Courtney Kittel Title: Freelance Writer Education: Portland State University Location: Los Angeles, CA Courtney is a lifelong writer and multi-faceted creative. She has been writing as both a copy and content writer for entertainment, fashion, beauty, DIY and health & fitness for over 10 years. She has also been known to pen songs, jokes, and a strongly worded letter.Highlights:Expertise: Pop culture, fashion, beauty, entertainment, health & fitness, DIY, sewing & crafting Experience When she’s not sitting behind her laptop, she’s a stand-up comedian, singer and theatrical performer. She has been sewing clothes (and stage costumes) since she was 10 (in turn, garnering a collection of purple ribbons) and loves to run, workout and read a good book. She is sunscreen obsessed, always on the pulse of pop culture and overdressed for every occasion.Favorite Purchase:I recently went from short platinum blonde to long & brunette after having a tragic root touch up that resulted in a LOT of broken hair, including my bangs. When I went dark, you could see the broken part of my bangs behind my non-broken bangs, resulting in a chaotic, very choppy Frankenstein-esque visual. I decided to try out clip on bangs and they've been a game changer. Not only are they filling in my broken bangs during grow out, but they're easy to pop on when I have my hair in a bun or pony for an elevated look without having to style my bangs. Education B.A. in Arts & Letters with a minor in English from Portland State University, Dean’s List.Fun fact, though it sounds like a macaroni necklace craft project; Arts & Letters is a field of study that combines elements of literature with visual, performing and liberal arts. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.