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Plum District Flash Giveaway - TODAY ONLY!

Super fun - I partnered with three other blogs to offer a flash Plum District giveaway today.

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FREE 5 Hour Energy Drink!!

Today and tomorrow you can get a FREE 5 hour energy drink . . .

Do you ever have that 2:30 feeling?  5-hour Energy FIXES TIRED FAST.  It is for anyone who works hard day or night.  Buy it at everyday low prices Online and receive Free Shipping on every order!  We are the only place on the web where you can try the nations #1 Energy Shot for Free.  Order your free sample today!!

Pirates? I'm SUPER Excited!

My middle son's birthday is just around the corner. Knowing if I wait until the last minute, I'll be throwing pieces together and feeling uncomfortable about how it will turn out - I planned ahead and ordered this AWESOME Pirate Birthday Pack from Birthday Express.

We had to get the party invitations out and so we started digging into the goodies - you should have seen my boys, they were SO excited which makes this mommy SO excited.

Can't wait to invite the friends over and celebrate. And I'm that much more excited because I don't have to worry about all those last minute details like gift bags and streamers!

FLASH: Get a $10 Gift Card to Plum District!

Okay, we're almost to the end of the month and I have a few $10 Plum District promo codes left to give out. (These are basically gift cards that are only good on offers that are not marked "steal".)

So, if you buy any of the following offers and forward the confirmation to MelissaStuffBlog at, I will send you back a $10 promo code to be used on any offer at Plum District that is not a steal.

$22 for $45 for a Camp Label Package
                                  Use TAKE30 to get an additional 30% off

$12 for Juice Box Heroes Two-CD Box Set - a $25 Value

$29 for a DNA Gene Ring™ - a $90 value Use TAKE30 to get an additional 30% off

Plum Steal: 50% Off Handmade Custom Designed Cakes and Muffins

FREE Tea at La Madeleine

If you love tea  . . . and FREE like I do, then you'll want to stop in at La Madeleine today and get your FREE mango iced tea.

Enjoy one for me!

In the Phone Booth

Remember how Clark Kent used to go into the phone booth and emerge as Superman? That's a little bit how I've felt lately.

You know almost five years ago now, I quit my job in marketing to stay home with my 17 month old and my newborn. In many ways, I turned my back on the business world. I got rid of most of my clothes, got used to a completely different scheduled and looked longingly at people who had the freedom to leave the house and go to a place of business to accomplish something.

As the kids have gotten a bit older I have dabbled with some work here and there just to keep my brain busy. But everything I've done has been super flexible, generally laid back and centered around my home.

This week however, I feel as if I walked into the phone booth . . . I got on a plane and flew to San Francisco to attend national sales training for my new position as a national sales manager at Plum District! Most of my work will be able to be done from my house with the occasional tr…

How to Shop Outlet Malls and Save the Most!

I totally would have thought I knew the best way to shop, even at an outlet mall. My advice would include:

1. Do not shop at peak times.
2. Do not take small children along if at all possible.
3. Always shop the clearance racks even at the outlet mall.
4. Know what the regular price is for the items you are looking at. You could pay MORE than normal for something at the outlet mall if you aren't careful.

However, on Saturday I was invited to a blogging event at the Premium Outlet in Allen, TX just off of Stacy Rd. I literally drive by this mall EVERY day but haven't shopped there in forever because it is always busy. I have been getting about the same deals there that I do in the regular stores on the other side of the highway . . . that coincidentally are never quite as busy.

But I learned an awesome tip that I never new about shopping at the Outlet Mall.

There are Outlet Mall coupons!

You can print them out from the Premium Outlet website or sign up for the VIP club (for FRE…

FREE Bowling!

Just a quick reminder that multiple places offer FREE bowling in the summer for kids under the age of 18. (If you want to bowl, it will cost you full price and you do still have to pay for their shoe rental.)

But, it's not too late to sign up:

AMF is kicking off two the summer's best bowling deals! Summer Unplugged (for kids) and Summer Pass (for 16 and over) gives bowlers two free games per day all summer long starting Monday, May 14 through Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). Over 250 locations.

Kids Bowl FreeThis program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.  Locally, Strikz in Frisco participates as do several other locations.

Father's Day Jump Street Deals

Father's Day ONLY: 
Buy the first hour get the 2nd hour for free. Dad's jump for free.  Valid for up to four people.  ONLY one coupon per visit.
Sunday ongoing: 
Buy the first hour get the 2nd hour for free. Valid for up to four people.  ONLY one coupon per visit.
Any day, Any time: 
$2 off any jump session.  Valid for up to four people.  ONLY one coupon per visit
Birthday parties: Birthday child is free Phoenix - Colorado - Dallas -
Austin -

Ever Heard of KLUTCHClub?

Until recently, I hadn't.

When they contacted me about doing a review, though, I was intrigued by what they offered:

Indulge in $50 worth of expert-curated health, wellness, and fitness products, delivered right to your door. You'll get healthy food and drinks, workouts and apparel, skincare products, supplements, and more!
Trying to eat healthier and stay in shape has not been the easiest task with three boys and a husband that would rather eat fast food than pretty much any other food option.

I received a box of snacks from KLUTCHClub that also included a yoga DVD, and the entire crew dug in. There was trail mix, coconut water, energy bars . . . the list could go on. I loved the fact that I could try out the products without having to spend a bunch of money on each of them because there were definitely some that we didn't care for at all. But some of it was a great option and I would absolutely purchase it again in the future. 
Normally these monthly boxes cost $18 a month…

Buy Stylish Soaps, Help Women All Over the World

Eve Echo is an amazing company that sells stylish soaps and hand sanitizers . . . but the best part is that 100% of their profits go to empower women all over the world.

$10 for $20 at Eve Echo Soaps
The sanitizers and soaps are extremely affordable and come in tantalizing scents like pomegranate peppermint, lavender vanilla, sweet mango, and more. Double your money towards anything on the site, plus feel great about getting clean and doing good for women around the globe. 

Eve Echo is a San Francisco beauty company dedicated to creating unique, luxury products. The company is on a mission to end gender inequalities and free women from oppression all over the world. Through the sale of their socially responsible soaps and hand sanitizers, they are able to make a huge impact on the causes they support and directly help women in need around the world!

Clean It Out: Neighborhood Sale (Melissa, TX)

You can get your entire day of garage sale shopping in with one stop. Just 6 miles north of the 380/75 intersection, the Country Ridge community is having its neighborhood garage sale this coming Friday and Saturday (June 8 and 9).

Start at:


8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Quarter Sale on Saturday at 1 p.m.

There is an unbelievable amount of stuff in this sale:

Gift sets with teacups/books/tea etc.
Bins of fabric and patterns
Scrapbook, Sewing, and Craft Supplies
Wall Art
Vintage Glass and China
Much, Much More!!

If you love garage sales, you will be in heaven at this event! Come early and get the best stuff.