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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. lucky you both and all the kids and grandkids.god has blessed you.please give hem the thanks.I am one who trying.bill mccullough indianapolis in.

    bill mccullough on November 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm
  2. Josephine — sincere wishes of Congratulations !! I loved watching this home renovated into what it is today—- a real dream home for those with a hard working value system and an eye for beauty. God Bless you for your perserverance. May this home host decades of wonderful memories for you and your loving family. You are truly blessed and this beautiful coastal property only adds to all that God has graced you with. Be well and know that all the DIY Cabin Bloggers wish only the best for you and yours.

    Evelyn on November 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm
  3. Congratulations Josephine and God bless you all!

    Angelways on November 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm
  4. Another old lady who's retired and has a couple hundred grand in the bank is this year's winner. What a shock!!!!!

    real guy on November 7, 2012 at 12:17 am
  5. Congrats! How nice. Enjoy!!!
    Buy Here Pay Here

    Heidi on November 8, 2012 at 10:46 am
  6. Will we got our 1st snow storm of the season here (Nov. 8), at least where I live here in Maine we did. I hope the Turner family is enjoying the little stove in the home to help keep them warm. Sure been cold here in the last few days.

    I know they are selling come Jan 2013, but that gives them the holidays to stay there, I hope they do and really get to enjoy the win and the house.
    Happy Holidays Turner family!

    home_girl on November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am
  7. Congratulations and may you and your family enjoy it for generations. It is a truely beautiful state. We plan on retiring there someday.

    Bob J on November 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm
  8. congrats and God Bless to the Turner family!My prayers for your sweet family! I hope you were not affected by Sandy, I was truly worried….Angie in Georgia

    Angie Young on November 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm
  9. Congratulations and welcome to this wonderful state of Maine. I just live down the road and been watching your new home being re-done. They have done such an awesome job. The leaves are down now but the view was incredible at 6:00 A.M. this morning as the sun was coming up. I've lived here in Waldoboro for 11 years now and consider the smells of ocean and sweet grass and the sounds and view a gift each and every day. ENJOY !! ENJOY!!

    Sally Townsend on November 14, 2012 at 11:52 am
  10. Congratulation God Bless

    Bertha on November 17, 2012 at 12:05 am

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