March 27, 2020

Helpful Tips and Ideas from My MarthaStewart.TV App

Our regular activities are limited, but there are plenty of spring cleaning tasks to tackle indoors - and, if you haven’t already, now is the best time to download the MarthaStewart.TV App for help.

My MarthaStewart.TV App now includes more than a thousand classic episodes - ideas, inspirations and how-to instructions for doing all those important jobs around the home. In addition to housekeeping and home-organizing tips, we’ve posted hundreds of hours of easy-to-do crafts projects, including boredom-busting ideas for children of all ages. Although large celebrations may not be possible at this time, we have lots of ideas for dyeing eggs, making greeting cards, and creating adorable and cheerful spring decorations. Plus, with April Fools' Day just around the corner, subscribers can watch a playlist of our best bloopers, funniest outtakes, and practical jokes.

Just download the App on your phone, tablet, or streaming device. You’ll find full episodes of "Martha Stewart Living", "The Martha Stewart Show", as well as one-hour holiday specials. And, sign up for a 14-day free trial of the MarthaStewart.TV App and then subscribe for 66-percent off the first six months. It's so easy to do - just click on any of the highlighted links. Enjoy these photos.

 

March 26, 2020

The Hellebores Around My Farm

During this time, if you can get out and enjoy nature while safely following important social-distancing guidelines, do - going outside, even for just a little while, helps reduce stress and improves the body’s natural immune system.

I am fortunate to be able to take walks around my Bedford, New York farm and see many of the season’s flowers - among them, the hellebores. Hellebores come in such an artful array of colors, markings, and formations, it’s hard not to love these fascinating perennials. I’ve had hellebores in my gardens for many years, and I find it so rewarding to have blooms that start in March, and continue through spring until the end of May - to me, hellebores are must-haves for any gardener's collection.

Here are some photos of the hellebores blooming at my farm now, enjoy.

March 25, 2020

Cleaning Copper at the Farm

It’s always so satisfying to check off time-consuming cleaning chores.

While we’re all spending more time at home, it's a good idea to get some home-keeping projects done and out of the way. Several times a year, my housekeepers take on the task of cleaning and polishing the copper at the farm - well ahead of any spring entertaining. Copper is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with a distinct pinkish-orange color. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a building material, and as a popular metal for cookware and other home decorating items. Over time, copper loses its luster and acquires a tarnish when exposed to air, so it is important to clean it regularly. For information on the care and cleaning of copper, be sure to go to my web site at marthastewart.com. You’ll also find helpful tips in both my “Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home” and in “The Martha Manual: How To Do (Almost) Everything.”

Enjoy these photos.