Teri has a domestic do-it-yourself obsession (think shade-tree mechanic in the kitchen). But, at the same time, she likes every project to be quick, easy, and inexpensive which means she often cuts steps out of every project whether it’s in the kitchen or the sewing room. She has perhaps never followed a recipe or pattern without making just a few changes.
Though she’s still in her twenties (just barely) she has plenty of experience in the domestic realm. She made her first meal (meatloaf, potatoes, carrot salad, and pumpkin cupcakes) under Mom’s supervision at age five. She started sewing her own clothes at age eight and won awards for making her own jeans and shirts in her teens.
With an adventurous spirit, the do-it-yourself projects naturally took her outside the house. She raised, butchered and sold about 500 chickens at age 14. She trained horses for money in high school and college. As a college freshman she started writing for a community newspaper and soon became a one-man-band television reporter.
Following a six year television career, Teri returned to her roots by starting a custom sewing business.
Her favorite adventures over the years have include volunteer stints mentoring younger children in 4-H, teaching a Kindergarten AWANA class, and teaching Sunday School to three-year-olds.
Today Teri and her husband live in Manassas, Virginia where Teri stays at home to care for their baby daughter and works as the Donor Relations Officer for Campaign for Liberty.