So Long, Pretty City Things… Hello Living Pretty!

You may or may not have noticed, but the blog is looking a little different of late. Firstly, it has a new name: Living Pretty. My new web address is, and the old address redirects here now. (If you follow in a reader, I think it will update automatically, but if not, you might need to edit the address manually.)

It also has a new design, which was definitely a labour of love. But check it out – I finally have a header…and social media buttons…and side bar titles! And I done made them all meself!

It always was a little embarrassing to have a blog about Pretty Things that wasn’t actually pretty…

I was going to have the whole thing done by someone who actually knows what they’re doing, but I couldn’t really afford it, so I turned to the big ol’ interwebz instead. I found loads of tutorials and learnt how to do all kinds of things I couldn’t do this morning. Very exciting.

This is all part of my mission to Better the Blog (one of my 2013 resolutions). And, in case anyone is wondering, why the new name? Well, it’s just more appropriate, for a few reasons:
– I might not be an urban dweller forever.
– I was never sold on Pretty City Things – my blog is about more than just “things.” Not much more, admittedly, but a bit. 😉 I do like Pretty Things, obviously, but I wanted the name to be a little broader to reflect my content better.
– When I started blogging, I planned to write about living in the city and detail things to do in Chicago. As it turns out, that’s just not my cup of tea. I took down my Tour Chicago page a while ago and I’m pretty sure no one missed it.

I’ve also updated my Pinterest and my Instagram (I’m LizzieLivingPretty now), and I’m slowly prettifying my Facebook page (one day I will probably give it the attention it deserves). Huzzah.



  1. June 29, 2013 / 12:01 pm

    I love the new look! 🙂

  2. June 30, 2013 / 2:02 am

    Love the new name and new look, Lizzie! 🙂