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The Giveaway Entry Period is Over

Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway Entry Period Over

It’s been an exciting ride, yes? Thank you so much for entering the Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway. The grand-prize package, worth almost $500,000, includes a beautifully restored cottage located along North Carolina’s stunning Crystal Coast.

Very soon, we will randomly select the winner of the giveaway. The big announcement (the winner’s name and photo and how many times he or she entered the sweepstakes) will be posted on or around October 11, 2013. Then, just a few days later, we plan to unveil the location of our 2014 home. Stay glued to your computer — lots of details are TK in the coming weeks!

Good luck to each and every person who entered.

  • Posted at 5:00 pm on September 9, 2013
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  1. This is my first time for being a blogger and I am a Daily participant of the Sweepstakes and I do enjoy watching the DIY & HGTV channel which is one of my favorite. We are currently looking for a house, love this home everything is beautiful and would love to be as the winner of this amazing remodeling project. Finger cross…good luck to all!!!

    Maria on September 16, 2013 at 12:20 am
  2. i hope its me that wins here in New Jersey

    doug on September 16, 2013 at 6:33 am
  3. Yes, I have enjoyed looking and admiring all the beautiful pictures of hopefully my dream home too! I have never owned a home in my life, but I would love to live in this Blog cottage home. It would be a dream come true. Good luck to all of us who entered! If I do not win, I will see you all again in the next dream home contest.^_^;)<3

    Kaknotta on September 16, 2013 at 8:22 am
  4. New day, more dreams and opportunities to be thankful!

    Trish on September 16, 2013 at 9:01 am
  5. I believe that this wonderful home is going to be a beautiful, down to earth home for someone very lucky. Dreams are going to come true for someone. I absolutely love this home because it is cozy, comfy, simply amazing! I wish good luck to all who entered to win.That said I hope and pray I win. This home would be the best ever to grow old with my husband. My grand kids would never be bored. God bless all and once again, thank you to everyone involved in the making of this wonderful home.<3

    Sheri on September 16, 2013 at 9:49 am
  6. It is my dream to live by the sea. This cottage has been calling my name since I first laid eyes on it! You have all done such a great job in capturing the essence of the sea in this home. All your hard work (and a lot of fun) has made this house a home for someone (hope it's me!). It's beautiful. Good luck and God Bless to all

    DEBBIE PRESLEY on September 16, 2013 at 10:34 am
  7. Good luck to all who entered! Who ever wins this beautiful home I sincerely hope they get to keep and live in it. I feel sincerely blessed to have met and participated with my fellow bloggers. Many of you have made my days. Wonder where next years cabin will be. <3:D

    JudyInMich on September 16, 2013 at 10:35 am
  8. Glory to God for having this home restored!!! I believe He provided wisdom, knowledge, and strength to all of the people who worked on this marvelous home. Thank you DIY! Thank You Jesus!
    Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all have a great great week!

    CarlaB on September 16, 2013 at 11:16 am
  9. Hey Straybird and Cool Smiley ,
    lulubelle13 sent me a private email asking me to shout out to you all a friendly "Hi" from her. She got off this blog due to some uncalled for nastiness to her.
    Here is wishing one of us the best of luck in winning the blog cabin! I know if I win I'll be contacting lulubelle13 for her to show me around the area as she seems to be very familiar with the locale. Just finished reading the book Becalmed: A Carolina Coast Novel to get me into the spirit of the area around Beaufort and New Bern NC!! Take care all. :D

    Holidaygal on September 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    • Please give lulu my best, sorry to hear that! Yes , just in very RARE case of winning, good to have/know a local, keep in touch. Becalmed sounds like a book the Whole World could use right now including myself! Did you meet lulu here or you were already friends? Good Luck!

      COOLSMILEY on September 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    • met lulebelle13 on this blog and liked her knowledge of crystal coast area and her upbeat messages and your poetry!

      Holidaygal on September 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm
    • Hi Holidaygal thank you for the message. I just found it. I miss Lulu knowledge of the area and I wish she would come back. We are all so in love with this home! If I win you are invited to visit as well as COOLSMILEY and all those who love this home sooo much. Your book sounds interesting..Good Luck to all the Bloggers who have stood by this home I do hope one of us wins. ( ME)

      Straybird on September 23, 2013 at 8:06 am
    • Hi, Holidaygal! I was so upset when lulubelle13 had her Name ripped from her and continued blogging with her~~but this really takes the cake! I never personally was around when she was mistreated, except by seeing her name snatched–she is such a delight and I thoroughly enjoy her input to the blog! I have been part of this DIY blog stream for 3 years now and seen nothing like this~~only with a couple people who were really offensive towards others. Please give Lulu my very best! And thank her for me, for all her delightful and interesting posts! God Bless HER and YOU! B)xD^_^<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on September 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    • Straybird, COOLSMILEY and DwnSoDwnEaster,
      Thanks for your thoughts. I sent your nice messages onto lulubelle13.
      DwnSoDwnEaster: Glad to know that to the best of your knowledge and experience on this blog that harassment doesn't happen often; however saddened to think that it does happen at all and lost a good person because of some goof.
      Wow, countdown has begun for the announcement of the Winner of Blog Cabin 2013. Best Wishes to the winner..even if it turns out to be me!!!

      Holidaygal on September 26, 2013 at 12:35 am
  10. I was daydreaming about Christmas Lights on the dock yesterday~ Blog Cabin would be so much fun to decorate for Christmas~

    Erinn on September 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    • So true!

      COOLSMILEY on September 16, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    • That thought just came over me as well. Christmas in NC! Wow! I'm excited.

      Carole on September 22, 2013 at 11:31 am
    • Oh yes Erinn something else to dream about…thank you I will start planning my decorations. I love the little pin lights. ????

      Straybird on September 23, 2013 at 8:10 am
    • I love you guys because I am not the only silly kid in town with big dreams!

      Straybird, I love pin lights! The little drip lights are supper cool~ I have a few sets of bubble lights (1950's retro) I bought on ebay 5 years ago- If I win, there will be some serious bubble lights going on! :-) Then again… I am thinking about the new fun outdoor laser light that looks like snow falling(SO COOL)!

      Erinn on September 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm

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