I need your help and it will be fun!!

I am a member of the young professionals board for Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital. As the Events co-chair I am charge of our big fundraiser. A 1920’s themed event at the Thaxton Speakeasy downtown. If you are looking for a fun night out that will raise funds for a create cause please join us!! The ticket link is below.

Not sure what you would wear or need some new makeup for the event? Come join me at Saks Fifth Avenue on March 2. Saks will be donating 10% of their profits that day to Ranken Jordan. Plus, there is a free happy hour from 5-7 in the store.

Two great ways to help out a worthy cause, hang out with me and have fun! It’s win, win, win.

Let me know if you have any questions about either event or need information on how to donate to the event.

This is my first big event as a board member and I am hoping to make it a success. Please spread the word as well! All the details are below.

Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue
The Ranken Jordan Young Professionals Board invites you to shop at Saks Fifth Avenue (1701 S Lindbergh Blvd #1) on March 2, 2017.  Saks will donate10% of proceeds throughout the day to Ranken Jordan. If you shop in the evening, be sure to come by the Happy Hour with the Young Professionals Board in the Contemporary department from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.


Fringe and Fedoras
The Ranken Jordan Young Professionals invite you to attend a 1920s Themed Event on April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm at the Thaxton Speakeasy (1009 Olive St). This exciting event will include music, dancing, and a silent auction at our city’s premier underground lounge, all in support of Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.
Sponsor The Event
If you are interested in sponsoring this inaugural event of the Ranken Jordan Young Professionals, submit this sponsorship form by April 14, 2017. If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, contact Erin Risk at erinrisk@hotmail.com.


2017 in objects so far

I started the “my week objects” posts last year and found it both fun and challenging. Sometimes my weeks were just not that interesting. So I think I will keep up the theme of the blog post but more on a bi -monthly basis. Here a few objects that have made an impact in my life this first month and a half of 2017:

The post it note.  I love office supplies. In past jobs I was in charge of ordering office supplies and it was a dream to peruse the giant catalog of office supplies. Since I am in the process of planning a large scale fundraiser for a board I serve on I decided to break out the post-it notes to get organized. I spread out on the floor of our guest room and went to work.


Library card. It’s no secret that I love to read.  My library allows me to read that way I want to….meaning often and a lot. Books are expensive and I am not a re-reader, I read it and I am done. Although I do love the look of bookshelves packed with a variety of books. My library card allows me to always have a book to read and gives me the freedom to try out new genres without having to spend any money! Plus my library card provides me access to DVDs, CD’s, audiobooks and ebooks (which I borrow for traveling purposes, give me a real book over a tablet any day). And it’s cute too! This little piece of plastic supplied me with plenty of beach reads for our recent trip. I even brought along as a way to thank it, I kid! The St. Louis county library has a social media campaign that encourages patrons to show where they have taken their library card, so I look mine to the beach!


This banner from our recent trip. It makes me smile and gives me some hope for this world.


This towel. Which irritates me to no end. St. Patrick’s day or St. Paddy’s day is a holiday near and dear to my heart.  Please remember shamrocks have 3 leaves and clovers have 4 –yes there is a difference between a shamrock and a clover.  St. Patrick was male so if you shorten the name it’s Paddy.  Make your St. Patrick’s Day purchases wisely and know that yes I do judge you when you don’t.


Thanks for reading!


I’ve got the blues……

in my hair. Yes, for those of you who haven’t seen me I took the plunge and had some blue streaks put in my hair. I have become a little more adventurous with my hair lately. While it is not all blue it’s still different for me. I think some of this spurs from where I am in my life, I work in an environment that being unique is accepted and part of me isn’t trying to please all those around me.

Don’t get me wrong, I still feel like some people are looking at me different (even a little judgey) and it bothers me. I also feel a little trashy sometimes. But the overall response has been great, well mostly, my mom thinks it looks like I am just getting ready to go to a Blues game.

I am glad I did it but I am not sure I will continue with the blue. It helps that it’s not overwhelming and so many people say nice things but I might be ready to just be back to my normal color. This is subject to change, there is always the chance that as I scroll through Pinterest I will see something I am in love with or someone will give me a suggestion for my next hair adventure.

The good thing is that it’s just hair and it grows out and it can (usually be fixed). You will notice my adventures have been with colors not cut/style. I am not that brave!