Month by Month: September Fairburn GA

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
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Michael's Arts Crafts
(770) 941-0652
1355 East West Connector
Austell, GA
 
Jo Ann Fabrics & Crafts
(770) 947-4195
9439 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Centers
(770) 577-9119
3001 Chapel Hill Rd
Douglasville, GA
 
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Fayetteville, GA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(770) 477-1178
1968 Mount Zion Road
Morrow, GA
 
The Great Frame Up
(678) 715-1118
3312 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA
 
Michaels Arts & Crafts
(770) 947-7004
9365 The Landing Dr
Douglasville, GA
 
Pif Art Group
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75 Mendel Dr Sw Ste D
Atlanta, GA
 
VB's Frame Shop
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2730 Hwy 34 E Suite D
Newnan, GA
 

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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