Big Things

When I was out for a recent run in my neighborhood I noticed these huge copperish statues of animals

I don’t even know what the word for them is.

Statue?  Figure?  Larger than life-sized animal replica?

Big Things sounds good.

And this one was really big.  Super tall!

Much taller than the roof of the house.  I think it’s a horse.  Giraffe? 

It’s enormous whatever it is!

I also saw this Big Thing

It was set up for Pride Weekend

I’m sure it makes perfect sense to those who erect such things <— pun intended

Not quite sure what the point is other than giving me a good chuckle each time I passed it over the course of pride weekend.

The only Big Thing I want right now is a Vanilla Iced Coffee

x 2 of these.  I power drink them with my glass straw

And I’d like a big Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie

x 2 please

From my last post, Maybe I Should Get, thanks for your thoughts on the lamps and for sharing your fave stores for the home and household goods.

And raw zucchini noodles as pasta, don’t knock it til ya try it!


Any Big Things in your life or world lately?

Please let’s keep this G-rated.

Big things for me lately (the past 2.5 weeks):

A trip to Mexico City

Moved into a new house

Was featured on someone famous’ website

Had big gratitude for money raised

Ate big pieces of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars

Had a big smile on my face

And I have something else pretty big coming up.  It’s a secret for a few more days.

What’s big for you?

P.S. Keep those Organic Raw Honey Giveaway entries coming.


  1. I used to babysit for a family that lived with their parents in a huge mansion…..that contained within the living room a full-sized taxidermied giraffe. I don’t know if they had hunted it or just ordered it, but it was creepy!

  2. wow, those animals are in someone’s front yard? I LOVE them!!

  3. Haha gigantic animals? Is that elephant made of wood!? If so, that’s one mighty expensive lawn ornament ;)

  4. Big for me = competitions; new hairdo and color.

  5. ohhhh, this post – FAR too easy NOT to keep it G-rated. but I will, hehe ;-)

    big things in my life recently – graduating with my master’s degree and passing my boards. The next big thing will be getting a new job in my field. Let’s hope it doesn’t take too long!

    Loving all those big animals! :-)

  6. My big thing is moving tomorrow! AHHHH! Everywhere I turn there is stuff out of place in my apartment. But I am so happy to be moving. I am going to a better neighbourhood, to a nice apartment, for less money. But while I am excited I am stressing about the actual move piece!

  7. Are those statues in someone’s yard? How hilarious.

    Big things in my life: we finally took down our big headboard (one of those bookshelf w/attached side tables) — that I HATE and we will get a new one hopefully soon. I am so glad to have that beast out of our bedroom.

    And I’m seriously thinking about making those big flourless cookies — they look so good!

  8. Those animal statues are SO random! At least they provide some running entertainment. Obviously I have some big things going on right now :)

  9. That really tall “thing” is for sure a giraffe! What a strange collection to have on your front lawn, no? I love the bi pink bird, so cute. I really have had a pretty big few weeks! I hope you get some R and R stat. Nothing all that Big going on in my world, just livin life!

  10. Not really, haha–my life has been pretty low key–on vacation and loving it! But I’m surprisingly exhausted!!

  11. Hey Averie!

    Nice scenery!

    Big things? I have a few:

    – being 100% debt free!
    – embarking on a stay-cation for the next 11 days
    – loving the place that i’m at in life :-)

    happy almost-weekend!



  12. Crazy animal statues! Love the flamingo, so reminds me of Florida. Big amounts of stress and work for me lately, not fun! Hopefully things will settle down after this week!

  13. Hi Averie – I’m delurking. I’ve been a reader for a few months. I have to confess, it was your dessert balls that got me hooked! That and the fact that I love yoga and all things yoga related. Back to today’s question… any big things in my life lately? I’m running around like a mad woman searching for the perfect king size mattress and bed (what a saga). I think that’s a big thing. Oh, and unfortunately I think my appetite counts as a big thing this week….

  14. No way! Are those on someone’s lawn? At least you can be amused while running!

  15. I LOVE your recipes. I still make the peanut butter cups and always think of you :)

  16. Ha those figurines are neat-o. Tacky, but I think I could dig the elephant.

    I have so many big things..In the past month I’ve graduated from college, returned to the US from studying abroad (moved), started a new job, and am applying to a professional school and taking a monster test (tomorrow!) to get accepted. I suppose my dog is also big-85lbs. Unfortunately the I’m lacking in the big things I desire. *cough*

  17. Those animal statues are awesome! I want to hug one!!

    I’m going to Vegas for the first time in a few days! It’s just a work trip but it’s still my first time so I’m wicked excited!

  18. My brother who has Down syndrome and wasn’t supposed to live past 6 weeks…

    He turned 37 on Saturday :)


  19. Someone loaned me a BIG 20-lb medicine ball with recessed handles. (The largest they have at the Y is a 12-pounder.) I looped a strap around the handle and did some side-to-side swings and wall slams with it, and now I’ve got some BIG (but good) aches all over my body. It’s on loan to me for several months, so I decided to give it a name: Zippy.

  20. I was treated to a BIG salad for dinner followed by a BIG klondike bar :)
    And I have a (big) trip planned for this weekend to a beautiful (small) island!!

  21. Not in the past couple days, but a few weeks ago I signed up for a full marathon. I’d say that’s pretty big!

  22. oh BIG things :) always big things well sorta…but I always like to see the glass half full and always look for new and big things on the horizon…i just cant wait for what life has in store!

    Omg I just saw that instagram of skyler laughing…precious! those pictures make great photos to print and frame!!

  23. I don’t want this to be taken the wrong way, but isn’t gay pride about integrating gays into the community and treating them like regular people and not lepers? I don’t think I really understand why their festivals have to be so…flamboyant. Doesn’t that just preserve the negative stereotypes?

    Anyway, off topic. I was just wondering out loud something I’ve always wondered.

    I bought two BIG bags of kettle corn today. :-)

  24. oh my.. who’s lawn decoration is larger then their house?! how funny! Congrats with your move! hope your getting settled and comfy.
    nothing to big coming up in my life.. just consuming life with the twinners and tri training! My very first tri is at the end of august!

  25. If you haven’t seen this post yet, you will die laughing. I’m not kidding. Read it!

  26. hahaha – “I power drink them…” that made me laugh – and here I was, thinking I was the only power drinker ;) Good to know I’m not alone!

    Big things… Hmmm… Story (and at times, problem) of my life right now :)

  27. Those huge animals are pretty cool. The most recent big thing for me is running my first 10K for race for life and my boyfriend graduating from med school.

  28. Ha! Those metal sculptures are hilarious, if I had a nice sunny yard I think I would prefer having some plants or flowers, not those huge sculptures! Just running around neighborhoods can be very entertaining when you see how uniquely people decorate their houses/yards.

    The marshmallow treats look fantastic, I wish I had one right now! The photo really conveys the crispy, gooey deliciousness! Love it.

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  30. I have a BIG trip to Aruba on Sunday! Can’t wait to visit my favorite place, my favorite restaurants and my favorite beach!!

  31. My husband and I are going to be taking my best friend’s twin 22-month olds all weekend. Massive toddler-proofing the house going on right now. We’ve had them before, but they were less mobile the last time. And we had them for a day, not all weekend! It’s about to get cah-razy! :)

  32. You are such a tease!!! I wanna know the secret!!!!!!!!

    Big things:

    – My sister’s wedding in 2 weeks
    – Camping trip in 2 weeks and a day
    – Hopefully finding a supervisor for my thesis

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