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 11, 2013 at 12:22 am sarah cool

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

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January 11, 2013 at 12:27 am Rich Hicks
January 11, 2013 at 1:15 am Sandy VanHoey
January 11, 2013 at 1:51 am jen gersch

one of my resolutions is to eat less sugar

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January 11, 2013 at 1:54 am jen gersch

Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page

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January 11, 2013 at 2:05 am Carolsue
January 11, 2013 at 2:40 am Lynn R

I resolve to have more me time and do the things I like more often instead of worrying about the little things so much.

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January 11, 2013 at 2:51 am Janet W.
January 11, 2013 at 3:23 am tracey byram

My resolution is to stress less and enjoy life more.

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January 11, 2013 at 4:06 am Sheila K.
January 11, 2013 at 4:32 am Derek Timm

My resolution is to eat healthier.

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January 11, 2013 at 4:36 am Derek Timm

I like Lowes on facebook.

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January 11, 2013 at 4:46 am Marcia Goss
January 11, 2013 at 5:53 am Patricia
January 11, 2013 at 6:10 am Dorothy Sandman

I would love to loose weight!

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January 11, 2013 at 6:17 am Margaret Smith
January 11, 2013 at 6:29 am Dorothy Sandman

Already liked!

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January 11, 2013 at 6:31 am Dorothy Sandman
January 11, 2013 at 6:54 am Katherine
January 11, 2013 at 7:06 am Mommyofone Shanna
January 11, 2013 at 7:35 am Michelle Tucker

One of my resolutions is to get our finances in order.
michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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January 11, 2013 at 8:21 am anna heckman

i am losing weight!

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January 11, 2013 at 8:24 am Lori C.

exercise at least 5 times per week

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January 11, 2013 at 8:26 am Lori C.

email subscriber – ladcraig at gmail dot com

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January 11, 2013 at 8:26 am Lori C.

like on fb

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January 11, 2013 at 8:27 am Lori C
January 11, 2013 at 8:28 am Lori C.

liked Lowe’s on fb

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January 11, 2013 at 8:29 am Lori C.
January 11, 2013 at 8:34 am Susan Smith

My resolution was to give up pop.

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January 11, 2013 at 8:34 am amy delong

to not make them
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January 11, 2013 at 8:34 am Susan Smith
January 11, 2013 at 8:35 am Susan Smith

email subscriber

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January 11, 2013 at 8:36 am Susan Smith

Like lowes on FB Susan Smith

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January 11, 2013 at 8:37 am Susan Smith
January 11, 2013 at 8:37 am amy delong

fb fan of yours
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January 11, 2013 at 8:46 am Susan Climan

One of my resolutions is to find a new job!

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January 11, 2013 at 9:00 am soha molina
January 11, 2013 at 9:04 am clynsg

I do not make New Year’s Resolutions, so have none to share.

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January 11, 2013 at 9:04 am Amanda Sakovitz
January 11, 2013 at 9:23 am Michelle Tucker

Follow via email (confirmed)
michelletucker at baconnation dot net

The site wasn’t responding after my first comment, so I’m back to finish my entries.

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January 11, 2013 at 9:23 am Michelle Tucker

“Like” Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook
Michelle Tucker (iiiyadirf)
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January 11, 2013 at 9:24 am Elena
January 11, 2013 at 9:25 am Michelle Tucker

Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page
Michelle Tucker (iiiyadirf)
michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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January 11, 2013 at 9:26 am Leslie

Be more patient.

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January 11, 2013 at 9:47 am Taryn T

My resolution is to FINALLY pick a paint color and paint the house!

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January 11, 2013 at 10:05 am Carolyn Daley

My resolution is to redecorate my room

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January 11, 2013 at 10:08 am Carolyn Daley

I already like Mamá Latina Tips on facebook as Carolyn Daley

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January 11, 2013 at 10:08 am Carolyn Daley

I like Lowe’s Home Improvement on Facebook as Carolyn Daley

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January 11, 2013 at 10:20 am mary reynolds

I would love this gift certificate! I am looking for a few outdoor plants

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January 11, 2013 at 11:03 am JoAnn F.

My resolution is to eat healthier
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