Red, White and Blue + Core Values

Core Values + wearing A time-less, high quality dress that can be worn summer after summer!

 Core Values + wearing A time-less, high quality dress that can be worn summer after summer!  Core Values + wearing A time-less, high quality dress that can be worn summer after summer!  Core Values + wearing A time-less, high quality dress that can be worn summer after summer!  Core Values + wearing A time-less, high quality dress that can be worn summer after summer!  Core Values + wearing A time-less, high quality dress that can be worn summer after summer!  Core Values + wearing A time-less, high quality dress that can be worn summer after summer!

Happy Thursday friends!! I hope you all have had a wonderful week so far! Yesterday the kids started their new school! It was a really special morning.  The school they are attending just opened up near us and we are excited because it is a charter school.  The name of the school is John Adams.  For those of you that that aren’t familiar with the idea of a charter school, here is a brief definition:  ” A publicly funded independent school established by teachers, parents, or community groups under the terms of a charter with a local or national authority…they have open enrollment, are tuition-free, and facilitate public lotteries for admission.” Trust me I had to look it up to understand so I thought I would share!!  John Adams was  already established in a surrounding town about 30 minutes away from us (Roseville) so when we found out that they were coming here to our area we were very excited! This is the first year so the kids got right in without a formal lottery!! Check out their values:

Ten Core Values


Appreciation of our National Heritage
Public and Private Virtue
Emphasis on Mentors and Classics
Scholar Empowered Learning
Fostering Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit
High Standards of Academic Excellence
Modeling what we Teach
Abundance Mentality
Building a Culture of Greatness
Self-governance, Personal Responsibility and Accountability
How incredible are these Core Values?!  My favorites are Fostering Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit,  High Standards of Academic Excellence and Abundance Mentality. We absolutely love what we see so far! The open ceremony was amazing yesterday! There was a ribbon cutting, prayer and a special time to acknowledge the people and the hard work that went in to getting the school going in El Dorado Hills!! To say the very least, we are excited for the kids! To learn more about John Adams you can read here.
Now on to this look! Gah!! I have had a lot of fun purchases this summer but this dress is in the top 3.  The quality is AMAZING.  It is a heaver material, doesn’t wrinkle and has a timeless feel to it! I am a flower lover so the print has stolen my heart!! The cold shoulder detail is so trendy right now and they length is perfection!! Check it out here!! Also, my shoes…. OBSESSED!! They are seriously so fun and a bit of a splurge, but SO worth it LOL!!  Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! This weekend into next week the site is getting a face lift! I can’t wait for y’all to see the changes!! Until then have an amazing weekend!!
All photos by: Nicole Quiroz 
  • Comments ( 37 )

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    Samantha Lee

    Those core values really are great! I love the focus on appreciating your heritage and fostering creativity. 🙂

    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

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    Shelby Back

    this dress is so cute! it looks great on you!

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

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    Sara

    LOVE the dress! And those core values are definitely impressive!

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    Liz

    You always look so cute! Love this outfit!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

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    Lauren

    Love these down-to-earth core values! Also, your hair is so beautiful 🙂

    Xx,
    Lauren | http://www.mylifeaslaurr.com

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    Ashley Stephenson

    I love this look!! Love the bright red shoes!

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    Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook

    Aww your kids are so beautiful!! Love those shoes….think I might need a pair!

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    Ashley DTKAustin

    I always love seeing sweet photos of your family! You are so beautiful inside and out! I love this post!

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    Lee Anne

    How exciting! So happy for your kids and you, what a fun new adventure at a new school!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

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    Neelofar

    I love this outfit! The print and the pop of color in the shoes are fabulous!
    Neelofar | The Loveliest Lily
    http://www.theloveliestlily.com

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    Shannon

    Love this dress and the shoulder detail SO much!

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    Megan

    Your kids school sounds amazing! Off to a great start this school year!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

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    Maggie

    You’re so beautiful inside and out! Xo

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    I love these core values! I have heard of Charter schools and my niece attends one! I love what they stand with for values. I love your outfit!

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    Nataly

    I love these values and your outfit is too cute! That pop of red is perfect!

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    taylor Mobley

    This is totally gorgeous. That pop of color is STUNNING on you!

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    Denay DeGuzman

    Beautiful smile, lovely dress, gorgeous family! You are one lucky gal who has it all. 🙂

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    Kim

    This dress is so pretty and I love it paired with those red heels!

    xoxo,
    Kim

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    Jenna Colgrove

    love this patriotism!!

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    Amanda Kruse

    Core values are so important! I love those red shoes!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    Debbie Savage

    This is absolutely profound! I love reading your words and this look is so gorgeous! Love your makeup look today!!! xo

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    Katey

    I used to teach at a Charter School! The curriculum was right on. I love all these core values you listed. It’s amazing to watch our kiddos grow and develop.
    XOXO
    Katey // http://www.twopeasinablog.com/

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    Anna English

    I love the pop of red w/ your mules!

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    Nita Mann

    awe the photos turned out amazing! <3

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    Rachel Ritlop

    YES! Gorgeous pic..! I absolutely love the pop of color!

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    Jenny

    Loving the red, white, and blue combo girl!

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    Erica @ Coming up Roses

    Those shoes, tho!!!! Lovelovelove the pop of red!

    So cool that you found a school with such great core values!

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    erin

    You look beautiful in the red/white/blue combo and I’m loving that lipstick on you. 🙂 My favorite of their core values is “Modeling what we Teach”, because I think it’s a good idea for parents and teachers to aspire to be role models in their children’s lives.

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    Madeline

    I love this look! I actually just ordered almost identical shoes to yours yesterday!

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    Cait Weingartner

    This is such a great dress. I love the cut of the neckline and how pretty and feminine the the lines are. The color is just lovely too. Such a terrific look on you!

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    Jennifer L

    Oh I just adore your dress! I could totally see this being a wonderful piece transitioning from summer to Fall.

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    Benita

    I see some core values that I need to adopt, these are wonderful. They outfit is cute but the shoes are fabulous!!!

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    Annie

    You look so cute! Those values are great!

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    Carmen // itsCarmen.com

    You are absolutely stunning! I love the neckline & pattern of the dress. It’s beautiful. :]

    // itsCarmen.com

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    angelle Marix

    You are soooooo beautiful!!! These pictures and that dress are perfection. So excite for your kiddos. Sounds like the right school for them!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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    Thena

    I love this look, and those red shoes!!!! So great, and I love your writing!

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    Kelsey

    Those red shoes!!! They bring the perfect pop of color! Love it Ruthie! xo

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