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

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 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)


  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:

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

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. (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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