January 9, 2019

Welcome 2019!

A new year!! I realize it’s already the 9th day of January….but given my kiddos just went back to school on Monday, my holiday only recently ended! Even though I’m always a little sad to see the Christmas season pass, I’m also always so excited to welcome a fresh start. I love the clean slate that a new year brings and I’m excited to see what 2019 holds.

First off I’ve welcomed in the new year with a change to my site!! Since launching my photography business last year, my little space on the internet has grown, and I wanted to give both Pretty Smitten and Elizabeth Johnson Photography the space they deserve. So I’ve split the sites! You’ll find all professional photography content on my photography site, while Pretty Smitten will continue to host my blog.

It’s funny, when I began photography, for a split second I thought about giving up Pretty Smitten. Did I really need it?? Should I just combine it all into my photography business? But then I realized I dreamt up this little space when my son was just 6 months old. I literally sat down on the couch, wrote out a ton of words, and landed on Pretty Smitten. And I can’t let it go, it’s my (5th!!) baby. It has evolved (a lot) over the years, but I’m soooo excited to say I’ve landed EXACTLY where I want to be. And I hope it’s what you want to see as well.

So for 2019, Pretty Smitten will continue to be a place where I document our everyday lives in Southern California. I believe in a happy, beautiful, simplified and LIVABLE home. We have 4 kids. We’re probably getting a puppy this year. We LIVE in this home, every inch of it…and we do so in the best possible way for our family. I’ll continue sharing recipes, home decor spaces, organizational tips and brands/products that I love to use everyday. I’ll also be adding a wellness aspect. The older I get, the faster time seems to fly and my health and families health has to be number one priority. While I’ve been slowly transitioning to cleaner products the last few years, this is the year we make the jump. I no longer want my family consuming, breathing, touching or coming into contact with the nasty ingredients that so many products unfortunately contain. I’d love for you to follow along with me in this journey, and my hope is that through this community we can learn together!

Also I want you to know that while the photos you see might be extra pretty (I hope, lol)…this is truly our life. I share what we do, how we do it and most importantly the why. I just try to take some good photos of us doing it! If I don’t love it or live it, you won’t be seeing it on this site. So welcome to the new Pretty Smitten, we’re welcoming in 2019 with open arms!

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