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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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536 Comments

  1. Thanks for the chance to win!! It's fun thinking about winning such a great prize.

    Thomas Baker on October 19, 2012 at 11:06 am
  2. BC is a good geography lesson, no matter if it is a new build or reno. I have learned a lot about the state and town of each BC, That I most likely would have never known. Thanks diy

    vicki_in_Utah on October 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    • So true, vicki ! And aren't we doubly blessed when we get local people on the blog, who expand on that information and give us a sense of the community ?

      LLColeman on October 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    • Oh yes LLColeman, I do thank the local people. They have made it fun this year. Last year we had a few, and the past owners grandchildren blogged just a little. But that really makes it more real.

      vicki_in_Utah on October 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    • I also was thinking of the HGTV Dream Home contest this past year, set in Utah. Blogger Beehivestate not only blogged nearly every day, but shared really beautiful photos of the surrounding area. I learned so much and felt as though I have visited these places. <3 <3 <3

      LLColeman on October 21, 2012 at 2:26 am
  3. Love that beautiful home….share that beautiful home….and respect the beauty and nature the way it is, and was in the beginning!

    I hope that your dreams become a reality …. And that your reality stays a dream…

    Elizabeth on October 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm
  4. Hi Everyone,I didnt win either,heaviness in my heart as well,I so wanted to move to Maine!I would like to add you are all winners!! Robbie

    Robbie on October 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm
  5. Congratulation to the winner, enjoy~~~

    Debs730 on October 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm
  6. Who is it?!! Who is it?!! Just can't quite give up all hope until it's done!

    MarleneD on October 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm
  7. Mary did say that the winner would be announced at the end of October………so, now it is less than 2 weeks away. How exciting!

    Summer on October 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    • it says the 23rd at the end of video at the top of page. So should be real soon, that's this week!

      home_girl on October 22, 2012 at 2:59 am
  8. I can't stand it – I've been running to the phone everytime I hear it ring! I hope one of my calls will be me!

    Donna Doucette on October 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    • With so many political surveys I almost hate answering the phone but it is a small price to pay.

      Eugenia27 on October 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm
  9. I miss Chris Grundy's smile and sense of humor. I could watch the videos over and over again and his facial expressions were priceless! Mary, please send us an update on who the winner is and options for where BC 2013 will be……<3:) Thank you.

    bythebaydreamer on October 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    • I hope you got to see the DIY video with Chris using power tools to carve a Jack -O-Lantern, which blogger Mel posted a while back. One of the funniest ever !! xD

      LLColeman on October 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    • Yep, LLColeman that is a Funny video, and a repeat posting would be perfect for Halloween. :)

      In case Bythebaydreamer or anyone else on the blog missed it, here's a link to Chris Grundy performing pumpkin carving Cool Tools style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlH67sMa3L0

      Mel on October 20, 2012 at 10:57 am
    • Mel, Thanks for finding this for us! Chris Grundy is a HOOT!!!

      bythebaydreamer on October 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    • Thank you Mel for re posting that. Chirs is a hoot. I will miss him..I hope for 2013 he comes back.

      vicki_in_Utah on October 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    • I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY BLACK PEOPLE DON;T WIN BECAUSE EACH YEAR I DONT SEE NOT ONE BLACK MAN OR WOMAN GET ANYTHING. I THINK I HAVE A PONIT !!!

      DANIEL on October 20, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    • Hi Daniel, that may be true in the blog cabin contests so far. The winner of the HGTV Dream Home in New Mexico is an African American woman from New Orleans and another HGTV contest called " Urban Oasis" gave away a luxury condo in Chicago to an African American woman. HGTV is a sister network of DIY.

      LLColeman on October 21, 2012 at 2:33 am
  10. I have to say some mighty fine suggestions for a future blog cabin or even dream or green home have been offered on this thread. I would Love to be Jack T. and get to travel to these places.
    Jack T. if you come to western NC looking around, make sure you stop in on the Highland Games held in early July at Grandfathers Mountain. Don't forget to wear your tartan plaid, and try your hand at playing the bagpipes. You'd look very Scots-Irish dapper for the announcement video.
    Personally I think Josh Temple, Matt Muenster, Matt Blashaw, Dean & Derek, Jason Cameron etc…. heck ANY and ALL of the DIY guys would look lovely in a KILT while renovating a real mountain getaway in western NC
    http://www.visitnc.com/journeys/articles/cultural

    Mel on October 20, 2012 at 10:10 am
    • Mel–at least you did not use the word " PLAID", LOL…. I do not know whether the DIY guys would enjoy going up ladders ( ! ) dressed in a kilt or doing other construction in a "skirt", though ! ;)

      LLColeman on October 21, 2012 at 2:37 am
    • LLColeman Matt Menster wore a utilikilt workman on an episode of Bath Crashers, and Rocked it !
      I don't know if they had to edit differently, or how challenging it made filming, but as a viewer I loved it !!
      Honestly, I don't think the DIY guys would embrace a kilt even if it's specifically designed for tools and working in construction. Here's the link to the episode. Matt & another guy in his crew show up on day 2 of this hi tech Seattle crash in their kilt, and work the whole day in it
      http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/hi-tech-seattle-

      Mel on October 21, 2012 at 7:11 am
    • mel–Matt did not stay in that kilt the whole time, though..and I think the sparks from welding may have singed some hairs on his leg….LOL i did see Matt back in jeans for the demolition phase. ;) :p

      LLColeman on October 22, 2012 at 2:32 am
    • LLColeman seeing Matt wear a kilt on an episode of Bath Crashers was my first exposure to the utilikilt. This Bath Crasher episode is one reason I find the DIY network so entertaining., and many of their host so endearing. Forgive me for my words here, but when I started this topic I was attempting to be "cheeky".
      Maybe our discussion has made someone smile or forget about a trouble they came to the blog dealing with….Always a pleasue talking with you!

      Mel on October 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    • Mel–I know you were being cheeky, which inspired me to mention ladders, LOL.

      I do know from reading comments on this blog– as well as on HGTV blogs, that many bloggers have struggled with heartbreak and are coping with major challenges ( myself among them ) and the more humor we can pepper the blogs with, the more uplifting these little blog escapes can be, along with the caring and support we share with one another. <3

      LLColeman on October 23, 2012 at 3:12 am
    • There's a guy here in Waldoboro on the Friendship Road who repairs lawn mowers and all small engines and he is always wearing a leather "kilt"- usually without a shirt.

      Camac on October 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    • Camac that's interesting attire, which no doubt makes this repairman memorable. If I lived in the area, and knew his work to be sound, he would likely be the first person I would think of if I needed a small engine repaired.
      I can't recall every DIY show that I've watched, but the one that Matt Muenster wore a kilt in stuck with me. Effective marketing. The DIY guys if they do read this blog are really Groaning over my post………………………………………….unless they have great legs. :)

      Mel on October 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    • Camac, I hope the shirtless attire does not extend into winter's chill…..

      LLColeman on October 23, 2012 at 3:13 am
    • Hi Camac,
      have you seen anyone (the Turners) at the house yet? Just wondering if they show up for Thanksgiving with the family. If not then maybe they will for Christmas, I can't believe they could win the home and never visit it before they sell it, (if that is still what they plan to do with it). I know I would want to spend sometime in it before I sold it.

      home_girl on November 27, 2012 at 2:41 am
    • There has been no sign of activity there at all. The basement light has been on, but otherwise nothing. I , too, would have been anxious to come up and see the place. I assume basic heating has been left on and obviously the power is still on. As you say, maybe they'll come up for Christmas- unless they're waiting for warmer weather. Good to hear from you, hope you have a wonderful Christmas season. Carole

      Camac on November 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    • Thanks Mel, they have Highland games here in Cedar in June, and believe me no one ever questions there manlyness. They are so strong, throughing telephone polls and other things. LOL..Thanks for that link

      vicki_in_Utah on October 21, 2012 at 11:49 pm
    • Vickie I agree with you, the men that participate in the Highland Games are Very much manly men, kilt and all! Hopefully they always wear their tartan plaids with pride. Here's a short clip from the movie Brave proving without a doubt, that kilts rock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbPpzKbsRRM

      Mel on October 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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