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The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- September 21, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique

Hi, there!

Halloween will be here before you know it- stop by N2N to check out our costume rack and pick up a little inspiration...we have a red sequined dress that would make the perfect flapper costume. There's a beautiful vintage wedding dress waiting for the right corpse bride. There's one of cutest dinosaur costumes ever. Here's what Rachel put together a couple of years ago...all from items she found at N2N:

What's on Sale?

Monday-Tuesday:30% OFF Skirts
Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF Ladies' Tops
Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF Infantwear 0-24 months

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 September 12th. Click
here to read Arthur's piece on the art of returning faulty electronics. My September 18th column is about how some of the best things in life are surprises. Click here to read it.

Spotlight on: Stoned Elegance

Phyllis Crusoe is a multi-talented lady. In addition to a demanding career with Brenau University, she's also the CEO and chief designer for Stoned Elegance, a great source for custom jewelry at affordable prices.

She's making a gift for one of my girls (I can't say what and I can't say for whom) and I'm absolutely thrilled with the service, the quality and the price. She took my inarticulate description of what I had in mind and made it happen!

Phyllis Crusoe and friend

She also offers classes, repairs and free consultations. Go to
to see some of her lovely work.

Chicken Corn Casserole

2 1/2 cups cooked, diced chicken (chilled or frozen)

1 (11-oz) can Southwestern- or Mexican-style corn (undrained)

1 (10-oz) can mild diced tomatoes and green chiles (undrained)

1 cup corn muffin mix

1/4 cup light sour cream

1/4 cup light mayonnaise

1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
Combine all ingredients (except cheese) in medium bowl. Transfer mixture to baking dish. Bake 25 minutes.
Remove from oven, sprinkle cheese over top; bake 5 more minutes or until cheese melts. For best results, let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Lighted Glass Blocks

One of the most beautiful holiday craft decorations I've seen is a lighted glass block that I spotted at Cheryl's house a couple of years ago. She had purchased it at a church bazaar.

Using her block as a guide, we made several to sell at the Optimist Club Christmas Tree lot. We bought the blocks at Lowe's and Arthur, who grew up in the glass business, was kind enough to drill the holes for us. You can do your own drilling or order pre-drilled blocks off of the Internet. You can make Christmas decorations or, by using different ribbon, make an adorable nightlight for a baby's room. Click
here for detailed instructions.

Free Stage Tour

Check out the"Robin Hood" stage tour. See behind the scenes of
Gainesville Theatre Alliance WonderQuest's upcoming play.The tour is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22 at Pearce Auditorium on the Brenau University campus. It's free. For more information, call 678-717-3624.

Salt of the Earth

here to learn 60 uses for ordinary table sale. Thanks for the tip, Molly!

Great Introduction to Theater!

This sounds wonderful! The
Holly Theater in Dahlonega is offering "Peter Pan and Wendy" after-school workshops. They're for ages 8-13. Kids will rehearse the musical adaptation of the classic children's tale, make T-shirts, watch the movie "Peter Pan," learn stage movement and terminology, work with props and set pieces and perform. It's from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 28-Oct. 30, at the Holly's Black Box Theater (downstairs), 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Best of all, it's FREE! Registration is required and space is limited. Call 706-864-3759 for details.

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

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

We'll be buying scrubs for cash all week- through Thursday, September 24th. 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 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 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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