Posts by Courtney Hecktus

Shopping Local and Why it’s the Best Thing Ever

Thursday is one of my favorite days of the week. You’re probably assuming it’s because it’s so close to the weekend, but that would be far from the truth. (When you love your job you love every day of the week!) However, Thursday is something special for a lot of the people in my hometown because it means one thing: Market day. Yes, the local market only opens its golden

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Are Your Photos Safe? Facebook Tackles Issues

It only came to my attention recently that my photos might not be safe on Facebook. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before this point, but it truly never occurred to me that my photos would end up anywhere other than on my fairly-private Facebook pages. It was only recently that a friend made the discovery that her photos weren’t just hers anymore. I was appalled to

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iPhone Tricks for Basically Professional Photos

Don’t we just love taking photos? In a world where the “selfie” is now an actual word and Photoshop capabilities are basically from a whole other world, it’s becoming easier and easier for your regular Joe to capture absolutely stunning photos with nought but his phone. If you’re looking to step your game up when it comes to taking great photos, the creators of the iPhone really have given you

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How to Create the Best Easy Chicken Stir-Fry

It goes without saying that I have a lot of chicken in my freezer. When I was younger and my mom wanted me to make something before she got home, I would totally blank out when all we had was chicken. It seemed bland, it seemed boring! How could we possibly have chicken yet again and expect to come up with something new? Well, times have changed folks. I’ve become

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Best Slow Cooker Wings You Need to Make Tonight

If your kitchen has been graced by the presence of a slow cooker, then there’s really nothing you cannot make. Seriously! These things are amazing for at-home cooks, and they make meals super simple and easy to prep when you’re really busy. When I got my crock pot, I knew that I had made it. It is the ultimate kitchen accessory, and it meant that I was finally ready to

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