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.

3 ingredient Crusty Bread Recipe


This past weekend I posted a pic of some bread that I had just finished baking. It was so stupid crazy easy that I have to share. Your family and friends will be in awe of your wicked bread master skill....for reals... After trying a few other bread recipes I really searched high and low for one that would produce a nice light and airy bread … [Read more...]

DIY Printer Cover


  This is a sponsored post. The kind folks at True Value have asked me to share a fun back to school project with you. I have been compensated for my time and efforts. Good Monday friends! Just got in from my morning Stella walk....I feel FAALLLLL in the air and it woke me right up! I am sure it will heat up today....but this morning … [Read more...]

5 for the road: conehead


Ms. Stella has a real strong affection for area rugs….as in…”hey I’m pretty sure mom is cool with me chewing on this since it is on the floor all the time….” (I mean, she’s got a point) She has chewed the corners of two rugs…but I think I found a deterrent that seems to be working….flag football cones. I bought these on Cintz Marker Cones (Set of … [Read more...]

Repurpose old fence: Make a wood Tray DIY


Busy week here getting back into the school routine. Sorry the post have been a bit off:) I think I will probably go back to my normal Mon, Wed, Friday post soon:) Hope you are having a nice end of summer:) I scored this awesome old section of white picket fence at a local thrift shop. ( Local friends the shop is called Tickled Pink and I have … [Read more...]

things you may not know about me


I am a middle child. And the only girl. I broke both of my wrist at the same time when I was in 6th grade. Gymnastics. Uneven bars. Nuff said. My hair was short for the first 15 years of my life. I have only been in love once…and I married him. I was afraid of dogs as a child…until my dad brought home a golden retriever puppy from a … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Dining Table with Extensions


I told you all last week about the table situation in our dining area. We were able to bring home our new handcrafted table late last week and we are completely loving it! It fits the space so much better than the other table. We got it locally from a woodworker in Taylorsville, Kentucky. I found him at a local peddler's mall and took his business … [Read more...]

French Toast Sticks


sigh….summer feels like it is coming to a close…I suppose getting back to a routine is good…but I really could use a couple more weeks…I often wonder what it will feel like when my kids are off at college in a few years. Will Fall feel the same when I don’t have the hustle of back to school forms and shopping….it will be weird for sure. This time … [Read more...]

5 for the Road: no mas


Hey it's Friday! Hope your weekend plans are relaxing ones:) I’m going to see him on Saturday….and I am already preparing my jaw for the constant laughing….Can. Not. Wait.     Think this is just the cutest lil backpack….I’m a sucker for seersucker….say that 5 times fast…   Jeans that charge your … [Read more...]

Homemade Cheese Crackers


You know how you always start the school year out really strong, like everything's really organized…. all the markers are together….the pencils are sharpened and you have this great plan for breakfast and everything's going to go so smoothly?!? Well this recipe is in celebration of that really hopeful way to get the year started off on the right … [Read more...]

Pesto Pasta Salad


Hey all! How was your weekend? We had a great one here….laughing, and then laughing some more. My bff/sista-from-another-motha has been here with her family. They left out yesterday to go west….all the way to the Grand Canyon. It was such a fun visit…and it always goes too fast. Today my bubs had some gum surgery. He has 2 baby teeth that have … [Read more...]