For the love of rattan

The rattan trend is going strong and I can’t say I’m mad about it! There are so many beautiful rattan pieces available, and at a variety of price points too. I absolutely love the texture they bring to a room! I’ve rounded out 10 of my favorites below. Which one is your favorite? 1 | […]

May 20, 2019


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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 are our only "pause button."  Learn more about Elizabeth Johnson Photography by clicking below!  

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Peanut Butter Oat Snacks

I’ve said this before I’m sure, but I call my kiddos little snack monsters when they come home from school. It’s like a mini tornado in our house as backpacks get dumped, papers and homework come out, and little hands go straight for the fridge and pantry. Creating routines and setting out pre-made snacks is […]

April 29, 2019


Emmy’s Nursery

This is one of the posts that I’ve been trying to get back up on the blog since my site crash last year! Thank you to everyone for your patience…details on sweet Emmy’s nursery are finally back up! Hope you enjoy….sources are listed below and always feel free to reach out with questions! When we […]

April 24, 2019


Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

I just love Spring and all that it brings! Blooming flowers and plants have made their way into our home and yard, herbs are starting to sprout in outdoor pots, and the sunshine spills in our windows. There is nothing better then having the windows open, kids playing in the yard and my hands in […]

April 18, 2019


Emmy’s 2nd Birthday

Last weekend our little Miss Emmy turned TWO!! We kept the celebration simple and sweet with a small family lunch at home. She woke up from her nap (still carrying her baby dolls) to find our kitchen table decorated with our treasured fabric birthday banner, balloons, a beautiful little cake, and a few presents!! Her […]

April 6, 2019


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