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Meet the Winner

We are proud to announce the winner of Blog Cabin 2011. Please read our exclusive Q&A to learn more about Carol Livingston and her plans for the future.

I’d like to thank everyone who particpated in our People’s Choice voting and entered for a chance to win this gorgeous Chesapeake Bay home. Keep checking this blog for more details on our 2012 home.

  • Posted at 11:10 am on November 11, 2011
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1,290 Comments

  1. Carol, my good friend, there is the biggest smile on my face. I am so very, very happy for you and your family — I feel like I won, just sharing your joy. Our family sends your family all love and good wishes for many happy, relaxing years ahead.

    Mary W. on November 3, 2011 at 10:21 am
  2. Actually Carol, I want to say " thank you" for winning this gorgeous home. So often we enter to hope to have such a beautiful and highly skilled and crafted home….and then, we find we are needed where we are. This has recently happened to moi. I get to work with a wonderful group of people, and our group has doubled before I entered this. We're unable to find other volunteers, and I thought "Oh my, I can't leave when I'm so needed to serve." SOooooo….as much as, I love the beautiful home, I love what I'm doing. I am like those cottonwood seeds that get blown with the wind. Right now, I'm planted correctly.
    Again….Congratulations and hope you can bloom where you can now be planted. ; )

    Trish on November 3, 2011 at 10:28 am
    • Beautifully thought out and stated, Trish! :)

      DwnSoDwnEaster on November 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm
  3. You need to realize that the proportion of white winners to winners of color probably represents two things. One is the viewing audience of HGTV and the other is the population of America. It would be statistically more improbable for a person of color to win because fewer people of color likely entered the contest. The demographic of HGTV is mostly white, middle-class people (who do tend to own their own homes) who subscribe and pay for cable channels.

    Spewing ignorant hate like what you wrote in your comment is just wrong, it weakens our country, our people, our children, and our moral fiber.

    k10teacher on November 3, 2011 at 10:31 am
  4. Congrats Carol! I'm new and I'm not sure how they pick the winner but I can't help but think something stinks about the process like huskers said. I don't think it's a conspiracy just the process seems hidden and a mystery. Oh well, maybe i'll be that mystery next time.

    Golfis4me on November 3, 2011 at 10:48 am
  5. Arghhhh none. It's not about the race or ethnicity here. The process on the other hand can definitely be questioned.

    Golfis4me on November 3, 2011 at 10:50 am
  6. I hope everyone on here is happy for this woman. I am also disappointed that I didnt win, but I am so happy that she got this home for a birthday gift. I have mixed feelings about it, but I am happy with my comments on here. Let's try and think positive on how the drawing happened. Gonna keep trying to win. Hope the next time I get to Scream with HAPPINESS, on winning. Thanks . Nichet.

    Nichet on November 3, 2011 at 11:08 am
  7. None,
    If you don't like the way they do their sweepstakes, then dont enter and then you dont have to be so discusted that they didnt pick you. The truth of the matter is that for you to believe that there is a conspiracy that would specifically preclude you and/or your specific demographic and yet still enter and hope to win displays a level of delusion. If its not delusion then the comments are simply the mark of a sore loser. Either way they are irrelevant to this discussion board.
    That being said, at the end of the day, if they wanted to they could pick whomever they choose because it is Scripps Network's prerogative since it is their property and sweepstakes. ____I am dissappointed that it is not me, but am very happy for the winner, no matter who it is.

    seanmarcus on November 3, 2011 at 11:22 am
  8. OK, I'm over my disappointment in not winning the VA BC, but really, it was a 1 in 9,000,000 chance! Congratulation to Carol Livingston, I hope you have many happy days in that beautiful home and location. I don't think you mentioned that you blogged, so you will most likely never read any of these posts, but maybe the overwhelming positivity towards your win will reach you.

    windsmurf on November 3, 2011 at 11:39 am
  9. I AM SURE THE MAINE BLOG CABIN IS GOING TO BE THE BEST BLOG CABIN YET!!!!!…………. I WOULD HOPE THIS CABIN WOULD BE USER FRIENDLY FOR WHEELCHAIR ACCSESS… HANDRAILS… AND ECT…. MOST OF US HAVE AGEING FRIENDS AND FAMILY …. A LITTLE EXTRA HELP WOULD BE NICE.

    viviloree on November 3, 2011 at 11:55 am
  10. Wow!!! I feel bad for all the people tasting sour grapes right now. I don't think DIY is doing anything wrong. At least I hope they are not. To avoid this next time, just have a show which explains the process and without giving names, let the camera go through the process with you(kind of like a reality show). Then all these nay sayers will be satisfied, I hope! Anyway, I am really glad for the winner. I hope she and her family get many wonderful years of happiness out of this house. For the rest of us, It's on to the next one. Can't wait to see the plans and progress.

    Springier on November 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

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