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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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289 Comments

  1. Congratulations !

    Mels on November 17, 2012 at 7:38 am
  2. Congrats to Ms Josephine Turner & family !! So happy to hear it was a fellow Kentuckian that won, but I Especially want to say Congrats on nearly 50 years of marriage together, that's the real prize here, I believe…

    Carrie Miracle on November 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm
  3. Hi Camac or anyone else that lives near there,
    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 2:44 am
    • reply from an email….
      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

      home_girl on November 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm
  4. Congratulations to the winners. Do winners have to be married? I've never seen anyone one a DIY or HGTV home who isn't currently a couple.

    Rob on November 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm
  5. that should have read "win", not "one"

    Rob on November 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm
  6. shes white not native

    Anonymous on November 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm
  7. You are very lucky, enjoy your new cabin.

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    more info on December 25, 2012 at 7:10 am
  9. Congratulations Josephine ( that was my moms name) !!! Hope you enjoy your new home with your precious family, that's what it's all about !!!.. I'll bet winter must be so beautiful there ! May God Bless you and your new home richly, in Jesus name !!! :D

    Cari Dennis on December 29, 2012 at 2:19 am
  10. Just wondering if the Turner family made it to Maine for Christmas. Have any of you locals seen anyone at my dream home?

    Day Dreamer on December 29, 2012 at 9:33 am
    • hi Ken
      Carole says no one been near the home over the holidays. She said someone did shovel the walk way & in front of the barn this week. So maybe she getting ready to sell.
      Rhonda

      home_girl on January 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    • Hi Rhonda,
      Thank you for the update on BC2012. If you should happen to notice a For Sale sign posted in front would you please let me know? Happy New Year!
      Ken

      Day Dreamer on January 10, 2013 at 9:58 am
    • sure be glad too.

      home_girl on January 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    • Ken, so far there is no "For Sale" sign or any sign of activity at all. The lights embedded in the deck steps do still come on at night, but otherwise nothing is happening.

      Carole MacDonald on January 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

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