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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

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!

10 One Pot Meals That Will Transform Dinner

Busy weeknights get a lot more relaxing when dinner comes together in just one pot. What are you waiting for — dig in!

How to Avoid These 5 Hidden Costs of Winter

This year's big winter storms have brought major expenses along with major snowfall. Don't get caught out in the cold paying for winter.

8 Easy Superfood Smoothies for a Better Morning

Smoothies are great for quick, healthy breakfasts. Make them even better by making them with super healthful superfoods.

The 4 Worst Mistakes Good Parents Make

Parenting is hard! Are you making it harder than it really is?

Here's How You Remove Stains From Almost Anything

Bookmark this page and never wonder how to remove that stain, whatever it is and whatever it's on, and without pricey chemical cleaners.

7 Old Fashioned Skills That Save You Money

Take DIY to the next level (and save money) with this collection of easy-to-acquire homesteading skills.

10 Smart Storage Solutions for Your TV Room

A media or TV room (or corner) quickly becomes a cluttered eyesore — cables, DVD boxes, controllers. Corral it all with some simple fixes.

10 Simple Ways to Start Living on Less Today

Getting started with frugal living can seem daunting, but it really isn't. Look at your spend, and try some of these easy cost-cutters for beginners.

Turn One Room Into Two With These 10 Simple Tricks

You can't create more space in your tiny place, but you can create more spaces with some clever design ideas. You can get more storage, too!

10 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Homemade Bread

With these simple recipes, bread's a lot easier to bake than you think, but you don't have to tell everybody that.

9 Greener, Cheaper Alternatives to Paper Cleaning Products

Switch to reusable cloth napkins, kitchen towels, and more and stop throwing money out with the trash!