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Early Christmas Gift Guide Item #1: Win a Sol Deck Wireless Speaker

Can you believe it's almost that time? Christmas is coming . . . it will zoom up on us in no time at all. So I've started picking up Christmas presents here and there when I can find a good deal.

One of the items on my list is a high quality wireless speaker. I was given the chance to try out the Sol Deck Wireless Speaker, and it has completely won me over.

When I'm cleaning, I love to turn up the music and jam. We live in a two story house and my boys want to hear the music upstairs just like we do downstairs . . . the Sol Deck has allowed us to do just that.

It's great. You can use your blue tooth to sync your phone or iPod and play music throughout the house. The deck will sync with any device within about 300 feet. In fact, it will sync with multiple devices and you can take turns choosing the music or hijacking the stream from a friend and playing your favorite song instead. I'm serious . . . we LOVE it . . . and it would make an amazing gift for this upcomin…

Ideas for Healthy Back to School Meals #spon by Green Giant

All of us moms find ourselves needing healthy food ideas, especially when school starts back and we're packing daily lunches and then still trying to come up with easy, nutritious dinners, too.

During this crazy back-to-school time, Green Giant wants to offer you some help. On September 23 at 8 pm, they will be hosting a Google Hangout with celebrity chef Gina Neely. You'll be able to get some new ideas on how to simplify dinner time routines as well as ways to revamp those tried and true meals that we always seem to default to making.

In fact, I'd love for you to join this Pinterest page and share your family's favorite easy meals so we can all try some new things . . .

Follow Melissa's board Family Favorite Meals on Pinterest.

Start Getting Ready for Halloween NOW!

I am totally a procrastinator when it comes to holiday decorating and cooking. I have great ideas and life gets busy and then the holiday is over and I find myself wishing I had done more.

So this year I am starting early . . . for me, at least. I am planning a big Halloween party and pulling together Pinterest boards for Halloween Treats, Halloween DIY Decor, and DIY Halloween Costumes.

Check the boards out and if you have a link you'd like me to consider adding, please leave it in the comments!!

Follow MelissaStuff's board Halloween Decor Suggestions on Pinterest.
Follow MelissaStuff's board Halloween Treats on Pinterest.
Follow MelissaStuff's board DIY Halloween Costumes on Pinterest.

HOT: FREE Passes to a Screening of Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Haaa-aaayyy!! My crew is going to be attending the screening of the new movie Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day a week from this Saturday on September 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cinemark 17 near 635/Forest.

If you haven't seen the preview, check it out and you're going to want to attend too:

To get your own tickets, go to See It First and enter your information. If it asks for a code, please use 249449. Print the vouchers and you're all set. Bring them with you and come a little early. Generally these are first come, first serve tickets so you don't want to be late.
Alexander and Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day September 20th at 10:30 a.m. Cinemark 17 in Dallas (635/Forest) Code: 249449

Family Movies at Studio Movie Grill

Now that my boys are a little bit older, one of our favorite things to do all together is to go to the movies. Granted my youngest one enjoys the popcorn as much or more than the movie, but still it's a great family outing.

Recently we've visited the Studio Movie Grill twice - once to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the other time to see Earth to Echo. We even got adventurous and went to two different Studio Movie Grill locations. For TMNT we went to the Spring Valley location in Richardson. That's where I grew up and before it was a Studio Movie Grill that's actually the theater I saw my first movie EVER in! LOL

They've done a good job of converting the theater over and it is equipped with a full bar and restaurant. If you remember the old days of Studio Movie Grill, you'll note that the swiveling office chairs and countertop tables are long gone. Instead, they've been replaced with plush theater seats with small table tray that can be moved out of y…

FREE Items with Coupons at #MarketStreetTX

This week I was reminded of the great coupons that come from Market Street . . . and I couldn't believe I hadn't posted about them before. But I can't find a post so here it is.

If you live anywhere near a Market Street you need to go sign up for their Rewards Program.  Once you are signed up, you will begin to receive weekly coupons in the mail. I don't mean the typical $.25 off or $1 off, but really good FREE coupons and deep, deep discounts on necessary items like milk and eggs.

In addition you can select digital coupons which are linked to your rewards card and automatically apply at checkout. Or if you're more of a traditionalist you can select and print coupons from the Market Street site as well.

Coming up later this month, you'll hear about some more new and exciting perks linked to the Market Street Rewards program as well right here on the MelissaStuff Blog.

As a Market Street blogger I have an ongoing relationship with Market Street and post about th…