Blog Cabin

May 30

Cabin Comforts Gift Set Winner

Blog Cabin 2013 Dylan Eastman and Kayleen McCabe

Congrats to Annette Harris of Morgan, UT. She is the proud winner of our Cabin Comforts gift set. An identical gift set will be presented to the winner of the Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway.

Keep checking the blog for additional info on this year’s home. We have yet to cover landscape details, creative outdoor spaces and building challenges, plus Core Sound culture. The photo above was captured over the weekend, as project manager Dylan Eastman put the finishing touches on the outdoor kitchen. Rescue Renovation show host Kayleen McCabe popped by for a tour of the home and was happy to lend a helping hand.

I am pretty certain you will flip when you see the virtual tour of this amazing property!


  1. Thanks for the new post, and looking forward to seeing more especially the inside of the closets.

    grswla on May 30, 2013 at 10:24 am
    • Yes, thank you for the new post thread, Mary! Aren't we chompin' at the bit, no Cabin Cam around to soothe our anxious bones! Dylan and Laurie, I love the fan you selected and installed at the outdoor kitchen! In fact, I have the same indoor-outdoor fan(s) 2 of them on my back porch, though mine are in an antiqued bronze/sort of rusty color. They're great fans and put out lots of air circulation–great choice! :D GRSWLA, I agree with you on those closets! Hope they are spacious, storage being at a premium! Please see: In Laurie and Dylan's antique pump remodel video on HGTVRemodels, I saw what looked like the roof of something–behind the "storage side wall" of the BC! Am i just an ol' lady dreamin' or hallucinating? This BC does that to one…. Have gone through that video a few more times, trying to figure what that is–it came and went SO fast! Could that be a storage shed? Belong to neighbor's (side where boat inlet is)? Any thoughts? Surprise shed for winner? Oh please, let it be so, DIY!!!:DxDB)<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on May 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    • Hi Kitty, from Cicada central here, lol. When you view the video see what time in the video(on the lower right) that your sighting occurs. (darn bugs)

      540sam on May 30, 2013 at 5:35 pm
    • Hi Sam! Sorry about your cicadas–they can be deafeningly noisy! I was mistaken about noting this possible structure in the antique pump video I mentioned. BAD Senior moment on my part! Went back to video, Remodeling of Blog Cabin 2013–and found the split-second item that I hope, means there IS storage outside–but then, I do have those senior moments, so don't hold my mind responsible…. Here's where I found it, though I couldn't freeze-frame the video. Looking at the numbers on the bottom of the 3:01 video, Slide your number thingy all the way to near the end of video, just at the last 0:20 second mark. Easy to miss if one blinks. There's a fence-looking thing and next to the opposite side I see a roof, mostly. It seems too close to our BC to be a neighbor's structure, but could be, I suppose. Tell me what you think? Also, less than a split second, during the introduction to each video, try to catch what's on the right hand side, looking from the dock. I think most of the work trucks, trailers and things were already moved from the property, when the intro was filmed. Again, split second blinks! Good luck!!! :D ;):p Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on May 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    • Ok Kitty, What you see on the other side of the sea container, that they were using for storage, is the roof and part of the second story of the next door neighbors house. You can stop it if you view full screen and freeze it using the play stop icon on the bottom left(ll=play,>=stop) We have to think that after Chris and Dylan both said no storage that we aren't getting it. But like Dylan said it would have to be built with the same restrictions as the cabin, which means raising it like they did the cabin. So a manageable grade for a ramp or other structure would be about 35' long ramp. Guess we will have to think of something ourselves

      540sam on May 31, 2013 at 5:06 am
    • Hi, Sam, Thanks for the good eyes and info–but buuummeeer!:S Sure would have been the best surprise ever…sigh!:|o.0<3 love the BC anyhow! <3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on May 31, 2013 at 4:37 pm
    • By the way Kitty it looks as though they have the same fans on the porch.

      540sam on June 1, 2013 at 11:21 am
  2. Congratulations to the winner ! Thank you Mary for all of the information and yes, I can not wait to see the
    virtual tour of the Blog Cabin. Hope to see my name on the winner spot but, just know whoever wins will be getting a wonderful home. Thank you DIY and all the Team for this house. best to all ;) <3

    Nan on May 30, 2013 at 10:42 am
  3. Way to go Annette! Congratulations ……….

    joanlife on May 30, 2013 at 10:44 am
  4. Congratulations to Annette and thank you to Mary for keeping us up to date! The frequent new blog threads make us fell like we are remembered after the loss of the Cabin Cam. It is fun to check the blog and find a new picture and new information. Kinda keeps us going!

    Grammagail on May 30, 2013 at 11:02 am
  5. Mary, Thank you for another update, love the fan in the outdoor cabana. <3<3<3 Can't help myself from drooling – I want this house!!!!!!:p;)xD Annette, congratulations on winning the lovely Cabin Comforts package! :D B)

    SID on May 30, 2013 at 11:28 am
  6. Cool — Morgan, Utah's Annette Harris lays claim to the Blog Cabin Comforts gift set this year.

    And what a Blog Cabin it will be. Not only will I surely flip when the virtual tour is revealed, but if I happen to be the BC's lucky winner, I'll do cartwheels right off the dock! (I think I'd have to get in a little practice first…)

    DBCoop on May 30, 2013 at 11:33 am
    • That's something I will hold u to! Wouldn't that be a cool thread, DC Coop and his traveling doggie doing cartwheels off the dock of the bay, certainly would have a lot of bloogers smiling = )

      coolsmiley on August 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm
  7. Dear Mary, Thank you so much for another update…We Bloggers are still suffering from losing the Camera Cam soooo soon! We need updates frequently to keep us interested and pacified at least until the Specials begin..Thank you for not forgetting about Us…..We are so grateful to You!!
    We will be So Happy to see the Virtual Tour and finally get to see how Our People's Choice that won will look in the New Cottage…I'm so anxious to see what items from the original Cottage was added to the New Rebuild…I know it will look amazing inside and out..We're Ready for the Specials to begin…:p:D^_^

    Congrats to Annette Harris of Utah for winning the Cabin Comforts…I hope you will enjoy them as much as the New Winner of Our Cottage will….Nice things^_^

    Jennie/Florida on May 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm
  8. How great is that, Annette?! So happy for you–there are some great goodies among those Cabin Comforts, so enjoy–and CONGRATULATIONS!:p^_^<3 Kitty

    DwnSoDwnEaster on May 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm
  9. Everyone has said what I would say. I too looking forward to virtual tour and everything. Congrats to winner . Can't wait til more surprizes. Love fan.

    bogartand bacall on May 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm
  10. Also meant to say looking forward to learning more and everything related to Core Sound. Know that it will be fansanting-bet nothing else like it

    bogartand bacall on May 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm
    • I'm looking forward too! Just to let you know that i think of you and family often. I'm happy that you are staying with us on the blog, Bogartand Bacall!!! you add a lot to our Bloggie crew. Here's really hoping a Bloggie wins this time! Take care and God be with you and yours…. :D ^_^<3 kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on May 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    • B & B, what Kitty said . . .

      Wind Chime Girl on May 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm

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