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.

Strawberry Shortcake Sliders

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There really is only a few other desserts that are the quintessential summertime treat…fresh strawberries are very high on that list. I thought it would be fun to create a very simple strawberry shortcake dessert that was literally one bite. These little strawberry shortcake sliders would be a great thing to serve up at your next baby shower or … [Read more...]

Handmade Hangout

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Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

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Hey yall! I’ve been working on a few things around the house before we take off for the beach next week. Wanted to pop in and share a yummy recipe to make this weekend…. Normally these kinds of recipe are a fail….a healthy version of a comfort food….but let me tell you…this oven fried chicken was a family favorite all around. The key is … [Read more...]

Strawberry Green Tea on Ice (Iced green tea)

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Hey yall! Hope your Father’s Day weekend was a sweet one. We are definitely in summer mode here….and it nice to have some routine free days. Typically summer time is slow in blog land…and my post will be a bit sparse until back to school post start showing up in August. July is the slowest traffic month…along with January….so I don’t like to share … [Read more...]

Idea for Grassless Yard (no maintenance Yard)

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  The last time we were at the beach house we were amazed at some of the brush that had grown in the backyard. It is a bit of a tough backyard to landscape because we have a large pine tree and a large oak tree that both provide some really great shade but also shed a lot. We wanted to figure out the best way to make it look a little bit … [Read more...]

Dad’s Day

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Hubs and I started dating in our Sophomore year of college. The first time he came home with me to meet my family was in February during a school break. He was so nervous to meet my dad. A normal occurrence during most courtships….meeting the Father of an “only daughter” family….some nerves are natural. They immediately hit it off….both … [Read more...]

Bottle cap Birdbath (repurposed bottle caps)

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This is a sponsored post. The kind folks at True Value have asked me to share a fun summer project with you. I have been compensated for my time and efforts.   There are so many fun projects that call for bottle caps. After I saw a few projects online I wanted to try one out for myself. This inspired my bottle cap birdbath project.  I am … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Potato Salad

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Hi yall! Hope you had a great weekend. We went up to Dayton…apparently it’s been 20 years since we graduated. It is so hard to get my head around that….seriously seems like we were there yesterday. It was so much fun to catch up in person. We called it “facebook live”…it was funny because with the invention of Facebook….you kind of take all that … [Read more...]

Firecracker Smores (Summer dessert recipe)

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I'm so excited to be participating in the 100 blogger round up Ultimate Red White and Blue celebration again this year! It is a great way to celebrate all the colors of summertime. A ton of craft, recipes, projects all sorts of fun things that have to do with summer. It is your one stop shop for any summer party that you're having. I wanted to … [Read more...]

Changes for the Beach House

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The more  time we spend in Carolina Beach the more we realize that it is really a fabulous place to get away. We can definitely see ourselves retiring there someday. The more we spend time there the more we want to have some friends and family come and visit us. Problem is, right now we just have the two bedrooms to use. We decided to look into … [Read more...]