More About Me

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet!

My name is Nicole. First and foremost, I am daughter of the King, wife to Josiah and mama to my two little monkey’s – Sebastian and Sterling. I am owner and mama behind Buccio Baby Shop, Postpartum Doula and New Parent Coach.

I started my journey creating and designing all things baby when I was pregnant with my first after searching and not finding baby accessories that fit my style or my liking. Then shortly after he was born I started my blog. I never expected to be where I am today when I first started.

All aspects of my business play into my story and have had a huge impact in my life.

In honor of being authentic, honest, open and real (all things I strive to be) this may be a bit long, so hold tight and come along for the wild ride.

In the beginning…

I married my high-school sweetheart when I was 19. Yes, 19. I didn’t realize what a baby I was then but was convinces I was ready to grow up, get married and “start living my life”. Needless to say, I wasn’t ready. Once the honeymoon phase wore off we hung tight to our hopes and dreams of a good marriage but it was messy. Very very messy. We were really good at appearing to be put together, having a good marriage and being madly in love. But inside we both knew we had no idea what we were doing. After 3 and a half years of being married things started to get rough and I was sick up trying to appear happy and madly in love. I had no idea who I was and was a mess inside. I struggled with depression and anxiety and tried so hard to hide it. It was eating away at me along with trying to be someone I wasn’t. My hubby and I went in and out of separations and during that time I was a mess. Looking to one thing or another to fulfill me or give me my identity. Thankfully, by Gods grace, we never went through with the divorce we had been talking and threatening each other with.

Everything came to a halt when I unexpectantly got pregnant with our first son. We made our marriage work and went right back to living our shallow, distant marriage. Justifying that we were doing it for our child. Once Sebastian was born, I did what most mamas do, fought daily, hourly with postpartum depression and anxiety. I sunk deeper and deeper into my “corner” as my husband called it. I closed up, closed in and refused to talk with anyone, I was numb, refusing to feel. I didn’t want to be vulnerable and didn’t want to let anyone in. I was a mess inside, I was numb, I didn’t know who I was and surely no one, even my husband, would want to be around or with someone so messy.

Eventually I hit a wall. Life blew up. The mess caught up with me and my whole world got turned upside down. My eyes were open and I knew I needed to change if I was going to be able to be who I needed to be for my child, my brand new baby who counted on me. I needed to face my fears, stop being what I thought everyone else wanted me to be (which changed depending on who I was with), I needed to feel, let people in and most importantly let God in. I needed to let my guard down, surrender my life to God and be vulnerable even if that meant being hurt, dealing with the pain and feeling – all things I had refused to do long ago.

I surrendered my life to Christ, went through grouling counseling and constant work and change. I needed to change. I needed to let people in, especially my husband. I connected with my local church, got myself immersed in a weekly woman’s bible study, and shared my story with the leaders for accountability and help. I needed help on how to feel, how to be open, how to put boundaries on those closest to me. I needed to learn to stand on my own two feet and be me. I needed to find my worth in Christ.

But what does that have to do with my blog and my business?

A LOT. I started my blog as an outlet to document my journey through motherhood. I wanted to make an impact on other mama’s who maybe felt the same as me. I wanted to share God’s amazing Grace, His redemption and His love.

My shop was built out of wanting to serve others. I made products that were both beautiful and functional and I wanted to share them with the world and with mama’s who were looking for beauty and functionality. It has opened the door to so many opportunities to serve other mama’s and it continues to amaze me with the ways God continues to use it in my life.

Happily Ever After…

I wish! Don’t we all. My story is still being written. God’s restoration is amazing. I am not going to tell you that life has been easy and up hill from there. It’s been hard…so very very hard. I have had to constantly work on my marriage, my self and the way I parent. My anxiety and depression are a daily battle. I fall, I mess up. Life isn’t roses. But God’s hand is constantly working and constantly present. All Glory and Honor go to Him.

I want to wrap this up with the lyrics to one of my favorite songs. I hope this encourages and inspires you.

“My Story”
Big Daddy Weave

If I told you my story
You would hear Hope that wouldn’t let go
And if I told you my story
You would hear Love that never gave up
And if I told you my story
You would hear Life, but it wasn’t mineIf I should speak then let it be
Of the grace that is greater than all my sin
Of when justice was served and where mercy wins
Of the kindness of Jesus that draws me in
Oh to tell you my story is to tell of Him

If I told you my story
You would hear victory over the enemy
And if I told you my story
You would hear freedom that was won for me
And if I told you my story
You would hear Life overcome the grave

If I should speak then let it be
Of the grace that is greater than all my sin
Of when justice was served and where mercy wins
Of the kindness of Jesus that draws me in
Oh to tell you my story is to tell of Him

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my savior all the day long

For the grace that is greater than all my sin
Of when justice was served and where mercy wins
Of the kindness of Jesus that draws me in
Oh to tell you my story is to tell
Of the grace that is greater than all my sin
Of when justice was served and where mercy wins
Of the kindness of Jesus that draws me in
Oh to tell you my story is to tell of Him
Oh to tell you my story is to tell of Him

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long