Sunday, October 24, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, October 25, 2010

We had a stellar buying week- baby and kid's clothes, menswear, plus sizes, teen and tween wear... you name it, we bought it! Come on in for a great selection!
What's on Sale?

Let's do the wild card sale again... pick a card to see where your 30% discount is. Ladies' tops, menswear, anything red, shoes and bags...all sorts of possibilities.
As always, there'll be a card with 30% off your entire purchase!

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 October 16th. Click
here to read his thoughts about buying refurbished technology.

My October 15th column is a "now you know the rest of the story" epilogue to the column I wrote about Georgia Power Company in August . Click here to read it.

Scam Warning!

Consumers who fall for work-from-home schemes may lose money, their identity and end up in trouble with the law, the Internet Crime Complaint Center warns. Click here to learn more.

Strolling with the spirits

If you've never been on one of the Northeast Georgia History Center's Ghost Walks, you've really missed out! It's a walking tour of area near History Center and Brenau campus, exploring legendary locations of spirits' activity.

Tours leave History Center every 20 minutes beginning at 6 p.m. The last tour departs at 8 p.m. Ticket price is $10 and reservations are strongly encouraged. Ghost Walk is not recommended for children under 10 years. Participants should be able to walk a minimum of 6 blocks.

Call 770-297-9500 for details and reservations.

Now Playing

Ever been to a performance at the Riverside Military Academy's Sandy Beaver auditorium? No? Then you're in for a treat! This is a remarkable venue and Leanne Kinney, the fine arts director, does a great job of directing her cadets.

This week they present "Forever Plaid":

One of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory, this deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.

Singing in
the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the '50s.

Performance dates are Thursday and Saturday, October 28 and 30. Doors open at 7 pm and curtain is at 7:30. Admission is free.

Reuse household items and save money

‎All You magazine shows you 10 Ways to repurpose something old into something new- click here.


Family TIES ("Teaching, informing,empowering and supporting today's families") is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families provide a safe, nurturing and positive environment for their children and teenagers. Their programs seek to educate prenatal parents and parents with children up to age 18. They serve families who are wishing to improve their parenting skills as well as families who are incarcerated or mandated by DFCS or the court system.

You can support Family TIES by getting in on the 50/50 raffle! As part of the yearly Diamonds and Denim fundraiser, we're selling raffle tickets for $5.00 each. At the fundraiser on Nov. 13th (see last week's Next to Newsletter for more about that), one ticket will be drawn- the winner gets HALF of the proceeds for the raffle ticket sales, with the other half going to Family TIES. You don't have to be present to win. You can get your raffle tickets at N2N. Just think- the odds of winning are SO much better than the lottery!

Next to New Family News

Congratulations, Rachel! First Place in Humorous Interpretation at the Lincoln County Autumn (Debate) Tournament by the Lake...15 teams from all over Georgia... 20 hours of travel and competition...well worth it! Rachel performed "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach," the same piece she did Friday night for the kids at the Hall Book Exchange Read-a-Thon.

Many thanks to Lisa for holding down the N2N fort so I could travel with the team.

Here's Rach and her coach, Steve Wang.

What's for Dinner?

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

  • 1 18.5-ounce box yellow cake mix (plus the ingredients called for in the package directions)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 2 8-ounce bars cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 24 pieces candy corn
  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners. Prepare the cake mix as directed but with the following change: Add the pumpkin pie spice and substitute the can of pumpkin puree for the water called for in the package directions.
  2. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin tins and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Spread on the cupcakes and top each with a piece of candy corn.
Wise Words

Life asks us to make measurable progress in a reasonable time. That's why they make those fourth grade chair so small. --anonymous

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 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.

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.

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

1 comment:

Teressa and the N2N crew said...

Oops- I forgot to mention the Southern Savers coupon workshop at Concord Baptist Church in Clermont next Friday (10/29) at 6 pm. Admission is $10.00 For more info: