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…


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.


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.


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 5, 2013 at 10:22 am Ashley C

My new year’s resolution is to be more positive :)



January 5, 2013 at 10:24 am joni
January 5, 2013 at 10:41 am Karen Medlin

daily tweet-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/287630066945511425


January 5, 2013 at 10:46 am soha molina
January 5, 2013 at 11:00 am Margaret Smith
January 5, 2013 at 11:12 am robyn paris
January 5, 2013 at 11:46 am Ellie W

Daily Tweet @eswright18
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January 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm Desmond

Gotta lose some weight


January 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm Kyl Neusch

to eat healthier


January 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm Thomas Murphy
January 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm Christy

I’m an email subscriber


January 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm Ellen Johnson

Eat clean and low carb, drink plenty of water, exercise, walk my dogga!


January 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm John Stetson

I resolved to return to the exercise program that I used to do at the Y.


January 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm Christine
January 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm Linda Lansford

I will work out 5 days a week


January 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm Linda Lansford

already be a subscriber by email


January 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm Linda Lansford

Like” Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook


January 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm Lim

Floss daily. So far I’ve done 3 out of 5 days.


January 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm carol gentry

I must be honesty..for the first time in a long time I did not make any resolutions for this year. I just want to live my life to the fullest.


January 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm Ciara B.

my resolution is to eat healthier, ie. more fresh fruits and veggies and home cooked meals instead of processed and pre-made foods


January 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm Jaclyn Reynolds

I want to develop my blog and take more risks!


January 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm chadro

I like Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page as A Ann Casson


January 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm Sylvie W

I have two goals this year. I’d like to lose weight (15-20 lbs) and also start holding my tongue (I KNOW it is not necessary to always comment but I’ve not mastered that skill).


January 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm Shannon

To get healthier!


January 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm Shannon

Liked Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook (Nonnahs Hiebs)


January 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm Tara

I am going to try to get more organized!


January 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm Tara
January 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm Tara

Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page


January 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm Tara

like you on facebook


January 6, 2013 at 3:02 am Janet W.
January 6, 2013 at 3:09 am Karen Medlin

daily tweet-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/287878859829964800


January 6, 2013 at 4:20 am Katherine
January 6, 2013 at 6:20 am Denise S

To eat healthy and get more active.


January 6, 2013 at 6:47 am robyn paris
January 6, 2013 at 8:02 am Mommyofone Shanna
January 6, 2013 at 8:15 am Sandy VanHoey
January 6, 2013 at 8:46 am Michelle H.
January 6, 2013 at 9:12 am Amanda Sakovitz
January 6, 2013 at 9:26 am Elena
January 6, 2013 at 9:42 am rich morris
January 6, 2013 at 10:56 am soha molina
January 6, 2013 at 11:35 am Katie Contests
January 6, 2013 at 11:46 am Heather S

eat healthier and lose weight


January 6, 2013 at 11:47 am Heather S

like lowes on fb heather s


January 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm Margaret Smith
January 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm Thomas Murphy
January 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm Marcia Goss

My resolution is to take more time for myself.


January 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm Marcia Goss

Email subscriber.


January 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm Marcia Goss

Like you on Facebook. (Marcia Goss)


January 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm Marcia Goss

Like Lowe’s on Facebook. (Marcia Goss)


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