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.

Easy beginner woodworking: True Value Blog Squad

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Well if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook...you heard that the Food Network did not select our kitchen to film the series "Southern at Heart." Boo hoo! No big deal....maybe next time around:) A few were curious about how it all works...and I really don't know anymore than I did the other day. What I do know is the LA producers for the show … [Read more...]

10 things to buy to raise a Good puppy

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Hey friends! Happy Monday. Hope you had a great weekend. I know you are all on pins and needles....about our adventure....and all I can tell you is I have no clue! Here is low down: We had producers from the Food Network here last week. They are searching for a kitchen to use for a series. Our home was referred to them by our neighborhood sales … [Read more...]

Easy Handmade Valentine with free printable

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Thanks for all your excitement about our possible adventure.... (see Wednesdays post). All we know at this hour is that we are still "in contention"...fingers crossed:) Till then....here is a sweet craft to do this weekend:) Even though my kiddos are 15 now I still like to come up with a corny little Valentine to give them. We used to spend … [Read more...]

Cheesy Lemon Chicken Orzo

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So as you read this today....I am knee deep in cleaning my kitchen. I got a call on Monday morning that a major network wanted to come and "scout" our kitchen for a series. Yikes! We are so flippin excited...but trying to not get too excited. The producers are looking at a few other homes in our neighborhood...and we are by far not the grandest … [Read more...]

Low Calorie Brownie Recipe

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AllWhites Egg Whites for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Hey yall! Have a good weekend? Darn those Packers...am I right?!?! We were soooooooo rooting for them to go to another Super Bowl. The end of that game was complete craziness! We are enjoying one more day off although my day started off … [Read more...]

Do you like Marsala?

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Guess what!?!? Our new family room light is being installed today.....cannot wait to see it up! I think it will make a huge difference in this room.  I am chit chatting today about the Pantone color of the year. Have you seen it yet? When I first saw the color all I could think of was 80's. But I thought it would be fun to play around with it a … [Read more...]

10 ways to help your teen reduce stress

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wrigley Jr. Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This post has been in my draft file for a while now. My kids recently experienced their first round of exams in high school just this past month. I was urging them to find some strategies that help them to deal with stress when it comes … [Read more...]

Simple Lemon Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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Hey there…happy rainy Monday! Hope your weekend was a great one. We laid low…went to some bball games…walked a ton because we are completely addicted to our fit bits…hung out with friends for a bit…overall a great weekend. Do you fit bit? It truly is ingenious…and very motivating. It counts your steps…basically a very techy pedometer. It comes with … [Read more...]

Unique Chandeliers for Family room

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Thank you so much for all the excitement about the horseshoe panel holders. It really makes me so happy when I share something with you that you get excited about also. It's fun to think out of the box like that and share ideas that not only become part of your space but also become part of your conversations. Those are the things that I think make … [Read more...]

Horseshoe Curtain Holders (DIY unique window hardware)

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I think its really funny how my brain works. When it came to deciding on what to do for my windows in this new family room I was a little bit stumped. I didn't want anything that would take away from the architecture of the room. I didn't want anything too simple. I wanted something that could handle the height of the ceilings which are 11 feet … [Read more...]