January 8, 2020

One thing we love about living in Southern California is the proximity to so many cool spots. We can easily head to San Diego, inland to the mountains or LA for the day. The LA drive can be pretty brutal with traffic, but honestly when we commit to just getting through it we are never […]

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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 Day in Pacific Palisades

One thing we love about living in Southern California is the proximity to so many cool spots. We can easily head to San Diego, inland to the mountains or LA for the day. The LA drive can be pretty brutal with traffic, but honestly when we commit to just getting through it we are never […]

January 8, 2020

EVERYDAY LIVING, MY FAMILY

January Mood ’20

Happy January! And welcome to a new decade! Every year Christmas comes and goes and at first I’m a little bit sad. It’s such a fun, cozy and family centered season. But then guess what? January 1st hits and it’s goodbye Christmas!! Not a hint of sadness and I’m thrilled to pack it all up […]

January 3, 2020

EVERYDAY LIVING

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year my sweet friends!! I hope you have all been enjoying this holiday season…whether you’re off on an adventure or cozied up at home, I think the time between Christmas and New Years is such a special family time. We’ve been home but doing mini adventures here and there. A perfect combo! I […]

January 1, 2020

MY FAMILY

Zara Home

Have you checked out Zara Home recently?? I’ve been a long time Zara fan (especially for their kids clothes!!), but their Editorials are what have caught my attention lately. Their latest two features are chock full of inspiration for this holiday season. Most recently, Skye McAlpine shared a few nostalgic, comforting meals to make during […]

December 23, 2019

AT HOME, EVERYDAY LIVING

Make Ahead Christmas Meals

6 days!! Wow, does anyone else feel like this December flew by extra fast? Our kiddos last day of school is tomorrow and we have family coming into town on Friday, so my goal is to have everything mostly done (wrapping, grocery shopping, etc) before they arrive. I’m sure there will be last minute trips […]

December 18, 2019

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Simple gift wrapping tips

Tis’ the season for gift wrapping!! Have you finished yours yet? Started it? Somewhere in the middle? Every year I say I’m going to get all of my gifts wrapped early. Some years that actually happens and some years I’m frantically wrapping on Christmas Eve. This year thankfully I seem to be ahead of the […]

December 17, 2019

AT HOME, EVERYDAY LIVING

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