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Pen’s Flicks: Melissa’s Favorite Christmas Movies

Jingle All The Way

Dear Pennies & Pens, I love Christmas, especially Christmas movies! Like most Christmas movies, you can usually find me singing the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” around the holidays. Christmas is truly a special time of year, you get to see family and friends, eat delicious food, and best of all […]

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Pen’s Flicks: Melissa’s Favorite Christmas TV Episodes

Will's Christmas Show

Dear Pennies & Pens, One of my favorite Christmas  t.v. episodes is from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air titled “Will’s Christmas Show” from season 2; episode 13. I love this episode because it’s about how everything can go wrong when a family gets together for Christmas. I can relate to this because my family […]

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Pen’s Flicks: The Best Holiday Films of the 2010s (So Far)

Sponsored Post Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to be working with a guest contributor who submitted this article for the 7 Years of Ink issue. Y’all know holiday movies are my jam so I love this roundup of contemporary holiday films. Let me know what you think of the list in the […]

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Pen’s Flicks: It’s Dope Not Whack TV

Dear Pennies & Pens, I’ve been told that I like whack tv. But I’m here to tell you that it’s dope not whack tv. It’s dope because it’s high quality entertainment that teaches you something. Sometimes, it’s a little cheesy but that’s just so you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. That said, I’m going […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: What is a Lifestyle Blogger?

#MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger (Photo Credit: Megan Weaver; Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Hopefully you all know that I published a book called #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger, a few months ago. #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger is the first book dedicated to teaching people how to be lifestyle bloggers. #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger features advice on […]

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Pen.Style: #MakeUrPenLOUD

#MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger Inked by LoudPen (Photo credit: Megan Weaver)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to officially announce the release of #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger. I am SO excited right now! I honestly cannot believe this moment has come. I started writing the book in September and it is finally complete and available for […]

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Press Pen: Idris Elba Releases Short Film For Pepsi’s Beats of the Beautiful Game

Idris Elba Directing Short Film for Pepsi's Beats of the Beautiful Game (Photo courtesy of Ketchum Sports & Entertainment)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Ever since I saw American Gangster and Daddy’s Little Girls with Idris Elba, I have believed in his talent as an actor. However, Idris has recently taken on a new role of writer and director as evidenced in the newly released short film, “Unstoppable” for Pepsi’s Beats of the Beautiful Game. […]

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Pen’s Flicks: 5 Classic Romantic Comedies

Love Jones Film Cover (Image from Google)

Dear Pennies & Pens, To say that I am a fan of romantic comedies is an understatement. I am OBSESSED with romantic comedies. Most of the time, it’s all I watch. So today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite romantic comedies. These movies are classic not just because they were made some […]

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Pen’s Flicks: 5 Fresh New Films

Not Another Happy Ending (Image from Google)

Dear Pennies & Pens, For as long as I can remember, I have always loved movies. It’s always been a big tradition in my family to go to the movies and watch movies together as a family. I’m the type of person who can quote every line of their favorite movie. But lately, it seems […]

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Press Pen: Dallas International Film Festival

Dallas International Film Festival (Image from Dallas International Film Festival Website)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Fabulous news, The Dallas International Film Festival kicks off this week! If you’re in the area, this is an event, you don’t want to miss. The 8th annual Dallas International Film Festival is being presented by AutoNation and is a production of the Dallas Film Society. As it states on the website, […]

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