Sunday, January 9, 2011

Next to Newsletter -Monday, January 10, 2011

As I write this, we're all getting ready for a whopper of a snowstorm...or, maybe not. We won't know for sure until it gets here. Just so you know, here's N2N's snow day policy: We'll do everything within our power to be open. Just to be safe, though, if Gainesville City Schools are closed, please call us first (770-534-9070) to be sure we could make it in.

What's On Sale?

Nah, just kiddin''s what's really on sale:
30% OFF YELLOW tags
75% OFF BLUE tags
Clearance- PURPLE tags
There will be a whole new sidewalk rack and we're going to be putting out the first of the spring inventory (how's THAT for wishful thinking?)

The Coke Lady Returns!

Great news! Many of you know about the Coke Lady (so nicknamed because of her employer)- she brings wonderful plus size fashions and size 9-9.5-10 shoes.

She brought us a car load of magnificent name brand fashions on Saturday, January 8.

There's everything- tops, bottoms, shoes, boots, jackets, purses, night wear and a TON of costume jewelry. Many still have the retail tags attached!
Stop in soon for the best selection.

Hey, if you're snowed in and looking for something to do, why not make good use of your time and clean out some closets?

Remember our mantra: Recycle Reuse Resale!

Here's a refresher on our buying program:
Do the first cut for us. Don't bring anything with problems...spots, stains, smelly, know the drill.

We do our store credit buying Monday thru Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. You don't need an appointment but our buying is on a first come, first served basis so you may have to wait a few minutes (Hint: we have TWO buyers here on Monday and Wednesday so if you're pressed for time, those days are your best bet.)

As a rule, we don't buy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There's often only one employee in the shop and it's impossible to give our customers the attention they deserve if we're up front buying. Thanks for understanding.

We want to buy your clothes. If your schedule prevents you from coming in during normal buying hours, just give us a call and we'll work out a time.


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 December 11th. Click here to read his
comprehensive overview of free (FREE!) applications.

I'm back from my month-long hiatus with a column about Costa Rica and emergency preparedness (there's a connection, I promise!)
Click here to read it.

Easy Does It

Click here to read some good tips on dealing with all the challenges that come with the snow.

Click here to see what happens when a TV reporter meets up with a snow plow.


A great big mazel tov goes out to N2N's Rachel Glazer from North Hall High School and GHS's Isaac Hopkins. On January 8th in Warner Robbins, GA they were both elected Student State Officers for the Georgia Thespian Association. This is quite a responsibility- they and the five other SSOs from throughout the state will be charged with planning a conference for 3000 young actors in 2012. They will also represent Georgia at the National Thespian Conference in Nebraska this summer. Good going, kids!

What's for Dinner?

Donna Orkin in Jackson, MS sent us this recipe. Donna's the best cook this side of the Food Network. She'll be sending us some of her favorites from time to time. Thanks, Donna!

This recipe came at just the right time- it'll be a nice alternative to Snow Day Chili.

Tortellini Soup

1 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage with casing removed

1 C chopped onion

2 cloves garlic

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 8 oz can of tomato sauce

2 zucchinis, sliced

Sliced carrots –however many you like

1 bell pepper diced

2 Tbs dried basil

2 Tbs dried oregano

Pkg of cheese tortellini. Or, you can use spinach tortellini

Saute’ Italian sausage in heavy pot until thoroughly cooked, crumbling as browned. Pour off all the drippings but about 2 Tbs and add the onion and garlic. Saute’ until translucent, about 5 min. Add all of the other ingredients except the tortellini and cook until the veggies are tender. Add the tortellini and cook according to the directions. Do not over cook or it will fall apart. Add salt and pepper as needed. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Wise Words

Sometimes our hearts get tangled
And our souls a little off-kilter
Friends and family can set us right
And help guide us back to the light.
~Sera Christann

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!

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 says that if you have an old computer- whether a desktop or laptop- and you have data on it that you'd like to have removed or copied, he can do that for you.

If you've recently changed computers or plan to soon, he can extract those photos and documents you may have thought were lost for good. Well, they are not lost and your computer may even be salvageable. Let him take a look at it. He can also replace a small or defective hard drive or add a second one if you've run out of storage space.

He reminds you that just as with your car, your computer requires periodic tune-ups, usually twice a year. He can clean the junk from your system, check it for viruses and malware and make it run faster. Even if you think yours is running fine, he can make it run faster. His rates are reasonable and he stands behind his work.

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

No comments: