Sunday, April 29, 2012

Next to Newsletter- Monday, April 30, 2012


 

Good morning! 


Publication of the Next to Newsletter is going to be a little haphazard for a few weeks. Graduation is coming up, plus the Glazers will be doing some traveling- to Macon for an oratorical contest, then to North Carolina to help Molly move home for the summer (YEA!!) I'll try to keep things updated with links and special savings on our Facebook page. If you haven't "liked" us, now's a good time. Just click here.



What's on sale?


 
Folks have been clamoring for another Wild Card sale so that's what we'll do. Draw a card to see where your 30% discount is- tops? baby clothes? jeans? Hey, you won't know if you don't play!



and don't forget...

First Friday Sale
at N2N 
Storewide Half Price
Friday, May 4
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.



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.


My column, "Workplace can spark a kid’s imagination" ran on Friday, April 27th.
Click here to read it. 

Arthur's column, "Hard now to imagine living without a smartphone" was published last Saturday. Click here to read it.






Feeling Crafty?


When I first saw this blog, I was totally charmed by the sweet sewing kit made from a jelly jar and bits of this and that. It's a thoughtful little gift to send with kids on their way to college or just starting out in the world. Click here to see.

Class of 2012


It's graduation time! Here at N2N, we've watched so many of the current grads grow up and we're proud of each and every one of you! 
Everyone wants to look their best for those graduation day photos, so here's our little gift to you: Bring your graduation gown by N2N any time before May 15th and we'll steam out the wrinkles for you. Those package folds can be stubborn but they're no match for our steamer! 
We just ask that you stick around while we do it- no drop offs, please.
There's no charge- just our way of telling you congratulations!




Puppy Love


Julie Edwards of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia made a Facebook post of this great link full of tips on things you should do and consider before adopting a dog. Super advice!


Improv This!


Coming, next Friday night- the final improv show of the year! Join North Hall High School's Improv Team (Improv This!) for a night of controlled chaos, inspired characters, and magical uncertainty as the team's senior members introduce their favorite games in their farewell show.

Tickets are $5, and all proceeds go to Hope for the Homeless, a project of Tessa Shirley's freshman classes working to raise awareness, clothing, money, and hope for the homeless and at risk in our area.

Come out and support these talented Improv-ers and your community!
Friday, May 4th at 7:30 pm in the NHHS theatre.


21 Uses for Vodka


Thought vodka was just for Bloody Marys? Think again...



And another use for vinegar:



Looking for a weed killer that's already in your pantry? Reach for the vinegar.

Whatcha Eatin'?

Here's a nice spin on the classic lemon meringue pie recipe...

Orange Meringue Pie

1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 pinch salt
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
4 eggs, separated
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut into pieces
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1/2 cup diced orange segments
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line pastry with aluminum foil and a layer of pie weights or dried beans. Bake in the preheated oven until edge of crust is golden, about 10 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and weights; bake about 5 minutes more.
  2. In a small saucepan, stir together the 3/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup cornstarch, and salt. Mix in the orange juice, lemon juice, and water. Whisk in the egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thick and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and orange zest. If desired; stir in diced orange segments. Pour into prepared pie crust, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside to cool.
  3. When pie filling has cooled to room temperature, preheat oven and prepare meringue. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and cream of tartar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites should form a sharp peak that holds its shape. Spread over pie, making sure the meringue completely covers the filling and meets the edges of the pie crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until meringue topping is golden brown, about 15 minutes.


Wise Words



What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

                                                                                                                   - Joseph Addison

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 Flashes...you sure don't want to miss out on that! 



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dYW6EgYou1k/TeJJpIRRvkI/AAAAAAAAE3c/tPc6V9nfXPU/s1600/PlasticBag.jpg 


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!


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, April 16, 2012

Next to Newsletter- Monday, April 16, 2012


If you look toward the horizon, what's that you see? Why, it's SUMMER VACATION! It'll be here in no time. Come on by N2N to get all your tanks, shorts, capris, even swimsuits!


What's on Sale?



Folks have been clamoring for another Wild Card sale so that's what we'll do. Draw a card to see where your 30% discount is- tops? baby clothes? jeans? Hey, you won't know if you don't play!

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.


My column, "Life with no diploma is not easy" ran on Friday, April 13th.
Click here to read it.


Arthur's column, "Back it up or risk losing it forever" was published last Saturday. Click here to read it.



Cliché or Coincidence?



If you’ve ever felt like movie posters are all the same, you now have proof that your hunch is right, thanks to these compilations by Christophe Courtois.

Click here to see.


Free cleaner!



Place orange peels in a quart jar. Fill with white vinegar. Close and let sit for 10 days or so. Strain out the liquid and use as an all-purpose cleaner. It's easy, cheap, natural and smells good!


Jewelry Sale!



The Cleveland Optimist Club's Annual $6.00 Jewelry Sale is coming up. It will be April 26-28. It will run 8:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. on 26 & 27 & 8-2 on 28th, at the Roy Ash Community Building on Jarrard St. behind United Community Bank in Cleveland. It's a great place to do your Mother's Day shopping- bargains you won't believe!


Bucket List



There are so many of interesting, strange and unique places across the world that we may never get to experience. Luckily there was a little invention called a camera!

Click here to take a look at some fantastic and amazing pictures.



N2N family news


On Saturday, April 14, our Rachel, a senior at North Hall High School, was awarded first place in the Optimist International Oratorical Competition's regional division, held in Cumming.

This is the third tier of the annual speech scholarship contest. Each year almost 5000 Georgia middle and high school students write and deliver a 4 to 5 minute speech on a designated topic. This year the topic was, "How my optimism helps me overcome obstacles."

On May 6, she will compete against four other students in Macon for the state title and a $2500 scholarship. Go, Rach!


Whatcha Eatin'?


Vidalia onions are hitting the produce shelves this week and here's a wonderful recipe spotlighting this delectable vegetable:

Vidalia Onion Casserole

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine
4 medium Vidalia Onions, sliced in 1/4 inch rings
15 saltine crackers, crushed
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Instructions

Melt butter in a large fry pan, sauté Vidalia Onions over medium heat until clear. Reserve 3 tbsp. of cracker crumbs for topping and place remaining crumbs in the bottom of a lightly greased, 2 quart casserole. Remove Vidalia Onions from pan with a slotted spoon. Add soup and Vidalia Onions in alternating layers until full. Combine eggs and milk, pour over Vidalia Onions. Top with cheese and remaining cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly.


Wise Words



When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl


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 Flashes...you 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.


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!


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, April 9, 2012

Next to Newsletter- Monday, April 9, 2012


Ah, allergy season is upon us.
Sunday we took a drive up into the mountains.


Arthur and Rachel took glorious pictures while I stood around and sniffled. Now the symptoms have taken hold with a vengeance so this week's newsletter will be short and sweet. Then I'm going to dose myself up with antihistamine and pray for deliverance. Be back when the pollen's gone.


What's on sale?


NEW MARKDOWNS!
30% OFF White Tags
75% OFF Green Tags
CLEARANCE Purple Tags
and here's some great news:


You all know about the Coke lady (so named because of her employer.) She brings us gorgeous plus sizes. We've just put out about 100 pieces of her spring/summer wear- 3X and 22W pants, tops, capris- mostly Ralph Lauren. There are size 9.5 and 10 shoes and even some dresses.
Come soon to get the best selection.

We've also gotten in about 75 wonderful Talbot's size L and XL tops (along with some size 3 Chico's tops) and size 12 Talbot's pants and capris. Beautiful!



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 ran on March 30th. Click here to read "Conclusion jumping, yet one item stands out"



Arthur took the week off from writing his Computer Care column. However, he sends this, exclusive to the Next to Newsletter- some free tools and computing advice that he has not yet written about in any of his columns. You saw it here first. Arthur says:
Freemake is a free, easy and useful tool for changing the format of videos you may have. It has lots of tutorials built-in and will show you how to create You Tube videos, change froman iPad/iPod format to a Windows video, from avi to mpeg or wmv and lots more.

On the web page below, you'll also find a free audio converter. Find it at:

Another good free utility to have is TrackMeNot, a browser add-on that will stop Firefox or Chrome from following you on the Internet with use of many popular search engines. Among other reasons to install it, your spam intake will be reduced. For Firefox go to http://trackmenot.org/


If you still use Internet Explorer, we need to talk. Try one of the others.

Know the difference between an UPGRADE and an UPDATE. The former requires payment. The latter is free and is just a newer version of what you already have.

For example, if you use the free and popular Advanced system Care and see a link to an UPGRADE, they are trying to sell you the paid version.

But if you see a pop-up telling you of an UPDATE, it is OK to download it. That's just a the latest of the free versions, newer than the one you already have installed. It will almost always overwrite the existing version, but may ask your permission first; just agree to it.

Use System Restore. It is built in to every version of Windows. It is Microsoft's "Way-Back Machine" (for those of you who remember Saturday cartoons from way back!). What it does is create a reference point for you to go back to should something go awry with your computer.

Do you want to know how to destroy the data on a CD/DVD? Go to
http://www.wikihow.com/Destroy-a-CD-or-DVD. There are various easy methods listed there.
I am available for tuneups (make your computer faster) and virus & malware
eradication. My rates beat those of the big box stores and my clients are also my friends.
I don't mind friends contacting me with a call or email about computing
issues that may have arisen. Try that with one of the other guys!

Watch for my biweekly column in the Times, the next one on the 14th.


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 Flashes...you 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.


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!


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, April 2, 2012

Next to Newsletter- Monday, April 2, 2012





N2N will be closed on Easter Sunday. Happy Easter to everyone.





Passover starts April 7th and goes until April 13th. Click here to see Passover Rhapsody- A Jewish Rock Opera. Pesach tov, everybody!











What's on sale?




Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF ladies pants, shorts and capris



Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF your entire purchase when you present a current high school or college ID (non-store credit purchases only)





And what happens on Friday?




Why, it's time for the


FIRST FRIDAY SALE!


Friday, April 6


10 AM- 6 PM


50% off STOREWIDE


Half off the original price!


Get a jump on warm weather shopping-


The yellow tags are our summer items and they're half off, too!





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 ran on March 30th. Click here to read "Conclusion jumping, yet one item stands out"




Arthur took the week off from writing his Computer Care column. However, he sends this, exclusive to the Next to Newsletter- some free tools and computing advice that he has not yet written about in any of his columns. You saw it here first. Arthur says:


Freemake is a free, easy and useful tool for changing the format of videos you may have. It has lots of tutorials built-in and will show you how to create You Tube videos, change froman iPad/iPod format to a Windows video, from avi to mpeg or wmv and lots more.



On the web page below, you'll also find a free audio converter. Find it at:




Another good free utility to have is TrackMeNot, a browser add-on that will stop Firefox or Chrome from following you on the Internet with use of many popular search engines. Among other reasons to install it, your spam intake will be reduced. For Firefox go to http://trackmenot.org/





If you still use Internet Explorer, we need to talk. Try one of the others.


Know the difference between an UPGRADE and an UPDATE. The former requires payment. The latter is free and is just a newer version of what you already have.


For example, if you use the free and popular Advanced system Care and see a link to an UPGRADE, they are trying to sell you the paid version.


But if you see a pop-up telling you of an UPDATE, it is OK to download it. That's just a the latest of the free versions, newer than the one you already have installed. It will almost always overwrite the existing version, but may ask your permission first; just agree to it.


Use System Restore. It is built in to every version of Windows. It is Microsoft's "Way-Back Machine" (for those of you who remember Saturday cartoons from way back!). What it does is create a reference point for you to go back to should something go awry with your computer.



Do you want to know how to destroy the data on a CD/DVD? Go to



http://www.wikihow.com/Destroy-a-CD-or-DVD. There are various easy methods listed there.


I am available for tuneups (make your computer faster) and virus & malware

eradication. My rates beat those of the big box stores and my clients are also my friends.
I don't mind friends contacting me with a call or email about computing
issues that may have arisen. Try that with one of the other guys!



Watch for my biweekly column in the Times, the next one on the 14th.




Our favorite April Fool's item this year:





Day trip!





The 16th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will be an incredible weekend of music and art held in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains on April 21-22. During that weekend, old time and bluegrass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega. There will be on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians on Saturday and Sunday, and a juried artist's marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Extensive music workshops, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a Saturday night street dance, a live country auction on Friday night, family activities, and food complete the offerings. For more info go to www.bearonthesquare.org.





Whatcha eatin'?






I've been on Weight Watchers a long time now and I'm always on the look-out for program-friendly dessert recipes. I may have lost weight but I haven't lost my sweet tooth. I heard about this dish at my last meeting, tried it
and loved it. You will too.



3-Ingredient Cobbler



2-bags frozen cherries (or one bag cherries and 1 pint blueberries or you can use frozen mixed berries, peaches...the combinations are endless. Just be sure to use fruit without added sugar)


1 box yellow or white cake mix (for the real WW purist, Pillsbury even makes a sugar-free mix)


1 can (or 12 ounces) diet ginger ale or Sprite Zero or any light-colored diet soda.


Place fruit in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. In a bowl, mix together cake mix and soda until there aren't many lumps. Pour over fruit and bake for 40 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degree oven or until lightly browned.



Serves 12. Points Plus: 3 to 4 (depending on the kind of cake mix you choose)





Wise Words





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 Flashes...you 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.








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!







Computer problems?



glazer.tech@gmail.com







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