Blog Cabin

May 1

Vote For Cabin Comforts

Today we invite you to particpate in our Cabin Comforts vote. Please help us selection gifts for the winner of the Blog Cabin 2012 Giveaway by voting up to ten times per day for products. Then enter once per day for your chance to win an identical gift set. Thanks and good luck to you all.

P.S.: Keep your eye out for another Blog Cabin home site update at the end of this week. I promise to keep the info pouring in!


  1. Good morning, Mary! You have been very busy. Thank you for letting us vote on these very wonderful gifts. You're the best!

    memanbepa on May 1, 2012 at 10:51 am
  2. Another update………….wonderful! Time to vote.

    Summer on May 1, 2012 at 11:20 am
  3. Mary, I'm liking how you roll !
    Those are some nice items in the Cabin Comfort voting options, it was hard to pick a favorite.

    I have an idea for DIY & Victoria to consider, Is there any way Victoria could blog these words: SPOILER ALERT before posting design details about the Blog home renovation? That way the Blogger reads on assuming full risk and resposibility for reading design secrets before the virtual tour & shows air :)

    Last thought, Matt (aka bathroom Rembrandt) I hope you, Victoria & Grundy have a blast installing the master bath that will leave us BC fans moony-eyed ( yes, I went there) . Matt & Grundy, any plans to go fishin' if you finish up in the bath early?

    Mel on May 1, 2012 at 11:22 am
  4. Wow I am impressed. I had given up on this site pretty much and then bam! bam! bam! you come back onboard with a vengence. Thank you, this blog site seems to have taken a major turn in the right direction in the past week or two.

    I like pretty much everything in this round of voting, so I am just trying to be consistent in color and style where possible.

    Windsmurf on May 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    • I know Windsmurf, I have been gone for a few weeks, and I come back…and WOW…

      vicki_in_Utah on May 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    • Vicki I missed you, and am glad to see you back :)

      Mel on May 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    • Thank you Mel. The blog was going so sloooow when I left. It was a shock to come back and see 4 new threads.

      vicki_in_Utah on May 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm
  5. I always pick the most $$$ for the winner. There was some nice things this round. Thanks Mary for all the updates .

    vicki_in_Utah on May 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm
  6. Love the shower curtain hooks!I have seaglass ones here…nice touch. Gotta go with the beer making kit in honor of a recent guest and also it would be a real hit with the neighbors here on the "Necks". Many favors are traded on with beer as the "currency".Just sayin' if you want clams or lobster from the neighbors,they'd take it in trade for beer;)

    Lisa Lane on May 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    • Thanks for the advice—Brilliant!!! Wish I could vote for all on this vote category. I voted for the shower curtain hooks–love them! But now that you mentioned using the beer maker as valid seafood tender…well…??? Ya gotta' keep your options open, huh?!:*B)xD<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on May 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    • I went for the beer making kit too, nothing like a little home brew, for trading purposes of course;).

      The only group of choices I wasn't thrilled with was the silverware and only because I like the ends of my silverware to be wide enough so they don't slip through the holes in the dishwasher silverware basket and all of these seemed to be fairly small. And I can't stand it when people (my granddaughters) put silverware into the dishwasher with the eating ends down in the basket. That starts minor wars in my house with me ultimately resorting to "it's my house, do it my way!"

      I don't remember which I selected in the shower curtain hanger category, when I don't have a strong preference, I do as Vicki_in_Utah does and just select the most expensive choice. :S:S

      Windsmurf on May 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    • We always put our silverware in with the eating ends and knife points down. After we read about a two year old who fell on a knife in the dishwasher when the door was open. The knife was pointed up and went through the toddler's heart! No sense in taking chances with the grand kids around! :(

      EdinOregon on May 1, 2012 at 11:54 pm
    • Oh my God, Ed… It is a good thing someone invented "dish drawer" model dishwashers–wish they could replace the standard models–look at how cars are all required to have safety seat belts now. I remember riding in my grandparents' car in the 50's, standing up on the bench seat in the front. As we came to a stop, my grand father or grandmother would stretch an arm across me like a toll gate, LOL. Bet you have similar memories, B.S.B ( Before Seat Belts) ? ;)

      LLColeman on May 2, 2012 at 4:22 am
    • I definitely remember the strait arm technique LL. I also remember falling out of the car going around a corner when I was six! I guess I shouldn't have been hanging on the door handle! ^_^

      EdinOregon on May 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    • Ouch–Ed, I hope you were not hurt. The same thing happened to my husband when he was 4, and the family car was slowly leaving a parking lot and the rear door opened as they turned.

      LLColeman on May 3, 2012 at 2:40 am
    • This must have been very common years ago. My 5 yr old sister fell out in a parking lot–no damage. The next day our 4 door sedan was a 2 door sedan. Don't know what my Dad did, but the back doors were permanently sealed shut. We kids had to climb over the back of the front seat to ride in back. The car got traded in after several months of muddy kids' footwear all over the front seat! :-)

      MNLass on May 3, 2012 at 7:40 am
    • Nope landed on my rear end LL! ^_^ Scared dad and I pretty good though!

      EdinOregon on May 4, 2012 at 1:27 am
    • I remember employing the straight arm restraint technique when my kids were young, before seat belts. My sister also fell out of a moving farm truck when she leaned on the door handle, fortunately my brother was there to grab her out of the way before the rear tires go to her. A girl I went to high school with also fell out of a moving car when her cuff caught in the door handle and then she was dragged along the road until her boyfried got the car stopped. She had a major case of road rash but was otherwise fine. Maybe the good old days weren't always that great where safety is concerned.

      Windsmurf on May 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    • I had never heard of that type of accident occurring, but I can see how it might. I might relent on the knives, but the rest I will continue to put in eating surface up.

      Windsmurf on May 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    • Hi, Windsmurf! I ran into the same silverware/dishwasher problem years ago. My solution was to get some needlecraft plastic (you know, the kind that kids make Xmas decorations with yarn) and cut it to fit inside the silverware cups. Water stiill gets thru and nothing sticks out of the bottom. Also, I never put knives in the dishwasher because I read somewhere that dishwashers dull the sharp edges, even if you have cutlery 'slots'. About 'the most expensive choice', that could be misleading unless you read the 'fine print'. For example, is the silverware priced as 'service for one' or 'service for four'? Are the lanterns for a single one or the grouping of three as pictured? Then there's the quality/practicality of the item: is that warm throw washable or dry clean only? Okay, enough preaching, just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents worth—since that's all I have! LOL!

      MNLass on May 3, 2012 at 8:16 am
    • Good idea. I do put my knives in the dishwasher even though I also heard it dulls the edge, but I lay them flat on the top shelf. I tried to take into account the fine print and what the prices actually are, but some things always get by me.

      Windsmurf on May 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    • Not the beer kit? Have you ever made beer? My grandfather used to make beer with a beer kit like this. He was very proud of it, but yuck, and what a pain to do! I oped for the sprout kit. I would use that all of the time!

      paperdragon on May 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm
  7. The housewarming gifts are nice……….and I am looking forward to seeing how this home will be decorated. I just wish this Maine home was closer to Portland, or closer to a city where there is shopping and restaurants and other activities. There is just not that much to do in Waldoboro. I guess I am a city girl, or a suburban girl. The country is nice to visit………but not alot going on. I suppose this could be a good home to use as a vacation home, just not a primary residence.
    Good luck to whomever wins this one!!

    I like the 2012 Urban Oasis in Miami……..or the 2013 Dream Home on Kiawah Island, SC.(hopefully!)

    Summer on May 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    • Camden,Rockland,Boothbay Harbor all have an urban/Maine village feel and are within 40 minutes from Waldoboro. Restaurants are in abundance as are shops and the Wyeth exhibit is at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland. Damariscotta(only 15 minutes away) has a nice variety of restaurants,the Maine Coast Bookstore and Cafe,and the best shopping in Maine…Reny's Department Store! But I'm not going to try to sell you on the neighborhood…one less person to enter the sweepstakesxD

      Lisa Lane on May 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm
    • Thanks for the info Lisa Lane

      vicki_in_Utah on May 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm
  8. All the housewarming gifts are nice and would be great for the BC, but as someone else said, they are voting for the higher priced items for the new homeowners….I too, am voting for the higher priced items hoping to get the better quality items….I did vote for the Beer Making Kit….sounds like a plan….It's nice to know beer will get the New Owners some Lobster and Clams…Boy, I would go in the beer making business.. What a trade!!!

    Jennie/Florida on May 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm
    • Thats the way I look at Jennie/Florida, I have always voted that way for the housewarming gifts, starting with the 2010 BC. I figured what the Heck! go for the bling.

      vicki_in_Utah on May 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm
  9. I've pretty much ignored this site for lack of new info, time to catch up now. Nice housewarming gifts.

    AnneFinn on May 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm
  10. Some fun cabin comforts to vote on, and just as comforting to find all of these new blog threads to keep our interest and participation levels at the peak of blog performance.

    Well done.

    DBCoop on May 2, 2012 at 1:12 am

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