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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!

Beautycounter Winter Warmth Duo holiday set

Early in the summer, we ventured to our “new” library for the first time. (We were regulars at the library close to our old house, but since the libraries shut down so soon after we moved to our current house, it took us almost a year to scope out our new nearest branch!) On that […]

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A few months after Charlie was born, I read How to Celebrate Everything one-handed on the Kindle app while nursing. In the part-memoir/part-cookbook, Jenny Rosenstrach shares the little, everyday rituals that color her family’s culture, from the recipes that automatically signify and celebrate birthdays, to the go-to mashed potatoes that brought comfort from middle school […]

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Vintage car birthday party invitation

After Charlie’s second birthday, Dave and I realized that planning a big party for every birthday was not going to be the right fit for our family. As fun as it was (and is!), we knew we wanted more kids, and that throwing even small parties for each kid each year was going to add […]

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When my dear friend Emily shared a bunch of my outfit diary photos on her blog recently, I was so encouraged to get this post on my schedule! This late summer outfit diary is a little different than past posts, namely because the outfits I have been most excited by lately have been my forays […]

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One great victory over the past few months has been reclaiming the 6:30-7 P.M. timeframe. Ideally, by this point, Dave is off of work and we’re done with dinner. It’s one of the few windows of time during the week when all four of us are together as a family, so we wanted to take […]

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The start of a new season of life for our family (two kids in school at the same time a few days a week) feels like a good time to jump back in with a goal update! I haven’t posted one since April, but am relieved to report that that doesn’t mean I haven’t been […]

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Mini desserts

About a month ago, I had the chance to throw some dear friends a baby shower for their third little one! Stephanie hit it out of the park with my shower when I was pregnant with Azelie, so almost as soon as she told me she was expecting, I all but demanded the chance to […]

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Earlier this month, we went to a wedding for the first time since December 2019! If you’ve been following me for a while, it is probably no surprise to read that weddings are among my favorite things in the world :) We were so thrilled to have had the chance to fly to Austin to […]

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