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Pen.Point: Colcord Hotel OKC

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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

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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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Press Pen: Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival

Alchemy Pops at Ft Worth Food + Wine Festival (Image by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl, LoudPen, here to tell you all about my visit to the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. First off, let me just say that the event was fabulous! I had such an amazing time and met some really cool people. And of course, I sampled the tasty eats […]

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Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler Radisson Ft. Worth South Review

Radisson Ft. Worth South Hotel Room (Image by LoudPen)

Sponsored post Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I stayed at the Radisson Ft. Worth South while in town for the Ft. Worth Food + Wine Festival this past weekend. Upon arriving, I checked in with no problems and even had the pleasure of meeting the hotel’s general manager. We had already spoken […]

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Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler at The Culinary Carnival

Culinary Carnival at Eleven:Eleven (Photo Credit: Quy Tran)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I recently kicked off Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler series. Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler is a travel series that features unique travel and hospitality brands. The purpose of Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler is to showcase travel and hospitality brands that can enhance the lives of “Pennies & Pens” aka readers of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. […]

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#Skintyfatgirl: The Best Eats in Dallas

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Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, I was in one of my favorite cities ever…. Dallas, TX! (But, shhh…don’t tell my Houston peeps as there is a serious rivalry between the two cities). I stayed with one of my best friends and we spent the weekend hanging out, shopping, and eating. I had an […]

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Skintyfatgirl: How to Make Chicken Chimichangas

Dear Pennies & Pens, If you’ve been following me on Twitter @LoudPen or Instagram @LoudPen you know that I love to use the hashtag #skintyfatgirl. I started using it one day while talking about food because I am a self-prescribed Skinty Fat Girl meaning I love food but I can’t seem to gain any weight. I also love to […]

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