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 February 13, 2023 in Relocation
Looking for things to do in Indianapolis? Check our list of October festivals
Looking for things to do in Indianapolis? Well, never fear! October brings with it a diverse array of fun and festivals, whether you are into history, art, culture or just food and drink!
Watch for an upcoming blog that details fun Indianapolis ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 29, 2019 in Indianapolis
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
Enjoy Indianapolis’ June events, festivals and fun!
While the month of May in Indianapolis is spectacular, June in Indy has its own delights. As summer takes hold, the festivals, cultural standbys and arts events are plentiful, and plenty fun! This list we compiled reflects just a fraction of all ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 3, 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
Foodies, rejoice! Devour Indy is back
It's time to take a break from that New Year's diet—Devour Indy is back! If you’re a foodie or just looking to contain your dining-out budget, Devour Indy is a can’t-miss event. The 2019 winter edition of this restaurant ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 20, 2019 in Indianapolis
Foodies, rejoice! Devour Indy is back
With both the Indiana State Fair and Devour Indy taking place, August is a tough time for Indy waistlines! But oh, the food! If you’re a foodie or just looking to contain your dining-out budget, Devour Indy is a can’t-miss event....
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 9, 2018 in Indianapolis
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
Dine well during Devour Indy, Jan. 22-Feb. 4!
One of our favorite Indianapolis events is quickly coming up—Devour Indy! The 2018 winter edition of this restaurant extravaganza begins Monday, January 22 and runs through February 4. If you haven’t experienced Devour Indy yet, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 17, 2018 in Events
Olive oil tasting tours around the world
Inhale the aromas of some of the world’s finest olive oils, and explore the varying tastes of different regions and the olives that are so deeply ingrained in so many exotic cultures worldwide. The use of olive oil began in 6000 BC and is used ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 30, 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
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
Indy’s 2019 Summer Devour Downtown – August 19-September 1
Do you love to eat out, try new restaurants, and not break your pocketbook? Mark you calendars! Aug 19-Sept 1, 2013 it’s Devour Downtown Indianapolis, Indy’s premier dining event. This is a bi-yearly two-week long event where over 45 ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 14, 2013 in Indianapolis
August 2013 events in Indianapolis
August in Indy is loaded with the hottest events that can help end your summer with a bang! Make memories galore by attending some of the best events that this fine city has to offer.
First on our recommendation list is Marsh Symphony ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 2, 2013 in Events
Indy’s 2013 Winter Devour Downtown – January 21-February 3
Do you love to eat out, try new restaurants, and not break your pocketbook? Mark your calendars! Jan. 21-Feb. 3, 2013, it’s Devour Downtown Indianapolis Winterfest event. This is a bi-yearly, two-week-long event in which over 45 participating ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 21, 2013 in Indianapolis
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