It's a sign of the times. Martha Stewart Living will decrease publication frequency this year, with a combined July/August issue according to the editorial calendar available in the 2013 media kit.
With declining ad pages, and a downturn in circulation throughout the magazine industry, it comes as no surprise to see the decrease. I'd rather see MSLO decrease frequency rather than cease publication of its flagship magazine all together!
Despite the decrease, Martha Stewart Living continues to publish more issues than most shelter/home magazines who average 10 per year. The 2013 reduction will take Martha Stewart Living to 11 yearly issues.