Monday, February 25, 2013

Next to Newsletter- Monday, February 25, 2013






Good Morning!

 
 

What's New?
 
There's a whole new 75% off sidewalk rack full of great name brands in all sizes- better hurry!

 
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 column ran on February 23rd. You can click here to read"Printer glitch? Best to start over "

Click here to go to his blog to read past columns.
 


My column, "Diagnosis followed by fear, now determination" about discovering Rachel had Type 1 diabetes ran on Feb. 22nd. Click here to read it.

Too Sweet for Type 1



Our daughter, Rachel, a freshman at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. In the weeks since her diagnosis, she's made a remarkable adjustment to insulin injections, blood sugar monitoring and a low-carbohydrate diet. We had to learn an awful lot about diabetes in a hurry. And Rachel got terribly sick before we realized what was wrong and sought help. We don't want that to happen to another family, so...



On Friday, March 1st, there will be a store wide half price sale at N2N.
 
But that's not all. We'll be holding a Diabetes Awareness Day and the Too Sweet for Type 1 Fundraiser.There will be extended hours (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) There will raffles and prizes, a bake sale, celebrity authors signing their books, goodie bags with diabetes information and lots of freebies...and more, much more.




Leading up to the fundraiser, we'll be selling raffle tickets- $1.00 each. We'll be drawing for prizes all day on March 1st and you don't have to be present to win. Please stop in and buy a hand full. It all goes to help Rachel.

We also have some pretty amazing items that have been donated- collectible Barbies (Flamingo, Couture, Evening Sophisticate- even two I Love Lucy Barbies!), a hand painted child's rocking chair, autographed photos of Chandler Massey (Will Horton on "Days Of Our Lives") and books signed by authors Lauretta Hannon ("The Cracker Queen") ,Rob Wood, Janice Raddatz, Donna de la Perriere and Molly Read Woo. Author Joseph Scott Morgan will be here signing "Blood Beneath My Feet." (Time TBA)There are vintage accessories, some pretty amazing framed needlepoints and more. They're available for a suggested donation that's far less than the actual retail price...so come take a look!




There are gift certificates for yoga classes at Find Your center: Yoga with Emilie, an hour of computer repair or instruction from Glazer the PC Tech and more!
Would you like to donate something for the fundraiser? Just email Teressa at next2new@aol.com or call 770-534-2595.
If you struggle with diabetes or love someone who does, please make a special effort to stop in. You'll be an honored guest. We're all in this together.



Life Hacks



Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and tricks can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Click here to see some of the best I've come across in a long time.



Owner's manual





I'm a long-time fan of Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac." Here's one of my favorite excerpts- "How to Be Perfect."


Wild Kingdom




I love nature photography. Especially animals photographed in the wild. Click here to see some of the best of the best animal photography ever.



 
Whatcha eatin'?

 

Quick and Easy Monkey Bread
 
 


This is a very easy bread to make. You probably have the ingredients already sitting in your pantry. Why Monkey Bread? I have no earthly idea. It's also has been called Bubble Bread and Pull Apart Bread. By any name, it's delicious! Thanks to Jennie Clayton for the recipe.  Click here to get started.



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 Kay Qualls. Congratulations, Kay!




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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!


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...and remember Senior Discount Day- each Monday, everyone 55 and over gets 30% off their cash purchases.



Computer problems?

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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, February 11, 2013

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Good Morning!




HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!


What's New?



Oh.My.Gosh. Last Saturday, we got in over 200 pieces of absolutely GORGEOUS ladies' size 14-16-18-L-XL-1X fashions. You know the name brands- Kim Rogers, Rafaella, Jessica Howard, AGB, New Directions, Ronni Nicole....many, many more.

Going to a wedding? We have a dress for you! Easter Sunday? Sure thing! Job interview? Ditto! Saturday with the family? That, too! We've even had to add another rack to accommodate them all.

This you DON'T want to miss!

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 column ran on February 10th. Click here to read "Even safe downloading sites should be approached with caution "

Click here to go to his blog to read past columns.

I'm taking a break from the column for a few weeks.
I plan to be back on February 22nd.


Too Sweet for Type 1


Our daughter, Rachel, a freshman at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In the weeks since her diagnosis, she's made a remarkable adjustment to insulin injections, blood sugar monitoring and a low-carbohydrate diet.

Here's the quandary: her father, Arthur, and I are both self-employed. For us, health insurance is outrageously expensive and comes with a high deductible. To help meet Rachel's deductible, we're holding the Too Sweet for Type 1 Fundraiser. On Friday, March 1st there will be a store wide half price sale at N2N. But that's not all. There will be extended hours (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) There will raffles and prizes, a bake sale, celebrity authors signing their books, goodie bags with diabetes information and lots of freebies...and more, much more.


Leading up to the fundraiser, we'll be selling raffle tickets- $1.00 each. We'll be drawing for prizes all day on March 1st and you don't have to be present to win. Please stop in and buy a hand full. It all goes to help Rachel.

We also have some pretty amazing items that have been donated- collectible Barbies (Flamingo, Couture, Evening Sophisticate- even two I Love Lucy Barbies!), a hand painted child's rocking chair, autographed photos of Chandler Massey (Will Horton on "Days Of Our Lives"), books signed by authors Lauretta Hannon ("The Cracker Queen") and Fred Fussell, vintage accessories and more. They're available for a suggested donation that's far less than the actual retail price...so come take a look!


Would you like to donate something for the fundraiser? Just email Teressa at next2new@aol.com or call 770-534-2595.

If you struggle with diabetes or love someone who does, please make a special effort to stop in. You'll be an honored guest. We're all in this together.


Closer to Free



Oh, I do so love a flash mob. The ones at weddings singing numbers from "Les Mes", the ones in malls singing the "Hallelujah Chorus." But this one...this one is special. On November 20, 2012, a group of cancer survivors, doctors and caregivers from Smilow Cancer Hospital, along with the Fairfield Children’s Choir and a troupe of stage performers, came together at Union Station in New Haven.

They were there to celebrate personal triumph. And to celebrate life. The event was a flash mob - a live, spontaneous performance that helped draw attention to their mission of making the world cancer free. Click here to see the performance. Click here to read more about Closer to Free.


Art With Heart



The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is hosting Art with Heart 2013, a benefit art auction, Friday, February 15, from 7-10 p.m. 2013 is the fourth year for this fundraising event with all proceeds supporting HSNEGA’s animal rescue and adoption programs and the shelter’s work to end companion animal overpopulation and suffering.

The benefit will take place at the Elks Club in Gainesville, located on Riverside Drive. The event will feature fine art, folk art, pottery, fine woodworking, sculpture and other types of artwork donated by renowned national and regional artists. All artwork will be available for silent auction during the event.

Non-art auction items--including a houseboat cruise on Lake Lanier, a birthday party at HSNEGA and a spa package--also will be available to bid on during the event. The event will also feature many artwork items for immediate sale at the event including jewelry, prints and pottery. Many items will start at $5 or $10.

Tickets for the event are $40 per person. A limited number of tickets are available for the event; the requested RSVP date was Friday, February 8 but there may still be tickets available-contact Julie Edwards, HSNEGA Director of Development & Marketing, at 770-532-6617 or
JulieEdwards@HSNEGA.org. Ticket price includes heavy hor d’oeuvres and a complimentary wine bar.



Bargains at Starbucks!



Here's a reminder about this yummy offer from Starbucks! Through 2/14 you can score a free Vanilla Spice Latte, Caffe Mocha or Hot Chocolate when you purchase another after 2 p.m.

You can head here to get your coupon to print or show on your mobile phone.
And, don't forget, if you want to save even more at Starbucks, you can go here to Starbucks.com and register a gift card. Once you have registered and loaded your card with some money, for every purchase you make with your Starbucks gift card, you'll receive a point. Once you receive five points, you'll reach the green level and get not only a free drink on your birthday, but also syrup or soy milk for free, free refills while you're at Starbucks and when you buy a pound or more of whole bean coffee, you can also get a free 12 ounce beverage.


Whatcha eatin'?

When Molly went off to Jackson to work for the Institute of Southern Jewish Life, I put together a recipe blog for her. Recipes for Molly in Mississippi features many of the family favorites that she's grown up with and it's become a go-to resource whenever we're putting together a reunion dinner or deciding what to fix for Thanksgiving.

Now that Rachel's off at school it was time to start a recipe blog for her, too. Since she has special dietary requirements, her blog focuses on low-carb dishes that meet the parameters of her daily limits (60g/carbs per meal; 20g/carbs per snack.) click here to see the blog: Too Sweet for Type 1. Be sure to check out the Cauliflower “Mac” ‘n Cheese recipe- you may never make it with macaroni again!

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 Kay Qualls. Congratulations, Kay!

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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!



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...and remember Senior Discount Day- each Monday, everyone 55 and over gets 30% off their cash purchases.






Computer problems?

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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, February 4, 2013

Next to Newsletter- Monday, February 4, 2013



Most of you know Rachel. She grew up here in the shop, first in a playpen and then behind the counter. She's 18 now. Last year she graduated from North Hall High School and now she's a Zell Miller Scholar in the Honors Program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.

She works part-time, keeping the nursery at Dahlonega Presbyterian Church and helping out here at N2N when she's home. In the summer, she's a counselor at Camp Coleman near Cleveland.

She writes poetry, she practices yoga, she plays the ukulele (you all remember this, right?), she hikes, she knits. She's a busy, busy girl.


She made a stellar adjustment to college, plunging into dorm life, starting an interfaith alliance to encourage kids of different faiths to come together and learn from one another, serving on the Honors Program board.

Then the symptoms began. Extreme thirst. Endless trips to the bathroom. Stubborn infections that wouldn't go away. Unexplained fatigue. An appetite that rivaled that of a sumo wrestler.

Then on January 23rd came the diagnosis: type 1 diabetes.

We were blindsided. There's no history of diabetes on either side of our family. We knew nothing about the disease. I was stunned to hear her doctor refer to her as a "diabetic." Surely not.

But, yes. Something, maybe an infection, caused her pancreas to shut down. She's now insulin-dependant, injecting herself up to four times a day, pricking her fingertips every few hours to monitor her blood sugar levels, changing her eating habits to embrace a low-carbohydrate diet.

Through it all, not once have I heard her whine, grumble or despair about this cruel trick of fate. No, I've been the one doing that. For the first week all I could do was cry. That and read everything I could find on Type 1 Diabetes.

While 25.8 million people in the US (8.3 percent) have diabetes, only 5 percent of those have type 1. It can't be controlled with diet alone and if not managed properly can lead to horrible, even deadly complications.


Rachel's handling this bump in the road the way she does everything- with optimism and determination. Last Saturday, she packed up her snacks and water and insulin and glucose meter and hiked to Preacher's Rock.

So her attitude is positive, the prognosis is good and, with proper care, the future looks as bright as it ever did.

So what's the problem?

My husband, Arthur, and I are both self-employed. For us, health insurance is outrageously expensive and comes with a high deductible. In Rachel's case, it's $3000.

$3000 that we don't have.

That's where you come in.

Our next First Friday Sale is on March 1st. We're turning it into a fundraiser for Rachel. We'll have extended hours and the store wide 50% off sale will continue until we've reached our goal of $3000. We'll be holding raffles and drawings for N2N gift certificates and all sorts of prizes. During this month we'll be selling tickets for $1.00. Please stop in and buy a fistful. It all goes to help Rachel.

What sorts of prizes? We'll be asking our artist, writer, musician and crafty friends to donate some of their works. There will be collectibles and gift certificates for services. Everyone who buys a ticket will win something, I promise.

There will be diabetes education materials, snacks (hopefully low carb), maybe a celebrity appearance or two.

So please, if you've written a book, cut a CD, knitted a scarf, thrown a pot....you get the idea, right?...please, please consider making a donation to this event. Drop it off at N2N or call me and I'll come to you to pick it up. It's not tax deductible but I guarantee the karmic benefits are enormous.

Please pass this on. Tell your friends and ask them to tell theirs. I'm counting on our N2N community to help us take care of this precious child. 

 Please.

And from the depths of a mother's heart, thank you.

Teressa

work: 770-534-9070
home: 770-5342595
cell: 770-539-1911

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