10,000 Hours: Putting in the Time it Takes!
Have you have read Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell’s bestselling book, Outliers? In it he popularizes the “10,000 Hour Rule” – the hours of diligent practice it takes to achieve world-class expertise in any art or skill. ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 5, 2021 in Kristie Fun
Pretty in Pink!
I LOVE pink. From pink clothes, to jewelry, to toenails – it is unquestionablymy favorite color. In our first home, much of our design decisions centered upon thinking about resale. In Fenix, and our home that burned down, however, I wanted to ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 15, 2020 in Kristie Fun
Do you have Netflix Streaming Syndrome?
It's been six years since first signing up for Netflix. Prior to that it seemed as if I were the only person in Indianapolis still doing the DVR thing, not knowing much about on-demand streaming or understanding the hype behind "Orange Is the New ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 28, 2020 in Kristie Fun
I hope that by the time you read this the curve has been utterly flattened, society has safely opened up a bit, and that you and your loved ones are healthy and happy.
Like me, I’m sure you’ve had ups and downs throughout the weeks of ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 25, 2020 in Kristie Fun
Rocky Mountain High
There’s nothing like the power and beauty of nature to make you feel humbled and awe-struck. A recent trip to Colorado was the perfect reminder of this for me.
The weather in Denver was sunny and mild, and my husband AJ and I, along with our ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 28, 2020 in Kristie Fun
Hail to the latte!
Today is a big day for me, as I am teaching a webinar about our concierge program to hundreds of agents across the country -- how we transform homes efficiently to net sellers top dollar and sell quickly!
To fuel up I’m making a ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 16, 2019 in Kristie Fun
Weekend getaway: Finding tranquility at the lake
Summer is always busy for me, and with the real estate market still going gangbusters in Indianapolis, this past season was no exception. It seemed that my phone was always ringing, pinging or beeping. Such is the life of a REALTOR.
But when a good ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 23, 2019 in Kristie Fun
Offline chats: Connecting more deeply
Where do you have your most intimate conversations with those that you love, where your deepest emotions and most personal thoughts come spilling out?
For my husband AJ and I, it’s our swimming pool!
This habit of using the pool as a place to ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 1, 2018 in Kristie Fun
Starbucks addiction: The struggle is real
Is there a Starbucks 12-step program?! Literally as the baristas at my new neighborhood Starbucks were getting to know me by name, my doctor told me that I needed to stop ingesting dairy. I really don’t eat that much dairy to begin with, but ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 22, 2018 in Kristie Fun
New beginnings in Zionsville
We officially closed and moved into our new Zionsville home at the end of June! It has been a long two years since our house fire, and it feels inexplicable to have reached this milestone! So many feelings flood my heart—pure joy, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 10, 2017 in Kristie Fun
Easter brunch, baskets and gratitudes
This year my husband and I will be staying in Indianapolis for Easter. Not sure if we will make a yummy brunch or venture out to one of the amazing restaurant brunch choices around town.
For those of you who are all-in with Easter festivities for ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 20, 2016 in Kristie Fun
A Forest Hills Pinterest birthday party success story
When crafty ideas don’t come to mind easily, Pinterest is there. When just the start of something swirls around in your thoughts for the creative showcase to wow friends and family, Pinterest is there to bring it home. That’s what ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 27, 2014 in Kristie Fun
My adventures with WTHR Flat Chuck!
For those of you who live in Indianapolis, you know of the spoof on The Flat Stanley Project from WTHR’s morning weatherman, Chuck Lofton. Like with Flat Stanley, participants take a “flat” cut-out version of the weatherman on ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 23, 2013 in Kristie Fun
Girlfriends, Vacation and Love
For me, these past ten years have been filled with developing meaningful female friendships. Do you have a best friend or confidant that you’ve developed? If like me, friends ebb and flow through life, and it’s only when I’m ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 26, 2013 in Kristie Fun
My new watch battery experience
Two years ago my husband surprised me with a May Day gift. May Day, you wonder? Yes! May 1 is a day of celebration in many cultures to mark the beginning of summer. While the celebration of May Day has faded from American culture, many countries use ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 24, 2012 in Kristie Fun
My duathlon failure!
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
This quote was a loud inspiration for me this weekend when my husband and I eagerly logged in to view the results of my first duathlon at Eagle Creek (a ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 25, 2012 in Kristie Fun
Welcome to my new blog!
I’ve wanted to write a blog for a long time now, so I’m excited to finally have this up and running! Those of you who know me know that I’m passionate about my clients and my real estate business, as well as our wonderful city, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 30, 2011 in Kristie Fun
What does your family look like?
I just returned home from time at my husband’s family reunion in Pensacola, FL. Everyone gathered together for connection before Jeremy & Becky and their three children leave for Germany – a three-year transfer for Jeremy’s job ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 26, 2011 in Kristie Fun