About Me

My name is Nicki and I am so happy you are here!

Welcome to all of you who cared enough to click on this page!  In case you are wondering,  I am a mother, career woman, and wife living smack dab in small town America (West Virginia). I have a challenging career as a middle school counselor. I love my job but it takes a lot out of me, and there are days that I ask myself how much longer I can do it.  I have three children who are the most important things in my life. The oldest is Delaney, (I call her Miss 18 Year Old), she is a freshman in college (studying fashion merchandising) and drop dead gorgeous (yikes!), who loves to sing, is involved in theater and is a barista at a coffee shop. She hopes to move to NYC one day and pursue a career in fashion.

Then there is Coleton, Mr. 15 Year Old, who loves all sports, but his passion is running. He is a freshman in high school, and is on the cross country and the track team.  He challenges me every day but I love him more than life.

The youngest is Gavin, Mr. 7 Year Old, my little angel face. He is a 7 year old sweetie pie who has the bluest eyes! He is in kindergarten, loves to swim and plays soccer.  He is planning to join the swim team this coming summer.

I am married for 8 years to a wonderful man named Jason (Local Celebrity = LC). I don't know what I did to deserve him, but he has been a Godsend to me and my two oldest children. Especially since they have not seen their biological father for years (a heartbreaking story that I could write a book about, and have often pondered doing). Jason was a local television chief meteorologist (up until December 2014), and very well loved in areas where WBOY-TV channel is broadcast. I often joke that I can't imagine what it would be like to be Brad Pitt, because everywhere we go people are recognizing him and either shouting out, approaching him, or asking what's the weather! I sometimes forget that we are in the public eye, it can be both a pleasure and an annoyance.  LC has recently made a complete career change though, and is now a drug rep for Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and just recently started his new job!  So I will have to report back to you on how that goes, but so far he is very happy.

From august 2013-June 2014, we hosted a wonderful student from Sweden, who lived with us for 10 months.  She is back in Sweden now.  but in my heart, she will always be a part of our family.

Two years ago, we moved into a 1996 split level in a super neighborhood to be closer to the kid's school's and activities, and it has made my life so much easier! It is a nice house in a great neighborhood, but needs a lot of tender loving care. I am a self professed home decor, organization, fashion, and DIY junkie! I became obsessed with home decor and DIY blogs while planning our move, I found myself having the strongest urge to blog myself!

Sweet Parrish Place is a space for me to share things I love and things that matter to me:  the renovation of our house, decorating, design, DIY projects, fashion, travel, my family, the subject of addiction, or anything I find beautiful, pretty, or interesting.  I would like to document the changes to our home, and throw in occasional rants about all of the above. Really anything that has absolutely nothing to do with my day-to-day career life.   I view this blog as a place for me to go to get away from work and decompress.  It is a way to restore my own sanity, and so far it is doing a great job at that!   Really, Sweet Parrish Place is me sharing my heart and my life with you!  After daydreaming about it for a long time, I decided to give blogging a whirl and follow my bliss. I hope you will join me on my journey!

Here are a few of my most popular posts:

My Favorite Pinterest Pins of 2012

Brown Paper Floor Reveal


And some of my favorite DIY projects are:



DIY Bathroom Shelves


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