Massie Block quickly shoved her shiny keys into her black leather handbag and ran into Pinkberry, the cold wind literally nipping at her nose. As soon as she stepped inside the warm, sweet-smelling store, she shook out her curls and examined the room for Derrick. Once she spotted him sitting at the booth for two, she ran over.
“Hey cute boyfriend,” she giggled into his ear as she slid in the booth.
Derrick kissed her lightly on the forehead and quickly launched into the story of Victoria’s family’s new home as they walked up the buffet bar and added a variety of toppings to their creamy yogurt. Massie couldn’t help but feel like the luckiest girl in the world, she had fought off her friend-turned-enemy and won back her boyfriend’s heart in less than a week. Finally the world seemed like it was at peace.
“So they’ll be moving out this weekend!” Derrick finished as he took a bite of vanilla ice cream topped with cookie dough.
“I am sooo excited for you. I can’t even imagine having to live with someone so horrible,” Massie squeezed Derrick’s warm hand.
“It wasn’t too bad. I’m just counting down the moments until you can finally come over again. I’m getting sick of always hanging out at your house!” Derrick teased her.
“I know, I know. I’m sorry,” Massie pouted out her bottom lip, asking for forgiveness.
“It’s alright. You know what? We should celebrate! Victoria is officially not living with me anymore which means it’s time for a party,” Derrick’s mouth turned up into a sly grin as he stared at Massie.
“That sounds fun!” Massie smiled.
“You’re okay with it? I want to make sure you don’t already have plans,” Derrick asked.
Massie swooned at the thought of Derrick confirming all his plans with her first, ensuring he would always be free when she was. She couldn’t help but smile from ear-to-ear as she leaned across the table and planted a kiss on his lips.
“Are you almost ready?” Alicia called through Massie’s closet door.
“Almost!” Massie wiggled into her red sweater dress that hugged in all the right places and slipped a black statement necklace over her large voluminous curls.
As soon as she stepped out of her closet, she was welcomed with “Ohhs” and “Ahhs” from the Pretty Committee. After looking over everyone’s outfit, hair, and makeup, the girls were gathering their phones into their clutches and headed down Massie’s staircase.
“I am so excited that Derrick is throwing this party,” Dylan said to herself as they piled into Massie’s BMW.
“I know, right? Nothing screams ‘party’ like psychos moving out of your house….” Alicia said with a giggle.
Massie tried not to laugh at Alicia’s very true comment, “Ehmagawd Alicia, I can’t believe you said that!”
“Hey, you were all thinking it,” Alicia said with a wink as she plugged in her iPhone to Massie’s speakers and turned up “This Kiss” by Carly Rae Jepsen.
The girls were silent other than the occasional off-key singing and eventually pulled up onto Derrick’s street which was beyond crowded. Massie finally found a spot and glided her BMW in just as the girls scrambled out.
Massie lead them through Derrick’s front door and back to the media room. The girls had to wind through lines of guests and the thumping music made it almost impossible to talk over. After saying hello to a few of the cheerleaders, they finally spotted Derrick and the crushes looking ahdorable in the corner as they tried not to bump into anyone.
“Hey! It is way crowded,” Massie said as she squeezed next to Derrick.
“I know! My parents may be a little pissed when they find out,” Derrick chuckled.
“We should dance but I don’t know if there is any room,” Dylan called out to Massie.
“We can try!” Claire wiggled her hips back and forth which brought chuckles from everyone around them.
“Alright Claire, you can stop shaking it like it’s 1984!” Massie grabbed Claire’s arm and dragged her to the dance floor with the rest of the Pretty Committee in tow.
As the girls spread out into a large circle, Massie spotted Derrick and the rest of the guys coming up to dance with them. After the girls attempted to sing along, they broke into fits of giggles at their off-pitch voices. Massie wiped a tear from here eye as she tried to regain her breath, Alicia laughing hysterically into her shoulder.
Derrick broke their laughter as he tapped Massie on the shoulder.
“Hey, Victoria left this here for you,” Derrick handed her a piece of stationary that was folded into a small square. Massie stared at it for a second before quickly putting it in her purse, not wanting to think of what it contained.
“Sorry if this wasn’t the time to bring it up, I just didn’t want to not say anything about it,” Derrick shouted into her ear.
“It’s okay, I appreciate you telling me right away,” Massie smiled at how honest he was.
“You okay?” he asked, his eyebrows showing worry.
“Of course! Honestly, I’m so over the whole thing,” Massie rolled her eyes lightly at the thought of all the drama.
She turned back to the girls who were showing off some pretty crazy dance moves, each one trying to outshine the last.
Massie couldn’t help but pause and smile at these people that she chose to surround her life with, everyone bringing something special to their clique. Massie shook the feeling of stillness from her shoulders and threw her head back in a laugh, knowing that no matter how many times she blinked, she’d always open here eyes to see these girls by her side.
With the giving-season approaching, I know I’ve been swamped with Christmas lists as I try to pick out the perfect gifts for everyone I adore. However, it can get so expensive trying to buy everything I think they will like! If you want to do something a little bit more personal, check out some of these easy crafts that are perfect gifts for your besties to help their bedrooms look oh-so gorgeous 🙂
Pick out a gorgeous frame (or paint one) and grab some cute fabric to go beneath the letter. Attach the fabric to a piece of cardboard using hot glue and frame it. Next, you need to design the letter. You can either buy a wooden or metal letter from the store or you can make one out of small objects like bows, buttons, sequins, rhinestones, or bells. Be creative and make sure it matches her room colors!
This is very similar to the craft above. Pick out a frame, some cute fabric, and a thin, flat piece of wood to fit into the frame. Hot glue the fabric onto the piece of wood and then attach the wood to the frame using either hot glue, nails, etc. Just make sure your parents are assisting you if you are getting out the power tools 😉 Once you’e done this, you can buy what’s called a “cup hook” and screw them in at various lengths! As a bonus, add a couple pieces of jewelry to get her collection started!
This is as easy as crafts get. Buy a flat cookie baking sheet, cute fabric, and matching ribbon. Hot glue the fabric onto the cookie sheet (do this by wrapping it around and hot gluing it to the back). Then, hot glue some ribbon to the top of the non-fabric side so it forms a loop. This is so your friend can hang it on a nail. Then take the ribbon, and form a cute bow on the front and hot glue it in place! Don’t forget to add some cute magnets!
I hope you all love my winter-themed makeover 🙂
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