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 way to polish silver

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Happy Halloween!!! It is supposed to be a rainy cold evening here…kind of glad my kiddos don’t trick or treat this year:) I will be tucked under a blankie with a glass of something…sitting by a fire. Sounds about perfect to me:) This week I hosted my friends to my annual say no to the dress party. It was last night and a complete blast! I highly … [Read more...]

Painted brick Ranch House

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Not too long ago I told you about a project that I am working on with our builder/friend. I wanted to show how amazing her home looks now that it is painted. It will never cease to amaze me what the power of paint can accomplish. This home is now the show house on the street. The greenery pops against the creamy yellow and the gray door makes it … [Read more...]

What to wear with leggings….covering thy Bum…

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Hey yall! Hope your weekend was a good one:) We had a busy one...but still got some time in for a fire outside. What beautiful weather we had! Looks like we have a great renter for the lakehouse. A nice couple reached out and asked if we would be interested in renting it...after looking into it with our CPA and Insurance...along with their … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup

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I bet the Pilgrims would have loved a good slow cooker recipe….after long hard day…building a house and pillaging for food…probably would have been real nice to come home to hot cooked meal. I often think….geez-Louise we have it good….I mean we can plug this device in…throw some food in…and it cooks for us…all day long…so that all we have to do … [Read more...]

DIY Necklace Holder

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Hey yall! Happy Wednesday! Before I forget....I am sharing a fun fall treat over at Jen's today that is a great option for preschool snack day:) Go check it out! And if you are here visiting from Tatertots and Jello...welcome! I am thrilled you are here....be sure to sign up to follow me on your favorite social channel:) This technically isn’t … [Read more...]

4 ingredient Baked Ziti

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A cozy rainy Monday here.....we have had a lot of rain lately....but for some reason...I kind of love it. It tends to keep me on task and productive for some reason...it may be because of yoga pants....because rainy days=yoga pants...always:) I hope you had a great weekend. Hubs and I did a fun quick project on Saturday...that will post soon on the … [Read more...]

DIY snack tray for the car

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Fall travel is right around the corner….here is a great tool to keep the cars neat:) Our cars often times are like our home on wheels…we are constantly going somewhere….and making that space “work” as efficiently and as neat as possible is always a plus. I think the back envelope area of your car seat is thee best way to help keep your car tidy. … [Read more...]

20 Unique Dog Names

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Naming a dog takes as much consideration as a baby. You are going to be repeating it often…plus when people lean down to pet your sweet little pup that is the first question they will ask…”oh so sweet…what is her name?” So we did some research and we ended up finding some pretty cool and unique names. We ended up naming our new golden pup Stella. … [Read more...]

Homemade Apple Chips with Cinnamon Sugar whipped crème

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I was invited to participate in a really fun blog hop this fall. Over 75 bloggers are participating. All sorts of fun fall inspiration from recipes to projects you name it…all things fall! We call it #FallHarvestIdeas and it is a celebration of all things FALL!!!   I decided to try a new recipe that I've been wanting to do for a while. … [Read more...]

Healthy Halloween Snack (Monster Cheese)

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Nope, I don’t have preschoolers….yes, they are in high school….does that stop me from making really fun, cute halloween treats…NO! Sadly this is how my brain works….while in the grocery looking at string cheese…I thought, “hey it would be so cute to make that into a ghost for a preschool Halloween snack.” Have I seen this somewhere and it is just … [Read more...]