Dressing for Spring

Is there anything better then the first signs of Spring? We’ve had sooo much rain here in Southern California, but finally we’re starting to see some sun!! I’m thrilled to get outside more…the kiddos and I are running around playing, taking walks and getting into the garden! And even though we don’t have drastic season […]

March 21, 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 couples...photos are our only "pause button."  Learn more about Elizabeth Johnson Photography by clicking below!  

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Raven Roxanne Book Signing

It’s always a fun treat to spend a little girl time with my two oldest girls, Amelia and Charlotte. It’s the perfect time to head to events or go on outings that the boys might not appreciate as much, and that sweet Emmy is a little too young to attend. Last weekend one such event […]

February 22, 2019


Morning Rituals

Morning comes early in our household (thanks to bright eyed Emmy!!) and honestly I’m not much of a morning person! Ideally I’d love to wake up before the kiddos each morning, but there are times when that just doesn’t happen. Emmy is usually up between 6-6:30am and lately it’s been closer to 6am! Thankfully I […]

February 19, 2019


10 Questions with Liz Joy

I’m so incredibly excited for this post today!! Welcome to the first installment of a new series titled “10 Questions With…” where I’ll be chatting with some of the amazing women I’ve had the opportunity of ‘meeting’ is this online world. Let’s face it, the Instagram and social media world can be a little odd […]

February 13, 2019


Mini Cake Hearts

It’s officially the week of all things hearts, flowers, sweets and LOVE! Happy Valentine’s Day! We have our traditions that we do every year (including a big heart shaped box of chocolates for each kiddo on Valentine’s Day)…but I also love to create something new, fun and unexpected each year too! This year I came […]

February 12, 2019


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