Laura Pytlik

Resolve to Connect

Forming Friendships in Your Community The confetti has been swept up, the champagne bottles are in the recycle bin and the calendar is turned to a fresh new...

The Hallmark Factor

We haven’t even gathered for Thanksgiving yet, but some of us have been indulging a secret obsession that began weeks ago. Raise your hand if you’ve already cu...

Patterson’s Farm

Visitors to Kathy Patterson’s home often wonder two things – how does a busy entrepreneur and mom keep her house so tidy? And what on earth smells so good? The first answer is probably that Kathy is a supermom with great organizational powers. The s...

Going, Going, Gone

I have a problem – a mild addiction if you will – that doesn’t have a medical term or support group. My name is Laura, and I’m addicted to estate auctions, and...

New Year, New Attitude

For some people, the new year is nothing to get excited about. It’s just another flip of the calendar page, and not much different from any other day; that is, if you don’t count the endless football and possibly a hangover to nurse. But for most of...

Hanging Memories

In this age of fleeting trends and revolving styles, few traditions are as rich and steadfast as decorating the Christmas tree. Whether your tree is real or ar...

Christmas Can Wait

Judging from the store displays, you would assume Halloween rolls right into Christmas, with nothing special in between. But one of our most humble and beloved ...

Why We Shop Local

As we dig out the Christmas lights and gear up for the holiday season, the “Big 3” shopping days are right around the corner -- Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now we all know that Black Friday is all about Big - “Big Box” sto...

Peyton & Peppy

In the competitive world of women’s retail, boutiques open and close on a regular basis and success can be elusive. But one local boutique, Peyton & Peppy B...
Laura Pytlik

Laura Pytlik

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Laura left Marietta College in 2016 to pursue her dream of owning a small business. She now spends most of her time keeping shop at Wit & Whimzy in downtown Marietta. She'd love to say she's like Leslie Knope, but in reality is probably more like Frankie Heck with a dash of Liz Lemon.

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