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The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- August 31, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique

I can report with pride that we are SO ready for fall! There's a shop full of fall fashions- long sleeve shirts, sweaters, jackets and coats, racks packed with're gonna love it!

If you wear L or XL, power down the computer and come on over to N2N- we've gotten in wonderful name brand tops, jackets, outerwear (lots of suede and leather) and more. They won't last long, so hurry!

This Week's Specials
Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF Ladies' Dresses and Sets
Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF Shoes
Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF Infantwear

Mark Your Calendar!

Storewide Half Price Sale

Friday, September 4
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.

The Coke Lady's Coming!

Good news! Many of you know about the Coke Lady (so named because of her employer)- she brings wonderful plus size fashions and size 9-9.5-10 shoes. We haven't seen her since last Spring- she's been recovering from knee surgery. She'll be bringing us a car load of awesome next Saturday (September 5) after the shop closes. I'll have it ready for you to see by the time we open on Sunday at 1 PM. Plan on stopping in early- these things won't last long!

Latest 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 most recent piece was published on August 15th.

Click here to read Arthur's piece on the hidden costs of free programs.

My August 7th column is about planning for the inevitable. Click here to read it.

Movie Night

Want to try Blockbuster by mail FREE for six weeks? Click here. Pass the popcorn.

Google Maps and the Path of True Love

Click here to see the biggest valentine ever.

Great Advice

Regina Brett, a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is one of my favorites. Last week she wrote a column that gave me one of those "Gee, I wish I'd written that!" moments.

She says, quite rightly, that kids need a commencement address when they start high school, not just when they leave it. Click
here to read her wise, funny and right on target advice to the class of 2014.

Today is the first day...

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I'm gonna give it a try- let me know if you sign up and we'll all support each other! Click
here to get started.

Driver's Test

Now that Rachel's 15, she's getting ready to take her written driver's test. I wonder if any of the questions on the test are like this one?

Q.: You drive a car at a constant speed. On your left is a steep slope. On the right is a fire truck, driving with exactly the same speed next to you. In front of your car someone is riding on a huge pig, bigger than your car. Right behind you, you're followed by a combat helicopter three feet away from your bumper. The pig and the helicopter are also going the same speed as you. What would you do to get out of this dangerous situation?

A.: Just wait until the merry-go-round stops and then get out.

Mazel Tov!

Congratulations to all of our friends at East Hall Middle School. Their creativity, determination and hard work has paid off- the school is no longer on the No Child Left Behind "Needs Improvement" list! Click
here to read all about it.

We're not one bit surprised. We've seen first-hand what the wonderful staff like Lisa, Sassy, Kay, Stephanie and Anne can do. They also have dedicated volunteers like Marsha to help make the magic happen. Kudos to all the faculty, staff, volunteers, students and parents!

This week (except on Friday) any EHMS staff member, student or parent of a student can take 25% off of any cash purchase. Just let us know you're part of that amazing school when you check out.

Grits Casserole

My family loves breakfast for dinner. The other night I tried this recipe and was absolutely blown away. It has a wonderful souffle-like texture and the blend of flavors is heavenly. Also, Ingles currently has 2 lbs. of grated cheese for $4.98!

6 c. water

1 1/2 c. grits

2 c. grated cheddar cheese

4 eggs, beaten

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 medium onion, chopped

2 c. chopped cooked ham, turkey ham or kielbasa (or just add more veggies)

Bring water to boil, add grits. Lower heat, stir in cheese, eggs, etc. Pour into a 3 quart greased casserole. Bake 1-1 1/2 hours (yes, really) at 350 degrees. This can be made ahead, refrigerated or frozen.

Seen on a T-Shirt:

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

Each week, we'll be doing cash buying for one area in the shop that really needs inventory. This week, it's SHOES .

We'll be buying shoes for cash all week- through Thursday, September 3rd. Check next week's newsletter to see what the next buy-for-cash department will be.

Get a $5.00 store credit to you any time you bring us a new shopper. It's easy. Just bring in your friends who've never tried N2N shopping. When they check out at the register, we'll give YOU a $5.00 credit on the spot.

THEN- at the end of the month (starting September 30th) we'll hold a drawing of names of everyone who brought us new shoppers. That winner gets a $50.00 store credit. Also, if you brought us the MOST new shoppers, you'll get a $50.00 store credit.

Let's work to get the word out: friends don't let friends shop retail!

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 isguaranteed. One-on-one instruction available or get some friends togetherfor 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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