Creative Me Linky Party.

The Southern Intitute

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Creative Me Linky Party where you share your creative side and inspire others to be creative too!  It has been a really busy week around these parts, and I’m wondering…

Do the holidays bring out your “Creative You” or do they suck all of your creative energy?

I’m afraid I am tending towards the latter this year.  I am the craft blogger that does not have her mantle beautifully decorated (GASP!).  I haven’t made a bunch of beautiful decorations for the house, and I haven’t been baking up a storm.  I’ve been taking care of sick kids, teaching childbirth classes one night a week, trying to keep up with all of the extra practices and programs that come at this time of the year, and squeezing in Christmas shopping without the kids whenever I can.  So there hasn’t been much time to be creative.  My mantle is decorated with a string of lights haphazardly thrown over the framed picture hung over our fireplace, a lovely daily advent calender from Dayspring, and a toy Santa riding a little wooden horse.  Totally random.

But my favorite decoration on the mantle and one of my most treasured Christmas possessions is a little pink wooden tree, decorated with glitter and sequins, that my dad made for his mom when he was a little boy in Boy Scouts.  He gave it to me a few years ago, and it always sits where everyone can see it.  It’s so special to me because I know how proud he must have been when he gave her that tree and I can imagine, because I have felt this way myself, how much love filled her heart when she took it from his eager little hands.

I hope that you have one of those holiday treasures in your home.  The one that warms your heart and holds special memories for you.

This week’s featured blog is Piggy In Polka Dots who shared Bowling Cupcake Toppers… which I love!  Cupcake toppers are so much fun.  Abby had a bowling party for her 5th birthday party (before I was crafting and blogging) and I wish I would have had some of these for the cupcakes!  They are adorable.  Thanks so much for linking up with Creative Me last week, Piggy!

Now it’s your turn to share your projects with us this week!  Here are the guidelines for the Creative Me link up, I’d love it if you’d play along nicely. :)
  1. Follow The Southern Institute and display the Creative Me button somewhere in your post or on your blog.  
  2. Don’t have anything new?  Show us something from your archives…old to you is new to us!  
  3. You can link up as many things as you’d like, the more the better your chances of being the featured link next week!  
  4. Visit at least two other blogs and leave some comment love.  We are a community that supports one another, right? Right?
  5. You can link up your shops as long as you sell handmade goods.  (I also have advertising and sponsored posts available here on the blog if you’re interested.)

Don’t forget to grab and proudly display the “featured” button if you’re project has been featured at The Southern Institute.

The Southern Intitute

Have a great week!  Don’t get too stressed out with the business of the season, and when you feel like you need a place to relax, come by The Southern Institute and pay me a visit!


  1. Thanks so much for the party! I wish you a wonderful week!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  2. I am happy to be linking here this week, thanks so much for this wonderful party. Happy Monday!{Hugs}

    • Hi Sarah! How are you? Thanks, as always, for being here. :) I hope you’re having a great week!

  3. thank you again and again for the party! :)

  4. Lolly Jane says:

    Thanks for hosting, Jenny! XOXOX

  5. Amy says:

    Thanks for hosting!!

  6. Carissa says:

    thanks for hosting!


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