Creative Me Link Up.

The Southern Intitute
 Hello, everyone!  Welcome to the first Creative Me link up at The Southern Institute’s new home!  If you didn’t know, The Southern Institute has moved from Blogger to WordPress.  So far it has been a pretty seamless transition, except that the links on the Tutorials page are not working.  Hopefully that will be resolved soon, as the tutorials are the most popular posts around here.

Quick tour…

The navigation bar on the top should make it easy to get around the Institute.  The “About” tab and the “Contributors” tabs are drop downs now, and each contributor has their own bio page.  I thought they deserved it!  They’re awesome!

Recent posts will show up in abbreviated form below the current post, making it easy for you to catch up with your reading.  Just click on the post that you want to read.

I’m hoping that these little changes will de-clutter the blog and make it easier on the eyes.  I’m learning this whole WordPress thing, it’s like a new world, so please be patient with me!

What do you think?  Is there anything you are missing?  Anything you’d like to see here that you don’t see right now?  Let me know, I want to hear your thoughts, because this is your space too!

Now on to the link up…

Maybe it was crazy to have you guess my age last week, but I have to say that some of you were so close!!  Some of you I think were trying to butter me up, and I love you for it.  Only one of you guessed correctly, I believe, and it was Mandy who guessed 38 years old.  Yep, only two years away from the big 40, but I’m okay with that.  At least right now. :)  So I’ve emailed Mandy and I’m waiting to hear back from her so I can send her some fun Styled by Tori Spelling jewelry.  I’ve emailed the winner of the Avodah Coffee giveaway too.  Congratulations you two!

This week’s featured blog is From One Thing to the Next, who posted about these yummy looking Zucchini Fries.

Maybe it’s because I’m hungry, but those look extremely good, and I don’t think it’s just because I’m hungry.  Thanks for linking up last week!

Like I said, I’ve never done this on WordPress before, so I’m hoping this link up works this week.  Let’s give it a go!!

Okay, now it’s your turn!  Just a few guidelines for linking up:
  • Follow The Southern Institute and display the Creative Me button somewhere in your post or on your blog’s side bar.  You can find the button and code on the “buttons” page under the “About” tab.  Just copy and paste!
  • Don’t have anything new?  Link up something from your archives.  Old to you is new to us!
  • You can link up as many projects as you like.  The more you link up the better your chances are of being chosen by as the featured blog.
  • Visit some other links and leave a comment!  We are a community that supports one another!
  • You can link up your shops as long as you sell handmade goods.
Don’t forget to grab and display the “featured” button from the buttons page if your project has been featured at The Southern Institute.

The Southern Intitute


  1. Sherry says:

    Thanks Jenny! Your new home is looking mighty fine! Can’t wait to hear how the total transition to WP goes for you. Have a wonderful week. :)

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      Thank you, Sherry! There have been a few glitches, but things are coming together! Have a great day!

  2. Welcome to the WordPress family! Thank you so much for hosting!

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      Thanks, Danielle! I’m learning, but I think I’m going to like it! :)

  3. Melanie says:

    Everything looks great! Thanks for hosting!

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      You’re welcome, Melanie! Thanks for linking up with us!

  4. Carrie says:

    Hi, Jenny. Thanks so much for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      Thanks for linking up, Carrie! You too!

  5. Sara Beth says:

    You completely made my day when I saw I was the featured blog!!!! New to all of this and am loving it :) Thanks so much for sharing. I love the Southern Institute ~ so many wonderful ideas.

    Sara Beth

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      Hi Sarah Beth! I’m so glad that you linked up… and I’m glad to have made your day! See you again soon. :)

  6. Thanks for hosting! I hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      So far so good, Pamela! You have a great week too, and thanks for linking up!


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