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 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 6, 2017 in Better living
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
5 reasons to buy a Carmel home on a golf course
As the weather warms up, avid golfers hit the links on any day above 50 degrees, golf leagues kick off and the fairways turn emerald green. It’s a magical time for golf course communities in Carmel.
Now, I’m not a golfer, but I love ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 17, 2014 in Buying a Home
Green home cleaning in Indy
With spring-cleaning right around the corner, what types of cleaning products will you bring into your Indy home? With all the flu viruses that hit this winter, an obvious urge is to douse the whole home in bleach. Before you take to the floors and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 1, 2014 in Home maintenance
Running around town: Indianapolis’ themed runs and races
Even with Indianapolis’ sub-zero temperatures and snow blast, avid runners keep hitting the streets. I see runners in my neighborhood up and at ‘em before the sun rises. That’s some dedication! Training groups are forming in ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 10, 2014 in Indianapolis
Indianapolis cavemen diet: How to eat Paleo in Indy
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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 ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 1, 2014 in Better living
How to keep your 4-legged friends active this winter
With an Indianapolis winter unlike most of us have seen, I keep hearing chatter about “cabin fever”. A lot of us hunkered down and decreased activity, leaving our dogs yearning for some exercise. Despite the snow, the show must go ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 27, 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
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 Indianapolis
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
Setting New Year's goals
Are you setting 2012 goals? If so, you might consider this: telling others your goals makes you LESS LIKELY to achieve them. Why is this true?
According to several psychologists, when you share your goals outloud, you get the psychological ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 27, 2011 in Goals