Sunday, July 26, 2009

Next to Newsletter- Monday July 27, 2009

Next to Newsletter
The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- July 27, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique

Morning, everybody!

When it rains, it pours. We've gotten in even more gorgeous plus sizes (2X-3X)- great name brands like Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, John Paul Richard Uniform Woman, Choices- you get the idea.

We've also gotten in LOTS of infantwear so if there's a baby in your future, now's the time to stock up!

This Week's Extra-Specials

Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF Ladies' Dresses and Sets

Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF anything SLEEVELESS

Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF anything with a ZIPPER

Mark your calendars- our First Friday storewide half price sale will be August 7.

And don't forget- July 30-August 2 is a tax holiday- there's no sales tax on:
Clothing under $100, computers and computer equipment under $1500 and school supplies under $20. So stop by N2N and save even MORE!

The sales tax holiday weekend is the time to buy high-ticket items like laptops, printers, and desktop PCs. A little planning will save you lots of money down the road. Not sure what to buy, where to buy it and what peripherals you should add? Never fear, the Answer Man is here. Glazer the PC Tech will be at Next to New on Wednesday, July 29 from 3 PM to 6 PM.

Arthur Glazer (that's my hubby) is an experienced computer technician, teacher and writer. He'll guide you through the maze of choices and help you decide exactly what you need. It'll help you shop with confidence and know the right questions to ask when you get to the store. Knowledge is power, folks. Stop by and get some...for free.

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 SHOES .

Here's how it works... bring your shoes that are in great 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 shoes 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 shoes for cash all week- through Thursday, July 30th. Check next week's newsletter to see what the next buy-for-cash department will be.

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 July 18th. Click here to read Arthur's piece on networking .

My July 24th column is titled "We love our pets, but they're still animals." Click here to read it.

Faces in the Sand

From Woman's Day: Though sand sculptures are inherently fleeting works of art, an astonishing amount of labor is poured into each project—often requiring teams of architectures or sculptors and nearly 3000 tons of sand per competition. Amongst the most spectacular castles, animals or otherwise themed creations, there exist true masterpieces that appear to come to life on the shore. Showcasing everything from agony to exhilaration, click
here to see 10 sand-crafted expressions that masterfully exemplify real human emotions.

30 Household Products Vinegar Can Replace

From Who knew that vinegar could do so much? It serves a purpose in just about every room of the house, and there are dozens of household (and personal) products that vinegar can replace. It’s cheaper, better for the environment, and better for your health and home- it eliminates using unnecessary chemicals. Click
here to read more.

Increase the Chance of Someone Returning Your Lost Wallet

Also from Wise Bread: It’s not a fun feeling. You’ve reached the checkout at the grocery store, you reach into your pocket, or purse, and realize that your wallet is missing. You heart stops, you walk out without your shopping and proceed to panic. But there is one way you can significantly increase the chance of your wallet being returned intact. Click
here to find out what that is.

Dr. Goodword's Alpha Dictionary

This is a fascinating site that's all about language. There are lots of different dictionaries and lists. Anything you could possibly want to know about language and grammar is here. You can find word origins, commonly misspelled words, regional dictionaries, and so much more. You can even sign up to have a word of the day emailed to you. Click
here to start exploring.

Please Help

Ellen New is the angel who brought Lola, our Australian Shepherd, into our lives. She is involved in rescuing Aussies in the metro Atlanta area. She sent out a desperate appeal last Wednesday:

This sweet guy is being held by Animal Control in Gwinnett County. The clock's ticking- I hope we aren't too late. If you can offer this Aussie a home, contact Officer Chris Hughes at 678-245-2447. The Internal ID # is 5058 and the pen # is 155.

Super Savings!

This week CVS has Arm & Hammer 2x liquid laundry detergent 2/$6.99 with your Extra Care Card. Then you get $2.00 back in Extra Bucks. That's like getting them 2/$4.99. But WAIT- it gets better. Click
here to print $1.00 off coupons for A&H detergent. So use your Extra Care card and 2 coupons to get 2 jugs for $2.99! Not bad, huh?

Grilled Talapia with Mango Salsa

Don't let the list of ingredients fool you. This is super easy, and will receive rave reviews whenever you serve it. The salsa can be made the day ahead to save time. Strawberries can be substituted for the mango if you prefer - both are excellent. Combine leftover salsa with some drained black beans the next day for lunch.

BTW- Publix has mangos buy one get one free through Wednesday.

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, parsley, garlic, basil, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the tilapia fillets, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Prepare the mango salsa by combining the mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl. Add the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.

Remove the tilapia from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Grill the fillets until the fish is no longer translucent in the center, and flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Serve the tilapia topped with mango salsa.

8th Annual “Putting for Pets” Mini Golf Tournament

This fundraiser for the Humane Society of Hall County will be at The Oaks Miniature Golf, Whiting Road in Oakwood on Saturday, August 8. Same day registration begins at 7:45 am at The Oaks and ends around 10:45 am.This is a fun outing for the entire family.

Players who preregister will receive a custom designed T-shirt included in the entry fee.

This is mini golf, putt putt--experience doesn’t matter! Awards will be given in 10 age categories. The award presentations will follow when everyone is finished golfing. There will be bingo for prizes for those who have finished their round and are awaiting the awards.Player fee is $15.00. A team of 4 can play for $50.00. A group of 10 or more can play for $10.00 each when they all register together.

Arts & crafts vendors will be set up on the grass at the rear of the parking lot. The vendors are giving a donation to the Humane Society to be there. The only money they will make is if we buy something, so bring along a few extra dollars--you are sure to see a bargain!

Register now at the Humane Society, 845 W. Ridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30501. Click here to download a flyer. For more information, contact Gwen Trimmer at (770) 532-6617

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.

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.

Computer Problems?

Don't hesitate to call Arthur if your computer has a virus or isn't running as fast as it should. He will come to you or you can drop off your PC at Next to New. His rates put the Geeks to shame and your satisfaction is guaranteed. One-on-one instruction available or get some friends together for an even better rate. He can fix software problems through remote access if necessary, so no matter where you are, give him a call - your computer will 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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