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The Page is Here: Chillin in Chi-Town

Chillin in Chi-Town: a digital travel guide created by ISLP

Dear Pennies & Pens, So a day that I thought would never come is finally here!!! I am pleased to announce that The Page is Here: Chillin in Chi-Town, a digital travel guide. Chillin in Chi-Town offers insight on what to see, what to do and what to eat while in Chicago by featuring Vegan restaurants, […]

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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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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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