Summer
picnic scene
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Dining al fresco is one of the best parts of summer — especially when everyone shares the job of cooking. Just throw down some blankets, chill the wine, and ask your friends to bring their fave dish. And if you need ideas... we've got 'em:
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We'll say it: A chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich is probably the most wonderful indulgence of the summer. Or winter. Or whenever — there's really no bad time for these. And this recipe lets you mix and match flavors to create ice cream sandwiches that are even better than the ones you remember eating as a kid.
Nicole Weston
woman planting vegetables in blue hexagon-shaped  raised beds
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So you wanna grow your own veggies, but you tend to be... super impatient. We get it. The good news is, you don't have to wait all summer to score homegrown greens for your dinner table. Here are our fave fast-growing vegetables you can harvest in less than two months.
Melissa Willis
close up of wound balls of blue cotton yarn with yellow tulip out of focus in background
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Let’s be clear: knitting is a year-round sport, and we're in favor of always having a little something to stitch on no matter what the weather. But if that cabled wool sweater you were so gung-ho about when the snow was falling is suddenly making you sweat, these are the alternatives that'll keep you busy — and cool.
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canvas painting of acrylic seascape with crashing waves next to artist workspace and tools
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Long, lovely days mean... more time for painting! These seven projects are all about that easy summer vibe.
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seashells and watercolor seashell paintings on watercolor paper
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Hey beach bums, this one's for you. Whether you're craving some fun in the sun or just got back from the shores with a new shell collection in tow, painting watercolor seashells will instantly give you that toes-in-the-sand vibe.
Beginner
finished colored pencil drawing of a sunflower in a sketchbook
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You don't have to wait 'til summer to spruce up your space with sunflowers. With just a few colored pencils, you can easily create your own bright blooms, no matter the season!
Beginner
How to Create the Mermaid Tail Swimsuit
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Sew
Learn how to draft your own mermaid tail pattern so you can make the project for any size or age. You'll learn tips and tools for cutting stretch fabrics, discover no-stress sewing techniques and follow along with the basic construction techniques.
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Learn basic swimsuit material sewing techniques and general tips for stretch fabrics while creating a fun mermaid tail. Perfect fun project for beginners and advanced sewists alike.
Amanda  Carestio
Amanda Carestio
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Fire is the ultimate photo op, as anyone who's ever had a birthday cake with even a single candle on it will tell you.
Laurence Norah
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