(never home)maker

Ashley's a work-at-home mom to daughter Ada and creator of lifestyle blogs (never home)maker and Writing Chapter Three. When she's not writing or wrangling deals, she's running, baking, snapping photos, or chasing the elusive $50 weekly grocery budget.

More Thoughts on the More Kids Question

I feel like I JUST wrote a post all about how we're not ready to think about having more kids. (Oh, I did. It's right here.) And -- really -- it isn't like we've made any decisions ....more

Leaf Nature Review + Why I'm Returning

Hopping on to give you guys that review on the Bellabeat Leaf Nature (I have the Rose Gold edition) fitness tracking device. I had very high hopes for this gorgeous piece of smart jewelry. I've wanted it for a few years and -- yes -- I bought it with my own money ....more

Peanut Butter Swirl Black Bean Brownies

I won't make you guys wait any longer for this vegan black bean brownie recipe I posted on Instagram last week. I mean, I've already made it several times! I tweaked it from an old favorite to make it even more Weight Watchers friendly.And -- though I'm still new at all of this -- I got this batch down to just 3-4 points per piece (depending on if you cut them into 8 or 10 pieces) ....more

January Foods + Carrot Boost Soup

If you click over to the website, you'll see that I'm playing around with some new design. I also want to make things easier to find. With limited time, this might be a long process ....more

Weight Watchers + Other Goals

Here's that video I promised you! It's sort of dark because, well, it's raining and very cave-like in our area in January. But I'll chat first and then write a bit more down below.Hello! ...more

2017 + Poor Gal's Kombucha

Happy 2017!...more

DIY Beeswax Ornaments

One of my favorite things about the Christmas tree is our wax ornaments we made a few years ago. I wrote about them soon after I made them, but I never quite explained the process. With still a good six days until Santa comes, you surely have enough time to try this out ....more

Eloise Joy // 6 Months

It's been a while since I've written about the littlest member of our family. I think part of this has been because we were in a type of survival mode. I mean, the first six months is rough ....more

Delicata Slow Cooker Chili

Quick recipe for you today (don't miss the gift guides)! This chili beats the pants off my Pumpkin Chili -- seriously. I was out of pumpkin and had several delicata sitting on my counter ....more

Want, Need, Wear, Read // Her

Hey, guys! I'm planning to hop on and give you guys an awesome recipe for slow cooker chili -- with delicata squash -- tomorrow. Before that, though, I thought I'd share the last gift list with you today ....more