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.

Lakehouse at Barren River

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Okay…first of all you guys kind of totally rock…You and your sweet words were the vitamins to my writer's brain on Friday. Feeling kind of overwhelmed and underinspired..which I probably have said almost every July for the past 5 July’s... and a few of you left such sweet comments that really made my day! I think that the challenge with blogging … [Read more...]

Easy Grilled Steak Tacos

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Hey! Weekend is here once again….hip hip hurray! I would love to hear from you all….what are you loving here on the blog…what are you not-liking…what would you like to see more of…anything really. I am feeling a little disconnect with you all…and in turn have lost my mojo. It is a challenge…trying to share freely while also entertaining the masses. … [Read more...]

Chatbook: favorite new app

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Hey guys! Have you seen this buzzfeed video? I woke up to it this am...and I have been giggling ever since....If you want a laugh click play...too funny! Wanted to share a recent obsession with you. I’m a sucker for a good photo book…as much as I am a sucker for a good instagram. This new app Chatbook marries my two loves…and makes it super … [Read more...]

reentry is hard….

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Hey all! Back at the homestead….switching gears a bit…and that always takes a bit of time. Great summer fun here so far this year….it isn’t over yet though! We are going to soak every last bit in! My bff  and her fam is traveling via luxury motorhome from Philly to the Grand Canyon (and lots of places in between:) Their first stop is here!! … [Read more...]

Mini Chicken & Waffles Appetizer

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Hey yall! Hope you are doing good! It has been fun catching up over on Facebook and Instagram. I'm still in paradise...making my way back to the bluegrass on Friday. Wanted to pop in and share a great hearty appetizer that really is the easiest thing you'll ever put together. I have no idea why these two flavors go together so well. They are … [Read more...]

Handmade Hangout Party

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Hey yall! Hope you are having a restful summer. I have so enjoyed doing nothing...no routine, no homework, no sports to get to...just chillin. We have been playing lots of cards too...it seems lazy days of summer lend time for 500 rummy.... I bought a new toy. I don't think I got this excited about my first car. I found a few that I liked on … [Read more...]

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...]