hello friends and welcome to my new blog! how excited i am to finally be posting, after (what seemed like) hours and hours of finding acceptable layouts, fonts, pictures, etc. Unfortunately, my newness to the blogging community leaves me clueless as to how to use pretty fonts and images like my current fave blogs, the rockstar diaries and the english muse (these blogs also happen to be my inspiration for starting my own!). 
let's get down to business...

this is mia. she's 3 and she's my sister. she knows more about opera than me, and today we went hunting for sharks and mermaids. we're on vacation now visiting our extended family in hermosa beach, ca. my theory on not needing to use sunscreen if i already have a tan failed. oops. 

hello, fishermen!