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 5:37 pm trudee carreiro

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January 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm Gaye M

My primary resolution is to eat healthier – more veggies and fruit.

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January 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm barbara wright

My New Years resolution is to do yoga on my wii fit enough times that she stops telling me I look unsteady!

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January 11, 2013 at 6:54 pm Gianna

I don’t make resolutions.

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January 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm Rosey

I want to get published in a children’s magazine.

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January 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm Bryan E.

Thanks for the giveaway…swimming laps and / or running 3x each week.

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January 11, 2013 at 7:24 pm Breanne

I want to lose weight

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January 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm Aimee Fontenot

My biggest new year resolution is to find a better job. I am working hard to make sure I find something good.

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January 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm meme

my goal is to eat healthier and exercisemore

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January 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm Melissa Shirley

My New Years Resolution is to loose weight
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January 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm Samantha

To clean up after myself more

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January 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm Samantha

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January 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm Sand

I’m going to organize my house and get rid of clutter.

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January 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm Terry Cross

My resolution is to lose weight

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January 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm julieh

My resolution is to clean out clutter in the house

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January 11, 2013 at 8:13 pm Amy Z.

I’m resolving to eat more fruits and veggies this year!

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January 11, 2013 at 8:13 pm julieh

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January 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm Connie T

One of my NY resolutions is to be more consistent with my exercise. Thank you!

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January 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm Veronica Garrettt

One of my resolutions is to improve my financial situation.

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January 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm Buddy Garrett

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January 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm Barbara Long

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to lose 25 lbs.

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January 12, 2013 at 8:44 am Margaret Smith

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