Creative Me Link Up.

 Hello everyone!  Welcome to this week’s Creative Me link up!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We spent the weekend at a lake house with close friends.  It was the perfect weekend for canoeing, swimming, paddling in the paddle boat, and jumping off of the dock.  A good time was had by all.  It was the last hoorah for our summer… the kids start back to school this week.  You read that right… this week!!!  I’m a little bit emotional this year.  Abby is starting her last year of elementary school and Luke in entering kindergarten.  Where does the time go?  If you have kids, when do they start school?

A little bit of business to take care of…

If you were subscribed to The Southern Institute through Google Friend Connect when I was on Blogger, it seems that I have lost you.  I believe I have fixed the feed but something happened and my friends on Google Friend Connect did not make it through the switch it seems.  If you were subscribed through Google Friend Connect would you visit the side bar and subscribe again in a reader?  This way you won’t miss a post, and with the new contributors and a great guest line up (along with posts from yours truly), trust me when I say that you don’t want to miss a post!  Thanks everyone!

 On to the link up!  This week’s featured blog is Sutton’s Daze, who linked up this awesome game table.  She found it at a sale and transformed it into a great game table, perfect for her husband’s favorite game, Othello.  I have a feeling more than a few of you will be inspired by this one…

Okay, now it’s your turn!  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.  This puts you in the running for the featured spot.  The button html is at the top of the post.  Just copy and paste!
  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 available here on the blog if you’re interested, and I just cut my rates.)
Please don’t forget to link to The Southern Institute when you post your projects on your blog… it is a requirement of being chosen as the featured blog.  I cannot tell you how many blogs I have to pass over for the featured spot because they do not link back to my blog.  I hate to pass you over, but it’s only fair to those who follow the directions.

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

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Creative Me Link Up!

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We are now two weeks into 2012!  I hope your year is off to a good start.  I’ve enjoyed seeing your projects and visiting some of your blogs.  I wish I had the time to visit each and every one.  Thank you so much for linking up and making this link up fun for everyone involved!


Did anyone try their hand at Adrianne’s glass tile pendant?  It’s still on my to-do list.  I can’t wait to try it. The featured spot this week goes to Sherry at Pondered Primed Perfect {P3} and her Tripod Lamp.   You have to go over and take a look at her inspiration and then the finished product.  She and her hubby did an AMAZING job with it.  I love it!



Thank you so much for sharing with us, Sherry!  Remember everyone, the more projects you link up, the better your chances of being chosen as the featured blog for the whole week!  

Okay, now it’s your turn!  Just a few guidelines for linking up.  Please:
  1. Follow The Southern Institute and display the Creative Me Monday button somewhere in your post or on your blog.  The button html is at the top of the post.  Just copy and paste!
  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. No shop links please.  You can link up a giveaway as long as it’s attached to a project that you’re linking up.
Don’t forget to grab and proudly display the “featured” button if you’re project has been in the featured spot on Creative Me Monday.  It can be found on the “Buttons” page.


Have fun being creative this week!  


It’s the New and Improved Creative Me Linky Party!

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Hello, everyone!  I did it… I decided to change things up a little bit here and I had a new button made for my linky party and changed the name just a tad.  
Welcome to the Creative Me Linky Party at 
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Now there is no confusion, this linky party is open all week long… not just on Mondays.  I had Lisa at My Little Buffalo create a button that coordinated with my header and other buttons (designed by her as well).  I love what she came up with!  So, if you’d like to replace the old button with the new button you can , but if not that’s okay too… the old button should still link to The Southern Institute.
Let’s get on with the party, shall we?  I thought I’d share something with you that I made last week.  The third graders at Abby’s school gave all 75 teachers a New Year’s goody bag on Friday.  All of the classes contributed healthy snacks and filled gift bags with them, then delivered them to the teachers’ desks, were they would find them when they arrived to school on Friday morning.  I was responsible for decorating 13 bags.  As usual, I waited until the last minute to decorate them… i.e. the night before.  I thought I would play on the teaching theme by using chalkboard stickers and a chalkboard pen (my new favorite writing utensil!).  I found some quotes about teaching and wrote them on the fronts of the bags…
They aren’t very fancy or elaborate, but I really liked the simple and clean look!  I love the red and black and white together, and I thought the quotes were really fun.  Plus they are reusable.  The chalk wipes off with a damp cloth. The teachers loved their goody bags!
This weeks featured blog link is Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects!  Adrianne is no stranger to The Southern Institute.  Do you remember the yarn ball pumpkin tutorial?  Last week she linked up this awesome New Year’s Ever glass tile necklace.
I totally love this necklace!  I have got to get myself some glass tiles and make a few of these.  I think they would be so fun as gifts, don’t you?  Thanks for linking up, Adrianne, and for sharing this great tutorial!
Okay, now it’s your turn!  Just a few guidelines for linking up.  Please:
  1. Follow The Southern Institute and display the Creative Me Monday button somewhere in your post or on your blog.  The button html is at the top of the post.  Just copy and paste!
  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. No shop links please.  You can link up a giveaway as long as it’s attached to a project that you’re linking up.
Don’t forget to grab and proudly display the “featured” button if you’re project has been in the featured spot on Creative Me Monday.

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I can’t wait to see what you link up this week… 
the more links the merrier, 
and the better your chances of being the featured blog!