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Meijer & belVita makes mornings easy!

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

I love it when I can tell you about a new product that will make your morning go smoother. It is a challenge to get everybody up, fed, happy, out the door and ready for their day, but it really is so important! My friends at Meijer wanted me to tell you about this breakfast biscuit that comes in several varieties….so you are sure to find on that appeals to your kiddos. wp-1452108242473.jpeg

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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.

1982 called….they want their windows back…

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Integrity Windows and Doors for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

If there was a space that I would spend some money on some really good windows…there would be no question where I would pick…the beach house. Original windows from 30 years ago…the sea air, sand and salt have all made there mark on these windows. I had trouble opening a few of them when we were there a few weeks back. It is a major expense and one that is not entered into lightly. I am sure when our “dust settles” we will start to compare brands. A great place to start my search is with Integrity windows.

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Integrity windows are made with a special technologically advanced material called Ultrex Fiberglass Windows and Doors

Integrity windows and doors are made with Ultrex pultruded fiberglass, a material patented nearly 20 years ago when Integrity pioneered the fiberglass windows and door category. Integrity has led the category ever since with a commitment to a product that is tough, smart, long lasting, and worry-free. The facts prove it. Ultrex is quite possibly the perfect building material for windows and doors. It’s durable, strong, stable, low-maintenance and efficient. Integrity windows and doors made with Ultrex pultruded fiberglass outperform roll-form aluminum, vinyl, and vinyl/wood composites in virtually every measurable category. While other windows might bend, break, or crack over time, Integrity windows hold strong and perform under great stress without showing age or wear.

Not to be redundant…but they had me at “great performer under stress.” Sea air= stress for sure! I love the fact that they are energy-efficient (especially since this beach house doesn’t have the best insulation.) They are very durable in all climates and conditions and maintenance free!  Learn more about Integrity windows and doors

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Integrity has many options and sizes plus a very user friendly website. Learn more about Integrity windows and doors

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I collected a few inspirational pictures for  a “someday” operation-new-windows-on-beach-house project…..

The traditional mullions on the windows and the casement style opening is so coastal….
Sidenote: don’t you love the bottles on the ledge?!?! Adorbs!
This would be perfect  “dish washing” views I think….:)
Learn more about the benefits here and  Find your local Integrity dealer . Be sure to  enter for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card that can go towards their next home project. Check in on Facebook and on Twitter
Good luck with your research and be sure to leave me a comment below and tell me what room/space you would put new windows in…I hope you win the $500 Visa Card!
Be back tomorrow with some outdoor projects just in time for the weekend:)

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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.

Giving a Meaningful Wedding Gift

What was the most meaningful wedding gift you received? We had a few….a friend made a video montage of some behind the scenes from our wedding day…that we would have never seen otherwise. My dad made a wall hanging with our wedding invitation….and we got a large hand painted platter with our wedding date on it from my mom-in-law that was locally made. All of these gifts required some thought….and after 17 years of marriage we still remember and cherish each one of them.

 

The holidays tend to bring about engagements…and with that brings gift giving. Target would like to help you give a meaningful wedding gift. Here are 5 things to keep in mind when choosing a wedding gift…

1. Take into account the couples interest.

2. Be sure to do a little research about their style.

3. Be mindful of their lifestyle.

4. Any store bought purchase can and should be made personal.

5. Don’t get stuck up on price….consider more the thought.

My friends at Target wanted me to put together a gift that I would have enjoyed getting for a wedding present. A “date night" themed basket is always a thoughtful gift and there is really endless possibilities….I think this dessert night basket would be well received. Maybe a cute basket, with a picture of the couple…on this adorable Threshold tray….along with a Fondue pot and stylish tablecloth. You could include a gift certificate for a dinner on the town…and suggest dessert at home….hubba hubba;) Maybe a good sparkling wine to finish.

 

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Include a few of these champagne flutes made by Riedel…..

I think the most important thing to remember is to think about that couple….and really give a gift that you know would fit them. It will make the gift you give be remembered for a long time….and isn’t that the whole point of giving a gift?

 

You can see lots more wedding inspiration by searching the hashag #targetwedding

 

 

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.

 

I am a brand ambassador for companies that I believe in and I believe my readers are interested in learning more about. I work with Social Spark and Clever Girls, along with individual companies that are targeting their products to my readers. I will always be mindful of your time and needs…and keep with the mission of CleverlyInspired; which is to inspire you to be clever in your own home. I appreciate your understanding. I have been compensated for my time, however all opinions and thoughts are 100% mine.

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.

Gift from nature…the power of the peanut

The word “peanut” in my family means a few different things….you could use it to call my daughter for dinner…”Peanut…it’s dinner time…”….you could use it to note that it is cocktail hour…”hey, can you grab the peanuts from the cabinet…” or you could use it to talk about how much you got done that day….” seriously though…I  got peanuts done today….” etc.….I am sure it is the same way in your house. So when Planter’s asked me to tell you guys about their peanuts…and their hilarious new videos….it was a natural fit for me.

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There is just something funny about a talking peanut. This video cracked me up….kind of reminds me of Steve Jobs….but in peanut form. A peanut dressed in a vest and tie….that’s pretty funny too. This is not your parents “Mr. Peanut”….he went and got all cool on us;) Might get your kids to sit down an learn a little something too about the power of the peanut….so when they are crazy hungry after school they might reach for a little smart protein from nature. When my kids were little and we would be packing snacks up to take to the zoo…I would put pretzels and peanuts in a bag. It really it the same as eating a peanut butter sandwich…only less mess and easier.

They really are a little gift from nature….take a minute and watch this short (1:50) video….lots of fun tidbits about the power of the peanut….

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What is your go to snack to curb the 3:00 hunger calls from your kids??

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Back tomorrow with this year’s fall mantle and a fun little craft to do this weekend:)  (Thanks for letting me “get paid” this week….:) Sponsored post come in waves….so I try to pick through the ones that I really like to share with you:)

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.

Save up for college with every dollar you spend…

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Upromise by Sallie Mae for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

First off…I’m back from the big city. Holy cow….what a trip.

But I wanted to pop in and tell you about UPromise. If you have kids…that will probably attend college someday you may want to listen up.

Upromise by Sallie Mae basically pays you to shop. Best part is that they are places that you already shop…and will add money automatically to your child’s 529 college saving plan (or into an existing student loan). Sign up is free and super easy…you can add a toolbar on your browser which makes it really easy to start saving up quickly.

Hundreds of retailers participate like Target, Macy’s and Best Buy. You can earn 5% on eligible purchases…and if you have the Upromise credit card you earn 10%. You chose how the money is saved also; get a check, direct deposit into SallieMae account, into a 529…or towards current student loans. Make your purchases work for you! ae New shirt from Macy’s=$10 towards your loan…win…win!! Just be sure to start your search at the UPromise site…and downloading their browser makes searching simple. (To get the credit in your UPromise account you have to start from there.)ae (2)   ae (1)   UPromise offers daily deals that you can easily find out about when you follow them on facebook or twitter. I searched for one of my kids favorite stores…American Eagle. I was able to buy 2 tees for $5 each with the sale they are having right now…and 5% went into my UPromise account….love that!

Back tomorrow with a super easy and yummy chicken casserole:) And lots more about my fun trip.

Enjoy your Sunday friends!

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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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