Visiting the Hostess City of the South
Living in the Midwest, it’s always interesting to venture to the East Coast and experience a city steeped in history that stretches back to colonial times. While adventurous frontiersmen pushed west, establishing rustic trading posts in ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 22, 2020 in Travel
Lessons from author John Green
Recently, my husband AJ and I got to witness some talented Indianapolis high school students act out a story based in Indianapolis and written by an Indianapolis author.Maybe you’ve already guessed, but the play was “The Fault in Our ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 15, 2019 in Neighbors
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
My New Year's resolutions for a saner life
It’s probably an understatement to say that 2017 was crazy for me. Between finalizing the build of our home and a busy year in real estate thanks to the HOT Indianapolis market, I sometimes didn’t know if I was coming or going. I salute ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 31, 2017 in Goals
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
A farewell to 121 E. Ohio St. and downtown Indy
As many of you know, my husband AJ and I lost our home to a devastating fire two years ago. Although we finally moved into our newly completed home in Zionsville recently, it was very bittersweet to say goodbye to the home we had been renting in ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 8, 2017 in Indianapolis
One-tank getaway: Story, Indiana
As you cruise west along Indiana State Road 135, taking in the rolling hills of Brown County and the occasional farm house, you suddenly seemingly cross an invisible line that jumps you back in time to the mid-1800s. You’ve arrived at the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 29, 2016 in Travel
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
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
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
Discover White River State Park in Downtown Indianapolis
With the amazing, record-breaking weather we’ve had lately (nearly 80 degrees in March—unbelievable), AJ and I recently felt compelled to venture into Downtown Indianapolis in search of some outdoor fun. And we found it at White River ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 21, 2012 in Indianapolis