Friday, March 30, 2012

Think Like a Man Sneak Preview

Rave Colonel Glenn
Little Rock

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Pinterest Project: Recipes

For this week's Pinterest Project we decided to test some of the recipes floating around on Pinterest . Vote for your favorite on our Facebook page and we'll try the winner on GMA. 

Option 1: Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips

Option 2: Hamburger Cookies 

Option 3: Skinny Baked Cheese Sticks

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Makeup Must Haves For Women Over 50

Thanks to Augusta Andrews of B. Barnett for sharing the must have make up for women over 50. For more information about B. Barnett, or to schedule an appointment with Augusta visit

The most important thing in makeup application is to start with a primer. Primer for face, eyes, and lips give makeup truer color as well as better staying power throughout your day. As we get older our skin gets drier, so it is important to use makeup that will hydrate the skin. Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer ($30) is a great primer that adds moisture to the skin and will seal foundation in place. To prep your eyes for color, use Laura Mercier Eye Canvas ($26) to neutralize the eyelid, provide lightweight coverage, and prevent creasing and smudging all day. To seal lipstick color and create a smooth surface for application, use Flawless Lip by Trish McEvoy ($26).

Now that your skin is prepped, we can move on to coverage. Silk Crème Foundation by Laura Mercier ($42) is a wonderful and hydrating foundation that has advanced light reflecting abilities that allow fine lines and wrinkles to vanish under its coverage.

    Lash Care:
Not only does our skin get drier as we get older, but our lashes thin out and do not hold curl as well. A great eyelash curler that fits comfortably in your hand, Trish McEvoy ($18), and a few coats of Laura Mercier’s Waterproof Mascara ($20) will give your lashes more curl and volume than curling mascara alone.

 Matte Eyeshadow:
Matte eyeshadow in a neutral color, such as Buttercream or Fresco by Laura Mercier ($22) will give your eyes a softer and smoother look by eliminating sheen.

Moisturizing Blush:
Give your cheeks a soft and dewy pop of color with a moisturizing blush like Laura Mercier’s Cheek Veil ($22).

Creamy Lip Color:
Creamy lip color is the finishing touch. Line and fill in entire lip with a rosy Laura Mercier Lip Liner shade such as Clover or Baby Lips ($20). Then stain your lips with a glaze such as Laura Mercier’s Lip Glaze in Lotus Bloom ($24). If fine lines cause feathering in your lip color try Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Clear ($20) to keep lip color in its place. 

Spring Break Giveaway for Mom

After a rainy Spring Break, it's time to give mom a break.

We'd like to give one lucky viewer a European Facial, and a cosmetic makeover thanks to Augusta Andrews of B. Barnett.

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

The deadline to enter is 4pm March 26th.

We'll draw one luck winner March 27th.

Tips for Stocking a Healthy Pantry

Thanks for Meg from ACH for sharing these helpful pointers for stocking a healthy pantry.
  1. Don't shop when you're hungry. You’re more likely to make impulse purchases on less nutritious items that cost more.
  2. Make and stick to a shopping list. If you keep a running list at home of items that need to be replaced, you won't have to worry about forgetting anything.
  3. Organize your list into sections according to the layout of the supermarket. This cuts down on time and the number of passes you need to make through the aisles.
  4. Check for supermarket specials. These are printed in the newspaper or online. Plan your shopping trip around what is on sale.
  5. Take a supporting shopper. Shop with a person who will help stick to the list.
  6. Go to the store when it is not as busy. You will have more time to compare items and read labels.
  7. Shop at large grocery stores. There are more choices and produce is less expensive.
  8. Get the best price. Use printed and online coupons.  Look for sales on expensive items on your list.
  9. Buy in Season. Lower in cost and add to the freshness.
  10. Cut fruits and vegetables at home. Pre-cut produce is more expensive.
  11. Keep it simple. Buy dried goods instead of processed package goods.
  12. Purchase small amounts of foods you are trying. Save on buying foods in bulk until you have tasted them.
  13. Plan on using left overs. Use leftovers during the week to create salads, sauces, soups, or sides.
  14. Use canned and frozen items. Items will last longer, and can be healthy additions to many meals. 

Visit for more information on nutrition and healthy snack options.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Break Pinterest Projects

The winner is....
Tune in tomorrow morning to see how it goes.

Spring Break is great for the kids, but moms and dads may be looking for some things to pass the days quicker. We decided this week's Pinterest Project should be something to entertain and involve the kids.
Vote for your favorite on our Facebook page and we'll try the winner on Tuesday's GMA.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DIY Yourself Pinterest Projects

We'd like to know which of these DIY Pins you'd like to see us try on Thursday's GMA. All you have to do is vote for your favorite on our Facebook page.

Do you remember eating rock candy as a kid? This pin shows you how to make your own rock candy.

We all wanted red glitter shoes like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. This pin shows how to transform an ordinary pair of shoes to a sparkly masterpiece.

And, have you ever wanted to add a little person touch to an ordinary tshirt? This pin shoes how to add a design to a colored tshirt with nothing more than a bleach pen.

Vote for your favorite on our Facebook page and we'll try the winning project on Thursday's GMA.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Homemade Self Tanner

Summer is approaching- here's some tips on how to get the perfect "tan"
Body Scrub
1/2 cup of salt/ sugar
1T milk
1 cup of mashed up strawberries
mix together and take to the shower. Scrub entire body with scrub- except face ( unless using suger- salt is to harsh)
Dry off
Rub lotion on knees, elbows, anywhere calloused.
Apply tanning lotion to legs, body, arms. Avoid feet and hands. Make sure you always wear gloves!!!
For an instant "at home" tan, you'll need...
white lotion
mix the two together- desired amount of how dark you want your tan
apply to legs and arms- whatever will be showing
let dry-
This is an instant tan- it will not stick after you shower- but it will give you instant color.

Friday, March 09, 2012

21 Jump Street Sneak Preview

Thursday, March 15
Rave Colonel Glenn
Little Rock

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Friday, March 02, 2012

How Much to Charge by Ellen Rohr

Thanks to Ellen Rohr for preparing this great guest blog all about charging. Great ideas for watching what you spend! 

How Much Should I Charge?

            Have you ever done this:  called up one of your competitors, assumed a fake voice and asked, “How much do you charge?”?   Go ahead.  Admit it.  We all do that kind of nonsense. 
            But here’s the really silly part.  Have you ever adjusted your selling price to match or beat his price??  
            If you took Economics 101 in high school or college, you learned that selling prices for goods and services are determined by “what the market will bear”.   That means that consumers - the market - decide what a product is worth, and will give so much money, but no more, for that product. 
After doing a fake-voice phone survey of a few companies, and setting your prices somewhere in their range, you might say you are charging “what the market will bear”.  This beats going to the trouble of figuring out what your company’s break-even point is.  “We can’t charge more than ‘what the market will bear’!”  is delivered as a logical reason for maintaining below-cost selling prices.

Can YOU Bear the Market? 
            But here’s the rub.  The “what the market will bear” rule applies to commodities.  Commodities are products that don’t differ much from vendor to vendor.  Gold, for instance, is a commodity.  Gold is gold is gold.  Gold will follow the Economic rule of ‘what the market will bear’ pretty nicely.   It will be directly affected by the law of ‘supply and demand’.  Economics 101 works well when you are talking about commodities.
            But it doesn’t count for much as far as your products and services go.
            Here’s the real rule, the ‘street’ rule, the rule they don’t teach you in Economics 101:  the market doesn’t set the selling price.  The marketers do.
·         Why does Coca Cola sell for three times the price of Best Choice cola?
·         How come Rolex sells watches for $50,000 when you can get a very nice watch for $100?
·         Why would anyone pay $970,000 for a McLaren car to travel 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds a Hyundai will get you there about a second later? 
            The marketers in this world differentiate their products, and make them something more than a commodity.  Marketers create and communicate features that benefit consumers.  Benefits add value to the product.  Coke is the real thing.  A Rolex is a symbol of wealth and power.  And the McLaren goes really fast.     (Speed is always a cool product feature).   Higher value commands a higher price.
            If value = price, then there is no sale. 
 V =  P  =  No Sale
Cash in pocket will only be exchanged for something that has a higher perceived value.  So, if a product is worth exactly what you are charging for it, no one will buy it.  What usually happens is that you will drop your price until the value of your product becomes bigger than the price. 
V > p ;  then, Sale
However, the marketer increases the value until the price looks insignificant.
  V  > P ;  then, profitable Sale
            You see, there is a huge problem with basing your prices on what your competition is charging, on ‘what the market will bear’.  I bet your competition is even more ignorant than you are when it comes to knowing his break-even and his true costs of doing business.  He got his selling price by calling other companies, companies that are now out of business.  Don’t assume that your competition knows what he is doing!
            Lots of folks get confused when they set their selling prices.  They look at what everyone else is charging, then they hope and pray that they can make money at those prices.  So, don’t beat yourself up.

Crunch the Numbers!  
            Just price your products and services the right way.  Decide how much money you want to make.  Offer a terrific product.  Figure out ALL your costs of doing business.  Come up with a selling price that makes your dreams come true.  I’ve included a cool Budgeting/Financial Goal setting spreadsheet.  Check it out at…
You can use this form to set Goals for Sales and Expenses.  And the Key Numbers tab helps you crunch the numbers to create a reasonable Selling Price.  Do you sell your time?  The spreadsheet is ready to go?  Do you sell a widget, like T-shirts or jewelry?  Edit the form to work for you…and ask, “How many widgets could I sell?”  Play with several scenarios.  The bottom line is…the bottom line!  If you are making all the money you want, your Selling Price strategy is working.  If not, a Selling Price increase may be just what you need. 

Raise your Prices.  
My vote:  Raise your prices!  Then, adopt a marketer’s mindset.  Create so much value for your product that your customers beg to buy it.
            And forget what the ‘market will bear’.

Ellen Rohr                                                                          
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Tips for planning an Eco-friendly Manicure Party At Home:

Thanks to Melanie the creator of Piggy Paint for sharing these great tips.

1. Even if you don't like to give yourself a manicure, it's easier to do it on someone else.  These are fool proof products!  Or…hire a couple of teenagers to help you out with the party.   
2. You need to have a lot of colors because some kids will want pastels, some will want bright, some will want the edgy black and white!
3. Read the ingredients labels on the polish like you would read a food label, because their fingers will inevitably end up in their mouth;  And try to used a polish that is water-based and odor-free, like Piggy Paint, because when you spill it, it easily wipes up with water.  Also, it's just as important to have a non-acetone nail polish remover as this is an eco-friendly way for your kid and the planet to clean it up
4. Have containers with cotton balls and q-tips
5. Make sure everyone washes their hands before their mani - you can have some fun, flavored gel soaps on hand to make it smell good!
6. Set up some activity stations for those who are waiting for their manicures
7. TV trays are a great way to set up manicure stations - you just need a hard surface for her to rest her hand on
8. Set up a blow dry bar after her nails are painted to make sure they are good and dry
9. Have some yummy munchies
10. Play fun music that the girls can sing and dance to!
11. Give away party favors that go with the theme, like nail art or mini bottles from Piggy Paint

Homemade Hygiene Products

Homemade Deodorant
6 T. of coconut oil- solid
1/4 cup of baking soda
1/4 cup of cornstarch or arrowroot

Combine equal portions of baking soda and arrowroot slowly add coconut oil- mixing w hand blender or spoon until firm- but pliable. It should be the same texture as commercial deodorant. If it is to wet- add more arrowroot. Put in a closed container or an old deodorant dispenser. Should last 3 months

Natural Foot Deodorizer 
 1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot
1/4 cup of baking soda
4 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Mix cornstarch and baking soda together. Add lemon juice- mix thoroughly. Apply to feet and leave on for 30 min. Rinse with soap and water. Store extra in fridge.