Sunday, September 27, 2009

Next to Newsletter- Monday, September 28, 2009

Next to Newsletter
The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- September 28, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique

Good morning!

What's that I see outside? Could it be? It is! SUNSHINE! After a week of gloomy, wet weather, it looks like that's behind us, for the short term at least.

We were heartened by the number of people who came to N2N to shop for families who had lost all of their belongings in the floods in counties south of here. We want to help, too. We'll be glad to offer our employee discount (20%) to anyone who's buying to help a displaced family- just let us know.

We've also established the N2N FLOOD FUND. If you'd like to donate some of your store credit to the fund to help these unfortunate folks, we'll match the amount (if you donate a $10 credit, then N2N will also donate $10) We will hand them out in increments of $25 per family member to help folks get back of their feet. Please help out if you can. We're all in this together...

What's on Sale?

Let's do the Wild Card Sale. Pick a card to find out where your 30% off discount is. It could be pants and shorts, shoes and bags, infant wear, dresses and sets, even storewide...who knows? And we believe in do-overs. If you don't like your first card, feel free to draw again!

Mark Your Calendar!

Storewide Half Price Sale

Friday, October 2

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.

Got List/Want List

Last week, our cash buying was for scrubs and, boy, did we get scrubs! We've added an extra rack to hold them all. Mostly, we bought M/L/XL pieces (both tops and bottoms.) Stop by soon for the best selection.

What we need: Coats and jackets. With cool weather moving in, we're selling them as fast as we can put them out. Don't forget to check the coat closet when you're putting together your items to bring to N2N!

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 September 26th. Click
here to read Arthur's piece on the pitfalls of home computer repair.

My September 18th column is about how some of the best things in life are surprises. Click here to read it.

Coming soon...

North Hall High School's Hollow Horse Players present the romantic
comedy "Almost, Maine." Playwright John Cariani explores the mysteries of the human heart. On a Friday night in the middle of winter, residents of a small, mythical town in far northern Maine are falling in and out of love at an alarming rate. Knees are getting bruised; hearts are getting broken...but the bruises heal and hearts mend-almost. "Almost, Maine" will leave you spent from laughter and thoroughly warmed from the inside out.

Performances are on Oct 1 and 3 at 7:30 pm in the NHHS theater, 4885 Mt. Vernon Road. Tickets are $5. For more information call 983-7331 ext 7250.

Gainesville High School's drama department presents"West Side Story," on Oct. 6-8 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5.00. E-mail or get tickets at GHS the days of the show.

Books for Soldiers helps supply soldiers with reading materials during downtimes where they are restricted from traveling. If you have a few books to spare, you might want to consider sending a few to this worthwhile organization.

The site reminds us that mail call days are the most anticipated when you’re deployed. So along with the books, consider sending a thank you card along. If you’re unsure about what to send, where to send it or which type of box to use, the site has all the information you need. The site answers many FAQs you may have, and also provides a place to donate if you’d rather do that.

Like many other sites, you can also find them on Facebook.


Looking for one of those guilty pleasure websites to click around on when you really should be doing something more productive? Molly told me about and now I check it every day. This celebration of the dull and mundane offers an honest alternative to the fake kingdoms of Facebook updates and Twitter banter and allows users to admit that their life isn't the non-stop party they'd like it to be. Here the ordinary is honored, the tedious chores no one would dare tweet - such as the separation of forks, spoons and knives in dishwasher compartments - are pored over and a life without thrills is admitted to, with each post's averageness commented and voted on. Some entries are sweet, some poignant, some funny, and some just downright puzzling.

Here's my current favorite: "Today, while at the Botanical Gardens, I read a sign that said 'Frog Parking Only. All others will be toad.' Highlight of my day. MLIA."

Click here to check out the averageness.

Worth Repeating

Last week, Cheryl brought in some of her Peanut Butter Pie. I'd forgotten how good it is. A lot of folks have signed up for the newsletter since we ran the recipe a couple of years ago, so here it is again. You can find it and lots of other Next to Newsletter recipes in
Recipes for Molly in Mississippi, a blog I put together for our oldest daughter when she moved to Jackson last summer.

Peanut Butter Pie

1 Graham Cracker Crust

4 oz. Light Cream Cheese, softened

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (I use extra crunchy)

1/3 cup of sugar or 8 packs of Equal

1/3 cup peanuts, chopped (optional)

1 8 oz. Container Light or Sugar Free Cool Whip

Mix all ingredients well and sprinkle with nuts if desired. Pour into crust and chill. Serve with additional Cool Whip.

N2N Family News

Rachel Glazer

After auditions last Saturday in Warner Robbins, N2N's Rachel Glazer was chosen to perform in the Opening Number of the 2010 Georgia Thespian Conference in Columbus next February.

Rachel is a sophomore at North Hall High School and a member of Thespian Troupe 6025. Break a leg, Rach!

This week's "duh!" moment

"Gee, it's a shame these things don't come with something to keep the sun outta my eyes!"

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 MEN'S JEANS.

We'll be buying jeans for cash all week- through Thursday, October 1st. 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'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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