Chicken Noodle Soup

My good friend Becca made me this chicken noodle soup right after I had Emmy. It was like a big warm hug in a bowl and I’ve been wanting to learn how to make it ever since! Lucky me she came over a couple weeks ago and showed me all of her tips and tricks […]

October 8, 2019

EAT SIP

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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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Chicken Noodle Soup

My good friend Becca made me this chicken noodle soup right after I had Emmy. It was like a big warm hug in a bowl and I’ve been wanting to learn how to make it ever since! Lucky me she came over a couple weeks ago and showed me all of her tips and tricks […]

October 8, 2019

EAT SIP

My work: Family Session in Newport Beach

Fall family sessions are in full swing and keeping my schedule very busy. I love it!! I recently shot this gorgeous, fun and rambunctious family at a beach in Newport. Nothing like the energy of two boys! They were so playful, energetic and FAST, haha! They had me running and kept me on my toes! […]

September 30, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photoshoot with Danielle Oakey

I think you’ve all heard me mention beautiful pillows from Danielle Oakey’s shop before…I have a few sprinkled throughout my house, and her pillow shop is always the first on my list when I’m on the hunt for new textiles. So just imagine my excitement when I recently had the opportunity to photograph her new […]

September 23, 2019

AT HOME, PHOTOGRAPHY

Late Summer Dahlias

Fridays are my flower days…I swing by the farm stand or Trader Joe’s and I can’t resist picking up a few bunches for the weekend ahead! Whether we’re planning to have friends over or it’s just the 6 of us, flowers make the house weekend ready. Once the end of summer and early fall hits, […]

September 13, 2019

AT HOME, EVERYDAY LIVING

Fall Home Finds

Have you had your first pumpkin spice something yet? Latte? Bread? Anything? I’m enjoying my first pumpkin spice latte of the season as I’m typing this post. Fall is on my mind!! Not only does the change of season bring on cooler weather (hopefully!!), but the light changes as well. I’m always so aware of […]

September 11, 2019

AT HOME, EVERYDAY LIVING

Hello Tucker

I thought it was about time to introduce you all to our new boy…meet Tucker!! After the ordeal and heartbreak of losing our sweet Toby, my husband and I quickly realized what are our kiddos needed most was a happy and healthy puppy to love. We began the search and this darling little pup just […]

September 9, 2019

EVERYDAY LIVING

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