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Rendering Winner Announced

Congrats goes out to Michael Golden (aka MichaelG60), who has won the framed rendering of the west yard, signed by Matt Blashaw. What a special keepsake from this year’s renovation project!

I wanted to alert you to one of our best (and easiest!) how-to projects, now being promoted on the Made + Remade blog. Please pop over there to take a look at the step-by-step instructions we’ve posted — it only takes one day to create a pebble-filled winding path just like the one that leads from the Blog Cabin 2013 front porch to the grape vine-shaded pergola. Enjoy!

  • Posted at 11:20 am on September 9, 2013
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  1. Hi bloggers, I'm rather sad that tomorrow is the last day to enter to win this wonderful cabin. For the next 21.5 hours is still belongs to each and every one of us. I think I'm going to make a virtual dinner in that lovely kitchen and take it out to the end of the dock.

    Eugenia27 on September 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm
    • That sounds like a great idea ! I'll bring the fishing pole and catch dinner ! and wine, don't forget the wine ! LOL ! Good Luck to all !

      kdiver64 on September 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    • Great thoughts. May I join you for a sundowner on the dock? :p

      I look at it like this. We took (virtually) an old home that was in dire need of extreme TLC. Together with all those great people from DIY, Roby and all the others involved we've improved on it immeasurably. Now we're handing it on to the next owner with pride in a job well done. It's time for the house to move on to the next phase of its 'life'. ^_^

      Clive on September 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    • whats a sundowner?

      COOLSMILEY on September 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm
    • Deliciously relaxing. ;) :p

      Clive on September 12, 2013 at 11:51 pm
    • Clive, You the man ! sundowner sounds good. I'll throw in the purple hooters ! and some Corona and limes !

      kdiver64 on September 13, 2013 at 5:03 pm
    • I couldn't have said it better myself !

      kdiver64 on September 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm
    • Eugenia, think I will spend some time on the dock crabbing, fishing, listening to music, before taking a final tour of the cabin. Then I'll decide how to secretly notify you of your BC visit. Any ideas how to get you a secret message? :)

      Lessie on September 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm
    • Sure either go to a very old post where no one is looking and reply to me, or give me a date to show up. Either one will work.

      Eugenia27 on September 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    • I'll meet you guys on the dock with my telescope and an ice chest full of goodies.
      The very best of luck to all you bloggers and bloggies who are entering.
      Even though I'm still not entering to win this jewel, I'm going to miss it beyond words. This has been such a fantastic voyage with everyone here. I have loved it.
      WCG

      Wind Chime Girl on September 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm
    • I know I'm having a great time on the end of the dock. I might have to run back to the cabin and get another bottle of wine and a few more glasses. I'm glad you all have joined me out hereSent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on September 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm
    • AW, the last supper:S

      COOLSMILEY on September 12, 2013 at 11:17 pm
  2. Congrats to the winner! thank you diy for the how to directions to this project. It will be nice for the beach house to have a soft path for bare feet to walk to another refuge on the property. I hope whomever wins enjoys the property as much as the beautiful house.

    julie on September 12, 2013 at 7:52 pm
  3. Enjoy Michael ! Congrats !

    kdiver64 on September 12, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  4. Hasn't DIY Network been advertising all week that tonight a special about decorating the guest bedroom would air at 9 central? They are showing Tuesday nights one hour episode, not the guest bedroom special.

    Kdoodle2 on September 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm
    • Eastern, not central.

      Kdoodle2 on September 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm
  5. Hmmmm, just noticed that tonights show includes footage about decorating the guest bedroom. Nevermind (duh).

    Kdoodle2 on September 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm
  6. Counting down……. Sad yet excited. However, the number of entry's is so huge that my chances are quite miniscule. But, I won't stop dreaming. Isn't that what makes life exciting & interesting?

    DIY has done it again. One lucky person or family will soon be blessed. Good Luck Bloggers. I sure hope it's me BUT, if it's not…. I sure hope it is one of YOU! :D

    StellaF on September 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm
    • I know what you mean Stella. It is exciting, yet sad, too. I sure hope it's a blogger, too. Everybody had so much to say all this time and I learned some interesting things. Good Luck to all! (but I hope it's me, sorry).

      Peggy on September 12, 2013 at 11:26 pm
    • I forgot to say congrats MichaelG60! I forgot to say that Doug Tolson is thanked for his construction abilities, as well.

      Peggy on September 12, 2013 at 11:33 pm
  7. Well fellow bloggers, I just finished my Friday entries! It's all over now for me but the waiting. Good luck to all of you, and tight lines to whomever wins! ^_^

    EdinOregon on September 13, 2013 at 12:28 am
    • Tight lines and no tree branches. :)

      Eugenia27 on September 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm
  8. Carolina in My Mind by James Taylor

    In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina
    Can't you just see the sunshine?
    Can't you just feel the moonshine?
    Maybe just like a friend of mine
    it hit me from behind
    Yes I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tDrNavrfNs

    Mel on September 13, 2013 at 5:48 am
    • Hey Mel funny you said that, beehivestate from Utah went to see James Taylor this past week. How lucky is that? In Utah they held a concert.<3xD<3

      MaryPA on September 13, 2013 at 7:43 am
    • Thank you Mel,enjoyed the video. Good Luck to all the Bloggers we are sure going to miss bloggin about this home. I hope whomever wins this home will appreciate it as much as we all have

      Straybird on September 13, 2013 at 10:10 am
    • Thank you for sharing another beautiful link, Mel, and so perfect for our last day to enter! <3<3<3

      SID on September 13, 2013 at 10:24 am
  9. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!
    I'll check back in after work. Enjoy the day all you bloggers. Soooo glad the weekend is here yahoo!;)

    MaryPA on September 13, 2013 at 7:47 am
  10. Congratulations Michael for winning the one of a kind rendition! What a treasure! This is the last day to enter to win the Blog Cabin. After reviewing all of the pictures over again of this "Jewel of the Beach" I have come up with my word to describe thew Blog Cabin and the surroundings: "MAGICAL" !!!
    I am dreaming, and sometimes dreams do come true!!!
    Good Luck to everyone! <3 Becky

    bythebaydreamer on September 13, 2013 at 8:46 am

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