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 curled up under a cozy throw and turned on a Hallmark holiday movie. My hand is raised even ...

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...

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...

Making a Difference with Donations

Since Marie Kondo swept into stardom with her tidying tips and home makeovers, millions of people are choosing joy and purging their lives and living spaces of accumulated stuff. Doesn’t it feel great to free up closet space, get rid of dust collect...

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,...

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 holidays shows up on the same Thursday every year, just as it has since the Civil War. Eve...

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 Sat...
Laura Pytlik

Laura Pytlik

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Laura left her job at Marietta College to follow her dream of owning a retail boutique. When she's not tending shop at Wit & Whimzy, she's watching wildlife from her windows.

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