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
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
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
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 May 10, 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
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
8 easy ways to support the Zionsville Education Foundation
While we were building our house in Zionsville (a 17-month process), I decided I needed to get involved in the community well before our move-in date. I joined the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, ventured from downtown Indy to the Zionsville ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 8, 2018 in Zionsville
Mark your calendar: 2018 Zionsville events, festivals and fun
Spring is right around the corner in Central Indiana and that means it’s time to get out and enjoy all that our community has to offer. Despite its relatively small size, Zionsville offers so much for its residents and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 2, 2018 in Zionsville
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 Hobbies
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 Hobbies
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
Tired of the Chicago grind? Give Indianapolis a look
We get it—Chicago is an amazing city with so much to see and do. But it can be impersonal, expensive, frustrating and COLD! If you’re re-thinking the rat race of Chicago living, we invite you to give Indianapolis a look. Indy offers a ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 19, 2017 in Indianapolis
New beginnings in Zionsville
We officially closed and moved into our new Zionsville home at the end of June! It has been a long two years since our house fire, and it feels inexplicable to have reached this milestone! So many feelings flood my heart—pure joy, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 10, 2017 in Zionsville
A farewell to 121 E. Ohio St. and downtown Indy
As many of you know, my husband AJ and I lost our home to a devastating fire two years ago. Although we finally moved into our newly completed home in Zionsville recently, it was very bittersweet to say goodbye to the home we had been renting in ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 8, 2017 in Indianapolis
Indianapolis is a seller’s market and your home is in demand!
If you’re a homeowner who’s been thinking about selling, NOW is the time! Demand for homes is high, and the Indianapolis real estate inventory is sparse—which means you’re in a good position to sell your home for a nice ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 27, 2017 in Selling a home
Zionsville offers quality of life and solid home investments
Survey after survey shows that Zionsville, Indianapolis’ northwest suburb, is a great place to live. Not only is it continually near the top of the safest places to live in Indiana, it’s even been called the safest place in the United ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 28, 2016 in Zionsville