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 Kristie Fun
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
Celebrate May with Indianapolis 500 events and more!
May and its springy warmth will soon be upon us, and that means the onset of racing season! Indianapolis will be festooned with not only new flora, but black and white checkerboards as well. Drive through a neighborhood or two—we bet ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 21, 2019 in Events
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
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 Dog Life
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 Events
Teach your dog new tricks: Dog training in Indianapolis
Our relationship with dogs is a special bond. They offer comfort, companionship, and joy in our daily lives. Obedience training can be crucial to maintaining that bond over time. Proper training will help keep your dog safe—no one wants their ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 11, 2018 in Dog Life
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
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
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 Dog Life
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
Introducing the BEST Indy real estate website - the NEW IndyHomes.com
After many months of hard work, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the NEW IndyHomes.com. Chock-full of information you won’t find anywhere else and cutting-edge functionality, we’ve built the site around you, our end user. ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 22, 2018 in Indianapolis
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
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
Preparing to sell
Have you ever put a house up for sale before? Holy schinkes, I see why people don’t do it very often.
Earlier this year, my wife and I decided we were going to move. We’d only been here a couple of years, but found a house we really ...
Posted by Pete Gilbert on July 1, 2015 in Selling a home
How to take a break from technology
In this technology-focused world, it’s hard to unplug from digital devices. And sure, modern inventions like smartphones and tablets exist to make your life more convenient and to entertain you. (Who ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 29, 2014 in Better living
Attracting wildlife to your Indianapolis garden
Birds, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, and hummingbird moths are just a few of the beneficial and beautiful creatures that might populate your garden—if you provide the right environment. Every living thing has three basic needs: food, water, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 29, 2014 in Home maintenance