Month by Month: September Vidor 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.

Jo Ann Fabric And Craft Store
(409) 347-2645
4035 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
 
Ashton House Shops
(409) 860-7233
6250 Phelan Blvd
Beaumont, TX
 
Strings & & Things
(409) 225-5185
229 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
 
Fabric Store
(409) 729-5288
1605 S Highway 69
Nederland, TX
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(210) 681-2393
6065 Northwest Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
 
The Designer Fabric Boutique (bmt)
(409) 225-5723
5985 Rosedale
Beaumont, TX
 
Triangle Art & Frame
(409) 898-1513
4378 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
 
Originals By Alice
(409) 724-2220
3105 Nederland Ave
Nederland, TX
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(512) 331-5656
13945 North Highway 183
Austin, TX
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(940) 692-6371
2708 Southwest Parkway
Wichita Falls, 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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