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.

Traditional Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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What a week we have ahead of us….sadly my husband’s grandfather passed away last week. We have his funeral tomorrow. He was probably the kindest man I will ever know…and his grandson surely takes after him. He lived a full life and for that we are all very thankful. I wanted to share our Christmas porch in case you wanted some ideas for your … [Read more...]

Easy sides with the help of Marie Callenders #ComfortsFromHome

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This post brought to you by Marie Callender’s. The content and opinions expressed below are that of CleverlyInspired. You know that week of Thanksgiving when we spend all the time in the kitchen and seem to be cooking the whole week that we have no dinner is planned for people to eat. I almost got a little attitude when my kids come up to me and … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Twice Baked Potato

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Happy Friday!! We are less than one week from Thanksgiving...and then it seems time moves at warp-like speed. I hope you have a little down time this weekend to regroup and relax before the hustle starts. I find when I take even just 10 minutes to gather my thoughts and to-do list...I feel so much more at ease about what is ahead. Start by making … [Read more...]

Grown Up Iced Coffee with Absolut

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We had our first snow day this week. It was actually rather nice….everyone slept in—except Stella of course:) Snow days on a Monday are about as good as a Friday snow day:) When my kids were younger…snow days meant lots of work for me. The sleds…the wet clothes…the fourteen cups of coco…endless loop of Disney channel. Don’t get me wrong, I loved … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

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We woke up to a few inches of snow here...and our first snow day from school. Seems a bit early, no? I don't remember ever having a snow day this early in the school year. Check out instagram to see Stella's first walk in the snow....hilarious. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I know that many of you are getting ready for the big turkey … [Read more...]

Stay Connected but completely live in the moment…with Ditto

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ditto by Simple Matters for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes companies contact me and tell me about a really cool new product that I get to research to tell you about. This is exactly one of those cases. I was sent a request to share with you a cool new gadget that will be available … [Read more...]

Christmas TV Specials Printable 2014

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Have you started? Are you watching in secret? Or are you just taping it for a later date to watch in the middle of the night when everybody is sleeping? That's right…. I'm talking about the Christmas specials that have started on TV! What did you think I was talking about???   So I thought that with the weekend ahead of us I would make a … [Read more...]

Rustic Thanksgiving Table & DIY candles

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Talk about one-stop shopping! With Thanksgiving and holiday entertaining coming up, I wanted to create a beautiful yet simple DIY centerpiece with common household items. I think I succeeded! To make this tablescape, you'll need just a few things from your local True Value hardware and grocery stores, but other than that it's an inexpensive, rustic … [Read more...]

Baked Cheese Appetizer (Easy Thanksgiving Snack)

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Hey yall! We are in the beginnings of basketball season here! My buds is the manager of the freshman basketball team for his high school. He is so stinkin excited about it! We are thrilled he is meeting so many nice boys...and he loves being a part of the team. I am trying my darndest to get my holiday things organized. Figuring out where things go … [Read more...]

DIY leather napkin holder with free thanksgiving printable

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So my peanut is going to her first high school dance tonight:) She is very excited! She is going with a very nice boy....we are friends with his family--which gives some comfort to the whole situation. I'm sure I will share a pic on instagram if you want to pop over there later. Here is an easy little napkin holder to make for your Thanksgiving … [Read more...]