Arrowleaf Cellers
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

dress c/o

Last Sunday Stephen + I decided to explore our new town and all it has to offer! The Okanagan Valley is the area in British Columbia where we now live (most popular known in blogger world because of Jillian Harris lives here) popular known to the rest of the world as Lake + Wine country. Yes, you read that correctly! When describing the Okanagan to people who have never been or heard of it I like to say it reminds me of Lake Tahoe meets Napa. Sounds incredible right? It is.  Needless to say we have lots of exploring to do!

Last week was my birthday, which we were camping for, but I had told Stephen I wanted to visit one of the 200+ vineyards that line the mountains surrounding us when we returned from camping. I love wine, Stephen on the other hand is not always a huge fan so I needed to pick a location that also had great food. Well, we found it! I can't wait to show you Arrowleaf Cellars, a winery only 15 minutes from our doorstep. Take a look....

I wasn't lying when I said it was incredible! We were blown away by the beauty of the rows of vineyards overlooking Lake Okanagan, the food was delicious, and even Stephen loved the wine!

Location: Arrowleaf Cellars, Lake Country B.C.

Food: We ordered the butter chicken flat bread and the brie and bruschetta platter. The flat bread was hands down the best flatbread I have ever had, there is also a chorizo one we want to try next time! We also enjoyed a slice of their popular carrot cake which was to die for. Yum!!!

Wine: We sampled 5 wines when we first arrived; 1 sparkling, 2 whites, 2 reds. It was such a warm day and the Sparkling Wildblum Wine was so refreshing so we had that with our lunch. 

Sat: There are two different locations where you can sit and enjoy the view.  On the patio which is full service or in the picnic area which they bring your lunch to you however if you need anything you have to get up and walk to the main building area. We sat down at the picnic tables on the grass under the trees. It was a little more private and I loved the feel of being down near the vineyards. Walking to get our second glass of wine was easy peasy, I would recommend the picnic area to anyone. You are also allowed to bring your own food and enjoy some Arrowleaf Wine out on the picnic area! Bring a blanket, your children and your pets to have a full fun afternoon. 

It was a wonderful lunch, we cant wait till some of our friends and family from Arizona come visit so we can take them to enjoy it as well!


fall transition pieces you need
Thursday, August 3, 2017

top c/o // shorts // bag (old - similar) // booties (old - similar) // sunnies // necklace (old - similar)

I never thought I would say this after we moved away from Arizona BUT who is with me on being ready for summer to be over? I can't believe I just typed those words but sadly it is true this year. I am ready for Fall, maybe its because we will actually have a full Fall season of leaves changing, comfy sweaters to be worn, and the boots... oh I am so excited for boots and booties! In Arizona, Fall weather didn't start happening until end of November so we missed the entire season. This year will be so SO different!

This gorgeoussss eyelet top came in the mail the other day! (if you watched my insta-stories you would have seen it in the unboxing I did) It is THE perfect Fall transition piece! I paired it with shorts for this post but I can't wait for a few more weeks to wear it with jeans. Ps it's on sale for under $40 and the quality is AMAZING!

On another note, keeping with the warm weather we have been experiencing up here, these are my favorite denim shorts I purchased back in April. They are $54 and are the perfect denim short. No really, they are! The length is not too bootie not too mom, long enough to cover the cheeks but short enough to show some leg. They are re-stocked so if you are still on the search or want a great pair for the end of summer I highly suggest!

My bag and booties are from last years Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. My booties are sold out however Vince Camuto came out with an almost identical version for this years sale again, and BP has a more budget friendly version as well. Mine are last years Vince Camuto, you'll remember from this post and this one!

Happy Weekend everyone, I am keeping busy with another summer wedding to photography with Stesha Jordan Photography and yes, we are still working on the house. No progress as we all took 2 weeks off, but back at it Monday Morning.  We are hoping for only 3 more weeks!


Instagram Round-Up : Summer Style
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hello! Can you believe that we are already over half way through July?! I sure can't. And I would really appreciate if time slowed down since July is my birthday month and I am officially going to be into my 30's. WHAT!! 

I feel like a broken record when I say life has been busy, but really... way more busy than I had planned. I am sorry for the lack of new outfit posts BUT I have a great summer round up of 10 of my favorite go to summer looks from Instagram!

me: sandals // jeans // tank // kimono
s: booties // top // shorts // plaid

shoes (under $25!)

s: boots // dress

top // shorts // sandals // hat // earrings

me: dress // flip-flops //  purse // sunnies
s: dress // cardigan // sandals

Thanks for staying with me and following along eve though my posts have been spare. Once the house is complete and we are moved in, life SHOULD return back to normal! 

Enjoy your week!

evening at the dog beach
Friday, July 7, 2017

I am mixing up the blog post today and skipping outfits all together. Instead, I am inserting a real life spontaneous family outing we had yesterday! I am talking no make up, no getting ready, no camera, this is the Puckett's in real life. And to tell you the truth, these are some of my most favorite photos  (all taken on my iPhone 6) we have ever taken together!

If you have been following on Insta-stories, we are up here in Canada building our new house! Its been such an amazing experience, and yes, I have promised a home post but gathering the photos has been so much work... I'll have it soon! The temperature has been hot, really hot for this time of year so we have been starting work at 7am and trying to finish a little earlier in the day. Yesterday it hit 100 degrees, everyone was grouchy and hot and tired! Stephen and I had taken our cars in for inspection to complete the last portion of importation process. The girl at the counter had asked if we had been going to the lake since it was so hot out, we answered no.  She knew we had dogs and told us about a great dog beach only about 7 minutes from our house that we would love.  Let's go! At 5:30 we threw on our swim suits, grabbed the dogs leashes, and piled in the car.  This was going to be fun since neither dog had ever gone swimming before!

Take a look at what memories were made...

^^ this is my favorite photo of the three kids swimming (left Coors, middle Levi, right Sofia). I am debating on photoshopping myself out and framing it! ^^

We weren't exactly sure how the dogs would react to the lake. Levi hates all types of water, the bath, the creek, anything he is usually not a fan. We got to the beach and found our own little area, the Levi to our surprise, walked right in immediately and starting paddling! It was the cutest thing, he started wagging his tail back and forth and using his front paws.  We were all cheering and laughing, he was a little Canadian beaver right off the bat. 

Coors on the other hand, we knew he would walk in the water but actually swim? Not sure. He was a little scared even once he saw Levi swimming around. I walked over and grabbed his collar to guide him in with me. (side note, Coors is a mama's boy all the way, so I knew once I was in the water and guided him to me he would eventually come) And he did, BUT it wasn't as graceful as we hoped. Coors was a flailing out of control pup! We were hysterically laughing while trying to guiding him at the same time. He would stand on his back legs and flail his arms! Once I got Coors to put his big ol booty up and kick his legs he eventually got the hang of it. 

It was an amazing evening for our family. Seeing the laugher on everyones face, seeing the dogs learning new tricks, seeing Sofia smile so big her cheeks hurt, all of it made our hearts warm with love. It is memories like this that I was to remember for a lifetime. We are having so many new experiences up here, documenting them is a must.  Even if just on my iPhone! I think I should probably get a waterproof case, anxiety of dropping my phone in the water was over the top. 

I had had questions before on the pups so here is  little about them. 
Levi: Chihuahua Corgi mix (we think!) he will be 3 on August 22, male, 20lbs
Coors: purebred Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) he will be 3 on December 13, male, 63lbs (he is oversized for his breed!)

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Canada Day
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day!

We are celebrating our first Canada Day as Canadian Residents! It is an extra big deal this year because Canada is turning 150 years old. If you ever think the USA has country spirit you need to think again. I have seen more maple leaf flags, red and white, and eh signs that I could ever have imagined!

Sofia is extra excited, she been collecting Canadian memorabilia for the last two weeks! Walking around waving that little maple leaf flag with such pride. I love seeing her adapt and learn all about her new country she now lives in. 

here are 5 things we have learnt our first month in Canada:

1. Taking family photos in the country is much more difficult than our paved neighborhoods in Arizona. Coors is about to take off any minute he sees a moving animal! I was driving out of the farm last week, windows down and Coors in the backseat. All of a sudden I hear a weird sounds so I whipped my head around and Coors has jumped out of the moving SUV and was running straight towards the horses.... insert eye roll!

2. You need to have a loonie (that is the Canadian dollar coin!) to get a grocery cart from the grocery store. Once you are finished you return the cart and you get your loonie back.  This stressed me out the first few times, now I have learnt to keep a few loonies in the dash of my car. 

3. Everything is in Kilometers here. Speed limit, how far away things are, just everything. Not usually a big deal except for my MPH is the larger number on the speedometer so I really have to watch my speed. And calculate the distance!

4. Gas is expensiveeeeee. I had a heart attack the first time I filled a full tank. On the opposite note, I have been driving on the same tank for almost two weeks and still have over half left. You win some, you loose some. 

5. Small towns are really the best. thing. ever! As much as I miss the connivence of living in a city you learn to do without. Or really not need it at all. Funny how when your options aren't available you don't think of it. 

I hope everyone has an amazing holiday weekend whether you are in Canada or the US of A! Enjoy your countries spirit, we sure are!