A Festive, Green, New Year’s Decoration Created with a Resolution

by Silvia on December 28, 2012 · 804 comments

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It’s been quite a year. So much adventure and change in our lives and it’s probably been much the same for you. With just a few hours left in the year (the number of hours has descended into the double digits) I acknowledge I’ve tried my best, but am resolved to do some things better next year.

The incredible folks at Lowe’s have asked me to do something creative to give my house a festive New Year’s holiday feeling. As I thought about it, I considered different ideas, but none really resonated or felt unique enough, until we started thinking about both this year and the year to come. And that was the inspiration for this month’s creative idea.

Our family, for one, has resolved to eat more fruits and vegetables next year. So we thought it would be fantastic to honor our resolve by symbolizing it in our festive New Year’s decoration. So here it is…

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This beautiful lime tree (It’s full of limes as you can see and you know how much I love limes) is the core of the decoration. New Year’s is not just about remembrance, it’s about growth, renewal and resolve, too. So what better way to symbolize renewal than with a living, growing tree? And further, it’s a lime tree, a reminder, not just on New Year’s Eve but all year long, of our resolution to eat more fruit both next year and for years to come.

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We plan to have it planted in our garden by the afternoon on New Year’s Day, after letting everyone enjoy it through New Year’s Eve, so it will grow and bear fruit and always remind us of our New Year’s Resolution for 2013.

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The tree, the pot, the soil, the festive beads and curly cues all came from Lowe’s (the sparkling cider and wine glasses did not).

As an aside, I noticed this morning that Lowe’s is having a 50% Holiday Clearance right now!

What about a new creative idea for your home? I want to invite you to sign up for the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine, it’s free! Also, check out Lowe’s at Pinterest, and like Lowe’s on Facebook, all are great resources for ideas and pics to get you started on your own projects at home. And absolutely don’t miss the Lowe’s Creative Ideas website, where you can find all kinds of great ideas. And, of course, don’t miss this month’s giveaway.

Win it!

Lowe’s has generously offered one (1) $75 Lowe’s Gift Card for one lucky Mama Latina Tips Reader! How cool is that? And participating for the chance to win is easy. You just need to leave me a comment telling me one of your New Year’s resolutions. That’s it, that is your required entry.

Would you like more opportunities to win? I have a few of those, too! These entries are optional:

Enter for the chance to win 1 $75 Lowe’s gift card @mamalatina http://www.mamalatinatips.com/?p=3434 #LowesCreator

(limit: one tweet per day, just please leave me a comment for each with the link of the tweet) 1 entry per tweet.

Please leave me a separate comment for your required entry and for each optional entry (1,2, 3, 4 and/or 5), so I know how many entries you have, thanks.

This giveaway will end on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only. Winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email. Winner must respond to notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited. Entries/Comments that do not follow the submission guidelines will be invalid. Have fun and good luck!

Disclosure: I am a Lowe’s Creative Ideas ambassador and I received a gift card to complete my assignment.  As always all comments and opinions are solely my own.

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January 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm Jill 1

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January 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm Thomas Murphy 2
January 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm Danielle Porter 3

My resolution is to get my pottery studio up and running, which is going to take some trips to Lowes!

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January 7, 2013 at 12:37 pm Danielle Porter 4

I liked Mama Latina Tips on FB!

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January 7, 2013 at 12:38 pm Danielle Porter 5

I already like Lowes on FB!

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January 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm BARBARA 6

My goal for 2013 is to be more positive about everyone/everything in my life, including dieting & eatting healthy

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January 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm Elizabeth Wisniewski 7

I really want to plant a garden this year! Not so much a resolution, but a declaration.

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January 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm Geoff K 8
January 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm Christine 9
January 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm Julie Jones 10

Lose weight

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January 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm Julie Jones 11

I like you on FB
Julie Jones

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January 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm Julie Jones 12

I like Lowe’s on FB
Julie Jones

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January 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm Julie Jones 13
January 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm Katie Contests 14
January 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm robyn paris 15
January 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm Jacob LaFountaine 16

Find a real job

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January 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm shels1818 17

I’d love to win a Loew’s card!

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January 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm Karen M 18

One of my resolutions is to read at least one book each month.

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January 8, 2013 at 2:31 am Carolsue 19
January 8, 2013 at 2:37 am Janet W. 20
January 8, 2013 at 3:44 am robyn paris 21
January 8, 2013 at 5:16 am Kathy 22
January 8, 2013 at 5:26 am Margaret Smith 23
January 8, 2013 at 8:39 am Shannon 24
January 8, 2013 at 9:13 am rich morris 25
January 8, 2013 at 10:19 am Alicia Schroeder 26
January 8, 2013 at 10:28 am Elena 27
January 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm Ellie W 28

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January 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm Katie Contests 29
January 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm Donna 30

I want to eat healthier

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January 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm Sert 31

I want to be able to have a more consistent sleep schedule

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January 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm Michelle 32

Mine is to be mentally healthier

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January 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm Patricia 33
January 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm Jen 34

mine is to finish writing my book

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January 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm Thomas Murphy 35
January 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm Shanna 36
January 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm Geoff K 37
January 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm Cody Anderson 38

New Year’s Resolution: Complete my taxes without filing for an extention.

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January 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm Cody Anderson 39

Blog subscriber by email

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January 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm Cody Anderson 40

“Liked” Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook

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January 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm Maureen 41

I would love to get rid of some of my weight so I am going to try and do some bit of exercise each day.

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January 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm Cody Anderson 42
January 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm Cody Anderson 43

Liked Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page

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January 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm Karen Medlin 44

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January 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm soha molina 45
January 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm Karen Gonyea 46

Lose weight – in a healthy, slow way so that I can finally keep it off :)

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January 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm Eleanor Cooper 47
January 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm Miz Vickik 48

Mine is to get in better shape =)
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January 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm Deanna G. 49

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.

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January 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm Deanna G. 50

I subscribe by email.

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