Thursday, December 22, 2011

Women & Children First Holiday Wish List

If you are planning to attend Christmas with Pamela at Porters, don't forget to bring a couple items to help the folks at Women & Children First. Below is a list of their needs. So go enjoy a night of music and help a good cause at the same time!

Women & Children First Holiday Wish List
  • Gift Cards (Target, Kroger, etc.)
  • Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
  • Diapers & Wipes
  • Bath Towels
  • Twin Sheets, Blankets & Bed Pillows
  • Socks & Underwear (all sizes)
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Swiffer Sweeper Wet Mop Refills
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • All-Purpose Spray Cleaner
  • Dishwashing Tablets
  • Women's Deodorant
  • Dixie Cups
  • Disposable Dishes & Silverware
  • Batteries (all kinds)
  • CFL's (regular & candelabra)
  • Family Friendly DVD's

Friday, December 16, 2011

DIY Gift Ideas: Jewelry & Home Decor

Hey guys we'll add steps and pictures for the great DIY gifts Angie shared a little later. For now, here's the video from the segment.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

After an amazing 2 weeks of you giving, we'd love to give you a chance to take home one of many fun prizes. 

We will continue adding to the list of items as products come in.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your name and contact information. The comments are not published.

Here are some of the items up for grabs:

Thanks to Hasbro for sending us:
Bop-It! XT 
Yahtzee Flash
Connect 4 Launchers
Cranium Brain Breaks
Thor Lightning Hammer & Thor Helmet
G.I. Joe U.S. Army Paratrooper

You can find more info about all of these products at

We've had the pleasure of Leo Honeycutt of Bruce Foods cooking up several tasty dishes this holiday season. The folks from Bruce Foods & Cajun Injector were kind enough to give us a could Grilling Kits to include in the giveaway. For more information on Cajun Injector products visit

Another great gift you could win from the folks at Origins. This is the “Ginger To Go and Stay” set.

 For more information on all of the great Origins products you can find them on Facebook at or list their website

Larry Clark with Staples stopped by a few weeks ago and left these fun flash drives. They are all 4GB flash drives and we have several different styles up for grabs. For more information on all Staples has to offer, or to find the location nearest you, visit their website

Jennifer Pyron of Little Rock Family Magazine was kind enough to leave some items from her "Tween Gift Ideas" segment. For more information on all the fun things Little Rock Family has to offer, check out their Facebook page:  
Jordin Sparks "Because of You" Perfume

Tattooed by Inky Fragrances (for girls & boys)

OPI Glimmer Wonderland Nailpolish

The guys from Evolve chipped in several $100 gift certificates.

Our friends at Massage Envy threw in facial & a massage to help fill your stocking!
For more on all of the great serves Massage Envy has to offer, check out their website:

We also have several bags of G.H. Cretors Popped Corn. This would be a great treat for everyone, but as a bonus, this is a gluten free snack.


In addition to the $100 Gift Certificates, Evolve gave us a stack of wallets.

The folks with Reuse Jeans are giving one lucky viewer a free pair of jeans. 
Here's a link to their website with more information:

This could make a great gift, on a gift. It's Gift Wrap That Grows! This gift wrap is pretty on the present, then you plant it and have pretty flowers to look at. For more details on this product visit:

And, Augusta from B. Barnett brought us a bag filled with goodies! 
She gave us beauty and facials galore, all to pass along to you!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Home "Spa" Gift Ideas

At home "spa " gifts!! 
These are incredible gifts- and affordable!

Bath Salts:
In a large glass or metal bowl, stir together...
2 cups Epsom Salt or Dead Sea Salt - or 1 cup of each (Do not use table salts, they will dry out skin!  And when using Dead Sea Salt, which I prefer, be sure to remove any dark pieces that may have slipped through processing.) 
1-2 teaspoons of baking soda, if desired (Makes skin soft.)
10-12 drops of essential oil (Lavender is best for a relaxing bath, Vanilla and Eucalyptus are also fabulous!)
You can also add a small amount of food coloring paste (the kind used for cake decorating) if desired, but it's not necessary. Not to much though- you don't want to stain your tub!
After you have stirred the salt really well ( the more you stir the more the wonderful scent begins to come through!), pour into pretty glass jars and attach lids.
For the Glass Jars... 
Use clean mason jars, baby food jars, or even spaghetti and jelly jars.  They are all perfect for homemade bath salt!

Relaxing Bath Soap
Foaming Vanilla Honey

1 cup sweet almond oil (light olive or sesame oil may be substituted)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup liquid soap
1 TBS vanilla extract

  • Measure the oil into a medium bowl, then carefully stir in remaining ingredients until mixture is fully blended.
  • Pour into a clean plastic bottle or glass jar with a tight-fitting stopper or lid. Shake gently before using.
  • Use desired amount in the bathtub :under running water

Bath Jellies

Jellies: These can be made as luxurious home spa goodies or they can be packaged for the kids (set with toys inside). Great gifts!

3/4 cup water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup liquid soap (unscented–use shower gel, hand soap or bubble bath)
*Essential oil (choose your favorite–a few drops)

  • Bring water to a boil, remove from heat then slowly stir in and dissolve the gelatin. Slowly add liquid soap and stir to mix. Add essential oil, stir well.
  • Pour liquid into a clean clear jar or container, seal and refrigerate overnight.
Once the mix gels, it’s ready to use. Just add a spoonful under running water in the tub for a bubbling treat (a tablespoon or two will do).
*If you wish, you can skip the essential oil and use liquid soaps that have a fragrance.
Notes: Use within a few weeks. Keep refrigerated and airtight to avoid mold.

If DIY isn't your style, visit the Ava Bella Day Spa website for gift-able spa treatments (or a little present for yourself!).

Friday, December 09, 2011

Girl With Dragon Tattoo Sneak Preview

December 19
Rave Colonel Glenn
Little Rock

Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
You must have or will need to create a log in to get your pass.

If you encounter technical problems,
please contact Gofobo's customer support line at

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Holiday Thoughts from Rebecca Ward

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Start your engines!  The holiday season is upon us! While many of us still have turkey breath, we will be dragging out Christmas trees, ornaments, wreaths and all the other seasonal jewelry to begin our annual version of “decking the halls.” It’s what we do. We may be tired of it or even dread some of the boring and frustrating parts of the process of getting our homes presentable for holiday moments but most of us still adorn and bejewel to honor the month or so of seasonal  revelry…or not. We don’t “revel” a great deal here at my house  any longer but we do have several small gatherings of friends and family and I like my house to look festive and smell great.

I recall with some amusement my earlier years as a holiday fanatic and shake my head wondering what in the world was I thinking? Long before Thanksgiving, I had ordered my Christmas cards and had my gift list completed and many gifts bought, wrapped, and tagged! No moss under my youthful tootsies! Within hours after Thanksgiving  faded into a fridge full of leftovers,  the transformation from pumpkins into themes of Christmas had begun.  By midnight on Friday, my house was done! Wreaths on the door, tree trimmed with lights shining, and familiar seasonal artifacts, candles,  and ribbons spread throughout the place.

Back then I would start the baking duties…something I’ve never particularly enjoyed or been adept at. It was something I did because Mother and Grandmother did.. Christmas baking…cookies, fruit breads, plus fudge and divinity. There were always those little round tins which were saved from year to year to be filled with cardio-diabetic-glucose paralyzing foodstuffs we only eat sparingly today. Somehow during the holiday season, I guess we thought we had corporeal amnesty and license to scarf down sugary-buttery goodies with no ill effects. Life was simpler then, before we knew how we were killing ourselves with food!

Oh, I have so digressed. This blog today is to help you NOT put yourself under such stress that you can’t enjoy the month of fun you have ahead of you. What I’m suggesting is you look at how you put pressure on yourself or perhaps let others put pressure on you and see if it’s all really necessary like Christmas cards or Christmas newsletters.  Some years ago, I decided that Christmas cards could be replaced by New Year’s cards I could send sometime in January when the world was dark and cold and Christmas mania was past. That was one task deleted.  When I bought gifts, I let the merchants who were kind enough to offer wrap those gifts and that saved lots of time.  I learned how to honor my friends and family with gifts in their honor to a worthy organization which helped a whole bunch of folks and took a lot of the angst about what to buy or what color and size.

Instead of “What to buy”  we might ask ourselves “Should I buy” with the economy so tough right now. A gift of your time is priceless so you might offer to babysit, or run errands for someone who could use the help, or set aside some time for coffee and a visit. Baking cookies is a treat for most people and that can be a gift that is not so expensive in goods but priceless in the making.

Holidays are not the time to bring up old issues or look for opportunity to clear the air or resolve an old hurt. If you’re with your family, go, eat, mingle, and then go home. This is not a summit meeting, it’s Christmas dinner. Keep it simple.

That’s the best advice I guess: Keep it simple! In every way, look for a comfort zone so  a Merry Christmas can be that for you too. Unfortunately, our Christmas celebrations have long ago turned into an economic event and a marketing bonanza more than a season to celebrate a precious birthday with family and friends. Isn’t that so sad?

Rebecca Ward

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

POP Phone Giveaway

If you'd like to win theNative Union POP Phone leave a comment by 9:15am Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day) and you could win this handy gadget.

Staples describes the POP Phone as "a retro-inspired handset that not only works on cell phones, but can also be used with a tablet or computer via Skype or VOIP applications with a USB adaptor. Manufactured with a high quality speaker and microphone, the POP phone is available in an assortment of colors including black, red, pink and purple."

All you have to do to register to win is leave a comment with your name & contact information by 9:15am Thanksgiving Day.

We'll draw the winner during the Thanksgiving Edition of Good Morning Arkansas.

Good Luck! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway

If you would like to win a free Thanksgiving Dinner from the folks of Dinner's Ready in Benton, all you have to do is leave a comment with your name and contact information right here. Then, on Tuesday, we'll draw one lucky person who gets Thanksgiving dinner on us.

The winner will receive:
Holiday Meal for 6-8 People, a $109.99 value
Herb-Seasoned Cornbread Dressing
Roasted Turkey Breast
Green Bean Casserole
Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
Turkey Gravy
Cranberry Sauce
Dinner Rolls
4 Layer Chocolate Delight

To enter:
Leave a comment with your name and contact information

Deadline to enter:
Comments must be posted by 9:15am Tuesday, November 22

No comments are published. Only Good Morning Arkansas Staff will see the comments.

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hugo Sneak Preview

Monday, November 21
Rave Colonel Glenn
Little Rock
Log on to: 

Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
You must have or will need to create a log in to get your pass.

If you encounter technical problems, 
please contact Gofobo's customer support line at 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holy Souls Cookbook Locations

Copies of Cookbook Can Be Purchased from
Holy Souls School Office (in Hillcrest)
1001 N. Tyler
Holy Souls Church Office (in Hillcrest)
1003 N. Tyler
Little Rock, AR 72205
Catering to You (Across from Pavilion in the Park)
8121 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72227
By Invitation Only (in the Heights)
5600 R Street
Little Rock, AR 72207

At Home Skin Treatments

DIY Mask for "Season Skin"
Mix 1 tbsp Honey, 1 tbsp Nutmeg, & 1 tbsp cinnamon 
in a bowl.. & there you have your simple diy mask.
Apply this to cleansed skin... leave on your face for
15-30 minutes... then cleanse skin using warm water.

Peel off pore strips
1 tsp gelatin
1tsp milk
put in a small dish- microwave for 10 sec.  Will be warm- so be careful
use Q-tips or a make- up brush and apply to pores that are clogged ( mainly your nose). leave on for 10 min and peel off.  WOW!
Thanks to Dee Dee Helbig for sharing both of the ideas above. For the full spa treatment check out Ava Bella's website:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Arthur Christmas Sneak Preview

Saturday, November 19
Rave Colonel Glenn 
Little Rock

Log on to:
Enter the RSVP Code: KATV7XJN

Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
You must have or will need to create a log in to get your pass.

If you encounter technical problems, 

please contact Gofobo's customer support line at 



Thursday, November 10, 2011

Beauty Giveaway

If you'd like to win a makeover and beauty bag from Augusta Andrews of B. Barnett just leave a comment on this post with your name and contact information. 

If you win, you will need to go to B. Barnett in Little Rock to pick up your prize.

This prize has a value of $175.

We will draw the winner Friday, so leave your comment by 8am Friday, November 11th.

Remember, the comments aren't published, so no one will see your contact information except the GMA Staff and Augusta.

Good Luck!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Win Tickets "That 80's Show"

The Rep's production of That 80's Show opened at Wildwood Park for the Arts October 26th.

We'd like to give you a chance to win 2 tickets to show. All you have to do is leave a comment with your
  • Name 
  • Contact Information
  • And your favorite thing from the 80's (song title, big hair, etc.) Remember, if we draw your name as the winner, your comment will be read on air.
Also, your comments are not published.

We'll draw winners from all the eligible entries on Tuesday, November 1st.

Good luck!

Jack & Jill Sneak Preview

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Rave Colonel Glenn 
Little Rock

For your chance to receive screening passes visit
Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
You must have or will need to create a log in to get your pass.

If you encounter technical problems, 
please contact Gofobo's customer support line at 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Secure Your ID Day Locations

Twice a year the Better Business Bureau gives us a chance to secure our ID with free document shredding. That day is just around the corner, in fact, tomorrow is your chance to take your documents to one of the locations below and watch them shred to pieces (with the exception of the Quitman location which is drop off only).
Here's how it works:

From 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday, October 22nd take your boxes of old receipts, forms, statements and more to the location nearest you.

Little Rock - BBB Office – 12521 Kanis Road
Conway - Bear’s Den Exxon – Corner of Salem and Dave Ward DR.
Russellville - Fiser Kubota Tractor – 702 Weir Road
Jonesboro – East Arkansas Broadcasters – 407 West Parker Road
Cabot – The Cabot Revenue Office – 1604 S. Pine St
Quitman – Nestlehut Insurance - 5724 Heber Springs RD W

Once your there, they will throw the papers in the CINTAS Shredding Truck and your work is done.  There is no participation fee.

If you have questions you can contact Mike Rohrer with the Arkansas Better Business Bureau just call 501-664-4888 ext 121 and ask for Mike Rohrer or email

"Anonymous" Sneak Preview


Thursday, October 27, 2011
7:30pmRave Colonel Glenn 
Little Rock

For your chance to receive screening passes visit
Enter RSVP Code: KATV40A8

Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
You must have or will need to create a log in to get your pass.

If you encounter technical problems, 
please contact Gofobo's customer support line at 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Peek-A-Boo Consignment Early Shopping Pass

It was great to have Cherie Grammer with Peek-A-Boo Consignment on yesterday.  Sorry we didn't post this sooner, but you can print the flyer below and they'll let you shop early tonight.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Shrek Halloween: Top 3

Wow!  We had a great response to the Shrek Halloween Contest.  It was so tough choosing just 3.

Here they are, in no particular order:

This is Cruz from Maumelle.  He is dressed is Superman.  His dad Jarrod sent this picture to us.

This is Erica from Bryant dressed as a Vampire.  Thanks to Jajuan Legate for sending the picture in.

This is Jaden from North Little Rock dressed as his idol, Michael Jackson.  His mom Stacie sent us this picture.

Now you have seen the top 3, don't forget to cast your vote in the poll to the right. You have until 8am October 24th to cast your vote!  The winner wins 4 tickets to see Shrek at the Robinson.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Shrek Contest...Ending Soon

Thinking about taking your kids to see Shrek the Musical?  Why not try to win tickets first?

All you have to do is email us a picture of them, yourself or even your pet in a Halloween costume.  It can be trying on this year's costume, or from years past.  

Yes, it's that simple.  Send the picture of your loved one dressed in their Halloween costume to  

Be sure to include:
  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your address
  • Names of people/pets in the picture
 You only have until October 12th to enter!

Once you send us your picture, you are in the running to win 4 tickets to see Shrek the Musical at Robinson Center Music Hall!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monstrous Giveaway: Top 3

Congratulations to Jay Wade 
the winner of this contest! 

Don't forget to 
send us an email with 
your Halloween picture to 
for your chance to win tickets to see 
Shrek the Musical!

Below are the top three entries in the Monstrous Giveaway.  

Remember, vote for your favorite in the poll to the right.  

The entry with the most votes wins 2 Celebrity Attractions Little Rock Season Passes!

We've extended the voting deadline to make up for the delay in posting.  You have until 8am Monday, October 3 to cast your vote.

Princess Fiona (Coralee Franks) from Shrek
entry by Amy Franks

 Fiddler on the Roof Videos
entry by Jay Wade
(all of the videos are 1 entry)


Blue Men Pictures
entry by Beverly Westlake

Monday, September 26, 2011

Woo Pig Smoochie Giveaway
If you want your lips to be Woo Pig Smoochable with Woo Pig Smoochie Lip Gloss by Bellisima Beauty.  All you have to do is leave a comment with your name and contact information.   

We will not post the comments; only the GMA producer and hosts see these.  

Leave your comment by 4PM Monday, September 26th, and you could win 2 tubes filled with Razorback pride!