Make It, Bake It, Do It: Day 5

Today we made paper stars, homemade oreo cookies, and booked tickets to Athens!

We actually made the oreos last night, but I'm counting it for today because they were just too good not to share.

There used to be more than one; I promise.

The paper stars were from Martha Stewart, and we decided to turn them into bunting.  I am normally not the kind of person who finds bunting attractive.  It seems to be all the rage these days, but almost every time I see it, it makes me go meh, but I guess it was bound to happen with the right bunting material!
Star bunting.

We spent a lot of time debating on where to go for winter break.  We were hoping that Steve might be working at this point, but things are progressing as slow as ever so we stopped waiting and made up our minds to move on for now.  We wanted to go somewhere relatively warm, since we don't have any winter clothes here, but I didn't really want to spend too much on plane tickets.  We contemplated Thailand, the Maldives, India, Italy, Northern Africa, staying here in Saudi Arabia, but finally settled on 13 days in Athens.

The flight wasn't too expensive, and the weather, while not really warm seems to be in the 50s-60s, which seems manageable. We'll probably have to pick up some extra warm clothes if we can find some in Jeddah, but since we're not leaving until the 29th we've got some time to go clothes shopping.  Oh how I love shopping for clothes in Jeddah.

All of this making, baking, and doing was a lot of fun.  It's been nice to have something to focus on since classes have ended.  I don't know what we'll do in the next week and a half before we leave (perhaps finish talking about Cairo) but we'll be sure to keep you updated!

Check out the beginning, Day 1Day 2, Day 3, and finally Day 4 of Make It, Bake It, Do It.