Tag Archives: Blogging

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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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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8 Years of Ink: What I’ve learned after 8 Years of being a Lifestyle Blogger + Entrepreneur

LoudPen reading #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger (Image by Rocio Yepez)

Dear Pennies & Pens, de la Pen…All Pen Everything is officially 8 years old. I launched the site in August of 2010. I’ve never actually celebrated our anniversary because well, I usually forget. This year, I was supposed to do a big anniversary party but that got tossed out the window by Team ISLP as […]

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Pencap: #MP3, An 8515 Event

Milana Davis and Moi (LoudPen) at #MP3 Photo by DeMarcus Mitchell

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past April, my agency, 8515 planned and hosted an anniversary event, #MP3 to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of my book, #MakeUrPenLoud: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger. I can’t believe we were able to make #MP3 happen! We started planning the event in January but kept getting sidetracked with other […]

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Press Pen: Fashion X Dallas 2016

Fashion X Dallas (image from fashionxdallas.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Fashion X Dallas 2016 was absolutely fabulous!!! For those that don’t know, Fashion X Dallas was established in 2014 by Matt Swinney, Founder of Austin Fashion Week. Fashion X Dallas is the premiere “fashion week” in the DFW market and features 3 nights of runway shows each Fall. This year’s event […]

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#MakeUrPenLOUD: One Year Anniversary

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

Dear Pennies & Pens, First off, I cannot believe this day has come. It’s officially been one year since ISLP released my book, #MakeUrPenLOUD: How To Be A Lifestyle Blogger! It seems like just yesterday that my agency, 8515, hosted Flavor’s Night Out. We officially launched of ISLP and JBC at Flavor’s Night Out so […]

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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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8515 Presents: Style Follows Her

Style Follows Her (Image from stylefollowsher.com)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So as you all hopefully know, I attended the Pin Show at The Bomb Factory here in Dallas back in February. If you missed the post, check it out here: Press Pen: The Pin Show. While there, I started chatting it up with Shantaquilette Develle who is also a Lifestyle Blogger. […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: Pennies & Pens

Pennies & Pens (Created by The InkSpot)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So in one of my most recent posts, Now Let Me Ink That Page: The Next Chapter, I told you that we’d write the next chapter together. But in order to do that, I need to learn more about you, Pennies & Pens. In essence, this week, I created a survey […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: The Next Chapter

ISLP Logo (Designed by Cacha` Lopez)

Dear Pennies & Pens, The last few weeks have been pretty blah for me personally. I’ve been feeling kind of drained. To top it off, I don’t know what my next step is. I want to write the next chapter but I can’t seem to find any ink for my pen. Oddly enough, I know […]

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