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!

What Would You Like to See in 2018?


Happy 2018, friend! We had a perfectly low-key NYE–we indulged in dinner at a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try for months (The Cortez) with some of our closest friends, popped some bubbly at their apartment, and were back home and in pajamas with Trader Joe’s chocolate lava cakes in the microwave by 9:30. Charlie has been sick and not sleeping well, so I ended up crashing on the couch while Dave watched some of the New Year’s coverage on the news, waking me up in time for a midnight kiss. I can’t think of a better way to have rung in the new year!

I know you can set goals at any time (my monthly goal posts are hopefully a good reminder of that!), but I do always feel so rejuvenated and motivated by the excitement of a brand new year. I’ll be sharing my goals and 2018 inspiration board on Thursday, but in the meantime, I’d LOVE your input on what you would like to see on Something Pretty this year. You can fill out the 10-question survey below!

Thank you for your responses! This survey is no longer available.

P.S. As a little thank you for your time, I’m giving away a package of some of my Beautycounter favorites (Citrus Mimosa Body Wash, Rejuvenating Eye Cream, Nourishing Cream Exfoliator, and Lip Conditioner in Peppermint–a $136 value!) to one person who enters and a $25 J. Crew gift card to another person! Since survey entries are anonymous, please leave a comment on this blog post if you’d like to enter. Just let me know that you completed the survey and share one thing you’re excited about for the year ahead! Winners will be selected and emailed on January 15.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback–I’m truly grateful!

Photo by Rachel Linder of Blue Barn Photography






  1. Anna says:

    Excited to see new content in 2018! I’m excited for a new year and living intentionally!

  2. Nicole says:

    So excited for what’s to come with your blog!! Your kid friendly fashion posts really inspired me last year with two littles. Keep up the good work, sister!

  3. Michelle Willauer says:

    Thanks for all your posts in 2017, Lisa! Looking forward to 2018. I’m a little behind you in the parenting journey so I’m looking forward to my little one hitting the year mark and the toddler stage- I feel like we’ll be able to do so many more fun things!

  4. Meghan says:

    Survey completed! I’m excited to make our home safer and cleaner by switching out products, foods and cleaning supplies slowly and learning as I go!

  5. Katelin says:

    Just finished the survey! I’m looking forward to plenty of friends and family having new babies in 2018. :)

  6. Mary says:

    I hope 2018 is your best year yet! ❤️

  7. Natalie says:

    I completed the survey! We are traveling to Italy and Jamaica this year and I’m very excited!

  8. Marisa says:

    Brady and I are taking this year to travel and really think carefully about the next few years will look like – I can’t wait!

  9. Meredith Shanks says:

    Just finished the survey! I am excited for a little getaway with my husband to the Smoky Mountains this year!

  10. Kayla Jones says:

    Completed the survey! And I’m looking forward to having a baby boy in a few weeks and becoming a stay at home mom worth my boy!

  11. Tricia says:

    Just finished the survey! My husband and I are welcoming a baby girl in May so I am so excited for that!!

  12. Kristen M says:

    Finished! Looking forward to more focused family time in 2018!

  13. Kensington says:

    Just took the survey! Looking forward to moving to a new city in 2018!

  14. Shannon L says:

    Filled out the survey! I am excited for the Blessed is She planner I just got and for the workout app I purchased. Two goals are to be better at time management and exercise! Thanks for your light in the blogging world!

  15. Mollie Landers says:

    Survey complete! I’m excited about traveling to the Dominican Republic this year to serve with a bunch of college students at an outreach organization.

  16. Lauren says:

    Survey Complete! I’m excited to develop my career and celebrate the weddings of many close friends this year! Hopefully starting a family this year as well which is the MOST exciting!

  17. Sarah S says:

    I filled it out! Eeeep I just got a few beauty counter things from my MIL for Christmas so I hope I win!!!

    I am excited to work on my home this year, we just bought it this past fall!

  18. Caitlin says:

    Finished the survey! I’m looking forward to springtime, exploring more of the triangle and starting medical school in the fall!

  19. Sarah says:

    Survey finished! We are expecting our first baby at the end of May, and finding out the sex next week!

  20. Courtney says:

    Complete! I am excited to celebrate so many of my friends who are getting married (7 couples!) and having babies this year (2 newbies)!

  21. India says:

    Love your blog! I completed your survey (forgive me if I commented too many times on accident!) but, I’m most excited for my wedding this year! Yay!

  22. Complete! So excited for my first full year in a new city and the exploring, celebrations and fun that go along with that!

  23. Amy says:

    Survey finished! I’m excited to start a new job this year. Looking forward to your posts this next year, thanks for giving your readers an opportunity to chime in.

  24. Alexandra Patterson says:

    I love that you do this every year! I am excited to really dig into fitness and healthy living this year :)

  25. Kate R. says:

    Done! I’m excited for lots of big changes this year- my husband’s grad school graduation, a move, job change!

  26. Kasia says:

    Just finished the survey! Excited for our second baby to arrive in 2018 — can’t wait for August :)

  27. Katie Wells says:

    I took the survey and always love your posts! I have two graduations to look forward to this year. My sister graduates from Georgia Tech and my brother graduates from high school

  28. Erin says:

    Just finished the survey! Love reading your blog and look forward to the coming year!

  29. Kristen says:

    I’m excited for my spring break in Hawaii with my friends!!!! :)

  30. Alexandria Wright says:

    I finished the survey! I am excited for my new career and living in a new place for more than 6 months!

  31. Kate says:

    Took the survey- I enjoy reading the blog and am looking forward to new posts in 2018! We just welcomed our second child a few days ago so I am looking forward to making new memories as a family :)

  32. Ally says:

    Just completed the survey! I’m looking forward to doing some big renovations on our home, traveling to some fun places, making an exciting change in our business, and seeing what else God has in store for this year!

  33. Sara says:

    Completed the survey, and I’m most looking forward to my husband and I buying our first house!

  34. Cat Calhoun says:

    Survey done! I am excited to plan a beach trip this year with my husband and our dog:) Love reading your blog!

  35. Addison says:

    Survey completed! I’m excited to continue reading in 2018!

  36. Kelley says:

    I completed the survey! I’m looking forward to GETTING MARRIED in 2018!

  37. Megan W says:

    Just finished the survey :) excited for new adventures with my family as we get ready to move to TN

  38. Em says:

    All set! I am excited to spend a summer week in CT with most of the Thomas family!!

  39. Laura says:

    Finished! Love your blog and am excited for even more to come.

  40. A N D says:

    Survey completed! I will be finishing my Master’s this year and starting a new job that will involve a BIG move overseas this summer!

  41. Kelsie says:

    Just did the survey! I’m excited to travel to NYC in April with my husband – I’ve only ever spent 8 hours in the city!

  42. Jenn says:

    Entered. :) I’m looking forward to focusing on what matters most in 2018 and making our first house a home.

  43. Maria says:

    All set! I am most excited about escaping the chilly Boston winter next month for a getaway to Charleston (fingers crossed it’s warmer than it is right now!!).

  44. Just finished! I love your blog and always leave your site happier and motivated! Thank you for being such a light! This year I am excited to watch Peter continue to grow and flourish!

  45. Ana Y says:

    Happy new year dear friend!

  46. Emily says:

    I am excited for a family vacation to Yosemite National Park this May! Cheers to a wonderful 2018 :-)

  47. Rhiannon says:

    I always love this survey of yours! I look forward to seeing where your adventures take you in 2018, Lisa :) So grateful to witness your blessings and sweet family’s life together. Happy 2018!

  48. Abbi Hearne says:

    I just sent in the survey! In the new year I am really excited for all of the adventure weddings we have booked this year and for my resolution to work less + play more!

  49. Nichole says:

    I so enjoy your blog! Looking forward to 2018!

  50. Cassidy says:

    Completed! Happy 2018!

  51. […] Friends, first of all, thank you SO much to everyone who has completed my reader survey! Honestly, the thing that has blown me away the most is how kind people have been…even (especially!) when sharing things they’re not interested in seeing more of this year. It’s nervewracking to ask for feedback point blank, but y’all have been truly encouraging. I promise I will be taking all of your thoughtful suggestions to heart and am already SO excited about the post ideas I’m coming up with as a result! The survey is open until January 14, so if you haven’t taken it yet, there’s still time to share your thoughts and enter to win a $25 J. Crew gift card or a box of Beautycounter goodies here! […]

  52. Allison Passon says:

    Hello Lisa, I completed the survey for you. I am looking forward to my life restarting! In 2017 I was pregnant, and sick nearly all year. I am excited to have my energy back and to finally get back to the things that excite me–walks in the sunshine when summer comes, bike rides, working out, cooking, etc.

  53. Elise says:

    I completed the survey and am a longtime reader and love your posts! I’m most looking forward to simplifying my home and getting in a rhythm of keeping it tidy each day so I can enjoy my weekends more!

  54. Caroline says:

    I did the survey! Hmm…I don’t know yet what exactly I’m looking forward to this year! We just moved to Rwanda this past summer, so we’re still learning how to do life here…so maybe just normal life? And we just got back from what I had been looking forward to for a while – a trip to Cape Town! :)

  55. emma says:

    I completed the survey! I am looking forward to enjoying my toddler- at 17 months things are getting more and more interesting!

  56. marisa says:

    I took the survey!

  57. Tricia says:

    Just finished the survey :) Happiest new year to you!

  58. Dana says:

    Completed the survey! I forgot to put my name by some of my responses because I do not want to be anonymous, but you should be able to figure out it’s me :)
    Excited for more Charlie pictures in 2018 and planning my wedding!!!

  59. Angela O'D says:

    I’m a new follower but I’m excited to tag along with you! Looking forward to seeing the survey results!

  60. Kathleen says:

    Happy 2018, excited to see what the Lord has in store for me!

  61. Elisabeth says:

    Done! And I am looking forward to a girls trip to London and Paris this month!

  62. Kathleen says:

    Took the survey! Excited to see what the Lord has in store for me and my husband in 2018! Happy New Year!

  63. Erin O. says:

    Survey complete! My husband and I are committing to a year of radical sacrifice in order to meet some big goals we’ve set and I couldn’t be more fired up! A year of sacrifice for a more prosperous future is going to be our focus. Cheers!

  64. Kenzie says:

    Completed the survey! Excited for a new year ahead!

  65. Emmy says:

    Staying home with baby!

  66. Molly says:

    Finished the survey! I’m SO excited for my husband and I to get out of debt in 2018!

  67. Cassie says:

    Completed the survey! This year I’m looking forward to watching my son grow and all the travels we have planned!

  68. Kelsey Munson says:

    Completed the survey! I found your blog through a search for pregnancy related updates in early 2017 and have stuck around! Looking forward to following along in 2018!

  69. Lauren says:

    I really love this blog and the way you live your life! I completed the survey. :)
    In 2018 I’m looking forward to making our new house a home!

  70. Shannon says:

    took the survey! i am excited to continue to grow my beautycounter collection this year!

  71. Anna Frahm says:

    survey completed! looking forward to establishing some better rhythms for our family this year, especially as we settle into a new home!

  72. Lauren says:

    Just finished the survey! I’m excited for another year of being reminded of the Providence & mercy of God, as well as some fun travel!


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