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 10:56 am Wild Orchid

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January 4, 2013 at 11:06 am Mami2jcn

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January 4, 2013 at 11:16 am Tabitha (Jojo) Shrader

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to remodel and clean my mother’s house until it’s something I am proud to allow her to live in. It needs a lot of work.

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January 4, 2013 at 11:40 am mae
January 4, 2013 at 11:42 am mae

to be fit and eat healthy foods..

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January 4, 2013 at 11:43 am Carly

My resolution is to turn my lawn into a garden this summer. This Lowe’s card would help with that!

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January 4, 2013 at 11:44 am mae

1/5 – I subscribed to your blog..

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January 4, 2013 at 11:45 am mae

2/5 – I liked Mama latina tips on FB

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January 4, 2013 at 11:46 am mae

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5/5 – followed u and tweeted this:
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January 4, 2013 at 12:18 pm Meaghan F.

I want to be more organized in daily life.

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January 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm Thomas Murphy
January 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm PAIGE CHANDLER

I resolve to lose those last pesky 10 pounds!~

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January 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm Stacey B
January 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm Kristy Thiel

I’d like to be a better mother. Thanks for hosting!

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January 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm Kate F.

My resolution is to get in the habit of eating healthier foods.

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January 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm Chrystal D

Mine is to live a happier life.

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January 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm Geoff K

One of my resolutions would be to get more involved in my community and devote more time to volunteering!

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January 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm Geoff K
January 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm Geoff K

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January 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm Geoff K

I follow you on twitter (@guettel78) and I tweeted: https://twitter.com/guettel78/status/287309768459177986

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January 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm Tari Lawson

I don’t really make resolutions but I do plan to work on decluttering my house.

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January 4, 2013 at 1:45 pm Mary Cloud

I’ve resolved to loose weight and get in shape this year
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January 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm Evelyn B

I made a resolution to put effort into my daily activities, not just be passive.

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January 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm Patricia Treskovich

resolve to eat healthy

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January 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm Patricia Treskovich

Like Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook

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January 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm Patricia Treskovich

Liked Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page

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January 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm Patricia Treskovich

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January 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm Claire

My resolution is to invest in nice stuff instead of just buying whatever’s on sale.

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January 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm Kiara

My resolution is to eat healthier.
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January 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm Carolyn G

Mineis to lose weight

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January 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm Carolyn G

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January 4, 2013 at 4:53 pm IRMA

TO HAVE A CLOSER REALTIONSHIP WITH GOD

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January 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm Christine

to eat healthier

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January 4, 2013 at 5:55 pm chadro

I “Like” Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook as – A Ann Casson

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January 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm Jimmy

Mine is to exercise more frequently

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January 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm kelly nicholson

You just need to leave me a comment telling me one of your New Year’s resolutions.

yeah..make more money than last year..that shouldnt be hard

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January 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm Lara

My resolution is to lose 30 pounds.

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