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Wednesday, May 30, 2012


since I've been in chicago around all the sausage and meats
I've been second guessing my vegetarianism but after watching food inc last night I remember why I went veg in the first place and Im happy that I am.

I am going to try to eat all organic, mostly local and try to go vegan for a week. 

bye cheese, I'll miss you.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


any bloggers interested in doing a tattoosday with me?
send me a picture or pictures of your tattoos.
tell us a little about you..
when did you get your first tattoo? did you wait till you were 18?
when and where did you get your tattoos?
which is your favorite? and meaning behind it if any? story of how you got it?
do you have others?
which one hurt the most?
do you plan on getting more?
any advice for others wanting tattoos?

you dont have to answer all of them, which ever ones you want to. 

email me if you want to do a tattoosday!

Monday, May 28, 2012


This weekend I kept telling my friends about all these fun tricks I found on pinterest
How to get more out of your bare essentials
Use a dime or tweezers to pop off the bottom and get all that make up thats stuck in there! 

home made dotting tool
from the lovely beauty department
if you havent looked at this blog yet, do it.
how to keep your zipper up!
Ive used this on a pair of forever 21 shorts that the zipper was kinda broken on 
and it works like a CHARM!
peonies are finally in season and I am going to buy some mason jars and some buy myself some flowers!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


my bff is in town for the weekend!
heres some pictures from my weekend!!!

the pretty window display at the hotel
da bean

me, lee lee and her friend Melissa

glam shotzzz

we were waking around the bean and my sandal broke
thanks a lot steve madden!!
we went to this bar in wicker park and they had chalk board walls 
I wrote this above the sink cause they didn't have a mirror.

this was at the famous giordano's
snacking by the water.

the moon tonight
When we were walking back to the hotel we caught a little glimpse of the navy pier fire works! 
so pretty

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I love blogging and I've always kept many blogs but 
I've struggled with finding my identify in the blog world
I'm not a fashion blogger, I'm not exclusively a craft blogger
Im just me
Im not good at keeping a schedule
monday do this tuesday do that wednesday this and that and this and that.  
So  I am not going to strive to be something Im not. 

I like blogging and Im just going to be myself and I hope others enjoy my (blogging)style because its all over the place

//In other news I'm loving my time in Chicago and MY BEST FRIEND comes to town today!//

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I missed wednesday because I've been going to bed late and waking up late, 
so today I woke up got ready and went out all day.

I found all these pictures going through my tumblr till 3 AM last night. 

summer lovin

cant a girl just get her summer fling on.
getting that feelin

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


 has always been one of my favorite blogs

here are some of my favorites I saw looking around there today
I am stronger than my weaknesses
read her story here

I hate to say this but my dad is old, 
I love seeing the in memory tattoos written in their own handwriting 
dont dream your life, live your dream

and my favorite tattooed woman ever. radeo.

Im looking for people do do tattoosday featured posts.
I would love to see some pictures of your tattoos and I would ask you a few questions about them
If this sounds cool to you email me at postthesmiles (at) gmail (dot) com

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I love my dawg

 how cute is that face?


Nato (and Obama) are here in Chicago
so today were going to check out all the craziness and protests in the south loop.
one thing I really want to do while Im here in chi town is have a blogger picnic/meet up
tumblr, pinners,bloggers.
all get together at the bean and have a little picnic and hang out!

every monday at millennium park starting may 28th
there are free concerts in the park and people sit out and eat, and drink and have fun in the summer time. 

doesnt this just sound lovely!?

and one of my favorite musicians is playing july 9th!
james vincent mcmorrow.

who would be down to do this???!??

Friday, May 18, 2012


yesterday I walked all around wicker park 
and did some shopping
I found this dress at buffalo exchange (holla)

wait for it

15 dollars!!!
 and the best part is that its at urban right now for like 80 bucks!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I updated my sponsor page!
doing button swaps with anyone thats interested!
(and I added a bunch of buttons in lots of sizes to the page!)

something else I love about chicago is the beautiful brick buildings EVERYWHERE.
I've been itching to have a little photo shoot with some brick!

I just got this turquoise jacket today 
already love it, excited to wear it with all sorts of outfits this summer.

today I also lightened my hair more I wanted it to be more like 

 and I added these two blode streaks to the sides, above my ears so when I pull my hair back you can see the little streaks. SUMMER HAIR.

ps. I edited these photos on picmokey, pretty awesome if you havent used it yet.


currently on my crochet hook.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Since I have more followers now I decided to do tattoosday on myself!

When and where did I get my tattoos?
I got the bow on my leg in tucson, the Aun Aprendo knee cap tattoo at 4fourty4 tattoo in Tucson by Henrytattooer, my finger heart tattoo at this place in chicago ( i cant think of the name) And I got my LA lip tattoo at staring with out caring In Tucson.
Which is my favorite?
I think my finger heart tattoo, its the one I see the most and I love it so much

Do I have others?
these are only 4 of my 9

Do I plan on getting more?
one day, Im waiting a year to get more.

Any advice I have for others getting tattoos...
one thing about me and tattoos is once I got my first one at 16 or 17 I was hooked, and I act on impulse, I get an idea and I need it right away. which means I have this one tattoo that I hate. I really wish I didnt have it on my body but I acted on impulse. So my advice is make sure you REALLY want that on your body forever. and something Im still working on since tattoo artists really intimidate me, make sure you speak up. the tattoo that I dont like, I told the tattoo artist I didnt like the size and instead of saying, ok lets do it your way he got mean and rude and said that it wouldnt look right and just kinda made me feel dumb instead of talking it out with me. I wish I woulda said something. SO be 100% sure you like the tattoo, sometimes I draw it on for a few days to make sure. and SPEAK UP