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The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter." -Carol Bishop Hipps
To repeat a Hot Flash that we sent out earlier in the week- if you know anyone who needs Large/ XL/1X/2X maternity clothes, please send them to N2N ASAP! We've gotten in beautiful maternity wear, mostly in larger sizes.
What's on Sale?
Let's celebrate FALL COLORS this week!
Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF anything mostly ORANGE
Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF anything mostly YELLOW
Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF anything mostly RED
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 October 24th. Click here to read Arthur's piece on when you should consider reformatting your hard drive...and how to do it yourself.
My Oct. 16th column is about the late, great Lola Glazer. Click here to read it.
BlueMountain.com, the Starfall reading program is designed to be fun, exciting and confidence-building for young children as they learn to read. Similar to early-reading software you install on your computer (which can cost $15 to $30), the free program helps teach literacy through games. The graphics, sounds and content at Starfall.com are so outstanding you really need to check it out—even if you don’t have any kids around.
Made possible through the vision of the Polis-Schutz family, who created the electronic greeting card company
HELP WHIP CANCER in OCTOBER
From Oct. 1-31 only, you can purchase pink Pampered Chef products online while supplies last. For each item sold, a $1 donation will be made to the American Cancer Society®. Go to www.pamperedchef.biz/JanJanskitchen and click on Help Whip Cancer Products, then click on Help Whip Cancer Online Exclusives and place your order! It's that easy.
Want to know more about Pampered Chef? Contact Janice Welborn, our local Pampered Chef Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you're like me and tend to be suspicious, this site has been investigated and confirmed by snopes .com- click here to read their report.Here's the web site- please pass it along to people you know:http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
Stop by KFC on Monday (10/26) to get a FREE piece of Kentucky Grilled Chicken. No purchase necessary and no coupon required. Yummy!
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief to communities throughout the United States. Each month's menu is different and consists of both fresh and frozen items. There are no applications to complete, no membership fees, no income limits, and no limit to the number of boxes you can purchase.
Best Illusion Ever
Arthur sent us this video that claims to be the best illusion ever. It's just a tad creepy- perfect for Halloween week. Click here to check it out.
There are some things I've never even thought about making from scratch- lollypops, cornflakes, vanilla wafers and, yes, tortillas. Then I came across this recipe and I thought, "Hey, maybe I can make that after all." The resulting tortillas are soft and tasty...give them a try and let me know what you think.
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons lard (or shortening or margarine)
1 1/2 cups water
Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the lard with your fingers until the flour resembles cornmeal. Add the water and mix until the dough comes together; place on a lightly floured surface and knead a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a well-floured rolling pin to roll a dough ball into a thin, round tortilla. Place into the hot skillet, and cook until bubbly and golden; flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side. Place the cooked tortilla in a tortilla warmer or wrap in a towel; continue rolling and cooking the remaining dough.
Note: this recipe can be easily halved to make just a dozen tortillas.
N2N Family News
Last Saturday, N2N's Rachel Glazer placed 1st in Humorous Interpretation and 1st in Dramatic Interpretation at a debate tournament held at Gainesville High School. Rachel is a sophomore at North Hall High School.
Weekly this 'n' that
Our first week of collecting both essentials and goodies to send to SSgt Latessa Bortner in Saudi Arabia was a huge success- last Wednesday we shipped off a 15-lb. package full of hard candies, nuts, chips, games, toiletries and greeting cards. We're going to try to send out a package each week so please remember Latessa when you're in the grocery store- just pick up a non-chocolate treat such as Jolly Ranchers or flavorings for bottled water. You can scroll down to last week's blog for a complete wish list.
This week, why not get your kids to draw pictures for Latessa? Her mom, Brenda, says her room is bare so let's decorate it with drawings thanking her for her service! Just drop them off at N2N and be sure to sign the card we have for her. Packages will be going out each Wednesday.
Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. September's winner is JANET MORLEY.
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 email@example.com.
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, October 29th. 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 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!
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.
www.glazerthepctech.com (770) 540-5100
If you run across any exceptional bargains or impressive new products, let us know. We'll put the word out!