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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. Hi Josephine
    I hope this greeting finds you well. You may reach me at ken_dayjr@yahoo.com I look forward to hearing from you.
    Ken

    Day Dreamer on January 21, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    • Ken I hope this all works out for you, and when it does I get an invite to visit you at your new home.
      God Bless you. I know how much we both loved this home…
      Rhonda

      home_girl on January 22, 2013 at 2:08 am
    • Rhonda, I second that!

      Ken, Keep us posted. God Bless! Becky :) <3

      bythebaydreamer on January 22, 2013 at 2:57 am
  2. Hello Everyone,

    I feel the need to let you know that your kindness means the world to me. I'm so fortunate to have met you all. A heartfelt thank you to all who particated in the BC giveaway. Warmest wishes and may GOD bless you all.
    Ken

    Day Dreamer on January 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm
  3. Dear Josephine
    If you would like to discuss your plans you may reach me at 617 512 1245 I look forwars to hearing from you.
    Ken.

    Day Dreamer on January 23, 2013 at 9:13 am
    • Ken,
      how things going? did you hear back from Josephine yet? Are you able to work out a price for the home? Waiting to hear if the BC will have someone living there soon.
      I hope Josephine and her family gets to visit the home before she sells it, good luck on finding a place if you can't. I see lots of nice places for sale all over. There's are a few old houses near me that's been fixed up and for sale now, I remember them from when I was growing up in that area.
      old home build in 1820, love the wood floors in it… http://www.trulia.com/property/1074013194-161-Pit
      this ones has nice pool and all the trimming, but up there in price… http://www.trulia.com/property/3060487434-624-Tow
      here's one that's green with solar and everything… http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/listing.php?id=1
      Rhonda

      home_girl on February 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    • Hi Rhonda,
      Please accept my apology for the delay in getting back to you. I"I've been quite busy launching my side business and haven't had time to catch up on emails. I was hopeful that Josephine might contact me but she has not. I'm sure she's found a buyer by now and is most likely tied up with closing procedures.

      As you know, BC truly was my dream home and returning to Maine is at an all time high. I've put my faith in GOD and know he will guide me back home when the time is right. I hope this greeting finds you well and look forward to meeting you one day.
      Best wishes,
      Ken
      :

      Day Dreamer on February 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm
  4. Your picture together is so beautiful and hearing about your family is so heart warming. I have to admitt I was dreaming and doing alot of praying for this one, but it just was not meant to be for us and thats okay. I am so happy for all of you, and I am the kind of person that tells people all the time God bless you and I back it up by saying and I really mean it! And I mean it when I say I pray you and your loved ones are happy and blessed in your new home, it is so beautiful and I know you will enjoy that awesome land……. Congraulations!

    cheryl on January 24, 2013 at 10:53 pm
  5. Congratulations to Josephine and her family…..What an awesome blessing!

    Amy on January 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm
  6. Congratulations! It has been my dream to have a place on or near the ocean. I have saltwater in my veins! :) I was hoping I would win this for my children and grandchildren to enjoy also. So I am happy to see a family with grandchildren won this. I hope they appeciate this wonderful gift. Congratulations again. If it ever goes up for sale Please let me know.. :)

    Darlene on January 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm
  7. That's no cabin – it's more like a nice country home. Still, that doesn't change the fact that it's a very well-designed abode.

    Wade Wilson on February 4, 2013 at 2:17 am
  8. Congratulations and welcome to Maine! I used to live just north of there and I know you will love the area. Be sure to go visit the puffins..they breed on an island not very far from you!

    Enjoy!

    Doris on February 5, 2013 at 12:20 am
  9. Dear Jospehine,
    I hope this greeting finds you well. Have you made the trip to Maine to check out your dream home? We all want to know what your feeling when you open that door for the very first time. Please keep us posted.
    Best wishes,
    Ken

    Day Dreamer on February 5, 2013 at 8:43 am
  10. Congrats. to you and your family! My husband & I are natives and we are so happy that all of you will get to see how beautiful it really is here. We hope that you do alot of traveling around the state so you can see all that Maine has to offer. Have wounderful memoirs! Enjoy for years ti come.
    :)

    The Jolin on February 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm

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