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 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm Thomas Murphy
January 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm Rich Hicks

one of mine is to lose about 15 lb

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January 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm Heather Swarthout

Subscribed via email theswarthouts at live.com

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January 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm Rich Hicks

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January 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm Rich Hicks

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January 9, 2013 at 8:26 pm Rich Hicks
January 9, 2013 at 8:26 pm Rich Hicks

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January 9, 2013 at 8:26 pm Rich Hicks

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January 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm Heather Swarthout

Liked on Facebook

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January 9, 2013 at 11:01 pm Brittney House

One resolution is to save more money

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January 10, 2013 at 12:27 am Rich Hicks
January 10, 2013 at 2:48 am Anthony

My resolution: I want to produce a miniature rose bush that has a natural chocolate fragrance.
Thanks for this giveaway…Id definitely use this prize

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January 10, 2013 at 2:56 am Carolsue
January 10, 2013 at 3:14 am Janet W.
January 10, 2013 at 4:05 am robyn paris
January 10, 2013 at 4:54 am Sheila K.
January 10, 2013 at 5:45 am Katherine
January 10, 2013 at 6:04 am Tiffany Hearn
January 10, 2013 at 6:19 am Margaret Smith
January 10, 2013 at 6:59 am Jill

I resolve to be healthier

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January 10, 2013 at 7:01 am Jennifer

I always break my resolutions… so this year, I plan on eating more chocolate!

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January 10, 2013 at 7:22 am Tanya B

To lose weight

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January 10, 2013 at 7:58 am Katie Contests
January 10, 2013 at 8:02 am Alicia Schroeder
January 10, 2013 at 8:04 am Amanda Sakovitz
January 10, 2013 at 8:08 am Michelle W

Mine is to travel to a new destination this year

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January 10, 2013 at 8:29 am Elena
January 10, 2013 at 8:42 am rich morris
January 10, 2013 at 9:09 am Beth C

im gonna eat more vegetables

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January 10, 2013 at 9:26 am Melanie Montgomery

Exercise twice a week.

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January 10, 2013 at 9:26 am Nicole Larsen

To have a healthy pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby in July :)

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January 10, 2013 at 9:27 am Nicole Larsen

I “LIKE” you on fb (Nicole Larsen)

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January 10, 2013 at 9:27 am Nicole Larsen

I subscribe via email

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January 10, 2013 at 9:28 am Nicole Larsen

i follow you on twitter @pittsy82 and tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/289423445748510721

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January 10, 2013 at 9:28 am Nicole Larsen

I “LIKE” Lowes on fb (Nicole Larsen)

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January 10, 2013 at 9:46 am s riches

My resolution is to exercise more often.

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January 10, 2013 at 10:10 am soha molina
January 10, 2013 at 10:20 am Jill L

One of my resolutions is to work on my relationship with God and draw closer in faith.

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January 10, 2013 at 10:21 am Jill L

I’m an email subscriber.

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January 10, 2013 at 10:21 am Jill L

“Like” Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook – Jill Lear

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January 10, 2013 at 10:22 am Jill L

Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page – Jill L

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January 10, 2013 at 10:23 am Jill L
January 10, 2013 at 11:20 am Mommyofone Shanna
January 10, 2013 at 11:22 am Marcia Goss
January 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm Michelle S

Mandatory: To drink more water

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January 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm Michelle S

RSS google reader

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January 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm Michelle S

I like you on FB, Michelle S

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January 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm Michelle S

I like lowe’s home improvement on FB (Michelle S)

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January 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm Patricia
January 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm kimberly helton

subscribed, liked mama latina tips, liked lowes creative ideas,

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