Sunday, June 7, 2009

Next to Newsletter- Monday, June 8

Next to Newsletter
The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- June 8, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique
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Thanks to all of you who made our First Friday Sale such a success! The next sale will be Friday, July 3 so mark your calendar.

What's on Sale This Week?

Monday-Tuesday: 30% off Ladies' SHORTS
Wednesday-Thursday: 30% off anything SLEEVELESS
Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% off Ladies' DRESSES and SETS

There's CA$H in your closet!

Each week, we'll be doing cash buying for one area in the shop that really needs inventory. This week, it's PLUS SIZES.Here's how it works... bring your plus size fashions (size 1X/18 and up) that are in perfect condition. We'll buy them for cash. You can bring in other clothing and accessories as well- we'll buy them for credit as usual.

Please pack your plus size pieces separately and let us know that you have cash items when you come in. Buying hours are the same: Monday thru Thursday 10AM to 4PM and other times by prior arrangement.We'll be buying plus sizes for cash all week- through Thursday, June 11th.
Check next week's newsletter to see what the next buy-for-cash department will be.

Wish List

Swimsuits, especially for men and boys. Folks are going over to the Frances Meadows Center to swim, only to discover that they can't be admitted if they're not wearing a REAL swimsuit. Shorts just don't cut it. sure to bring in all your surplus swimsuits when you come in to trade.

Shoes, always shoes.

Ditto for scrubs.

Stop the presses! New columns!

My husband, Arthur, and I each write twice-a-month columns for The Gainesville Times. His deal with computing and technology issues. Mine deal with whatever strikes my fancy. His latest was published on June 6. Click
here to read Arthur's piece on picking out a webcam.

My May 29th column is about Joshua's Law and it's impact on teen drivers. Click
here to read it.

Recommended Reading

Regina Brett is a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. She recently wrote a column called "45 rules for living and 5 to grow on" It's one of the best compilations of advice I've ever read. It starts with: . "Life isn't fair, but it's still good" Click
here to read the rest.

Camp Cocoon

Camp Cocoon is a weekend camp for children and youth, ages 5-17, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Campers have the opportunity to meet peers who are going through similar loss situations. They share their stories and learn from each other while having fun in a safe and caring environment.

The camp is fully staffed by healthcare professionals consisting of doctors, chaplains, nurses, administrators, hospice providers and nursing home directors, many doubling in their camping roles as moms and dads. This year's session is from August 7-9 at Camp Chattooga, adjacent to Athens Y Camp, Tallulah Falls, Georgia.

If you have a child, or know of a child, who has experienced a significant loss in his or her life, let them know about Camp Cocoon. Click here to go to the website for more info.

A personal note: As a former hospice social worker, I can't start to praise this camp concept enough. Please, please get the word out- this can make a real difference for kids who are dealing with loss.

Summer Theatre

This really sounds like fun!

Tickets are $8-12 and may be purchased via
Concessions are available for purchase.
Bring blankets or lawn chairs and bug spray.

Apple Raisin French Toast Strata

This is a simple but elegant way to make breakfast fast. Assemble it the night before and bake while you're in the shower.

1 (1 pound) loaf cinnamon raisin bread, cubed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, diced
1 cup diced peeled apples
8 eggs
2 1/2 cups half-and-half cream (I use soy milk and it works just fine)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup

Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange 1/2 of the cubed raisin bread in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the cream cheese evenly over the bread, and top with the apples. If you like extra raisins, add them now. Top with remaining bread.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the cream, butter, and maple syrup. Pour over the bread mixture. Cover with plastic wrap, and press down so that all bread pieces are soaked. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Great Grocery Deals

Ingles has lots of great specials this week- Friskies cat food is 2/$7, French bread is BOGO Free (that makes it 99 cents/loaf), Bryer's ice cream is $2.98/carton...and the bargains are even better if you combine them with manufacturer's coupons- Ingles doubles coupons up through 50 cents. Click
here to see more.

Bumper Sticker of the Week

Weekly this 'n' that

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit.

If you'd like to be added to the N2N Hot Flash list and receive freebie and bargain alerts during the week, just email me at

All of Arthur's Computer Care columns are now accessible through his
Computer House Calls blog. There are also key words to click to research specific questions or problems and lots of extra information and new product reviews.

You can add comments or questions and add the blog to your list to follow. Click
here to check it out.

Be sure to send your favorite recipes to include in the
blog we're putting together so Molly can have a taste of home while she's out in Mississippi.

Computer Problems?

Don't hesitate to call Arthur if your computer has a virus or isn'trunning as fast as it should. He will come to you or you can drop off yourPC at Next to New. His rates put the Geeks to shame and your satisfaction isguaranteed. One-on-one instruction available or get some friends togetherfor an even better rate. He can fix software problems through remote accessif necessary, so no matter where you are, give him a call - your computerwill thank you. You can click
here to go to his website. (770) 540-5100

That's it for now. Remember-email goes both ways...

If you run across any exceptional bargains or impressive new products, let us know. We'll put the word out!

Have a remarkable week!

Teressa and the Next2New Crew

Next to New Resale Boutique
1705 Cleveland Hwy.
Gainesville, GA 30501

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