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wp-1451851206346.jpeg Hi guys! Are you ready to get back into the swing of the routine? It always seems like Monday start so abruptly after New Years. Part of me really enjoys getting back into the daily routine of things and part of me really misses waking up without an alarm clock and having the kids hang out with me. We had such a good family time over the past couple of weeks… not as many places to be… lots of vegging out and watching movies… taking walks ….making cocoa. I hope that you had a nice extended holiday with your families. I was so excited last night too watch Downton Abbey! I still can’t believe that it is the last season for the series. I’m going to miss these characters so much!

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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.

Halloween Countdown Craft with Hershey’s

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey guys! Hope you had a wonderful fall weekend! Hubs and I celebrated all weekend long in Chicago….came home well rested and bags full of loot:) Wanted to share a fun Halloween craft today….have a great day!

Hershey’s and Halloween go hand in hand. When they asked me to come up with a fun little craft to do for Halloween I gladly agreed. This little countdown chain would be a fun weekend or classroom craft. I think the kiddos will have a great time making these….and enjoying them too!halloween countdown craft @cleverlyinspired (3)

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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.

Ghost Halloween Craft

Hey hey…happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. It’s that time of year where we have a ton of extra candy in the house….send me some will power would you? My friends at Hershey’s sent a ginormous box of candy asking me to share with you a fun Halloween craft idea. Of course my kids think that I must realllllly be important now—since Hershey sent me candy…#ornot.

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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 Marbled Easter Eggs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nickelodeon for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love how colorful Easter eggs are these days. Back in my day it seems that all we had was pastels with the color kit that came at the grocery store. There are so many fun ways to decorate Easter eggs now, with paper Mache, different color food dyes, foam and paper, glitter, gold leaf and even nail polish… it really is a fun interactive craft to do with your kiddos! My friends at Bounty and Nickelodeon invited me to come up with a fun craft to do in the kitchen with your kids to celebrate the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. These Easter eggs would be a great project to do while you watch! There is a ton of other inspiring ideas out that will put your kids in the party mood. Search up #slimeon on your favorite social channel and be sure to tag @NickBreaks to show them what you have created!Head to @NickBreaks and enter #SlimeOnSweeps for a chance to win prizes thanks to @Bounty

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You will just need a few household items to create these one of a kind eggs. I would caution: these are just for display….to create these bright marbled eggs we used nail polish. Even though it is just on the shell….I wouldn’t recommend eating these eggs. You could blow out the eggs first….we just hard boiled a dozen.

Gather your supplies:

green and orange nail polish

shallow plastic container

bounty paper towels

news paper or wax paper

toothpicks

rubber gloves

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How to:

fill container 1/4 of the way with room temp water

drop in a few dots of each nail polish

roll the egg until the sides are covered

place on wax paper to dry

you can use a toothpick to swirl the colors a bit but it dries quick…so you’ll need to be quick

for every egg you will need to re-drop nail polish in the water

Play with the colors and have fun with it! Rubber gloves and Bounty paper towels will make quick clean up too…so go ahead and get slimy!Get more slime content and tweet your own with #SlimeOn

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Have a great time rooting on your favorite stars at this year’s Kids Choice Awards!

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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.

Easy Handmade Valentine with free printable

Thanks for all your excitement about our possible adventure…. (see Wednesdays post). All we know at this hour is that we are still “in contention”…fingers crossed:) Till then….here is a sweet craft to do this weekend:)

Even though my kiddos are 15 now I still like to come up with a corny little Valentine to give them. We used to spend hours by the table making handmade Valentines when they were little and for some reason I love all the little corny sayings. There’s so many to choose from. But I thought I would give you 5 really easy fun ideas in case you’re looking for a craft to do this weekend. You can knock these out and have Valentines all finished and ready to go.

 

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The one that I made I basically just wrapped a pack of gum. It’s really nothing new…it’s all over Pinterest I’m sure. I created the printable that you can print out and cut out and all you have to do is tape it on a pack of gum and you’re finished. Some of the others that I picked to show you don’t call for any kind of candy which is also nice. It’s fun to give a little treat or something special that doesn’t cost a lot of money. And like always you can search up Pinterest homemade valentines and you will have a huge array of ideas. All you’re going to need for my valentine is some paper or cardstock some scotch tape and scissors. The size of the printable is about 3 x 5.5 so it should wrap around most packs of gum.

Click on HERE to download the printable (I put 3 on one sheet of paper:) (obviously for personal use only….don’t go selling these and telling people you made the printable mkay:)

 

gum valentine

 

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I thought these were adorable too….I mean who doesn’t love a truck full of donut goodness??

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Donut Truck Printable

 

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You’re the BALM printable

 

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Fruit Valentine Printable

 

 

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Balloon Valentine

Happy weekend my loves:)

xo

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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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