Happy New Year | 2017

2017 is upon us and it is time to dust off the laptop and get creative. At the end of November I decided to take time off from the blog in order to regroup and think of how I wanted to present Loft & learn creatively. In between that time and now we have traveled, visited family, and had my world shaken to its core when my beloved 14 year old niece was taken from us due to senseless gun violence. This act sent my family and I  into a tailspin of sadness and disbelief that forced us to reevaluate priorities and relay deeply on our faith and core values to stay afloat and grow stronger.

While attending Destiny’s funeral in Georgia, I had no inclination to post a blog about anything let alone everything. I was already at a crossroads of what to say and what I felt compelled to share. Now after entering the process of grief. Understanding , self-introspection and healing I am moved to just share as always , posts that are of interest or of meaning to us at this time.

Pairing down the loft and learn topics to Human Interest, The Loftus Kitchen, It’s Educational and Building a Life, overly simplify the groupings of where are interests lie at this time. I may not post as often but when I do I want each post to be useful, meaningful, written with love, concern and encouragement. I am reminded in every moment by my beautiful Niece’s Destiny’s passing that Life and how we choose to live it is not promised. Our greatest gift we can give ourselves and others is to be truly present. Treasure our blessings, seize the day and live as our inner child would desire. Live better, Laugh more and Love harder. These are my goals for 2017. I hope you will join me in this journey…

Many blessings,




R.I.H. Destiny