Sunday, January 31, 2010

Next to Newsletter- Monday, February 1, 2010

Whether General Lee sees his shadow or not, we have the fashions for the season! There's a great selection of warm winter duds and an equally impressive group of spring fashions. Six more weeks of winter or an early spring?

Either way, you win!


Something will be an extra 30% off each day at N2N. I just can't decide what. Check back here on the Next to newsletter, stop by N2N or give us a call and we'll let you know what's the special that day.
Monday-Thursday: 30% OFF Infantwear 0-24 months

First Friday Sale
Storewide Half Price

Friday, February 5
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 the 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 January 23rd. Click
here to read Arthur's piece on cleaning out and speeding up your computer.

I took a week off from column writing because my asthma was acting up. I'll be back on February 5th with a piece about-- what else?-- asthma. In lieu of a new column, click here to go to one of my old favorites. It's about Bigfoot, of all things.


National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 5. It’s your chance to show off a favorite red dress or shirt to support for women’s heart disease awareness. Guys can also participate by wearing a red tie or shirt.

Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women. Awareness is increasing thanks to events like National Wear Red Day. However, studies have shown that many women still underestimate their risk of getting heart disease. Even when women are concerned, many still struggle to control risk factors for heart disease.

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), risk factors for heart disease include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Being physically inactive
  • Having a family history of early heart disease
  • Age (55 or older for women)

It’s important that women begin working to protect themselves against heart disease as early as their teen years. A surprising 80% of women 40 to 60 years old have one or more risk factors for heart disease. According to research compiled by the NHLBI, just one risk factor doubles your chance of developing heart disease.

After menopause, women are even more prone to heart disease due to a decline in estrogen. Early menopause, whether natural or from surgery, means you’re twice as likely to develop heart disease as women the same age who haven’t gone through menopause.

Four of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease will reduce your risk by 82%: eat right, be physically active, don’t smoke, and keep a healthy weight.

Visit NHLBI for more tools and resources to help prevent heart disease. And remember to wear red on February 5!

Mom cards!

Business cards aren't just for there are Mommy Cards. These are basically personalized business cards for moms and families with your address, phone number and email address.When you think about how often you scribble out your contact info, these cards will soon become indispensable. Moms, get 100 Mommy Cards for $1.99 plus shipping (starts at around $4) from Vistaprint.

I've used Vistaprint for years and I've always been pleased with their superior products and customer service. Here's a tip- don't pay extra for speedy shipping. Their regular shipping option is actually much faster than they'll have your cards in no time!

Read It Forward: Pick from 3 FREE New Books

Do you love to read? As part of the Read it Forward program from Crown Publishing you can request one of the three books below for free. No purchase necessary.

Sweet Doggie Dreams

Although I'm not very crafty, I certainly appreciate those who are. Some crafting genius came up with this idea- a cozy dog bed created from a men's XL cable knit sweater! Click here to see instructions.

Chicken Nachos

Nachos are a perennial favorite at the Glazer house. Click here for a great recipe for crockpot chicken nachos from Stephanie O'Dea. She started out in January 2008, blogging about her goal of using a crockpot every day for a year in her Year of Slow Cooking blog.

In typical Cinderella fashion, that led to guest appearances on Good Morning America and a cookbook deal (shades of "Julie and Julia") Even though she's no longer crockpot cooking and blogging on a daily basis, her blog is still up and it's a great addition to your favorites section. Also, if you have gluten issues, it's a great resource- all of her recipes are gluten free (with modifications for those of us who aren't)

Good Advice

Weekly This and That

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit.

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

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1705 Cleveland Hwy.
Gainesville, GA 30501

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