Sunday, May 15, 2011

Next to Newsletter- Monday, May 16, 2011

It's been a great buying week at N2N- we've gotten in lots of baby items (including a Graco Baby Einstein swing- the Cadillac of swings!), mall brands for the tween and teen shopper, plus sizes, maternity, shorts and capris and more! Come see!

What's on sale?

Back by popular demand is the Wild Card Sale- pick a card and get 30% off some category in the shop. Shoes, tops, menswear, card is for 30% off your entire purchase!

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 May 15. Click here to read "Free apps can make your computer run smarter, better." It's a good one to print and keep!

My column, published May 13, is "Lawsuit lottery benefits no one but the lawyers." Click here.

Family Fun!

It's JAKES Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 28 at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. It's a day of wildlife education and outreach.
There will be outdoor educational opportunities for archery, climbing wall, skeet shooting, turkey calling and more. Best of all, it's f
ree! For more info, contact

The Owl and the Pussycat

Fum and Gebra are a special pair. Fum is a black cat and Gebra is a barn owl. Gebra flies far away but always returns to Fum, his faithful friend. And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon. Click here.

Other Uses for Mouthwash

Mouthwash is useful for so much more than just rinsing plaque away! When it was first invented, it hailed as a surgical antiseptic, and as such it has unique properties that can save you lots of money. So before you head to the store for an athlete’s foot treatment, sanitizer, or astringent (or over a dozen other things), click here to check out this list and see how you can replace them with mouthwash.

When they called it a fairytale wedding, they weren't kidding!

I've got this itch...

From Real Simple Magazine: What’s behind odd tics, pains, and other symptoms (and how to get rid of them). Click here to investigate.

Got cookies?

Our Rachel has been named a 2011 Bronfman Youth Fellow which means she'll spend the summer traveling and studying in Israel. To help raise money for all the expenses not covered by the Fellowship, she's holding an on-going bake sale at N2N. You can pick up homemade goodies for a donation. To date, donations have totaled $60.00.

N2N is the village that has helped raise this young lady and you all share in her accomplishments. Thanks so much for your support.

And here's the goodie you've all been waiting for: On Monday, Cheryl's bringing in her Double Doosie Cookies- the most requested treat at all of her church functions. These you gotta try. Stop in, make a donation and a grab a handful- but come early. They won't last long!

Whatcha eatin'?

Generally, we all develop a sure-fire biscuit recipe early in our cooking career and that's that. Well, here's a secondary biscuit you'll want to add to your repertoire- what blends better than sweet potatoes and maple butter? Try it... you'll like it!

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Maple Butter
Yields approximately 18 (2-inch) biscuits

For the biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into cubes
1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato (approximately 1 large potato)
1/2 cup buttermilk, plus additional as needed

For the maple butter
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 tablespoons real maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375°

In a large bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender (or your fingers if you don't have one) cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is a mix of pea-size balls and small crumbs.

In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed sweet potato and buttermilk until well-combined. Fold into the flour mixture, adding more (up to 4 tablespoons) buttermilk if necessary. The dough should form a nice ball, and be just a bit on the sticky side, as opposed to crumbly and dry. Chill the dough for thirty minutes, if desired, although you can bake them off immediately if you would like. I happen to like the way the biscuits look when the dough has chilled (a bit more crackly on top), but the flavor is not affected by this step.

Pat out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to about a 1-inch thickness (do not roll out the dough with a rolling pin). Cut out rounds using a well floured biscuit cutter. Gather the remaining scraps and repeat until all the dough is used. Place the biscuits on a large sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes (or bake in batches).

For the maple butter, mix the room temperature butter and maple syrup until completely combined and smooth. Serve with warm biscuits or refrigerate until needed.

Note: the cooked biscuits will freeze beautifully and can be pulled out at a moments notice. Just bake at 375° until heated through.

Wise Words

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. ~Maori Proverb

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!

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. April's winner was Mandy Purcell. Congratulations, Mandy!

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.

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

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