Hello and welcome to Down Aspen Lane, where we’ll walk you down the road toward a more connected life–one day at a time.

Who am I? Wife, mom, introvert (you heard that right!), gardener, creativity junkie, die-hard lifelong learner, and lover of “Calgon, take me away” baths.

I rely heavily on my hidden stash of treats, but will share if in a pinch. Maybe.

I’m passionate about creating personal connections within my home and community, but that hasn’t always been the case (Trust me! Remember that part about being an introvert?!).

Real, face-to face connection is so needed in our world today! Just think of the problems that would be solved if we made more of an effort to connect with one another.

Lucky for us, true connection comes with all sorts of life-enhancing benefits.

Among other things, it has the power to:

  1. improve our health,
  2. increase our happiness,
  3. and boost our confidence.

This site is about my family’s journey toward connection—a journey that, I’ll admit, began in trepidation, but that is one we love with all our hearts today.

We invite you to join us on this journey as we strive for more genuine connections with the people in our lives:

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Neighbors
  • Strangers
  • Ourselves

We look forward to sharing with you:

  • personal experiences
  • hospitality tips
  • recipes
  • family activities
  • encouragement
  • self-care ideas
  • fun finds
  • ideas for gift-giving
  • and so much more!

We hope you will join in the conversation so that we can be inspired by you. Working together, we can change the world!

Genuine, face-to-face connection is HIGH adventure for those with a BIG heart.

It’s an adventure worth taking.



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