Meet The Team

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Hi, I’m Holly and I couldn’t be more excited to introduce our amazing team to you! We have some incredibly talented and dedicated team members who help keep this blog running each and every day! Between social media, promotions, amazing creative talent, recipe creation and photography these women both inspire and amaze me every day!

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Meet Our Blog Team



Kristen is our Social Media & Blog Manager and an integral part of Spend With Pennies! She spends countless hours looking after the day to day operations of the blog, making sure everything’s running smoothly and overseeing our social media scheduling.



Candace learned a love of food and cooking from her mom and grandma. Having worked as a successful CFO for a thriving marketing company, Candace now helps manage the business aspects of Spend With Pennies.

With a huge passion for food, Candace loves to bake and cook. Dinner parties are a regular event in her household! Candace loves trying new recipes and flipping through cookbooks and webpages to find new ideas to mix in with her favorites. With a young daugther and baby son, variety is always on the table!



Donnalea has been friends with Holly for years and is now the Production Assistant and Editor at Spend With Pennies. In addition to helping with video and food production, Donnalea loves to cook and entertain friends and family. She spends any extra hours at her lake property with her husband, son and two daughters. She loves to try new recipes and to modify them for her 3 fussy eaters! In her house, “food makes the mood” so finding interesting and fun recipes is a necessity!



In addition to writing and editing on Spend With Pennies, Bailey enjoys travel, filmmaking, and cooking new recipes for his friends and family.

Meet Our Creative Team


Meet Sam from Sugar Spun Run

Sam is the creator behind the dessert blog “Sugar Spun Run”, a website she began as an excuse to appease her insatiable sweet tooth. Here she shares original, from-scratch desserts, usually of the chocolate variety. If she’s not in her kitchen (more likely than not coated in a fine dusting of powdered sugar), you’ll probably find her hanging out with her husband and their two dogs, Penny and (Princess) Leia.


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Nagi from Recipe Tin Eats

Nagi is the voice, cook and photographer behind RecipeTin Eats, [Australia’s top food blog]. She believes that anyone can make amazing food with everyday ingredients, even if you’re short on time and cost conscious.

Nagi walked away from a corporate career to follow her passion for food. She truly believes that great food brings family and friends together, and more smiles into your life. She also firmly believes that whoever invented cheese deserves a Nobel Prize.


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Rachael is the creator of the food and travel blog Eazy Peazy Mealz where she shares simple to make recipes for busy families. She loves food and the power it has to create traditions, family bonds, and memories, and strives to share delicious, practical recipes with easy to find ingredients and simple instructions. Beyond food, her passion is travel, and she is regularly found away from home, with her 4 kids in tow, exploring the world. Her favorite way to experience a new place is through her tastebuds, and with hands on cooking classes. And she loves sharing what she has learned with her readers.


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Jen is a is a cystic fibrosis survivor, lung and kidney transplant recipient, lover of LIFE and FOOD! She lives in Carlsbad, California (north San Diego) with her husband, Patrick and her fur baby, Kiwi (French Bulldog) where she loves to paddle board, go on walks, and most of, all create new recipes. She loves sharing tried and true daringly delicious recipes at Carlsbad Cravings AKA extraordinary flavors out of everyday ingredients.


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Catalina thinks that time in the kitchen should be fun, and we should spend less time cooking and more time eating! As a successful business woman with a busy career on Wall Street, she creates fool-proof recipes for busy weeknights. Catalina will inspire you to experiment with flavors, try new ingredients, use your slow cooker and pressure cooker and create easy meals with less effort and more flavor. You can visit her blog Sweet & Savory Meals for delicious dinner and dessert recipes that are husband and toddler approved!


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Richa is the cook, writer and photographer behind the blog – My Food Story.  She’s grown up in the kitchen alongside her mum and grandmothers and conversations in her family are always about the next meal.  Her idea of cooking is something that’s fast, easy and mostly healthy because cooking should never be a chore!

She recently quit the big city life to move to a small beach town with her husband and spends time hanging out with her two dogs, sunning by the beach and building a kitchen garden.


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