Life Is Good!

by agirlandhermutt on September 14, 2010

My favorite book arrived in my mailbox on Saturday…the IKEA 2011 book! Even Korkapoo was excited!

Ok, well he wasn’t so much excited as trying to move it so he could find his spot on my bed. Caught in the act buckaroo!

I have a serious obsession with IKEA (example here). When I first moved to my new apartment I needed furniture and I needed it yesterday. My cute little living room looked like I picked it up right off the display floor and transported it home.

Fortunately it has since been “Erinfied” and has a lot more character going on. I promise! I have been circling and marking like a nutzo in the catalog and I see a shopping trip in the future. Woot!

Ok, enough gushing about a weird furniture store. On to more fun things! This past Sunday The Scientist and I headed out to Prowse Farms for the Life Is Good Festival. Who doesn’t enjoy a great day of festivaling and music?!

It was a little overcast on Sunday, but it wasn’t blazing so I was a happy camper.

We showed up just in time to see OK GO hit the stage.

If you haven’t heard of them or their music, you MUST watch this video to get their vibe. Totally worth the watch.

Their show was FANTASTIC! They have so much audience interaction. At one point they asked if anyone in the audience played the guitar. Some guy raised his hand so the band brought him on stage to play with them. How great is that?!

They were super creative and how all kinds of cool instruments on the stage, including hand bells. The Northeast loves them so hand bells!

The lead singer even came out straight into the audience to play. I love getting up close and personal with the band.

We had a little break between bands so we did a tour of the festival grounds.

It was a kid friendly festival. Seriously kid friendly.

There was someone making these crazy balloon hats. They were insane and even larger than you can possibly imagine!

They were everywhere!

Life is Good is all about being green, even when it came to our beer.

We watched Brett Dennen for a bit and then got some munchies, including a veggie sandwich from The Fireplace.

They are certified green!

Get in my belly you yummy thing!

In order to stay away from disposable water bottles, people were encouraged to bring their own refillable bottles.

Our next stop was to see Boston natives, Guster, over at the main stage.

I loved that Guster even had a fun pretty video guy. So stylish! This guy spent most of the time asking people to move out of the way. I couldn’t help but laugh every time he “shooshoo”ed people out of the way.

We booked it back over to the other stage just in time to see Corrine Bailey Rae take the stage. I’m in love with everything about this lady. She has the amazing accent, even better hair and is so tiny in person!

And then…the big event…JASON MRAZ!

We were kind of far back, but we could hear perfectly. My camera just couldn’t handle the mega zoom needed to get Jason perfect. Whatev. Check out the major stage he was on!

I was so impressed with the festival. It was well organized, there were great musical acts, and everyone was right on time. I love punctuality!

LIFE IS GOOD and even better at a festival!

Speaking of a great time, the other day I received a lovely little email from one of the managers at Fish House, my fave restaurant in Pensacola. They had read my stellar review and wanted to thank me for being a great customer. Check out how they said thanks!

Yay! I can’t wait to use this on my next visit home. Hey Mom & Dad, part of dinner is on me! 😉

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Who is your fave singer and/or band? I’m the biggest No Doubt, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, The Kin and Blondie fan.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristina @ spabettie September 15, 2010 at 12:13 am

oh gosh, favorite of all time… would be Beastie Boys, Barenaked Ladies, Dr. Theopolis and Jamie Lidell.

I have seen Beastie Boys more times than I can count, and Dr. Theopolis ? well… they’re local to Portland, and I suggest you Look Them Up. Serious Fun. 🙂

I *LOVE* the hoopers (I hoop…) and Korky is SO cute in these photos!!


agirlandhermutt September 15, 2010 at 12:28 am

Oh! I love the Beastie Boys too! Great music taste! I’ll check out Dr. Theopolis!

Kristina, I need hoop tips. I’m the worst hooper around!


Mindy @ just a one girl revolution. September 15, 2010 at 7:53 am

Jealous, jealous, jealous!!! What a great lineup!!

I love music from all sorts of genres, but my favorite right now are Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, U2, John Mayer, and The Weepies. There’s a lot more, but the list could go on for awhile! I just got Sara Bareilles’ new album and I’m loving it!


Robyn @ Wannabe Writer Runner September 15, 2010 at 9:16 am

What a fun festival. Great artists and love the refillable water station. I loveeeee Jason Mraz. Saw him in concert the summer before last and he was awesome.


Stina @ Girl Can September 15, 2010 at 9:27 am

I am a HUGE No Doubt fan. They’re probably my favorite band of all time ever. I love a lot of different music though.

I haven’t listened to Guster in forever…flashback!


Jessie (Bites and Pieces) September 15, 2010 at 10:32 am

I’m with you on the excitement for the IKEA catalog! I got mine a couple weeks ago and was SO happy to see it in the mailbox. Now I want to buy tons of stuff I don’t even need!
What a cool looking festival! My favorite band ever is Radiohead. LOVE them so much!


Michelle September 15, 2010 at 11:22 am

I’ve always wanted to go to the Life Is Good festival, looks like so much fun!!!
I’m a big classic rock fan, my favorite band ever is Queen 🙂


Nichole September 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Glad I’m not the only one who loves to hula hoop and Jason Mraz (not together).

There is WAY to much fun packed in this post. OKGO?! YEA!


Aimee September 16, 2010 at 10:13 am

What a fun festival!! Man, I wish they would come here. I would love to see OK GO, and those balloon hats are awesome. It looks like they put a lot of thought into making it a very fun event.

Love the hoops! I’m a hooper, so that would have been a lot of fun. 🙂


Tiffany @ Simply Shaka September 16, 2010 at 9:20 pm

LOVE the doggie/IKEA pics—too cute.

and Life is Good festival? How effin cool is that? I absolutely love OK GO (along with that video) and am so jealous you got to see them live!

I love that they encouraged people to bring their own bottles-thumbs up!

My faves are The Killers, The Strokes and DMB


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