the holidays are officially nipping at our heels, folks! they're here. how that's even possible, i do not know. i feel like it was just August and i was preparing for the big move.
in theory, i'm a really organized and on-top-of-it kind of gal. in theory. for some reason, when it comes to holiday shopping, i'm just not. i think it's partly because i'm not always great at generating creative holiday gift ideas, especially for people that i don't spend time with regularly or are male (am i the only one that is the worst at buying gifts for the men in my life? i never know what they want or need). i knew that i wanted to put together a gift for my boyfriend's dad and girlfriend, but i didn't know where to even start. and then Mariano's came into my life. for those that aren't familiar with the store, Mariano's is all that is right with grocery shopping. from an abundant cheese selection (seen below), to fresh meat and seafood, plenty of chocolate, and some of the best smelling and looking prepared foods you've ever seen, it's the place to be. my first time there was one of those "i'm so overwhelmed by how amazing this is that i'm just going to walk around and look at everything before i even start to shop" kind of things. you know what i'm talking about.
if you haven't been to Mariano's before, you really should check one out! while you're there, be sure to grab a Mariano's reward card to take advantage of all the great deals they have to offer. bonus: if you have a man in your life that doesn't like grocery shopping as much as mine, he'll actually enjoy walking around Mariano's. there's so much to look at! so drag him along with you when you go.
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