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Why New Year’s IS a big deal.

A new year.  Hmm.

I mean, it’s really just the next day, right? A continuation of the life we have created for ourselves. So why does New Year’s Eve feel so momentous? Then again, we celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, so why wouldn’t we make a huge deal about New Years?

Here’s the thing. On birthdays, we celebrate the life of a person, and their growth so far. Anniversaries are celebrated to acknowledge a relationship and how far it’s come. New Year’s… well, it always feels like everyone is saying goodbye to the past. I read a lot of messages about how the next year will be better, or “goodbye 2018”. But really, isn’t  New Year’s just an anniversary celebration of our time as humans on earth? A simple measure of time just like birthdays and anniversaries? And if that is what it is, then shouldn’t we be celebrating all that we’ve accomplished so far?

Of course looking ahead to see what might come next, making plans, setting goals, well, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s always good to do that. But may I suggest that instead of looking back and thinking about what you didn’t accomplish, or what didn’t happen, you look at how much progress you have made.  As a parent. As a friend. As a teacher. As a human.

Dare I say that life NEVER moves as fast as we want. Not when renovations are getting done, not when you are waiting for a call back from something important. Everything moves slower than we want it to. Why would our lives in general be any different?

Take a look at what great things happened this year. The little things that might not have seemed so significant at the time, but as you look back realize they were.

Here at Grow and Sing Studios, we educate parents and young children. We celebrate each new milestone as if it were the biggest thing ever to happen. Am I right? Why does that stop as we get older? Our time here on earth is a journey. It’s a journey from the time we are born. Each year, full of learning, growth, mistakes, mishaps, misunderstandings and good times. Each year, things get perhaps, a bit more complicated because we have more life information gathered inside our brains.

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I took this photograph this year in Ireland. It was a trip I wanted to take my entire life. Traveling abroad was my dream. Just like life tends to be, it took a long time to happen for me. But it DID happen. As I searched each stone on this beach on the Ring of Kerry in County Kerry, Ireland, taking notice of color, texture, shape and size I realized I was honoring each small step that finally got me to this destination. I carefully piled the stones up while breathing in the cool crisp air, noticing the blue sky and smiling at my wonderful husband patiently waiting for me so we could move on to our next stop on the ring of Kerry. I took time here, with these stones, to honor and celebrate each and every challenge and triumph that got me there.

I will do that again, here on this New Year’s Eve.

I hope this message finds you invigorated and reflective. You are awesome!
Happy New Year friends.

All the very best,
xo Holly

 

Holly Lesnick is a Licensed Kindermusik Educator and Studio owner at Grow and Sing Studios, a Bachelor of Music Therapy, mom of 2 and this past September celebrated 20 years of marriage with her husband Will.  Kindermusik International Brand Ambassador, and always happy to collaborate with brands she believes in.

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My memory came to life… and a giveaway. What?!

A little off topic today, but I wanted to share!
I absolutely LOVE photography. I love capturing moments and of course as owner of a music studio, capturing moments of connection.

I recently went on my first trip abroad with my husband for our 20th anniversary to Ireland. It was a dream trip and there were so many moments to take in. Thankfully I brought my nice camera with me and captured some gems.

Truth is, there are SO many websites out there for photo printing. It’s kind of overwhelming. SO overwhelming that I avoid it. So, I have all these digital images just WAITING to be printed and hung in my home but I’m just not making it happen. Through business to business networking I met Sarah from Canvas Factory. My interest peaked about getting one of my memories on canvas and I went for it. I ordered one of my Ireland moments.

The ordering process was SO EASY. I was so incredibly relieved when I realized it wasn’t going to take me hours to figure out how to get my order set up right. In fact, the entire process took me all of 10 minutes.

I clicked on Canvas Prints, but they actually have two other options, acrylic or metal. The metal intrigues me too! Anyway, I selected to create my own canvas single print but they also have options to create a collage, and even split images and wall displays. I was pleasantly surprised by the reasonable pricing and quick easy ordering process. I chose a wrap around option where the sides of the canvas are also part of my print.

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It was SOOOOO exciting when my canvas came in LESS THAN A WEEK! Seriously fast! It was packaged safely and protected well.

It’s honestly so beautiful. It is a work of art and feels like someone painted it. It takes me right back to that moment on the beach around the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. The print is very high quality and the colors are perfect! I’m really excited to order some more.

Her20181201_230805e’s a great shot to show what the wrap around looks like! SO PRETTY!!!

GUESS WHAT? I’m going to give away a free canvas!
The giveaway will be on our instagram page so be sure to go follow us right now so you don’t miss the chance to win a free canvas from the amazing Canvas Factory. Anyone in the United States or Canada can enter! Woohoo!

HEAD ON OVER TO INSTAGRAM RIGHT NOW AND FOLLOW US @growandsingstudios, THEN
GO TO CANVAS FACTORY and check out their website.

GIVEAWAY IS COMING!
Happy Holidays!

xo Holly Holly Lesnick is a Licensed Kindermusik Educator and Studio owner at Grow and Sing Studios, a Bachelor of Music Therapy, mom of 2 and this past September celebrated 20 years of marriage with her husband Will. Always happy to collaborate with brands I believe in.

www.funboxphotos.com
www.growandsing.com

It’s all about the LOVE. Kindermusik Playdate Events.

SomebodyGet ready for 45 minutes of music and movement focused on LOVE. Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Playdates are a one time 45 minute class for parents and kids on the go! Our Kindermusik Playdates are a really fun Kindermusik family time experience mixed goodies to take home. These classes are a GREAT opportunity to experience what Kindermusik is like if you are considering subscribing to weekly classes. Kindermusik playdates are recommended for babies up to 5 years old. They are multi-age classes, and parent interactive! Cost is $15, or use your groupon.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SCHEDULE AND TO ENROLL. 

Our playdate schedule is ever changing and playdates are constantly added. Each month of playdates offer a different theme and focus. See below for schedule. If you do not see something that works for your schedule right now, keep checking back as this schedule is always being added to!

Love Somebody Kindermusik Playdates!

Get ready for 45 minutes of music and movement focused on LOVE. Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Playdates are a one time 45 minute class for parents and kids on the go! Our Kindermusik Playdates are a really fun Kindermusik family time experience mixed with goodies to take home. These classes are a GREAT opportunity to experience what Kindermusik is like if you are considering subscribing to weekly classes. Kindermusik playdates are recommended for babies up to 5 years old. They are multi-age classes, and parent interactive! Cost is $15, or use your groupon.
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SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020 CALENDAR


FALL
15 weeks of weekly classes
School Year/Fall classes begin (Week 1) – Sept. 2 – 6, 2019
OFF Thanksgiving Holiday – Nov. 25 – 29, 2019
School Year/Fall classes end (Week 15) – Dec. 16 – 20, 2019
Jingle Jam Holiday Party for registrants – Dec. 14, 2019

SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020 CALENDAR


SPRING
15 weeks of weekly classes
School Year/Spring classes begin (Week 16) – Jan. 20 – 24, 2020
OFF Spring Break – March 16 – 20, 2020
School Year/Spring classes end (Week 30) – May 4 – 8, 2020
Easter Egg Hunt for registrants – April 11, 2020

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