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Sep 11

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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168 Comments

  1. Just finished with my last entries. I wish everyone the best of luck. Enjoy the wait.

    StormyWV on September 13, 2013 at 8:53 am
    • Me too! Very nicely said! ::*

      Mintchip on September 13, 2013 at 9:40 am
    • Thanks stormy and good luck to you too! Will definitely enjoy the wait since we can daydream on the dock a little while longer. Really gonna miss this one.

      jazzygirl9 on September 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    • I hope you do not mind that I am seating on the dock beside you. The sound of the water will help keep us calm while we wait

      StormyWV on September 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm
  2. My last 2 entries are in! Good luck everyone and fingers crossed for one of our own to win!

    lucyourdog on September 13, 2013 at 9:42 am
  3. My last two entries are in. Thank you DIY, HGTV and everyone involved in bringing us this beautiful home. Thank you hosts for the hard work and wonderful DIY shows this season-they were great! A special heartfelt thanks for the surprise Gimmee,Gimmee contest this season-what a hoot- and some of us even got to share in a tiny piece of the dream! A big round of applause for the wonderful on site live camera this season! Checking in several times a day on the cabin build and the sea was amazing! Mary, thank you for your many patient posts to the blog. Laurie Marsh, thank you for your kindness in posting with us. Thank you especially, blogger buddies, for all the months of friendship and shared dreams. I have enjoyed this season with all of you so very much! I want to wish each and every one of you good luck with your entries, but even more importantly I wish you happiness, peace and good health to you and your loved ones. And to whoever actually wins this beautiful home, may it bring you joy and peace for many, many years to come.:D<3

    SID on September 13, 2013 at 10:14 am
    • Thanks SID :)

      Let's do it again next year!!

      Laurie_March on September 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    • YES!!! Let's do it again next year, Laurie, SID (Sandy), DIY and SCRIPPS Television Networks! This has been a most wonderful year for Blog Cabin~~my 3rd as a Bloggie~~ and I cannot say enough about the journey or, the results! Laurie, you have been a delightful and capable addition to the DIY Team and we appreciate and look forward to your Blog and DIY/HGTVRemodels wisdom and entries! Dylan Eastman is the best thing that has happened to the Blog Cabin/DIY mix, both as expert and creative team builder, and all the incredible Crasher-Guys and Mega-Gal Team my oh my, they knocked this NC sleeper out of the Ball Park–Home Run–World Series!!! And I must also thank DEAR Mrs. Grundy: the MOM who raised CHRIS! Yes he is multi-talented…. But she made him a stand-up comic too! It's hard to raise a child who has such well-rounded talent–and I'm not referring to Chris' belly–even though his eyes get really giant when ya' put a dish of luscious food in front of him. Somehow he can eat it all an' stay slim and good looking and I figured, maybe it all goes down and hides behind those knee pads he wears all the time? Anyhow, I am very grateful to all of you at DIY and this Blog, where I've made some wonderful friends. AND I CRY OUT, MAY A BLOGGIE WIN THE BLOG CABIN THIS YEAR!!! I look forward to the big reveal of our next BC location ASAP so we can quickly get distracted, lest we don't win this awesome NC treasure. I do hope you brilliant DIY and SCRIPPS folk read my pirateese message in the earlier blog to you! If you're going to build places on their turf, you need to be acquainted with their brogue AND their grog! Happy! Happy! B);):pxD^_^<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm
  4. Soon most of us will be turning over the Blog Cabin of our dreams to one lucky winner. How exciting it would be to move from the realm of dreaming of this place to the realm of living in this place. It only takes one entry so we all have a chance. Anyone remember the song "Someday my prince will come"? Well, all of us here are dreaming of a different kind of prince—we are dreaming of Blue Prints to this beautiful blog cabin:)

    joyfulj9 on September 13, 2013 at 10:35 am
  5. CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL!!!!
    The Blog Cabin is so BEAUTIFUL it takes my breath away!!
    Great accomplishment for ALL involved in building this HOME!
    Good Luck to EVERYONE!!!!

    RobinS. on September 13, 2013 at 10:40 am
  6. Done!

    Vesna on September 13, 2013 at 10:58 am
  7. Congratulations, Michael!! The rendering is beautiful and will make a bright and lovely piece of art to hang on your wall!

    MommyTay on September 13, 2013 at 11:02 am
  8. Congrats to Michal – Just want to wish everyone GOOD LUCK in the drawing. Someone's dream is about to come true! What a wonderful thing HGTV & DIY are doing for their followers. Hugs, Hugs, Hugs!

    CindySmith717 on September 13, 2013 at 11:02 am
  9. Congratulations! Michael. Hey everybody, I just entered my last two times………sigh…..what will I do now? I'm getting a lot more done here now, but I still miss the cabin cam, and the ocean view, and blogging every day, and looking for signs…(And has anyone found the old water pump?). I guess I'll have to spend my time planning the party ;-) . Seriously, thank you all for the Blog Cabin, DIY and all the sponsers, and vendors, and the hosts……..especially Grundy! And Andrew Roby construction, and everyone on here, you are the ones who have made it especially wonderful..Good Luck to us all!

    karenlin91 on September 13, 2013 at 11:28 am
    • Urban Oasis is going strong !! Smart Home 2014 clues should be starting any time now !! Dream Home is coming along nicely too !! There is always something to follow on DIY/HGTV !!!

      gremol on September 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm
  10. Last entry for the year. Thanks DIY & all involved. Good luck everyone!

    StellaF on September 13, 2013 at 11:35 am

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