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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December 29, 2012 at 10:49 am Tami Vollenweider
December 29, 2012 at 10:59 am Mindy H.

One of my resolutions for this year is to fix up my mom’s house. She has arthritis and can’t do the up-keep on her 30 year old house anymore.

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December 29, 2012 at 11:00 am Mindy H.

I like Mama Latina Tips on Facebook.

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December 29, 2012 at 11:01 am Mindy H

I like Lowes Creative Ideas on Facebook.

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December 29, 2012 at 11:33 am Michelle H.

My resolution is to finally organize my attic/craft room. I set a goal of doing 1 hour each day until it’s clean, organized and purged of all my hoarding.

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December 29, 2012 at 11:34 am Michelle H.

I like Mama Latina Tips on Facebook (Michelle Hudak)

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December 29, 2012 at 11:34 am Michelle H.

I follow Lowe’s on Facebook (Michelle Hudak)

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December 29, 2012 at 11:34 am Michelle H.

I subscribe to your rss feed via Google Reader

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December 29, 2012 at 11:35 am Michelle H.
December 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm Amanda Sakovitz

One of my resolutions is to start doing yoga 2x a week.

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December 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm Amanda Sakovitz

already an email subscriber

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December 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm Amanda Sakovitz

I already like you on facebook as Amanda Sakovitz

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December 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm Amanda Sakovitz
December 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm Amanda Sakovitz

I Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page as amanda sakovitz

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December 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm Amanda Sakovitz

i follow you on twitter @aes529 and tweeted
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December 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm Thomas Murphy

I need to lose about 20 pounds.

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December 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm Thomas Murphy

im already an email subscriber

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December 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm Thomas Murphy

I already like you on facebook -Thomas Murphy

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December 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm Thomas Murphy

I like Lowes on fb

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December 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm Thomas Murphy
December 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm Thomas Murphy
December 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm Anne W.

One of my new year’s resolutions is to be able to run at an 8 minute mile pace.

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December 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm Anne W.

I subscribe by RSS in Google Reader.

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December 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm Anne W.

I like Mama Latina Tips on facebook. :)

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December 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm Anne W.

I liked Lowe’s Creative Ideas page on facebook.

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December 29, 2012 at 11:28 pm Michelle H.
December 30, 2012 at 5:17 am Janet W.
December 30, 2012 at 7:50 am Lizzy
December 30, 2012 at 8:28 am Thomas Murphy
December 30, 2012 at 10:04 am Elena
December 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm Amanda Sakovitz
December 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm Julie

For me it’s eating healthier

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December 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm Linda

Working on time management

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December 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm Marie

I would love to just learn how to handle stress better

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December 31, 2012 at 3:46 am Ysenia Ramirez

One of my resolutions is to feed my family a more healthier diet!!

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December 31, 2012 at 3:46 am Ysenia Ramirez

I am an email subscriber.

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I like you on facebook.

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December 31, 2012 at 5:13 am Janet W.
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December 31, 2012 at 10:20 am Shannon

My resolution is to clear out the clutter in my house

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December 31, 2012 at 10:23 am Shannon

I just Liked you on facebook

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December 31, 2012 at 10:24 am Shannon

I just liked Lowes on facebook

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December 31, 2012 at 10:25 am Shannon
December 31, 2012 at 11:05 am Thomas Murphy
December 31, 2012 at 11:07 am Amanda Sakovitz
December 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm Stacey B

My New Years resolution is to do a complete re-organization of all the rooms in my house!

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December 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm Stacey B

Subscribed to you via RSS Google – Stacey0711n(at)gmail(dot)com

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Like Lowe’s FB page as Stacey Bic.

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Following you via Twitter @Amomofboys & tweeted https://twitter.com/aMomOfBoys/status/285929129151451136

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