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The Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway Winner Drawing

Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway Winner Drawing

Hi all!

This morning, some folks from gathered at a local Knoxville, TN, fulfillment house to randomly draw the name of the Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway winner. We received a whopping (and record-breaking) 18,649,549 entries this year. Geesh! You really loved our Atlantic, NC, home!

Stay tuned for more details … and keep your phone handy. We may be calling you sometime soon to share the news that a certain set of house keys is yours for the taking.

  • Posted at 4:54 pm on September 9, 2013
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  1. Mary if you don't call I'll need to place my own call to Dr. Phil and see if I can get some couch time with him!
    Or perhaps I should call Dr Oz and see if he can repair my broken heart !
    See Mary you really need to call one us bloggers that's in love with this home….
    Congratulations on setting a new record with BC entries. That doesn't surprise me at all…this years home and setting is so beautiful.

    Mel on September 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm
    • can we do a conference call to Dr. P and dr. O

      twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    • Hi Two…I've met little of my deductible this year, and my out-of-pocket with my insurance carrier is really high, so yeah let's do a conference call….sounds frugal –LOL

      Mel on September 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    • we might have 8.99 million others on the conference call as well:):) I figure they probably only got 9M entries…

      twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    • hahahahhaaaaaaah

      Vesna on September 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    • Hahahahahahahaaaaaa

      Vesna on September 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    • Mary, Mary did you know there is a song, "Mary Mary go crazy" its is catchy.
      This is what I would like to do if I win this home, HAVE A COMMUNITY PARTY, the whole town and all the DIY team. I'm a great cook.

      maggie J on September 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    • LOL! At least feel better to know that you were my therapy of the day.
      Thanks Mel

      havanera on September 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    • You're welcome Havanera….this home is sure to break some hearts, and make another one extremely happy!

      Mel on September 26, 2013 at 8:27 am
    • I feel the need to tell you, that Im certain that this is my home! My husband and I moved to South Carolina, just three months ago, on our quest to find our forever home in the Carolina'salong the coast, we have been entering the sweepstakes for 3 yrs.And have loved every home that you have made beautiful! I saw my husbands eyes get watery when I showed him the finished home, and he said this could be us! We feel good about this one! were waiting patiently for you to come! Thank you for all you do! The Thompsons!

      Patsy on October 6, 2013 at 11:03 am
    • Aye, Lass…we are most grateful that ye put inna favorable word with Miss Mary on behalf o' the Blogger Nation….best of luck to ye' an' try to ha' faith if ye don't win…..maybe there will be another charmer next year to capture the bloggers' hearrrrts…. o.0 <3

      LLColeman on September 26, 2013 at 2:54 am
    • Aye, were a fun year of bloggin' ! and thar are so many good hearted bloggers me'd love to see win this prize. Nev'er did get er smiley face with a pirates eye patch, but we bloggers did get many of er blogged requests in this home :)

      LL I'm excited over the Smart Home location being in TN, and am already excited for a chance to win that home! We visit TN regularly including the Knoxville Zoo. There's a famous African Grey there named Einstein, not to be confused with the Einstein African Grey that has died and lived in Texas. This bird really is an Einstein, and will be about a 3 hour visit from the SMART home…is there some irony there?
      Einstein does some wonderful mimicking of other animals, and even talks like a pirate. I remember you shared Teddybear & Colonel Meow with our blog! If you haven't seen this link yet, take a look, it's sure to make you laugh

      Mel on September 26, 2013 at 8:19 am
    • wow cant wait to see Einstein……….

      twoTERRIERs on September 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm
    • Have fun at the Knoxville Zoo Two, and enjoy the bird show, it's really great ! I don't know when you are going, but you may want to check their website for the "Boo at the Zoo" schedule. We have done a Halloween visit twice, and it's a very nice time to visit. :)

      Mel on September 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm
    • Einstein is just incredible…..

      twoTERRIERs on September 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    • Thanks for the link Mel, I absolutely loved it, Specially the part where Einstein says "I'm a superstar" lol

      havanera on September 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    • You're welcome Havanera….that's one of my favorite words too. I also like when he does the guitar riff and then when he is exercising while going, whew, whew, whew like he is so tired :)

      Mel on September 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm
    • I am hanging on by a thread.I still have some hope left in me for miracles.My last thread of hope is being tested.I have hoped for 45 years for some type of miracle to happen.

      MiMi on September 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    • Mel,
      Me too, right along with you talking with Dr. Phil. I'll do the conference with you guys HA HA!!!!!!;););)

      conardj on September 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    • Mary since no one has reported receiving the KEYS yet I thought I would do my FIRST BLOG and maybe get LUCKY !!_First times a charm ???

      Winner_wanna_be on October 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    • :) :)

      twoterriers on October 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    • maybe that was hint a blogger did win….being that they might be calling one of us soon….maybe

      twoTERRIERs on September 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    • I want to win this beautiful home……Wouldnt it be a dream come true……My phone number has changed to a cell number. Hope they have my new number.

      Terri Ray on October 7, 2013 at 7:27 am
    • i feel the same way and i also need to get out of jersey it is getting to conjested in my small town ineed to see that ocean

      ruth on October 10, 2013 at 3:19 pm
  2. Geesh! Those keys would look good in the hands of a blogger, lol.

    lucyourdog on September 24, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    • I remember the first time I saw a friend who had his collection of skeleton keys. I have looked for them in many places thinking it would be a great display, too. Do THESE come with the house?

      Trish on September 25, 2013 at 12:11 am
    • Trish,
      I bought a set at Lowes . The home I am presently living in has doors to the rooms with crystal door knobs and the skeleton keys lock and unlock the doors.

      conardj on September 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm
    • The first time I saw those keys, I knew they would be beautiful with my other keys! Best wishes to all 17,000,000.

      DartonNurse on September 26, 2013 at 6:39 am
    • Not sure how to do this!!!! But I'm trying =)

      Terry on October 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    • those keys would look good in my hands…

      Donnie on October 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm
  3. Can't wait to answer the phone. Please call after 4pm so I will be home to answer.

    Millie on September 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm
  4. OMG! If you heard a loud thump, it was my heart dropping to my toes. I've held up pretty well until now, when I saw the keys.Please tell me that you try and call the winner several times . Of all days, my phone crashed and was down several hours. I was panic stricken. Okay I'm feeling a bit better. I remember something in an article you also deliver by registered mail( UPS, fedX). Thank you Mary . You have worked very hard.Thanks to all! and God bless.:S

    Sheri on September 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    • hahahaaa

      Vesna on September 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm
  5. a little birdie made me think this happened this morning…my phone will be stuck to me just let me know when i can unstick it…..ty… someone has won……………..

    twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    • When u told me to look see, I thought i was gonna see , Its been announced COOLSMILEY won!!!!!

      COOLSMILEY on September 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    • :) :) may be smiley, may be…..i just hope they will let us know when the winner has been called… you think they've called the winner yet….here we go again…..this is good fun…

      twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm
    • The waiting is the hardest part ! Maybe you or Smiley will be the lucky one . Wouldn't that be nice ! The best of luck to both of you. I love reading your blogs. Keith

      kdiver64 on September 29, 2013 at 8:33 pm
    • it would be nice if any of us we know would be….u too k

      twoTERRIERs on September 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm
  6. I'm keeping the phone handy!
    However, should I not win:
    to All those (Bloggers/Commenters)
    who participated in making 2013's Cabin
    an exceptional Blog Cabin!

    Lester B. on September 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    • Well said!

      Moving2theCoast on September 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    • LOL

      conardj on September 24, 2013 at 10:54 pm
    • Good luck to you as well. There is hope, still.

      havanera on September 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm
  7. I apologize to you Mary. t when I really hear those words directed to ME! HaHa!! I was and still am surprised at the beauty and craftsmanship involved in the making that wonderful home.This home has felt as if it were mine since its beginning. I will go now because I am getting sappy, sorry. Once again many thanks and I hope to be seeing and talking with you very soon. Love and best wishes…

    Sheri on September 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm
    • I guess I was so shocked when I saw those keys it took a day or so before my brain began functioning. Best of luck to all!

      Sheri McNamara on September 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    • Dear Mary, apparently I wasn't paying attention since I screwed up the second message also. Somehow the msg. erased a huge part of that explanation. Confused ? I am! Again, I am deeply intrigued and love that wonderful home and need it as well. That home is so well done . I think something you said at some point,prior to this blogging, felt like you were talking to me and about "my" home. Oh well, you have gone over and above what I felt the blog cabin would be.Obviously this is my first season of blogging , my words don't come out the way I try to say them. Bloggers have been patient and awesome teachers. I love you all. Good luck to everybody.<3

      Sheri McNamara on October 2, 2013 at 10:42 am
  8. <3:S<3:D<3;)<3:S<3o.0 SAY WHAT?

    COOLSMILEY on September 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm
  9. Choose earlier than stated, wonder if they will announce earlier too???

    COOLSMILEY on September 24, 2013 at 6:34 pm
    • I figured wth final entries due on the 20th it would be this week. Now I guess they need time to check for eligibility and then contact winner. This is my first blog cabin, is it run like dream home? Good Luck to you Smiley, really want someone from the blog to win, you are all so wonderful!

      jazzygirl9 on September 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    • I never blogged for previous Dream Home just smart and this one and now started with urban and dream

      COOLSMILEY on September 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    • If you go to diy main search and enter 2012 blog cabin winner. It will take you to a video that explains how the Blog Cabin drawing and contact of the winner goes

      GSummer on September 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    • hum….i just looked at the video….in that video they called the winner that afternoon…….

      twoterriers on September 25, 2013 at 5:17 pm
    • Yes, That is what it shows.

      StormyWV on September 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    • however, i read the rules and there was a 5 day lag between drawing and winner notification.

      twoterriers on September 25, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    • and it will be a surprise to us all no matter what….

      twoterriers on September 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    • They love to keep us guessing.

      StormyWV on September 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    • soooo, do you think the winner has already been notified :( Guess it isn't me unless …hope does spring eternal. Heard that the BG 2013 winner will be announced online on 10/11!! and they will be announcing where next year's Blog Cabin 2014 will be located.

      Holidaygal on September 26, 2013 at 1:41 am
    • Well, I guess we will have to wait and see. If it is a blogger, will they have the some sort of agreement to not 'spill the beans' early?

      nanwes on September 27, 2013 at 9:34 am
    • aw they haven't called =0 (

      COOLSMILEY on September 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm
    • I've had my phone in my pocket constantly. No calls here either, but maybe they haven't notified the owner, waiting until the weekend. :-)

      nanwes on September 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    • TY for info

      COOLSMILEY on September 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm
  10. 32 yrs. ago on the 30th, I gave birth to my first born, that would be a great Day to find out I've won!!:p

    COOLSMILEY on September 24, 2013 at 6:36 pm
    • yes………

      twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    • Congrats! that would be terrific. If it is not me, hope it would be you. Don't the years go so quickly.
      Best to all the bloggers as we anxiously wait for the good news of the winner to the fabulous Blog Cabin 2013.
      Have a great day everyone, Nan ;) <3 ;) <3

      Nan on September 25, 2013 at 10:32 am
    • It sure would and the timing is about right. I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya. Who knows… it was a lucky day for you 32 yrs. ago.

      jazzygirl9 on September 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm

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