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Martha Stewart & AOL Launch 'Martha & Friends'

Martha and her friends are cooking up crafts, games and activities at marthaandfriends.com. Credit: Martha & Friends
Why should grown-ups have all the Martha Stewart fun?
It's time for kids to get in on the queen of craft action...
A 10-year-old animated Martha Stewart is here to help bring out creativity in your kids.

Summer Birthday Parties: 5 Fun Ideas

Summer birthdays mean you can take the party outside. Credit: Getty Images
Birthdays are so much fun for kids to celebrate at school -- you get to bring treats, everyone sings to recognize your special day and you might even get a little gift...

Storage Cubed

Credit: Martha Stewart Living
Kids come along with a whole lotta stuff, and finding systems for storing it all is an ongoing, and potentially expensive, challenge. Happily, the maven of homekeeping, Martha Stewart, has introduced a line of ...

Do You Save Wrapping Paper?

When I was a kid we always saved the bows from our presents and put them into a big pile we'd then take a picture of (for posterity, I guess) before hauling them back down to the basement to live for another year before they made their next appe...

Valentine's Day ideas by Martha Stewart

I must admit, I was completely sucked into the Martha Stewart website this morning. It's like a gigantic black hole of beautiful ideas, just beckoning to me over my morning coffee. Once again, her team has come up with eleven easy and beautiful craf...

Martha Stewart's mother passes away

Martha Stewart's mother has passed away. The woman known as Big Martha, whose real name was Martha Koystra, was a ripe 93. Martha Stewart has credited her mother with teaching her all the tricks of the trade and appeared on Martha's show "Martha"...

Hosting a Halloween party, with a baby

Well, everyone, I finally took the plunge. Each year my husband and I host a Halloween party where we try to get together, if only for a few minutes, with all the good folks we know and miss and rarely get to see. Halloween is my favorite day of t...

Cheesecloth ghosts

Of course, Martha wouldn't be satisfied by simply making a ghost by tying a white Kleenex around a Tootsie Pop and calling it a day. Oh nooooo, she's got to complicate matters by using cardboard tubes and wire and aluminum foil and cheese cloth and...

Are you more Martha Stewart or Rachel Ray?

The other day my husband, mother-in-law and I were discussing Rachel Ray. Actually, we were discussing the new season of her cooking show, 30 Minute Meals. We noted that Rachel seemed to lack her usual pizazz and looked tired. She just didn't seem ...

Martha's wall calendar

I am not a fan of Martha Stewart, but this idea is an interesting one. She took a section of wall and, using chalkboard paint, created a permanent, reusable wall calendar. With 8" squares, her calendar measures 48 by 56 inches, giving plenty of room ...

Easy gingerbread houses, thanks to Martha

One of my husband's favorite stories to tell of my crafting gone bad was when I tried to make a gingerbread house. At the time, I was working as a reporter and had to make a gingerbread house for a picture to go with a story I wrote. Let's just say t...

Cute "Boo-nilla" shake from Martha!

If you're like me and love ice cream, Halloween and Martha Stewart, boy do I have the treat for you. Just in time for Halloween, Martha Stewart has the cutest milkshakes up, called "Boo-nilla" shakes. Basically, you paint ghost faces with chocolate o...

Martha Stewart Kids magazine ceases publication

I was surprised to find out today that Martha Stewart's magazine, Kids: Fun Stuff to Do Together, has ceased publication as of the Spring 2006 issue. And just when the editors were starting to include crafty activities I could actually complete. Damn...

Valentine's Day craft: "stained glass" crayon hearts, courtesy Martha Stewart

I've mentioned before that we have a tradition in our family to make our Valentine gifts -- so, lately, I've been on the hunt for great crafts that I can do with my daughter.  I should've known I could count on Martha Stewart to come up with som...

Scrapbooking 101, courtesy Martha Stewart

So I've been talking a lot about baby books and adoption life books lately, and I promised myself that on this trip to the United States, I was going to make a point to visit an art supply store to get started on my daughter Alex's life book.  W...

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