How To Make Back To School Prep Fun & Easy


This post is sponsored by Amazon and the Amazon Fire 8 HD Kid’s Edition Tablet.

Lucky Penny preps for Back to School with the Amazon Fire 8 HD Kids Edition Tablet |

We’ve had a really fun summer getting out and exploring our city. We left no playground, splash pad, or ice cream shop unturned and I think we could all say it was a summer for the books. However, once August rolled around, I knew it was time to start getting Edith in the back to school mindset (but wasn’t this just yesterday!?). Here’s a few ways I started prepping her for the transition to Kindergarten.

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New York

The Best Workouts In NYC


The Best Workouts in NYC according to Ana Fritsch of Lucky Penny Blog |

I’ve found that sweating first thing in the morning is my favorite way to start the day. I feel like I’m taking care of my mind and body, I have significantly more energy throughout the day, and it really helps curb my anxiety and improve my mood. So to piggyback on my tips for practicing self-care post, today I thought I would share with you my favorite workouts here in the city.

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Hey Guys! Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing my second ever YouTube video with you guys! I wanted to start the channel as a way to connect on a deeper level with all of you so I figured a good old fashioned Q+A was the perfect start to that. I tried to answer everyone’s questions that they left me on this Instagram post. But, if I didn’t answer yours or you have a new one, leave a comment on my Youtube video and I’ll be sure to comment back!

Be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss any future videos! There’s more coming soon!


Friday Five


nyc by water

It’s been a long week! The girls’ summer camp has been cancelled the last two weeks so it’s been mommy summer camp while I’ve been sick. It’s not easy running around the playground when you’ve got a fever but luckily they play really well together and made some new friends. Edith even started a scooter gang called “The Buttercups”. She recruited like 8 kids and they even made up a song to perform to all the grown ups. It was the highlight of my week (and made me fearful for teenage years at the same time!).  Here’s the five things on my mind this week!

  1. We just got back from a party at Egg Shop this morning with Seedling. Their toys are so cute and imaginative. My girls love the sushi set and the design your own butterfly wings!
  2. My friend ShiShi shared this commercial on her Instagram and I’m so grateful she did. I don’t have TV so I don’t keep up with commercials of the moment but this one moved me to tears and is a great reminder to those of us with privilege that it’s never to young to talk about race with your kids.
  3. Since I’ve been sick, I’ve been going through tv shows like it’s my job. So here are my five approved shows – Master of None, Insecure, Ozark, Friends from College, and Game of Thrones (obviously).
  4. Just bought this skirt and I know I’m going to wear it all the rest of summer and through fall.
  5. My husband and I went on date night the other day to Camperdown Elm. It’s a new restaurant in our neighborhood and it was delicious. One of my dear friends from High School opened it and I couldn’t be happier for him. GO check it out and don’t skip on the fried muffins and squid cracker with mackerel paté. It was AMAZING.

Have a great weekend!

Photo by Julia Elizabeth

Design & Style

Why I Blog


Why I Blog | Where I started and How I Got To Where I Am Today | Lucky Penny Blog

There’s so many different titles being thrown around theses days in the world of social media marketing – Influencer, Content Creator, Tastemaker, the list goes on. I think I most identify with the term, “Blogger”. You see, as long as I can remember, I’ve been sharing bits and pieces of my life on the internet. If there was a platform for it, I was trying it (and I’ve got the old URL’s to prove it). So today I wanted to share with you guys why I blog.

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