"Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others,
Hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
Have patience and indulgence toward the people,
Take off your hat to nothing known or unknown
or to any man or number of men,
Go freely with powerful uneducated persons
and with the young and with the mothers of families,
Read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life,
Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book,
Dismiss whatever insults your own soul,
and your very flesh shall be a great poem and
Have the richest fluency not only in its words
but in the silent lines of its lips and face
and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body."
"Love the earth and sun and animals,
Whoever thought of velvet hangers, thank you. They are genius. No slippage whatsoever. However they tend to break easily because they can't handle a lot of weight. I've learned not to use them for thick winter coats.
Maybe the hangers should be all metal covered in velvet as opposed to plastic. They have metal hooks, why not keep it going all around? Anyway when they break the metal hook remains in perfect condition. I couldn't dispose of them. I kept them all awaiting some project to come to mind to utilize them. The project that eventually came to be: A Wall Hooks Rack. Voilà!
Perfect for necklaces!
Perfect for hats!
All you need to make this, besides the metal hooks you saved from broken hangers, is, a wooden plaque like this:
- spray paint
- a drill
- super glue
Take your wooden plaque and spray paint it whatever color you want. You could decoupage with paper or fabric too and really make it something special. Depending on how many hooks you want to give your wall rack, you drill the holes to where the hook fits but doesn't go all the way through so it's not unsightly in the back. Also that keeps the back laying nicely flat against the wall. Apply super glue to the hook and insert it into the hole you made for it. Let the glue set and you're done.
I used command strips for the back to attach it to the wall.
Amaretti means Italian almond-flavored cookies. Amaretti di Saronno refer to an amaretto macaron that is traditional to Saronno, a comune of Lombardy, Italy. These cookies fall into the same family as French macarons and macaroons. So if you like those and just love almonds, give this recipe a try.
I used this soft (morbidi) amaretti cookie recipe by Love and Olive Oil but I think my cookies came out looking more like this not so soft looking amaretti di saronno cookie recipe by Garrett McCord. Either way, they are delicious little morsels of rich almond flavor.
The original recipe is in grams so I converted it to cups.
- 2 cups Almond Flour or very finely ground almonds (I used Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour)
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
- 2 large Egg Whites
- Pinch Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
- Confectioners' Sugar, as needed
In a large bowl, sift together almond flour, sugar, and flour.
In a bowl, whisk egg whites with a pinch of salt until they are foamy and fall into soft mounds (not quite soft peaks). Whisk in almond extract. Add to bowl with dry ingredients and stir until it comes together to form a sticky dough.
Lightly dust your hands with powdered sugar, scoop out pieces of dough and roll into 1-inch balls. Place on parchment or silicon-lined baking sheets, leaving 1 inch of space between cookies.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F, letting cookies sit out and dry in the meantime for about 15 to 20 minutes.
When oven is preheated, bake cookies for 20 to 22 minutes or until tops are cracked and bottoms are just barely golden. Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Cookies will keep, sealed in an airtight container, for up to 3 days.
If you prefer a chewier cookie, just under bake them a little bit. I think my oven heats up more than you set it to so my cookies came out cracked, like they should though, on the outside but still very soft inside. Luckily I caught them before they really browned or worse, burnt.
I know it's not that noticeable in the photo but to the sample shorts she also asked to have the holes patched up with black stretch lace underneath.