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!

To Be Inspired


In these first few days of the new year, I have been working my way through Lara Casey’s steps for goal setting in 2013. It has made me reflect a lot about both the kind of life I want to live in 2013, and about what I want for Something Pretty. One of the biggest things that has stuck out to me? I am at my happiest and most motivated when I seek out places and moments that inspire me. For example, when I lived in Pittsburgh, my favorite spots were the magnificent Carnegie Library and the charming Walnut Street. In Austin, I love the intersection of 6th Street and Lamar, where I can go to Whole Foods, Anthropologie, Paper Source, West Elm, Jonathan Adler, and 24 Diner all in one afternoon. For months, I have been trying to figure out how to bring more of myself to this blog without turning it into a lifestyle blog or alienating those of you who come here specifically for wedding content. When I talked to my sister about all of this, she came up with a way to marry (forgive the pun :)) my inspiration-seeking lifestyle and my love for the wedding world in a brand new column that I think will be just perfect.

To Be Inspired

To Be Inspired posts will appear on Fridays, replacing Love Lists (instead, I’ll share my favorite pictures in a Love List at the end of each month). In these posts, I’ll share a picture and story from my week, and then show you how that moment could be turned into wedding inspiration. For example, if I made my mom’s famous pecan pie, I might share a picture of it along with some pictures of a bride and groom who cut into a pecan pie instead of a wedding cake, or passed out mini pies as sweet favors. The whole point of this column is to show how wedding details can truly reflect a couple’s lifestyle and personality, and I’ll use my own life and journey to find inspiration everywhere I go as an example.

To Be Inspired will start on the 25th, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. Until then, don’t forget that BHLDN Week is next week–you won’t want to miss all of the gorgeousness lined up!

Love, Lisa






  1. Dana says:

    what a splendid idea! :D can’t wait!

  2. Lena says:

    This sounds inspired–I love it!

  3. Awesome Idea…we’ll look out for that!

  4. Michaela says:

    Can’t wait for this! I think it’s a perfect fit for you and Something Pretty :)


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