Monday, November 28, 2011

Next to Newsletter- Monday, November 28, 2011

I hope everyone had a happy, family-filled Thanksgiving. We traveled to Winston- Salem to spend the holiday with Molly in her new home. Many, many thanks to Lisa and the N2N crew for holding down the fort!

As I write this, the weather announcer is talking about the possibility of snow showers in a day or so. Even though there probably won't be any accumulation, it's always a joy to watch. It makes me want to bake cookies and stir pots of chili. Here at N2N we're ready for the cold with racks of sweaters, jackets, scarves and other good chilly weather wear. Come on in and stock up!

What's on sale?

Back by popular demand! Let's do the Wild Card Sale.
Let us know if you want to pick a card to see where your 30% discount is!

and remember...

It's time for the First Friday Sale!

Half Price Sale
Friday, December 2nd 10 AM-6 PM

% off
original price
unless already priced less.
Cash, credit/debit card or check only, please.
You can use your store credit but the discount won't apply.

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 Computer Care column was published on November 26th. Click here to read "When switching phones, consider price and coverage."

My column ran on November 25th. Click here to read " ‘War on Christmas trees’ is really just a little green marketing push."

Give FREE $10 eGift Cards's Feed it Forward program is back again this year!

Feed It Forward creates the opportunity for you to give FREE $10 eGift Cards to everyone on your holiday list. Participants nationwide have gifted more than $32 million in dining experiences since 2008.

You too can celebrate the gift of giving.

Follow these steps:
1. Go to
2. Personalize
3. Send FREE $10 eGift Cards

Local restaurants that honor cards range from Pasquale's to Hungry Hippo's to Pier 29 Diner on Lake Lanier.


More and more, we hear people talking about their attempts to live gluten-free, omitting many or all goods containing gluten (a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye) from their diets. Often it's because of wheat allergies and celiac disease. Here are a couple of excellent articles sent in by Evelyn Asher. They answer a lot of questions about living with and without gluten. Click here and here. Thanks, Ev!

Angel Trees

It's heartwarming to see how many people step up to help others during this season of giving. We get lots of folks in shopping for needy families. May I make a suggestion? Why not give a N2N gift certificate as part of your Angel Tree gift?

I've discovered that often those who would most benefit from resale shopping don't know about us. They spend their meager clothing budget at cut-rate discount stores where the clothing is poorly made and wears out in no time. The same money goes MUCH further here at N2N and the items are well-made name brands and mall brands that are far more durable and (IMHO) cuter, too.

We'll be glad to convert some of your store credit to a gift certificate or sell you a credit to use as part of your Christmas giving. You'll know the recipient will be able to find great fashions and learn about the many benefits of resale shopping at the same time.

Now, that's the gift that keeps on giving!
Tree Time

The Gainesville Evening Optimist Club's 55th Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Fundraiser is going full force. You'll find beautiful trees of all sizes and hand crafted wreaths at the tree lot on Browns Bridge Road next to Gallery (Wolfman's) Furniture.

The Gainesville Evening Optimist Club is dedicated to serving the kids of our area and your tree purchase helps further that mission. Stop by the tree lot any time...if there's no one there, you can just pick out your tree and drop a check through the "Honest John" slot in the door. How's that for easy?
Extreme Makeover: Jobs Edition

One in 9 adults in White County is unemployed (and many of the rest are underemployed) but a new home-grown, grass-roots jobs creation plan pairs up those folks with other people who need help.

Say you need a roof patched or some other home or business repair that you can't really afford; The Bridge Church's "Extreme Makeover: Jobs Edition" matches you with someone who can do it, and it pays the worker a living wage drawn from a fund of tax-deductible donations. Everybody wins.

Many thanks to Candice Dyer for letting us know about this program! Click here to find out more. As best as I can tell, the program is currently only in the Cleveland/ White County area but hopefully the idea will catch fire and spread.

Whatcha Eatin'?

Brown Sugar and Spice Glazed Cream Cheese

This is one of my favorite last-minute entertaining recipes. It's a repeat from last year in case you missed it:

I sampled this at Publix and was absolutely blown away! They served it sans nuts on graham cracker squares. I plan to serve mine on the new brown sugar cinnamon RItz crackers. It would also be good on savory crackers.

  • 1 (8-ounce) bar cream cheese
  • 1 (11-ounce) jar Boar’s Head Sugar & Spice Ham Glaze
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  1. Place the cream cheese on a small serving platter with crackers and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, pour the glaze over the top of the cream cheese until it’s covered and the glaze drips over the edges.
  3. Sprinkle the chopped nuts over the glaze. Serve with crackers of your choice.
Wise Words

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
~ Dr. Seuss
Weekly this 'n' that

A few weeks ago, N2N's Facebook friends had an opportunity to print a coupon good for a day of half price shopping. You don't want to miss out on deals like that so click here to go to our fan page and click "like" to join up.

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.
Computer Problems?

Don't hesitate to call Arthur if your computer has a virus or isn't
running as fast as it should. He will come to you or you can drop off your
PC at Next to New. His rates put the Geeks to shame and your satisfaction is
guaranteed. One-on-one instruction available or get some friends together
for an even better rate. He can fix software problems through remote access
if necessary, so no matter where you are, give him a call - your computer
will thank you.
Call him at 770-540-5100 or email him at

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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