Armed with Martha's best products, backyard barbecues, lawn work, and crafting with your kids is so much simpler and way more fun! Make your time spent at home more enjoyable with these must-haves from our founder's collections.

July 09, 2020
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Though some states have lifted their stay-at-home orders and have started to allow more public activities, you likely plan to spend more time at home this summer than you ever have before. But that doesn't mean you can't make your space beautiful, your activities more fun, and the process of preparing family meals a little bit easier. With the help of these Martha Stewart products, you can look forward to a season spent unwinding at home.

Delicious Drinks

Whether you're making cocktails or cooling off from the summer heat with a tall glass of water, make your drink of choice feel a little fancier by pouring it into fun glassware. We love the summery cups and stirrers from Martha's So-Cal Collection from Macy's, and purchasing a set (or two!) of the Tom Collins glasses picture above is an easy way to make sure your outdoor bar cart is always guest-ready.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection So-Cal Tom Collins Glasses, set of 4, $46, macys.com.

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Summer Potted Plants

Are you looking for a few fun craft ideas to keep little ones busy when camp isn't in session? If you have some old terra-cotta pots laying around, use Martha's craft paints to transform them into original works of art. You can then use the finished products to decorate your backyard, balcony, or entryway with plants you've picked up from your local garden center.

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Versatile Bedding

Many families swap out their bedding in summer, but it's a good idea to think beyond just sheets. Our favorite tip? Trade in your heavy duvet for a lighter quilt. Martha's quilts, available at Macy's, are beautiful and versatile. While they'll definitely sit pretty on your bed, we also like to use them as picnic blankets, while watching movies at night in the backyard or drive in, or even as a creative material to build a tent with the kids.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Artisan Bluebell Patchwork Quilt, from $340, macys.com.

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Sips of Summer

Whether you're eating dinner in the backyard or in the form of a picnic on the beach, Martha's favorite summer wines, all available through Martha Stewart Wine Co., pair nicely with seasonal fare. Best of all, receiving your wine couldn't be easier—choose the bottles you want and the delivery will arrive right on your doorstep.

Grill Indoors and Out

We love cookware that can pull double duty! An enameled cast iron grill pan can be used for searing steaks inside when the weather isn't so nice. And when it is outdoor grilling weather? Use your grill pan, along with the rest of Martha's grilling tools from Macy's, to whip up a delicious meal in the open air.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Enameled Cast Iron 11" Grill Pan, $109.99, macys.com.

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Wedding Ready

Are you or your son or daughter tying the knot? Get ahead of those wedding-related to-dos by choosing and ordering items like save-the-date cards, thank-you notes, or invitations now. Martha's mixbook collection lets you personalize designs to your liking. And if the wedding has already taken place, use her templates to create a beautiful photo album to show off all of your favorite pictures from the big day.

Backyard Vacation

You might not be going on vacation this year, but that doesn't mean you can't make everyday activities like hanging out by the pool feel a little more luxurious. These soft, absorbent beach towels are just the thing to have on hand when you and the kids are constantly hopping in and out of the pool, running through the sprinkler, or heading to the beach.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Beach Towels, from $40, macys.com.

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Green Thumb Gardening

There's no better way to make spending time at home enjoyable than transforming your yard into an outdoor oasis. That means it's time to start gardening. Shop Martha's garden and lawn care tools on Amazon for your planting, weeding, and maintenance needs.

Outdoor Dining

Looking for an easy way to make your next outdoor meal feel a little more festive? Use napkin rings, a nice bottle of wine, and fun plates to upgrade an outdoor dining table to an al fresco party! Martha's entertaining collection at Macy's has everything you need. The only thing left for you to do is cook the meal and craft a summer playlist.

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