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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 12.31.18

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. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

2. Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it…


Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it…

3. It’s ok. You just forgot who you are. Welcome back.


It’s ok. You just forgot who you are. Welcome back.

4. It’s okay to be scared, but you have to get out there, open up, love, make mistakes, learn, be stronger, and start all over again.


It’s okay to be scared, but you have to get out there, open up, love, make mistakes, learn, be stronger, and start all over again.

5. Some people really suck. Avoid them.


Some people really suck. Avoid them.

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6. Sobriety is hellasexy.


Sobriety is hellasexy.

7. Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small every day deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.


Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small every day deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.

8. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. It’s not what you see, it’s how you look at it. It’s not how your life is, it’s how you live it.


It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. It’s not what you see, it’s how you look at it. It’s not how your life is, it’s how you live it.

9. “It’s impossible,” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the heart.


It’s impossible,” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the heart.

10. So, I close my eyes to old ends and open my heart to new beginnings.


So, I close my eyes to old ends and open my heart to new beginnings.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 12.27.18

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. If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.

If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.

2. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.


Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

3. Sometimes it’s ok if the only thing you did today was breathe.


Sometimes it’s ok if the only thing you did today was breathe.

4. It is okay to no know, but it is not okay to not try.


It is okay to no know, but it is not okay to not try.

5. Someone once asked me “why do you always insist on taking the hard road?” I replied, “Why do you assume I see two roads?”


Someone once asked me “why do you always insist on taking the hard road?” I replied, “Why do you assume I see two roads?”
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6. Sometimes I feel like giving up, then I remember I have a lot of motherfuckers to prove wrong.


Sometimes I feel like giving up, then I remember I have a lot of motherfuckers to prove wrong.

7. I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.


I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.

8. In the end, she became more than what she expected. She became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going.


In the end, she became more than what she expected. She became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going.

9. Somedays you just have to create your own sunshine.


Somedays you just have to create your own sunshine.

10. Sometimes, I need to go off on my own. I’m not sad. I’m not angry. I’m just recharging my batteries.


Sometimes, I need to go off on my own. I’m not sad. I’m not angry. I’m just recharging my batteries.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 12.26.18

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. If you ignore it, you cannot heal it.

If you ignore it, you cannot heal it.

2. Sometimes people try to expose what’s wrong with you, because they can’t handle what’s right about you.


Sometimes people try to expose what’s wrong with you, because they can’t handle what’s right about you.

3. I aspire to be a giver of love, a giver of good vibes and a giver of strength.


I aspire to be a giver of love, a giver of good vibes and a giver of strength.

4. Sometimes just carrying on is the superhuman achievement.


Sometimes just carrying on is the superhuman achievement.

5. I tried to be normal once. Worst two minutes of my life.


I tried to be normal once. Worst two minutes of my life.
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6. Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to. It’s not for them.


Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to. It’s not for them.

7. I feel a new beginning coming towards me and I’m running to it with open arms.


I feel a new beginning coming towards me and I’m running to it with open arms.

8. Sometimes it’s better to just let things be, let people go, don’t fight for closure, don’t ask for explanations, don’t chase answers and don’t expect people to understand where you’re coming from.


Sometimes it’s better to just let things be, let people go, don’t fight for closure, don’t ask for explanations, don’t chase answers and don’t expect people to understand where you’re coming from.

9. Sometimes it’s ok to take a step back and admit you’re being ridiculous.


Sometimes it’s ok to take a step back and admit you’re being ridiculous.

10. I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.


I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 12.20.18

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. Here’s to new beginnings.

Here’s to new beginnings.

2. Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.


Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.

3. Hope you’re in your happy place today.


Hope you’re in your happy place today.

4. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.


Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

5. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.


I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
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6. Sometimes we fall down because there is something down there we’re supposed to find.


Sometimes we fall down because there is something down there we’re supposed to find.

7. I am eternally grateful to the women before me who fought for my rights.


I am eternally grateful to the women before me who fought for my rights.

8. Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.


Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.

9. I used to walk into a room full of people and wonder if they liked me… Now I look around and wonder if I like them.


I used to walk into a room full of people and wonder if they liked me… Now I look around and wonder if I like them.

10. Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want and just see what happens.


Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want and just see what happens.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 12.19.18

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. Fear are stories we tell ourselves. 

Fear are stories we tell ourselves. 

2. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right. 


Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right. 

3. Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. 


Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. 

4. The best moments in life don’t make it to social media. 


The best moments in life don’t make it to social media. 

5. Tell yourself you’re amazing. 


Tell yourself you’re amazing. 
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6. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.


Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

7. Feel the feeling but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it. 


Feel the feeling but don’t become the emotion. Witness it. Allow it. Release it. 

8. Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just…Start.


Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just…Start.

9. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. 


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. 

10. Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears, we can move forward, stronger and wiser within ourselves.


Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears, we can move forward, stronger and wiser within ourselves.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 12.18.18

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. Fall in love with taking care of your body.

Fall in love with taking care of your body.

2. Don’t do something permanently stupid just because you’re temporarily upset. 


Don’t do something permanently stupid just because you’re temporarily upset. 

3. The devil whispered in my ear, “you’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.” Today I whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”


The devil whispered in my ear, “you’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.” Today I whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”

4. The minute you realize your worth, you shift your energy to attract new people who respect your worth. It starts with you first.


The minute you realize your worth, you shift your energy to attract new people who respect your worth. It starts with you first.

5. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. Beautiful people do not just happen. 


The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. Beautiful people do not just happen. 
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6. The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. 


The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. 

7. Don’t let them steal your light. 


Don’t let them steal your light. 

8. Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. 


Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. 

9. Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something. 


Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something. 

10. The day will be what you make it, so rise, like the sun, and burn.


The day will be what you make it, so rise, like the sun, and burn.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 12.17.18

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. Courage is like a muscle, we strengthen it with use.

Courage is like a muscle, we strengthen it with use.

2. There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. 


There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. 

3. Do not get upset with people or situation, both are powerless without your reaction. 


Do not get upset with people or situation, both are powerless without your reaction. 

4. Think abundantly. Energy follows intention. 


Think abundantly. Energy follows intention. 

5. They wanted me to live in the real world, but, to me, it seemed to be the most fake place on earth. 


They wanted me to live in the real world, but, to me, it seemed to be the most fake place on earth.
 
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6. Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. 


Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. 

7. Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible. 


Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible. 

8. There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on. 


There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on. 

9. Don’t ask why someone keeps hurting you. Ask why you keep letting them. 


Don’t ask why someone keeps hurting you. Ask why you keep letting them. 

10. Do not beg. Beg no one to stay when they decide they want to leave. Your love is not a cage for wild hearts, it is a gift to be well received. 


Do not beg. Beg no one to stay when they decide they want to leave. Your love is not a cage for wild hearts, it is a gift to be well received. 

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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10 Easy, Last Minute DIY Stocking Stuffer Tutorials from Functional Rustic

Need some quick, easy, last minute DIY gift ideas for the holiday season? Functional Rustic is here to help! Check out these 10 tutorials that are sure to make your handmade gifts the talk of the gift giving season.

  1. Christmas Tree Crayons

Repurpose those old broken crayons to create the perfect holiday gift for the kids this year. The tutorial uses Christmas tree designs, but you can use any shape you want!

2. 5 Minute Sugar Scrub

The simple sugar scrub is the perfect gift for any occasion. Easy, colorful and it smells good – what more could you ask for?

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3. Sensory Bottle

A fun, easy craft made with items you probably already have at home. Great gift for someone of any age!

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4. Easy Sun Catchers

Easy, colorful and lots of options for personalization. These sun catchers are sure to catch the attention of your friends and family.

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5. T-Shirt Rope Toy

Your furbabies deserve handmade gifts too. This quick, easy craft is perfect for the animal lover in you life. 

6. Stress Balls

The perfect gift for anyone on your holiday gift list this year. Easy, fun and relieves stress – the perfect craft.

7. Canning Lid Bird Feeder

Easy craft that is perfect for the bird lover in your life. 

8. Stress Relief Dough

Relieve stress and moisturize your hands with this easy craft. Perfect gift for anyone on your gift list.

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9. Galaxy Rock Magnets

This craft is out of this world. East to create, looks great and perfect for anyone on your gift list.

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10. Pop Can Wall Flower

Repurpose that soda pop can into a flower that will bloom all year. 

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 12.14.18

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. Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you. 

Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you. 

2. Be the woman who fixes another woman’s crown without telling the world it was crooked.

Be the woman who fixes another woman’s crown without telling the world it was crooked.

3. What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human. 


What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human. 

4. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. 


Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. 

5. What is coming is better than what is gone.


What is coming is better than what is gone.
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6. Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.


Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

7. Wake up. Kick ass. Repeat. 


Wake up. Kick ass. Repeat. 

8. Be with people who know your worth. You don’t need too many people to be happy. Just a few real ones who appreciate who you are.


Be with people who know your worth. You don’t need too many people to be happy. Just a few real ones who appreciate who you are.

9. Be the kind of woman who knows her identity, walks on holy ground, and who’s unafraid to be free and silly because life’s too short to be uptight and figured out.


Be the kind of woman who knows her identity, walks on holy ground, and who’s unafraid to be free and silly because life’s too short to be uptight and figured out.

10.  Check yourself. Sometimes you are the toxic person. Sometimes you are the  mean, negative person you’re looking to push away. Sometimes the problem is you. And that doesn’t make you less worthy. Keep on growing. Keep on checking yourself. Keep on motivating yourself. Mistakes are opportunities. Look at them, own them, grow from them and move on. Do better, be better. You’re human. It’s okay.


Check yourself. Sometimes you are the toxic person. Sometimes you are the  mean, negative person you’re looking to push away. Sometimes the problem is you. And that doesn’t make you less worthy. Keep on growing. Keep on checking yourself. Keep on motivating yourself. Mistakes are opportunities. Look at them, own them, grow from them and move on. Do better, be better. You’re human. It’s okay.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 12.13.18

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  1. It’s important for your spiritual development that you honor who you are and act accordingly. 

It’s important for your spiritual development that you honor who you are and act accordingly. 

2. Allow yourself to be proud of yourself and all the progress you’ve made. Especially the progress that no one else has seen. 


Allow yourself to be proud of yourself and all the progress you’ve made. Especially the progress that no one else has seen.

3. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first. 


You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first. 

4. And then I realized that to be more alive I had to be less afraid. So I did it. I lost my fear and gained my whole life. 


And then I realized that to be more alive I had to be less afraid. So I did it. I lost my fear and gained my whole life. 

5. With every roadblock a detour is built. With every ending, a new  beginning is defined. Embracing a challenge makes life interesting, but overcoming it makes life meaningful. 


With every roadblock a detour is built. With every ending, a new  beginning is defined. Embracing a challenge makes life interesting, but overcoming it makes life meaningful. 
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6. Be the change you wish to see in the world. 


Be the change you wish to see in the world. 

7. You’re so hard on yourself. Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life: at the grief that softened you, at the heartache that wisened you, at the suffering that strengthened you. Despite everything, you still grow. Be proud of this. 


You’re so hard on yourself. Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life: at the grief that softened you, at the heartache that wisened you, at the suffering that strengthened you. Despite everything, you still grow. Be proud of this.

8. Are you who you want to be. 


Are you who you want to be. 

9. And so the adventure begins. 


And so the adventure begins. 

10. I am realistic. I expect miracles. 


I am realistic. I expect miracles. 

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