Sacramento Connect: Best of Blogs

Published: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 7CALIFORNIA LIFE

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current Home & Garden blogs. Check out the full postings:

• Sacramento's Brown Thumb Mama – Pam Farley – tackles what to do with "unwanted" gift cards:

"Seems hard to imagine, doesn't it? How could someone not want a gift card?!? Well, there are a number of reasons. Maybe it's for a store that you would never shop at. Maybe you won it at work or in a raffle and you have no idea what to do with it! Maybe it's for a baby store and your youngest kid is 12. …

"(Instead, you could) share it. If you get a gift card for a store you would never, ever shop at – don't throw it away! Call your local food bank and ask them what they need. Better to spend your card on diapers and cans of tuna than let it go to waste."

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