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  • Morning Coffee: Still searching for a routine

    My quest for a routine continues, as I try to figure out what foods to pack for lunch, how to find time to do the things I want/need to do, and still help my friend who broke her ankle and has been house-bound for the last two weeks. Over the weekend, I picked up this thermosfor hot foods, and it seemed to do the job today. But one of the problems I’m running into is that my good eater has suddenly begun rejecting every fruit except bananas (vegetables have always been almost uniformly a no-go). He claims he’ll eat oranges, so I’ll have to pick some up tomorrow.

    And because I’m still floundering for a routine, I haven’t gotten around to my menu for this week. Yesterday, we had grilled pizza. Today, I am planning to make beef enchiladas. Or maybe nachos. Or a pasta salad. I know, this is exactly why I need a menu plan . . .

    There are some new coupons at Cellfire.com today. They seem to be for the usual suspects, including Pillsbury, Go-Gurt, and Nature Valley. Links via Escalate Media Affiliate Network

    Apparently you can make money buying Ziploc at Hyvee right now.

    Get another $10 off a $10+ purchase at JC Penny with code LIZ4YOU. Don’t forget to go through a shopping portal like Ebates to get some cash back. (Learn more about Ebates.)

    Get a free 5×7 HP print when you buy one from a photo kiosk at Walmart Photo Center with this printable coupon via Snapfish (exp 10/31).

    As I mentioned last month, this Saturday (9/25) is Free Museum Day. If you’re local, I recommend making reservations for the Noah’s Ark exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.

    Here’s a scenario for getting six board games for less than $2 at Toys R Us if your store will accept a coupon on the free item in a Buy 2, Get 1 Free deal.

    Get a free Leap Frog book when you register with Leap Frog. (Via Mojo Savings.)

    Love & Olive Oil shares a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream, which I’m excited about because I’ve been wanting to try making it but didn’t want eggs in my cookie dough.

    Common Sense with Money reports that you can get a free-after-rewards Kodak printer from Office Max. Don’t forget to go through a shopping portal like Ebates to get some cash back – right now it’s 3%. (Learn more about Ebates.)

    Get a coupon by mail for $1 off Pampers Thick Wipes. (Via Freebies 4 Mom.)

    Get a printable coupon for 50 cents/2 cans of S&W beans or a printable coupon for buy two cans of S&W beans, get one free up to $1.39. (Via Printable Coupons and Deals.)

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    1. Thanks for the tip about Museum Day. I have wanted to take my son to our local museum for a while now, and this will be a good excuse to go! They have an entire passenger train inside the museum and I know he will love to see that.

    2. Chief Family Officer says:

      Have a great time! I loved being able to save the rather substantial admission fee to a museum we would visit once a year at most anyway 🙂