Month by Month: September Richardson TX

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
(972) 547-0762
1751 North Central Expressway
Mckinney, TX
 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
(972) 424-0011
700 Alma Dr
Plano, TX
 
Michaels
(972) 422-9990
801 W 15th St, Ste A
Plano, TX
 
Marshas Art & Frame Shop
(972) 495-0160
5142 N Jupiter Rd
Garland, TX
 
Asel Art Supply Inc
(972) 422-1205
1915 N Central Expy, Ste 450
Plano, TX
 
Art & Frame Warehouse
(972) 530-0552
6850 N Shiloh Rd, Ste I
Garland, TX
 
Poster Art & Frame
(972) 867-8986
3100 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX
 
Art & Frame Warehouse
(972) 509-4755
1301 Custer Rd Ste 210
Plano, TX
 
Art USA
(972) 612-2498
2220 Coit Rd
Plano, TX
 
Art & Frame Expo
(972) 943-0676
1721 N Central Expy
Plano, TX
 

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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