Greetings from Hawai’i !!!

Aloha Everyone! Sorry it has been so long since our last post but as mentioned earlier, we have been having a whirlwind of a summer!! First leaving beautiful Cary, North Carolina and our wonderful new friends, we began our travels at the end of June taking us to Michigan, Illinois, Florida, The Bahamas, Texas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Arizona, California then finally back home to the Big Island, Hawai’i. Phew, I am tired just reliving it all. It was such a blessing being able to catch up with family that we haven’t seen in years. And being able to see those that we do see often is always a blast. Every moment we got to spend with each other was a pleasant reminder of how precious every day is and we will treasure every moment. While July and August was the longest and best vacation we’ve ever had, we lost our beloved GG. Mary Grace will be truly missed and I am so appreciative of being able to visit with her and the rest of the Loftus Family during our visit to Chicago. This summer we got to connect with a lot of our family during our Harris Reunion cruise and look forward to the next reunion in two years. Puerto Rico, here we come!!! And for the family we weren’t able to see, we look forward to you coming out to Hawaii!!!

The Loft & Learn site will be very sporadic again until October where we will be relaunching the site among other exciting news of re-branding! Yes we are re-branding the coffee company,Farm and  “Kids Loft” on Youtube . We will definitely keep you posted on our journey of restoring the farm and renovating our home!! Thank you for taking this wild ride with us, until next time,

Many Blessings,

Malaika Amani








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