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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

14 Cool Things You Can Make With an Ice Cube Tray

From candles to coffee cubes, your ice cube tray can do a lot more for you besides conveniently make ice.

5 Signs You Were Raised by Parents With Bad Social Skills

Our parents teach us so much about how to live — for better or worse. If crowds aren't your thing, identify the signs and overcome your upbringing.

50 Amazing, Easy DIY Bath and Body Products

Homemade gifts are always appreciated, but your recipient may not always want your famous pecan-sugar bars. Mix it up with these DIY beauty gifts.

Learn All the Frugal Skills You Need With These 9 Great Video Tutorials

The one with the most skills at the end wins. Add to your repertoire with this collection of essential frugal life skills.

6 Ways to Ask Your Boss for Better Work-Life Balance

Unless you're self-employed, the only way to improve your work-life balance is to ask. Get your boss to say yes with this clear plan.

15 Genius Kitchen Storage Solutions

You don't need a renovation to get more storage space in your kitchen — you only need inspiration. Get some with these clever kitchen storage ideas.

10 Mindless Ways You're Spending Money

Where does it all go? Who knows!? Watch out for these mindless spends and keep control of your money.

10 Ways to Save Ruined Recipes

Even the best home cooks sometimes make mistakes. Save dinner with these easy fixes for 10 common kitchen mistakes.

8 Free Apps to Boost Your Online Productivity

From image manipulation to social media blockers, this collection of useful apps will help you and your PC get more done.

18 Amazing DIY Decorating Projects That Are Easier Than You Think

Need to a fun project to ward off cabin fever this winter? Spruce up your place with one of these easy, decorative DIY projects.

Simple Recipes for a Frugal Vegetarian Thanksgiving

From a fondue appetizer to a pecan pie dessert, here's a frugal Thanksgiving feast that's good for wallet, body, and soul.

16 Easy Ways to Save $100 This Month

Pay yourself an extra $100 this month (or any month) by paying attention to your spend and cutting back where it counts.

16 Home Purchases for Under $10 That Are Well Worth the Money

Sometimes being frugal is about making do. These 16 home essentials will make your life easier — and none of them cost more than 10 bucks.

7 Easy Ways to Lower Winter Energy Costs

Rising home heating costs are a sure sign winter's almost here. Keep utility costs manageable with these easy home energy efficiency boosts.

15 Fantastic Chalkboard Paint Projects

From party favors to fridge and pantry organizers, these chalkboard paint projects will spiff up your space, and help you remember what's in it!

Here's How You Maximize Fridge and Freezer Space

Americans waste as much as 40% of the food they buy. Do your part to reduce food waste by making the most of your fridge and freezer space.

6 Ways to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Like a Castle

Just because your place is tiny doesn't mean it has to feel tiny. Try these design tricks to make your small rooms seem grand.

Boost Your Home's Value With These 5 Projects

What's a bathroom addition worth to you (besides a shorter wait for the shower)? As much as 20% of your home's value!

12 Delicious Slow Cooker Breakfast Ideas for Lazy Cooks

Your slow cooker can work the night shift, too. Try these easy and delicious recipes that cook breakfast while you sleep.

10 Fun and Cheap Storage Solutions for Tiny Apartments

Tiny spaces mean tiny storage and if you've got even a little bit of stuff, it's everywhere. Keep it out of sight with these clever storage ideas.