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.

WIne Cork Garden Markers


Summer is in full swing here….my bubs finished his exams last Friday…and the peanut has her last exam tomorrow. I am scrambling to get ready to take bubs and my nephew to the beach for a week….looking forward to chilling on the Atlantic:) I am sure I will be popping in from time to time…but the regular post here may get a bit scattered. It seems … [Read more...]

DIY Self Watering Planter


I planted a salad garden this week….in a container. It is my first attempt at getting back into growing some of my own veggies. I thought I would start small and see how it goes. In my effort to keep my container salad garden alive I came across a really neat way to make sure my plants day hydrated….   I have seen this technic used in the … [Read more...]

Handmade Hangout 5-21-15


Thursday link up party starts now! Can’t wait to see what yall have been working on! I have decided to do “super clever features” every other week….I’ll be looking back at the past couple week for features:) I’d love to introduce you to Valerie…she is one clever chica…go see:) ▪︎  ▪︎  ▪︎  ▪︎  ▪︎  ▪︎  ▪︎  … [Read more...]

Fresh Garlic Guacamole


Readers who have been following MADMEN :Did ya watch the last episode of  Madmen? I thought that the ending was really good way to finish the whole story. I think that it's hard for  a show's producer to end it the way that everybody wants it to end. Regardless of how we said goodbye....I want to see more.  Don...doing yoga at a retreat on the … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Fries


Fabulous spring summer weekend here!. Our neighborhood had an art festival on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday got rained out a little bit but Sunday was beautiful for the most part. We worked outside a little bit. Had a nice relaxing weekend. I'm thinking of doing a container garden. Anybody have any luck with those? What would you suggest? I was … [Read more...]

goodbye Madmen


  The pageantry of Mad Men will come to a close this Sunday. Oh boy am I going to miss the show. I started watching on Netflix about 3 years ago and have been hooked ever since. I don't know if it is the incredible set design… the costumes that are so on point to the decade of the characters or if it is the characters that you really do … [Read more...]

Handmade Hangout


I am pumped to see what yall have been working on this week! We are in the thick of end of school year stuff…and by the looks of my blog numbers…yall have been busy too! Spring and Summer traditionally are really slow months in blog land….I will probably scale back a bit soon. But I promise there will be at least a few fun new things every … [Read more...]

Family Room Light


While back I told you I was looking for a overhead light for our family room. Sometimes I remember to share new things on Instagram but then I forget to put it on the blog.   After some deliberation on styles of lights we ended up with this one from West Elm (not sure they still sell this light…had a hard time finding it.) The price … [Read more...]

Super Clever Tuesday Features


Wow…wow…wow….some of the link ups this past week were simply amazing! I love seeing what everyone comes up with….it really is a great source of inspiration! Here are a few that caught my eye….       This antique ladder upcycle is so lovely….even though mine would have to be filled with faux plants…in my dreams it would look … [Read more...]

3 ingredient Chicken Tenders


  I hope yall had a fabulous Mother's Day! We had a great time celebrating the day with brunch at our house. It was a beautiful day. If you follow me on instagram...you saw that we have officially started to walk Stella again. We were having such a hard time with her the past few months on her walks. She is a perfect puppy...until you would … [Read more...]