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 Better living
A win-win for you and your pet: Doggie daycare in Indianapolis
Do you feel guilty about leaving your pup alone all day while you’re at work? Does he fill his alone time by chewing up your brand-new shoes or ripping apart your throw pillows? Does he have extra energy that can’t be burned up ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 16, 2018 in Indianapolis
The best of Indy’s north suburban holiday festivals
If you live in or around Carmel, Whitestown, Westfield or Zionsville, you have lots of fun options this winter holiday season.
Some events are great for families, others are really just for adults. Some take place outside, and others, thankfully, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 28, 2018 in Indianapolis
Indianapolis holiday festivals, here we come!
Downtown Indianapolis has so much to offer during this holiday season, whether you’re venturing out with family or are looking for adult-only fun. Check out our curated list and stay tuned! We’ll catch you up to speed on Carmel and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 25, 2018 in Indianapolis
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
Fill September with Indianapolis fall festivals and events!
We love this time of year for many reasons (changing leaves, crisp air, pumpkin spice everything), but mostly because it brings with it a wide variety of Indianapolis fall festivals and events! Here are some of the Indy-area fun events we plan to ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 27, 2018 in Indianapolis
Holliday Farms - Zionsville's new country club community
With a unanimous vote on July 2, the Zionsville Town Council approved the rezoning of 597 rural acres at Michigan and Willow roads that will become a luxury community in the heart of Zionsville. And while Zionsville already has an ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 17, 2018 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 2018 with some of the season’s hottest events and festivals, including the Indiana State Fair, IndyFringe Festival, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 10, 2018 in Indianapolis
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
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 9, 2018 in Indianapolis
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
Home trend: Craftsman-style houses
A new construction Craftsman-style home
Craftsman-style homes are hot! So hot, in fact, that a recent study by RealEstate.com showed that entry-level homes with the word “craftsman” in the listing description fetched a 34-percent ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 25, 2018 in Buying a Home
Treat your dog: Indianapolis dog bakeries
We remember when Three Dog Bakery popped up on Broad Ripple Avenue in 2000 and what a novelty it was at the time. Times have certainly changed! Today, pet owners spend more on their pets than ever (upwards of $86 billion every year with that figure ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 18, 2018 in Indianapolis
2018 Indianapolis home tours and garden walks
If you’re into watching the shows on HGTV, you probably love a great home and garden tour, too. You’re in luck, because Indianapolis offers a wide variety of tours all year long. Need home décor inspiration? Check. Have a green ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 3, 2018 in Indianapolis
Pamper your pooch at an Indianapolis dog park!
Dog parks are good for doggies’ bodies and souls, allowing them to burn off excess energy, learn proper socialization with other dogs and humans, and gleefully run and play with their dog friends. Seriously, have you ever walked past a dog ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 19, 2018 in Indianapolis
Celebrate May with Indianapolis 500 events and more!
It may be hard to imagine now (please, no more snow!), but May and its springy warmth will soon be upon us. And Indianapolis will be festooned with not only new flora, but black and white checkerboards as well. Drive through a neighborhood or ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 5, 2018 in Indianapolis
Live near the Monon Trail
Given the popularity of Central Indiana’s Monon Trail (more than 1.3 million people use it annually!), it’s hard to imagine that some homeowners in the mid ‘90s/early ‘00s were opposed to having the trail run along their ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 29, 2018 in Indianapolis
Mark your calendar: 2018 Carmel arts, events, festivities and fun
The city of Carmel has been voted the best place to live in the U.S. many times, and looking at its roster of upcoming events, it’s easy to see why Carmel’s citizens love living here. There is so much to do—from holiday ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 22, 2018 in Carmel
Translation, please? Understanding Indy-speak
Like any city, Indianapolis has its own vernacular. We’ve compiled this glossary to help demystify this jargon for Indy newbies. Study and practice—in no time, you’ll sound like a local!
Boilermakers—The nickname for Purdue ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 13, 2018 in Relocation
Buy your next home on an Indianapolis golf course!
If you’re enthralled with the game of golf and take every chance you can get to smack a few balls at the nearest course, you probably don’t need much persuasion to consider living on a golf course. However, you don’t have to be a ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 5, 2018 in Buying a Home