Watermelon margaritas via White on Rice Couple

The Birchbox Weekender

Since we know how crazy-busy Monday through Friday can be, we’d like to take a little pressure off the stressful question of how to spend this weekend. Here are a few particularly entertaining things we think you’d like to partake in:

Send Off Summer with Toast

While we can’t promise we’ll stick to any rules about not wearing white, we’re feeling bittersweet about summer’s unofficial end on Labor Day. Consider this recipe from White on Rice Couple for watermelon margaritas made inside an actual watermelon your grand finale to barbecue season.

Make a Nightstand That Inspires Sweet Dreams

A long weekend means extra time to DIY, and we can’t think of a more worthy focus than upgrading your boudoir. Transform a drab nightstand with some paint and a couple pieces of printed wallpaper (or contact paper) using this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess as your inspiration.

Take Your Workout Outdoors

A playground hasn’t looked this fun since elementary school recess. Try this workout from trainer and Instagram star Kaisafit that incorporates a swing, monkey bars, and more—we’re pretty sure it’s no walk in the park, but your abs will thank you.

Squeeze in One Last Beach Read

If you’ve finished your summer page turner but need something to read from the comfort of your beach chair, check out The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The fourth book in the best-selling Lisbeth Salander series—and the first to be written after the death of author Stieg Larsson—debuted this week, promising all the thrills of the original novels.

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