Unplug and Unleash Fun: Unique and Educational Summer Activities for Kids
In a world dominated by screens, it's more important than ever to find engaging and educational activities that can get kids off the couch and away from their phone screens. This summer, let's embark on a journey filled with unique experiences that ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 9, 2023 in Kids
Just for Kids: Indy Homes Creative Writing Contest
Hey, moms and dads!
Looking for fun ways to keep your kids occupied during these gray days of winter? Let them unleash their creativity by encouraging them to submit a story for Indy Homes’ first-ever creative writing contest! ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 10, 2021 in Kids
Hot new Carmel restaurants!
Fork + Ale House
Fork plus ale is too simple of an equation to capture the complexity of this sports bar, plus brewery, plus food-fresh dining experience.
Located on the Monon in the prime spot next to Sun King Spirits in the heart of Carmel, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 17, 2019 in Carmel
Dance the night away at the Zionsville Street Dance!
Looking for a family-friendly activity, or a great date idea? One of our favorite Zionsville summer fun events is coming up on Saturday, August 3—the Zionsville Street Dance.
Let’s be honest, it’s hard to find a live music ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 11, 2019 in Zionsville
Round out your summer with Indy's August festivals, events and fun
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but summer will be over before we know it. (Sorry!) Be sure to round out the summer of 2019 with some of the season’s hottest events and festivals, including the Indiana State Fair, IndyFringe Festival, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 9, 2019 in Events
Indianapolis Fourth of July events kick off the month with a bang
The Fourth of July and all the festivities that go with it kick off the month of July in Indy. But after the last firework display fizzles out, you’ll find a variety of festivals and events to keep the summer fun going all month long. (By the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 19, 2019 in Events
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
Make a dog evacuation plan in case of emergency
Most homeowners have never faced a life-threatening disaster, which increases the liklihood of chaos when it comes time to deal with an actual emergency. Whether it be a fire, a flood, a tornado, an earthquake--you name it--there should always be an ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 7, 2019 in Dog Life
Skip race day traffic and bike to the 500!
Ditch your car and bike around traffic at this annual Bike to the 500 event!
Meet up with hundreds of bikers at 7:30 a.m. on the east plaza of City Market and enjoy music, drinks and food while all the other race-fans sit in stand-still ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 29, 2019 in Events
How to keep your 4-legged friends active this winter
Whoa! Indianapolis really got walloped this weekend—more than seven inches of snow! Our bet is that your dog is loving it—we’ve seen plenty of cute online videos of doggos enjoying the fresh snowfall. We humans, however, are bound ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 13, 2019 in Dog Life
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
Find an Indianapolis gymnastics program for your child
One of the best-loved Olympic sports, gymnastics offers kids tremendous benefits—including physical fitness, confidence, time management skills and self-discipline—as well as a progression that can keep them motivated and fulfilled as ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 28, 2017 in Kids
Find cheerleading programs in Indy's north suburbs
If your child has energy to burn and is interested in tumbling, dance and teamwork, the sport of cheerleading could be for him or her!
Isn’t cheerleading a school extracurricular?
You’re no doubt familiar with cheerleaders who ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 14, 2017 in Kids
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