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.

Christmas in the Kitchen

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I have never given a tour of our new kitchen on the blog. When we moved in this past summer…I just sort of dumped things wherever they landed. It still needs a good organizing…but I have all winter for that right? :) It is the heart of this home. We spend 75% of our time just hanging out in here. We love that it is connected closely with the family … [Read more...]

Bacon wrapped chicken appetizer (easy hearty appetizer recipe)

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Good hearty appetizers are always a good choice to serve up to your favorite holiday crowd. When the spirits are flowin….folks need something easy and hearty to pop in their mouths in between stories:) These spicy sweet chicken bites are perfect for that occasion. They can be made ahead of time…baked up and keep warm (gently…don’t want to dry them … [Read more...]

#giftsmart with Radio Shack (Unique Gift finds)

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Your local Radio Shack is more than a place to just find a battery for that hard to find battery:) It is a place that is filled with all sorts of fun tech gifts for the tech lover in your life. My friends at Radio Shack sent me a few things to take a look at for this holiday season gift giving.  They would love for you to #giftsmart when you … [Read more...]

Weeknight Beef Tenderloin

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Hi all! Welcome to the GETTER-DONE week!! My kiddos are thick into their first experience with high school exams. Fun right?! But the nice thing about it is they are basically done school….they just have to show up to take the exams. It is like I have 2 college students…but they can’t drive:) We are all excited to have a couple weeks off….with lots … [Read more...]

High School Ring inspirations….

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jostens for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The junior high school ring ceremony has a long-standing tradition in most American high schools. When Jostens asked me to take a look at their Luxe collection of rings I got to thinking about how this tradition even got started? Apparently it dates … [Read more...]

Choco-Caramel M&M Crisp Cookie (Easy Christmas Cookie REcipe)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For the past 4 years I have shared with you a few cookies that I love to bake this time of year. My friends and I gather every year to exchange cookies. My kids loved it because we all get to taste our favorite cookies and I don't have … [Read more...]

Pomegranate Punch (Holiday Cocktail recipe)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SOLO® Brand Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I think one of the easiest ways to make a party get off to the right start is a festive cocktail. This one is literally the easiest cocktail to pull together when friends gather this holiday season. I made this for Thanksgiving this … [Read more...]

Casual Christmas Decor

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It really feels like Christmas has snuck up on us this year. I probably say that every year…but with moving and a very busy beginning of school year it just seems that it's hard to believe that we are midway into December. I share these pictures with you to inspire you….not to stress you out. Please know that when you see all the fabulous blog home … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

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Hi all! Hope you had a great weekend....We celebrated the season with our college friends and got caught up. Yesterday was the annual cookie exchange....which is one of my kiddos favorite traditions. I am trying to get a post up to share this week to share some things I have been working on inside....but it seem there aren't enough hours in the day … [Read more...]

Dining Room and Library Inspirations featuring Kalaty Rugs

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kalaty Rug for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Popping in to share two designs that are centered around some really cool rugs.  My friends at Kalaty.com rugs invited me to put together two rooms that are based on two styles of rugs that they sell on their website. I was inspired by the warm … [Read more...]