Sunday, December 27, 2009

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Happy New Year!


2010 will be here in a few days. If one of your resolutions is to get organized, we'll be glad to help. Just clean out your closet (if you didn't wear it this year, you won't wear it next year) and come on over to N2N. We're doing sto
re credit buying Monday-Thursday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Out with the old, in with the next to new!

This week, all of our Christmas inventory is 50% OFF

There's also been a NEW mark down!

30% OFF YELLOW tags
75% OFF BLUE tags
CLEARANCE on GREEN tags

The Sidewalk rack is BACK! Check it out for awesome bargains on winter fashions!


This year, January's first Friday falls on New Year's Day. There's an old superstition that holds that whatever you do on the first day of the year, you'll do all year long. So...we'll be open on New Year's Day, hosting our First Friday Half Price Sale! Plus, we're holding the sale over through Saturday the 2nd...it's time to start making room for spring inventory!

First Friday Sale
Storewide H
alf Price
Friday, January 1 AND Saturday, January 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 th
e discount won't apply.

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 December 19th. Click here to read Arthur's piece on the latest in USB gadgets.

My December 25th column is about the challenges of raising a puppy.

Click here to read it.


#1 With a
Bullet

What was Billboard's #1 song on the day you were born? The day you got married? When I was born, it was Sh-Boom by the Crew Cuts. Click here to check back as far as 1940.

Free Flicks!


This went out earlier in the week as a Hot Flash but I'd thought I'd share it with those of you who aren't on the Hot Flash list, too:
Click here to go to Amazon.com and register. Use the code AVODGIFT. That gives you a $4.00 credit so you can watch a hot new release for free on your PC or TIVO. It's good until January 3. I think Rachel and I will watch Julie and Julia.


Uses for Old Pantyhose

Snags and runs can ruin an otherwise perfect pair of pantyhose or stockings. But even castoff pantyhose has its uses around the house. Before you toss them away in frustration-we've all been there-consider getting creative with one of the following tips and tricks for reuse. Click here to start reading.
I think I'm on a roll here...click here to read 12 uses for eggshells


...and packing peanuts...


...and old phone books...


Recipe of the Week

It was one of those days when I was determined to cook with what I had on hand...no dashing out to the store for celery or whatever. I started with chicken breasts. I went to A Year of Slow Cooking and worked from there. I found a recipe with an unlikely combination of ingredients, all of which were in my pantry. So, what the heck? It produced an amazingly fragrant, flavorful dish. I served it with couscous but it'd be great with rice, too.

Brown Sugar Chicken

--12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, or 6 boneless, skinless breast halves
--1 cup brown sugar
--1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (stay with me...)
--2/3 cup vinegar (I used white wine, but think regular white would be fine)
--3 cloves smashed and chopped garlic
--2 T soy sauce
--1 tsp ground black pepper

Use a 4 quart crockpot for this recipe.

Plop the chicken into your crockpot. Cover with the brown sugar, pepper, chopped garlic, and soy sauce. Add the vinegar, and pour in the soda. It will bubble!

Cover and cook on low for 6-9 hours, or on high for 4-5. The chicken is done when it is cooked through and has reached desired consistency. The longer you cook it, the more tender it will be.

Serve over white rice with a ladle full of the broth. You can also thicken some of the broth with cornstarch if you'd like to make a sauce.


Last Word



Weekly This and T
hat

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. November's winner was Pam Hudgins.



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 next2new@aol.com.


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.

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 computer will thank you. You can click here to go to his website.



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

Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

Sunday, December 20, 2009

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What's on Sale?

Monday- Tuesday: 30% OFF LADIES' PANTS

Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF MENSWEAR

CLOSED Christmas Day

Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF INFANTWEAR 0-24 months

Wish List

As usual, we need shoes and coats, kid's books and scrubs.

What else is on our wish list? We wish for health and happiness for each of you. We live in scary times but we're convinced that by working together, supporting each other and encouraging those who stumble, we'll get through this as a family. You have our love and best wishes for this and every holiday season.

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 December 19th. Click here to read Arthur's piece on the latest in USB gadgets.

My December 11th column is about creating holiday memories.

Click here to read it.

Light Up the Night

One treasured holiday activity for many families is to ride around and see the Christmas lights. There's downtown Gainesville and Green Street of course but that's just the start of it.
Click here to find other outstanding displays, both public and private, in the Hall County area. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and some gingersnaps, gather up the kids and hit the road!

Be a Life Saver!

Many people are reluctant to learn or perform CPR because they think it’s too difficult or they are apprehensive about doing mouth-to-mouth. Forty-four percent of adults say they would not perform CPR because they’re not confident in their ability, according to a national American Heart Association survey conducted in 2008.

However, there’s a two-step technique called Hands-Only CPR that we should all learn. The technique involves calling 9-1-1 and pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest until professional help arrives.

“For years the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest has been abysmal,” said Clyde Yancy, M.D., American Heart Association president. “Bystanders hold the key to increasing survival. We hope this campaign will break through the barriers people have when they see someone in cardiac arrest – so that anyone who hears this message can help save a life.”

To learn more about the technique, visit handsonlyCPR.org. This site, which was launched by the Ad Council and American Heart Association, offers valuable information and resources on the technique including an instructional video. The website also has a fun online tool called Hands Symphony where users can choose from a host of sounds created by different filmed hands to create their own track. You can send your track to friends and encourage them to create their own too.

Eggnog Truffles

  • 1 pound white baking chocolate, divided
  • 4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Imitation Rum Extract
  • Ground Nutmeg (for sprinkling)

Directions:

  1. Melt 8 ounces of the chocolate as directed on package. Beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, nutmeg and extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth. Add melted chocolate; beat until well mixed. Cover. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.
  2. Shape into 24 (about 3/4-inch) balls. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Refrigerate until ready to dip.
  3. Coat only 12 truffles at a time. Melt 4 ounces of the remaining chocolate in small microwavable bowl on MEDIUM, 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Using a fork, dip 1 truffle at a time into the chocolate. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Sprinkle truffles with nutmeg. Repeat with remaining 4 ounces chocolate and remaining truffles.
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Store truffles in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Makes 2 dozen.

Test Kitchen Tip: When dipping the truffles, do so in 2 batches (as directed above in Step 3) as the coldness of the truffles may cause the melted chocolate to harden.

Pajama Drama

If your kids are at all interested in theater, they'll love the "Pajama Drama," sponsored by the Gainesville High School drama department. It's a theater workshop for kids in grades 3-6. It's Jan. 29-30 at the Gainesville Performing Arts Center (The Ware House) at Gainesville High School.

It's a spend-the-night party full of theatre and dance exercises ending with a performance for the parents at pick-up time. It's well-supervised and SO much fun! Our Rachel participated in one when she was in grade school and had a great time. Tuition is $50. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. For more info, contact: ghstheatre@bellsouth.net.

Last Word
Weekly This and That

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. November's winner is Pam Hudgins.


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
next2new@aol.com.

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.

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 computer will thank you. You can click here to go to his website.


www.glazerthepctech.com (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

Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Next to Newsletter- Monday, December 14, 2009

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The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- December 14, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique


Morning, everybody!






The holidays are here! Tonight marks the 4th night of Hannukah and Christmas Eve is just 10 days away. It's going to be a busy, busy couple of weeks.


One thing you need to do is clean out some closets- make room for all the bounty that Santa's sure to bring! Here at N2N we're set and ready to go through your cast-offs. Let one of your stops be at N2N...drop off your bags and while you're running the rest of your errands, we'll sort through everything and have a store credit waiting for you when you get back!






Let's do the Wild Card Sale this week...you remember how it works: we have cards labeled with different 30% off departments-ladies' tops, infantwear, dresses, menswear...you get the idea. One card even wins you 30% off of your entire purchase.



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 December 5th. Click here to read Arthur's piece on taking out the trash on your computer.

My December 11th column is about making holiday memories. Click here to read it.


Free Holiday Music




Get a free holiday music sampler courtesy of iTunes. You’ll find 20 songs, including “O Come All Ye Faithful” as sung by Amy Grant and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” as sung by Rascal Flatts.



Plus, don’t forget about all of the great holiday music freebies on Amazon. You can still get Sampler Claus for free, as well as a classical holiday music sampler. And of course, there’s the 25 days of free holiday music on Amazon. Enjoy!




Puppy Up
date



We've had our puppy, Jake, for two weeks now and he's become one of the family. Even the cats have decided that they may let him stick around. Many of you have offered great advice and encouragement on raising a puppy...with folks like Madeline and Suzette, who needs the Dog Whisperer?

One thing everyone seems to be in agreement on is the need for crate training. Jake just spent his first night in his crate and it went well...no accidents and none of the whining we've experienced when he's been closed up in the bathroom.

His small crate will work for a while but I have a feeling this little guy is going to do some serious growing in the coming weeks. Anyone have a medium crate that they'd like to trade for either N2N store credit or a computer tune-up? Just call me for the credit (770-539-1911) or Arthur for the tune-up (770-540-5100).


...and this from Betty Burden, the best friend a homeless animal's ever had:



The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (about 15 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals for free'. This doesn't cost you a thing.

Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site. Please pass it along to people you know.
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/



Feeling Invisible?






Lisa Martin sent me this link to Nicole Johnson's "Invisible Woman" video. Take five minutes and watch this piece- you'll be glad you did. Click here to start.



N2N Family News





Kayanne and Abit Massey's grandson, Chandler, has been cast as Will Horton in NBC's Days of Our Lives. Chandler has guest-starred on Army Wives and One Tree Hill. Click here to see him performing his senior song at Norcross High School's graduation just last spring...things are happening fast for this talented young man. Congratulations, Chandler!



Tortugas (Turtle
s)




These are one of my favorite holiday candy gifts. They're so easy even the smallest child can have a hand in preparing them.

20 small mini pretzels

20 Rolos or caramel centered Hershey's Kisses

20 pecan halves

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on a parchment or foil lined cookie sheet. Place one chocolate covered caramel candy on each pretzel.

Bake for 4 minutes. While the candy is warm, press a pecan half onto each candy covered pretzel. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Last Word






Weekly this 'n' that






The Gainesville Evening Optimist Club's 53rd Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Fundraiser is in full swing. You'll find beautiful trees of all sizes and hand crafted wreaths at the tree lot on Browns Bridge Road next to Gallery (Wolfman's) Furniture.

The Gainesville Evening Optimist Club is dedicated to serving the kids of our area and your tree purchase helps further that mission. Stop by the tree lot any time...if there's no one there, you can just pick out your tree and drop a check through the "Honest John" slot in the door. How's that for easy?





It's heartwarming to see how many people step up to help others during this season of giving. We get lots of folks in shopping for needy families. May I make a suggestion? Why not give a N2N gift certificate as part of your Angel Tree gift?

We'll be glad to convert some of your store credit into a gift certificate or sell you a credit to use as part of your Christmas giving. You'll know the recipient will be able to find great fashions and learn about the many benefits of resale shopping at the same time.

Now, that's the gift that keeps on giving!




We're still collecting both essentials and goodies to send to SSgt Latessa Bortner in Saudi Arabia. So far, the response has been wonderful- you've donated enough for us to send six large flat rate priority boxes!

Here's what she said in her latest email: "We got another box from you yesterday - the parrot magnets were a hit! I also love the Georgia Tech ornaments (though I'm being kind of selfish and have them hanging above my bed so I can see them when I go to sleep instead of putting them on the tree in our work tent ) I can't wait to get back and give all of you a big hug, you just can't know how much your support has meant to me and all of my fellow airmen! "

Packages will be going out to Latessa each Wednesday so please keep the goodies coming in!







Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. November's winner is Pam Hudgins.








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 next2new@aol.com.






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.


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 computer will thank you. You can click here to go to his website.









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

Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6