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 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm Deanna G.

I already like Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)

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January 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm Deanna G.
January 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm Deanna G.

I like Lowe’s Creative Ideas on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)

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January 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm Deanna G.

I follow you on Twitter(@calidreamin87) & I tweeted:

https://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/288896722267156482

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January 8, 2013 at 11:14 pm Karen

Drink more water. Thanks for the giveaway.

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January 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm jennifer davis

liked you on facebook!

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January 9, 2013 at 12:46 am dani marie

no more hard alcohol. too dangerous.

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January 9, 2013 at 12:48 am dani marie

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January 9, 2013 at 12:49 am dani marie

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January 9, 2013 at 2:49 am Janet W.
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January 9, 2013 at 6:13 am Karen Medlin

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January 9, 2013 at 6:18 am Gennie Lancaster

To get more organized!

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January 9, 2013 at 6:39 am Tiffany Hearn
January 9, 2013 at 6:50 am Mommyofone Shanna
January 9, 2013 at 7:26 am rich morris
January 9, 2013 at 9:03 am Elena
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January 9, 2013 at 10:15 am Christine
January 9, 2013 at 10:15 am Ellie W

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January 9, 2013 at 10:55 am Geoff K
January 9, 2013 at 11:04 am Amanda Sakovitz
January 9, 2013 at 11:15 am Tina M

Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook

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January 9, 2013 at 11:16 am Tina M
January 9, 2013 at 11:17 am Tina M

follow you on facebook

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January 9, 2013 at 11:17 am Tina M

subscribe via email

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January 9, 2013 at 11:34 am Carol Mclemore

My resolution is to be a more organized person.

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January 9, 2013 at 11:35 am Carol Mclemore

I like you on facebook.

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January 9, 2013 at 11:43 am Sheila K.

My New Year’s resolution is to walk at least 10,000 steps each day!

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January 9, 2013 at 11:46 am Sheila K.

I’m an email subscriber!

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January 9, 2013 at 11:46 am Sheila K.

I like you on Facebook (Sheila Korman)!

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January 9, 2013 at 11:48 am Sheila K.
January 9, 2013 at 11:48 am kendra mcbride

your lime tree looks refreshing in the summer i picture luscious cool frothy drinks

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January 9, 2013 at 11:50 am Sheila K.

I like Lowe’s Creative Ideas Facebook page (Sheila Korman)!

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January 9, 2013 at 11:51 am kendra mcbride

darn forgot to include my new yrs resoulutio simple slow down and enjoy life,family, friends

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January 9, 2013 at 11:51 am Sheila K.

I like you on Twitter (@skkorman), and I tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/skkorman/status/289097383592214529

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January 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm Katie Contests
January 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm Shannon
January 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm Melissa

to eat healthier.

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January 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm Melissa

I Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page.

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January 9, 2013 at 1:25 pm Melissa

I Like Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook.

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January 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm Daniel M

get debt under control

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January 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm robyn paris
January 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm Patricia
January 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm Kim W

Mine is to save more money than last year

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January 9, 2013 at 5:03 pm Caryn S

My resolution is to try to keep my house cleaner so I don’t have to work so hard to get it clean when I have company

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