Book Club’s Next Selection!

Please check out my latest post on our book club’s next selection – we’re looking for new members! If you love to read, join us and tweet or write your comments on the blog a day before our meeting!



Welcome Summer

Some weekends we entertain every night – exhausting, but so fun – here is a link to a post I wrote on what we served and how we’re embracing the most summer has to offer! Read Welcome Summer on!

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My first giveaway!

My mom and I at the Steven and Chris show!

Hello friends! If you haven’t already checked out my new location for The Family Standard Blog please do so!

The set!

I’m excited to announce that I have my first small giveaway for readers. The best part is that you can earn up to 5 entries for more chances to win and here’s how:


Make a comment in the comment section of that post about the blog. Do not make the comments on this blog as they will not count as entries.

  • For an extra entry, visit me on Facebook and like The Family Standard and then come back and leave another comment telling me that you did so. This counts as 1 extra entry.
  • For another extra entry, share this post on Twitter and include @familystandard and then come back and leave another comment telling me that you did so.
  • You can earn two extra entries by subscribing to the blog via the Follow button on the lower right hand side of your screen… again, you have to leave a comment saying you did so.



  • One entry per person, plus additional qualified mentioned bonus entries.
  • Winners will be announced Thursday January 24, 2013, the air date of the Steven and Chris episode I attended! 


Steven and Chris used to drink their coffees on the show out of these beautiful mugs from Anthropologie. The grand prize winner will receive a mug with the letter of their choice. The loot from the Steven and Chris show game and the thank you for attending (JOICO Power SprayPower Whip and Power Gel).

Good luck and thanks for reading!!!