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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 HGTVRemodels.com 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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288 Comments

  1. Congratulations, Josephine and David ! Hope you enjoy this awesome win!

    dee on November 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm
  2. Congrats to you and your family. Hope you enjoy your new home.

    PAMELA on November 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm
  3. so happy for them! They look like a nice, happy couple.

    Dawn Cain on November 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm
  4. Oh my gosh-some of you people are such haters-first the winner wasn't a person from New York, now they are not african american, nor are they from the northeast-It's RANDOM-plus, did you see the winner of the urban oasis-now keep your pie hole shut and give them Congrats-it's a wonderful thing!!!

    JPT on November 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm
  5. Congratulations!!! I was so hoping to win, but maybe next time!! I'm so happy for this family!! Enjoy every inch of your new home!!

    Vicki on November 4, 2012 at 10:09 am
  6. WOW!!! Congratulations Josephine!!!!!! You were surely chosen by God to receive such precious gift as by just reading a little of your biography it is so evident that you are a very precious Lady and have a very precious Husband and family!!!! Just admiring your family picture was a blessing to me in a very special way TODAY – 11/4/12. My Husband and I have just gotten back early this morning from our Gulf Coast vacation visiting our only Son, Daughter-in-Law and our six Grandchildren (range in age 14 months to seven) ….they have all moved six months ago to the Gulf Coast and are living nine hours away from us now …..and just looking at your family picture TODAY Josephine, it made it all the more special to me as I opened the DIY Network to check who won this year's cabin. As I saw your beautiful smile and your family's picture at the beach it made me miss my family even more….we have just taken our family's picture in Gulf Shores yesterday morning and your family picture encouraged me so much today.

    FLH on November 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm
  7. (Continuing post from FLH)
    It made me hopeful that maybe somehow, someday God would also bless our family again with at least allowing us to be able to be together again soon. I realize that you, Josephine, deserve every inch of this year's cabin and I would not deserve as you do such a prize, but just looking at your picture today it gave me hope that soon my Husband and I could also at least be together again with our family where they now live and build our memories like you have done for so many years. Now, Josephine you will be able to even enjoy greater times building even greater memories in Maine with your beautiful family. Congratulations!!!! You are surely THE right match for this year's Cabin….May God bless you and continue to give you and your family many years of joy together as you vacation and enjoy your new hone and as you continue to love each other!

    FLH on November 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm
  8. From one KY gal to another: glad a KY gal won.

    Lena on November 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm
  9. CONGRATS! Now we can focus on the next Blog Cabin 2013. LOL

    Trish on November 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm
  10. We were in Maine in late August and stopped by Waldoboro to see the beautiful Blog Cabin 2012. I thought if we were to win then I should get to know the area, LOL. What a beautiful and senic site. Congratulations to the winners. Well I guess my relatives in Maine won't have to see us too soon as we we didn't win. Seeing the place up close was a real treat.

    Duane Blucher on November 5, 2012 at 3:45 pm

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