Coffee Table Books Perfect for Styling

I’ll never get tired of using coffee table books as styling props in my home. Not only do I love the way they look, but when I have a moment of free time I love browsing through them and I’m continually finding new inspiration. I wanted to share one trick that I often do with […]

August 14, 2019

AT HOME

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Pretty Smitten began as a creative outlet after the birth of my first child in 2008. What started as a sweet little Etsy shop has now grown into a full Southern California Life + Style site featuring home decor, food, entertaining and wellness content. I believe there is beauty in the simplified, and I strive to create a beautiful happy home where we can stop to enjoy the little things. I hope within this blog you'll find a little inspiration for your own home life as well.

I'm also now thrilled to be offering fine art lifestyle photography. Documenting love in all forms is truly a gift...sweet little newborns, expecting mamas, families and couples...photos are our only "pause button."  Learn more about Elizabeth Johnson Photography by clicking below!  

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Coffee Table Books Perfect for Styling

I’ll never get tired of using coffee table books as styling props in my home. Not only do I love the way they look, but when I have a moment of free time I love browsing through them and I’m continually finding new inspiration. I wanted to share one trick that I often do with […]

August 14, 2019

AT HOME

August Mood

AUGUST! What?! How can that be? This summer might be the quickest yet. My kiddos head back to school in just a few short weeks. I’m not sure I’m ready for the early mornings again, and I’m definitely not ready to give up our weekday trips to the beach. So this month it’s all about […]

August 2, 2019

EVERYDAY LIVING

Amazon Finds – Home Decor

Amazon has become a sort of online Home Goods for me….it’s a fun place to search and find some good deals, but you have to sift through some junk too! I made it easy on you guys and put together a fun round-up of some home decor items I’ve found recently. What do you think? […]

July 25, 2019

AT HOME

Peach Scones

One of my favorite things about a trip to our local farm stand is I’m never exactly sure what I’m going to bring home! Browsing the stand and seeing the bins overflowing with beautiful, fresh produce provides so much inspiration for my cooking. I love letting these moments dictate the recipes I’ll be making that […]

July 22, 2019

EAT SIP

Black & White

I’ll never tire of a beautiful black and white photo and I’ll always include at least a few in each client gallery! They are timeless and classic and exude such emotion. For me, the perfect black and white images tend to be of the in between moments. Little snippets from our session together…a dress lifted […]

July 18, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHY

Currently Smitten No. 1

Welcome to the first post of my new series…Currently Smitten! A little round up of things catching my interest lately, tidbits from family life and everything in between. I hope you enjoy!! Do you love podcasts? I love listening to them while folding laundry or editing photos! I’m generally drawn towards those that are business/motivationally […]

July 17, 2019

EVERYDAY LIVING

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