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The People’s Choice portion of our voting process is now officially over. Up next? On April 4, we begin the vote for Cabin Comforts, housewarming gifts we will shower upon the winner of the home giveaway. Once you vote, don’t forget to enter for your chance to win the same gift set we present to the giveaway winner.

In just a few we will also do a Q&A with the construction crew and a special feature on our talented interior designer. Stay tuned …

  • Posted at 10:22 am on March 3, 2013
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  1. The cabin is really looking nice. For all of you that have not been to this area of the United States it is beautiful!

    Crs68 on March 30, 2013 at 7:54 am
    • Hi Crs68! Have a great holiday weekend. Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm
  2. The Cottage looks wonderful. DIY, as always has done a great job in all their projects. Next is the screening of the porch for Jennie and I to be able to sit with a glass of ice tea! :-) Wishing all the bloggers a Happy Resurrection Day! He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

    Heading South on March 30, 2013 at 8:09 am
    • Thank you H/S, I love Your Positive Thinking and I will raise a glass of Ice Tea and Toast to You and to Our Screened Porch that will appear!!
      Have a Wonderful time with Your Family on this Special Weekend:p<3B)

      Jennie/Florida on March 30, 2013 at 9:14 am
    • YES, screened porch, swing, a windchime and bird feeder, and watching the gulls and ducks on the water front… you know, we might need an outdoor chimnea nearby the swing for chilly mornings and evenings… or of course, a nice hot tub…

      BrookwoodCarolina on March 30, 2013 at 10:46 am
    • Move over you all, there's a lot of us coming to join you ;-)

      karenlin91 on March 30, 2013 at 11:17 am
    • Thank you, Heading South! And to You and ALL Bloggies~~ Have a Wonderful, Blessed Easter / Passover with Those You Love! And To Those Who Commemorate The Resurrection~~ YES! He is Risen Indeed, Was Witnessed Alive by over 5000 And Is Coming Again! THAT is Why we Celebrate Easter! Amen!<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on March 30, 2013 at 11:45 am
    • AMEN!!!!!

      TishaStanley on March 30, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    • Hi Heading South! The DIY Teams definately do a wonderful job! I am truly in love with this one! It is like your own little paradise!!! Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    • Hi Rebecca …come over and sit on the porch, while I get you some ice tea! join wonderful Kitty, Jennie, Karenlin91, Coleman, Tisha, Mel, Brookwood and others …..after ….we can wade in the water by the dock. Oh and yes we need a bird feeder! Brookwood, I had previously mentioned that a while back so we need to have it….it is a must have!!! Happy Blogging!

      Heading South on April 1, 2013 at 8:03 am
    • Whether you are staying home or traveling a distance may you all have a safe and joyous Easter! Becky ^_^<3

      bythebaydreamer on March 30, 2013 at 5:35 pm
  3. Good morning everyone! HAPPY EASTER TO ALL :) . I missed out on the last day of voting, but I'm sure nothing changed. The cabin looks so nice can't wait for it to be restored, it's coming back to life and I'm glad I can be a part of it all. Have a wonderful day! :)

    WE-Z on March 30, 2013 at 8:51 am
    • Hi WE-Z!!! I am so glad to be apart of the rebirth of the new BC! I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend as well!! Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    • Thanks WE-Z! The same to YOU!!! Have a Blessed Easter!xD^_^<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on March 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm
  4. It looks great! So light and open! Hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend! <3

    MGYinSC on March 30, 2013 at 8:54 am
    • Hi MGYinSC! You have a great Easter weekend as well! Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm
  5. I need to ask if anyone comments at smart home 2013? I've been trying to comment there for weeks but I think I'm doing something wrong, PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN! :)

    WE-Z on March 30, 2013 at 10:10 am
    • Hi WE-Z, Don't know for sure, but I think you have to log on intense debate to be able to comment!!
      I'm sure others can answer that question better than I can!!! Happy Easter Weekend!!!:p

      Jennie/Florida on March 30, 2013 at 10:29 am
    • Hi WE-Z! Wish I could help you, but I spent several hours trying to sign up for that Blog. No luck whatsoever. It just wouldn't accept my information, kept asking for more, yet when I added it, then it gave me error messages. I wish we could see more of the Smart Home, but I guess they will show it when they are ready…it is gorgeous though, and the area is in a gated community, so it should be safe enough. I was glad to see it coming to Florida, and not meaning to be unkind, but Jacksonville is not a place I visit much at night ;=). If you figure out why the blog won't take your comments, please post, I'd love to be able to join in too!!!

      BrookwoodCarolina on March 30, 2013 at 10:41 am
    • I think if you register on IntenseDebate it automatically activates into HGTV blog information. But, Im not sure.

      540sam on March 30, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    • I got lucky ! I log in on intense debate had to fill out some info and it worked . Keep on trying, don't give up. If I can do it anyone can.:)

      WE-Z on April 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm
  6. Lots of grass seed down now.

    540sam on March 30, 2013 at 10:32 am
    • HI 540sam! I was curious about that–I mean, if we are going to have a garden area, and both Yard Crashers and Desperate Landscapes there, why sow so much grass everywhere to be removed? Just wondering…

      BrookwoodCarolina on March 30, 2013 at 10:43 am
    • Hi Brook, I was thinking the same thing when I saw the little green spreader in front…They haven't
      even got started inside with All the Designers who will be showing up and all will tracking in and out and Y/C & D/L will be doing there yard Specials…So I was thinking, what ground they didn't use
      for their Special, then the rest of the yard could be sowed…Don't understand there reason unless that grass is going to growww reallllll fast to keep down the dust and tracking in and out during all those rainy days..LOL
      They threw hay down but covered it all up with the dirt…I hope the dirt they used will drain well, other -wise there will still be water puddles all around after rains…I'm sure this isn't A/Rs first Rebuild and lawn project…The lawn is so big maybe they know where Jason and Matt will be working in the yard and they are just trying to fill in the gaps! We shall see!!!o.0o.0:p
      Brook did you read my comment to you on page 8 under my post 12 replys? I didn't get any reply, I thought if I told you those were "Pecan Trees" where the Daffodils and Swings are, I would have
      heard from you…It's hard to keep up with comments when more than one thread is being active, So anyway…I hope you are feeling better, the last you commented to me you were having health issues!!!
      I hope you are OK….I do see you are on the threads, so hope all is well :p<3B) Happy Easter:p

      Jennie/Florida on March 30, 2013 at 11:40 am
    • Surely they're not putting grass seed out yet. Too much driving over, and yard crashing to be done yet, I would think. When they raised the cabin, and filled to make it higher, they did a lot of digging which may be why we saw so much clay. I was thinking this was just fill dirt, topsoil to bring it back to usable dirt?

      karenlin91 on March 30, 2013 at 11:22 am
    • Hard to tell what's in the spreader if no one saw the bags. Could be fertilizer or lime or it could be some quick germinating seed to hold things together until they get to the real landscapeing. In any event, they seem to be saying "no more trucks in the yard" by the work they've done this week.

      Ishmael on March 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    • Ishmael, I like all those items you named…Anything that will give the yard some Nutrition!! So glad they put a stop to driving in the yard…A lot of wide open spaces since they added all that dirt and cleared. The yard looks bigger to me and there is so much room to add little Flower gardens and Sitting Areas all over the yard!!! :p<3B) IDEA!!! Too bad they don't add all those People's Choice— the Classic White Pergola, the Green Wood Trellis and The Rustic Arbor in the yard…All would fit in different areas of the yard to enjoy!!!

      Jennie/Florida on March 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm
    • Its grass seed. If you pan the camera down and zoom in real tight you can see it laying on the top soil.

      540sam on March 30, 2013 at 12:38 pm
  7. Love the open living area! DIY talents are going to make this the best Blot Cabin yet! Can hardly wait to see! Hope I get lucky this time!

    stlmom1 on March 30, 2013 at 10:49 am
  8. Great picture, drooling over it already… wanting to see more of the inside of our little cottage. I love the foyer, since the BC is open concept now. It allows a bit of privacy for the family when UPS or the mail lady (we have a mail lady now–don't know how many of you all still have a mail man ;=) comes to the door. Thanks so much, DIY, for listening to our bloggers and making the interior changes to open everything up. The center kitchen is truly going to be the heart of the home here, and I hope that wonderful old rocking chair finds its way into the design somewhere. Everything looks tight, warm, and dry, and cozy for any kind of weather! I loved seeing the lights on the front of the house last night. It made me imagine the possibilities of lighting the outdoor spaces. Can't wait to see it all unfold!

    BrookwoodCarolina on March 30, 2013 at 10:54 am
    • Hi Brokwood! I can't wait to see it when it is completed also. It is so exciting!! Have a great holiday weekend. Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm
  9. Man everything looks great, Happy Easter everyone…….

    Joey on March 30, 2013 at 11:33 am
    • You to Joey! Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on March 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm
  10. Hi Bloggers, I just checked the Weather for the Cottage…Cloudy off and on Today, but 30% chance of Rain for Tomorrow and Monday…This will be a test to see if the rain soaks in the New dirt or if it will just puddle! o.0:p

    Jennie/Florida on March 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm

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