Sunday, January 24, 2010

Next to Newsletter- Monday, January 25, 2010

Brrrrr! If the return of bitter weather caught you a bit by surprise, stop by N2N to stock up on warm, cozy gear. We've gotten in so much this week...lots of plus sizes, misses, juniors, kidswear, ADORABLE infantwear, shoes. We're also busy putting out spring fashions, too. There's something for everyone!

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

Thinking about cleaning out some closets? Remember our mantra:
Recycle Reuse Resale!

Here's a refresher on our buying program:
Do the first cut for us. Don't bring anything with problems...spots, stains, smelly, know the drill.

We do our store credit buying Monday thru Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. You don't need an appointment but our buying is on a first come, first served basis so you may have to wait a few minutes (Hint: we have TWO buyers here on Monday and Wednesday so if you're pressed for time, those days are your best bet.)
As a rule, we don't buy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There's often only one employee in the shop and it's impossible to give our customers the attention they deserve if we're up front buying. Thanks for understanding.

We want to buy your clothes. If your schedule prevents you from coming in during normal buying hours, just give us a call and we'll work out a time.

Computer Care

My husband, Arthur, writes the Computer Care column for the Times. He also runs Computer House Calls, repairing and optimizing computers, offering instruction and all that other techie stuff. He's one of the best.

Recently, we've barely seen him- he's been covered up with calls, mostly involving viruses, spyware and malware. This week, he took a break from writing his twice a month column so I thought this might be a good time to re-run one of his past columns...the one dealing with viruses and malware. Click here to
read it. And here's another good one about viruses...

Internet Safety

Straight Talk about Internet Safety Seminar is at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Lakeview Academy student center. Parents can learn how to set boundaries and put parental controls on iPods, cell phones, computers and gaming systems. For more information, call 770-531-2609.

Some Enchanted Evening

Gainesville Park and Rec's Daddy Daughter Dances are coming up soon. The dance for grades 7 and older is Feb. 9; for grades 4-6, Feb. 11 and for grades preK-3, Feb. 12.

Registration ends Feb.3.The cost is $20 per person. To register or for more information, contact the Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. You can click
here to register online or call 770-531-2680

FREE Veggie Tales

Click here to get a Veggie Tales video for free- just pay $2.99 shipping. My girls loved these videos when they were growing up and now they're an essential component in Rachel's baby sitting kit.
I also saw a couple of Veggie Tales DVDs at the Just $2.00 store (on Shallowford Rd.) a few days ago for...that's right...just $2.00!


Have you lost a bluetooth headset? We've found it!
Just stop by any time during business hours to claim it.

Falconry Primer

This sounds SO cool: Learn about falconry with Buster Brown of the Georgia Falconry Association. 2-5 p.m. Feb. 7, Smithgall Woods Conservation Park, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Preregistration is required. Fee is $20 for adults; kids are free. There is a $5 parking fee. For more information, call 706-878-3087. Pat and Ron, this looks like something your Scouts would enjoy!

Crescent Layer Bars

Canned crescent dinner rolls are SO versatile! I use them as crusts for pot pies, in last week's muffin tin quiches and now here's a great dessert recipe with crescent rolls as it's base. Also they're currently on sale at Ingles for $1.00 (plus they're offering triple coupons this week!) and you can click here to print a coupon for additional savings.


1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1 cup white vanilla baking chips

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup slivered almonds

1 cup cashew halves and pieces

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)


Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark pans). Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan.

If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough. Place in pan; press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust.
Bake 5 minutes.

Remove partially baked crust from oven. Sprinkle vanilla chips, chocolate chips, almonds and cashews evenly over crust. Pour condensed milk evenly over top.

Return to oven; bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan. Cool 1 hour. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.

Quick Stitchin'

Judging from the sales at N2N, scarves are the hottest (and warmest) accessories out there right now, and they are a wonderfully easy project to complete. Any way you look at it, scarves rock. Click here to find the pattern for a quick, easy basket stitch crocheted scarf.

Weekly This and That

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. December's winner was Teresa Ruiz .

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

Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

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