Albuquerque


Creamy Green Chile Chicken Soup

Creamy Green Chile Chicken Soup from partiesandpottytraining.com; photography by Jasmine Nicole Photography

Perfect for fall and full of warm creamy deliciousness is this little gem my husband and I came up with last year. Green Chile Stew is not hard to come by in New Mexico, but finding a creamy soup with green chile for those brisk fall and winter nights is a little more difficult.  I can think of only a handful of restaurants in town that serve a creamy version of soup and honestly, I just don’t want to pack up three kids and pay money for what we can make at home. Once again these pictures are from the […]

Albuquerque, NM Graduation Dinner Party: Black, White and Gold

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A modern black, white and gold dinner party we had this summer for a graduation party here in Albuquerque. I love hosting dinner parties, so when my husband suggested throwing a dinner party for some recent graduates of a training program at our church, I jumped at the chance. There is nothing like throwing a sit down dinner on a summer evening being surrounded by friends eating good food. My friend Latisha, of Latisha Lyn Photography, had mentioned to me awhile back about wanting to do a styled shoot using black, white and gold. I decided this would be the […]

Tuesday Recipe Freezer Lasagna

Freezer Lasagna

Today I have for you a homemade lasagna that is a great freezer meal. I first got this recipe back in July of 2008. A friend of ours (hi Sandra!) made it for us and it was di-vine. I mean really. What’s not to love about diced tomatoes perfectly seasoned squished between soft noodles and copious amounts of cheese? The great thing about this recipe is it is SO easy to double. Not only that, it freezes beautifully! So if you need to take someone a meal or just don’t want to cook, this is a great meal to have […]

St Patrick’s Day Engagement Styled Shoot

Photography By Jasmine Nicole Photography/ Table Styled and Coordinated by Shannon Qualls/ Flowers by Amy Balsers at Amy Does Flowers

Since things are finally slowing down a bit here I can get caught up on posting some seriously fun events. Back in February my girlie friend Jasmine, from Jasmine Nicole Photography, approached me about wanting to do a styled shoot for St. Patrick’s Day. Of course I said yes but it was one of those things that, if it was going to happen, it would have to be fast! So we met to talk about what she was thinking, started a Pinterest board and began contacting vendors and models. All in all, I think concept to execution was something like […]

A Birth, Birthdays, Weddings, Move, House and Graduations

Salad

A lot has happened since my last post. A LOT. As you know, we sold our house last summer. God told us to so we did. We ended up renting for about 10 months from my mom to save a down payment (with help from my mom-thanks mom!) and find a house in the area we wanted to be in. Well, we found a great little ranch style house in THE neighborhood we wanted  back in February and closed in March. We ended up doing some cosmetic work before moving in so we didn’t move in until April. By that […]

A little bit of news

QUALLS 2012-08-31

I wrote this back in August and it’s already October! I can’t believe it! I’ve decided to post it anyway because it will be good to catch you guys up. I realized earlier this morning I really miss blogging so I’m going to try and get back in the habit.  Anyway, Hopefully I can catch up on the list of blog posts I have soon! I love fall and have a ton of great family pictures to share soon! Anyway, enjoy the post you were supposed to read in August! 🙂 PS In case you didn’t hear, we are expecting […]