Monday, June 20, 2011

Next to Newsletter- Monday, June 20, 2011

Hi, everybody! Thanks to all of you who sent me get well wishes and encouraging emails following my awful fall and the resulting recuperation.

I'm slowly but surely getting back on my feet. I'll be back in the shop part-time this week. Cheryl, Lisa, Arthur and Rachel were absolute angels, keeping things running smoothly and allowing me concentrate on healing without having to worry about the business.

I can't start to tell you how fortunate I feel to be part of such a sweet, caring community. You folks are a lot of what's right in the world!

What's on sale?

Let's do the Wild Card Sale again!
Pick a card to see where your 30% discount will be.

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 June 11. Click here to read "Don't neglect your computer or the bad guys will win."

My latest column was published June 10. Click here to read "I've fallen, and getting up hurts."

Happy Belated Father's Day!

A Father's Day Flash Mob in Denver. Click here.
Also, click here to see 6 word memoirs on fatherhood.

Tying Ties

Frequently when we sell a tie at N2N, the customer will ask if we'll go ahead and tie it for him. This we'll happily do, but just in case you find yourself with a tie to tie and we're nowhere around, click here for video tutorials on tying everything from Windsor knots to bow ties.

The Forgotten Treasures of a Generation X Childhood

"Generation X"- children of the 1970s and 1980s. Those are goofy decades to embrace, with their avocado refrigerators and wood-paneled rec rooms, their leg warmers and shoulder pads. Remember orange and red shag carpet? Malibu Barbie? Lincoln Logs? Pudding Pops? Click here to see a slide show that'll bring back memories...and a few eye rolls.

Home Made Sweetened Condensed Milk

This is a great recipe to keep on hand when you're in the mood for Key Lime Pie and don't have any Eagle Brand Milk in the pantry. I made this recipe and then used it to make coconut macaroons and it worked just as well as the canned condensed milk.

3/4 c. sugar

1/3 c. water
4 tbsp. butter

Cook until it starts to bubble. Put in blender and add 1 cup powdered milk. Blend until smooth. Equals 1 can of sweetened condensed milk.

Wise Words

My father used to play with my brothers and me in the yard. My mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass."

"We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."

~Harmon Killebrew

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. May'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.

From Arthur:

Arthur says he realizes that more and more computer users need help not just with viruses and malware, but with using their computers.

Getting a basic education in PC use is paramount in operating one. It's like getting into the driver's seat of a car, not knowing how to drive.

His upcoming column will deal with this issue. In the meantime, Arthur is available not just for your computer repairs, but to assist you in learning about your PC. He can teach you, one on one, what you need to know. Whether it is using Microsoft Word or learning how to cut and paste in Windows, Arthur can help you.

Make a list of the things you clarified and give him a call. He will also do a seminar for a group. Call a few friends and split the cost. His personalized assistance is affordable and he will make sure you understand what you need to. There are no questions too small and no answers too big.

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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