Monday, February 11, 2013

Next to Newsletter- Monday, February 11, 2013

Good Morning!


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!


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 come take a look!

Would you like to donate something for the fundraiser? Just email Teressa at 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 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 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

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. Our latest winner is Kay Qualls. Congratulations, Kay!

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.

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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

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