Our Creative Community

One of the goals of The Southern Institute is to connect you all as students of creativity. Creativity is something that we are all born with, and as my friend Meg has so beautifully stated (and I’m paraphrasing), it’s like a muscle that needs exercising.

Here are a few ways that you can connect with other students of creativity. I hope you’ll join us in celebrating our creativity, learning more about ourselves, and inspiring others to believe in themselves!

The Southern Institute Community on Facebook


Join me and dozens of other women who love to discuss and encourage one another. In The Southern Institute Facebook Group we delve deeper into topics that are posted on the blog. It’s also a place for you to ask questions that you have on any topic, and for community members to pitch in with their wisdom and knowledge! Click here and ask to be added to the group.

The Oily Institute on Facebook


The Oily Institute is a private Facebook group for anyone who wants to learn more about the benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils and how they can be used to help help you reach your wellness goals. Our family has been using essential oils for several months now, and we can’t imagine what we did without them. We have seen such improvements in so many areas. So have thousands of others. Just ask to be added to the group and join right in with your questions or share your experiences with the group! I’d love to see you there.


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Instagram is my Numero Uno favorite social media outlet! I’d love to connect with you over there. You can see glimpses into our family’s daily life as well as see what inspires me. See that grid with all of the photos to the right of the page? That’s a peek at my most recent posts. There’s a great community over there! Follow The Southern Institute here on Instagram.


Join in the fun by using the #makeyousomethin hashtag when you post pics of your sewing, crafting, knitting, or recipes! The #makeyousomethin hashtag is quickly becoming a favorite among creative people on Instagram. The #makeyouomethin feed is a great place to inspire and be inspired!

Use #atthesoin (at the southern institute) too, along with the topic that your posting about. For example: share a pic of the delicious dinner you just made and tag it #cooking #atthesoin. This way we can all keep up with each other. Did you and your little one just make a big, crafty mess? Tag the photo #crafts #atthesoin. You “get the picture”. ;) See you there!