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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. Congratulations to the Turner family!

    Trish on October 31, 2012 at 10:49 am
  2. Welcome to Waldoboro, Maine neighbor! We live just down the road a bit @959 …. stop by for coffee!
    By the way, around the corner from your new home may just feel/look like some parts of Kentucky ~

    Lisa on October 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm
  3. congrats I hope you have a decent life living there maybe you'll be visited by your grandchildren the December for Christmas

    elizabeth rupe on October 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm
  4. Oh Josephine, wow, you are the lucky one. Glad you won! Enjoy, from the picture you have a very nice family xD ;)

    MaryPA on October 31, 2012 at 8:48 pm
  5. It's not fair! Never cried so hard before. The history, the location, the meaning behind this old renovated home, was made for us. Even had my son's name on the red barn. Previously, I had been looking for real estate in Maine for over 18 months with the headaches of lenders changing their minds and realtors always in a hurry. I finally gave up the search and nor did we win the dream house. Aren't we the lucky ones …

    Sherylynn on October 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm
  6. God Bless and good for you! Congratulations, it's beautiful and so is your family! Enjoy!

    Robbin on November 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm
  7. Congradulations to the Turner Family….

    As a single Man I always take the time to ask older long-term married couples the following:

    What do the both you (Josephine and David) contribute to your ability to stay married for nearly 50 years…???

    Howard Lovely, Jr.
    Colorado, USA

    howardlovelyjr on November 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm
  8. Fantastic! I wish you and your family many, many blessings and good times in your new home!

    Steve Green on November 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm
  9. Congratulations…

    Cheryl on November 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm
  10. Did I read that the winner is not keeping the house? And that it will be on the market in January?

    Lorrie on November 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    • yes, that's what was what she said.

      home_girl on November 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm

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