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Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living July/Aug 2016

We've expanded our magazine to bring you more of the ideas you want for organizing, entertaining, cooking, and decorating- all in one place. Plus, our special Gardening issue, Entertaining Issue, Decorating Issue and Holiday issue are all yours to enjoy as a subscriber.

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2 min.
like a kid again

SUMMERTIME is unequivocally glorious in my mind. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Wisconsin, where the winters were long and the summers could pass you by in a New York minute, but I’ve always felt the need to savor every second of the season—from jumping into the chilly waters of Lake Michigan as soon as humanly possible to staying outside as long as parentally permissible. (The signal to head home for the night was when the streetlights flickered on— even then, we always stayed out longer in hopes of seeing fireflies and playing just one more game of capture the flag.) Today, with all of our adult responsibilities and, well, day jobs, it’s trickier to truly enjoy every ounce of summer the way we did as kids, but it’s…

2 min.
out & about

IN OUR FEED @jessechamberlin Los Angeles–based photographer Jesse Chamberlin offers more than just pretty pictures on Instagram— though you’ll see plenty of her travels, work, and family. What’s unique about her striking images are the emotions each conveys—from an aweinspiring meadow to kids playfully jumping on a beach, they’ll definitely make you rethink how to capture your own shots. Follow Us @marthastewart ON THE ROAD: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Visiting Santa Fe is always a good idea, but from July 8 to 10, hundreds of artisans from all over the world will come together for the International Folk Art Market—making it a great idea. Shop the handmade jewelry, ceramics, baskets, and beadwork, and watch live demonstrations. International Folk Art Market folkartalliance.org + Learn how to prepare authentic tacos, tamales, hot sauce, and more at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.…

5 min.
martha’s favorite burgers

Teach and Inspire THE CHALLENGE: how to make the ubiquitous burger more delicious, more extraordinary, and more unique. My suggestions: Try something other than beef for the patty. Add something unexpected. Load it up with flavor. Cook it over wood or charcoal. And, for a finishing touch, toast really good buns. Personally, I am not a “grillmeister,” but when pressed I will gladly accept the challenge. I prefer real wood or charcoal to gas, and I ignite the old-fashioned way, with kindling, to create a hot, slow fire that will sear and cook any burger to the desired doneness. The three burgers here—made of beef, ground turkey, and hake (a flaky white fish that is moist and tasty and holds up to the rigors of high heat)—will certainly enliven any cookout. For…

3 min.
let your flag fly

Fresh Ideas to Elevate the Everyday To get the buttermilkcake recipe, go to marthastewart.com/flag-cake. Here’s how to earn your stripes. 1 Trim and cut two 8-inch round cakes in half horizontally. Fill a pastry bag with ½ cup buttercream. Pipe frosting around perimeter of one layer. 2 Combine 1 cup small blueberries and 6 tablespoons blueberry jam; spread inside border. 3 Place another layer on top; spread with 1 cup buttercream frosting. Add third layer and pipe a frosting border. Combine 1 cup very thinly sliced strawberries and ¼ cup strawberry jam; spread inside border. 4 Top with last layer. Spread a thin crumb coat of frosting over top and sides. Refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes), cover with remaining buttercream, and serve. TABLE TOPPERS True Colors Get your flowers into the Fourth of July spirit, too. We…

1 min.
suite ideas

THE BEDROOM 1 Keep Them Hydrated Fill a carafe with water so guests don’t have to trek to the kitchen if they’re feeling parched. Canvas bedside carafe and tumbler, $18, canvas homestore.com. 2 Allow for Tunes Add a clock like this, with high-quality speakers and a USB port for their phones. Sound Rise alarm clock, in Wood + Taupe, $79, soundfreaq.com. 3 Offer Relaxing Reads Stock a nightstand with magazines, some buzzy books, and a good light. Barbara Barry Swing table lamp, $630, circa lighting.com. 4 Have Extra Bedding Store blankets and synthetic down pillows (for friends with allergies) in a closet. Company Store Comfort Wash solid linen sheets, in Creamsicle, from $59, thecompanystore.com. THE BATHROOM 5 Pile Up Towels Have enough sets for everyone, then stack them up. Royal Velvet Signature Soft six-piece towel set, in Prairie Grass, $84, royal velvet.com. 6 Set Out Slippers Prevent…

2 min.
prime provisions

WIN $10,000! Enter now for your chance to win $10,000 to upgrade your home! Visit marthastewart .com/home10k, or see entry details on page 122. SURE, BRING THE KIDS! Anticipate their needs, too, and Mom and Dad will be forever grateful. Screen time isn’t the only way to keep mini people busy and quiet on a rainy afternoon or an early Sunday morning. Fill a box with lo-fi toys, books, and art supplies to entertain them for hours (or at least 20 minutes while their parents take a disco nap). From top: Second Big Maze Book, $7, barnesandnoble.com. How to Draw a Chicken, $11, amazon.com. Eco-Kids Eco Dough, $20 for 5 containers, ecokidsusa.com. Ento Botanical Field Press, $20, kiddingaroundtoys.com. Creatology Sidewalk Chalk, $5 for a set of 52, michaels.com. Haba Terra Kids Beaker Magnifier, $4, habausa.com.…