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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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Pensgiving, an 8515 Event

Pensgiving (Tablescape and Photo by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past November, 8515 hosted our signature annual event, Pensgiving. For 2018, we wanted the event to be classy & chic. So we decided to upgrade the décor, hire a floral designer, work with sponsors, and create a classic menu. That said, the first thing I did was I purchase high […]

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SkinnyPenny: Why I became a Vegan

VeganBurg from Cruising thru Cali (Photo by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So here’s the thing, I’ve been slacking on my blogging over the past few years. Social media has become the place where I announce all my latest news but don’t worry that is about to change. From here on, I will be focusing more on making my big announcements here on […]

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Pencap: Dallas Girl Gang Spring Brunch

Dallas Girl Gang Spring Brunch. Photo by Alexa Vossler

Dear Pennies & Pens, OMG, I just came up with the dopest name for de la Pen’s event recaps aka Pencaps! Isn’t that lit?! So anywho, whenever you see “Pencap” at the beginning of the post that the post will be a recap of an event that I’ve attended or hosted. Moving right along, this […]

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le magazine noir: Samara Houston of Crush Sweets

Crush Sweets (Image courtesy of Samara Houston)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As I mentioned in the post: de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents le magazine noir, I met Samara Houston while at the No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party here in Dallas. While at the event, I sampled some of Samara’s delicious treats. (Yes, I cheated on Veganism, don’t judge me, lol!) […]

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de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents le magazine noir

Dear Pennies & Pens, le magazine noir aka “The Black Magazine” is the name of the Black History Month issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. When brainstorming names for our Black History Month issue, we wanted something that was unique, classy, and chic. We started searching the internet for inspiration and racking our brains […]

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Pen.Point: Colcord Hotel OKC

Colcord Hotel (Image from

This post was created in collaboration with Colcord Hotel Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I just returned to Dallas from Kansas City. I went to Kansas City to produce the KC and All That Jazz issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. Since Dallas is 8 hours from Kansas City, I stopped […]

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KC and All That Jazz: Hotel Sorella

Hotel Sorella Lobby (Image from

My fellow Pennies & Pens, If I was limited to only three words for Hotel Sorella, I simply could not do it! However, if I was keeping a short list of everything I loved about this hotel, I would start by mentioning the stylish and posh lobby. Hotel Sorella keeps it crisp and clean with […]

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KC Eats: Food & Flights at Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper's Hawk (Images by Chris Francois and LoudPen)

My fellow Pennies & Pens, Every time I visit Kansas City, I experience something new. From the start of KC and All That Jazz, I knew this time would be no different. Pen and I both hold good eats near and dear to our hearts and we were humbled to have the privilege to dine […]

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LoudLife: Circle Seve Five Blogger Babes Brunch

Circle Seven Five Blogger Babes Brunch at HG Sply Co

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I am a member of Circle Seven Five. CSF is a social club for young, professional women in Dallas. Each month, CSF hosts a variety of events that focus on networking, professional development, and “girls night out” type events. I adore CSF which is why I […]

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