Sunday, August 2, 2009

Next to Newsletter- Monday August 3, 2009

Next to Newsletter
The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- August 3, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique

Morning, everybody!

We're hard at work putting out fall inventory- last week, we put out so much, we ran out of hangers! There's lots of summer stuff, too, so you'll have a great selection. The bigger girl's section is especially impressive- the racks for sizes 10-16 are packed! You'll find wonderful back to school savings for the kids and gorgeous fashions for the whole family.

What's on sale?

We've just finished a HUGE markdown...come early to get the best bargains:

30% off PINK tags

75% off YELLOW tags

Clearance (.50- $1.00) on BLUE tags

All new sidewalk sale items!

Mark your calendars!

Storewide Half Price Sale
Friday, August 7
10 AM-6 PM
50% off original price
unless already priced less.

Cash, credit/debit card or check only, please.

You can use your store credit but the discount won't apply.

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 PURSES .

Here's how it works... bring your purses 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 purses 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 purses for cash all week- through Thursday, August 6th. Check next week's newsletter to see what the next buy-for-cash department will be.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the computer buying seminar with Arthur last Wednesday. They left with armed with great information to help with their tax free computer shopping over the weekend and Arthur surprised each customer with a coupon good for a FREE hour of computer instruction or tune-up from Computer House that makes stopping in well worthwhile!

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 getting rid of junk on your hard drive.

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

Click here to read it.

Mysteries of History

Around the world, in places as diverse as Homestead, Florida and Yonaguni, Japan stand monuments and ruins whose origins are shrouded in mystery. Nobody knows exactly why Stonehenge was built, how a set of manmade ruins came to be submerged deep in the ocean or who commissioned a giant carved granite set of post-apocalyptic instructions for rebuilding society on a remote hill in Georgia. Click
here to begin exploring.

Happy Ending

Remember the little Aussie in last week's Next to Newsletter? The one who was on death watch and needed a home ASAP if he was going to survive? Here's the before picture:

and here's the after:

Yep, that's right- he's ours, or more specifically, Rachel's. His new name is Merlin and he's a sweetie- smart, housebroken, affectionate, calm...everything you'd want in a pup. And to think, a week ago he was about to be put down.

Beauty on a budget

Linda Kirkpatrick told us about this site and it just has to be seen to be believed. It's e.l.f. (that stands for eyes, lips, face.)

You can get beauty supplies for up to 99% off retail...really! Click here to be amazed. Thanks, Linda!

Let's party for a good cause!

Family TIES is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families provide a safe, nurturing and positive environment for their children and teenagers by providing them with free parenting classes specific to their child's age. The programs seek to educate prenatal parents and parents with children up to age 18.

They also offer programs for teenagers whose parents are enrolled in their Empower Parents class, and for middle school students in the YMCA afterschool program. These classes are aimed at helping teens deal with issues of bullying, drugs, self esteem, anger management, and character building.

To help fund this important work, there's the annual "Diamonds and Denim" fundraiser.
It's a fun, casual evening with a dinner buffet (a low country boil from Luna's) a live band and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50.00 in advance and $55.00 at the door. The ticket includes admission for one person, dinner and 2 drink tickets.

It's going to be August 22 from 7 pm - 11 pm on the front lawn of the Civic Center. You can click here to purchase tickets or contact Teressa for more details.

Check out this newsletter!

I get a lot of email newsletters. They give me ideas for this newsletter and Hot Flashes. Some are good, some are not so good and some are great. One of the great ones comes from J and J Foods. It's always full of yummy recipes- this month the focus is on homemade salsa and easy back to school snacks. There's good solid nutrition information, too, and even a shout-out to National Eye Exam Month (that's August, by the way.)

There's an interesting piece on the Internet's 40th birthday and links to the store's website where you can see the current sales ad and print coupons. Sometimes they have recipe contests- last year I won a $25.00 J and J gift card for my buttermilk praline recipe. Click
here to go to the website and here to sign up for the newsletter.

Easy Lemon Bars

1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix with pudding

1 egg

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

1/3 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Add the egg and oil; mix until well blended. Mixture will be slightly dry. Reserve one cup for the topping, and pat the rest into an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.

Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Spread the mixture evenly over the baked crust. Crumble the reserved cake mix mixture over the top.
Bake for an additional 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until filling is set and the topping is lightly toasted. Cool before cutting into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

Easy Breezy Pizza

Here's another recipe that's my new favorite. It makes a crust similar to a flatbread pizza without the yeast or the waiting. Another tip I just discovered- I like onion on my pizza but I don't like RAW onion. So last night I sliced a Vidalia and microwaved it in a steamer bag for 3 minutes before I put it on the pizza. It was perfect.

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2/3 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a rimmed pizza pan or baking sheet. I used a casserole dish and it worked fine. For more of a pizza feel, you can sprinkle the dish with cornmeal.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt, oregano and black pepper. Mix in eggs and milk; stir well. Pour batter into prepared pan and tilt until evenly coated. Arrange toppings of choice on top of batter.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Arrange pizza sauce and toppings of choice on top of crust and sprinkle on cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

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.

The July winner is Cindy Furlow. Congratulations, Cindy!

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.

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

(770) 534-9070

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