Me and my pal Jennifer Garner on the Martha Stewart show
Just got back from the Martha show. Jennifer Garner was sooo cute. It’s so funny how completely different she is from her Sydney character on Alias. She is so jovial and friendly, while Sydney is so dead serious all of the time. She was supposed to bring her dog, Martha Stewart, but unfortunately, the dog was ill so she left her home.
Martha asked her about the baby’s gender and Jennifer said, "I’ve been known to give it away" but didn’t reveal it again. As for the nursery, she said she didn’t realize there is a few month lead time for furniture so she hadn’t done anything until her girlfriends got on her case. They also talked about how she’s now into baseball because of Ben. She talked about how she likes to cook but it’s hard because Ben is trying to eat healthfully and she’s craving stuff like Cheetos and waffles. She even said it was like they’re like Jack Spratt and his wife. I know she’s been talking about gaining a lot more junk in the trunk, but you have to realize, she’s in Hollywood and they all wear size zero. She said one of her sisters told her something like, "You have to build the foundation [meaning, a booty] before you build the house [the baby]."
Because it’s the Martha show, they had to do something Martha Stewart-y so Martha and Jennifer made homemade yogurt (it’s so easy! I’m definitely going to try it- here’s the recipe) and then yogurt cheese (who knew?). Then the editorial director from the Kids magazine showed some cute homemade baby announcements (featured in this month’s Kids magazine). Jennifer held a baby they were using as a model and at one point she said, "She’s got the mic in her hand, she’s fascinated by my boobs but I am too! I’ve never seen anything like it!" During this segment, they gave us our first giveaway item- the Epson Picture Mate photo printer that they used for one of the announcements. The other features on the show included the chef from Le Bernadin, Eric Ripert, making some baby/toddler food and the parents of sextuplets AND twins (the twins came first).
I had a great seat, viewing wise, but I didn’t notice any cameras panning past my friend and I. If you were watching, I was wearing a black cardigan and my red Little Showoffs tank top.
They gave us some good stuff– I was actually surprised because the show’s been kind of chintzy with the freebies. when I was on the Diddy episiddy, all we got was a Sean Combs tee shirt that says "Daddy’s Girl" in gold script. (The phrase works as a baby tee but not for a 30 year old woman. That’s a little too creepy…) Yesterday, when Whoopi Goldberg was on, all the audience got was a book. We pregnant ladies got some good stuff- in addition to the photo printer, we got a Johnson Baby First Touch gift bag , a pair of Stride Rite Stage 1 Crawlers , the Kids magazine, a Layette set by Zutano, a copy of "Don’t Panic! Pregnancy Book : Tips for Moms-to-Be and New Mothers," a Mama Mio Congratulations Kit and best of all, a Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpacks diaper bag! Woo hoo! It really paid to drive into the city and pay for a parking lot!
In case you dug the cool modern high chairs they had the baby taste testers sitting in, it was the Kettler Tip Top Highchair and it’s available at ModernNursery.com (the sponsor of our last giveaway of the dwellbaby Cribset bedding) for $119 and free shipping. It comes in Natural Birch, White and Mahogany.
I’ll post some photos soon.
Screencap thanks to Ivy.
If I haven’t had my baby by then, I will be in the studio audience of Martha Stewart’s new talk show on Tuesday, October 4th for her special baby-themed episode. The guest will be Jennifer Garner and the entire audience will be filled with pregnant women. Jennifer is a HUGE Martha fan and has even named her dog after Martha (the dog’s name is Martha Stewart). I will definitely be bringing my camera but I doubt I’ll get an interview…
According to Martha’s site, someone from her Kids magazine will show how to make baby announcements, Le Bernadin chef Eric Ripert will whip up homemade baby food and a mother of septuplets will be involved somehow.
I was in the studio audience of the Diddy episode on September 15th and was recognized by two Celebrity Baby Blog readers after the fact which is very funny because I was in the audience, and not on camera for more than a few seconds, in the distance. It was there that I was invited to come back for the baby episode.
It airs in New York City at 11 AM on channel 4 (NBC) and reruns on TLC at 6 pm that evening. For air times in your neck of the woods, visit the site and plug in your zip code. If you’re in the New York area, you can request free tickets on the site (but it’s not working right now) but the last time I checked, they didn’t have any availability for a while.