Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We've moved....

We're so excited to announce the launch of www.prettysmitten.com! Our blog can now be found at www.prettysmitten.com/blog. Check out our new design and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pinterest Recipes

Lately one of my favorite places to find new recipes is via Pinterest. I find practically everything else on there, so why not food too, right? Here are a couple of my recent favorites. Both SUPER easy, quick and very kid friendly.

Something healthy (well except for the buttery crescent roll part).

And something definitely not healthy, but quite yummy.

 Want to see more of what I've pinned? Follow me on Pinterest here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bla Bla Dolls...with costumes

Ever since Owen was just a baby in my belly, I've been completely smitten with bla bla kids. They made their debut in our house in Owen's room and his favorite dolls to this day are still 'monkey' and 'panda'. Both our girls now have their own bla bla dolls as well. And guess what? They just got even more fun. Now available...costumes!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Hi all! Just wanted to check in and say hello! We're enjoying cuddling our new little girl. And I just have to share a few pictures...

Nothing like a newborn! I could hold her all day.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Charlotte Alice Johnson

Surprise! Our little Charlotte arrived this past Wednesday, 2 weeks early! She made her appearance at 4:53am weighing 8 lbs, 4 oz and 19.75 inches long.

We're home from the hospital and everyone is happy and healthy!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Links to Love

Happy Friday everyone! Still recovering after my crazy couple of weeks...there were multiple days that included shipping days like this one! But wanted to share with you a few things that we found and did around here this week....

Thanks to Danielle Oakey, found this adorable new blog that I'm looking forward to reading more of this weekend! She's also hosting a great giveaway right now, check it out!

Thanks to Pure Style Home, my family and I enjoyed this YUMMY pasta with creamy prosciutto sauce this week.

And I plan on making some of these tomorrow, to enjoy for Easter!

And TODAY is the last day my shop will be open before my maternity leave. I was hoping to not close this early...but I'm realizing in order to get all the orders out before baby, then I better stop taking anymore. So if you want to place an order, now's the time! I'll be re-opening in June.

Happy Friday and have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Hi all, so sorry for the extended period of silence! Here's what I've been up to...

Sending out LOTS of iPad cases. My poor mailman that day!

And spending time with these two cuties with an impromptu picnic in our backyard. They were both very focused on lunch, couldn't get them to look up at the camera!

This belly of mine is growing, growing, GROWING. I can't believe in just 4 weeks we will be welcoming another baby girl to our family! That means I'm also in full nesting mode. The girls room is almost done, just a chandelier to hang and you'll get to see some more pictures! We're also working on a little playroom makeover.

As for my shop...I'll be closing it this Friday as I prepare for baby #3. All orders placed before Friday will ship out on schedule. So if you've been dying for a new iPad or iPhone case, lucite tray, personalized stationery or any of our other fun items....order now! The iPad 3 cases are now scheduled to ship mid April, so sorry for the delay! We want to make sure they fit the thicker iPad 3 design.

My current plan is to take off the entire month of May and re-open in June...stayed tuned on the blog though for updates :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

iPad3 Case

Okay everyone...I finally have an answer for you! The new iPad 3 cases will be available to ship by the beginning of April (at the latest). They will feature a black snap in style case and the same sleek design we've all grown to love! So go for it...place your order for your case now, we'll get the design proof finalized, and they'll get in the queue to ship!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Room for two...a sneak peek

With our third baby (a girl!!) due less then 2 months from now, we are in full preparation mode around here. Our two little girls will be sharing a room, which means a makeover for my sweet Amelia's room. We have some final touches to complete....but just had to share a little sneak peek....

I'm in love with the way this room is turning out. I might move in too.

Stay tuned to see more!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Links to Love

Another busy week, and we find ourselves on Friday again! Hope you enjoy my little round up from around the web...

Found some fun wedge shoes at Target this week, getting in the summer mood! Couldn't find the tan ones online, but check out the blue and white striped ones here.

And came across an interesting article on Pinterest's Terms of Use. Hmm, not sure how scared we should be? But I'm officially addicted and it will be hard to give up now!

Another interesting article, this one thanks to A Cup of Jo who mentioned it in this post. Titled "Are You As Busy As You Think?"...it says most of us are actually less busy then we think! And it's all about prioritizing...

And one more just in case you're in a reading mood this weekend....found this article on how to stop your iPad from crashing. My husband seems to have this problem with his iPad 2. He'll be sending an email, and bam, it just closes down. Every now and then I have it happen with my iPad 1. With my iPad 3 on it's way....I'm really hoping I won't have to use the tips from this article, but good to bookmark anyway!

Speaking of iPads...don't forget to enter the giveaway over at Stripes and Sequins for one of our personalized iPad cases.

And our promotion at Gilt City is ending on Monday! $55 for an iPad case, with free shipping. There are 4 packages to choose from, our popular rugby stripe is almost sold out!!

Happy Weekend my friends!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

iPad 3.

It's here! The much anticipated iPad 3 was announced yesterday (like you didn't know)...so, are you getting one? I have one on order, yay! I have the iPad 1 now and I'm so excited to upgrade. So my question for you dear readers...what are you favorite apps? I'm going to try and use my laptop less, iPad more. I do all my design work on my nice big desktop, so hoping to use the iPad in the evenings. Would love to use it to stay organized (calendar, recipes, to-do lists, photos), answer emails and would LOVE to use it to blog. Any tips? Any bloggers out there that write posts from their iPad? I'm curious, especially how it works when uploading the pictures. Would love any and all advice! :)

Another hot topic with the iPad 3 release is of course our iPad cases. Do they fit? I've had quite a few inquiries already! Unfortunately I don't have an answer for your quite yet. I will know from my manufacturer in about two weeks if the current style will fit, or if they are going to design something new to accommodate the iPad 3. Thank you for your patience! If you want to place your order now and 'get in line' then I'm happy to work with you now on the design. Then once the case style is finalized we can get your design moving forward quickly! Cases can be found in my shop.

Happy Thursday!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Pretty Smitten on Gilt City!

If you read Friday's post...then you may remember I mentioned there would be a deal starting today on our new personalized iPad cases. Well the deal is live! Head on over to Gilt City LA to get your iPad case at the discounted price of $55 plus free shipping! There are 4 packages to choose from. Shop when you can...our last promotion with Gilt City sold out quickly!

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Links to Love

Okay, so I didn't do too great with posting this week either! But I have some good excuses...and you'll find out about them soon! Be sure to check back on Monday, there just might be a good deal to be found on our new iPad cases. I've also been in nesting overdrive. I'm a nester by nature, so now that I have only 2 months until our THIRD child arrives...we've got some serious house projects in the works. One of these involved wallpapering yesterday. I'll show you soon.

So thanks for bearing with me...hope you enjoy this little week in review.

Design Darling, the boutique, launched yesterday. It's darling alright! I have my eye on that pink greek key pillow. And if you haven't already checked out her blog...you should!

Came across these on Cupcakes and Cashmere...YUM.

Love that these drapes are made from West Elm shower curtains

Dreaming of sunny days...and wearing these adorable flats! Found them on Zappos, and only $59.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

iPad Cases

I couldn't resist...had to do a little photo shoot with these fun new iPad cases.

Happy Monday!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Links to Love

Hi all and Happy Friday! My apologies for the sparse (and delayed) postings this week! I didn't have my regular babysitter come this past Wednesday and it really threw me for a loop! So Janae, if you are reading this...you were missed :)

But I didn't want to miss out on my new tradition of Friday Links to Love...I'm on #3 in a row, could be a new record for me! So without further ado...Fridays Links to Love:

Here's my latest frugal find. A $35 sunburst mirror from the Martha Stewart line at Home Depot.

Have you checked out the new site The Everygirl yet? It's a guide for all career and creative driven women. A one stop shop for career and financial advice...with home and decorating tips too!

And found some more inspiration for my new Draper bar cart...love this article on how to style a 'kid-friendly' bar cart

Maybe I can incorporate these little cuties onto the bar cart too?

And last but not least, a big thank you to the blogs Things That Sparkle and Blonde Ambition for featuring Pretty Smitten this week!

Have a wonderful weekend my lovelies!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Welcome Draper

Well, it's here and it's FANTASTIC. I'm speaking of my Draper bar cart from Society Social of course. If you follow PS on Facebook then you know I've recently teamed up with the darling founder, Roxy Owens, of Society Social. Lucite trays for her, a Draper for me...it's a match made in heaven.

So what next? Well, I must style it of course! Time to look for inspiration...here's what I found on my go-to site, Pinterest.

love the pops of blue and pink...

more pink...also love the addition of a few books at the bottom

charming, colorful and fun...

the potted plant plant wins it in this photo, living color.

And here's a shot of my very own Draper...

Even without the accessories, it still looks beautiful. Don't you think?

I'll keep you posted as I get it all fixed up!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Links to Love

Friday again! Here's a round-up of some fun things I found this week...

Love Tom's as a company...never could quite get them on my feet before though. They seem to look good on other people but on me? Odd. Enter Tom's new line of flats. Adorable. And these in chambray denim? Oh yes, these will work splendidly thank you very much.

Another time sucker that rivals Pinterest...here's a place where you can 'stalk' all of your favorite bloggers and their current obsessions. Think fun finds for your home and closet. So looking to kill a few hours? Check it out here.

I've had this picture pinned on Pinterest for a while now....Ikea expedit bookcases, stacked and layered with a mirror...looks pretty amazing I think! And friendly on the budget. I'm seriously considering battling Ikea this weekend to make it happen in my own living room.

And I need to save money because I also would love to have this daybed from Oly Studio in my living room. Not so budget friendly, but GORGEOUS.

Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is filled with love and kisses!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Last minute Valentine's Day Ideas

Looking for some last minute ideas for Valentine's Day? Me too! Browsing Pinterest this morning I found these cute ideas...best part, all of them can be done with things you probably already have at home. Dress them up a bit using our printable Valentine's Day package...available in our shop until tomorrow, only $5!

For the kiddos...

The favor tags, decorative hearts and 2" party circles in our Valentine's printable collection are all great options for personalizing your treat. Just pull out your sharpie and add the fun catch phrase!

And now for your sweetheart...

And for your home...

The decorative hearts string together to make a fantastic garland. And the 2" party circles could dress up any glass of champagne!

Find the printable collection here.

Happy Crafting!