Sunday, March 7, 2010

Next to Newsletter- Monday March 8, 2010

Thanks to everyone who made our First Friday Sale a resounding success! We had a great day and were thrilled to see so many of you in the shop. Be sure to mark your calendars for the next half price sale- all day Friday, April 2.

Starting this week: Monday is Senior Discount Day! If you're 55 or older, just let us know and we'll gladly take 30% off your entire cash purchase!

And for everybody else: 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.

Current 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 March 6. Click here to read Arthur's piece on printers and ink.

My March 5 column is about Family TIES Gainesville's parenting programs and it's upcoming fund raising fun run. Click here to go to it.

Now Showing

Gainesville High School presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". It is a one act musical comedy centering around a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School in Putnam County, NY. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. The spellers learn that winning isn't everything.

The play runs March 9-11 at 7:30 PM at the Warehouse on the GHS campus. Tickets can be purchased by emailing your request to The box office opens each night at 6:30 p.m.

Picture Perfect

Apartment Therapy is a great site, full of "why didn't I think of that?" decorating ideas. Click
for a surprisingly easy tutorial on transferring photos to canvas.

Mom Expo!

The Longstreet Clinic is sponsoring Mom Expo 2010, a free one-day conference and exhibition focused on moms and their families. It will be Saturday, March 13 from 10 AM- 3 PM at Chateau Elan in Braselton. It is expected to attract hundreds of attendees looking for services and products targeted to moms and young families. There will be a spring fashion show from Belk, cooking demos, maternity care info, kid's activities, door prizes and more.For more info click here to go to their Facebook fan page or email

Calling All Dog People!

Find all of National Geographic Channel’s premiere dog programming in one place. Start with videos from Nat Geo shows, both clips and full episodes. Then peruse what’s going on in the Nat Geo Dogs community in recent and recommended blog posts, as well as the latest discussions going on in the Dogs forum. Quick links take you to Nat Geo episodes and series pages including Dog Whisperer, DogTown, and Rescue Ink Unleashed, as well as relevant interactives and articles. Click here to check it out.

Also, our Ginger is in need of some professional training...if you're a trainer and would like to swap some training time for a N2N store credit or computer repair, please give me a call.

Bailey's Irish
Cream Fudge

This is the perfect St. Patrick's Day adults only, creamy and with that inimitable taste of Bailey's Irish Cream. I ran this in the Next to Newsletter a couple of years ago but it bears repeating.

4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1/2 pound butter
2 (12 ounce) packages milk chocolate chips

1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
2 (7 ounce) jars marshmallow crème
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
2 cups chopped nuts

Follow directions exactly. Set chocolate chips, marshmallow crème, vanilla extract, Bailey's and nuts in a very large bowl. Set aside for later. Bring butter, sugar and milk to a boil and then cook slowly for exactly 11 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour milk mixture over the other ingredients and stir slowly to blend. Do not use a mixer. Pour into a buttered 13 x 9-inch pan (I used a foil-covered, buttered cookie sheet) and chill very well. Cut when cold.

Wise Words

Weekly This a
nd That

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!

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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