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Oct 23

Meet the Winner of Blog Cabin 2012

Blog Cabin 2012 Giveaway Winner Josephine TurnerClockwise from top:Josephine and David Turner, a Turner family vacation, Blog Cabin 2012.

Josephine Turner is the proud winner of the Blog Cabin 2012 Giveaway. Her winning entry was received via on September 26, 2012.

This proud Butler, Ky., native and her husband, David, have been married 49 years and are the proud parents of four children. Ten adorable grandchildren range in age from 2 to 25. “They are truly the joy of my life,” she says.

Josephine, who has participated in the Blog Cabin Giveaway for the past four years, entered the 2012 sweepstakes twice a day, almost every day, throughout the giveaway entry period. She was attracted not only by the home’s location (“Maine is a lot like Kentucky. It’s a beautiful, wooded hilly area,” she says), but the home’s rustic-chic interior design. Her favorite room? The kitchen.

“My head was still spinning,” says Josephine, when recalling the moments immediately following the phone call from DIY Network. “It sounded almost too good to be true. It’s so much to wrap my head around, that I actually won this wonderful gift.”

Josephine has received nothing but support and congrats from her closest friends and family. “They’ve said, ‘It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.’ And to me, that’s a wonderful compliment.”

Her advice for other Blog Cabin enthusiasts? “Keep entering, keep entering,” she says. “The day you skip is the day you might have won.”

  • Posted at 2:03 pm on October 10, 2012
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  1. Sending a Big Congrats, to Josephine and her family. I hope you enjoy ..

    StormyWV on October 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    • Congratulations Josephine, May you have all the time to enjoy you new home , It a beautiful home, God bless you .

      Ann Calhoun on November 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    • Congrats to you Josephine. I agree keep entering. and the Kitchen is beautiful. Enjoy your new home in Maine.

      lilly on November 9, 2012 at 7:24 am
    • Congratulations to Josephine and her family!!!

      Evelyn Coquico on November 24, 2012 at 11:05 pm
    • Best of luck! Enjoy with your beautiful family!

      deb on April 27, 2014 at 10:52 am
    • Best of luck! Enjoy with your beautiful family!

      Merdiven Temizli?i on December 31, 2015 at 11:46 am
  2. Congratulations Josephine and Family. I hope you enjoy your Beautiful Farmhouse as much as the Bloggers had choosing the things that make this house a Home…You are truly blessed with a great looking family and now you have this beautiful home to share with them…Enjoy!!!

    Jennie/Florida on October 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm
  3. A big Congrats to Josephine and her family!!!! Enjoy the home.

    akaMissy1961 on October 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm
  4. CONGRATULATIONS Josephine and family. Have fun in the hot tub. Did you ever blog with us?

    vicki_in_Utah on October 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    • Good question, Vicki! :D B)<3Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on October 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    • For a long time entrant, how could she not ???

      gremol on October 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm
  5. Congrats from a Maine blogger, enjoy

    Bev on October 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm
  6. Big Congratulations! The picture of you and your husband and family is perfectly heartwarming and this dreamy cabin is all YOURS! Thank you also for the encouraging words about not giving up. It only takes one entry. And I would like to thank everyone at DIY who made the cabin come to life. The house looks as proud as Josephine is of her family-such a lovely match. Good Luck to all of you !

    FarmhouseRecipe on October 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm
  7. how ownderful for her. She has a big family that will fit right in! Congrads!

    Patricia on October 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm
  8. Josephine, I would like to send you a gigantic CONGRATULATIONS for you and your beautiful family!! As well as a big WELCOME to New England! I am sure you will create memories to last a life time and plus with all those grandchildren :) From one New Englander to another ~Lisa U.~

    Lisauli on October 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm
  9. WELCOME to Maine Turner family. You'll love it here in Maine and one thing Kentucky doesn't have that we do is the Ocean, and that means awesome Maine LOBSTER! Congatulations not only on the home but more importantly having such an awesome family to support you!!!

    Maine on October 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm
  10. Best of luck to you. Enjoy it! You'll get to learn how to speak Maine! It's Lobstah! ;-)

    Geoff Meissner on October 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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