A playroom for Emmy

Emmy is a busy little lady these days! Like most toddlers she wants to get into everything! So when she started getting into big brother’s legos and big sister’s tiny Shopkins, I knew it was time to create a safe and fun space for her to play. We have a little room off the girls […]

January 16, 2019

AT HOME, MY FAMILY

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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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A playroom for Emmy

Emmy is a busy little lady these days! Like most toddlers she wants to get into everything! So when she started getting into big brother’s legos and big sister’s tiny Shopkins, I knew it was time to create a safe and fun space for her to play. We have a little room off the girls […]

January 16, 2019

AT HOME, MY FAMILY

Essential Oils

I sat with a friend the other day having coffee and we chatted about our goals for 2019. A general wellness theme soon quickly developed. Exercise and eat healthy…not necessarily to be ‘thin’ but because we want to be around a long time for our kiddos. Be organized….because to me an organized home tends to […]

January 15, 2019

EVERYDAY LIVING, MIND & BODY

10 Home Decor Items for 2019

A new year always brings the desire to freshen up your space, don’t you think? Christmas decor has been put away and suddenly everything feels empty. And I don’t know about you, but once January hits my mindset is already on Spring! I want light, bright, open and airy.

January 13, 2019

EVERYDAY LIVING

Welcome 2019!

A new year!! I realize it’s already the 9th day of January….but given my kiddos just went back to school on Monday, my holiday only recently ended! Even though I’m always a little sad to see the Christmas season pass, I’m also always so excited to welcome a fresh start. I love the clean slate […]

January 9, 2019

EVERYDAY LIVING, MY FAMILY

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