This is one possiblity;
Upgrade your existing boot drive to M-Lion.
The steps below will clone your existing Boot drive to the SSD
Boot holding down Option key.
Select existing Boot drive as Source
Select SSD as Destination.
Let it run.
Rename SSD to whatever you like
System Preferences > Start up Disk
Your SSD is now your Boot Drive with all of your programs and files.
The previous Boot Drive can be kept as a back up or formatted and used for storage.