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 Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Bacon & Cheese Muffin Recipe


I recently shared these over at my girl Jen's....but in case you haven't clicked over there I wanted to share them here too. These muffins...oh my. Grab your coffee, cut up an orange...and warm up one of these Bacon Cheese muffins...done and done. If you are feeling extra naughty you could drizzle a tiny bit of warm maple syrup on the … [Read more...]

Goldilocks and the 40 showings…


Once upon a time, there was a lovely house on a beautiful street. Every house on the street was filled with families who loved being neighbors on their quiet little street in one of the top school districts in the state. It was a place where kids bounced balls, rode bikes, drank lemonade and had great fun all the time. Where families take care of … [Read more...]

Bunny Wall Decal DIY (easy Easter Decor with DuckTape®)


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Funny thing about this post….I had this idea in my head for awhile now…but hadn’t really had the time to put it together. I haven’t crafted in awhile and I needed to get out some creative energy. I grabbed some DuckTape® that I had on hand … [Read more...]

#clevermoving Monday: Drywall begins


Hey all! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. What gorgeous weather we had!! Back today with another #clevermoving Monday.... When the drywall goes up…the house immediately looks a lot more like a house…but really the construction process is not even half way complete (at least that is what I am telling myself since we still have a house for sale!) … [Read more...]

Reader Redesign: Organizing the Laundry


Back today with another reader redesign. I am having so much fun with these! If you sent me pictures just be patient...I promise to get to everybody:) Today I am sharing  a mud room for a reader named  Suzanne. She recently painted her laundry room this sage green and the floors are new too. The space is nice and big…just needs a little … [Read more...]



We had a glorious time last week. The beach was empty…serene and every time I grabbed my beach chair and bag…and put on my flip flops…and walked 3 blocks to the ocean….I had a lump in my throat and a feeling of overwhelming blessings. It is a place that is a retreat in every sense of the word. The sound of the gulls…the rush of the oceans waves … [Read more...]

beach dreamin cocktail…


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto Rico. This past week…on the beach had me dreaming of summer time. The seagulls cackling away in the salty breeze with the waves crashing against the shore….I could … [Read more...]

things to do before you list your house: #clevermoving Monday


We are back rested and recharged from spring break…but we could have easily spent another week at the beach. That is usually the case though. Quick update on my dad...first off...I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you....for all your kind thoughts and prayers. My dad is doing great. He went in for another test this past Tuesday and the … [Read more...]

Make a Newspaper Flower


Just popping in to share this sweet little craft for spring break week:) With the winter that we have had….these may be the only flowers in bloom this spring. I shared this a long time ago on another blog…but I haven’t shared it here yet. This would be great spring break craft to whip up with the kids…and the cost is almost free! Instead of … [Read more...]



I have told you of my love for the University of Dayton before…..and if you have followed any of the NCAA tournament this year (can you believe it?!?!?!)…you can see why I love UD so much. It is where I grew up. I left home…traveled 7 hours south…with only one friend from high school by my side (ok…my brother was also there…he was two years ahead … [Read more...]