Just for Kids: Indy Homes Creative Writing Contest
Hey, moms and dads!
Looking for fun ways to keep your kids occupied during these gray days of winter? Let them unleash their creativity by encouraging them to submit a story for Indy Homes’ first-ever creative writing contest! ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 10, 2021 in Kids
Weekend getaway: Finding tranquility at the lake
Summer is always busy for me, and with the real estate market still going gangbusters in Indianapolis, this past season was no exception. It seemed that my phone was always ringing, pinging or beeping. Such is the life of a REALTOR.
But when a good ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 23, 2019 in Kristie Fun
Mark your calendar: Zionsville events, festivals and fun
Time to get out and enjoy all that our Zionsville has to offer! Despite its relatively small size, Zionsville offers so much for its residents and visitors—everything from kid fun to cultural events to fitness competitions. With so many ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 26, 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
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 Events
Why we love fall in Indianapolis
OK, we know it’s been quite warm lately, but believe it or not, sweater and bonfire weather will soon be upon us, which means the best time in Indy is coming! Here are our four favorite things about fall in Indianapolis, and some events and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 19, 2018 in Indianapolis
One-tank getaway: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Looking for a fun and easy getaway with the kids this summer? Named one of the top 10 zoos in the country by TripAdvisor, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is just a 2.5-hour drive up I-69 from Indy and offers a day of fun for the entire family in ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 24, 2018 in Travel
Home trend: Master-on-main floor plans
Home building trends come and go, but the master-on-main floor plan seems to be here to stay. This doesn’t just go for upper-end homes—you’ll find master bedrooms on main floors across every price point. (Scroll down for a full ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 26, 2018 in Buying a Home
Eliminating blood cancers: Someday is today
A world without blood cancers. No more leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.
This is the vision of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and I’m proud to have supported such a noble cause for many years.
You may know that in 2011 ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 11, 2018 in Goals
School spotlight: Allisonville Elementary School
Washington Township has excellent public schools, and we often get questions about one of its elementaries, Allisonville Elementary School. In fact, we’ve helped many families move within the school’s boundaries for the specific reason ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 15, 2018 in Indianapolis
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 Indianapolis dance programs for kids
Whether your child dreams of being the next Misty Copeland or just has extra energy to burn, dance offers numerous benefits that will be advantageous to him or her throughout their lifetime—including better overall physical health, social and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 19, 2017 in Hobbies
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
Enjoy these Halloween events in Indianapolis with the kids!
Looking for kid-friendly Halloween events in Indianapolis? You’re in luck—Indianapolis’ parks, museums and organizations offer a full month of fun for the kids. But these Halloween events aren’t just about the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 3, 2016 in Indianapolis
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
How to be a responsible swimming pool owner
You’re excited, the new house you bought has a pool. Congrats! I’m certain your pool will provide you with endless summertime memories, but with those memories comes responsibility.
The first responsibly of a pool owner is having some ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 22, 2015 in Home maintenance
Six ways to make Indianapolis moving easier for your kids
We’re moving. Not far. Just a couple miles up the road…but for kids, a move is a move. It doesn’t matter if it’s two miles or 2000 miles. Moving’s isn’t easy on kids. They don’t/can’t see the big ...
Posted by Pete Gilbert on May 13, 2015 in Relocation
Using Paths to QUALITY to find an Indy childcare center
Finding childcare for children can be one of the most daunting tasks for any family and especially for families relocating to Indianapolis. Without an established referral network, relocation families often rely on what ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 25, 2014 in Better living
How to find a nanny in Indianapolis
One of the top questions our Indy Homes Team is asked by families relocating to Indianapolis is how to find quality childcare—in-home or a daycare center. Each family’s childcare needs varies greatly from another family’s. For ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 4, 2014 in Kids
A Forest Hills Pinterest birthday party success story
When crafty ideas don’t come to mind easily, Pinterest is there. When just the start of something swirls around in your thoughts for the creative showcase to wow friends and family, Pinterest is there to bring it home. That’s what ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 27, 2014 in Kristie Fun