Laurie Habkirk

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Bush and Blair carry on unpunished for the crimes of the Iraq War

<i>Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former New Democratic Party national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power & Politics<i>.</i><p>Did my eyes deceive me or was that really George W. Bush bebopping alongside the Obamas in Texas the other day?<p>The occasion was an attempt to bring some racial peace …

Flashback CRAFT Pattern: That Girl! Knitted Tank

<b>By Nikol Lohr</b><p>With an empire waist, relaxed styling and seed-stitch details to match the summer jacket of the same name, this quick-knitting linen/cotton blend knitted tank is an excellent warm-weather project. Wide straps for bra coverage, extra increases, and short row shaping for bigger bustlines …

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Super-Sweet Kid Craft: Starburst Candy Wrapper Bracelets

In need of some weekend craft inspiration? Have a treat, then turn the packaging into a piece of fun DIY jewelry with this Starburst candy wrapper bracelets project!<p>In a throwback to awesome summer camp activities of yore, I’m utterly charmed by this sweet take on a classic childhood craft. (I …

Kid Crafts: Origami Faces

This weekend, get crafty with the kids! Create fun folded paper figures with this neat origami faces project.<p>Directions to Fold Origami Faces from Pink Stripey Socks on Vimeo.<p>Ready to make cool and quirky custom paper friends? This easy-to-follow origami faces tutorial from Leslie at Pink Stripey …

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Sweet Geeks: Exploding TARDIS Cookies

Satisfy your sweet tooth and your love for all things <i>Doctor Who</i> with a batch of fun and fancy exploding TARDIS cookies!<p>Need more Doctor in your kitchen?<p>Embrace your inner Time Lord with this tasty exploding TARDIS cookies recipe and tutorial from Chris-Rachael at Kitchen Overlord.<p>Allons-y, …

Donut Day Inspiration: Baked Strawberry Lemonade Cake Donuts

It has come to my attention that Friday—June 5th, to be exact—is National Donut Day. And, while I’m not usually one to get all excited about made-up holidays, I most definitely <i>am</i> one to get excited about strawberry lemonade cake donuts!<p>Don’t turn down a good excuse for all-day desserts! Get …

Floral Decor: Fresh Lavender Wreath

Fresh lavender is delicate, lovely, and wonderfully calming, making it a fantastic flower option for both quiet afternoons at home or breezy summer parties. Have a warm weather event on your calendar? Delight guests and impress your pals with a DIY fresh lavender wreath!<p>Charmed by these pretty and …

Gin O’Clock: White Currant and Cucumber Gin Popsicles

Looking for a cool and refreshing warm weather cocktail? How about a delightfully frosty adults-only boozy popsicle?!<p>This white currant and cucumber gin popsicle recipe from food blogger and photographer Manca of Meta Mint looks like a perfect treat for all of those hot, lazy summer days!

Pet Project: Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuit Recipe

Treat fido to a bit of homemade deliciousness with this peanut butter dog biscuit recipe!<p>Sometimes it’s nice to remind your pup that she/he is top dog. So, whether it’s a special occasion or just treats in your pocket for a walk in the park, your four-legged friend will adore this homemade peanut …

Stitch It: Tiny Tile Quilt

Whether you’re a quilting beginner or just in the mood for a simple yet beautiful project, this tiny tile quilt is the perfect place to start!<p>When a quilt design is visually comprised of simple squares, the colors really take center stage. I love the clever way each block is constructed, resulting …

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Garden Magic: Make a Gnome Door

Make your favorite outdoor spot just a little more charming with a DIY gnome door!<p>So one day my sister sends me a text, and I quote, “gnome doors are going to be huge this year.” I had absolutely no clue what she was talking about and so it was explained to me carefully so that I could make her …

Quilting Basics: EPP Quilting with Curved Shapes

Attention lovers of English paper piecing: If you’re ready to put down the hexies and try your hand at something new, you’ll definitely want to learn the basics of EPP quilting with curved shapes!<p>With an easy-to-folow step-by-step photo tutorial and accompanying video, Diane from CraftyPod makes …

Marbling Magic: Make Faux Turquoise Rings with Nail Polish and Rocks

I’ve seen tons of faux turquoise polymer clay projects, but I’m really loving this marbling technique as a gorgeous alternative to clay. These faux turquoise rings look fun to make and fabulous on your fingers!<p>Nail polish is a fantastically versatile crafting tool, and, because it sticks to so many …

Summer Sips: Refreshing Raspberry Thyme Spritzer

In the mood for a refreshing summer sip sans alcohol? Try a fizzy raspberry thyme spritzer!<p>If you love a good mocktail, now is the perfect time to let your drink-making skills shine! Whip up a decidedly grown-up drink that’s sure to satisfy with this summer-ready raspberry thyme spritzer recipe …

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Happy Home: DIY Faux Metal Flower Wall Art

Brighten up a room with some stylized floral decor! This DIY faux metal flower wall art definitely looks impressive, but it’s surprisingly easy to make.<p>Create your own beautiful eye-catching decor statement with just a quick trip to the hardware store (or to your craft stash). If you’ve got bamboo …

Cute up Your Keys with a Retro Camper Perler Bead Keychain

If you’ve got an adorable old school camper, or maybe you just dream of hitting the road with one someday, embrace the adventure and delight with a super-cute retro camper Perler bead keychain!<p>With its large size and bold colors, I think this is keychain is perfect for keeping track of infrequently …

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Refashion Colorful Denim into a Gorgeous Upcycled Jeans Quilt

If you’ve got colorful old or outgrown denim taking up room in your closet—or access to a good thrift store or flea market—you can turn that unused fabric yardage into a durable one-of-a-kind blanket that your whole family will want to use! If you love your Levi’s, you’ll definitely want to add …

Summer Desserts: Easy Baked Peaches

When it comes to sweet summertime desserts, sometimes simple is best. Case in point: These utterly delicious-looking baked peaches!<p>What’s better than warm peaches bathed in brown sugar and cinnamon, then smothered in ice cream? Well, probably nothing, actually.<p>That’s why you should definitely make …

Bake a Tasty Batch of Sweet Potato Chips!

Looking to expand your side dish skills? Pick up some sweet potatoes next time you’re at the farmers’ market, because you’ll definitely want to bake a batch of crisp and salty sweet potato chips!<p>When it comes to side dishes and snacks, I’m a firm believer in simple methods and simple ingredients, …

Artful Interiors

Collectors, fashion designers, and artists know how to decorate. Here are 10 living rooms for the books.

Sewing Basics: How to Make a Zipper Pouch like a Pro

Oh the mighty sewing machine. Intimidating? Yes, but once you unlock those basic skills, the possibilities are endless! For our next addition to the #seamstresslyfe, we decided that making a pro-quality zipper pouch — for makeup, art supplies or other random items at the bottom of a purse — was at …

Insta-Detox: 9 Inspiring Health and Fitness Stars to Follow Now

With two and a half months of beachside drinks and vacation indulgences coming to an end, the boundless stream of ice cream cones and pool party shots turning upon Instagram will soon be winding down. A new season is just around the corner, meaning now is the perfect time to detox your feed and …

This Irish Store Is About to Become Your New Forever 21

We’ll definitely shell out some cash for a splurge purchase every once and a while but for the most part we’re usually trying to find the best way to spice up our style on the cheap. We’re guessing when you want to add a few new pieces to your wardrobe your first stop is usually somewhere like H&M …

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The 17 dirtiest French expressions (and how to NOT use them)

<b>Travelers to France beware! These expressions are not for the faint-hearted and are provided here so you can know if you’re accidentally saying the</b> …

Seven of the world’s riskiest roads

In many cases, these routes are less travelled for a reason: they feature terrifying drop-offs, unpredictable mudslides and a complete lack of concrete paving. Yet people still go.<p>As Robert Frost knew well, the road less travelled is often the more interesting choice – at least when it comes to …

7 Mexican food myths that need to die (and 1 uncomfortable truth)

1. Mexican food’s all about tacos.<p>Although Mexico’s traditional kitchen is heavily based on corn, not everything in the country is tortilla-related. …

14 things Dubai locals always have to explain to out-of-towners

1. Oh, you were here four years ago? That’s great. It’s all different now.<p>Possibly the most dynamic city in the world, Dubai changes quickly and …

What bartenders actually think of your drink order

Forget your haircut, the clothes you’re wearing, and your body language; believe it or not, your bartender can tell everything about you by what you …

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