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.

A French Country Inspired Kitchen: Reader Redesign

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Good news....my knee is on the mend....and Stella has spent the last few days apologizing...in her own special way:) Sometimes I miss the mark....and this moodboard was one of those times. What I had envisioned for this client was not exactly to her liking. She loved some of what I put together....but she was going for a different vibe. That is one … [Read more...]

Baked Fajita Recipe

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Took Stella to the dog park on Monday. Apparently there is a whole group that meets at our neighborhood dog park at 4:00 everyday. Who knew? Did we miss the invite? Or maybe they just know Stella is a little cray cray.. #wordgetsaround. Stella had thought she won some big prize….romping and wrestling with all these dogs….her complete joy. While I … [Read more...]

#flyernation

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Our Dayton Flyers almost made it into the sweet 16 again…almost. We went to watch them play on Friday in Columbus…they won Friday but lost last night to #3 seed Oklahoma. A pre party sponsored by the University was held before the game. Live band…beer & food. UD Flyers hold a very unique passion about their school and teams. Our kids haven’t … [Read more...]

Kentucky Hot Brown Baked Sandwiches (Derby Party Food)

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I am a brand ambassador for the NFRA (National Frozen and Refrigeration Association) & a member of the Cool Food Panel. I have been compensated for my time spent writing this post. All opinions, photos, and thoughts are 100% mine own. I've lived in Louisville since 1995 and I have yet to have a Kentucky hot brown from the Brown hotel where it … [Read more...]

10 creative ways to use chalkboard paint

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Hey all! Been to the orthodontist….with both kids…in the past week. Twins in braces…at the same time. #expensiveweek. :) Totally worth it thought…they will thank us…in 20 years:) Haven’t had a huge opportunity to sit down and write….but I have been working on a few fun things that I will share soon. I am looking forward to taking a break in a … [Read more...]

DIY Marbled Easter Eggs

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nickelodeon for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love how colorful Easter eggs are these days. Back in my day it seems that all we had was pastels with the color kit that came at the grocery store. There are so many fun ways to decorate Easter eggs now, with paper Mache, different color food … [Read more...]

12 inch memory foam bed from Wal-Mart: One Unbiased Review

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Friday!!! I hope you have been enjoying a little taste of spring...we have loved having the doors and windows opened a few times this week. Hoping it is here to stay! Today...I wanted to share with you a completely unsponsored-just-tellin-you-cause-I-feel-the-need-to post about the time we bought a mattress at Wal-Mart. If you would have told me … [Read more...]

Using giftwrap to dress open shelves

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We have lived in our new home for about 6 months now. I would say that 90 percent of our decisions with the design of this house have worked out perfectly for our family. As always, there are few things that you might like to change and if I had to do over again I probably would tweak a few things. I'm going to be sharing with you a few of those … [Read more...]

Krispie Treat Layer Cake (easy Easter Dessert)

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My it was wonderful to see the sun yesterday! Everyone was out walking as if were summertime! It felt so good to get out! We have projecting lately and I have a few things that are almost ready to show you....now I just have to get my pics together and write about it:) Hopefully this week I'll be sharing a few:) I am thinking our last wave of … [Read more...]

bedtime

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When you bring them home…all you want to do is smell their heads and never put them down...You go in checking...triple checking. Yep...still breathing...and watching them sleep becomes your favorite form of entertainment. Sleep is all you talk about…when did they sleep, how did they sleep, when do they go to sleep again…. And then they start … [Read more...]