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Penny in Portland: Radisson RED Portland Hotel Review

Radisson RED (Image by LoudPen)

Media Visit Dear Pennies & Pens,  There are some hotels that just have “it” — whatever it is. The Radisson RED in downtown Portland is one of those hotels. It is oh so fancy without being pretentious. But let’s back it up for just a second and let me explain how I came to stay […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: The Realities of Being a Broke Black Girl Part Deuce

Me (Penny) posing for the AFRO series. Photo by @thebenchmarc

Dear Pennies & Pens, I deleted the original post and started over. I lost my train of thought and the ink was just randomly spread throughout the page. It just didn’t make any fuckin sense. So I’m trying again. I hope I get it right this time. To update you on my last post, I’m […]

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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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A Penny for Your Thoughts: The Realities of Being a Broke Black Girl

Me (Penny) posing for the AFRO series. Photo by @thebenchmarc

Dear Pennies & Pens, Being broke fuckin sucks dude. And it’s even worse when you’re Black. Triple so if you’re female. You spend all your days working to make more money yet every time you check your bank account — it’s been debited for yet another bill. How’s a Pen supposed to ink the page?! […]

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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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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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AfroPen: My Natural Hair Journey

LoudPen (Photo by Alexa Vossler)

Dear Pennies & Pens, In today’s post, I’d like to walk you through my natural hair journey. Over the years, I’ve talked about my natural hair with family and friends as well as mentioning it every now and again online but today, I wanted to tell you about why and how I went natural. Through […]

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