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 6:34 pm kelly nicholson

like lowes creative facy

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January 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm kelly nicholson
January 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm Crystal F

I want to get some of our credit cards paid off and take a small family vacation. Thank you!!

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January 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm molli vandehey

my new years resolution is less screen time and more real life love!!!

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January 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm molli vandehey

i subscribe by email molliwantstowin@gmail.com

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January 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm molli vandehey

i like you on fb at molli knowles

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January 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm molli vandehey

i like lowes creative page on facebook at molli knowles

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January 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm Carolsue

My New Year’s Resolutions, like always, are to lose weight.

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January 4, 2013 at 7:17 pm Carolsue
January 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm Carolsue

Oops — I ALSO follow you on TWITTER (MsCarolsueA) to go with the above Tweet entry
AND I follow you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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January 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm soha molina

My resolution is to drink more water and less soda.

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January 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm soha molina

I am an email subscriber- eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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January 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm soha molina
January 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm soha molina

Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page

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January 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm soha molina
January 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm rondah
January 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm rich morris

My resolution is to workout at least 3x a week

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January 4, 2013 at 8:49 pm rich morris
January 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm rich morris

I subscribe via email at this address: unevenfist84@live.com

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January 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm rich morris

I already like Mamá Latina Tips on fb
rich morris

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January 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm rich morris

i like Lowe’s Home Improvement on fb
rich morris

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January 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm Denice P

My new years resolution is to try and I mean really try to be more understanding to my husband. It’s gonna be a rough year for sure, but I love him.

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January 4, 2013 at 11:02 pm Michelle H.
January 4, 2013 at 11:07 pm Jeanette Alexander

To lose weight, and start saving to buy our first home.

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January 5, 2013 at 2:05 am Carolsue
January 5, 2013 at 2:06 am Carolsue

I also follow the Lowe’s Facebook page
Carolsue Anderson

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January 5, 2013 at 2:38 am Sandy VanHoey
January 5, 2013 at 2:58 am Janet W.
January 5, 2013 at 3:13 am Steve Stone

I want to lose one waist size

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January 5, 2013 at 3:14 am Donald Poole

My biggest New Year’s resolution is to find a new place to live.

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January 5, 2013 at 4:22 am Serge B

I resolve to win more blog giveaways

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January 5, 2013 at 6:10 am laurie nemeth

My Poppy always had lemon and lime trees

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January 5, 2013 at 7:40 am Lynda E

As always it’s more exercise.

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January 5, 2013 at 7:55 am wendy rozema

my new years resolution is to eat healthier foods!

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January 5, 2013 at 8:02 am lestergg

Have things better organized in the New Year. Make my day.

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January 5, 2013 at 8:13 am Linda G.

I would like to exercise every day by walking

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January 5, 2013 at 8:15 am Katherine
January 5, 2013 at 8:30 am Geoff K
January 5, 2013 at 8:41 am Elena
January 5, 2013 at 8:48 am brittney

my resolution is to save $5000 by the end of the year.
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

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January 5, 2013 at 8:49 am Beth M.

My New Year’s resolution is to clean out our garage and get rid of all the junk we don’t need!

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January 5, 2013 at 9:25 am Katie Contests

I subscribe via RSS: google reader

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January 5, 2013 at 9:26 am Katie Contests

I like you on FB: Katie Contests

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January 5, 2013 at 9:28 am rich morris
January 5, 2013 at 9:28 am Katie Contests
January 5, 2013 at 9:29 am Katie Contests

I like Lowe’s on FB: Katie Contests

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January 5, 2013 at 9:32 am Mommyofone Shanna
January 5, 2013 at 9:34 am Katie Contests

Followed on Twitter (@katiecontests2), and tweeted: https://twitter.com/katiecontests2/status/287613293084950528

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January 5, 2013 at 9:44 am Katie Contests

Required entry: My resolution is to get healthier by improving my diet and exercise!

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January 5, 2013 at 10:21 am joni

Spend less and save more for 2013!

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