My Story

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Hello! I’m Rhonda, the owner and creator of The Cozy Loft. This site is not only about my handmade cottage creations but I also share things about my home, friends, family and life in general. My little cottage shop has been such a blessing to my life since I dreamed it up back in 2008. We have been through a lot together! Everything you find in my shop is handmade with love and care by me and I hope the love shines through brightly.

When I was a little girl, I had Grandparents who owned a gift shop, a mother who owned a bakery and an aunt and uncle who owned a wood crafting business. Because Mama was always creatively trying new things, she took me to a local painting class when I was very young. Grandmother, Mama & I went to every class. During this time, one of the instructors told me that I had talent with painting (thank you Mrs. Barbara Pusser!). It was there that the seed took root and there was no turning back!

Through the years, I’ve experimented with different products that I dearly love. One dear to my heart is Christmas ornaments. I fell in love painting them and my creations have even been featured in Liz Claiborne/Macy’s promotions as well as some professional sports teams and major corporations. There have been so many amazing opportunities!

Ornaments aren’t my only passion. Some of my work is exhibited in various locations throughout West Tennessee. I have been fortunate enough to win some art contests, too.

In my family, I have always been the planner, the list maker, the reliable one, the one who is there when she says she’s going to be. I’ve always very driven and determined when it comes to anything, though I am learning trying to learn to relax more often (finally). With writing and sharing things with you here on this blog, I can reflect more and share the process of not only creating, but also what’s going on in my life.

Passion, faith and love are 100% what has led me to where I am today. I’ve been blessed with WONDERFUL support and encouragement in various places in the wonderful USA and beyond with friends and family.

Thank you for visiting The Cozy Loft! Warm blessings from me to you. 💕