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.




Saturday, December 22
Time:  7:00 PM



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:
Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at

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:
Check out all of the "Pins" we many try and much more at

Friday, October 05, 2012

Here Comes the Boom Sneak Preview

Thursday, October 11, 2012

7:30 p.m.

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