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Friday, June 07, 2013

Have a wonderful weekend.

What are your plans for this weekend? Alex and I are going to see a movie tonight (maybe this one?), and tomorrow my sweet friend Samantha is throwing me a baby shower! I'm excited to relax with my favorite ladies and eat mini quiches. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web...

People are going crazy for these cronuts.

Beautiful understated bump photos.

This is a true story, believe it or not.

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. (Remember this?)

Pretty summer dress.

Awkward family moment.

Big appetites made me smile.

Wow! A 102-year-old woman's birthday activity.

Peanut butter pretzel bites.

20 hilarious charts.

A fantastic new shop in Maine.

Pay for coffee with a kiss.

I loved the 1993 movie Much Ado About Nothing, and a new modern version opens tonight to good reviews.

New Yorkers: From June 1-16, 88 pianos have been placed in city parks, on sidewalks and in other public places for anyone to play.

Finally, thank you so much for your help choosing a baby name! You guys are the best. It was so helpful to read all the insightful comments.
P.S. Our babysitter recently sent me this video of Toby dancing. He looks like an old man at a wedding; I love it so much.

(Top photo of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin)

86 comments:

blaneyphoto said...

$150 for a beach towel???!

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Michelle Panting said...

You're making me wish I lived in Finland! What an amazing government program those boxes are!

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Scm said...

That video! Just the sweetest thing. I can't stop watching it.

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Vanesa said...

Oh my goodness! That gif of Toby dancing is totes adorbs!

What movie are you and Alex debating on? My boyfriend and I are going to watch Now You See Me tonight. The reviews have been all over the place about it, but the trailer looks super cool. So, I'm excited to see it nonetheless. :)

Have a great weekend!

samantha hahn said...

The quiches are anything but mini. Come hungry!

Marie said...

OMG! Toby's dancing video is so adorable!!! You should post it on Vine!

Jennifer Nami Armstrong said...

I love the 88 piano project! We had something similar in San Jose. One was placed in the art quad and one homeless man in particular would often sit nearby and wait for his turn. He played beautifully.

J said...

The video of Toby dancing just made my afternoon! He is too cute!

Sarah said...

We saw Now You See Me last weekend and I really liked it.

Sarah said...

I love the piano project! We're planning on going to the Big Barbeque Block Party in Madison Square Park tomorrow, I'm going to keep my eye out for a piano.

Julie said...

Toby dancing is the funniest video ever. He is too cute. Also loved him and his hat a couple of days ago.

Lindsay said...

I love that vine of Toby! And woah, $150 for a beach towel! Haha, i'm not even sure Rich people would pay that much.

Amanda Perry said...

That cronut looks delish! Enjoy your babyshower!! Hope to see some pics :)

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Liz M C said...

Oh my God, the video is so good.

molly lubs tompkins said...

joanna, thank you so much for introducing me to the more & co. shop in portland, maine. we are heading up there soon and i am definitely stopping by. and the kings of summer was filled in my hometown of chagrin falls, ohio and tyler davidson is the producer (a classmate from high school). and toby is just the cutest thing ever!

Stephanie said...

ha. my daughter (she is almost 3) saw the video and said she wanted to do that dance too. so funny.

Sarah said...

i'm finally making it up to nyc this july and enjoyed reviewing your nyc guide this afternoon. such a great resource! thanks for the tips :)

Nicole Michelle Centers said...

That video is just too cute!

I love your blog and I look forward to following you!

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Mary Beth Strawn said...

Jennifer, this might interest you: http://startsomethingthatmatters.maker.good.is/projects/dreamersorchestra

:)

Kelly Rae said...

Toby totally looks like an old man dancing at a wedding. haha perfect description. happy weekend to you too!

Michelle Gutmann said...

Love the link for free coffee and kisses. And love your dancing boy. Cracking me up!

Carmen said...

That last video was TOO cute and funny! haha!

Lisa said...

OMG, Toby dances EXACTLY like my PhD supervisor, and I mean that in the best possible way.

Enjoy your shower!

Kasia said...

omg that video of Toby dancing is so precious!! (and your commentary hilarious!) I'll be in NY in July too bad I'll miss the pianos!

xoxo,
Kasia

carina said...

Old man at a wedding. So funny!

J.CrewJD said...

That video is so hilarious. Be sure to show that to all of his future girlfriends!

Morgan Quinn said...

My 3-year old keep making me pull up that video of Toby dancing. She *might* have a crush.

SMS said...

LOVE Christopher Boffoli's work. And he has a show right now at Winston Wachter (and a book soon too!) http://www.winstonwachter.com/exhibitions_ny.php

KristiMcMurry said...

OMG that vine. Adorable. Also loved that family/maternity shoot you linked to. Beautiful!

Chimmy said...

toby's got moves. so cute!

so, did you consider my friend's naming strategy: joanna + alex = jax... LOL!

such an exciting time waiting for baby :)

LK said...

That article about the baby boxes was wonderful! It's such a lovely gesture from the Finnish government. With so many strong opinions Americans have on welfare I can see a lot of people thinking its a handout but really it's just a reminder that every baby is born equally. It's wonderful that it gets mothers to check ups. And even mothers who can afford more things still don't always know what to do, especially first timers. It's so nice that every Finnish baby gets the same start in life. And what a lovely feeling seeing another baby in that years colors and styles. I just love this so much. It's a wonderful reminder that every child born is our future and its nice to see a government invest in that.

jm said...

I love that Finnish baby box. And Toby dancing is too cute!!

Julianne said...

love that link about that new shop in maine! portland, maine REPRESENT! also, the model in the blue shirt on their website is my friend, brianna, from high school! what a small world. :)

Nina Leung said...

Toby dancing is making me crazy!! He's so insanely, out of this world CUTE!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

MaKaela said...

Oh my! Toby's dancing really does look like an old man! That made me laugh out loud. Thank you!

Kangus said...

The Finnish box is a fantastic program! Babies sleeping in boxes reminds me of a family tradition:

My parents started their family while my dad was still a poor grad student. Because they couldn't afford new furniture, they removed a drawer from their dresser to use as a baby crib for my sister. When my sister was expecting her first child, my parents gave her the dresser, and her baby slept in the very same drawer that she had!

Mani said...

I didn't know what to expect when I clicked the link about Finnish babies, but that is amazing! It's unfortunate that not every country could have programs like that.

Gabriella said...

So many great links this week!! I couldn't stop laughing at the "Awkward Family Moment" and the 20 pie charts (that shampoo one is so true...). And then I was practically tearing up reading about the Finnish babies. What an emotional roller coaster! :)

megan golden said...

toby is such a little cute man! i can't wait to see how much he loves being a big brother ;)

http://www.twininthecity.com

Katie Ann said...

I would love to pay for coffee with a kiss! And THOSE PEANUT BUTTER PRETZEL BITES look SO GOOD!

Enjoy your weekend!
Katie

Tanya Kateri said...

Let us know what you think of the movie - I'm intrigued by the trailer!

And have a great weekend and a beautiful shower - I hope your friends spoil you!

(Tanya @ the-wonderist.com)

Maryli said...

Great links and I CANNOT stop watching Toby dance!

bisbee said...

I don't know how anyone could look at the chart about Infant mortality in Finland and still practice the family bed concept. Not good for the parents and certainly not good for babies!

Miss Cris said...

Exactly! He reminds me of my father in law dancing at my wedding!!! LOL A D O R A B L E!!!!

Joanna Goddard said...

kangus, that is so cool! i love that.

Joanna Goddard said...

omg, i hadn't noticed that the beach towel was $50! i only had eyes for the union jack :) you're right, that is nuts.

Jacque Pinol said...

What A cute video, love your blog!

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tidytipsy said...

Happy weekend! I always love your link lists. I'm looking forward to hearing about that movie and I loved the article about the finnish baby box!

reread said...

I love the Finnish baby in a box story ... my family is Finnish and my cousin has said when I have a baby she'll send me a box ... how sweet :)

Holly Hardy said...

The Onion article is hilarious, as are those charts! - Holly (www.holhar.blogspot.com)

Anna said...

Thanks for these links, i always like them!! have a nice weekend

parisbeekids.com said...

Enjoy your babyshower!!! Hope it's brilliant!!!

xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

cynthia cidade said...

jane and serge <3

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jm said...

Enjoy the baby shower! This was one of my favorite roundups. Have a great weekend.

Lindsay said...

I saw The Kings of Summer last weekend and it is so, so good! Super sweet, way funnier than I expected, and beautifully shot. Definitely go see it! :)

Gina said...
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Gina said...

Loved the article about Finnish babies, what a great thing from the state! Here in Spain we don't have anything similar to this. Literally, they have retired the economic help we used to receive when having a baby.

Also LOVING Toby dancing. I've watched the video about 5 times before writing a comment ha ha!

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

That video is amazing.

Sarah said...

I just love NY so much. Between cronuts and pianos in parks, you guys always have something awesome going on. I live in Seattle, and I really love it, but sometimes I have city envy! Need to come back and visit soon (and get in line for a cronut)

smash said...

That video is the absolutely cutest thing! ADORABLE!

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

A fabulous Finnish 'gift' for all new babies. I love that all babies get this - what a great start in life.

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jenbeth said...

This video of Toby dancing made my day! How adorable!!! And yes, he does kind of look like an old grandpa.

Reina said...

OMMMGGGG That's the CUTEST THING EVER! He absolutely looks like an old man at a wedding. I lvoe it. It probably made my day ;D

Elisse said...

I saw one of the pianos this weekend, near Columbus Circle! What a cool idea.

j loves j said...

That video! Just the sweetest thing. I can't stop watching it.

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sadie said...

That video is amazing. :)

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Mina said...

I'm so jealous of the Finnish baby boxes! We had our first baby in Atlanta, GA, and our second in Stockholm, Sweden. With our little American Alec we came home from the hospital with tons of free formula samples (that we never used). With Louis (born at the same hospital as me in Stockholm) we had a huge gift bag including some clothes, baby care items, toys, nursing pads, diapers and wipes and tons of coupons and offers for clothes and other baby stuff. There was no formula or mention of formula since it's illegal to advertise or give away formula samples in Sweden.

Eliza Jane said...

I adore Toby's dancing!!

laurenfoode.com said...

That video!!! Oh my gosh, that is hysterical. Go Toby!

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Brittany said...

Toby's dance is adorable!

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Jenna | je na sais quoi said...

that video of Toby made my day!

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Oh my goodness, where has Toby learnt to dance like that, simply brilliant!

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Amaia said...

We now have cronuts in Bilbao, Spain, can't wait to try them!!

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