Meet A Southern Woman – Influencer Airica Puckett

Southern greetings from the small town of Livingston, Tennessee.  This is the town both my husband and I grew up in.   We were grade school sweethearts.  We moved away for college and dental school, but we always knew we wanted to return back home to work and start our family.  Our town truly is a “Hallmark town” because it looks like something out of a movie.  The historic town square is lined in brick sidewalks, iron street lights, antique shops, jewelry shops, post office, restaurants, bakeries, and boutiques.

My name is Airica Brooke Puckett. I am a Southern lifestyle influencer at Airica Puckett Style.  I am married to my husband of almost 21 years, L.G. Puckett IV.  We have three children

L.G. (Greene) Puckett V (15), Aubrianna Berkley Puckett (11), and John Crewe Puckett (7). Life is definitely busy around our house, but I feel like I am living my childhood dream when I would make believe and play “momma”.

God has definitely blessed me with more than I deserve in life. I try to constantly remind myself of that and soak up every minute.  I was brought up in church with my grandparents, parents, and cousins.  We often ate meals together multiple nights a week, and family support was always a priority.

After high school, I was a cheerleader for football and basketball while attending Tennessee Tech University.  My husband and I married and moved to Memphis, Tennessee to attend the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.  He received his Doctor of dental surgery degree while I received my health science degree in dental hygiene.  We cherished those college years away but always knew the small-town life was calling us.

We built our dental practice (just off the town square) during his last year of dental school.  It is a two-story building and we finished the attic to make an apartment to live as we started our business.  This was in the fall of 2007 just before the financial crash of 2008.  We often laugh and say, “We never noticed the recession because we had just started our practice and had a huge debt and nothing to lose”.  Someone wise once told us, “Word of mouth is the best advertisement”.  We treat every patient as if they were family and the good Lord provided.  We have a wonderful staff, community, and patients.  Oh yes, we lived in that apartment for 7 years.  We brought our first two children home to the dental office.

I continued to practice as a dental hygienist and started my influencer business part-time as a hobby in 2017.  By the summer of 2019, APstyle had grown and I decided to go to work full-time for myself.  I continue to say that I am working my dream job right now.  My favorite thing is to meet people and influencing gives me a great opportunity to do that.

So many people believe the grass is greener on the other side.  I believe in sharing fertilizer.  I take this approach in my business also. I like to share the good, the bad, the tips, the hacks, and my experiences with others. I have never understood why some people feel that helping others is hurting themselves.  On the contrary, it’s the best feeling to help someone else or bring a smile to their face.

I am a major sentimentalist.  Memories mean everything to me and simple things become important.  I love thrifting and antique shopping with my mother.  Our home is full of these things.  I mix modern, traditional, vintage, and art deco throughout our home.  If it makes me happy, I decorate with it.   You will hear me state often, “There are no rules in fashion”. Well, I decorate how I dress: layered, colorful, and a mixture of high and low-end items.

I welcome you into our home and life on Airica Puckett Style.  You will see reels of ideas, fashion inspiration photos, quick mom recipes, and tips galore.  My stories are a daily dose of completely unscripted life.  God is at the forefront of our home and where all the credit lies.  I appreciate this life He has allowed me to experience, it is definitely more than I deserve.

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