Sunday, August 8, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, August 9, 2010

Feeling lost now that the kids are back in school? Come on over to Next to New. We've been there/ done that. We can sure commiserate.
While you're here, take a look around. There's lots of everything at unbelievable prices. It'll be fall before you know it (just like summer flew by in a blink) so come on in and get a jump on the season!


School clothes-all sizes
Costume jewelry

What's On Sale?

Monday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday

Let's do the Wild Card Sale again- pick a card and get 30% whatever sections is on the card (Ladies' tops, Infantwear, Shoes & get the idea.) One card even wins 30% off your entire purchase!

and then on Friday...

Believe it or not, our daughter Rachel is about to turn 16!

We recently decided it was probably time to start looking for her first car. We didn't expect to buy the first car that we looked at but that's what happened.
It's the perfect car for a new driver- a 1989 Volvo.

Perfect, except that now we have to pay for it... by Saturday. That's where you, the village that has helped raise Miss Rachel, come in. We're going to have a

Sweet 16 Sale
Storewide Half Price

Friday, August 13
10 AM-8 PM

50% off original price
unless already priced less.

Cash, credit/debit card or check only, please.You are welcome to use your store credit but the discount won't apply.

We're going to have a shop FULL of great fall fashions for the whole family. Be sure to stop in, get awesome bargains and help put Rachel on the road!

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.

When I was writing the column, I pulled out a box of photos-- first day of school pictures, class photos, those sorts of things-- and I found my first grade class picture from Enota, circa 1960.

Want to play "Where's Teressa"? Enter your guess in the comments section and I'll let you know who gets it right. Gotta warn you though, even my husband and daughter picked the wrong girl!

Abbey Road

For all you Beatles fans: 90% of the Beatles recordings were made at Apple Studios. In April 1969, they came together to record their final album as a group and titled it "Abbey Road." This album became their best selling work and featured the now iconic image of the pedestrian crossing outside the studios on the front cover.

There is live streaming video online so you can observe the actual crossing 24/7. You don't have to watch long before a group of tourists tries to recreate the album cover image...which is exactly what I would do if I were there.
Click here to take a look.

Why do we say...

Where do sayings like "get sacked", "kit and caboodle" and "beating around the bush" come from? Click here to read about the origins of those colorful sayings and more.

Looking for Love?

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) is offering special adoption fees for all adult, large dogs and adult cats and kittens adopted at the shelter from Saturday, July 17—Sunday, August 29, 2010. Typically $100 per animal, the adoption fee for adult dogs will be $50 per dog, and adult cats and kittens will be available to adopt at $100 for two animals
(two cats, two kittens or one cat/one kitten).

All adoptable animals at HSNEGA are current on their vaccinations, fecal tested/dewormed, heartworm tested, are up-to-date on heartworm and flea/tick preventative, health-checked, and, most importantly, spayed or neutered.

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (845 West Ridge Rd.) is open for adoptions Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Check out the adoption section of the
Website to see all the animals available for adoption, or for more information, please contact HSNEGA at 770-532-6617.

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!

Also, 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!

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 ( to your address book. Click here for directions if you use Yahoo and here if you use Hotmail. Thanks!

There's No Place Like Home!

My friend, Evelyn Asher, currently lives in Asheville, N.C.

She owns a house at 5325 Raintree Trail in Oakwood. As of August 31st, it will be available to rent for $700/ month plus utilities or it can be purchased for $139,900.

It's situated on an acre in the Oakwood, West Hall Middle and High School District. It has vaulted ceilings and a gas fireplace in the living room. There's a large eat-in kitchen that leads out to a screened patio. The master bedroom has hardwood floors. There are a total of three bedrooms and 2 updated bathrooms. There's also a deck.

It has a large family room and workroom plus a storage shed. It is convenient to Gainesville State College, Lanier Tech, Lake Lanier Rowing and Kayak Club, Lake Lanier Sailing Club, and Smithgall Botanical Gardens.

For pictures and more info, contact: 828-719-7227

I Feel the Earth Move...

One of my friends on Facebook mentioned that she was making an Earthquake Cake. My curiosity was piqued and I did a little research. Turns out Earthquake Cake is a gooey combination of coconuts, pecans and cream cheese in a German chocolate cake. It's like an upside down cake and cheese cake brownie combined. Just call it heaven on a plate. Click here for the recipe.

Wise Words

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You, too? I thought I was the only one." – C.S. Lewis

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 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 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 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 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
Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

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