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. 351
    Karen says:

    Tradition is christmas music begins the day after thanksgiving. We also celebrate the christmas season by packing a shoebox for samaritan’s purse, attending our favorite christmas concert, gifting a family for 12 days of christmas our family style, making and delivering over 100 dozen cookies to friends and neighbors.

  2. 352
    Pam says:

    It has always been one holiday at a time for me. I am saddened how some tend to bypass Thanksgiving-it is one of my most favorite holidays. A time to reflect and to remember ALL that we have to be thankful for.
    With all that being said, I just pulled out one of my Christmas trees. My brother has not been home (he lives in CA) for several years in December. This year he will be home the weekend of 12/6 to visit my mom and the rest of us. Knowing he is coming I have started “early” so I can spend time with him and to create hopefully a Christmas memory with my mom.
    I will still take the time to savor Thanksgiving Day–giving thanks to The Lord for all he has blessed me with.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

  3. 353
    Susan Stephens says:

    No Christmas until after Thanksgiving. My favorite holiday Thanksgiving because no stress of presents and shopping. Just enjoy enjoy enjoy family and food.

  4. 354
    Allison, Forest, VA says:

    Always, one at a time. We look forward to slowing down and savoring Thanksgiving and family. We decorate for Christmas the first week of December.

  5. 355
    Dawn Edgell says:

    Decorating for Christmas at our house happens after Thanksgiving, but not necessarily the day after. Buying gifts usually doesn’t start til after Thanksgiving as well! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

  6. 356
    Emily Babb says:

    I started Christmas decorating this weekend:) but there are still pumpkins out… it’s my holiday mix lol!

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  7. 357
    Cora Lee Konecny says:

    We start Saturday after Thanksgiving! Hubby brings the boxes from the basement. All my Christmas CD’s come out and we begin the season. I have to admit I have been playing my new Chritmas CD already! The pie looks and I am sure tastes heavenly!

  8. 358
    Kate Hawk says:

    The Christmas decorations do not go up until after the 1st of December. I have a sweet little boy who we get to celebrate on the 30th of November. Kind of hard to have Thanksgiving/Birthday/Christmas all rolled into one! Plus, I haven’t found a delicious smelling tree that would last much longer than the new year!! I’m of the same mind, one holiday at a time : )

  9. 359
    Rebecca Williams says:

    I usually put up our decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving, as in the day or 2 after that Thursday. And I leave them up til after New Year’s- we like to enjoy them as long as possible.

  10. 360
    Kim Feth says:

    I like to take one holiday at a time and thoroughly enjoy it. That having been said, because we’re on a budget, I have started picking up some Christmas items as I get them either with coupons or sales. However, I DO NOT go shopping on Thanksgiving Day, and I prefer to not even go out the day after Thanksgiving. I like the slow family time before the business can set in.
    Pick me, pick me!!!!
    Good luck to all posting!
    Kim Feth
    Apex, NC

  11. 361
    Teri Smith says:

    It seems my family’s lives are so busy and we are always on the go, I try to decorate on a free weekend. Sometimes that is pre-Thanksgiving, sometimes it’s post-Thanksgiving. The question at my house isn’t when does the decorations go up but come down….last year, the season just wasn’t long enough for me. I declared I was leaving it up all year. I came home one saturday in March and found the rest of my family taking down the tree!!! And for those who have gasped that I left it up so long, does it matter that after mid-january, I didn’t turn the lights on????

  12. 362
    Kimmygirl says:

    I love Thanksgiving, so I’ve always tried to keep to the Christmas decorating in December rule. It’s up for grabs as far as hanging the outside lights, though. We have to take advantage of any mild weather day- so that’s the only grounds for ‘rule breaking’! 🙂

  13. 363
    dawn carr says:

    I am for enjoying the holidays one at a time, being the primary gift buyer, I am so stressed by the early start of the holiday, before Halloween the Christmas decorations in the stores is creeping in. Perhaps I need to just get more organized, but taking each for their significance would be a welcomed change.

    we should give Christmas and the birth of our Lord and savior our greatest pause and praise.

    thank you for keeping us focused, encouraged and longing for more of Jesus.
    p.s. pecan pie is my favorite! 🙂

    in His grace and Mercy,
    Dawn Carr

  14. 364
    Sherry says:

    After! I can’t focus on more than one thing at a time …or I get a bit wasckadoodle…

  15. 365
    Shannon Petaja says:

    We do the very same thing except no Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving. Then we decorate, trim the tree and make our gingerbread houses. All the while being blessed with Christmas music. Blessings on your Thanksgiving.

  16. 366
    Mary Jane says:

    One holiday at a time. I love thanksgiving!
    Thank you for thinking of us Siesta’s with a gift of pecan pie! You all are the best!

    Blessings, Mary Jane

  17. 367
    Stephanie Knight says:

    I like to decorate for Christmas usually one or two days after Thanksgiving since as a teacher we get the full week off of Thanksgiving.

  18. 368
    Rosalie Castleberry says:

    Put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving. And yes—watch A Christmas Story as many times as possible from then until Dec 26.

  19. 369
    Volleyball Ginger says:

    Well, as long as there won’t be any judgment….. (grin)….. I have to admit that my Christmas tree is already up and decorated….along with all my other decorations. But, allow me to add an asterisk here….I’ll be spending our Thanksgiving week with my husband’s family in Florida and upon our return, I host a dinner party for the women from our church and Bible study, so, no time to decorate once I return. That said, I am a HUGE Christmas person anyway.


  20. 370
    cindy landy says:

    I like to wait til after Thanksgiving. today i turned on the radio and this one station started christmas songs RIGHT after Halloween!! egads. one at a time! waiting for my fave pecan pie!

  21. 371
    Janet says:

    I can only manage one holiday at a time – that said, Thanksgiving is a little late this year. I do plan on getting my daughters to help me start decorating next week. We just won’t turn any lights on until Friday

  22. 372
    Michelle Thomas says:

    I in the the one holiday at a time club or else I feel I can’t fully enjoy the one that’s happening. Whatever blesses your heart, I suppose.

  23. 373
    Anna Yoder says:

    One holiday at a time!
    We usually put up the Christmas decorations on thanksgiving weekend
    Blessings to all of you!

  24. 374
    Jayne says:

    One holiday at a time. No Christmas before Thanksgiving. We decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving.

  25. 375
    Judy says:

    A few Christmas things sneak put before thanksgiving. The Norfolk island pine has ornaments. It is like the Christmas ornaments start trying to sneak out. I have a book out with Christmas ideas, but real Christmas burst out the day after Thanksgiving along with a movie. Been watching Hallmark Christmas movies all month so I am in the mood. Also in the mood for one of those pies here in Oklahoma!!

  26. 376
    Mary Soisson says:

    I’m one of nine, and Thanksgiving is usually the only time we all (my parents, nine sibs and their spouses, and 33 grandchildren) get together! So we definitely have to take holidays one at a time!!

  27. 377
    Sheryl says:

    I like to enjoy one holiday at a time. However this year I seem to be thinking more about decorating than I have in many years. Each year is different as I look at the holidays through the season of life I’m in.

  28. 378
    Dawn says:

    One holiday at a time! Like to savor each and every one.

  29. 379
    Ranae Beck says:

    MOSTLY one holiday at a time …… Except for Christmas music. I try, I really try, to wait until November 1 but sometimes I am over taken. This year I made it. I won’t say how many times I haven’t. :-). In all fairness I start planning holiday meals in September.

  30. 380
    Kari Schmitt says:

    I stick with Christmas music and decorations the day AFTER Thanksgiving. But it sure is hard to not swing the other way. And that pie looks might yummy! I hope I win one!

  31. 381
    Doria says:

    We enjoy putting up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. We have this really cool Bethlehem village that has the stable, a carpentry shop, a tent for the wise men, and a few other things. When it is all set up it looks like we have an old town right from the Bible.

    I would love to win a pie 🙂

  32. 382
    DeeDee says:

    I don’t decorate at all. I get depressed because it’s a sad time of year missing loved ones and old traditions and stressed over the whole gift buying. So I’m a Scrooge:(

  33. 383
    Rebecca says:

    One holiday at a time! :))

  34. 384
    Kristie K says:

    No Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. It’s so hard this year with Thanksgiving being late. My 3 year old is incredibly confused by all of the Christmas decor that’s already out. I’m 8 mo pregnant and was really tempted to get Christmas out early this year so it was done, but I just can’t confuse my little man more than he already is. I’ve always loved Thanksgiving because it lacks a little bit of the craziness that comes with Christmas and I’d hate to spoil that.

  35. 385
    Tammy Michaelson says:

    One holiday at a time!

  36. 386
    Amanda says:

    I like to take Thanksgiving in completely and enjoy it totally before moving on to Christmas celebrations! (however, with two little ones, Christmas lists start floating before the turkey is consumed!) Wonder if that pie is as good as my Grandma’s was! 🙂

  37. 387
    Kathy says:

    One holiday at a time is just about all I can handle. I have, however, been working on my Christmas cards in the evenings, but they won’t go out until the Monday after Thanksgiving.

  38. 388
    Susan says:

    I love fall and try to enjoy it to the last minute. Christmas starts going up the weekend after Thanksgiving. I love this time of year, and I LOVE me some pecan pie! Blessings to you!

  39. 389
    Rachel Platts says:

    Not a bit of Christmas until the day after thanksgiving!! We decorate the weekend of thanksgiving on Friday and Saturday. And only Christmas music is played from the day after thanksgiving until January 1stish 🙂 I love Christmas so much but I also love thanksgiving and want to give it its respectable amount of time!!! 🙂

  40. 390
    Nancy Borrett says:

    Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays. I cannot ever find enough time, or words to thank our God for who He is and what He has rescued me from. I refuse to buzz by this day without giving it all that it deserves!

  41. 391
    Cynthia says:

    Cynthia B, Missouri

    I love Thanksgiving and wait until the day after to start thinking of Christmas. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful, quiet holiday of reflection. The pie looks wonderful! Thanks for encouragement all year long. God bless LPM.

  42. 392

    My family never cares about the actual day as much as being able to wrangle us all together at the same time; having said that, we mostly gather the weekend before Thanksgiving. I usually begin to decorate Christmas inside and out right after! And I always say I like to end the old year with Baby Jesus and start the new too. So we leave the lighted nativity in our front window until after New Years Day. 😉

  43. 393
    Pat says:

    One holiday at a time! Sometimes I decorate after Thanksgiving but often it is the first weekend in December.

  44. 394
    Kristina says:

    At our house we put up our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving and celebrate one holiday at a time. I showed my hubby the pie he so loves pecan pie to no end he hopes we win. Thanks and God bless!!

  45. 395
    Alex Harrington says:

    We celebrate Christmas year round! For unto us a Savior is born!

  46. 396
    Sandra says:

    I like having my tree up by Thanksgiving, but it rarely happens!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  47. 397
    Mary H says:

    I have always put up Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, which caused family friction after my sweetheart and I wed. His family tradition was to buy and decorate the tree Christmas Eve. We have established a happy middle ground over the last almost 30 years. The boxes come out the day after Thanksgiving. Everything gets put up in it’s own sweet time. Since we have an artificial tree (allergy issues), I can leave it up as long as I want! Isn’t compromise a wonderful thing?

  48. 398
    Jackie says:

    I’m usually a no-Christmas-music-before-Thanksgiving person but I’ve been listening to Michael Bible’s Christmas CD in my car on my way to work. It just makes me happy!

  49. 399
    Angie Keel says:

    I dunno… Christmas early used to bother me, but as an almost empty nester expecting my first grandchild, I’ve changed! I say bring it on so the birds will return to the nest to celebrate ASAP!

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    Christina Luther says:

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    I think Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that doesn’t get enough credit. I don’t like that stores are flooded with Halloween items while thanksgiving gets a little corner somewhere off to the side. Then the day after Halloween, Christmas stuff comes out and Halloween and Thanksgiving decor goes on the clearance shelf. I say let’s not rush the Holiday. Enjoy it and be thankful!