Beyond the Balance Sheet: The Non-Financial Treasures of Home Ownership
In the world of real estate, we often talk about the financial aspects of homeownership—the equity, the investment, the tax benefits. But today, we want to shift our focus to something equally important, yet often overlooked: the non-financial ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 23, 2023 in Better living
Discover your local farmers market!
One of our favorite parts of summer in Indianapolis are the farmers markets that pop up all over the city. These farmers markets bring together communities while showcasing products from merchants who specialize in both niche and broad markets of ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 10, 2019 in Better living
New Thanksgiving traditions
Do you and your loved ones have special traditions for the Thanksgiving holiday beyond watching football, stuffing yourself and taking an afternoon nap? If you’re looking to shake up your routine or add more meaning to the holiday, all these ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 10, 2018 in Better living
Convenience with a click: Indianapolis grocery delivery services
Hate grocery shopping and the amount of time it takes out of your already busy week? Grocery delivery services have proliferated in Indy over the past couple of years, making shopping easier and much more convenient. (What could be more convenient ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 3, 2018 in Better living
How to take a break from technology
In this technology-focused world, it’s hard to unplug from digital devices. And sure, modern inventions like smartphones and tablets exist to make your life more convenient and to entertain you. (Who ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 29, 2014 in Better living
Do you LOVE your friends?
People with rich social circles are said to live longer, have less stress in their lives, and be happier and more self-confident than individuals who try to fly through life solo. Is it any wonder then that you should be working to build strong ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 18, 2014 in Better living
Using Paths to QUALITY to find an Indy childcare center
Finding childcare for children can be one of the most daunting tasks for any family and especially for families relocating to Indianapolis. Without an established referral network, relocation families often rely on what ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 25, 2014 in Better living
Make your Indianapolis home an indoor veggie garden year-round
If you have a hankering for homegrown food during frosty Indianapolis winters, an indoor crop of vegetables might just do the trick. A surprising number of foods easily grow in your own Indianapolis home. Here are a few options to get you ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 9, 2014 in Better living
Indianapolis cavemen diet: How to eat Paleo in Indy
Each year, new diets and health plans emerge as hot topics—some may call them fads. However, the Paleo Diet that Indianapolis homes are adopting is backed by a long history. Popularizing of the Paleo Diet dates back to the 1970’s and is ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 1, 2014 in Better living
Year-round fresh produce delivered to your Indianapolis home
Improving health tops just about everyone on the Indy Homes Team New Year’s resolutions each year—myself included. This year our entire team is taking the Whole30 Challenge in January — nothing processed for 30 days. I also ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 15, 2014 in Better living
Organize your kitchen for cooking with ease
Did you set any cooking goals for 2013? Like me, maybe you want to plan meals in advance, cook more, entertain regularly or keep a clutter-free kitchen. We’ll show you how to organize your kitchen to make cooking easier, fun and hassle-free. ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 1, 2013 in Better living
Is your Indianapolis kitchen making you fat?
When it comes to weight gain, we blame our genes, our metabolism, and wrong foods that taste so good. But it’s just possible that our Indianapolis kitchens are to blame. Here’s why.
Dieters beware: Your dream kitchen remodel may be your ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 27, 2012 in Better living
You CAN make a difference!
Have you heard Kid Rock’s new duet with Martina McBride, “Care”? Its message has really caught my attention. Here are the lyrics to the chorus:
“Cause I can’t stop the warShelter the homeless, feed the poorCan’t ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 17, 2011 in Better living