Author Archives: Tracie

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. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

2 point Brownie Cupcake Recipe no artificial ingredients

 Hey yall! Hope you had a restful weekend….it was glorious weather here! Wanted to pop in and share this easy and delicious cupcake recipe that is big on taste but not on calories;)
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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. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

5 for the road: show me the money

Hey hey….happy Friday! Whoot! Had a great time last night catching up with some friends….it had been awhile and it was so good to laugh it up with them. Hope you have some fabulous weekend plans…or doing nothing—which is pretty high on my agenda:)

Wanted to share with you this really great app that I have been using for about a year. It is called Acorn. It is basically a “round up” app. Whenever you purchase something with the linked up checking accounts (I also link up my paypal card to it)….the service will round up and invest that money. I also invest a lump sum ($50ish buck a month) to just squirrel away some extra cash. My funds are pretty aggressive…and the have done pretty well for the most part. It is a nice way to earn a bit more than a regular savings account—maybe save up for a vacation or new furniture….before you know it you will have enough. Here is link to learn more…..Fullscreen capture 4152016 100749 AM

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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. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

DIY Graduation gift card box

I told you last week that I am helping decorate my nephew’s high school graduation party. I get so excited about pulling it together…I may have a sickness….My sister in law doesn’t enjoy it as much—so she was thrilled when I volunteered;)

I made this sweet graduation gift card box…for about $5 and a bit of time. I thought that if you have any grads in your house this year you may want to put one of these together too:)

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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. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

redo….

Darn it was hard to leave the beach….I think I’d be happy living there for half the year. We had great family time…the kids played tennis and got along so nicely. The weather was a blissful 70 degrees except for a couple of days. We all came back recharged…which is the best feeling. We discovered some great hiking trails at the Carolina Beach State Park…which is literally 3 minutes from our house. Hubs and I both felt silly that we hadn’t taken advantage of this spectacular park on previous trips. The trails are gorgeous…lovely marina to launch a boat…camping sites….little beach on the bay…it was so picturesque. Stella loved the hikes… carolina beach 2016 (2)

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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. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

5 for the road: Break

Hey hey there! I haven’t done a 5 for the road in a few weeks so I thought I would end this week with a few little fun tid bits that I have found lately. We are on our way to the beach for the week so I’m going to be off next week. If you are new here be sure to check out the sidebar for past projects and as always there’s a search at the top of the page if you’re looking for something specific.

I am looking forward to chilling out with the fam for the week. It is funny to me how it is so expected that people go places for spring break now. Growing up nobody ever went anywhere—I didn’t really go on “spring break” until college. It is easy to feel like you have to go somewhere…”everyone else is going somewhere…we really should go somewhere and make some memories.” My most memorable family vacation was in the dead of winter….my parents rented a conversion van and we drove through the night from Milwaukee to Philadelphia to see family over the Christmas break. My brothers and I were so “punchy” by the time we got there that we were non-stop laughing….Anything that came out of our mouths was hilarious. We arrived in the morning…like 8:00am and my brother ordered french fries when we stopped to eat—I still find it hilarious.  I may have peed my pants (and I was in high school.) Goes to show you….you don’t need a fancy destination…you don’t need to travel in your pact….you don’t even need a hot sunny day. All you need is togetherness…and you will be making something memorable. Just something to think on;)

We will be meeting with a contractor about our remodel and I’m sure to be spending a bit of time at the beach. I’m not one of those people who need it to be 90 to enjoy the beach I will be down there whether it’s 60, 70 80’s. Just to sit and listen to the waves is therapy enough for me.

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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. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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