Hi, I’m Carri!


Let me start by saying that this blog is probably not for everyone.

It’s true.

There may be some who feel perfectly content with the world as it is,

but if you, like millions of others in our society, desire more authenticity in your life, then keep on reading.




Down Aspen Lane details my family’s journey towards a happier life, filled with authentic connection.

Our desire is to create more meaningful and authentic moments in our lives, with God, family, friends, neighbors, strangers, and ourselves,

and to make it easier for others to do the same.


Connecting with each other through shared stories is the key to enabling us to create more authentic lives.

Sharing our stories enriches our lives with:


more peace

new friendships

improved health

genuine connection

increased happiness

improved relationships 

the making of happy memories

more time living in the present moment


The fact is…life is more fun when you share your story with others.



Who am I? Wife, mom, introvert, creativity junkie, and die-hard lifelong learner.

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

Thankfully, over time I’ve learned that, with a little ingenuity, there are countless fun, creative, and virtually pain-free ways to connect with others in authentic ways. 

Authenticity is so needed in our world today. Just think of the problems that would be solved if we made more of an effort to slow down and connect with one another.

And there is no better way of doing that than by sharing our stories.


Consider this an invitation to share YOUR story and 

join us on our journey towards a more authentic life!


Authenticity begins with stories, and everyone has a story to share.

What’s your story?


This blog contains the tools necessary for your journey towards deeper connection:


personal experiences



self-care ideas

guest posts

fun finds



hospitality tips

lessons learned

delicious recipes

ideas for gift-giving

and so much more!


Creating a life filled with authentic connection is HIGH adventure for those with a BIG heart.


We hope you’ll join us on this journey towards a happier, more fulfilled life—a life that begins and ends with a story.


It’s an adventure worth taking.





I’d love to hear from you!

Do you desire more connection and community in your life? What challenges do you face when trying to connect with others? What successes have you had?

Feel free to share your thoughts—your story—by contacting me at hello@downaspenlane.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!


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