Week / end: What's up and link it up

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happy-friday_coco and mingo TGIF people!

WHAT'S UP:

From my office desk, I get the faintest, teensiest view of Times Square lights and screens in between my shade of gigantic building neighbors.  But from the other side of the office, the view is beautiful - if you like buildings upon buildings and a straight shot down 6th Avenue to Central Park off in the wee distance.  It's still beautiful though, to see New York City from above - the teeny tiny cars and people and all the different types of rooftops!

So I live in a neighborhood here in Brooklyn where there are at least a couple bodega's around and they're always alluring with tons of beautiful flowers out front.  It's great in making the neighborhood look beautiful and I don't know why I don't buy flowers more often.  New goal: buy more flowers = make your apartment pretty!

LINK IT UP:

♥  Check out these 2 martini drinks that you should enjoy while it's still summer:

+  Lemon Lavender Martini's via Waiting on Martha +  Watermelon Margarita-tini's (and Watermelon Lemonade for the kiddos) via Crazy for Crust

♥  Speaking of flowers, you really gotta check out this super-easy and super-sweet flower gift giving DIY via Paper & Stitch

♥  Pamper it up this weekend by giving your face a little lift and exfoliation with this DIY All-Natural Oatmeal Face Mask via Secondhand Sundays

♥  Back to school is almost here, and for those of you moving into the dorms (or if I were to jump into the past and re-do my dorm style), check out this crazy cool-for-school list "Scandinavian Cool for under $200" from Apartment Therapy - I love everything!

I hope your week treated you well and that your weekend treats you even better! . . .

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