Hi there, my name is Czerina and welcome to  Pretty & Petite!


I am your typical mid-20’s Midwestern suburban girl with a love for all things fun, adventurous and beautiful.  I feel like there is so much that I want to experience and I cannot wait to go on more adventures. If you’re new to my blog, here are some facts about me that’ll help you get a little insight into who I am.

When I am not spending time with my friends or family, you can find me working at the hospital. I am a pediatric nurse that works on a medical-surgical floor with children! I love working with those tiny humans because they are so funny and resilient despite whatever brings them to the hospital.  I am also currently in graduate school, part-time, to become a family nurse practitioner.

My blogging niche is lifestyle and wellness. The last few years, I have come to realize that stress will always be something that we have to deal with on a daily and I decided that I needed to focus on being the best version of me that I can be so that I can be that rock and shoulder to lean on (in good and bad times) for friends and family. I’ve also recently become obsessed with essential oils and their uses in everyday life.

I come from a really big Filipino family and I love all the chaos and crazy love that comes along with it. We are honestly more of a clan than just a family. 😀

Some of my favorite things to do include binge watching Netflix (especially crime shows!), watching the Bachelor, eating food, taking naps, and shopping.


As for my friends, I love meeting new people but I still have my ride-or-die peeps that keep me sane and grounded. I am so thankful for those deep relationships because when life gets rough, I know I can count on them when I need it.

This is Dakota at 4 months old

I have one furry little dependent in my life at the moment. Dakota is a 2-year-old Australian shepherd who also happens to be my little shadow. Getting her was seriously one of the best decisions I ever made. She has the sweetest demeanor and is a hard-core cuddle bug.

I am super excited to get to share bits and pieces of my life with all of you. Be sure to follow me on all my social media pages if you want to see more cute dog photos (because let’s be real, she’s way cuter than me)!

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