Monday, September 17, 2012

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There are moments, especially in the 
early 
morning, when it actually feels like fall. Now's the time to start building your cool weather wardrobe. Here at N2N we're hard at work, stocking up on coats, sweaters, jeans, boots...come by as often as you can to get awesome deals on name-brand merchandise. After all, why pay the difference if you can't tell the difference?

What's on sale?
 Tuesday: 30% OFF Ladies' Dresses and Sets

Wednesday-Thursday: $5.00 off any $25 purchase
Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF INFANTWEAR 0-24 months 



Have you heard of the Coke Lady? She got the nickname because that's where she works. 
She's legendary here at N2N. 
She came to visit recently  and brought lots and lots of plus size (mostly 2X and 3X and some XL and 1X) fall and winter fashions- sweaters, quilted vests, jackets, scarves along with size 9 and 9.5 shoes and jewelry. Come by and take a look- the racks are packed!


Latest 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.

My latest column was published on September 7th. Click here to read "Laboring through a day of made in the USA." It's the story of how I spent Labor Day attempting to consume, purchase and wear only items that were grown or made in the USA. As you'll see, it's easier said than done. 

As a result, I've decided to make this a Labor Day tradition.

 If you'd care to join me , click here to join the facebook group 
"All-American Labor Day." 
Arthur's column ran on September 8th. Click here to read "Taking Windows 8 for a test drive." Click here to go to his blog to read past columns.
10 Ways to Recycle an Old T-Shirt

Click here to see a slide show of some imaginative crafts utilizing old T-shirts.
...and on that same site you can see some clever uses for old Mason jars.
Harvest Balloon Festival
Mark your calendar and plan on going out to Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch for the Harvest Balloon Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20th. Have an afternoon of fun with balloon rides, competition racing, tethered balloon rides and a balloon glow. On the ground there will be just as much excitement with pumpkin carving and painting, hay rides, face painting, kiddie games, concerts and raffles.
Be sure you bring your appetite because there will be food vendors, carnival sweets and a bake sale.
Click here for more details.

Want to make your snacks amazing?
Click here to see some quick, easy ways to elevate your snacks from yummy to awesome.
Whatcha eatin'?
I have to admit, I love anything in a bread bowl. Here's the ultimate dip-in-a-bread-bowl recipe: Mississippi Sin Dip.
Wise Words


Weekly This and That
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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 Flashes...you sure don't want to miss out on that!



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Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. Our latest winner is Melinda Reeves.

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Get a $5.00 store credit to you 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 on the spot.

Let's work to get the word out: friends don't let friends shop retail!
 
Computer problems?

 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
770-534-9070

Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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Good morning! 


Rachel took this picture last week when she and some friends went for a picnic on the Chattahoochee near NGCSU. We're so lucky to live near some of nature's most breathtaking splendor!

What's on sale?



 Tuesday: 30% OFF Ladies' Dresses and Sets


Wednesday-Thursday: $5.00 off any $25 purchase


Friday:
Storewide Half Price Sale
at Next to New
Friday, September 7 10 AM-6 PM


50% 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.

 
Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF INFANTWEAR 0-24 months



Latest 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.





My latest column was published on August  24th. Click here to read "Rally in red Saturday to support local libraries." And here's the article about the last Saturday that the library was open. 


Arthur's column ran on August 25th. Click here to read "Don't let malware steal your PC" Click here to go to his blog to read past columns.

Refresher Course


You name it, we'd like to have it. Clean out everybody's closet and come on over. We especially need children's winter clothes. Also, shoes are a hot seller and I don't need to tell you...we can never have too many shoes. Here's a refresher on our buying program:

Do the first cut for us. Don't bring anything with problems...spots, stains, smelly, outdated...you 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 Thursday 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.


Bears Repeating:

This item ran in the Next to Newsletter a couple of years ago. Some of these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas for solving everyday problems are so scathingly brilliant, they bear repeating.


5 Frugal Fall Gardening Tips


Are you a gardener? Then you'll want to click here for moneysaving tips on fall gardening and preparing the patch for winter.


Technology bargains!


Recently, a friend came across a Dell laptop (one of the really cool ones with the lime green lid) at a thrift store for $30.00. When she plugged it in, all she got was the feared "blue screen of death" so I guess we know why someone donated it. Being the optimistic type, she bought it anyway and brought it to Arthur. In no time he had it running like new.
Just keep this in mind when you run across technology at thrift stores and yard sales. Of course, not every computer can be revived, but a surprising majority of them can. When you come across an uber-bargain like this, give Arthur a call at 770-540-5100 and see what he thinks.
All I can say is I wish I'd been the one to spot that green Dell!


 Whatcha eatin'?

This is a great vegetarian version of a family favorite- zucchini "crab" cakes with remoulade sauce. I served it with oven fried potatoes. The Old Bay seasoning is the secret- the patties smelled and tasted just like crab cakes and the remoulade sauce was delicious- it makes plenty so plan on serving grilled talapia later on in the week!


Here's the crab...er, zucchini...cake recipe.

and here's the one for the remoulade sauce.





Wise Words







Weekly This and That
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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 Flashes...you sure don't want to miss out on that!




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Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. Our latest winner is Melinda Reeves.

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Get a $5.00 store credit to you 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 on the spot.

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?

  That's it for now. Remember-email goes both ways...

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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
770-534-9070

Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Wednesday- August 8, 2012
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique
 
Good morning!
 
 
What's on sale?
 
 
We've had a HUGE mark-down...lots and lots of great bargains:
 
30% OFF PINK tags
75% OFF YELLOW tags
PURPLE tags on CLEARANCE
 
PLUS...
 
 
Friday and Saturday (August 10 and 11) are tax- free shopping days!
 
And we've decided to hold another
50% off STOREWIDE SALE
Half off the original price!
...and you won't be paying sales tax,  
so that makes it
57% OFF!!
 
Finish up your back to school shopping-
The white tags are our fall items and they're half off, too!
 
Latest 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.
 
 
 
 
My latest column was published on July 27th. Click here to read "Shelter's 'lucky dogs' were anything but"

 
 
 
Arthur's column has been on hiatus for a few weeks. But you can click here to go to his blog and read past columns and even search for specific topics if you need help troubleshooting a problem.
 
His column will resume in The Times in August 11th.
 
 
In case you were wondering... 
 

 
 
One of my favorite cleaning products is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It works minor miracles on dingy stair rails and painted doors, makes sinks and stoves sparkle...but, I had to wonder, how? What was it made of? How does it work? I bet you've wondered, too. Well, wonder no more. Click here for the answer.
 
 
Showtime!
 
 
You'll want to catch the last Movie on the Green of the season! There will be an outdoor screening of "The Lorax," on August 24th at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center Lawn, 331 Spring St. in Gainesville. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., film at dusk. Admission is $5 adults (non members), $3 for members and students.  For more information, call 770-534-2787 or click on www.theartscouncil.net. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
 

File this under "Why didn't I think of that?"
 
 
 
 Whatcha eatin'?
 
 
With peaches at their peak, we just had to post a peach recipe. This is an interesting fusion of peach cobbler and bread pudding-
a nice switch from the usual.
 
Baked Peach Pudding
 

Ingredients:

2 cups milk
2 cups breadcrumbs
¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 medium eggs, beaten
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch salt
3 cups thinly sliced fresh peaches (about 1 to 2 pounds)
Ice cream, for serving

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a casserole dish.

2. Place milk in a small pot over medium heat; bring to a gentle boil and remove from heat. Place breadcrumbs in a large bowl; add hot milk to bowl. Add butter and beat with an electric mixer until well combined.

3. Add sugar, eggs, and cinnamon; beat well. Fold peaches into mixture.

4. Transfer mixture to prepared casserole pan; bake 60 minutes, remove, and cool 15 minutes.

5. Serve with ice cream.
 
Wise Words
 
 
Computer problems?


 
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
770-534-9070

Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

Monday, July 30, 2012

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Good morning!
 
 
What's on sale?

 This week, all ladies' pants, shorts and capris are 30% OFF!
 
 
and does everybody know what Friday is? Why, it's the FIRST FRIDAY in August...and you know what that means:
 
Why, it's time for the

FIRST FRIDAY (and Saturday, TOO!) SALE

Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4
10 AM- 6 PM

50% off STOREWIDE

Half off the original price!

Get a jump on back to school shopping-
The white tags are our fall items and they'll be half off, too!
 
Latest 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.
 
 
 
 
My latest column was published on July 27th. Click here to read "Shelter's 'lucky dogs' were anything but"
 

 
Arthur's column has been on hiatus for a few weeks. But you can click here to go to his blog and read past columns and even search for specific topics if you need help troubleshooting a problem. His column will resume in The Times in August.
 
Meet Carol
 
 
Here at N2N, we've known Carol Smith FOREVER. She and her mom Scarlett (and later her daughters Sarah and Natalie) been shopping with us since we were downtown in the mid-1980s. In fact, she recently found a long-lost stash of N2N receipts, added them to the ones in her purse and came up with over $750 in shop receipts- that gave her a $75 shopping spree. Brava, Carol!
 
Now, Sarah, the sweet toddler we watched grow into a lovely young woman is preparing to graduate from Piedmont College and get married, too. To finance the nuptials, Carol is producing beautiful artwork on, as she says,
 "anything that doesn't move."

 
Carol says: "I am a self-taught, eclectic artist. I like colorful, happy art and I like to use repurposed objects. I like to give previously loved things a new life. I make glass garden "totems", personalized signs, and other decorative art. My favorite thing to paint is chairs, and I can paint them in colors you like. Lots of people like rocking chairs and time out chairs for their little ones. One of my most popular patterns is painted to look like a quilt, complete with tiny stiches piecing the 'fabric' together.

I also do signs for homes, with special sayings or names.
 My motto is 'Embrace your inner quirky!', and that comes out in my bright colored art.

It takes 2-3 weeks for me to do a quilted chair, less for one that is less complicated. For a small child's rocker I usually get $45-$60, and I ship UPS. My favorite chair is also the most expensive, $145. If you're local, I deliver.
If you have a piece of furniture at home that isn't getting the attention it deserves, call me and I will make it a focal piece for the room!

Meanwhile, I'm doing what I do best - yard sale-ing, curb shopping...
and oh yeah, painting!

Shop name: Miss Ellen Joy
www.etsy.com/shop/missellenjoy
email:childofgrace63@yahoo.com
phone:770-503-5375

 
So give Carol a call if you want her to breathe happy life into a tired old rocker or if you need a personalized gift that will be treasured forever! 
 
Consign Online!
 
 
Have an awesome designer bag you're not carrying anymore? An original Cabbage Patch Kid? A pair of Jimmy Choos that don't fit? Other high end apparel or collectibles? Email me. I'm taking consignments to list on eBay.
 
I've been selling there since 1999. I'm a top-rated Power Seller with a 100% positive feedback rating (and that's from over 11,000 feedbacks!) Let me put my expertise and reputation to work for you. Just drop me an email at next2new@aol.com with a brief description of what you have to sell and I'll get right back to you.
 
In case you missed it...
 
 
...on our Facebook page, here's Lisa, lookin' good, decked out from N2N head to toe- Boater hat, Myst linen shirt covered in mother-of-pearl buttons, Hollister linen tank top, Express capris and Van Eli slides decorated with more mother of pearl buttons. All for...wait for it...wait for it...$27.00!
 
Send us a picture of you, your kids, your husband, heck...even your dog decked out in head-to-toe N2N and we'll feature it in a future "Lookin' Good" segment. Be sure to give us the total of how much you spent (or, rather, SAVED!)
 
 Whatcha eatin'?
 

It was one of those days. Rachel was home from for a day from her summer job at Camp Coleman. She wanted to bake cookies for her fellow counselors but it seemed we were out of almost everything- no butter, only two eggs, no flour...and I didn't want to go to the store if I could avoid it.
 
So we made survey what we DID have- Bisquick baking mix, oil and pudding mix.
 
A quick Google search turned up what may well become one of my favorite, most versatile cookie recipes. The recipe calls for vanilla pudding but that we didn't have. So we made the first batch with gingerbread pudding (a specialty product that Jell-O sells in December) rolled in brown sugar and voila! Snickerdoodles!

The second batch (shown above) was made with coconut cream pudding mix with about a 1/2 tsp. of almond extract tossed in. It produced delectable teacakes worthy of Scarlett O'Hara!
 
Click here for the basic recipe...and then let your imagination take over!

 
Wise Words

 
 
Computer problems?

 
  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
770-534-9070

Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6