Spring into Summer with Our Inaugural Blog Post & Giveaway!

Welcome to our inaugural blog post!!  And our first insider GIVEAWAY!

I have been on pins and needles waiting to bring this to you! I have always loved to entertain and cook – it’s important to me that my guests are comfortable, well-fed and have a great time! With this blog, I want to share some of my favorite tips and tricks that I have learned over the years and show you how to make any event something your guests will never forget! Whether it’s food, flowers, cocktails, what to wear, and of course how to decorate your house, I look forward to sharing my ideas with you and I would love to hear what you have to say!

But first a glimpse into the truly “glamorous” life of a designer…

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Let the fun continue!!  Who doesn’t love a GIVEAWAY?  Below is a recipe I just served at a gathering at my home.  Any time I serve this healthy Asian Chicken Salad, I get so many requests for the recipe.  So here it is!  Now for the giveaway!  Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and leave a comment here on this post that you did so.  You’ll be entered in our giveaway for a lovely white serving bowl!  Perfect to serve this pretty salad.  And who doesn’t need more serving dishes?

Asian Chicken Salad
Serves 10-12




(1) Purple cabbage, shredded
(1) Green cabbage, shredded
(1) Cup shredded carrot
(1) Julienne cucumber
(1) Cup julienne snow peas
(1) Cup julienne red bell pepper
Grilled chicken sliced thinly


1 Cup rice wine vinegar
¾ Cup sugar
1 T Sambal Olek (Asian Chili Paste)
¼ Cup fish sauce
½ Cup crunchy peanut butter
2 T curry powder
Juice of half a lime

Bring sugar and vinegar to boil.  Turn off heat.  Whisk in all remaining ingredients except for lime.  After dressing is cool, mix in lime.

Mix all ingredients for salad together.  Toss with appropriate amount of dressing.  Garnish with won ton noodles.  Enjoy!

We’ll announce the winner Monday, June 3rd.  Good luck and thanks for stopping by!  I hope it brings joy to you and your families!!

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  1. Rhinestone Cowgirl

    Hey Julie,

    Happy soon-to-be summer to you! What a fun site, I LOVE giveaways!! 🙂 And your recipe will be perfect for my daughter Natalie’s high school graduation party. Now that I know you’re blogging on some of my favorite topics, I’ll be sure to check back soon. I’m always up for tips and ideas to add style and beauty to life.

    • Julie Walsh

      Thank you! And happy soon-to-be summer to you as well! I’m glad that you like the site and our blog! And it really is a great summer recipe, I served it at my own daughter’s high school graduation party and it was a huge success! Our next post will be next week so check back for some great father’s day ideas!

  2. Marie

    Hi Julie! LOVE your new site!! Your recipes are always so delicious, can’t wait to try it this summer. I “liked” your new facebook page, would love to win that bowl! Can’t wait for your next post.

    • Julie Walsh

      Hi Marie! Im so glad you enjoyed our first post! Enjoy the recipe, thank you for liking our facebook page, and good luck in the drawing! Don’t forget to check back in next week for our next post!

  3. Kristiann

    Wow, Julie! I can’t wait to see more of your posts. I do a lot of entertaining, and I need great ideas for recipes and for decorating. Thanks for starting this! 🙂

    • Julie Walsh

      Thank you! It makes me so happy that you like the blog, please let me know if you have any specific requests for a blog post! I would love to hear what you have to say! And don’t forget to enter to win the bowl by liking our Facebook page and tune in the first week of June for our special Father’s day post!

  4. Paul

    Hey David and Julie! The new website looks great! (And so does our new kitchen!) Love the photos of what your dog thinks you do….my lab thinks the same!!

    • Julie Walsh

      Thank you Im so glad you like the website (and your kitchen)! Stay tuned for our next blog post and dont forget to like our facebook page!

  5. Great website! Very excited for David and you. I’ll try the receipe as we are always looking for sometihng different. You have been liked!

    • Julie Walsh

      Hey Ines! Thank you and Im so glad you enjoyed the website and thank you for liking us on facebook, good luck in the giveaway! We will be posting the winner on our next post with some special father’s day tips on Monday!

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