Month by Month: September Fort Collins CO

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.

E Simple LLC
(970) 556-8844
www.nowthatssimple.com
Fort Collins, CO
 
Heritage Frames And Fine Art
(970) 224-2641
4416 Stable Dr
Fort Collins, CO
 
Myriad Art & Framery
(970) 224-4616
3500 S College Ave Unit 11
Fort Collins, CO
 
OM ARTS AND CRAFT
(970) 472-0339
220 Linden St
Fort Collins, CO
 
Lloyd's Art Center
(970) 482-2218
216 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
 
O'Biteman Stained Glass
(970) 223-7225
5521 WCR 38 E
Fort Collins, CO
 
Timeless Creations
(970) 419-3186
1636 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
 
Bead Cache
(970) 224-4322
3307 S College Ave Unit 105
Fort Collins, CO
 
Craft Trophy Co
(970) 482-1158
508 N Link Ln
Fort Collins, CO
 
Colorado Frame Manufacturing
(970) 493-5966
1230 Blue Spruce Dr Unit 2
Fort Collins, CO
 

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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