About Tracie

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Mini Hot Brown Appetizer (#triscuitsnackoff)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The hot brown was invented in Louisville….at The Brown Hotel. I have never been there. A bit sad since I have lived within 15 minutes of the Brown Hotel for the past 20 years….I’ll get there someday. It’s on “the list”…I don’t … [Read more...]

Easy Grilled Potato Casserole

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Mornin friends! Hope you had a restful weekend. Several were interested in the Norwex post that I popped in to share on Saturday. The link on the side of the blog will stay up for awhile. You can click there to see all the products that are available. I started with the "starter pack" that has an enviro-cloth and a window cloth. If you want more … [Read more...]

no joke…clean with water

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Rarely do I attend “home parties” and leave thinking “gosh, I don’t know how I got along all these years without that.”….with exception of a few …1. the pampered chef batter bowls are life changing. 2. so is the easy measure cup. 3. and more recently the Norwex enviro-cloth and window cloth. I was invited to a party a few weeks back….I went to see … [Read more...]

$200 beach kitchen update

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Hi all!! Crazy back to school week here. I have completely taken the bus for granted for the past 9 school years. Holy cow I am in the car a lot! Have a book on tape suggestion? I may need it! Luckily I am in a car pool…and my kids schools are fairly close…but my work time is cut down by a good 2 hours this year. Yikes! The school year has started … [Read more...]

#ListerineDesign : Ideas for Stylish Bathroom Storage

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Listerine for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Popping in to share some stylish ways to dress up your bath while also adding great storage. My pals over at Listerine wanted to share their stylish new chevron bottles that are too pretty to put in a cabinet and I thought it would be a great … [Read more...]

1970’s dry sink (refinished furniture)

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My dad gave my mom a dry sink for their first Christmas together. They were married in Nov. of 1969. The condition of this dry sink is incredible….and it has been moved 8 times. It looks brand new. I came upon in when we were staying at my parents house when the new house was being finished. It was in their storage room. I knew it would be perfect … [Read more...]

bookday….

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Been busy getting things together for the first days of school…that start next week. Two kids in high school in the house…I know you’re right…I do look way too young to have two kids in high school…I had them when I was 12. Seriously though…I find it crazy…that my kids are old enough to be going to high school. On one hand, we are all very excited … [Read more...]

Lil Party Punch Mocktail

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I thought this sweet little treat would be a perfect little kiss to end summer. Since my kiddos start high school next week….our summer fun is coming to a close. Boo. Though they both seem excited and ready for the new adventure….hoping we hold onto that enthusiasm for awhile:) Yes, you could just open a package of these new Starburst sorbet … [Read more...]

Repurpose Leather coat idea (refinished chair DIY)

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Remember that blog....CleverlyInspired...and she used to share inspiring ideas that were really clever??--well SHE'S BACCKKKKK.... (at least for today;) Feels like it has been forever since I shared a DIY idea with you. When I began blogging 4 years ago....it seemed that most bloggers were in a specific category....DIY or Food...I hope that you … [Read more...]

Cool Cucumber Bite Appetizer Recipe featuring Martha Stewart Collection

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My first foodie post from our new house….feels so fun…and yet so weird. I am still figuring out the best way to use this space. Still a ton to do…lots to share…so excited to share it with all of you!! Here is a great lil recipe to try out this weekend…. I am pretty sure that cucumber is the official veggie of summertime (along with the beloved … [Read more...]