Sunday, March 20, 2011

Next to Newsletter - Monday, March 21, 2011

Good morning, everybody! The seasons seem to have leapfrogged straight from winter to summer. Here at N2N we're in high cotton- cotton tops, shorts, sun dresses, capris. There's everything you need for this wonderful warm weather.

What's on Sale?

Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF infantwear 0-24 months
Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF children's clothes 7-20
Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF Ladies' Dresses and Sets

Cleaning out closets? Here's the 411 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 me a call (my cell # is 770-539-1911) and we'll work out a time.

New 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 March 20th. Click here to read "Destroy data on old PC or it could come back to bite you"

My column, published March 19th, is "Spring launches Year of the Snake." Click here.

And here's Sparky with his latest catch. Rachel snapped the picture... I was too busy screaming.

Brenau University's Golden Tigers Athletics is hosting a Fill the Bus event to benefit Good News at Noon. Bring canned goods to fill the bus from noon-2 p.m. March 24th at Honey Baked Ham, 1237 Thompson Bridge Road. You'll receive a free dessert or up to $10 off with canned food donation.

From 6-9 p.m. March 29th, take your canned goods to Texas Roadhouse at 895 Dawsonville Highway. You'll receive an appetizer with a canned food donation. For more details, call 770-538-4323 or 770-538-4687.

Thyroid Cancer Alert

Evelyn Asher of Asheville, N.C. sent us this timely tip:

"On Wednesday, Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women, thyroid cancer. It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and mammograms. He demonstrated that on the apron the dentist puts on you for your dental x-rays there is a little flap that can be lifted up and wrapped around your neck. Many dentists don't bother to use it. Also, there is something called a "thyroid guard" for use during mammogram. "

"By coincidence, I had my yearly mammogram yesterday. I felt a little silly, but I asked about the guard and sure enough, the technician had one in a drawer. I asked why it wasn't routinely used. Answer: "I don't know. You have to ask for it." Well, if I hadn't seen the show, how would I have known to ask?"

Sending a man to the grocery store

Jeanne Robertson is a great humorist and motivational speaker. Click here to see her talk about the hazards of sending her husband to the grocery store.

Driver Safety

The AARP Driver Safety Class is for all drivers, but especially senior drivers. There's an inside class with a lecture, video and discussion. It's from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 25 at East Hall Community Center, 3911 P. Davidson Road, Gainesville. The fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 nonmembers. Registration is required.Call 678-450-1540.

Bargains Galore!

So have you checked out Andy's Bargain Mart yet? The new owners are hard at work adding lots of inventory at great bargain prices- and now they have fresh boiled peanuts, too! PLUS, as a special gift to all our N2N friends, there's a discount!

Print this coupon and take it with you the next time you're headed to Andy's:

$5.00 off any purchase of $25.00 or more.
exp. 4-15-11

Andy's Bargain Mart
3174 Cleveland Hwy. (4 miles north of N2N)
Open Tuesday- Saturday 10 am-7 pm


Bears Repeating...

Shannon Pitman is a long time N2N friend. I want to give another shout-out to her new business, Georgia Dirt Lawn Care.

Patchy lawn? Not for long. Koi pond looking scummy? No prob. Call Shannon at 770-572-0609- she'll be all over it. Want references? They're all glowing. We're talking GREAT prices, experienced service and just all-round nice folks. What more could you want?

Plus, a reminder

Be sure to scroll back to last week's Next to Newsletter to read about the great play coming up this week at GHS and the April writer's conference featuring "Cracker Queen" Lauretta Hannon.

Whatcha eatin' ?

Our daughter, Molly, sent this great recipe for individual chocolate cakes
microwaved in a mug. It's reported to be the most dangerous cake recipe in the world...


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg beaten
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (microwave safe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and stir. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.

Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes.

The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed.

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

This can serve two if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?

Because now we are all only five minutes away from chocolate cake, any time, day or night!


Be sure to look for the great N2N coupon (30% OFF) in the March edition of Gainesville's Little Coupon Book!

Wise Words

"Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even."

~~Ann Landers

Weekly this 'n' that

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 remember Senior Discount Day- each Monday, everyone 55 and over gets 30% off their cash purchases.

New message from Arthur:

Arthur says there are many forms of malware circulating the Internet. Some remain hidden in your computer, wreaking havoc with your system. Others appear as bogus utilities, warning you of non-existent problems. Often they will even give you a specific number of issues - something not possible if you hadn't run any scans with that utility. Others yet, are random pop-ups that you can't close. These all must be dealt with immediately. If they disappear on their own, they will return. They are not self-healing. If not eradicated, they will get worse, eventually blocking you from logging on to Windows, in many cases.

Call Arthur at 770-540-5100 or email him at if you need to set up an appointment. He guarantees his work, has rapid response times and reasonable rates. You've read his columns in the Times, now let him go to work for 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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