Sunday, April 18, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, April 19, 2010

Good Morning!

It's another day of golden opportunity! The seasons seem to have leapfrogged straight from winter to summer. Here at N2N we're in high cotton...cotton tops, shorts, sun dresses, capris...everything you need for this wonderful warm weather.

It's been an amazing buying week. There's something for everyone- plus sizes, infantwear, some beaded formals in size XL if you're looking for a last minute prom dress, Chico's fashions in size large and XL (or as Chico's says it, 3 and 3.5), teen wear (all the much-loved mall brands) in XS and S, unusual costume jewelry and a wall full of toddler fashions. Lisa and her team have out-done themselves in getting these things processed and out on the floor. Thanks, thanks, thanks!

What's on Sale?
Monday- Tuesday: 30% OFF Ladies' Skirts
Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF Shoes
Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF Infantwear 0-24 months

Hot off the press!

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 April 17th. Click here to read Arthur's piece on file sharing. BTW- do you have computer questions and you're not sure who to ask? Drop Arthur an email (
or give him a call at 770-540-5100. He'll be happy to help. Don't hesitate to call- he lives for this stuff.

My April 16th column is about learning how to loosen the apron strings. Click here to go to it.

Whatta deal!
On Thursday, April 22nd, Walgreens will have their print cartridge refills on sale for just $1! (These are normally $12.99.) There is a coupon in this week’s ad and it is good on black and color ink.

I refill my ink at Walgreens and I have always been happy with the quality. Make sure you check to see if they refill the cartridges for your printer here.

Now Playing and Coming Attractions

Improv This!, North Hall High School's improvisation team, presents a showcase of off-the-cuff talent featuring the senior members. Think "Whose Line Is It Anyway" with a hometown twist. The performance is Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 pm in the school theatre. Admission is $5.00

North Hall High School's Hollow Horse Players present Stephen Schwartz and John Caird's "Children of Eden", a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith freely based on the story of Genesis. It is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-
old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the Father who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: "the hardest part of love is letting go."

Dates are April 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm and May 1 and May 2 at 2:30 pm at Brenau University's Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center

Tickets are $8.00. For more information call 770-983-7331 ext. 7250

West Hall High School's Spartan Players present "Thoroughly Modern Millie", a story of a small-town girl who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China. Shows are at 7 p.m. April 29- May 1 and 2:30 p.m. May 2 Performances will be in the high school theatre at 5506 McEver Road in Oakwood. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For info call 770-967-9826, ext. 350.

Cleaning for a Reason

If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - one time per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.
Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service.

This organization serves the entire USA and currently has
547 partners to help. Click here to learn more and, please, pass the word on.

Wise Words

SMITH Magazine, the online community for personal storytelling, posed the challenge: Can you tell your life story in six words? Tens of thousands of people responded, and the six-word memoir was born.

Forty-two years ago the only advice famous fictional graduate Dustin Hoffman needed came in one word: plastics. Since then, the world has gotten a little more complicated. Thankfully, though, some of the best advice remains the simplest. Thousands shared the favorite half-dozen words of wisdom they've either given or received. Here are a some favorites:

Books and dogs make good companions.

Forget head, heart. Go with gut.

Greatest things in life aren't things.

When cookies are passed, take one.

Life's a rummage sale. No returns.

Love unlovely; they need it most.

Moderation in all things (including moderation).

So what's your six word memoir? Send it in and we'll share it with the N2N community...come on, don't be shy! Here, I'll go first. This isn't original and I don't know who said it but it's served me well throughout the years:

Living safe ain't living at all.

Now, it's your turn. Send your contributions to

Also...I don't want to get preachy, but this is one of the best pieces I've ever read on how to treat other people. It's by the Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Zaslow, the columnist who introduced us to Randy Pausch and the Last Lecture. Click here.

Beer for Breakfast?

This is great to have in the recipe file when the family's begging for pancakes and you're out of milk...use beer!

If you imagine beer pancakes would taste bitter and foamy, you're oh so wrong! Only the sweetness of beer goes to these pancakes, and their foam yields the softest, fluffiest pancakes you'll ever imagine. Don't worry about getting high, as the alcoholic content evaporates during cooking.

Click here to see the recipe.

Next to New Friends and Family News

Kudos to Beverly Penland's son, Tyler. He's been accepted at Georgia Tech! Tyler's a senior at White County High School. We've known him since he was just a little muchkin and we join his parents and grandparents in congratulating this talented, hard-working young man!

Happy, happy belated birthday (April 16th) to N2N's Cheryl Hughes! Sorry I didn't have it in last week's newsletter- I'm blaming it on the pollen!

Speaking of Cheryl: her daughter, Lindsay, is an EMT and a paramedic student at Lanier Tech. Last week she got to show off her acting skills as one of the "victims" in the “Fatal Vision,” program put on by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Click here to see the Times article.

(Have Friends and Family news? Email it, along with a picture if possible, to

Weekly This and 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 March was Bonnie Pershing. Congratulations, Bonnie!

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 friend
s 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...

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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