Month by Month: September Bainbridge Island WA

Even if you don’t have kids in school and aren’t headed there yourself, “back-to-schoolness” is inescapable this month. Rather than try to steer clear, embrace it and welcome the opportunity to focus on learning. Even if you don’t homeschool your kids, think about what you want your child to learn.

Michael's Arts Crafts
(425) 821-4444
9755 Northeast Juanita Drive
Kirkland, WA
 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
(206) 782-6242
2217 NW 57th St
Seattle, WA
 
Northwest Craft Center
(206) 728-1555
400 Pine St
Seattle, WA
 
Decorative Metal Arts
(206) 782-4009
3600 E Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA
 
Daniel Smith Art Supplies & Custom Framing
(206) 223-9599
4150 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(206) 575-4352
17686 Southcenter Parkway
Tukwila, WA
 
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts
(206) 547-4983
1815 N 45th St
Seattle, WA
 
Unique Art Framing
(206) 447-9441
3429 Airport Way S, Ste 12B
Seattle, WA
 
Kyoto Arts & Antiques
(206) 381-9871
801 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA
 
Pacific Fabrics & Crafts
(206) 362-0111
838 NE Northgate Way
Seattle, WA
 

Month by Month: September

sep09 mbm layout

The Road Ahead by Amanda Probst. Supplies Cardstock: Prism Papers; Patterned paper: 7gypsies; Felt letters: American Crafts; Font: Century Schoolbook; Adhesive: Double sided tape, Scotch.

BE SMART. Even if you don’t have kids in school and aren’t headed there yourself, “back-to-schoolness” is inescapable this month. Rather than try to steer clear, embrace it and welcome the opportunity to focus on learning.

One of the “September” layouts from my Month-by-Month Scrapbooking book showcases a mission statement that my husband and I came up with when we first decided to homeschool. We set out the reasons for our decision and what we hoped to accomplish. Yes, we’re a bit nerdy like that, but the act of setting it all out did help. Even if you don’t homeschool your kids, think about what you want your child to learn. You could even list what ∗you∗ want to learn and do with your life.

Here are three more ideas to consider this September:

1. Teach someone something. In this day of technology and blogs aplenty, why not share some of your knowledge with a little tutorial this month? Volunteering at a local school or library is sure to be appreciated, too!

2. Consider lessons learned. What lessons in life have you learned? If you were making a manual for a loved one or future generations, what would it say?

3. Visit your local library. I don’t know about you, but my local library often has great class offerings for both kids and adults. Take advantage of a class this month or sign up to take a class elsewhere. Keep learning!

Take a Challenge and Enter to Win a Prize

Now for challenge time. For September, I challenge you to write your own mission statement. It can be for something big (like life in general) or something simple (like how you’d like your week to go). Join in the fun, and you’ll have the opportunity to win a copy of my book, Month-by-Month Scrapbooking ! Find out more at my Month-by-Month Scrapbooking group .

Free Sketches

Also, here are five sketches from the layout above to help jump-start your creativity:

September 2009 MBM Sketch

 

Appeared in: September 2009

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