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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 Pesto Recipes (And Only One Uses Basil!)

Go beyond basil with these 10 delicious pesto recipes that use everything from cilantro to beets!

15 Life Skills You Can Learn in 30 Minutes or Less

Improve your life and save money with these 15 easy-to-learn skills!

Are You Smarter Than Your Sibling? (Your Birth Order Might Provide the Answer)

Who's smarter — older siblings or younger ones? It all depends on when you ask.

This Is How You Grill Pizza at Home

Your grill is great for ribs and dogs and burgers — and it's great for pizza, too. Try grilled pizza for a fun and delicious outdoor meal.

5 Apps That Pay You To Exercise

Sticking to a diet or fitness routine is hard, but what if there was more incentive than well being and good health — like, say, actual cash?

5 Ways to Turn Your Walk Into a Real Workout

If you're already walking for fitness, why not add some extra kick — for extra fitness? It's easy!

7 Tips for Getting the Best Morning Workout

Most of us are more likely to stick to a morning workout routine — that is, if we can make the switch from evenings. Here's how.

17 Ways to Enjoy Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt has 17 grams of protein per serving. To celebrate, consider one of these 17 delicious ways to enjoy a bowlful.

The Sweet 16: Delicious and Healthy Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Recipes

Cool off deliciously and frugally (and kinda-sorta healthfully) with these delicious, easy to make homemade frozen treats.

10 Simple All Natural Bug and Mosquito Repellents

Those stinging, biting bugs are back in the air — but you can keep them at bay naturally with these 10 concoctions and tricks.

8 Easy Beauty Tricks to Hide Your Flaws (Not That You Have Any!)

Nobody's face is perfect. Learn how to bring out the most beautiful version of you with some simple beauty tips.

17 DIY Projects to Make Your Home Look Amazing (and 3 You Shouldn't Try)

Stop staring at those ugly cabinets and do something! These easy DIY projects can totally transform your home.

Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll — And Other Surprisingly Healthy Activities

Feeling down because you could be doing more for your health? Perk up, plenty of the things you do already are actually really good for you!

6 Simple Ways to Get More Exercise Without Working Out

You know the sedentary lifestyle is bad for you, so use these tips to get up offa that thing and start feeling better. It's a lot easier than you think!

Homemade Sunblock and 6 Other Non-Toxic Recipes to Get Your Skin Sun-Ready

Summer's here, and that means hours of outdoor fun. Protect your family from sunburns with these DIY salves and solutions that don't contain nasty chemicals.

Healthy People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

The stuff you keep around says a lot about your lifestyle. How many of these healthy things does your family have?

7 Style Secrets for Women That Flatter Every Shape

Whatever your shape, you can flatter it with the right fashion choices, from fit, to pattern, to accessories. Learn how!

20 Cute and Frugal DIY Clothes You Can Make for Your Kids

Hand-me-downs are smart and frugal, but these upcycled DIY duds for babies and kids are smart, frugal, AND cute!

Selling Your Home: 17 Ways to Prepare Your House for Inspection Success

You want to sell your house, right? Then read this list — or risk your home failing inspection.

How Being Healthy Saves You Money (and Why Bad Health Habits Cost You)

You know you should have healthy habits, but they're hard to keep. But what if a healthy lifestyle could save you hundreds of dollars a year? Here's how.