Sunday, March 28, 2010

Next to Newsletter Monday- March 29, 2010

Good morning, everybody!

Wow, time's flying...Passover starts on Monday night, next Sunday is Easter, then there's Spring break. School will be out before you know it.
Now's the time to get your warm weather fashion bargains. N2N is full of shorts, capris, summery tops, sweet sun dresses... everything you need to ready yourself for the season.

Cleaning out closets? Here's the 411 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 me a call (my cell # is 770-539-1911) and we'll work out a time.

Don't Forget:

First Friday Sale
at Next to New
Storewide Half Price
Friday, April 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 the discount won't apply.

Hot Off the Presses

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 March 20. Click here to read Arthur's piece on email options.

My March 19 column is about the current legislation to add a bittering agent to antifreeze. Click here to go to it.

Crafty Fun

No Time for Flash Cards is a mommy blog with wonderfully creative ideas for crafting using common household items...don't you just hate when a craft project involves trips to Michael's, Home Depot AND Hobby Lobby? There are book reviews, cooking projects, songs and lots more. It's a great resource for families with preschoolers. Click here to check it out.


Local writer and bonne vivante Candice Dyer posted this video on her Facebook page at just the right time. I was having one of those "oh poor pitiful me" moments...then I saw this video about speaker Nick Vujicic and my attitude did a 180.

Click here to be amazed.

Clip Job

For all you coupon clippers out there, here's a good idea: BUY your coupons!

That's right- get your coupons on eBay! I tried it and was pleased- for $1.59, I got 100 coupons (and that included shipping.) One of the coupons was for a free bag of Hall's cough drops so that alone more than covered my cost.

The trick, as with all eBay transactions, is to check the seller's feedback and wait until the last minute or so to bid. Ask questions before you bid. I make sure the coupons have at least a month before they expire and are for nationally available products, not from stores that are only found in, say, Wyoming and Nebraska.

This comes compliments of my techie husband, Arthur:

One of his favorite places on the net is Giveaway of the Day.

Each day there's a different giveaway to download. It's mostly utilities and programs with games and screen savers thrown in for good measure.
I recently downloaded a $50.00 word processor geared to writers and poets...for FREE! The catch is you only have 24 hours to install and activate the featured program. Click here to check it out.


Riverside Military Academy presents "Little Shop of Horrors" on Wednesday, march 31 and Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 PM.

The performance includes a wide range of RMA students (including the pit band). Other cast members include North Hall's Suzanne Zoller and Rachel Glazer and GHS's Carrie Franklin.

The performance is in the Sandy Beaver Center Auditorium. There's no charge for admission.

Phoebe Cam

I love this webcam of little Phoebe the Channel Island Allen (California) Hummingbird and her nest. It goes off the air at night and back on at 7am Pacific time. Click here to visit with Phoebe.

Green Bean Casserole- from SCRATCH!

This Easter, try making this perennial family dinner classic without opening a single can! You'll be amazed at the difference.

2 (12 ounce) packages frozen French cut green beans
8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
3 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (2.8 ounce) can canned French fried onions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place green beans into a saucepan and fill with about 1/2 inch of water. Bring to a boil and steam until beans are tender but still bright green, about 5 minutes. Drain and toss with the mushrooms. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and parsley; cook and stir until onion is tender. Whisk in flour until blended, then mix in the lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in milk, stirring constantly, so that no lumps form and then stir in sour cream. Warm over medium heat until the sauce begins to bubble. Dump in the green beans and mushrooms, stirring to coat.

Remove from the heat and toss briefly with some of the Cheddar cheese and French fried onions, saving some of each to sprinkle over the top. Spoon into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and top with the reserved onions and cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese melts, about 15 minutes.

New Favorite Quote

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
--- Dorothy Parker

Next to New is now on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and join up. We'll be posting great deals when we find them during the week, giving out N2N coupons to our Facebook friends and linking to other great frugal sites. We'll have the Deal of the Day and any other Hot Flashes that come our way.

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. The winner for February was Dee Snow. Congrats, Dee!

Get a $5.00 store credit 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!

...and don't forget Senior Discount Day- each Monday, everyone 55 and over gets 30% off their cash purchases.

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...

So what's up with you?

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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Sunday 1-6

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We will see you at Riverside! We love your e-mails, The Woodall Family