When I was a tween my Mom brought home this book that was a collection of Glamour's How to Do Anything Better features. It was filled with advice and ideas for a young woman's busy life.
I didn't realize it at the time, but this book really shaped how I imagined adulthood. It was filled with things like, how to dress for a party, party themes to have, how to pot plants, deal with landlords, make your own Christmas gifts, how to make halter tops out of old jeans,how to choose the right tennis balls, how to cut split ends....as you can see it really did show you how to do anything better. So, besides the promise of a better more organized adult life filled with party problems to solve and dating outfits to make, the book was also filled with perfect 70's adorable illustrations by Durell Godfrey.
When I open this book now it is like I just finished reading it cover to cover. I know it so well. Young adult life was never as charming as this book led me to believe, but I don't hold it against it. I still love this book and the way it makes me want to do things better. I just realized that this book probably also had a lot to do with my crafty leanings. There are tons of projects in here, usually recycling stuff.
Glamours How to do Anything Better Book also had a feature for each month and what it was a good month to do. I have been wanting to share this book for a while. I decided September, which has often felt like the beginning of the year in a way to me, would be a good month to start. So, I will post each month every month this year and also some other great articles from the book.
Hope you have a nice September. What is September a good month for you to do?