11 Shopping Days Till Christmas: Dad and Single Mom Gift Guide

11 Shopping Days Till Christmas: Dad and Single Mom Gift Guide

This one is a difficult one for me to do since I don’t have an active dad in my life! But I do have a single mom that when I asked for help with the mom gift guide, she told me she wanted a chainsaw and backpack leaf blower. So this is a tribute to all dads and single moms out there! I picked the brains of some of my friends to find out what they were getting their dads so it’s not totally off pace.



Similar to mom, every dad likes slippers. Again, Target has amazing options that are super affordable. If you didn’t see my post from yesterday, Ugg Since 1974 is an authentic Ugg boot company, 100% Australian owned and made. They have plenty of unisex or male slipper options that any guy will love.

Leaf Blower

I literally know nothing about this I had J help me pick some out. Go look at my LTK for more details – good luck with this one. Take advice from the people at home depot and Lowes haha!


Again, my mom asked for this, I am assuming and hoping she wants to use this to cut bushes and do projects around the house. I don’t think this is something my brother or I would ever get her because she would end up chopping her fingers off. This post is actually a test to see if she even reads my blog. I’ll put an update if I get an angry text haha!

Comfy Sweatshirts and Sweatpants

No man I know has ever been disappointed when they have gotten a new sweatshirt or sweatpants. I linked a few different sweatshirts and will be linking more on my Boyfriend Gift Guide tomorrow.

Smokeless Indoor Grill

This should just be a gift for everyone. If you have enough kitchen space, this thing is a game changer, especially if you life in an apartment or somewhere where you can’t have a full size grill. On My LTK I linked the one that James, my grandfather and my moms boyfriend have. They are all obsessed with it.


This is one thing that I feel like most parents won’t buy themselves but could really use. Target is having some great sales right now so def check it out! They have brands on sale like Bose and Beats – even apple!

Comment what else you want to see in the next 10 days and I will try to accommodate!

Where the F**k Are We Going?

Where the F**k Are We Going?

So, this is the first post that I’ve written in a really long time. Besides posting some random recipes and other shit that I really wasn’t super passionate about, I’ve taken just about a year off. I started to slow down writing posts towards the end of grad school because everything just got kind of crazy. Then it was only about two months before the pandemic hit after-that. During those two months I was busy flying around getting ready for my best friends wedding that ended up being canceled 24 hours ahead of time on March 14. Since then honestly this last year has been a total blur.

We were all kind of in the same boat where we didn’t really know what was going on the anxiety of our health was weighing on me. Also being isolated didn’t help. I live by myself and for the first four weeks of the pandemic I stayed by myself because we really didn’t know what was safe, what was CDC approved, there just really wasn’t enough information out about everything. This really impacted my mental health.

Then came all the lay-offs. It felt like every single company was laying off their employees so we were all just waiting around hoping that we weren’t going to be laid off. We didn’t know that it would end up being OK if we were laid off or furloughed. This is something that everyone in every single industry was worried about, including myself and my close friends. I was fortunate enough not to be laid off but no matter what industry you’re in we all felt how hard it was maintaining the work ethic you had before while going through all of this shit. I really hit a dark place not just for a little while but for quite a few months.

During this time one of the biggest things that I constantly struggled with was my purpose. I started this platform because I wanted to connect with people. I feel that I am a very relatable person and that there are people out there I may be able to help just as other bloggers have helped me. Over the last eight months I’ve done a lot of thinking about what I want the Tay Greeley Blog to be.

Now I don’t have all the answers, but one thing that has remained consistent is I want to be relatable and I want to remain a lifestyle blog. I’m asked all the time what a lifestyle blog is. Honestly I can’t really answer that. My classification of lifestyle blog is it’s a blog about my lifestyle. I am a recovering student, I have loan debt, I’m still figuring out my career, I love nice things but I also love a bargain. I try and be as healthy as possible but I also indulge in guilty pleasures. I’m always looking for easy recipes for people who don’t always have time a.k.a. me. Outside of the pandemic I absolutely love traveling and restaurants. I have traveled over the last couple months a little bit but nothing like I was before, and that goes for restaurants as well. I like to look cute and comfy but I don’t want to spend a ton of money. And most of all I struggle with mental health and I know how hard it is feeling that you’re alone but I really want you to know that you’re not.

So, if you’ve been someone following me since the beginning, thank you. I appreciate the support more than you know. If you are someone just joining, welcome! I hope you find interest here. If you’re literally just reading this to talk shit, thank you as well. Your views and clicks on my website actually support my statistics and I’m paid for that.

I’m looking forward to it 2021 is going to bring to the Tay Greeley Blog. If you have any suggestions, feel free to use the contact tab or comment below, I appreciate it!