Creative Me Linky Party.

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Welcome to the Creative Me Linky Party!  Whew, we made it through the holidays.  Are you as tired as I am?  Several nights in a row staying up after 1 am does not a happy Jenny make.  My body is screaming for rest, but it was all worth it.  We had such a fun Christmas as well as the weeks leading up to it.

What about you?  How was your Christmas?

I wonder how many of you stayed home like we did.  I love celebrating the season with family, but I also love staying home and avoiding the stress of traveling at this time of the year.

I’ve made a decision as we are heading into 2013…
no more Creative Me Linky Party after this week.

This is the last Creative Me Linky Party, so let’s finish off the year with a bang!  I’ve enjoyed being less tied to my computer this past couple of weeks so much that I just want to keep it going, so I’m eliminating anything that makes me feel like I have to post.  I won’t have  side bar advertising anymore either, just a few affiliates that I love.  This gives me the freedom to post when I want to… heck, I can even take two weeks off if I want and not feel like I’m disappointing anyone!  Does anyone else struggle with giving themselves a break?  I’m looking forward to a more relaxed year, more time spent with my children (and less with the laptop), and more time for sewing and creating.  I’m excited!

Thank you all for making the Creative Me Linky Party so much fun!  You are so amazingly creative and inspiring!  I want to continue to feature you all as members of The Southern Institute community, so I’ll be thinking of ways to make that happen.  

In light of that announcement, the last Creative Me Linky Party featured blog of the week is First Comes Love.  Meghan linked up these scrumptious chocolate pecan caramels.  These look delicious and I love that she has her children involved in this family Christmas baking tradition.

This is my kind of treat!  Thanks for linking up with us last week, Meghan!

Now it’s your last chance to link up with Creative Me!  I love seeing what you all are up to.  Just a few guidelines for linking up.  Please:
  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.
  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 day, everyone!


  1. cyndi says:

    Thanks for hosting this one last week. I’ve enjoyed partying here from time to time and will miss your hospitality. I’m a follower, though and will keep in touch!

    • Thank you for linking up, Cyndi! You are always welcome here! Thank you for following… I’ll see you around and hope to hear from you often. :)

  2. Diana says:

    I have bookmarked your site. i have been on it for some time this morning. I’m waist-deep in project ideas that I can’t wait to start. Happy New Year!


    • Hi Diana, Thank you so much for leaving a comment! Welcome! Have fun working through your inspiration list. :) Let me know how it goes. Happy New Year!

  3. Carissa says:

    sad day! i will miss it, but i totally understand where you are coming from! good luck, and i can’t wait to see your upcoming posts!

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks, Carissa. Don’t be sad though! The Southern Institute is not going anywhere. :) Thanks for being here! I look forward to hearing from you in the comments section. :)


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