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Ashley Marcin

Ashley is a work-at-home mom to daughter Ada and creator of lifestyle blogs {never}homemaker and Writing Chapter Three.

Latest articles by Ashley Marcin

10 Easy Ways to Prep Your Garden for Winter

Summer sun will soon give way to the chill of fall and winter. Make sure your garden is ready to hibernate.

6 Apps Every Dad Needs

Raising kids is a job in and of itself. Make a Dad's life easier with these great productivity tools for busy dads.

The 7 Best Pieces of Homemaking Advice From Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart truly knows how to make a house a home. Let the Queen of Domesticity show you the way to a happier, tidier home.

Banish Plastic Wrap Forever and 9 Other Creative Uses for Beeswax

Mind your own beeswax — literally! These unique all-natural uses for beeswax will really get you buzzing.

5 Ways to Work Out When It's Hot Outside

Sky-high temps can put a damper on fitness, but an air-conditioned living room is the perfect gym with the right workouts. Try these!

7 Edible Adventures Anyone Can Afford

Unleash your inner locavore by experimenting with the foods and food culture hiding right in plain sight in your neighborhood.

10 Wonderful Ways to Use Wallpaper

Forget the stuffy wallpaper at your great aunt's house — these trendy wallpaper projects are super stylish. How will you put wallpaper to creative use?

13 Wonderful Household Uses for Essential Oils

Essential oils bring a sweet-smelling, aroma-therapeutic flair to household cleaning. Try these handy ways to use them at home!

14 Free or Cheap Toys That Will Make Your Kid Smarter

Make learning fun with these easy, affordable, and adorable DIY toys — your kids will love them and so will your budget.

11 Cool Uses for Popsicle Sticks

Don't toss those old popsicle sticks in the trash! Give 'em a quick rinse and upcycle them into something new and cool.

The 6 Best Natural Sunscreens

The sun's harmful rays can dim your summer fun. Try one of these skin-friendly sunscreens to stay outside and keep sunburn at bay.

11 Creative Ways to Reuse Egg Crates

Turn trash into treasure with these adorable, crafty, and eco-friendly ways to repurpose your egg cartons.

8 Cheap Ways to Deter Garden Pests

If pests are enjoying your garden more than you are, reclaim your space with some cheap, non-toxic critter control.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Your First House

Buying a house? Before you rush in, review this list for first-time buyers.

10 Cool Companies That Pay You for Referring Friends

Your favorite online shops and services want you to spread the word — and they're willing to reward you for it with cash and other goodies.

8 Ways to Eliminate Ants Without an Exterminator

You don't need harsh chemicals when the ants come marching into your home — try one of these simple eco-friendly solutions, instead!

10 Cool Ice Cream Cakes for Your Next Celebration

The last thing you need on a summer afternoon is a hot oven. Satisfy your guests sweet teeth and cool them off with an ice cream cake instead.

15 Awesomely Fun Toys You Can DIY

Your little ones don't need pricey (and breakey) big-box playthings when you make their very own awesome toys at home.

13 Delicious Early Summer Recipes to Try on Your Grill

It's almost mid-summer and that means we're deep into grilling season. Mix up your routine with these delicious summery recipes to try.

Camping for a Week Is Only $160 at These National Parks

You'd think camping at one of our nation's great National Parks would be be pricey. Find out how affordable a week really is.