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Oct 11

The Blog Cabin 2012 Winner Drawing

Yes, indeed, fans. We randomly selected the winner of the Blog Cabin 2012 Giveaway! For those curious about the drawing process, please watch the following video. Just a note: Lottery balls numbered one through five designate mail-in entries and lottery balls numbered six through 542 designate online entries. When the representative selects the ball, she reads its batch number to know whether to head to a specific bin, dump its contents on the floor and pull out one mail-in entry or head to the computer to type in the batch number and let the computer randomly select one online entry. It’s all pretty serious business!

We will announce the name of the winner in late October. Keep checking back here for details!


  • Posted at 5:29 pm on October 10, 2012
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535 Comments

  1. Yeah! Thanks for the news:)

    sparrow0720 on October 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    • The Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries on approximately October 15, 2012 by Ritway, Inc., an independent judging organization, (“Sweepstakes Administrator”) and will be contacted either in person or by overnight courier and phone on or about October 19, 2012.

      ren on October 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    • Very cool! Congratulations to the lucky winner! Nice work DIY Team and thank you for the update! Excited to see the winners smiling face :)

      heartofitall1 on October 14, 2012 at 9:22 am
    • Congrats Josephine Turner

      Debra on October 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm
  2. Thank you for the update. Good Luck. Can't wait to find out who the winner is. Who ever the lucky winner is I wish them all the best in the Blog Cabin. I hope it is a "dream come true" for you.

    bythebaydreamer on October 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    • Can't wait either! Good luck everyone!

      Bjtalorlongpre on October 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm
  3. I"m waiting for your call Chris.

    Iraida Medero on October 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm
  4. Does anyone know will the winner still get a call on the 15th or closer to the 23rd?

    I am guessing the winner was called today. I am very happy for the winner, and sad that it was not me….Blog Cabin Winner, I wish you happiness and years of great memories. Congratulations!

    bythebaydreamer on October 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm
    • It did say they were going to pick on the 15th and contact on the 19th. If they did already bummers. We serious sweepers know to be home on that day they say they are going to call, make sure the phone is paid and no one, no one is to interrupt us. Aaahh, what are they doing to us? :o

      Suzanne on October 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    • I'm sure they already called and they will announce the winner once the W9 forms have cleared. It'd be stupid to announce the winner, then the winner by some chance be disqualified on some technicality or decide to turn it down. There's a window in which they have to return the W9 so it's also dependent on that.

      Michelle on October 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm
  5. Mary, Thank you for not keeping us waiting too long…It wasn't me who answered the phone, so I'm wishing and hoping for one of "our" online Bloggies to win this Beautiful place..We have been here from start to finish….I'm sure who ever won was told not to blog and if it was one of our Blogging Buddies, they are bursting with Joy and doing the Wacky dance ….The big announcement will be October 23rd…If I had won, they would have to tape my mouth or lock me in a closet til Oct. 23rd because I couldn't keep it to myself..I would want to share it with Everyone on the Blog..What a great thing to happen to someone who is in Love with the Beautiful State of Maine..The Finale will soon be over and another BC for the Blogger's Memory Book. Thank you Mary and DIY for the great adventure to Maine and to the Beautiful Farmhouse on Dutch Neck Rd…We won't forget it!

    Jennie/Florida on October 11, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    • You are so SPECIAL, Jennie! How I look forward to your witty posts–don't ever stop! You're so right, we have the Bloggers' Memory Book and some super memories with this Maine special place….^_^^_^ Mixed emotions, huh?:S:) <3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on October 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm
    • Thank you Sweet Kitty for saying that….I feel like I have lost a friend!! Yes, I too have mixed emotions but all we can do now is to look forward to the next location for a new adventure and let this one go. We will always have our Blogger's Memory Book to go back and remember all the fun we had. It was so much fun choosing and decorating this BC..I know how much you wanted this home and I was really hoping you were the Winner..so sorry you didn't win….Sadly we no longer have ties to this Farmhouse because a new homeowner has been chosen, chin up and lets move on to the next adventure…I made a suggestion to Mary….before DIY chooses the next location…PLEASE let us online bloggers name up to 5 locations where we would like to see the next 2013 BC be located…. DIY could choose from the list to build or renovate the next BC…OR let the online bloggers vote on
      the location..I think that would be fun and the bloggers would be part of the decision making from
      the start!!! Your thoughts???

      Jennie/Florida on October 12, 2012 at 9:40 am
    • Love the idea of bloggers choosing the next location. My state so far has been overlooked, and we have two beautiful locations that will compare to anywhere in the U.S. One location in the northern part of the state with mountains and lakes, and the other one in the southern part of the state with pristine beaches.

      grswla on October 12, 2012 at 11:17 am
    • Grswla, what's your state? Tell Mary now because it seems like a wonderful place to live.

      Lessie on October 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    • Jennie
      I will miss all the blogging buddies.:) Another year ahead of us. I am waiting by my phone:) I do hope a blogger wins:) But good luck to anyone who wins this home-I do wish them the best and God Bless.
      I can't wait to hear about the next home:)
      Snuggle in winter is a comin! When do they annouce the next Blog Cabin?
      Good luck everyone:)

      ruffybc on October 17, 2012 at 8:04 am
    • Hi Ruffy, so glad to see you….I sent you a reply earlier but it went poof! I hope Mary will continue to give us new threads so we can continue to Blog ..hope all the bloggers will continue as well. The sooner we know the location the better it will be for us anxious Blog Cabin followers…I'm ready to get started on the new location. I suggested we get to vote on the location for the next BC, but don't know if that will happen!! I hope Mary reads our blogs and reads my suggestion….
      Ruffy we didn't win sad to say. but some lucky person did and I'm pulling for our Blogging Buddies..I know they were told not to blog, if they won… but as I told Kitty, if I won they would have to lock me in a closet until Oct.23rd, which is suppose to be the BIG announcement day…I would have a hard time keeping it to myself..I would want to share all the excitement with my blogging buddies and plan for a big Barn Celebration!!! Maybe next BC!
      Soooo, on to the next Blog Cabin adventure…I'm so ready!!! Please chime in often, we miss you!

      Jennie/Florida on October 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    • Jennie
      Look forward to blogging on the new Blog Cabin and talking with all the regulars. It feels like family:) I love it. I would really love to meet everyone-we have so much in common and we have such fun-even with virtual food! Can't beat that no calories!
      see you next season. Maybe we still have a chance-are you sure the winners know???:)o.0

      ruffybc on October 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    • Hi, Ruffy! Gosh, I have missed you! With your prolonged silence and Mary's announcement that DIY had drawn the winner and, not hearing from you, I was speculating that you had WON!!! Mary did say on that video that they were calling the winner that afternoon. She was wearing the same outfit when that phone call was made! So far, none of our more regular Bloggies has surfaced as the suspected winner–unless it is you. :D Minitoni hasn't checked in, neither has Camac–but she has checked into my Facebook–and no hint. No hint from Frank either. The mystery continues…. Glad to see your pretty nameprint!!!B):p<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on October 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    • Pretty sure Ruffy, in the paragraph above, Mary states that they randomly selected the winner of the 2012 BC Giveaway and will announce the name of the winner in late October so keep checking back here for details…Sounds to me like they have the winner!!! I know, I don't want to believe it either, but I think we better start thinking about the 2013 BC and except the fact this one has a New Owner..
      Unless….. the winner decides they don't want to except it, due to all those taxes, then I guess DIY will draw another number…Who would turn down something this beautiful?? If they can't afford it, I'm sure they could sell it due to all the publicity the BC has gotten and the winner will get a nice little next egg to go on a Maine Vacation for a month…that sounds good to me. But of course I would be logical and practical and use it to pay off some bills and give my 2 girls and their families a little vacation! Sadly I do believe there is a winner..Have a good evening, Ruffy!!

      Jennie/Florida on October 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm
  6. I have sorrow in my heart.

    ksboiko on October 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    • I felt like I did all I could do , even prayed every day, but looks like she was already called. Oh how my heart is still sinking. but I am so thrilled for whomever it was. What a life they wil have! GOD bless you!
      We all hurt a little if we tried hard.

      Margaret on October 15, 2012 at 9:54 am
  7. God bless You all! and God bless the Blog Cabin 2012 Winner!

    Michele on October 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm
  8. Congratulations to the winner! May God continue to Bless you.

    Lea81194 on October 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm
  9. God bless DIY/Scripps in all you do! I didn't hear from you today :( but I thank you, for The BLOG — it has been the BEST Experience!!! Ready for the next one….

    I wish the WINNER the best of blessings on winning the Blog Cabin–really!!! xD I have to trust that God has His perfect Plan and I am sincerely happy for the Winner!!! ^_^<3 Kitty

    DwnSoDwnEaster on October 11, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    • Ditto, want to start guessing where Blog Cabin 2013 will be built ???

      gremol on October 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    • Yes, Gremol!!! May the guessing begin!!! :p Hmmm… personal preference–not a real hot place–cooler or breezy, like mountain lakes or ocean breezes. Convenient to air transportation hub. Pacific Northwest?:)<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on October 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm
    • Pacific North West works for me Kitty. Plenty of areas with mild weather year round. And for me the fishing is fantastic! B):D

      EdinOregon on October 13, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    • I LOOOVE to fish, Ed! I love it so much, give me a place to do so, and I'm happy, even if I don't catch any thing. I think it's the placidness of being out there, bait in the water, and watching the ripples of light through the trees, or shrubs at shoreline, hearing birds above, giving clouds a form and identity. Let the day be lazy and the water lap the shore. If I catch anything, he's probably going right back in to grow some more…:D<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on October 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    • Kitty, I really thought you were going to win. I know how much you wanted the BC. I have enjoyed your blogs, your kindness towards fellow bloggers and your humor. I too trust that God has His perfect plan. I wish you the best on winning the next BC. :)

      bythebaydreamer on October 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    • Dear Bythebaydreamer, that is the kindest and most surprising thing that you said! I know how much you wanted the BC and it occurred to me that you had a good chance, especially when the guys stated in the one hour special that a Blogger would win! I don't know how they would execute that and, having watched the video above, wonder all the more but, it seems that most all regular Bloggies are accounted for, and none of us is fessing up to the win. I have really enjoyed your blogs and hope you'll stay on. It has been a blessing to be part of this Blog–I've met some wonderful, wise and fun people. I wish you God's blessings and perhaps you'll be the big winner next year!

      DwnSoDwnEaster on October 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    • Kitty
      I sooooo wish I could say that is why I have been away;( I really wanted to win this home:( I had my bags packed! Did you hear they had an earthquake there last night! Yikes! That is rare in the Northeast. sorry to say I have not gotten the phone call.
      So on to next year:0 As I said to Jennie I feel like we regular bloggers are like family I sooo enjoy blogging with you guys:) I am realy looking forward to next year's home-can't wait to hear where??:)
      Maybe we still have a chance?
      stay in touch-love you guys<3:p

      ruffybc on October 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    • Hi Kitty, I didn't win either evan though I saw in my cheerios in the bottom of my bowl that I was supposed to win. Where will we all meet next year? I hope that this year's winner will enjoy their lovely home. I am looking forward to "helping" Scripts and DIY design and build the 2013 BC. Have a happy and safe Fall and winter, enjoy all of the holidays. Maybe the next cabin will have a few special bloggers who will be more intimately involved with the design process as "experienced" reviewers.

      YankeeNuke on October 23, 2012 at 11:08 am
  10. Congratulations to the 2012 Blog Cabin Winner!!! :)

    SNUFFY1996 on October 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

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