famous Goode pies!! I’m famous for my pecan pie so I can only imagine how wonderful these must be! I’m wondering if they ship pies then do they also ship BBQ??

    I’d sure be blessed to receive one of the 20 special pies!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  29. 279
    Katrina says:

    We decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I’d do it mid-November, if my fily didn’t keep me in check!

  30. 280
    God's not-so-little Dutch girl says:

    One holiday at time here too. So thankful for y’all!

  31. 281
    Diane K. says:

    How sweet of you….sweet and nutty! I would be thrilled to have one! I lived for many years in Texas and miss those amazing pecans! Thank you! Hope everyone is feeling better now! Diane from Florida

    • 281.1
      Diane K. says:

      I’m getting a few things out at a time now. I’ll really work on it AFTER Thanksgiving! Hugs, Diane

  32. 282
    Linda Neely says:

    Whoopee! Would love to win a pecan pie! It’s definitely in my list of top 5 pies. (Yep, I can’t trim it down to any less than 5. Will pick a pie over a cake any day.)

  33. 283
    Diana A. says:

    I am commenting from Canada… so definately after our Early Thanksgiving in October! 😉

    I wait until the first of December… my husband would be not too happy any time sooner.

    My house is decked from Top to bottom. LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!

    If you are including us from out of country,

    Diana Azzuolo, [email protected] For the Pie!

    Otherwise, Blessings to y’ all!!! 😀

  34. 284
    Bev Flynn says:

    I love my tree up before thanksgiving. I would put it up the first of November if my family wouldn’t pitch a fit. But I usually put it up the weekend before thanksgiving. It will be even more fun this year with our 1st grandchild.

  35. 285
    Debi says:

    Most definitely one at a time…they do seem to be getting closer to one another with each year that goes by!

  36. 286
    Laura Nichols says:

    Laura Nichols from Maine: definitely turn the Christmas music on and pull out the Christmas socks for early morning Black Friday shopping…but not a minute earlier 🙂

  37. 287
    Kelley Mann says:

    Definitely Christmas music on Thanksgiving and decorations the day after!!

  38. 288
    Becky says:

    In Canada, Thanksgiving is in October, so definitely one holiday at a time! Usually I seem to wait until there’s three feet of snow, and then I trudge outside in my moon boots, putting up lights, muttering, “Next year I’m putting up Christmas lights before it snows”.

  39. 289
    Tina says:

    Oh, I would love to serve this pie on Thanksgiving with my family! Tina

  40. 290
    Monica says:

    Last Friday of November – every year! 🙂

  41. 291
    karen Miller says:

    One at a time is my personal style, but my ministry work requires me to be quite the juggler. I’m right now working on a Hanukkah celebration, a Christmas production and planning Thanksgiving dinner.

  42. 292
    Katie A. says:

    I usually just do one holiday at a time. But for some reason I’ve been all about Christmas early this year! I haven’t decorated yet but I’ve been watching lots of Hallmark Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music!

  43. 293
    Jessie says:

    One holiday at a time here. Our tradition here is to put the tree up the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Growing up, however, we put the Christmas tree up Christmas Eve, and left it up until after Epiphany. My mom is of Ukrainian origin, and we would always celebrate Epiphany. Definitely one holiday at a time!

  44. 294
    Ashley Gauthier says:

    Life doesn’t allow for Christmas to go up before Thanksgiving….sometimes it’s mid-December around here before it goes up. I love each holiday by themself though!

  45. 295
    Richelle says:

    One holiday at a time. That’s me. Life goes too fast. Always seem to be planning for the next thing, hardly getting to enjoy the moment.

  46. 296
    Cyndy says:

    Huntingdon, PA

    One holiday in a month. Christmas season doesn’t start until Dec. 1. 🙂

  47. 297
    Fran says:

    One holiday at a time….I’m itchin’ for some FABULOUS Thanksgiving food and sweets and then I’m aching for some Christmas lights and sounds! 🙂

    Love ya Linds! Have a fabulous Thanksgiving…I’m truly thankful for you…ALL OF YOU!!

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    Alice Ward says:

    Thanksgiving is very special to me and my family and we always have a big celebration. But on Friday the fall decorations are put away and the Christmas decorations go up. I have to admit though that my daughter and I enjoy Christmas music in November….one month of that beautiful music is not enough for us.

  49. 299
    Stephanie says:

    I never decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I might listen to a little bit of Christmas music before ….

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    Sandra Mauldin says:

    One holiday at a time!

    Christmas decor goes up Dec. 1 and comes down Jan. 6…and we LOVE pecan pie here!!!

    Sandra Mauldin [email protected]