Busy, busy, busy

I thought summer was supposed to be about lazy days---days full of lemonade, summer fruit, and playing outside. Oh wait. That's what summer was supposed to be like as a little one. As a big one, summer doesn't exist in that realm anymore. Now, it's still full of errands, to-do lists, must-do lists, and oh nuts! I-forgot-to-do-lists! Those are the kinds of summer days that make our Arizona heat even less bearable. 

I don't know about you, but those kind of summer days, days of the endless errand, etc., began in late April for me. The spring was crazy. We at GIRLS CAN! CRATE have been bussssyyyyyy. It's all good, but it's busy! We are so excited that our crates will soon be in the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona store, that our subscriber base is growing, and more. In our personal lives, things are buzzing right along as well....we've got a baby on the way, one of us just moved into a permanent house, and another is recently engaged and in the midst of wedding planning! All of this is incredibly wonderful. We celebrate it and are thankful for it all, professionally and personally. But sometimes those wonderful things can start to become one more thing to do or get through and you kind of lose track of what you really love to do. 

Take blogging, for example. I, Kristen, love sitting down and telling you all why we chose the woman we chose. If you've noticed, those posts have been absent for the last two months. It's not because we weren't excited about our featured ladies. On the contrary, they, Ava DuVernay and Eugenie Clark, were some of the women we were most excited about. But....time slipped away, to-do lists beckoned, planning for new undertakings, and all that jazz kept me from writing. 

But, huzzah! I'm back. And I'm excited to be writing. We've got loads of news to share and loads of amazing women to introduce little ones to! It's going to be a great summer. We just sent out our Adventurous Ichthyologist crate celebrating Dr. Eugenie Clark and her work with sharks. Yes, sharks! Megan and I love sharks! Megan is definitely more obsessed than I am, but still....they're incredible creatures!! And then to meet a woman who fearlessly got in the water with them because she fell in love with them as a child is just too cool!!

What else is going on? This July we're sending out a surprise crate. We figured that nowadays most surprises aren't all that great...the tax bill from the IRS, the unexpected root canal, and well, you get the picture...so why not send out a fun surprise for little ones and their families?! It's going to be great. Then, in August we're celebrating the Girl Scouts and their awesomeness by introducing littles to its founder, the fearless and trailblazing Juliette Gordon Low! The Brownie inside of me is pretty darn excited about that one. 

So, yeah. Lots has been going on, lots is going on, and all of it has been great! We are beyond thrilled by the feedback we've been getting from subscribers, bloggers, and more. We can't wait to share some of it. 

Well, it's 115 degrees in Tucson today. So, this girl's gonna prep some blogs and then hit the pool to cool down. How's summer going where you are? What are you most excited about? We hope whatever is on your docket, it'll be a fantastic summer!! For us, it's going to be 'crate'!