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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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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Caution by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Dear Pennies & Pens, So at this point, Mariah needs no introduction. Like if you dunno who Mariah is. Exit stage left. Mariah is an ICON little baby. There’s no denying her talent and influence on pop music. And last year, Mariah reminded us of why she’s one of the best to ever stand in […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Singular Act I by Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter

Dear Pennies & Pens, So when we weren’t looking, Disney created another soon to be pop icon aka Sabrina Carpenter. I first learned of Sabrina from Girl Meets World, the modern reboot of Boy Meets World. Sabrina plays the main character’s BFF. She’s a great actress and she’s sang on the show but I never […]

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Pen’s Flicks: My Christmas Inn + A Gingerbread Romance

A Gingerbread Romance

Dear Pennies & Pens, So somehow, some way, Hallmark heard our cry for diversity. And so, in 2018, they released several films starring people of color. My Christmas Inn was one of those movies. Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, My Christmas Inn tells the story of Jen Taylor, a busy corporate creative up who is up for […]

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Pen’s Flicks: The Holiday Calendar

The Holiday Calendar

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few weeks ago, while on FaceTime with Renee Francois — ISLP’s Associate Editor and Producer, she told me about one of Netflix’s newest films, The Holiday Calendar. The Holiday Calendar stars Kat Graham and Quincy Brown. Renee was gushing over how cute and sweet the movie is. I was surprised […]

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Pen’s Flicks: What Men Want, an 8515 Event

Pen's Flicks: What Men Want

Dear Pennies & Pens, For the first event of 2019, 8515 hosted one of our movie meetups, Pen’s Flicks: What Men Want. Pen’s Flicks is a collection of movie meetups, film screenings, and panel discussions curated by 8515. Inspired by the film section of de la Pen, Pen’s Flicks is about creating a unique experience […]

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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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Pen’s Flicks: Nobody’s Fool

Dear Pennies & Pens, So last November, 8515 hosted one of our movie meetups, Pen’s Flicks: Nobody’s Fool. Pen’s Flicks is a collection of movie meetups, film screenings, and panel discussions curated by 8515. Inspired by the film section of de la Pen, Pen’s Flicks is about creating a unique experience for film lovers. Pen’s […]

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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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