60 Days of Summer 2010
Make a Shell House for Kids
Find the Right Sunglasses Shape for Your Face
Make Patterned Napkin Rings
Easy Summer Centerpiece Idea
Make an American Flag Cheesecake
Turn Flowers into Fireworks
Get Patriotic with Pretzel Sparklers
Martha's Favorite Outdoor Games
Find Your Perfect Summer Hobby
Show Us Your Local Favorites
Every state boasts something special, whether it's wild Maine blueberries, gorgeous Hawaiian waterfalls, or a special state fair. Showcase your regional favorites by uploading a photo of something that's uniquely American to you.
Upload a Photo of Your Local Favorites
Summer Hats for Kids
Make Natural Plant Markers with Stones
Wake Up with a Fruit Smoothie
Start the day off right with a cool vanilla, plum, and buttermilk breakfast treat.
More Refreshing Summer Drinks
Refresh with All-Natural DIY Mists
A refreshing spritz of fragrant water is a great way to keep cool in summer. To create sprays, simply fill mist bottles with water and a few strips of julienned cucumber or sprigs of lavender and mint. Label bottles, and set them on a tray at your next backyard barbecue.
Bonus: Cucumber is known for its hydrating properties, and lavender and mint are reputed insect repellents.
Easy Summer Appetizers
Enjoy a Seaside Cookout in Your Backyard
Make a Beach Bag for Kids
Summer Picnic Crafts
Visit a Private Garden
Try New Things with Your Family
Have Fun with Dye
Show Us Your Flea Market Finds and Win!
Want to know more about the treasures you find this summer -- including what they're worth? Upload a photo of your flea market or yard sale find with a detailed description of the item; we'll pick three readers at random to receive a 15-minute consultation with a Martha Stewart Living Collecting editor, plus a one-year subscription to the magazine!
Cool Off with Fruited Ice Cubes
Add a cool splash of color and taste to your favorite summer drinks with fruity ice cubes. Just drop combinations of fresh berries, mint leaves, ginger bits, and strips of citrus zest into empty ice cube trays. Add water to trays and freeze.
Build the Ultimate Summer Party Playlist
Create Sun Print Art
Take Our Summer Trivia Quiz!
Plan a Lakeside Dinner
Beautiful Birds in Your Own Backyard
Few animals are as theatrical as birds. Why not grab your binoculars and enjoy the show? Whether you're traveling to a nearby park or simply exploring the backyard with your kids, here's how to begin identifying your winged neighbors.