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!

October Goals


While it always feels good to cross off every one of my monthly goals, I’ve never felt quite so accomplished as I did in September! It’s hard to believe that two short weeks ago, we were anxiously waiting for Charlie to be born, and now, he’s here and we’re PARENTS. Dave and I decided to spend the first week of Charlie’s life on our own to figure things out together, and even though it was just a few days, it was such a special time and something I know I’ll cherish forever. On Charlie’s one-week birthday, my parents joined us to meet their first grandbaby (!) and lend a hand, and having the help has been a huge blessing. I’m so curious to see how October goes as Dave heads back to work (he’ll take the rest of his paternity leave in December) and we have a few more guests coming in and out!

outing-with-charlieCharlie’s first outing!

September Goals:

  • Stock up on household and postpartum supplies
  • Pack our hospital bags
  • Enjoy a relaxing, long Labor Day weekend
  • Have a baby!!

October Goals:

  • Navigate the transition of Dave going back to work with a positive attitude
  • Have Charlie baptized! (And host our families well for the celebration)
  • Aim to take a walk around the neighborhood every day
  • Back up the photos on my computer
  • Celebrate Halloween with chili, cornbread, passing out candy, and Charlie’s first costume!






  1. Mary says:

    Prayers for you as Dave heads back to work! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do from TX!! <3

  2. Kyla Fetzner says:

    Yay Lisa and Dave! Bringing a precious life into the world is an incredible miracle and y’all have the sweetest little family! I enjoyed following along with your newborn shoot on Instagram yesterday. :)

  3. Michaela says:

    My mom always made chili and cornbread on Halloween, too! ;) Love seeing you and your adorable boy! Happy October :)

  4. Kristina says:

    Chili and cornbread is my favorite fall dish and I’m so excited to have it more frequently again for dinner now that the weather has finally cooled down.
    Praying for the transition of Dave going back to work and of course for the baptism of Charlie – what an exciting goal to have on the list! Happy October :)

  5. Dana says:

    Wait…I never even thought about Charlie in a Halloween costume! I’ve been so preoccupied with his 12 Days of Charlie Christmas outfits. OMG!!!!
    Also, his blogger pose is perfect.


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