Friday, December 21, 2012

Cost Cutting Household Recipes


Thanks to Angie Freel of the Saline County Cooperative Extension for sharing these money saving household recipes!

Foaming Hand Soap
Empty foam dispenser (either buy one or have someone save their container for you).
3 Tablespoons liquid soap - any kind
2/3 cup warm water

Add ingredients to container. Swirl to mix.  Do not shake.

Stainless Steel Cleaner
2/3 cup vinegar
Few drops dish washing soap
1/3 cup water

Add to spray bottle and use soft cloth to wipe cleaner off all stainless appliances.

Homemade Febreze
1/8 cup liquid fabric softener
2 Tablespoons baking soda
Hot tap water

Use spray bottle and add first two ingredients. Finish filling bottle with hot water. Shake well.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

5 Worst Beauty Mistakes


In case you missed some of the tips from Augusta's segment last week, here are the 5 beauty mistakes and how to avoid them.

1.  Wearing foundation on flaky skin!  Always make sure you prepare your skin properly before you put makeup on.  Exfoliate your skin with the proper scrub.  Always moisturize your skin with a formula for your skin type whether it be oily or dry.

2.  Forgetting to blend your makeup!  When it comes to foundation, eyes, and lips, always remember to blend, blend, blend.

3.  Using concealer that is too light for your skin!  Pink-toned concealer is used to brighten while a peach-tone will help to cancel out the blueish hue of under eye circles.  Always use a creamy concealer that matches your skin tone.

4.  Applying too much shine!  Who doesn't want to have that dewy look that is so popular?  However if you have oily skin, do not use luminizer as it can highlight acne.  Choose a certain area to highlight like your cheekbones or bridge of your nose.  As for normal to dry skin, you have many options.  Just don't layer too much shine, or it can make you look greasy.

5.  Lip liner that doesn't match your lipstick!  Make sure the two are the same shade.  If you choose a red lipstick, don't use your favorite nude liner.  If you want to look dated, that will definitely do the trick!  So go out and find your perfect liner to match your lip color.

You can find Augusta at B. Barnett in Little Rock.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 Days of Giveaways (Repost)


******REPOST*****

This was getting buried on the blog scroll, so we decided to repost.

Since Christmas is fast approaching, we thought we'd help you with your Christmas list, or give you the chance to win yourself something special. 

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

December 6-21, 2012 we'll draw a new winner each day. 


This is the growing list of things we have to give to you.

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

Here are some of the items up for grabs:


***New prize from puppetpandemonium.com***

A full body girl puppet


Plus, 4 strands of beautiful flower lights handmade in Thailand.


Thanks to The Learning Express for adding this Razorback Barbie ($39.99 value) to the items up for grabs!

$50 Promenade Gift Card
$50 Bravo! Italian Gift Card
Four Chenal 9 Theatres Movie Passes
Perfume Max Cologne/Perfume Gift Set
Package value $245!

Gift basket of monogrammed goodies 

from Mrs. Polka Dot valued at $100 









Iron Man prize pack with mask and "Tri-Power Repulsor" accessory

VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection DVD
The Original Christmas Classics DVD

Several family 4 packs to Arvest on Ice! which is open through January 6th!


Rita's Twice as Nice Gifts: Gifts That Give Back


Thanks for Rita for sharing this list of gifts that keep giving!

Here are my favorite "twice-nice"gifts:
*The Red Sari offers luscious scarves and luxury color hand-knit gifts to help 3rd world women achieve income and independence. This product is sold at Beyond Cotton.

*Broken China is an accessory line actually crafted from broken china pieces to benefit the Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas. These unique jewelry pieces are at Beyond Cotton, as well.

*The Clinton Museum Store proceeds are a perpetual fund-raiser for the Clinton Foundation, PLUS, they sell a gift rice-bag from Riceland that supports the Rice Depot.

*Barbara Graves and other merchants sell the Humane Society Planner; proceeds go to our no-kill certified Pulaski County Animal Shelter.

*Market Place Pharmacy and All Around the House sell tea towels from Glory Haus to support bereft orphans and widows in Southern India.

*Besides their own Village Gift Shoppe, Heifer Project has a gorgeous catalog of choices for those who wish to support an at-risk community by buying animals or shares of animals, starting at $15.

*Ten Thousand Villages has an eye-popping array of one-of-a-kind craft gifts to benefit low-income communities all ove the world. To them, "Each gift sale supports a miracle.".

Those are but a few of the offerings available for us to feature for our segment; We wanted to get this info to you.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Rebecca Ward & the Magic of Christmas

Blog entry by therapist
Rebecca Ward
As I write this, my holiday house is just about ready for company. Garlands, ribbons and lights are down the staircase and my Santa Claus
collection is displayed in its customary spot. Candles here and there and other Christmas paraphernalia is strewn somewhat artfully about though it's hard for me to know that for sure. I've been doing just about the same things to "deck" my house for many years. It looks okay to me but it just might be that it looks familiar. We cheated on the tree this year, lighting up a tall live tropical looking tree in the living room rather than hauling down the big one from the attic. My granddaughters will roll their eyes and say "Seriously?"

Everything else is out and festive and I love looking around and seeing all the familiar stuff,  Most have little stories attached to their origins, where they were bought or from  whom they were gifted and how old they are and so forth. I love having them around and the house warmly lit with white lights and candle glow. Add a cozy fire and Norman could almost paint a picture! Except for the tree deal. I feel a little guilty that I'm not doing the whole expected thing but not enough to change the plan for this year. The house is adorned sufficiently to announce the season and looks fetching if I do say so.

Each year I vow to do less and enjoy more and now I'm really getting there. Some of it has to do with being older and knowing what's really important is not what but with whom. What I remember about Christmas' pasts is the time spent laughing and talking and really connecting with family and friends. One year my significant husband gave me a swell watch and I remember how surprised I was. We were newly married and still thinking about the presents we were getting for each other instead of the presence of mind to enjoy our time with folks, some of whom are no longer here. Now we know and focus on making enough time to be present and not about presents you have to buy. It makes for a different focus and much more meaningful holiday season. Thankfully most of our friends feel the same. Opening a bottle of wine and settling in for a long winter's visit is just about the best part of this whole time of year!

While the magic of Santa Claus and flying reindeer and gifts being delivered down the chimney was absolutely wonderful, there is other magic to be found and enjoyed through the month of December. Look around you...it's there and no need for ribbon and scissors. Spend your time with those you love and you'll find what I'm talking about! Do less and "be" more! Magic!!

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Since Christmas is fast approaching, we thought we'd help you with your Christmas list, or give you the chance to win yourself something special. 

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

December 6-21, 2012 we'll draw a new winner each day. 


This is the growing list of things we have to give to you.

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

Here are some of the items up for grabs:


 Thanks to The Learning Express for adding this Razorback Barbie ($39.99 value) to the items up for grabs!

$50 Promenade Gift Card
$50 Bravo! Italian Gift Card
Four Chenal 9 Theatres Movie Passes
Perfume Max Cologne/Perfume Gift Set
Package value $245!

Gift basket of monogrammed goodies 

from Mrs. Polka Dot valued at $100 









Iron Man prize pack with mask and "Tri-Power Repulsor" accessory

VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection DVD
The Original Christmas Classics DVD

Several family 4 packs to Arvest on Ice! which is open through January 6th!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Here are Augusta's 5 Steps to a Perfect Nude Lip




Thanks to Augusta Andrews of B. Barnett for another great blog. This would be great for family gatherings for the holidays.


1.  Always condition your lips before applying a lip color.  It helps anchor your lip color so it stays in place.

2.  Line your lips with a flesh colored lip liner.

3.  Apply a lipstick that matches your skin tone.  Fair skin does well with a peachy flesh tone.  Medium skin looks great with a pinkish beige, and darker skin will benefit from a muted mocha.

4.  Place a soft nude gloss on top of the lip color.

5.  Use a brightening pencil at the bow of the lips to make your pout appear larger.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Committee of One Hundred Cookbook



To purchase:
Email: janicesutton60@gmail.com
or call the Ozark Folk Center
870-269-3851

Cookbooks are also available for purchase at:

Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View
Skillet Restaurant
Ozark Folk Center Gift Shop
Available in Little Rock:
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Gift Shop
Arkansas State Parks
Diane’s Catering
The Clinton Museum Store, Rivermarket District
Historic Arkansas Museum Gift Shop
Little Rock Airport Gift Shop
Rockefeller Cancer Institute Gift Shop
Shoppes on Woodlawn
Wordsworth Books in the Heights
Also available in:
Conway: The Kitchen Store
Morrilton: the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Petit Jean Mountain

Monday, November 05, 2012

How To Enter the GMA Turkey Day Giveaway

To register to win this:

Do this:

Pinterest Project: Thanksgiving



For this week's Pinterest Project we have 3 projects you can use this Thanksgiving. Vote for which Pinterest Project you'd like to see Jeremy and the GMA hosts make.  You pick your favorite and they will tackle the project with the most votes next week.

Option 1:

Thanksgiving Garland

Option 2:
Thanks Wreath

Option 3:
Apothecary Jars


To vote for your favorite project, visit our Facebook page: 
Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at 

Friday, November 02, 2012

Skyfall Sneak Preview


Wednesday November 7, 2012


at 7:30 p.m.
For your pass:
Log on to WWW.GOFOBO.COM/RSVP
Enter RSVP Code: KATVQ96U

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 866-372-0272 or support@gofobo.com

at the Rave Theatre
in Little Rock

Thursday, October 25, 2012



The Razorback basketball team will take on the Alabama A & M Bulldogs at Verizon Arena in December. We'd like to give you the chance to win tickets before you can buy them. We are giving away a pair of tickets a day everyday, October 29 - November 2.


Starting Friday, October 26 - Thursday, November 1 we will share a code word a day on Good Morning Arkansas. We will only share the code word on air, so be sure you are watching!

Once you have the code word, leave a comment here telling the code word. 
Be sure to include:

  • The code word
  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • City
  • Email address
The comments are not published. Only KATV staff involved in this contest will see the comments.

All 5 days we'll have a new code word. You can enter everyday, so keep watching to have a better chance at winning.

ARKANSAS  RAZORBACKS

VS.


ALABAMA  A & M  BULLDOGS

Saturday, December 22
Time:  7:00 PM

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 @ 10AM

DAY TO NIGHT MAKEUP



4 easy steps to turn any day look into night without starting over:

1.  Start with concealer and a brightening stick for the undereye area, the perfect duo for refreshing your eyes.

2.  Caviar liner and dark eyeshadow are both great for getting that smokey eye which is in such demand for fall.

3.  Extra blush and bronzer are great for adding color to your face which is a must for night.

4.  Finish with a lipliner and gloss for that extra touch.  When doing a smokey eye, stick to a softer lip.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pinterest Project: DIY Artwork


For this week's Pinterest Project we have 3 DIY ways to make artwork. Vote for which Pinterest Project you'd like to see Jeremy and the GMA hosts make.  You pick your favorite and they will tackle the project with the most votes next week.
Option 1:
Tree Branch Art

Option 2:
Crayon Art

Option 3:
Button Art

To vote for your favorite project, visit our Facebook page: 
facebook.com/KATVGoodMorningArkansas
Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at 
pinterest.com/goodmorningar/

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thanks to Rebecca Ward for sharing this blog on coping with a breast cancer diagnosis, as an individual & a family.

Every woman I know gets anxious when it’s time for her mammogram. And while the thought of having your ta-tas  firmly flattened by a mechanical anvil is not a pleasant consideration, it’s the purpose of the procedure that has us worried.  A mammogram is screening for breast cancer and a diagnosis of breast cancer will change a woman’s life immediately and forever.
I read the cancer survivor stories in any publication because I’m interested in knowing how my fellow sisters cope with the devastating news that they have breast cancer. So often I will read how they were on their way to a tennis game or school conference or some other routine activity when life suddenly comes to a complete halt when the doctor says you need to consult with a breast surgeon. All Daytimers are null and void when a woman hears those words.
One November I heard them and immediately seemed to go into a mild form of disassociation. Luckily I had an appointment an hour later with a breast surgeon as I had been doing this step for due diligence for several years. And though I was assured that the biopsy that would follow in two weeks would likely show I had nothing to worry about, I was still in a mild state of shock. I was going to have to have a biopsy to see whether the abnormal shapes and colors in my right bosom were cancerous or not. I called my husband to tell him the news which he quickly tried to minimize and within a few minutes I was doing the same thing.  I did not “catastrophize” except in those dark early  morning hours when I couldn’t  escape myself.   Incredibly lucky I was as the outcome was good and I could return to normal life worries which is what you don’t have the luxury to do when you are in treatment.
So what about the women whose biopsies are not negative? How do they cope and how do their families handle the diagnosis and treatment of their wives and Mothers? From what I’ve learned from the women who’ve come into my office to deal with the emotional  issues surrounding their diagnosis and then treatment , the women do great and most often their families do too. ( Just making an appointment to see a therapist indicates someone who is going to confront  the disease and wants every advantage in doing so.) What makes both the patient and her family do well is their ability to talk about what is happening to her and to them. There will be no avoiding or denying or dismissing the battle taking place between the patient and the intruder. All family members will bear arms , no one will be left behind.
Talking to the children is not necessary, it’s crucial. Accepting that life routines will be disrupted to some degree is reality and every family member needs to be a part of the new reality. Educating the children in a manner that is consistent with their ages is comforting and prudent. Tell them your diagnosis, the treatment options and decisions you’ve made about those options, and the expected chronology for surgery and treatment. Tell them what you are expecting to happen as you go through treatment.  Prepare them for the visual changes they might see such as baldness  as well as some of the physical effects of the treatment like fatigue.  
Women who have full family involvement and support do so much better than those who feel  isolated and alone because husbands won’t talk to them and don’t want the children to know what’s going on. The more candid both parents can be with the children, the less scary the children will feel. To tweak an old group therapy adage “So go the parents, so goes the family.”
I love the idea of putting up a big calendar in the family room and showing dates of chemotherapy so the whole family will know what’s happening when and can make plans accordingly. If Mom is having chemo on Tuesday, she’s probably going to not sleep well for a few days, not feel so great, and the family can pitch in to keep household maintenance on target. Families that cope together are stronger and that helps the cancer patient be stronger.
Usually a woman is alone when she hears the news that she will need a procedure to find out what’s really happening within her breast tissue. And she’s the only one in the operating room. Also she’s the only one who’s watching chemo drip into her veins or lying under a radiation laser. But she doesn’t have to be alone any other time if her husband and family and her friends love her through her battle.

Previously published in AY Magazine in 2009. 

Monday, October 08, 2012

Halloween Pinterest Project



Halloween is just around the corner, so our Pinterest Project is taking a turn for the haunted. Vote for which Halloween Pinterest Project you'd like to see Jeremy and the GMA hosts make.  You pick your favorite and they will tackle the project with the most votes next week.
Option 1:


Halloween Hat



Option 2:
Eye Wreath


Option 3:
Witch Mat

To vote for your favorite project, visit our Facebook page: 
facebook.com/KATVGoodMorningArkansas
Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at 
pinterest.com/goodmorningar/

Friday, October 05, 2012

Here Comes the Boom Sneak Preview



Thursday, October 11, 2012

7:30 p.m.

Little Rock, AR
Log on to WWW.GOFOBO.COM/RSVP
Enter RSVP Code: KATVG8CN

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 866-372-0272 or support@gofobo.com.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pinterest Project: Breast Cancer Awareness Projects


Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this week we'd like to know which Breast Cancer Awareness Project you'd like to see Jeremy and the GMA hosts make.  You pick your favorite and they will tackle the project with the most votes next week. 

Option 1: 
DIY Pink Glitter Shoes


Option 2:
DIY Ruffle Umbrella

Option 3:
Pink Ribbon Lawn Flag

To vote for your favorite project, visit our Facebook page: 
Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at 


Friday, September 21, 2012

Looper Sneak Preview



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, AR

Log on to WWW.GOFOBO.COM/RSVP
Enter RSVP Code: KATVPCXS


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 866-372-0272 or support@gofobo.com

Thursday, September 20, 2012

5 Steps to Fall Make Up

Thanks to Augusta of B. Barnett for sharing 5 steps to fall make up!

When I think of Fall makeup, I think of bold, beautiful, and versatile colors. Fall makeup is a lot like Fall fashion, lots of layers and subtle pops of color. 

 1) Radiant skin the first and foremost important step. Achieve radiant skin with Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge complex, Laura Mercier mineral powder, or Trish McEvoy treatment foundation. 

2) Rosy cheeks are so beautiful in the Fall. A few options are Laura Mercier’s Pink Rose Quad, Poppy Cream Le Metier de Beaute, and Rumor by Nars. 

3) Eye shadow is a key transition for Fall makeup. For those with light eyes, try Kalahari by Nars. Those with darker eyes can try Spicy by Le Metier de Beaute. 

 4) During the Fall, you can get a little more use out of your eyeliner and try a variety of colors. Elack Ebony by Laura Mercier, combined with their Tightline Activator, can be put on with precision and ease at the root of the lash to create a very natural look or you can try a Noir felt tip liner for a more dramatic cat eye. 

 5) For Fall, stick to berry tones for lips. Try a Velvet Lip Matte pencil by Nars, Bombay by Le Metier de Beaute, or Sparkling plum by Trish McEvoy.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Jeremy Rabe Bonus Videos

Last week Jeremy Rabe brought us 3 made over chairs for our green room. He also brought us some bonus tips for doing this project. ENJOY!




Pinterest Project: Fall Centerpiece


This week we'd like to know which Fall Centerpiece Pinterest Project you'd like to see Jeremy and the GMA hosts make.  You pick your favorite and they will tackle the project with the most votes next week. 

Option 1:


Option 2:


Option 3:


To vote for your favorite project, visit our Facebook page: 
Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fall Decor Pinterest Project


This week we'd like to know which Fall Decoration Pinterest Project you'd like to see Jeremy and the GMA hosts make.  You pick your favorite and they will tackle the project with the most votes next week. 

Option 1:
Fall Candlestick Topiary
(sub orange & brown for yellow & gourds for the fruit)


Option 2:
Leaf Decorated Pumpkin


Option 3:
Frame Fall Wreath


To vote for your favorite project, visit our Facebook page: 
Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chair Makeover Pinterest Project



This week we'd like to know which Chair Pinterest Project you'd like to see Jeremy, Melinda & Chris make.  You pick your favorite and they will tackle the project with the most votes next week. 

Option 1:


Sun Bleached Design

Option 2:
Accent Chair

Option 3:
Antiqued Chair

To vote for your favorite project, visit our Facebook page: 
Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sparkle Sneak Preview





Thursday, August 15 

7:30 PM 
Rave Colonel Glenn 
Little Rock 




RSVP Code:  KATVXLH3 




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 866-372-0272 or support@gofobo.com