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21 Things Every Martha Fan Will Understand

There are two types of people in this world: those who do it the Martha way, and everybody else.

1. Cinnamon-sugar palmiers? Flaky croissants? A classic French pain au chocolat? A sky-high soufflé? For most people, they're storebought; for you, it's simply all in a day's baking.

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Photography by: Romulo Yanes

2. For most people, the idea of hosting a party of ten is a challenge. But for you? The more guests, the merrier. (And more opinions on your new chocolate tart recipe!)

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3. At least once a week, you see something at the store and think, "I can probably make that."

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

4. Holidays aren't relegated to one day. (It takes at least a month of prepping.)

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Photography by: Raymond Hom

5. An organized home is a happy home.

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6. And your favorite compound word is "clutter-free."

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Photography by: Annie Schlechter

7. You live your life by one rule: mise en place.

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8. You can tell everything about a person based on what's in their fridge.

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9. Trash? What trash? It's called upcycling.

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10. And that's why you can never bring yourself to throw away a button. 

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Photography by: Paul BARBERA

11. You never leave the house without making the bed -- and you know how to fold a fitted sheet.

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Photography by: Paul BARBERA

12. A label maker is your secret weapon.

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Photography by: Kate Mathis

13. Half of the ingredients on your shopping list are near impossible to find. ("Now where does one buy rose water?")

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14. You've perfected your recipe for flaky, crumbly pie crust.

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Photography by: Marcus Nilsson

15. Your idea of heaven on earth is a farmer's market in summertime.

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16. But if you're stuck indoors on a cold winter day, it's an opportunity to deep-clean the house, try out a new squash soup recipe, or put your sewing machine to good use.

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Photography by: Kathryn Barnard

17. When facing any project, you won't stop until you're satisfied with the results. (Sorry, but there's no such thing as "good enough.")

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18. When life gives you lemons, you don't only make lemonade -- you scrub the cutting boards.

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19. An extra scrap of fabric never goes to waste -- it can always be sewn, dyed, or quilted into something new!

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Photography by: Paul BARBERA

20. All of your friends have you on speed dial. Because let's face it, as the "Martha" of your friends, you're their go-to party planner, recipe tester, and DIYer.

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21. More than once, you've caught yourself saying, "that's a Good Thing!"

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Photography by: John Dolan
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