August Goals

Aug Goals, Goal Setting | the Maypop

I love this vintage storybook cover for Mary Ware’s Promised Land. Find it on Etsy, at ReVintageLannie’s shop.

July recap and August goals

I know that some of you love summer, but I’m not one of those people. Call me crazy (or just 7 + months pregnant), but I am ready for shorter days, cooler nights, and for football season. Fall can’t get here soon enough for me. It’s so hot and humid here in Charleston, that I feel stifled physically and mentally too. With the exception of a few successes, July was a bust for me, and I’m going to chalk it up to the summer blues.

Successes –

1.We had a fun visit from Seymour, our Elf on the Shelf. And, I took advantage of this “Christmas in July” sale.

2. I checked off two items on my home to do list: I hung my plates and the fireplace is painted. You can see the plates here, and I promise to share the fireplace soon.

3. The boys’ room is coming together too: cornices are hung, sconces are up, existing artwork is up, and I found a dresser this week (technically August, I know). I’m working on a post about the boys’ room, but I did share a couple of sneak peeks on Instagram (@mrsmaypop).

For August, I’m not planning to set any new goals. My goal is to simply tackle the remaining July goals. My parents are keeping the boys for me for a few days, so I’m hoping to tackle several things while they’re gone. Wish me luck!


Here’s to getting back up on that horse and to trying again!


What are you working on this month? I’m linking up with The Tiny Twig and look forward to checking out the other bloggers who’ve shared their goals too. Let’s keep each other motivated!


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  1. Go you Vicki for being honest & vulnerable! I know it isn’t easy hitting publish when you are worried about others judging. You should be proud that you took the risk to share your feelings & thoughts on this. And I’m so happy you’ve found other women who have also extended breastfeeding. You should do what makes you & your babies happy. And if that is breastfeeding, then you continue right on!

  2. I’m with you on being ready for fall. I want windows open and cooler air to breathe in. Enjoy your time to yourself and I cannot wait to see the boys room!