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Oct 23

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. As I said, Sarah's winning posts sounded a bit suspicious. CONGRATULATIONS to the real winner !!!

    ArtME on October 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm
  2. Congratulations to Josephine & David Turner, and all their lovely family!!
    Lots of love and care went into this Maine home. It was a great collaboration of talented and good folks employed by DIY, right down to us partcipating bloggers!

    Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy :)

    Mel on October 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm
  3. Congratulations and enjoy!!

    northfamily on October 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm
  4. A big congratulations from one Mainer to another!! if you ever get to Augusta stop by BBBY and say hello, So happy for you and your family, bundle up and get ready for winter!

    Terri p on October 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm
  5. Congratulations and welcome Turner family to Maine, I know you well enjoy your new home, looks like it was done up just for you, glad you like the rustic-chic interior design of the home and the Kitchen, for it's the heart of the home.
    Winter right around the corner, so I hope you can get here before then, to get settled in for the winter.
    God Bless you all and I do hope you get to enjoy it for many years to come.

    home_girl on October 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm
  6. CONGRATULATIONS JOSEPHINE AND FAMILY!!!!! What a WONDERFUL family reunion you can have at your NEW HOME IN MAINE!!!!!!!!! And what a BEAUTIFUL HOME IT IS!!! Love, Beverly :-)

    bevmontana on October 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm
  7. What an adorable family! Congratulations!!! Much love to you all <3

    heartofitall1 on October 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm
  8. Josephine and members of the Turner Family, Congratulations on becoming the winners of the 2012 Blog Cabin. May you begin to create memories in Maine that are near and dear to your heart. Best Wishes and God Bless you!

    bythebaydreamer on October 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm
  9. Congrats Josephine, enjoy the rustic space in Maine!! I know those grandbabies will enjoy it too.

    brizan125 on October 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm
  10. Congratulations to Josephine and Family!! Hope you build many wonderful memerories in your new home! :)

    SNUFFY1996 on October 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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