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.
Experiencing Teen Drama Overload? Blame Biology
Goodies for Eric
SPC Brian Eric Roper
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
Teressa and the Next2New Crew