July 22, 2020

1. Taking even 15 minutes to workout each day has become such a great part of my morning routine. I’ve been following the videos from Melissa Wood Health and I LOVE them. You can choose from workouts that are anywhere between 15-45 minutes. They are all yoga/pilates based with some great core and strength work. […]


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life + style  in southern california

capturing everyday beauty 


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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Home Finds – No. 1

I’ve been getting more and more questions about my go-to online home sources for home decor, so I thought this new series might be helpful! A couple times a month I’ll post some favorite home items that are catching my eye and share how I’d use them in my own home. Sometimes they’ll be bigger […]

May 9, 2020


Updated Living Room photos and the new Studio McGee Presets

The recent launch of Studio McGee photo presets gave me the excuse to photograph my own living room! Interior photography has quickly become a passion of mine and it was so fun to flex my creative skills again in both shooting the space and editing the photos using Studio McGee’s new set of presets. A […]

May 1, 2020


Focaccia Bread

Ahhh quarantine baking…the last recipe I shared was english muffins, and now focaccia bread! It’s apparent we like our bread making over here! I snapped this quick iPhone shot the other night right before this beauty bread was devoured by my family. The photo might not be all that great, but friends…the focaccia bread is […]

April 28, 2020


Get the look: vintage landscapes

Finding a beautiful vintage landscape painting (and at a good price) is like striking gold. I found this beauty at the Long Beach flea market last year and it’s been a favorite piece in my home since. I’ve moved it from room to room…it has taken up residence in my kitchen, dining room and office…and […]

April 14, 2020


Homemade English Muffins

Back in January, when we had know idea what was to come, I mentioned that 2020 is the year I want to learn to make homemade bread. Well with all of this time at home, I’m really able to take the time to learn! So far I’ve made The Food Nanny’s basic white bread and […]

April 7, 2020


Modern Farmhouse Photos with Lindye Galloway

Just before the entire world came to a halt I had the opportunity to photograph a project with interior designer Lindye Galloway. We had so much fun getting beautiful shots of the kitchen, dining room, master bathroom, laundry room and powder room in this modern farmhouse. Details like fresh farmers market veggies, greenery and florals […]

March 27, 2020


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