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.

Unique Gifts for Mom & Summer reading

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  Hey yall! We made it to Friday! I have had a productive week but nothing really that I can share with you… at least right now. I was browsing on Etsy a few nights this week and came up with a few things to share…all of these Mother's Day gifts are all thoughtful priced very reasonably. Unique gifts that are personal always … [Read more...]

Handmade Hangout Link Up Party (2)

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Hey all!! Popped in to see the best and brightest in all of blogland! Be sure to link up your most fabulous post this week. I would love to feature you next week! Today I want to introduce you to one of my fellow hostesses….Here’s is Kim!! Each week we will introduce you to one of our hostesses and give you a chance to get to know everyone … [Read more...]

Soft Pretzel dip snack bar

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Hey yall....hope you are having a productive week. I have been getting my creative juices out....I listed a few new things in my etsy shop. Go take a peek today....they are perfect for teacher gifts or Mother's day:) I spent a lot of my childhood in a suburb of Philadelphia. Both of my parents and grandparents were born in Philadelphia as was my … [Read more...]

Favorite Features Tuesday (1)

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I LOVE seeing all the fabulous project linked up on the Handmade Hangout! Every week I will pick some that caught my eye….Here are a few from this week…   I adore a good use of chalkboard paint….and these are just so regal with the gold paint:) Make up a set for Mother’s day! Find out how at This Abundant Life Blog   This use of … [Read more...]

Derby Pie Cookie Bar Recipe

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Hey yall! Hope you had a great weekend. We had glorious weather...so we made the best of it and did some gardening and cleaned out the garage. Nice to get some things done:) I am getting ready to go through some of the creative ideas that were linked up last week. I will share some favorites tomorrow. This time of year in the Bluegrass all we … [Read more...]

Salted Caramel Iced Latte

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Hey yall! Friday!!! Whooot!! We have big plans to clean out our garage this weekend....now don't be gettin jealous now.....Hopefully with a little fun sprinkled in there too:) I am so pumped about today's post....so let's get to it! My friends at NespressoUSA recently sent me this fabulous care package full of Nespresso goodies including their … [Read more...]

The Handmade Hangout Party

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I told you yesterday that I will be participating in a weekly link up party with these other 7 fabulous  bloggers! I am very excited to be participating. It is such a fun way to be able to highlight some new bloggers and also a great way for readers to find new blogs to read. I came up with a few tips on getting featured on a link … [Read more...]

“Shiplap” in the Powder Room

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It seems that the hit show fixer-upper on HGTV is all the rage. I absolutely love Joanna Gaines's style. It's casual and comfortable but also very put together. I love how she repurposes things and breathes life into spaces with use of old funky things. When we built our house last summer I really wanted to do something kind of funky and … [Read more...]

DIY Concrete Tray Planter (video tutorial)

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Hey all!! Hope you had a restful Easter break. We are recharged after a week at the beach. It is always hard to get back in the groove…but only 24 days of school (then exams…) and onto summer! The weather has finally turned nice…and it is a perfect time to dive into this months True Value Blog Squad post Itis easy and a great beginner concrete … [Read more...]

off…

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We rarely took a spring vacation when I was growing up. It didn't seem like many people did actually. When I was in high school we lived in Wisconsin so to travel anywhere south/warm you were going to be in the car for at least 24 hours. I don't remember ever being bummed about it. It forced my brothers and I to hang out…like going bowling … [Read more...]