I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

August Goals


I haven’t done a monthly goals post all year, but with August being our last full month before baby boy makes his arrival (!!!), there are about a million and one to dos swimming in my head right now. There’s so much I need/want to get done before he arrives, but at the same time, my biggest priority right now is making the most of this time with Dave. Even though I am very confident having a baby will bring us closer than ever, saying goodbye to our “just the two of us” time feels really bittersweet, and I’m determined to make the very, very most of it!

dave and lisa beach dayChecking “beach day trip” off of our summer list this past weekend!

August Goals:

  • Learn a lot at our birth class and my breastfeeding class at the hospital
  • Write a birth plan
  • Find a pediatrician
  • Finish decorating the nursery
  • Take our maternity photos!
  • Come up with a freezer meal plan for early September
  • Write baby shower thank you notes
  • Do my best to exercise daily
  • Spend LOTS of time with Dave! Finish up our summer list, get back into a cooking-at-home routine, and be really intentional about our non-essential commitments






  1. Mary says:

    Lots of good, important goals!! I can’t believe how close you are. Patrick and I took the Bradley Method class together and I did a bfeeding class on my own and both were so so helpful in helping to feel prepared. If you’re interested, I recommend the La Leche League book for breastfeeding, I didn’t read it start to finish but used it as a reference after Jimp was born and it was helpful. I can’t wait to see maternity and nursery pics!

  2. Kristina says:

    Ha! The monthly goals are back ;-) wishing you all the best for this full but joyful months – so exciting!

  3. Dana says:

    I checked back to see your summer list and you can check off so many things!


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