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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 1.31.19

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. No one is sent by accident to anyone.

No one is sent by accident to anyone.

2. Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.


Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.

3. No rain, no flowers.


No rain, no flowers.

4. Mistakes are just an apprenticeship to achievement.


Mistakes are just an apprenticeship to achievement.

5. More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.


More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.
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6. No power in the ‘verse can stop me.


No power in the ‘verse can stop me.

7. More self love babygirl.


More self love babygirl.

8. ‘No’ might make them angry, but it will make you free. – if no one has ever told you, your freedom is more important than their anger.


‘No’ might make them angry, but it will make you free. – if no one has ever told you, your freedom is more important than their anger.

9. Mirror mirror on the wall, I’ll always get up after I fall. And whether I run, walk or have to crawl, I’ll set my goals and achieve them all.


Mirror mirror on the wall, I’ll always get up after I fall. And whether I run, walk or have to crawl, I’ll set my goals and achieve them all

10. No, we don’t need more sleep. Its our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We Need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live.


No, we don’t need more sleep. Its our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We Need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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10 Inspirational Quotes by Functional Rustic 1.30.19

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. One day at a time.

One day at a time.

2. Not to spoil the ending but everything is going to be ok.


Not to spoil the ending but everything is going to be ok.

3. May today be the day you courageously pursue every opportunity to make a difference for something so much greater than you.


May today be the day you courageously pursue every opportunity to make a difference for something so much greater than you.

4. Me: I’m finally happy. Life: LOL, wait a sec.


Me: I’m finally happy. Life: LOL, wait a sec.

5. May the flowers remind us why the rain was necessary.


May the flowers remind us why the rain was necessary.

6. Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.


Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.

7. Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.


Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.

8. Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.


Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

9. May your vibes shift the whole damn frequency of the room when you walk in.


May your vibes shift the whole damn frequency of the room when you walk in.

10. Maybe the reason nothing seems to be “fixing you” is because you’re not broken. Let today be the day you stop living within the confines of how others define or judge you. You have a unique beauty and purpose; live accordingly.


Maybe the reason nothing seems to be “fixing you” is because you’re not broken. Let today be the day you stop living within the confines of how others define or judge you. You have a unique beauty and purpose; live accordingly.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 1.29.19

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. One life. Just one. Why aren’t we running like we are on fire towards our wildest dreams?

One life. Just one. Why aren’t we running like we are on fire towards our wildest dreams?

2. One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.


One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.

3. Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror, not their faces… but their character.


Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror, not their faces… but their character.

4. May all of your vibes say: I got this.


May all of your vibes say: I got this.

5. Make today so awesome yesterday gets jealous.


Make today so awesome yesterday gets jealous.

6. One of the happiest moments ever is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.


One of the happiest moments ever is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.

7. One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.


One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

8. Think abundantly. Energy follows intention.


Think abundantly. Energy follows intention.

9. Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.


Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.

10. Make one person happy each day and in 40 years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.


Make one person happy each day and in 40 years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 1.28.19

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. Optimism is the foundation of courage.

Optimism is the foundation of courage.

2. One thing we can all control is effort.


One thing we can all control is effort.

3. Look in the mirror…. That’s your competition.


Look in the mirror…. That’s your competition.

4. Look like yourself. Act like yourself. Think like yourself. Work it.


Look like yourself. Act like yourself. Think like yourself. Work it.

5. One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.


One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things

6. Love is caring for each other even when you’re angry.


Love is caring for each other even when you’re angry.

7. Open – minded people don’t care to be right, they care to understand. There’s never a right or wrong answer. Everything is about understanding.


Open – minded people don’t care to be right, they care to understand. There’s never a right or wrong answer. Everything is about understanding.

8. Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.


Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.

9. Looks like it’s fuck this shit o’clock.


Looks like it’s fuck this shit o’clock.

10. Optimism is the best way to see life.


Optimism is the best way to see life.

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DIY or a Pro? 4 Questions You Should Know

You are an enthusiastic weekend warrior. From landscaping to painting, laying updated flooring to installing a new toilet, you have some pretty impressive home improvement skills. But, on occasion, even you have to admit there are some times where you have bitten off a bit more than you can chew. So, how do you know when to take on a home project and when to leave it to the professionals? Even if you have the know-how, what you save in expenses might just cost you in time. Here are four questions you can ask to help you decide: do it yourself or a hire a professional?

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How much can I afford to spend?

This question is hard to answer without knowing your specific project. However, a little research is all it takes to get an estimate rolling around in your head. For instance, hiring a professional to build a new deck in your backyard can run anywhere from $2,500 to as much as $24,000, depending on size and materials. If you have some interior upgrades in mind, a professional can handle these sorts of projects from anywhere between $750 to $2500. And if you need a professional to tackle a major air conditioning repair, you could spend between $600 and $1900, depending on the age of the unit and the kind of repairs needed. Weigh these costs against your estimates for completing the project on your own to decide if DIY is the smarter choice.

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If cost is the main factor in whether to hire a professional, don’t forget the costs that you might be facing outside of the project. For example, you may need to rent a storage unit to protect some of your furniture and belongings during major construction. Over the last 180 days, the
average cost to rent a self-storage unit in Sterling Heights, Michigan is $109.00. Or, in the case of kitchen home improvement projects, you may have to order take out instead of cooking for a few nights. And if a plumbing, electrical, or construction DIY projects hits a few snags, you may need to factor in a hotel stay for a night or two, as well.

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Do I know how to do this? If not, is it easy to learn?

Just because you have never tiled a bathroom floor doesn’t mean you can’t do it yourself. There are plenty of free tutorials on YouTube and step-by-step instructions all over the internet. However, will the costs you save doing this project yourself outweigh the time it takes to learn the new skill, the cost of purchasing materials and equipment, and the risk that something might go wrong? To help you make this decision, get a few quotes from professionals who can handle the job. Ask your friends or your neighbors for recommendations and make a few calls.

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What happens if I get frustrated or make a mistake?

Whether you are capable of doing this project isn’t the question. We know that — for you — when there’s a will there’s a way. But on the off chance that something does go wrong, what will happen? For example, if you’re installing new countertops in the kitchen, how will the rest of your family feel if the project takes longer than expected? When they can’t cook or prepare food for several days or even weeks, will that cast a shadow over the household? Next you’ll want to consider your mental state. If you’re the sort of DIY devotee who enjoys a project from start to finish, you might feel frustrated, stressed or even guilty if something goes wrong. Hiring a professional means you can let go of all those concerns.

Is this a common repair or a complex remodel?

A minor repair — replacing a leaking faucet or a squeaky floorboard — can take you at most an afternoon. A complicated project, like replacing the pipe in your bathroom or widening your doorways, requires planning and process where you might need new tools, extra hands or even a few permits. When the projects become complicated like this — building a detached garage or transforming an unfinished basement into a game room — a professional can come in handy. They know what’s waiting around the corner. They have the tools needed, the licenses and permits required, and the experience to understand how to make your vision a reality.

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Maybe the project required a little more knowledge and skill than you originally thought. Maybe you didn’t have the right tools or enough time. It happens to enthusiastic homeowners all the time. Arming yourself with the pros and cons of hiring a professional can help you make the right decision about how to tackle your next big home improvement project.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 1.25.19

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. Life is tough but so are you.

Life is tough but so are you.

2. Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you no one would believe it.


Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you no one would believe it.

3. Life tip: do you.


Life tip: do you.

4. Out of difficulties grow miracles.


Out of difficulties grow miracles.

5. Pain is real but so is hope.


Pain is real but so is hope.

6. Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.


Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.

7. Part of her mystery is how she is calm in the storm anxious in the quiet.


Part of her mystery is how she is calm in the storm anxious in the quiet.

8. Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.


Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

9. Like wild flowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people though you never would.


Like wild flowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people though you never would.

10. Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.


Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 1.24.19

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. Let it all go. See what stays.

Let it all go. See what stays.

2. Know who you are and know it’s enough.


Know who you are and know it’s enough.

3. People inspire you, or they drain you – pick them wisely.


People inspire you, or they drain you – pick them wisely.

4. Keep watering yourself. You’re growing.


Keep watering yourself. You’re growing.

5. Life begins where fear ends.


Life begins where fear ends.

6. People who do not understand your silence will never understand your words.


People who do not understand your silence will never understand your words.

7. People will usually hurt you in attempt to heal themselves.


People will usually hurt you in attempt to heal themselves.

8. Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time it’s both.


Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time it’s both.

9. People don’t give themselves enough credit for overcoming things and getting better. Like you made it this far. Celebrate your strength.


People don’t give themselves enough credit for overcoming things and getting better. Like you made it this far. Celebrate your strength.

10. People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.


People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 1.23.19

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. Proceed as if success is inevitable.

Proceed as if success is inevitable.

2. Stop shrinking yourself to fit places you’ve outgrown.


Stop shrinking yourself to fit places you’ve outgrown.

3. It will never be perfect. Make it work. – Life


It will never be perfect. Make it work. – Life

4. It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.


It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.

5. Procrastinators Unite (Tomorrow).


Procrastinators Unite (Tomorrow).

6. Some people will always have something to say and nothing to contribute.


Some people will always have something to say and nothing to contribute.

7. Just chuck it in the fuck it bucket and move on.


Just chuck it in the fuck it bucket and move on.

8. Judge me by the people I loved.


Judge me by the people I loved.

9. Practice makes progress not perfect.


Practice makes progress not perfect.

10. It’s during the toughest times of your life that you’ll get to see the true colors of the people who say they care about you. Notice who sticks around and who doesn’t, and be grateful to those who leave you, for they have given you the room to grow in the space they abandoned, and the awareness to appreciate the people who loved you when you didn’t feel loveable. Bottom line: Be ok with giving the gift of you absence to those who do not appreciate and respect your presence.


It’s during the toughest times of your life that you’ll get to see the true colors of the people who say they care about you. Notice who sticks around and who doesn’t, and be grateful to those who leave you, for they have given you the room to grow in the space they abandoned, and the awareness to appreciate the people who loved you when you didn’t feel loveable. Bottom line: Be ok with giving the gift of you absence to those who do not appreciate and respect your presence.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 1.22.19

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. Remember when you wanted what you currently have?

Remember when you wanted what you currently have?

2. It didn’t matter that she felt apart it was how she put herself back together.


It didn’t matter that she felt apart it was how she put herself back together.

3. Impossible is just an opinion.


Impossible is just an opinion.

4. In moments of doubt, trust your gut, hug your dog, and eat a donut.


In moments of doubt, trust your gut, hug your dog, and eat a donut.

5. Some people will always have something to say and nothing to contribute.


Some people will always have something to say and nothing to contribute.

6. Protect your peace, get rid of toxicity, cleanse your space, cultivate love.


Protect your peace, get rid of toxicity, cleanse your space, cultivate love.

7. She has been through hell. So believe me when I say, fear her when she looks into a fire and smiles.


She has been through hell. So believe me when I say, fear her when she looks into a fire and smiles.

8. In life, it’s important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.


In life, it’s important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.

9. It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.


It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.

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


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

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 1.21.19

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  1. If you’re going through hell keep going.

If you’re going through hell keep going.

2. Sometimes you have to be your own hero.


Sometimes you have to be your own hero.

3. Stay strong. Make them wonder how you’re still smiling.


Stay strong. Make them wonder how you’re still smiling.

4. If I told you how I got this way…You would marvel that I got up today.


If I told you how I got this way…You would marvel that I got up today.

5. Sometimes we have to stop being scared and just go for it. Either it’ll work or it won’t. That is life.


Sometimes we have to stop being scared and just go for it. Either it’ll work or it won’t. That is life.

6. Sometimes when you’re a dark place, you think you’ve been buried; but actually you’ve been planted.


Sometimes when you’re a dark place, you think you’ve been buried; but actually you’ve been planted.

7. If you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise.


If you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise.

8. I’m a firm believer that happiness makes people prettier. It’s a noticeable glow.


I’m a firm believer that happiness makes people prettier. It’s a noticeable glow.

9. Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress – which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.


Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress – which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.

10. If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution.


If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution.

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