Ivy Hills Country Club (Image courtesy of Ivy Hills Country Club)

Press Pen: Ivy Hills Country Club

This post was created in collaboration with Ivy Hills Country Club Dear Pennies & Pens, If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me talking about working with my sister to plan our mother’s retirement party. I am proud to announce that after 36 years of teaching in St. Louis and Cincinnati, my […]

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LOUD.Style: Nubian Skin

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few months ago, I discovered a new brand called Nubian Skin. Nubian Skin caught my eye because they make lingerie and hosiery for women of color. I thought this was such an interesting and innovative concept because as a Black woman, I have always stayed away from “nude” lingerie. It’s […]

LoudPen in Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD (Photo credit: Megan Weaver; Styling by LoudPen)

Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD…Black & White

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I published a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger just a couple months ago. To promote the book, I shot a campaign called Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD. For the shoot, I pulled clothing from Macy’s and accessories from Durrah Jewellery. The photos were shot by the fabulous […]

LoudPen in Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD (Photo credit: Megan Weaver; Styling by LoudPen)

Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD…Coral Love

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I published a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger just a couple months ago. To promote the book, I shot a campaign called Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD. For the shoot, I pulled clothing from Macy’s and accessories from Durrah Jewellery. The photos were shot by the amazing […]

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Press Pen: Ivy Hills Country Club

Ivy Hills Country Club (Image courtesy of Ivy Hills Country Club)

This post was created in collaboration with Ivy Hills Country Club Dear Pennies & Pens, If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me talking about working with my sister to plan our mother’s retirement party. I am proud to announce that after 36 years of teaching in St. Louis and Cincinnati, my […]

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LOUD.Style: Nubian Skin

Nubian Skin (Image courtesy of Nubian Skin)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few months ago, I discovered a new brand called Nubian Skin. Nubian Skin caught my eye because they make lingerie and hosiery for women of color. I thought this was such an interesting and innovative concept because as a Black woman, I have always stayed away from “nude” lingerie. It’s […]

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Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD…Black & White

LoudPen in Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD (Photo credit: Megan Weaver; Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I published a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger just a couple months ago. To promote the book, I shot a campaign called Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD. For the shoot, I pulled clothing from Macy’s and accessories from Durrah Jewellery. The photos were shot by the fabulous […]

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Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD…Coral Love

LoudPen in Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD (Photo credit: Megan Weaver; Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I published a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger just a couple months ago. To promote the book, I shot a campaign called Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD. For the shoot, I pulled clothing from Macy’s and accessories from Durrah Jewellery. The photos were shot by the amazing […]

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Summer in the South Presents: The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum

Birmingham Civil Rights Museum (Image from bcri.org)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s funny that we launched Summer in the South in Birmingham because Birmingham was once the most segregated city in the U.S. Summer in the South is about chronicling our travels & adventures in the southern region of the U.S. Overall, we’re looking to discover the best hotels, restaurants, museums, art galleries, […]

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Summer in the South Presents: The Best Eats In Birmingham

Dixie Fish Co.

Dear Pennies & Pens, While soaking up everything the south has to offer during Summer in South’s first stop in Birmingham, AL,  LoudPen & I enjoyed many incredible dining experiences. Not only did we encounter  budget friendly prices at these location but the food was delicioso! That said, today, I present to you Summer in […]

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Summer in the South Presents: Good People Brewing Company

Beer from Good People Brewing Company (Photo courtesy of Good People)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Renee Jones here letting you know that Summer in the South is off to a rolling start. Since Summer in the South was created to spotlight the culture and lifestyle of the south, LoudPen and I kicked off this series with a visit to Good People Brewing Company. Founded by Michael […]

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Summer in the South: Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency Birmingham -- The Wynfrey Hotel (Image courtesy of Hyatt)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you know, I just launched Summer in the South with my Editorial Assistant, Renee Jones.  Summer in the South is a blog series that chronicles our travels and adventures in the Southern region of the U.S. Summer in the South is about showcasing the best cities, hotels, art, food, music, […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Mike Will Made It

Ransom by Mike Will Made It (Image found on Google)

Dear Pennies & Pens, For the past few months, I have been obsessed with Mike Will Made It’s Ransom mixtape. It is both ratchet and on fleek. Ransom features Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Juicy J, and many more. As far as tracks, I bang with Stop, Start, Drinks On Us, and Paradise. These […]

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LOUD.Ride: Ford Fusion

2015 Ford Fusion (Image from Ford.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few months ago, I wrote about the Fiat 500L after renting the car to drive to Dallas. I was so inspired by how cool the car was that I decided to feature it. Since I knew one post would never be enough, I decided to launch LOUD.Ride and feature cars. Cars […]

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