Giveaway Time!

I can’t believe it’s already November – I promised you a giveaway this month and I’m doing just that! This month will be my largest value giveaway to date! It’s for 8 of my hand painted fan art ornaments – Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs!


To enter to win, please go to my YouTube channel at – subscribe to the channel and leave a comment and like on any video between now and Friday night at 8:00 pm CST.

The direct link to the video with more information about these is at:

This – and all my giveaways – are to truly thank you for being around…for your interest, for your kind words and for you taking the time out of your own life to be a part of mine. Lots of love to all of you ❤

Here are the official rules:

No purchase is necessary and a purchase does not enhance your chance of winning. This giveaway is being hosted by Rhonda James, Artist of The Cozy Loft. Winning artwork does not transfer rights. Contest void where prohibited. 

Contest begins November 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm CST and ends on November 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm CST. After all entries are compiled on a spreadsheet and assigned a number, the random number generator will be used to determine a winner. Winner will be announced on November 9, 2018 at approximately 8:10 pm CST. 

To be eligible, you must be a subscriber of  my YouTube channel: then also leave a comment and like any video during the contest times and dates as mentioned above. One entry per person per video. This contest is open worldwide to all ages 3 and up. It is your responsibility to determine if glass ornaments from Tennessee, USA are permitted in your location. If the winner is disqualified, another winner will be selected. 

November’s prize to be given away: 8 glass fan art ornaments, hand painted. One of Snow White, one of Doc, one of Grumpy, one of Happy, one of Sleepy, one of Dopey, one of Bashful and one of Sneezy for a total of 8 ornaments. 

By your entry in this contest, you are giving your consent to The Cozy Loft to use your name/user name in the same manner of which you entered the contest as well as the general country and/or state in which you reside. Otherwise, all information is kept in confidence.

Odds of winning depend upon number of entries. One winner will be chosen for the November giveaway. Once the winner is determined, it will be announced on and you have 24 hours to contact The Cozy Loft with your name and complete address (including country). 

Good luck and thank you for entering! Please be sure to check back often. There will be at least one more giveaway between now and the end of the year. 

Warm wishes from The Cozy Loft! 



Let Go, Let God (Explained)

So many times, I jump feet first into things. I barrel straight through and take the entire experience upon my shoulders with thoughts of making it bend to my will…whatever it is that I’m doing. I’m not in control, though.

I’m. Not. In. Control.

I like to be in control, to know what’s coming and, in my over-analytical way,  have a Plan A, a Plan B and beyond. All contingencies that I can think of have been considered. If this is not how your personality is, just be thankful…very thankful.

I’ve heard and even said to myself and others “Let go and let God” and while I understand this in theory, I’ve over-complicated it to the point that it doesn’t make sense to me in that I haven’t had the ability to do it.

Then, yesterday I came across something on Pinterest. It gave me some much needed clarity:


Now, I feel I should disclose that I pray daily in my prayer journal in which I write in each night. Many a night, I pray for clarity. Something happened within me when I read the above Pinterest post that I feel compelled to try to explain. I have prayed for answers regarding my livelihood for the majority of my adult years. Knowing I’m not a typical 9-5 job type of person, I have struggled both financially and professionally in trying to find my place. It seems when I come upon something that seems to finally be “it”, it peaks and then I am left with starting over or trying a different avenue.

When I read that post, though, I realized I had prayed about it but hadn’t really talked about it. I’d always prayed and then tried to think and research and attempt to find something else to try. Instead, I should talk to God and leave it. Then, go about my daily work, and let everything come as it’s supposed to come. No more worrying. No more waiting impatiently. No more giving it to God and then taking it back.

This gave me such a peace. Maybe I just wasn’t ready to understand this before. If you’d told me, I hate to say that it probably wouldn’t have sunk into my hardheadedness but finally, I totally get it. And I’m grateful.





Giveaway Winner + Fun Week


The giveaway for the 3 hand painted ornaments I mentioned wrapped up last night with the winner being Regina Pruett. Congratulations Regina!

This week was fair week here in town and I have to say, I really painted the town so to speak with it this year. I went a total of 3 nights and stayed almost until it closed down last night. With so much fair food, I’m quite sure I won’t come down from this sugar high for a week or so. And, yes, there is an unopened bag of cotton candy on my kitchen counter but I’m sharing that with my family…I promise.


For several years, I didn’t go to the fair at all. I lived in another town and didn’t come back here for it even though it really wasn’t that far away. When I moved back here to my hometown and started going again, I’d forgotten how much fun it was! Since I’ve been back, I’ve not ridden anything but if someone were willing to ride with me, I would just have to do it. Let’s just say there wouldn’t be a need of any arm twisting.

A couple nights, I went with two of my cousins and we had SO much fun. We laughed until we almost cried so many times. It’s always refreshing to be around happy, positive people. Something tells me there will be more fun adventures in our future…and I can hardly wait.


Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Much love!

xoxo, Rhonda