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 4, 2013 at 2:52 am Janet W.
January 4, 2013 at 3:06 am Katherine
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January 4, 2013 at 5:00 am Cynthia C

i’d love to clear out some clutter and be better organized.

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January 4, 2013 at 5:00 am Cynthia C

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January 4, 2013 at 5:02 am Adrienne gordon

I resolved to lay off soda.

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January 4, 2013 at 5:03 am Cynthia C
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January 4, 2013 at 5:27 am debbie

To get more organized in my tiny house, and get rid of clutter.
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January 4, 2013 at 6:21 am Maria (BearMountainBooks)

Well, I guess my resolution is to learn to sew. I have a lot of resolutions actually. :>)

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January 4, 2013 at 6:31 am Michelle H.
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January 4, 2013 at 6:58 am Shannon
January 4, 2013 at 7:08 am Sarah Hirsch

my new years resolution is to be more organized

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January 4, 2013 at 7:09 am Sarah Hirsch

i like lowes on facebook

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January 4, 2013 at 7:29 am Angela Kinder

I want to lose a little weight and become healthier.

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Like Lowe’s on Facebook

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January 4, 2013 at 8:18 am mary krieg

I plan to loose the 10 pounds I gained over the last for months.

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January 4, 2013 at 8:22 am Kathleen

to get more organized

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January 4, 2013 at 8:52 am Elena
January 4, 2013 at 8:58 am Jason Crooks

I am hoping to lose about 20 more pounds and get into better shape. I also plan to keep in touch with my friends and relatives more this year than last year.
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January 4, 2013 at 8:59 am Jason Crooks

I am an email subscriber.
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I like you on Facebook as Jason Crooks.
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January 4, 2013 at 9:00 am EMMA L HORTON

I AM GOING TO TRY AND EAT HEALTHIER

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January 4, 2013 at 9:01 am Jason Crooks

I like Lowe’s Home Improvement on Facebook as Jason Crooks
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January 4, 2013 at 9:01 am EMMA L HORTON

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January 4, 2013 at 9:03 am EMMA HORTON

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January 4, 2013 at 9:03 am Jason Crooks

I follow you on twitter as @JasonCrooks75
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January 4, 2013 at 9:32 am Lori Hart

My resolution is to refine my budget and stick to it.

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January 4, 2013 at 9:59 am Suzanne K

I resolve to continue and complete my weight loss journey (I’m halfway there)!

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January 4, 2013 at 10:00 am Suzanne K

I like MamaLatina Tips on facebook as Suzannek Sweeps

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January 4, 2013 at 10:02 am Evelyn Goettner

1 of my resolutions is to be more organized.

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January 4, 2013 at 10:03 am Julie Killion

be a better person, wife, daughter, sister, co-worker, etc :)

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January 4, 2013 at 10:03 am Evelyn Goettner

I subscribed to emails.

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I like you on facebook.

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I Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page.

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January 4, 2013 at 10:54 am Mommyofone Shanna

Start working out 3X Weekly;at least!

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January 4, 2013 at 10:55 am Mommyofone Shanna

Email Subscriber

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January 4, 2013 at 10:55 am Wild Orchid

I want to run a 5k!
Thanks for the cool giveaway!

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January 4, 2013 at 10:55 am Mommyofone Shanna

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I am an e-mail Subscriber!
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