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!

A Look Back at 2015


Oh, sweet 2015. I’m always going to smile when I think back on this year–there were a few tough moments, but the joy of marrying Dave and settling into newlywed life trumps them all! We’ve been really fortunate that our first months of marriage have been free from any major outside stressors, and while I know that certainly won’t be the case forever, it has made this year especially seamless and special. I had a lot of fun going back through my Instagram and blog posts to round up a few highlights and favorite moments from my last months as an engaged gal and first months as a wife!

januaryJanuary: Did lots and lots of wedding planning, celebrated 100 days till the wedding at Mateo, picked out our cake flavors (chocolate with raspberry filling and carrot with cream cheese frosting–yum!)

februaryFebruary: Mailed our wedding invitations, celebrated at a surprise mini bridal shower with my sister and two childhood best friends, traveled to New York City for a fun work project

marchMarch: Celebrated at beautiful bridal showers in Texas and Syracuse, wore this darling dress at my bachelorette party in downtown Houston, returned to my beloved college town of Austin for a work trip

aprilApril: Celebrated Easter with waffles on our wedding china, turned 25, and attended a dear college friend’s wedding in Virginia

mayMay: Got married!!! Then spent two weeks honeymooning in Rome and Lake Como and settled into newlywed life at home

juneJune: Took a day trip to Wrightsville Beach, changed my name, and broke out my Jack Rogers for the beginning of summer

julyJuly: Celebrated the Fourth of July with friends, cheered on the Durham Bulls, and discovered our favorite spot for post-church coffee and croissants

augustAugust: Celebrated three months of marriage with dinner at our rehearsal dinner venue, spent a long weekend in the Adirondacks with the Kirks, continued to decorate our apartment

septemberSeptember: Spent Labor Day weekend in Wilmington with Dave’s parents, kicked off my capsule wardrobe, decorated for fall

octoberOctober: Finished the magazine at work, spent five days in NYC for Bridal Market, and spoke at a conference in Charleston

novemberNovember: Launched the new issue of Southern Weddings (complete with a feature on our wedding!), celebrated at the launch party with my mom and sister in attendance, celebrated Thanksgiving in Texas
decemberDecember: Planned and styled a holiday kickoff party for a new group Dave and his friends are starting at our church, explored (and ate) in NYC with Dave for two days, and celebrated Christmas with the Kirks

While it’s bittersweet to say goodbye to 2015, here are just a few of the things I’m looking forward to most in 2016:

  • Monthly brunch dates with Dave (a new tradition we’re starting)
  • Celebrating the marriage of one of my best friends
  • Hopefully introducing Dave to my childhood home of Singapore
  • Celebrating our first anniversary
  • A fresh design and some content I’m really excited about here on Something Pretty!

I hope you already know this, but especially as I look back on the past year, I’m so thankful to YOU for following along! Blogging is so good for my heart and it means the world to me to have such kind, stylish, and savvy readers. I’ve been blogging for five (!) years now and I truly hope that this year will be the best yet. Can’t wait to share it with you! :)






  1. Victoria says:

    Love this so much! All of your photos are just so, LISA! :) Praying now that the Lord will bless you as you and Dave head into 2016! Sending you a big hug of excitement because I love reading your blog and what you’re up to, friend! XOXO

    • Lisa says:

      Aww thank you, friend! I love keeping up with y’all too and can’t wait to see y’all become parents in the new year!! Xoxo!

  2. Kristen says:

    Brunch Club!!!!!! We will have brunch check-ins :)

  3. Kristina says:

    What a wonderful round up, Lisa! I loved following along here on Something Pretty and am looking forward to what you have planned for 2016 :)
    Also having monthly brunch dates is a lovely idea! Brunch is one of my love languages and I very much appreciate people who share my love for brunch ;-)

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you so much! I so appreciate you reading and leaving such sweet comments! I am totally on the same page as you in regards to brunch–it is a love language of mine! :)

  4. Dana says:

    This was so fun!!! Many shout-outs to me :) I see you and Dave are starting brunch club…may the best brunch club win. Love you!

  5. Jadzia says:

    It was such a special year! Looking forward to all things wonderful in 2016!

  6. Kyla Fetzner says:

    Such a beautiful way to document such a beautiful year! 2015 was so, so sweet :)


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