Sunday, December 27, 2009

Next to Newsletter- Monday, December 28, 2009

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

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'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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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