Morning Rituals

Morning comes early in our household (thanks to bright eyed Emmy!!) and honestly I’m not much of a morning person! Ideally I’d love to wake up before the kiddos each morning, but there are times when that just doesn’t happen. Emmy is usually up between 6-6:30am and lately it’s been closer to 6am! Thankfully I […]

February 19, 2019

EATING WELL, EVERYDAY LIVING

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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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Morning Rituals

Morning comes early in our household (thanks to bright eyed Emmy!!) and honestly I’m not much of a morning person! Ideally I’d love to wake up before the kiddos each morning, but there are times when that just doesn’t happen. Emmy is usually up between 6-6:30am and lately it’s been closer to 6am! Thankfully I […]

February 19, 2019

EATING WELL, EVERYDAY LIVING

10 Questions with Liz Joy

I’m so incredibly excited for this post today!! Welcome to the first installment of a new series titled “10 Questions With…” where I’ll be chatting with some of the amazing women I’ve had the opportunity of ‘meeting’ is this online world. Let’s face it, the Instagram and social media world can be a little odd […]

February 13, 2019

EVERYDAY LIVING, MIND & BODY

Mini Cake Hearts

It’s officially the week of all things hearts, flowers, sweets and LOVE! Happy Valentine’s Day! We have our traditions that we do every year (including a big heart shaped box of chocolates for each kiddo on Valentine’s Day)…but I also love to create something new, fun and unexpected each year too! This year I came […]

February 12, 2019

AT HOME, EATING WELL, MY FAMILY

Our Favorite Picture Books

The love of books is something I want and hope to instill in my children from a young age. I always read to Emmy before her nap, and with all my kiddos before bedtime…but there is something extra special about seeing them pick up a book in the middle of the day, for no other […]

January 30, 2019

AT HOME, EVERYDAY LIVING, MY FAMILY

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