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 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm Melanie 1

One of my resolutions is to quit spending all my time planning and actually get out and DO!

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January 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm Melanie 2

I like Lowe’s on facebook.

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January 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm Valerie Taylor Mabrey 3

trying eat healthy
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January 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm Thomas Murphy 4
January 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm Roxann 5

One of my resolutions is remodeling my house a little bit at a time.

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January 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm Roxann 6

Google reader subscriber.

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January 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm Roxann 7

I “Like” Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook.

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January 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm Roxann 8

I Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page.

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January 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm Christine 9
January 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm Gloria S 10

I have resolved to lose at least 20 lbs.

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January 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm Gloria S 11

I like Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook

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January 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm richelle bowers 12

my resolution is to stop smoking

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January 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm Dawn Reid 13

Mine is to volunteer more this year
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January 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm Ellie W 14

Daily Tweet @eswright18
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January 10, 2013 at 5:08 pm Sophie S 15

I need to get more organized this year so that I am able to get things done easier and faster and enjoy myself more!

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January 10, 2013 at 5:38 pm Bryce 16

Never been good with new years resolutions

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January 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm Tracy Allen 17

I want to be much more organized in my new home

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January 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm Tracy Allen 18

I subscribe by email

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January 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm Tracy Allen 19

I Like Mama Latina Tips on Facebook

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January 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm Tracy Allen 20

I Like Lowes Creative Ideas on Facebook

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January 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm Molly K 21

One of my resolutions is to organize my home!

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January 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm Shaymaa 22

One is to be more relaxed and have me time

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January 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm Molly K 23

I subscribe via email.

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January 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm Molly K 24

I like you on FB

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January 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm Molly K 25
January 10, 2013 at 6:40 pm Wendy McBride 26

My resolution is to eat more broiled and baked foods and to exercise more.

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January 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm Kimberley Meier 27

My resolution is to go back to school and obtain a nursing degree.

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January 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm Kimberley Meier 28

Subscribe via Google reader.

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January 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm Kimberley Meier 29

“Like” Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook- Kimberley Rose Meier

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January 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm Kimberley Meier 30
January 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm Kimberley Meier 31

Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas Facebook page- Kimberley Rose Meier

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January 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm Kimberley Meier 32

Follow you on Twitter (@MRSMEIER5627) & tweeted:
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January 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm Karen 33

Spend more time with my kids.

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January 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm Rochel S. 34

To go to sleep earlier!

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January 10, 2013 at 7:04 pm Rochel S 35
January 10, 2013 at 7:23 pm kathy pease 36

I want to lose 20lbs before summer

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January 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm kathy pease 37

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January 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm kathy pease 39
January 10, 2013 at 7:59 pm Geoff K 40
January 10, 2013 at 8:42 pm kimberly gagne 41

liked lowe’s creative ideas!

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January 10, 2013 at 9:03 pm Jennifer M 42

I want to be more compassionate.

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January 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm Jennifer R 43

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to take more family photos this year and to organize our photos.

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January 10, 2013 at 9:17 pm Jennifer R 44

I am an email subscriber.
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January 10, 2013 at 9:31 pm Carla 45

I always make a resolution to get organized, but, unfortunately, usually break it.

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January 10, 2013 at 9:32 pm Carla 46

I’m a subscriber.

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January 10, 2013 at 9:43 pm Angela Cisco 47

I am not making resolutions this year. I am hoping to move and get a job not necessarily in that order, but don’t want to get my hopes up.

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January 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm Em Darr 48

I am going to try to get the whole family together more often!!

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January 11, 2013 at 12:20 am sarah cool 49

My new years resolution is to get in shape!

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January 11, 2013 at 12:21 am sarah cool 50

My new years resolution is to get in shape! Also to get a better job.

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