Cuba Travel Diary

Surprise!

I’m in Cuba for a week enjoying the warm sun, ocean breeze, and unbelievable views.

My travels started off in Chicago where I flew out of O’Hare International Airport and into Fort Lauderdale for a night (a long night might I add). After sleeping on the airport tiles and five cups of coffee later, it was finally time for me to board the flight that would take me straight to my island destination. A quick jet over was nearly a hop, skip, and a jump – the flight to Cuba lasted only an hour and a half! I was very surprised it didn’t take longer and couldn’t believe how fast the plane went!

Anyways, this trip has been a once in a lifetime experience and although it’s not over yet…I wanted to make sure I kept all of you updated with a few fun photos! Here are some of my favorites from exploring around. There hasn’t been much to do other than snorkeling, eating, and soaking up this amazing weather! Sounds just absolutely terrible right?! Do I have to go back to Chicago?!

Waffles fruit and hashbrowns for breakfast

One of the first things we did on this trip was grab the perfect brunch. As you can see from the photo, I went all out. I definitely was not going to hold back on all the good stuff this spot had to offer. I started with this plate and went back for seconds, thirds, and yes even an early morning desert. Topped my “breakfast” off with some cheesecake bites! Needless to say, I ate good!

Little crab in the rocks

Caves on vacation in Cuba

There were a ton of tiny crabs and unique sea creatures at the beaches we visited. It was also super cool to climb into these rock structures and just explore. I sat here for about an hour searching for shells, coral, and sea glass to bring back home.

I definitely got pushed out of my comfort zone with snorkeling. Jelly fish and sea urchins were things I did not want to encounter. Alhough I tried to stray away, the little guys slowly made their way near my path. So scary!

Iguana in the trees in Cuba vacation

Taking rides through some of the mountains were where I spotted lot’s of iguanas. This one decided to chill in the tree tops. They act like dogs and are definitely not afraid of people whatsoever.

Bad and boujee sweatshirt on vacation in cuba

Long days out and about make me so tired. At the end of each adventure I’ve looked forward to throwing on comfy clothes and watching the waves from our room. This trip has made be feel extra bad and boujee + peep my sweatshirt from Shop Abby Lee! It’s extremely comfortable and has been my go-to for traveling lately. Click the photo above to scoop yours or just check them out on Instagram @shop.abbylee!

Like I said above, I still can’t believe I’m actually here, in Cuba! What is your dream vacation?! Leave a comment below and let me know!

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Google Home Mini Event Chicago

Believe it or not, I’m not a hardcore tech person. I don’t stay up to date on the newest drones, headphones, or laptops and I know that probably sounds terrible coming from a blogger. Truly though, the only tech related item I tend to keep up with is my iPhone (if that even counts). So, when the new Google home mini came out I didn’t think much of it until I was able to try the product for myself.

This tiny gadget can set reminders and timers. It can dim the lights in my living room, check a flight status, and even remembers my most loved Starbucks order. It’s seriously like my personal assistant. If you guys haven’t checked out the new Google home mini I highly recommend you do!

Back to what this post is really about, I visited the pop-up Donut shop Google held in Chicago last weekend! This event featured a “menu” guests ordered off of in an effort to retrieve their “prize”. The prize being either two Stan’s donuts or a Google home mini! Read below to see what my mom and I won!

I ended up winning two Stan’s donuts! Can’t go wrong with the best breakfast food ever right?! I loved seeing the comparison between both the mini and these little treats. So much power in something so small! Go get yourself one and tell me how you like it!

Day In The Life + Giveaway

With work, the pups, my blog, and this crazy Chicagoland weather I hardly find the time to get outside and explore. This past Sunday, my mom, sister, and I took a few hours to spend some time in a small town near us. I thought I’d snap a few pics and tell you all a little about what we did! See below for more..

target blush slip on shoes

Before leaving, I decided to slip on my favorite pair of shoes I purchased recently. I grabbed these at Target for under $25! They were such a steal. I couldn’t resist the suede material, blush color, and the fact they’re very comfortable + so easy to slip on. I paired these with some jeans and an oversized crew neck!

target blush slip on shoes affordable light weight

Once we got into town, we wandered over to one of my favorite coffee spots, Hansa. I was so excited they had their seasonal flavor out, which of course, was pumpkin spice. I ordered an iced chai tea latte with a few pumps of pumpkin. And if you know me, you understand my slight addition to chai tea lattes lately. I’m overly obsessed!

I wasn’t able to snap a pick of my own drink but I did get this shot of my mom and sisters. I’m pretty sure they both stuck with a simple hazelnut latte. Probably equally as good as my chai I’d assume. Take a moment to appreciate this latte art!

hazelnut hot fall lattes

coffee shop chicago

After coffee I wanted to check out some of the small boutiques. I didn’t find anything I was willing to splurge on but it was cool seeing a few items I’ll be putting on my Christmas list! Speaking about the holidays, am I the only one amazed at the stores bringing out their decor earlier than expected?! Bath and Body Works already has their winter scents out! That’s just so crazy to me! Time is flying by!

building mums outdoor area lifestyle

shopping boutique downtown lifestyle

This day gifted us with the perfect Fall weather. The three of us were bundled in light sweaters and scarves but were warm enough that we could still walk outside. It was easily one of the best days of the week as far as functionality went.

With outfits and accessories on the brain, I thought I’d point out one of my go-to necklaces. I’ve been eyeballing jewelry that’s simple, elegant, whimsical, and light weight. This piece from Tiny Lumber is exactly that. The geometric design is modern and dainty + being made out of wood makes it feel like you’ve got nothing on. Don’t you hate the feeling of heaviness with some other pieces?!

I had my sister wear it with her outfit and it matched great! Tiny Lumber has so many other designs to choose from that are just as beautiful as this one so make sure to check their site out here!

Keep reading for a giveaway

tiny lumber necklace jewelry geometric

tiny lumber necklace jewelry geometric

I’m teaming up with Tiny Lumber to give one of these geometric necklaces to a lucky follower of the blog! There’s only a few rules: the winner must be a follower of ChiGoalDigger.com, you have to be following tiny_lumber on Instagram, and (so I can contact you once the contest is over) be sure to comment below your favorite city to visit with your Instagram handle! Winner will be chosen November 9th! Good luck!

tiny lumber necklace jewelry geometric

sisters downtown shopping with coffee

After being out all afternoon long, I ran home to my dogs for a little Sunday football. While I was shopping, I scooped them these frosted football pup treats! They couldn’t have been more excited and I was definitely ready to just relax. The cookies kept them occupied for quite sometime and calmed their nerves from being alone for so long! Is anyone else a devoted dog mom like I am?!

sunday football cookie treat shitzu dog

What have you all been up to lately? Is there anything during this Fall season you’d like me to try? Leave a comment below letting me know!

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