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Jul 30

Coaster Set Winner Announced

Hi all,

I am pleased to announce that Sandra Drayer (screen name SID) is the winner of our first Blog Cabin 2013 Gimme Gimme Giveaway. She is the proud new owner of our reclaimed wood coaster set. Don’t forget to stop by on August 9, when we launch our next giveaway, the complete bedding set used in the master bedroom.

Today’s cinemagraph, courtesy of visual designer Jason Kisner, highlights the home’s amazing outdoor spaces. Enjoy!

  • Posted at 3:53 pm on July 7, 2013
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619 Comments

  1. Good going SID…Those will be fun to have.

    vicki_in_Utah on July 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    • Happy dance Vicki, a tiny piece of our cabin!

      SID on July 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm
    • Congrats! Sounds amazing!!!!!! Enjoy!

      #AprylMayJune!!! on August 1, 2013 at 10:58 am
  2. Woo Hoo. Congratulations Sandra (SID). The first blogger ever to win anything on the Blog Cabin. The dam has burst. :D

    Clive on July 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    • I hope you are right Clive, I'd love to see a blogger friend win!:D

      SID on July 30, 2013 at 4:45 pm
    • Whoo Yaa, way to go SID. A treasure to cherish.xD

      MaryPA on July 30, 2013 at 6:38 pm
    • Do we know that for sure??? Maybe a blogger won and we didn't know they were one of the group.

      Congrats SID!!!!!:D

      nanwes on July 31, 2013 at 8:45 am
    • We know it for sure. :) This is the very first Gimme Gimme giveaway and SID is the first winner.

      No Blogger has won the cabin, the two all expenses paid trips to preview previous BC's (2010 & 201), or any of the furnishing giveaways. ^_^

      Clive on July 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    • Clive it is truly enlightening to read the Sweepstakes rules. So the best to who every wins this beautiful BC

      Lettucefields on July 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    • Hi Clive ! Was not aware of the trips to two previous cabins. Where did you find this ,please ? Weren't they both resold ? Just curious. Thanks. Wish you a plesant evening. Nan ;) <3 ;) <3

      Nan on August 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm
    • I have blogged every Blog Cabin since the first in 2007. ;)

      The 2010 BC was sold by the winner for about $30,000 under the ARV a few months after winning. The 2011 BC is still in the ownership of the winner who, by all accounts, has retired to the BC with her husband and they are still enjoying the house. That is the only BC to be kept and only the third Scripps Network sweepstakes property to be kept by the winner (the other two are no longer owned by the winners). Good Luck :)

      Clive on August 18, 2013 at 8:10 pm
    • Many thanks and good luck with your own entries!

      SID on July 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm
  3. Congratulations, SID, at last a blogger wins. I take that as a good omen for this cabin:p Enjoy your piece of the Blog Cabin!

    Windsmurf on July 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    • Thank you indeed I will, a piece of the dream!:D

      SID on July 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  4. And thank you Mary for another amazing cinemagraph. The movement of the waves is mesmerizing.

    Windsmurf on July 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    • I agree!!!!!:D

      nanwes on July 31, 2013 at 8:46 am
    • You`re Right!!!!!!!!! The cinemagraphic view is FANTASTICAL!!!! It almost reminds me of my favorite childhood “secret hide-out“!! It`s beautiful!!!

      #AprylMayJune on August 1, 2013 at 11:05 am
  5. Mary, does the next bedding giveaway include the doggie bedding too?:p

    Windsmurf on July 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm
  6. SID,I'm happy to see you have some pieces of our Cabin to keep & hope they will remind you of all of us.

    Angelways on July 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    • Congrats SID, now you need to win the cabin to match the coasters.:)

      540sam on July 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    • Sam, that would be a miracle! LOL! In any case you can be sure I'm still trying my best – my two entries still go in every day! ;)

      SID on July 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm
    • Indeed, those friendships will always be the best gift of all.:D

      SID on July 31, 2013 at 12:13 pm
  7. congratulations SID….a sign…:):)

    twoterriers on July 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    • TY, and good luck to you too!

      SID on July 31, 2013 at 12:23 pm
  8. Congrats SID! Waaay cool that we all feel like we know you…..like rubbing elbows with royalty! Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!^_^

    amberPA on July 30, 2013 at 7:07 pm
    • Thank you Amber, but you don't have to curtsy or anything!;) LOL

      SID on July 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm
    • SID, you are so fun! Enjoy your piece of the Cabin (palace) and maybe the rest is yet to come! ;)

      amberPA on August 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  9. Congrats SID…how cool!!!!!

    Trish on July 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm
    • TY, Trish, yes very cool!xD

      SID on July 31, 2013 at 12:27 pm
  10. Ahoy Matey Sandy ye be the first ever winner of the blog Cab'n Gimme Gimme Giveaway….a booty every pirate is sure to treasure! Blimey, me sure be happy fer ye lassie :)

    About the first BC show, there was a bit of local flavor—-I loved Grundy 's touristy T-shirt commemorating the Battle of 1718 between Blackbeard the Pirate & Robert Maynard off the coast of Ocracoke. NC has a rich history of pirates and it was Cool to see the Tool guy wearing that shirt in honor of the Blog Cabin's location.

    The show was funny. Does anybody do construction shtick better than Grundy & Josh?
    When Grundy's head was completely covered in dust particles from sanding the wood niche and Josh looked at him and said he suddenly had a craving for a powdered doughnut I lost it….. And forever more Mr. Doug Tolson shall be known as "Douggie Fresh" LOL, compliments of Josh the House Crasher who's in his wheelhouse assigning nick names as well as giving "blah" rooms a gorgeous soul. Great show and Great rooms guys.

    Mel on July 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    • Mel, Meself canna' agree with ye morrre…aaarrgggh. T'was nice to know that a blog matey such as SID has won a 'trophy' of blog cabin heritage. Sure and she must ha' appreciated a Pirate Congratulations from ye.
      Aarrgh– our mate Grundy may get a new 'powdered doughnut' nickname after this episode…methinks Josh comes up with whatever pops into his head. At least the hearties survived the wading boot adventure in the soggy muck–but if they discovered doubloons of gold, they did not share that with the cameras. o.0 B)

      LLColeman on July 31, 2013 at 3:15 am
    • Mel and LL, that special monday was a treasure any pirate would hanker after! And fer sure when I lift a mug of grog oft those coasters yee'll both be amung th' mate's I be toastin' aaarrgggh!

      SID on July 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    • T'would be such an honorrr for ye to keep us in mind…..;) <3

      LLColeman on July 31, 2013 at 6:05 pm

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