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.

what would you say?…

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Every time…hopefully without fail…---before my kids walk out the door to go off and be kids…they leave with the words “make smart choices” echoing in their head….so much so that when I left a few weeks ago to go out with friends my daughter said to me, “make smart choices mom…” hilarious…note taken… Being a teen is hard. There are days when I … [Read more...]

Quick Mocha Frappe

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It’s kind of hot. I suppose it should be…it is August. Sometimes it’s too hot for coffee….dare I say. There are about 2 weeks in the late summer when I switch to iced coffee. I still need that jolt to wake me up…but I just cannot drink a hot drink. This super quick mocha frappe is just the ticket for these hot hot days of summer. My friends at … [Read more...]

cool finds…

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Hi all….we’ve been porch sittin a bunch lately. It is funny…because we thought that we would be using our screened in porch the most…but we have been really loving the front porch. We found a fabulous end-of-season couch at a local shop called Summer Classics. The blue adirondack chairs are from overstock.com….they all look like they were made to … [Read more...]

3 minute Gallery Wall

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Hey all! We made it through to Friday....barely:) High school can be exhausting....but lots of fun challenges are ahead. We had a busy week here and are looking forward to resting up this weekend. I hope you have some fun things planned too:) I really lack patience sometimes when it comes to throwing up stuff on the wall. I like to just mark, … [Read more...]

Mini Hot Brown Appetizer (#triscuitsnackoff)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The hot brown was invented in Louisville….at The Brown Hotel. I have never been there. A bit sad since I have lived within 15 minutes of the Brown Hotel for the past 20 years….I’ll get there someday. It’s on “the list”…I don’t … [Read more...]

Easy Grilled Potato Casserole

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Mornin friends! Hope you had a restful weekend. Several were interested in the Norwex post that I popped in to share on Saturday. The link on the side of the blog will stay up for awhile. You can click there to see all the products that are available. I started with the "starter pack" that has an enviro-cloth and a window cloth. If you want more … [Read more...]

no joke…clean with water

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Rarely do I attend “home parties” and leave thinking “gosh, I don’t know how I got along all these years without that.”….with exception of a few …1. the pampered chef batter bowls are life changing. 2. so is the easy measure cup. 3. and more recently the Norwex enviro-cloth and window cloth. I was invited to a party a few weeks back….I went to see … [Read more...]

$200 beach kitchen update

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Hi all!! Crazy back to school week here. I have completely taken the bus for granted for the past 9 school years. Holy cow I am in the car a lot! Have a book on tape suggestion? I may need it! Luckily I am in a car pool…and my kids schools are fairly close…but my work time is cut down by a good 2 hours this year. Yikes! The school year has started … [Read more...]

#ListerineDesign : Ideas for Stylish Bathroom Storage

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Listerine for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Popping in to share some stylish ways to dress up your bath while also adding great storage. My pals over at Listerine wanted to share their stylish new chevron bottles that are too pretty to put in a cabinet and I thought it would be a great … [Read more...]

1970’s dry sink (refinished furniture)

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My dad gave my mom a dry sink for their first Christmas together. They were married in Nov. of 1969. The condition of this dry sink is incredible….and it has been moved 8 times. It looks brand new. I came upon in when we were staying at my parents house when the new house was being finished. It was in their storage room. I knew it would be perfect … [Read more...]