Our Music Jar

Our Music Jar

At this beginning of this year, my family started a New Year’s resolution to listen to a new band or artist every week. We realized at the end of last year that we weren’t listening to a very big variety of music with Nova. We’d kind of fallen into an eternal loop of her same favorite songs and overall we just weren’t playing music as much as we wanted to in our daily life.

So we decided to try this to break out of our rut and devote each week to a totally different type of music.

Nova immediately LOVED the music jar. Each week she’s embraced the new music, even when we didn’t expect her to.

For our jar, we put all our favorites in (except the ones she was already listening to constantly) and then I took ideas on IG to fill out the rest, and we ended up with a huge variety. It’s mainly older music from the 20th century, but there are some newer artists in there as well.

Every week is so exciting. We let her draw the new name every Saturday morning and listen to it all week long. Her favorite so far has been Billy Joel, which is so cute. She loves “The Longest Time.” Augh!

If you need some extra music in your life, I highly recommend making your own music jar! Dozens of people have told me they’re doing it on IG and it fills my heart so much!! Pure magic! xx – Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

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