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Penny in Portland: Radisson RED Portland Hotel Review

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Media Visit Dear Pennies & Pens,  There are some hotels that just have “it” — whatever it is. The Radisson RED in downtown Portland is one of those hotels. It is oh so fancy without being pretentious. But let’s back it up for just a second and let me explain how I came to stay […]

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Loud Biz: How To Plan Events to Promote Your Business

#MP3 Invite (Designed by 8515)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I am Co-Owner of 8515, a multicultural creative agency. We offer branding, marketing, public relations, event planning, and styling. Recently, we decided to focus on event planning since that’s what my business partner Cacha` Lopez and I love to do. We both love planning events because it’s […]

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#MakeUrPenLoud: How To Collaborate with Travel Brands

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

Dear Pennies & Pens, in this post we offer advice on how to collaborate wih travel brands.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: The Realities of Being a Broke Black Girl Part Deuce

Me (Penny) posing for the AFRO series. Photo by @thebenchmarc

Dear Pennies & Pens, I deleted the original post and started over. I lost my train of thought and the ink was just randomly spread throughout the page. It just didn’t make any fuckin sense. So I’m trying again. I hope I get it right this time. To update you on my last post, I’m […]

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Coming Soon To A Page Near You: Penny in Portland

Combo Plate from Homegrown Smoker (Image by LoudPen)

Media Visit Dear Pennies & Pens, For some reason, I have always dreamed of visiting Portland, Oregon. I guess it’s because as a millennial, I grew up playing Oregon Trail and learning about the pioneers’ life out west. Since I’m really into history, the state of Oregon has forever fascinated me. This past May, I […]

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Coming Soon to a Page Near You: Cruizing thru the Mile High

Media Visit Dear Pennies & Pens, In April 2019, my sister from another mother and I did something EPIC. We went to Denver, Colorado. I can’t take credit for it because it was all my sister October’s idea. That’s why we made our collaboration official and I brought her on to Team ISLP as a […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: The Realities of Being a Broke Black Girl

Me (Penny) posing for the AFRO series. Photo by @thebenchmarc

Dear Pennies & Pens, Being broke fuckin sucks dude. And it’s even worse when you’re Black. Triple so if you’re female. You spend all your days working to make more money yet every time you check your bank account — it’s been debited for yet another bill. How’s a Pen supposed to ink the page?! […]

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A Penny for your Thoughts: I am Retiring from Social Media

Dear Pennies & Pens, So this week, I decided to retire from social media. I’ve had a great career but I can no longer put my effort, energy, and focus into it. As y’all know, I work with a variety of different brands to create content about their products and services. My company, ISLP creates […]

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V-Ink: Should I Become A Vegan

Sponsored Post Dear Pennies & Pens, As I mentioned in one of my most recent posts, I became a Vegan about four years ago. In that post, I talk about why I went Vegan and my journey over the past four years. Check out the post here: SkinnyPenny: Why I Became a Vegan If you follow […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: LM5 by Little Mix

LM5 by Little Mix

Dear Pennies & Pens, So you may not know this but I am the biggest fan of Little Mix – a girl group from the UK. I wrote about Little Mix forever ago here (link). Little Mix consists of Leigh Ann, Jade, Perrie, and Jesy. Each of these chicks is bad AF. I have no […]

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