Blog :: 12-2018

Happy New Year 2019


Wishing you and your family a healthy, prosperous,  and happiest 2019 New Year ahead!!


The Marcelino Team



Signal Kitchen & Burlington City Arts have re-imagined Burlington’s citywide New Year’s Eve celebration. Highlight builds on First Night’s 35-year legacy with a new series of community-produced events across Burlington’s Waterfront, South End, Old North End and Downtown Corridor. Enjoy music, art, theater, a community parade, hands-on creative activities, family-fun, modern art installations, diverse cultural events, storytelling sessions, and so much more. Many of Vermont’s leading businesses, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, artists, and organizers are coming together to create purposeful events across the city. Together, all Vermonters can help build an annual tradition that highlights the true spirit of Burlington! Please reach out at



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    87 Indoor Games for your kids!





    Posted by whatmomslove | kids | 36 

    Check out all the activities this Mom put together complete with instructions with the following headings; Just CLICK HERE


    Tape Games

    Balloon Games

    Fun/Silly Moving Games


    Maze + Obstacle Course

    Use Your Garage

    Bring Outdoor Toys Inside

    Sports Games

    Classic Games + Activities  Activity Dice

    Get Dramatic

    Imaginative Play

    Musical + Dance

    Exercise Videos!


    Play with Active Toys



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      Holiday Custom Wrapping article

      “11 Creative Ways to Wrap Presents Without Wrapping Paper”

      BY KELLY WEIMERT Updated 11/20/18

      Offers great ideas from simple brown paper bags or kraft paper to fabric, potato chip bags, duct tape, yarn, customizable word search paper and printable chalkboard paper.

      It’s a great place to start if you want to have a customized wrap or a really fun wrap.


      has a wonderful tutorial on

      “How to Make Festive Bows”.

      It provides step by step directions for a

      Classic Bow, Layered Bow and Rosette Bow.

       Add the perfect style and color bow

      to your custom wrap.



      Last but not least, topping your package off with a special tag.

      How about a personalized ornament tag. features

      “Salt Dough Ornaments (Salt Dough Ornament Recipe)”.

      This easy Salt Dough Ornament Recipe is tried and true!

       (Originally published December 2013)

      Complete your beautiful custom wrapped gift with a

      handmade ornament tag.




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        Holiday Pet Safety

        Holiday Pet Safety: An Expert Guide

        Holiday pet safety is critical for households with pets.

        Read our expert guide to keeping your dogs, cats and other animals safe this holiday season.

        November 20, 2018      Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD


        The holidays are always full of fun, families, friends, food and furry friends trying to get into as much trouble as possible. Holiday pet safety is critical, so in this article you’ll find plenty of safety tips. No matter how many times people read these warnings, we still see a load of holiday-related emergencies that could have been avoided with more careful monitoring by pet parents.


               In this expert guide to holiday pet safety, we’ll cover:

        * Which holiday foods are especially dangerous to pets

        * Why holiday scraps are worse than the usual scraps

        * How to prepare and maintain a pet-safe holiday environment — in the kitchen and throughout your home

        * Which holiday plants are toxic to pets

        * What your pets wish you’d do for them over the holidays

        * Tips for preparing guests (and their children) to be around your pets

        * And much more… CLICK HERE for the full article.




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