Month by Month: September Bessemer City NC

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.

Beverly Knits Inc
(704) 861-1536
1675 Garfield Dr
Gastonia, NC
 
Green Spun Textured Knits
(704) 867-2050
612 S Chestnut St
Gastonia, NC
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(704) 853-0938
1495 E Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC
 
Fiber Associates
(704) 864-8331
300 Windsong Dr
Gastonia, NC
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(919) 490-4945
5442 New Hope Commons Drive
Durham, NC
 
Frame Gallery Of Gastonia Inc
(704) 865-8856
211 W 2nd Ave
Gastonia, NC
 
Facet Foundry Jewelry Studio, Inc.
(704) 867-5332
530 S. New Hope Rd. Ste 1
Gastonia, NC
 
Art's Desire Framing & Gifts
(704) 864-8293
1933 Hoffman Rd
Gastonia, NC
 
Michaels-Arts & Crafts
(704) 854-3191
2904 E Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(336) 768-4144
1805 South Stratford Road
Winston-salem, NC
 

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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