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

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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!

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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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12 Things: Blogger Tag Fall 2017

The “twelve things” post is something I’ve been seeing a lot of bloggers do. If you don’t know what this is, the post features just twelve random things or facts! It could be things they’re dreaming of, things they’re currently working on, goals, anything really! I thought this was the perfect opportunity to extend a piece of me to my readers. I talk a lot about motivation and lifestyle content but often forget to make that personal connection with you guys. So if you’d like, continue to scroll on and learn more about me + what’s been going on in my life!

“Everyday may not be good but there is something good in every day”

  1. I’ve been grinding hardcore on all things social media. I’ve learned over these last few months of blogging that staying involved in the community is one of the many keys to success. If you write blog posts but lack networking, you won’t go anywhere. Making connections has been my focus no doubt!
  2. I’m getting a tattoo?! Yep, and it’s gonna be pretty large! I’m super nervous and yet extremely excited to get this piece. I can’t unravel too many details but I’m expecting this to be amazing. My deposit is down people! I repeat a deposit on a tattoo is down! I’ll fill you in more when the art is actually on my body!
  3. My new favorite Starbucks order has been a grande non-fat chai tea latte with 2 pumps of pumpkin. It’s the epitome of Fall and absolutely delicious.
  4. Last week I went to the gym 6 times! The gym has been my outlet for stress. It’s a place I can go at the end of the day where no one judges me, tells me what to do, or yells at me. In a way, it’s been therapeutic and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
  5. I’m dying to go back to school. I’ve attempted going back multiple times and each time I try, I end up dropping my classes. This time will be different though, I can feel it. Credit to my blog; what I’ve built has allowed me to explore advertising and marketing in a huge way. This journey is helping guide where the next chapter of school will take me. So thankful for that!
  6. I’m gonna say it…I’ve been living in sweat pants. Especially with this chilly Chicago area weather we’ve been getting – sweats are all I wanna wear.
  7. Reese’s pieces are stocked up in my freezer. I can’t get enough of those things. It’s been my ultimate guilty pleasure the last couple weeks.
  8. I leave for a big vacation in less than a month! I’ll be airport hopping for a day and then arrive in a hotter climate! Can any of you guess where I’ll be headed?!
  9. We have found a venue for our anniversary celebration! Our big party is finally happening and we’ve got an epic night planned for when my husband returns!
  10. I kinda wanna start a YouTube channel but I’m kinda sorta too scared! Any advice for new YouTubers?! My life really isn’t that exciting so I’m not sure what I’d even vlog or film about! Let me know in the comments what you guys would want to see or if you’d even watch!
  11. My braces are scheduled to come off next month! If any of you have had braces, you know how excited I must be right now. That day can’t come quick enough! I’ll be sure to do a post about my braces experience once this metal mouth is back to normal.
  12. I’ve been a cleaning maniac lately. All of my laundry is done, sheets are washed, dishes are put away, I even went far enough to scrub down the bathtub and keep the dining room clutter free (almost impossible because I’m always throwing crap in there). It feels good to have everything in order!

I hope you all enjoyed this post today and please notify me if personal stuff is something you want to see more of. I’m happy to do that if you’ll read!

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Fab Fit Fun Unboxing Fall 2017

Hooray! I’m so happy I finally jumped on the FabFitFun train! These seasonal boxes are seriously amazing and full of great goodies. Everything from hair products, to skin care, accessories, makeup, and a bunch in between. If you’re not familiar with this awesome brand…let me give you some details! FFF is a seasonal subscription service that delivers to you for only $49.99! Which is a fabulous price considering the products inside are valued at over $200! They’re packaging is to-die-for, their customer service rocks, and best of all you’re given unique products you may have never picked out on your own! It’s like Christmas every season!

So anyways, the company just launched their Fall box and I couldn’t wait to share with you what’s inside. I’m sure there’s something in here that will fit your fancy someway or somehow. Let’s get into it!

  • Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder
  • Mytagalongs Hot & Cold Gel Pack
  • Ombré Wrap Scarf
  • Private PartyGym Bag
  • Trestique Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon
  • Whish Beauty Renewing Mud Mask
  • Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil
  • Cottonelle Freshcare Flushable Cleansing Wipes
  • One Of The Following 4 Products: B-Low The BeltFashion Belt, Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, The Jet-Set Diaries Beanie, Whitening Powder With Toothbrush

Can you believe how much is jam-packed into this lovely little thing?! My favorite most of all has gotta be that Ombré Wrap Scarf! Super cozy and comfortable for those crispy-cold mornings. You could even lay this piece down on your bed as a runner! Super cute!

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Another thing I was pleasantly surprised to find in this box was the charcoal teeth whitening powder. I’ve seen this on a ton of YouTube videos but have yet to give it a shot. It’s such a different type of product I would have never had the guts to get myself. Easily one of the items I’m just dying to test out!

What was your favorite piece from this months Fall box?! Let me know in the comments below! Haven’t tried FabFitFun yet? Don’t worry! Use the code PUMPKINSPICE to save $10 off your first box!