5 Things Laura Loves

5 Things Laura Loves

{Turkey chili with cornbread}

After the events of this week, it definitely makes me appreciate everything in my life.  I have a new sense of gratitude for the small things like having power in my apartment and knowing that all my friends and family are safe.  I’ve witnessed so much kindness this week from complete strangers.  It begs the question, why does it take a tragedy to bring us all together?  I’m an emotional eater and I was craving warm comforting foods all week as evidenced by the photos below.  Halloween was this week and it didn’t seem to matter to people that their plans were canceled.  With all that’s been going on the focus was more on helping each other.  I’m going to take this weekend to find out how I can help others and make sure that everyone in my life knows just how important they are to me and how much I love them.  In the mean time, these are 5 things that have brought me some kind of joy amidst the chaos.  Everyone hang in there!  xo

{Zodiac bag from Anthropologie}

 {Soup dumplings from Joe’s Shanghai}

 {Inspirational card}

 {Chocolate cupcakes for Halloween}