Friday, May 21, 2010

My Red Cross Challenge

As some of you know, I serve as a Board Member of the Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross. It's a role I thoroughly enjoy and am honored to be a part of.

The American Red Cross has been instrumental in the rebuilding of Haiti after the devastating earthquake this past January, has helped countless victims of ravaging tornadoes in the nations' heartland, and was on scene immediately when the southern states were devastated by severe flooding. The Red Cross is available whenever and wherever their services are needed. Now, they need us.

I recently accepted the challenge to help raise funds to support the American Red Cross. Please help support me in this important project by contributing generously. For information about this volunteer fundraiser and its programs, you can visit

It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause by making your tax-deductible donation directly on my safe, secure personal fund-raising page: I have a personal goal of $1000. With your help, I can do this!

If you prefer, you can mail your contribution to the following address:

April Eldridge
c/o American Red Cross
100 Peartree Lane
Raleigh NC 27610

(above address is actual address for the Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross

All checks should be made payable to: American Red Cross and each gift is tax deductible, as allowed by law.

Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! I would greatly appreciate your support, more than you can possibly know. I will keep you all posted on my progress.

Wish me luck!



Mission Statement:

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Me + Studying = BONKERS!

Need I say more?

I think, No.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

My New Haircut!

It's not unusual for me to wake up on a Saturday morning and spontaneously say, "I think I'll get my hair cut today", meanwhile calling my trusty stylist to see if he's available. Well, today I did, and he was. Score one for me!

For those who know me well, you know that I had been letting me hair grow. I've never really had long hair, so for the last while I had let it grow pretty darn long... for me anyway. But, as I tend to always do, I couldn't stick with it. It was getting on my nerves and getting unmanageable. I must have really low patience. ;) Bye bye long hair.... I don't think I'll miss you.

I honestly didn't have a "plan" for what kind of cut or style I wanted - I knew to trust my stylist. I have been going to him for over 3 years. He's awesome! He's the one and only stylist I've ever gone back to for repeat business. I knew he'd more than likely cut in short similar to what I've had in the past. Short & Sassy!!! I do think this is as short as I've ever been, but I love it!

PICS after the Jump!