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How To Make Your Voice Heard – Functional Rustic Tutorial

The most important Do It Yourself (DIY) project you will ever do is vote and participate in the civic process. To help you achieve this goal Functional Rustic is providing you with the tools you need to get started.

Use the resources provided to build the life you always wanted and
make your voice heard.

Contact Phone Numbers for Representatives of Congress

 

Contact Phone Numbers for Representatives of the Senate

 

Register to Vote Here

 

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Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

 

Wooden Thank You Card PURPLE

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

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10 Inspirational Quotations from Functional Rustic 9.28.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. I believe you.
I believe you.
I believe you.

2. She’s someone‘s sister/mother/daughter/wife.

shes someone
She’s someone’s sister/mother/daughter/wife.

3. Telling girls to “cover up” just as puberty hits teaches them that their bodies are inappropriate, dangerous, violable, subject to constant scrutiny and judgment, including by the adults they trust. Nor does it help them understand the culture’s role in their wardrobe choices.

Telling girls to cover up just as puberty
Telling girls to “cover up” just as puberty hits teaches them that their bodies are inappropriate, dangerous, violable, subject to constant scrutiny and judgment, including by the adults they trust. Nor does it help them understand the culture’s role in their wardrobe choices.

4. When women support each other, incredible things happen.

When women support each other, incredible things happen.
When women support each other, incredible things happen.

5. Look like a girl Yourself. Act like a lady Yourself. Think like a man Yourself. Work like a boss It.

Look like yourself
Look like a girl Yourself. Act like a lady Yourself. Think like a man Yourself. Work like a boss It.

6. I exist. Outside of being your mother, your wife, your sister, your daughter, I exist. I exist as a human first, as a being that experiences joy and suffering, beauty and learning, life and tragedy. I exist because the universe chose to put me here for a purpose higher than my relation to men. I exist because the stars died to give me life and planet blood runs through my veins. So the problem is not my existence. The problem is how to perceive it as so small, you don not believe I can exist at all apart from my bonds with men.

I exist. Outside of being your mother
I exist. Outside of being your mother, your wife, your sister, your daughter, I exist. I exist as a human first, as a being that experiences joy and suffering, beauty and learning, life and tragedy. I exist because the universe chose to put me here for a purpose higher than my relation to men. I exist because the stars died to give me life and planet blood runs through my veins. So the problem is not my existence. The problem is how to perceive it as so small, you don not believe I can exist at all apart from my bonds with men.

7. I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead she has leadership skills.

I want every little girl whos told shes bossy
I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead she has leadership skills.

8. Respect existence or expect resistance.

Respect existence. Expect resistance.
Respect existence or expect resistance.

9. She pretends like nothing happened because she wants people to see how strong he is. Only she knows how painful and emotional she really is.

She pretends like nothing happend because she wants
She pretends like nothing happened because she wants people to see how strong he is. Only she knows how painful and emotional she really is.

10. Seeing women encourage support, and empower other women. It’s my favorite. We need more of it.

Seeing women encourage support and empower
Seeing women encourage support, and empower other women. It’s my favorite. We need more of it.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

 

Wooden Thank You Card SILVER

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

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Procrastination is Productivity: A Functional Rustic Approach

I’m having a very productive, creative week. I love it. What I find most amusing is that I had set the goal for myself to post a blog every day this week (in addition to the 10 Inspirational Quotes). Well, that didn’t happen. Ha.

While actively not writing the posts I intended to, I built a bunch of new items for Functional Rustic. I love when that happens. The things I create when I am supposed to be doing something else are often my favorites.

I’m off to create more but here a few of the items.

Wooden Thank You Cards

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Wooden Thank You Cards.

 

 

Fire Wood Holder

Bathroom Décor

 

Salvaged Shutter Chalk Board Organizer

 

What do you think?

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic.

 

Wooden Thank You Card LIME GREEN

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

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Procrastinating? Watch this Video

Looking for a fun way to procrastinate? Watch this video. It’s one of my favorites.

What do you think? Learn anything?

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 9.27.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.
There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.

2. Not everyone will understand and that’s okay.

Not everyone will understand and that's ok.
Not everyone will understand and that’s okay.

3. No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.

No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.
No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.

4. I know what I bring to the table….So trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.

I know what I bring to the table....so trust me when I say I'm not afraid to eat alone.
I know what I bring to the table….So trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.

5. In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.

In order to love who you are you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you
In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.

6. The world is changed by your example not your opinion.

The world is changed by your example
The world is changed by your example not your opinion.

7. Exist on your own terms. That is all.

Exist on your own terms. That is all.
Exist on your own terms. That is all.

8. You don’t build a business, you build people. And then people build the business.

You dont build a business
You don’t build a business, you build people. And then people build the business.

9. Talk with people who make you see the world differently.

Talk with people who make you see the world differently
Talk with people who make you see the world differently.

10. Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

 

Wooden Thank You Card PINK

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 9.26.18

10 Inspirational Quotations from Functional Rustic

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

1.  Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.

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Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.

2. Midlife: when the universe grabs your shoulders and tells you, “I’m not f-ing around, use the gifts you were given.

Midlife, when the universe grabs your shoulders....
Midlife: when the universe grabs your shoulders and tells you, “I’m not f-ing around, use the gifts you were given.

3. Alone, by herself she built that kingdom she wanted.

alone, by herself she built the kingdom she always wanted
Alone, by herself she built that kingdom she wanted.

4. A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

A winnder is a dreamer that never gives up
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

5. A year ago everything was different. And now that I look back, I realize that a year can do a lot to a person.

A year go everything was different....
A year ago everything was different. And now that I look back, I realize that a year can do a lot to a person.

6. After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.

Afterall, live is really simple, we ourselves create
After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.

7. You can’t change what you refuse to confront.

You cant change what you refuse to confront
You can’t change what you refuse to confront.

8. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

9. A year ago, everything was different. And now that I look back I realize that a year can do a lot to a person.

A year go everything was different....
A year ago, everything was different. And now that I look back I realize that a year can do a lot to a person.

10. Always be yourself, because the people that matter don’t mind, and the ones that mind don’t matter.

Always be yourself because those that matter....
Always be yourself, because the people that matter don’t mind, and the ones that mind don’t matter.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available in the Functional Rustic Store.

 

Wooden Thank You Card ORANGE

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 9.25.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Find comfort in the chaos.
Find comfort in the chaos.
Find comfort in the chaos.

2. Females are strong as hell.

Females are strong as hell.
Females are strong as hell.

3. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be grateful.

Thank You for giving me the opportunity to be grateful
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be grateful.

4. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

5. Every next level of your life will demand a different you.

Every next level of your life will demand a new version of you
Every next level of your life will demand a different you.

6. Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives wont have a title until much later.

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives wont have titles until much later.
Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives wont have a title until much later.

7. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

8. Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.

Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It's your masterpiece afterall.
Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.

9. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

10. Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life.
Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping for handmade gifts in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below is an example of the handcrafted items available.

Wooden Thank You Card PURPLE

Measures 3.5 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in. The handmade Wooden Thank You Card by Functional Rustic is the unique thank you gift you didn’t know you were looking for until now. The Functional Rustic Wooden Thank You Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to take with you wherever you go. PLUS, the Wooden Thank You Card is made from a salvaged wood shipping pallet and then hand painted with oil paints. Every single Wooden Thank You Card is unique making each card a truly one-of-a-kind expression of gratitude.

$10.00

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 9.24.18

10 Inspirational Quotations from Functional Rustic

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
A clever person sovles a problem. A wise person avoids it.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

2. A lot of what weighs you down isn’t yours to carry.

A lot of weighs you down isn't yours to carry.
A lot of what weighs you down isn’t yours to carry.

3. The reason people awaken is because they have finally stopped agreeing to things that insult their soul.

The reason people awaken is because they have finally stopped....
The reason people awaken is because they have finally stopped agreeing to things that insult their soul.

4. Do all that you can and all you thought you could not.

Do all that you cn and all you thought you could not
Do all that you can and all you thought you could not.

5. So far, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days. This too shall pass.

So far youve survived 100%....
So far, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days. This too shall pass.

6. Don’t overthink it.

Don't overthink it.
Don’t overthink it.

7. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.

8. She needed a hero, so that is what she became.

She needed a hero so that's what she became.
She needed a hero, so that is what she became.

9. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming of it.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

10. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Courage is reistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below are just a few of the handcrafted items available.

 

“Bark Spoken Here” Wooden Ornament

"Bark Spoken Here" Wooden Ornament by Functional Rustic is handcrafted from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint. Twine is used to hang the ornament. Free Shipping.

$10.00

 

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Gold

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00

 

Mini Chalk Board – Blue by Functional Rustic

The Mini Chalk Board by Functional Rustic is the fun and quirky handmade conversation piece you never knew you needed. The mini chalk board is made form repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint/chalkboard paint. Measurements: 19 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in.

$15.00

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Belt Sander DIY Video Tutorial from Functional Rustic

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The belt sander is my favorite piece of equipment in the barn. I use it for just about every item I build for the Functional Rustic Store. This week’s DIY Tutorial from Functional Rustic is a video demonstrating how I use the belt sander. You will learn proper safety practices and the techniques I use with the sander to achieve the look I want on the wood.

The video tutorial below will answer any questions you may have about using a belt sander. The only bit of advice I forgot to mention in the video is to use a mask over your mouth to protect from inhaling saw dust. Sanding without a face mask will result in your nostrils and mouth being filled with saw dust. It’s gross. And  it is not at all healthy. I used to use a bandana to cover my mouth/nose, and that was better than nothing at all, but I now have actual wood working face masks.

My only complaint about wearing a face mask is that it causes my eye protection to fog up every time I breathe. I welcome any advice on how to remedy that problem. The protective eye wear is necessary but ultimately useless if I cant see what I’m doing anyways.

Enjoy the Belt Sander DIY Tutorial Video below and let me know what you learned or any advice you have for me going forward.

 

 

Written by: Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just Tutorials? Find out what others already know by exploring the Functional Rustic Store. Below are a few of the items available that I created using the techniques displayed in the video.

 

Mini Chalk Board – Green by Functional Rustic

The Mini Chalk Board by Functional Rustic is the fun and quirky handmade conversation piece you never knew you needed. The mini chalk board is made form repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint/chalkboard paint. Measurements: 19 in x 3.5 in x 5/8 in.

$15.00

 

“Meow Spoken Here” Wooden Ornament

“Meow Spoken Here” Wooden Ornament by Functional Rustic is handcrafted from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint. Twine is used to hang the ornament. Free Shipping.

$10.00

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 9.21.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. I know what I bring to the table….so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.
I know what I bring to the table....so trust me when I say I'm not afraid to eat alone.
I know what I bring to the table….so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.

2. I have many things to say but it all sum up in one word: “Love” and all other things will follow.

I have many things to say but it all sume up in one word
I have many things to say but it all sum up in one word: “Love” and all other things will follow.

3. I don’t trust words. I even question actions. But I never doubt patterns.

I don't trust words. I even question actions. But I never doubt patterns.
I don’t trust words. I even question actions. But I never doubt patterns.

4. I didn’t come this far to only come this far.

I didn't come this far to only come this far.
I didn’t come this far to only come this far.

5. I am here. I have the courage to believe that matters. I have the strength to make a difference…to be different. Even with an empty hand, I have the means to give. I am free to become…to fail…to learn. I have the advantage of hope. I have the opportunity to love…to be loved. I have the wisdom to know it is all a gift…all. When I make a decision on how I am going to live this day, and it is a decision, I joyfully, responsibly, gratefully, face the world and say, “I am here.”

I am here. I have the courage...
I am here. I have the courage to believe that matters. I have the strength to make a difference…to be different. Even with an empty hand, I have the means to give. I am free to become…to fail…to learn. I have the advantage of hope. I have the opportunity to love…to be loved. I have the wisdom to know it is all a gift…all. When I make a decision on how I am going to live this day, and it is a decision, I joyfully, responsibly, gratefully, face the world and say, “I am here.”

6. How can emptiness be so heavy?

How can emptiness be so heavy
How can emptiness be so heavy?

7. Hope.

Hope.
Hope.

8. Here’s to the ones that didn’t believe in you…Nothing. They deserve absolutely nothing.

Here's to the ones that didnt believe in you. Nothing. They deserve absolutely nothing.
Here’s to the ones that didn’t believe in you…Nothing. They deserve absolutely nothing.

9. He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.

He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.
He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.

10. Grace means that all of your mistakes now serve a purpose instead of serving shame.

Grace means that all of your mistakes now serve a purpose instead of serving shame.
Grace means that all of your mistakes now serve a purpose instead of serving shame.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

Did you know Functional Rustic provides more than just inspirational quotes? Find out what others already know by shopping in the Functional Rustic Store.

Below are just a few of the handcrafted items available.

 

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Black

3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder from Functional Rustic adds a rustic elegance to any space. The 3 Tier Tea Light Candle Holder is made from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted. Free Shipping.

$15.00

 

“Naughty/Nice” 2 sided Wooden Ornament

“Naughty/Nice” 2 sided Wooden Ornament by Functional Rustic is handcrafted from repurposed pallet wood and hand painted with oil paint. Twine is used to hang the ornament. Free Shipping.

$10.00