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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

5 Important Questions to Ask Before Adding to Your Family

Babies need more than just love and affection. Before expanding your family, find out what your budget can bear.

10 Sandwiches Hearty Enough For Dinner

The humble sandwich just became your go-to for a quick, easy dinner. Try one of these delicious variations!

6 Old Things in Your House That Have Serious Re-Sale Value

You'd be surprised how well some of your old stuff holds its value. Before you junk your junk, consider turning it into cash — it's easy money!

6 Healthy Homemade Yogurt Recipes

A tub of bacteria never tasted so good. Make these easy homemade yogurt recipes for your family and stop paying more for store-bought.

5 Easy Ways to Save on Groceries in a Pinch

Smart food budgeting is an essential skill. When you need to cut back even more — and fast! — get creative with what you have, and what you buy.

9 Closet Offices That Will Change How You Work

No space? No problem. Create a home office that works for you with these nine clever "cloffices" as your inspiration.

9 Quick Workouts You Can Do During Commercial Breaks

Turn TV time into a real workout by adding these quick, but intense fitness routines to your viewing habit.

Becoming a One-Car Family: 5 Points to Consider

Is that extra set of wheels really necessary? You can save a lot of money by downsizing your driveway — you just need to map it out.

8 Closet Bedrooms That Are Surprisingly Spacious

Talk about space-saving! These super-cozy closet bedrooms make the most of every inch, turning extra storage into a good night's sleep.

Throw an Awesome Potluck Dinner With These 6 Easy Tricks

You don't have to break the bank to throw an awesome dinner party. Throw the ultimate potluck by staying organized and minding your spend.

5 Things You Shouldn't Order on Amazon

Not so fast on that mouse-button, frequent Amazon shopper -- the ginormous Internet retailer doesn't always offer the best price. It still pays to shop around.

You Can Too: 7 Amazing Things People Have Accomplished in Under a Year

You're capable of more than you think. Don't believe it? Just read what people like you have accomplished in less than a year.

8 Great Clean Eating Slow Cooker Recipes

Have the best of both worlds — the convenience of a slow cooker with the benefit of clean, guilt-free eating. These recipes are worth second helpings!

5 Cheap and Easy Metabolic Boosters

If you need to get slim fast, skip the sketchy pills or drinks. Try one of these proven, safe, and cheap ways to kickstart your metabolism.

10 Indulgent Desserts That Are Actually Good for You

Oh, go ahead! These after dinner treats will satisfy your sweet tooth and do your body some good. Yum!

10 Quick Bread and Biscuit Recipes That Bake in a Flash

Need a quick side for tonight's dinner? Bring biscuits or bread to the table fast with ingredients you have on hand and a few minutes of effort.

Burn More Calories With These 8 Frugal Foods

While the title "superfood" is usually reserved for nutritional foods, any snack that aids in weight loss is super, too. Like these — try some!

7 New Ways to Use Your Microwave

Teach your old microwave oven some new tricks. It'll be glad it's doing more for you than just heating yesterday's leftovers.

7 Basic Sewing Tricks That Will Save You Money

Save money and add another DIY skill to your wheelhouse by mending your own damaged clothing. Start with these techniques!

15 Easy and Delicious Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

A cast iron skillet is good for more than making delicious home fries. Put your skillet to work for lunch, dinner, and dessert, too!