Best of Sac Connect Home & Garden blogs: Brown Thumb Mama

Published: Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 - 12:00 am

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 mom and blogger Pam Farley, a.k.a. The Brown Thumb Mama, shares her favorite tried-and-true time savers:

“Lots of you have asked me how I find time to do the things I enjoy, like baking from scratch and gardening, while working all day and parenting in the evening. Here are 20 things I do to save time (including):

“• As I clear the dinner dishes, I package up any leftovers for my lunch at work the next day.

“• Everybody picks out their work/school clothes the night before, so nobody’s searching for socks in the morning.

“• I challenge myself to see how clean I can get the bathroom in 10 minutes. If I don’t set a timer, I will scrub and scrub (or put it off because it’s too big of a job).

“• If I read a magazine article I want to keep, I tear it out right away and file it. Then I don’t have to read the whole magazine again later, wondering why I kept it.”

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