Sunday, August 29, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, August 30, 2010


Sorry this newsletter is a little late in going out to you. I spent the weekend at the Georgia District Optimist Conference in Callaway Gardens.
What a treat! I guess I could have worked on the newsletter while I was there but, in all honesty, I spent all my spare time at the Butterfly Center and wandering around the gardens. I recommend it highly.
Now, back to work...


What's On Sale?


We've just done a MAJOR markdown!

PINK tags- 30% OFF
YELLOW tags- 75% OFF
BLUE tags- Clearance

Be sure to check out the new sidewalk rack-
bargains, bargains bargains!

There's also a 75% off RED DOT Shoe Sale on the sidewalk!

and then on Friday...


First Friday Sale

Storewide Half Price
Friday, September 3
10 AM-8 PM (Yes! 8 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.


Wish List


Outerwear for everyone
Plus Sizes
Kid's books and DVDs


Latest Columns


My husband, Arthur, and I each write twice-a-month columns for The Times here in Gainesville. His deal with computing and technology issues. Mine deal with whatever strikes my fancy.

Arthur's latest was published on August 21. Click
here to read his top tips for making your PC run smoother.




My August 20th column is about courage and camaraderie of utility workers.
Click here to read it.

Click here to see a slide show of the Kylan Warren memorial motorcycle ride.


Dog Days


Click here to see a dog try to keep his own leg from stealing his bone.
Doggie therapy, anyone?




And while we're on the topic of dogs, click here to see the amazing work of Art by Angie. She does wonderful pet portraits.


Here's the painting she did of our Lola.
It's not too early to start shopping for the person who has everything.


Meet Marcia Brody


...from North, South Carolina. I think we're related. Click here.


And I think to myself what a wonderful world...


Click here for a shadow puppet show built around Louis Armstrong's
"What a Wonderful World."


Don't Forget: Goodies for Eric


Loretta Roper has been a N2N shopper for years and years. Seems like just yesterday she was looking for school clothes for her son, Eric. A blink of the eye and now he's serving with our Army in Afghanistan.

Loretta writes this about his deployment: "He is in an area of Afghanistan that is 130-145 degrees. (And we thought WE were having a heat wave! -tg) The barracks has air conditioning when it works. Even when the air conditioning works the room stays hot and dusty. He told me he has to stay in uniform all the time, even when he is sleeping."

If you'd like to send him a note of thanks and encouragement, his address is:

SPC Brian Eric Roper
FOB Lindsey 2
29th BSC
525BFSB
APO AE 09355

Here at N2N, we feel a responsibility to do what we can to make Eric's time in service as comfortable as possible. In conjunction with the Optimist Club, we'll be signing cards and collecting items to send to Eric.

Suggested items include: instant French Roast coffee, vanilla or other flavored powdered creamer, Skittles, Starburst, Werthers hard caramels, peppermints, chewing gum (any kind), disposable cameras, word search books, Hydrocortozone cream, Johnson's baby powder with corn starch and phone cards.

Eric likes magazines related to cars and motorcycles. His mom writes: "He loves old cars and enjoys working on vehicles. Eric does some truck maintenance for the Army and drives the fuel truck, which he uses to fuel Army vehicles."

Just bring your contributions to N2N and be sure to sign the card at the register while you're there. We'll be sending out our next package on Thursday. Considering this young man's sacrifice, it's the least we can do.


Thornhedge Peach Slaw


Now here's something a little different. It's a refreshing summer slaw that blends the flavor of peaches, savoy cabbage, red bell peppers and pecans. Click here to give it a try.


Wise Words


"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."

---Maya Angelou


Weekly this 'n' that


N2N wants you to like us...on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and click "like" to join up. We post great deals when we find them during the week and link to other great frugal sites. We have the Deal of the Day and Hot Flashes...you sure don't want to miss out on that!

We'll be doing more drawings for credits and other goodies on a regular basis, so be sure to get in on the action!


Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. The latest winner was Lila Wade. Congratulations, Lila!

Click here to see a mockumentary on the migration of the plastic bag.



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 to use on your next visit.

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.



N2N has resumed cash buying! Here's how it works: for cash, we're purchasing only name brand, mall brand and better fashions. We're only taking in-season pieces (fall/winter). They must be in perfect condition and have been bought new less than 3 years ago.

Just give me a call at the shop (770-534-9070) or on my cell (770-539-1911) I'll need to set up an appointment since I'm currently the only one who is doing the cash buying. I'm giving preference to areas of the shop that have the quickest turn-over in inventory- plus sizes, maternity, men's casual wear, shoes and school clothes.

Of course, we're still continuing the store credit buying and the amount we pay is about 30% more than the cash. No appointment's necessary for credit- just stop in anything Monday- Thursday between 10 and 4.

Cash or store credit- either way, we all win!

Malware Alert!



Arthur says he has seen more types of malware (mal for bad, ware for software) lately than viruses. Be sure you have the proper protection in place. Don't assume just because you have an anti-virus utility installed, it will take care of malware. It may not.
Call Arthur for an appointment if you suspect a malware infection. Even better, call him before you get one and make sure it doesn't happen to you.
His rates are affordable and, really, can you afford to have an infected computer?



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
770-534-9070
Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, August 23, 2010


As we wind our way through the dog days of summer, it's time to start thinking about fall. Here at N2N we've already started getting ready for brisk weather- come take a look at all the wonderful fall fashions! Coats, sweaters, pants, skirts- there are great bargains for the whole family!

What's On Sale?


Let's do the wild card sale again...with a whole new deck of cards! This time we'll be adding categories like "30% off anything blue" and "30% off anything that starts with the first letter of your name." We're still coming up with categories.Any suggestions?

As always, there will be one card with 30% off your entire purchase!


Wish List


Outerwear for everyone
Plus Sizes
Kid's books and videos (both VHS and DVD)


Latest Columns


My husband, Arthur, and I each write twice-a-month columns for The Times here in Gainesville. His deal with computing and technology issues. Mine deal with whatever strikes my fancy.

Arthur's latest was published on August 21. Click
here to read his top tips for making your PC run smoother.




My August 20th column is about courage and camaraderie of utility workers.
Click here to read it.

Click here to see a slide show of the Kylan Warren memorial motorcycle ride.


Experiencing Teen Drama Overload? Blame Biology


Tweens and teens can go through developmental changes that can be exasperating for parents and can make them feel ineffective. Click here to hear experts talk about those trying teen years and how parents can learn to cope more effectively while their child moves toward adulthood.

Josh's Band


Okay, I know it's really just a commercial for T-Mobile, but it's also an amazing coming together of 1,107 people to form a band...and a darn good one, too!
Click here.


Goodies for Eric


Loretta Roper has been a N2N shopper for years and years. Seems like just yesterday she was looking for school clothes for her son, Eric. A blink of the eye and now he's serving with our Army in Afghanistan.

Loretta writes this about his deployment: "He is in an area of Afghanistan that is 130-145 degrees. (And we thought WE were having a heat wave! -tg) The barracks has air conditioning when it works. Even when the air conditioning works the room stays hot and dusty. He told me he has to stay in uniform all the time, even when he is sleeping."

If you'd like to send him a note of thanks and encouragement, his address is:

SPC Brian Eric Roper
FOB Lindsey 2
29th BSC
525BFSB
APO AE 09355

Here at N2N, we feel a responsibility to do what we can to make Eric's time in service as comfortable as possible. In conjunction with the Optimist Club, we'll be signing cards and collecting items to send to Eric.

Suggested items include: instant French Roast coffee, vanilla or other flavored powdered creamer, Skittles, Starburst, Werthers hard caramels, peppermints, chewing gum (any kind), disposable cameras, word search books, Hydrocortozone cream, Johnson's baby powder with corn starch and phone cards.

Eric likes magazines related to cars and motorcycles. His mom writes: "He loves old cars and enjoys working on vehicles. Eric does some truck maintenance for the Army and drives the fuel truck, which he uses to fuel Army vehicles."

Just bring your contributions to N2N and be sure to sign the card at the register while you're there. We'll be sending out our next package on Thursday. Considering this young man's sacrifice, it's the least that we can do.




A Dress A Day


Marisa Lynch set herself a challenge: Transform 365 unattractive frocks in 365 days, for $365. Just before her 30th birthday, she got laid off. To some, losing a job means hitting the streets with a resume or wallowing in grief. But for Marisa, it meant getting the sewing machine out and upcycling thrifted fashions. Every day.

“I was just in this not-feeling-good, crummy kind of mood, and I didn’t know how to kick it,” says Marisa. That’s when Marisa saw the movie, Julie & Julia. “[Julie] was finding something to do every day that made her feel great. I was jealous. I thought, I want to find that.”

Thus, New Dress A Day entered the blogosphere. The task: To make a new fashion piece a day — on a budget of a dollar a day — for an entire year.


Looking for Love?

Our friend Ellen New, a one-woman animal rescue league, sent us the info on these two awesome dogs.


The first, an elkhound mix, was found as a stray. She's sweet, affectionate, appears to be housebroken and is probably 4-6 years old. Her current foster family desperately needs to place her...please don't let her go to a shelter.



Louie is a sweet dog, too. He will grow to be a medium dog- 45 to 65 pounds. He's a shepherd mix with possibly some Aussie- who knows? He has a loving disposition and will be like Velcro if he is ever adopted!

Interested? Want to know more? Email Ellen at myaussies@windstream.net.


What's for Dinner?


“In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted.…And sometimes the meal is the only currency that is real.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

From Woman's Day: In the bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, author Elizabeth Gilbert travels the world to rediscover herself—and her appetite for life. Reeling from a messy divorce and unbearable depression, Gilbert picks up the pieces while guided by three simple words: eat, pray, love.

Seeking pleasure from Italy’s cultural delights, spiritual guidance at an ashram in India and harmony on the Indonesian island of Bali, Gilbert’s yearlong journey spoke to our hearts, our souls—and of course, our stomachs. And now, with the story adapted for the big screen, what better time to eat through an incredible journey of our own?

From a classic Neapolitan pizza to a slow-cooked vegetable curry, Woman's Day rounded up a dozen dazzling recipes inspired by Gilbert’s travels. Click here to take a look.


Happy Birthday, Rachel!


Sweet 16!

Click here to see Joan Baez perform her version of "Forever Young"...a wish for our daughters (and sons) at any age.

Wise Words


All the lessons of history in four sentences:

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.
The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small.
The bee fertilizes the flower it robs.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

- Charles A. Beard

Weekly this 'n' that


N2N wants you to like us...on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and click "like" to join up. We post great deals when we find them during the week and link to other great frugal sites. We have the Deal of the Day and Hot Flashes...you sure don't want to miss out on that!

We'll be doing more drawings for credits and other goodies on a regular basis, so be sure to get in on the action!



Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. The latest winner was Lila Wade. Congratulations, Lila!


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 to use on your next visit.

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.



N2N has resumed cash buying! Here's how it works: for cash, we're purchasing only name brand, mall brand and better fashions. We're only taking in-season pieces (fall/winter). They must be in perfect condition and have been bought new less than 3 years ago.

Just give me a call at the shop (770-534-9070) or on my cell (770-539-1911) I'll need to set up an appointment since I'm currently the only one who is doing the cash buying. I'm giving preference to areas of the shop that have the quickest turn-over in inventory- plus sizes, maternity, men's casual wear, shoes and school clothes.

Of course, we're still continuing the store credit buying and the amount we pay is about 30% more than the cash. No appointment's necessarty for credit- just stop in anything Monday- Thrursday between 10 and 4.

Cash or store credit- either way, we all win!

Malware Alert!



Arthur says he has seen more types of malware (mal for bad, ware for software) lately than viruses. Be sure you have the proper protection in place. Don't assume just because you have an anti-virus utility installed, it will take care of malware. It may not.

Call Arthur for an appointment if you suspect a malware infection. Even better, call him before you get one and make sure it doesn't happen to you.
His rates are affordable and, really, can you afford to have an infected computer?


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
770-534-9070
Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, August 16, 2010

From Rachel: Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Sweet 16 Sale and made it possible for me to get my first car! You proved what I've always known- N2N isn't just a business, it's a family.

I love you all so much!

From Teressa: Ditto!



What's On Sale?


Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF Menswear

Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF Ladies' Pants, Shorts and Capris

Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF Ladies' Dresses and Sets


Latest Columns


My husband, Arthur, and I each write twice-a-month columns for The Times here in Gainesville. His deal with computing and technology issues. Mine deal with whatever strikes my fancy.

Arthur's latest was published on August 7th. Click
here to read his review of Google Chrome.

My August 6th column is about the bittersweetness that accompanies the first day of school. Click here to read it.


Looking for Love

Here's this week's spotlight on a couple of the adorable pets available at the Hall County Animal Shelter on Barber Road.


This serene fellow would love to add a little Zen-like placidity to your life...but I bet he can play chase-the-laser pointer light with the best of them! Click here to learn more.


This is Lizzie. Click here to read about this sweet little beagle mix.
Bring in your adoption form from any area shelter (within one week of the adoption) and get a $10.00 N2N store credit...
just our way thanking you for saving a life!


Click here to go to the Animal Rescue Site. When you get to the home page, there is a button...each click donates 6/10 of a bowl of food to rescue animals. You can click and donate every day if you like. There are great rescue-themed gifts and lots more. Thanks to Corky Prow for the link!


Is Pet Insurance Worth It?


All of us with pets have that nagging fear in the back of our minds. What would we do if our loyal companion had a catastrophic injury? No one wants to be faced with the choice of a $7000 vet bill or a $50 shot to put our pet to sleep. So what about pet insurance? Is it as good as the companies claim? Wise Bread's Paul Michael found out the hard way...click here.


10 No-Cost Ways to Keep Cool


It's hard to fully escape the intense heat of summer. It creeps its way in every time you open the door and some of that cool air creeps on out. Then, you crank up the air conditioner, and your bill goes sky-high. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills -- most of which is wasted. There are definitely some easy no-cost tips you can follow to stay cool for the rest of the summer and save a little money, too! Click here to check out the top ten tips.


Ramen Fever


Rasmussen College has an interesting link on it's website- a collection of recipes using that mainstay of all college students: ramen noodles. Now that's what I call practical information! Click here to check it out and forward it to all the college freshmen in your life.


What's for Dinner?

Linda Davis sent us this easy, delicious recipe. It's quickly becoming a dinnertime staple at our house. Thanks, Linda!

Stuffed Mexican Shells


1 lb ground beef
1 small diced onion
1 can diced green chilies
2 pkgs. cream cheese
1 can black beans (drained)
1 can corn (drained)
1 packet of Taco Seasoning
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 box of jumbo pasta shells

Cook pasta as directed on box. Brown meat with onions. In a bowl, mix together remaining ingredients. Add meat and onion mixture to bowl. Stuff each shell with
mixture. Place in casserole dish. Top with salsa and cheddar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Add additional toppings (salsa, sour cream, black olives, cheddar cheese, etc.) as desired.


Linda adds: One day when I was in a rush I used two cans of Bush's Black Bean Fiesta instead of the chilies, black beans and corn that the recipe
recommended and it turned out just fine.


Wise Words


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending. --Maria Robinson



N2N wants you to like us...on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and click "like" to join up. We post great deals when we find them during the week and link to other great frugal sites. We have the Deal of the Day and Hot Flashes...you sure don't want to miss out on that!

We'll be doing more drawings for credits and other goodies on a regular basis, so be sure to get in on the action!

White List


I've encountered some trouble in getting the weekly newsletter emails delivered to those of you who have Yahoo and Hotmail accounts. Since I send out so many emails, I thinks those ISPs have decided I'm a spammer. Arghhh!!!

Please take a moment and add me (next2newsletter@gmail.com) to your address book. Click here for directions if you use Yahoo and here if you use Hotmail. Thanks!



Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. The latest winner was Lila Wade. Congratulations, Lila!


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?


Arthur can fix your computer, rid it of viruses and malware or tune it up for you. He'll make it run faster than it did when you first bought it. You can drop it off at N2N or he can do a house call. He writes a column on computer care for The Times every other Saturday. You can visit his blog at http://computerhousecalls.blogspot.com/ to see an archive of columns, searchable by keywords.

Most times he will have your computer back to you within two days and his rates include a free follow-up phone consultation.

Call Computer House Calls at 770-540-5100 or email him at arthur@glazerthepctech.com. Your computer will thank you.


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
770-534-9070
Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6