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The Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway Winner Drawing

Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway Winner Drawing

Hi all!

This morning, some folks from DIYNetwork.com 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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1,767 Comments

  1. Oh please call me! :D

    AndreaMP on September 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm
  2. I love those old skeleton keys, those were the days when you didn't need dead bolts.

    vicki_in_Utah on September 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm
    • i love them too…they match the area and the house…

      twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    • Agreed!

      Trish on September 24, 2013 at 11:52 pm
    • That was definitely, an unexpected, but nice touch. I held on to one of those keys for years; there are before my time but I just love them.

      havanera on September 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    • hi vicki–those keys were each a work of art in themselves. Good luck in the contest ! <3

      LLColeman on September 26, 2013 at 2:57 am
  3. I'll be sleeping with my phone next to me, but I'm on the other coast. Please come get me here in San Diego.

    Carole on September 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    • im sleeping with mine too…bathing might get a little dangerous….but sleeping ok volume up real loud…

      twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm
  4. So happy for the winner. Sure hope it's a blogger!!! :)

    Lessie on September 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    • Wouldn't that be FAN-tastic!

      Trish on September 24, 2013 at 11:54 pm
    • For sure!!!

      Lessie on September 25, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    • Could it be ?

      StormyWV on September 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    • Yes, it could be! Will it be is a different question. :)

      Lessie on September 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    • That is an easy one.

      StormyWV on September 25, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    • it would be joyful

      twoterriers on September 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    • Oh yes!

      Lessie on September 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    • I really hope so, it's about time.

      havanera on September 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    • It's PAST time for a blogger to win! Expecting a blogger will win this year's Blog Cabin. What a great way for a blogger dream to come true!

      Lessie on September 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm
    • It is way past time for a Blogger to win. Lets hope it is.

      StormyWV on September 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    • Hi Lessie—beating the odds of 1 to nearly 19 million would be something else ! Best of luck !

      LLColeman on September 26, 2013 at 2:58 am
    • I believe in miracles, LL! All things are possible!

      Lessie on September 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    • Hi Lessie, you are cordially invited to join us on the SH site. 2nd page, last post on that page we are trying to reach 200 replies. OMP and I miss you from last years SH insanity.

      Eugenia27 on September 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm
  5. Dear Mary, I have a burning question!! When You call the person to let them know they are the Winner and they don't answer, what is the next step you take?? Do you send them an E-mail?? What kind of time frame do you give them before you draw another Name or what is the procedure after the unanswered call???Really curious to know…I Will be away until this weekend due to an unexpected Emergency, 2 hours away and I wouldn't want to miss my call…Bad timing all around, just in case I won o.0:(=/:( ..If I didn't win, I wish
    all my Blogging Friends the Very Best and Hope one of You Won this Wonderful Place!!!^_^:):p;)^_^B)<3<3 Crack open a bottle of Wine and lets Celebrate!!^_^B)<3 BEST BLOG CABIN EVER!!!! Yahoo!!!!

    Jennie/Florida on September 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm
    • gosh…please don't stress out too much…..

      twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    • Hi twoTERRIERs, not really stressed out, but a little surprised with the announcement from Mary..I think this is the first time Mary has popped in and announced the Winner had been chosen..Glad the waiting is over, I just hope one of Our Blogging friends won the Cottage!!!:)^_^B)<3

      Jennie/Florida on September 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    • Hi Jennie,
      Good Luck to you and everyone, because someone will be the winner of this beautiful home. I wish everyone could win a home like this one.

      conardj on September 24, 2013 at 10:38 pm
    • yup, everyone of us cute lil bloggers;)

      COOLSMILEY on September 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm
    • Thank you Conardj, I wish You Luck too…This is really a Beautiful Showplace, but still a cozy
      little Cottage…It would be nice if Everyone could win a home but there is just one Cottage for the Lucky Winner!! ^_^ I think Mary will give us an update on Monday..I hope!!! :)

      Jennie/Florida on September 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    • yes, it was a good announcement…she feels our “pain”…i hope one of our buddies including you or me have won too….it is a dream home for sure……okay on to the anticipation….my feeling is they have not yet notified the winner…maybe tomorrow…..:):)

      twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 10:43 pm
    • I haven't checked in for a few days, was surprised to see the 'early announcement', but maybe the winner has not been notified yet. Good luck to all!!!!

      nanwes on September 27, 2013 at 9:37 am
    • Jennie, it would be good IF Mary made the announcement because a blogger won. Until the name of the person is revealed, I'm sticking to my story that a blogger won. Won't be the first time I'm wrong. :)

      Lessie on September 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    • I'm with you Lessie!!

      nanwes on September 27, 2013 at 9:38 am
    • or the last, huh?

      COOLSMILEY on September 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    • Hi Lessie, I agree and I hope on Monday Mary will announce that one of Our Very Lucky "Bloggers" Won ^_^:):p That would be Special..I wish you the best B)

      Jennie/Florida on September 27, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    • I thought Mary said an independent company was going to randomly pull the winner's name. I didn't know it was going to be done like this. When did they change it? I missed a few days and geez, it looks like a lot happened. Good Luck everybody! I want to win so bad! Please God, guide them to call me and tell me I get to live in that beautiful house with your blessing! Amen.

      Peggy on September 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    • Hi Peggy, the independent company monitors the drawing while HGTV/DIY selects one of their own to draw the winner.

      lucyourdog on September 26, 2013 at 9:00 pm
    • Thanks lucyourdog for the explanation of how they do it. Appreciate it. I'm a dog lover. What kind of dog do you have?

      Peggy on September 26, 2013 at 11:26 pm
    • oh and jennie have a safe journey this weekend…

      twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    • Thank you TwoTerriers..Had a safe trip but wascut trip short, So I got back last evening…Traffic was terrible going through Orando late afternoon..Bad time to be on the road…All is well and ready to move
      on to the next BC location!!!^_^B)

      Jennie/Florida on September 28, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    • OOPS, Should have Proof read comment !! o.0^_^

      Jennie/Florida on September 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    • glad you made it back safe and sound……yes my curioslity is building for the next blog cabin location; however i am still excited to find out who has won this beauty….funny how we are all convinced we live there for a few month….at least i do…..

      twoTERRIERs on September 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    • Yes twoT, I feel like a part of me is in that Cottage. I was there day after day from the very first day as they started on the Cottage, among others bloggers…We spent many days, evenings and Months there… I feel like I share this Cottage with all the Bloggers who were there…
      We had a long journey together and made great friends..So many kind, considerate and down to earth Bloggers who really enjoyed this journey and also had so much to offer..Some are very wise, very cheerful and funny, thoughtful and caring Bloggers..The new Bloggers were a great addition to the Blog Cabin and fit right in. They had good Ideas and great taste when it came to choosing People's Choice..Except for the Brown porch, but that turned out great too…LOL .So when the Winner's name is announced, I sure hope it is one of our Blogging Buddies..
      It was a wonderful Journey and the Camera Cam made it even more Special because we got to see so much more and felt like We were part of the Process and we contributed a lot to this Cottage… 2013 BC was the most fun ever and I'm looking forward to 2014 BC and can't wait to see where we will be going ^_^
      Also I am very anxious to know who the Winner is of this Beautiful Cottage and Pray it is one of Our Blogging Friends!! :) ^_^B)<3

      Jennie/Florida on September 28, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    • It was a fun trip, wasn't it Jennie.

      540sam on September 28, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    • Yes Sam, it was a fun trip and I will miss our little Cottage, Dock and lovely Scenery.
      Maybe the next location will be on water too and We will have another Dock to fish from and have a place on the weekend for our Coffee and Breakfasts to share with our Blogging Friends.. Those were special times…
      I hope Mr. Eastman will grace us with the same 'Camera Cam,' on the next Blog Cabin..
      I am ready for the next Journey to begin and can't wait to find out where the next BC is located…..
      Laurie said the location is Amazing….I'm not good with dragging things out but I know Mary and Mr. Eastman has to follow through with their schedule..I'm ready to move on, aren't you??^_^:p:)B)

      Jennie/Florida on September 28, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    • Jennie….I feel your pain…I was following along as one of those bloggers…I didn't get to be on as much but I did vote all the way through it & submitted some comments along the way. So, I agree that a Blogger should win this beautiful house on our NC coast…hopefully, me;) it is very special since I live in North Carolina…Oh well, good luck to everybody & on to the next Blog Cabin!!!!

      Maria on September 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    • Jennie, forward your home phone calls to your cell phone!
      WCG

      Wind Chime Girl on September 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    • Jennie,

      Relax, calm down, take several deep breaths, and think of pleasant things, other than the Blog Cabin right now. Perhaps, that will change your luck, after you take even more deep breaths.

      Whatever happens, happens, and we have no control of a random draw for the winner.

      Have a great, super, magnificent, and stress free day.:):D;)B)

      Builder on September 27, 2013 at 8:51 am
    • Thanks Builder, I needed that…LOL ^_^B)

      Jennie/Florida on September 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
    • How about the water pump? I'm still trying to see where they placed it. I haven't seen any pictures with it installed. It was said that is placed on the exterior shower but I don't see where, really. And the burgundy throw?
      I sure miss the blog cam, I think it made it all more special.
      Good luck to all bloggers.

      havanera on September 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm
    • Hi havanera, the water pump location is still a mystery to me..Don't know why they are ignoring our questions when asked about it…If they put it inside the outdoor shower, I think that would defeat the purpose of having it because if there are children living there or visiting and someone is using the shower, the children will have to stand and wait to wash the sand off their feet before entering the Cottage or inside powder room to use the potty…Big mystery, the water pump is!!! I have asked Laurie several times but didn't get any answer?? Strange!!! o.0:(:S:)

      Jennie/Florida on September 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm
    • The water pump is in the outside shower. They mentioned it in one of the episodes.

      Anne D on September 30, 2013 at 9:52 pm
  6. Oh WOW seeing those keys just blew me away. It's time bloggers! Oh wow please call me!

    Straybird on September 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm
  7. i wonder if the winner has an inkling tonight….excitement is filling my air…..:)

    twoTERRIERs on September 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    • Don't we all have excitement? How would we tell the difference?

      Peggy on September 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    • So could it be you

      StormyWV on September 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm
  8. Good Luck to ALL of US here! It is a beautiful home and location! Keeping my phone handy too!

    dan on September 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  9. Sure hope I get to change my moniker from Moving2theCoast to MOVED2theCoast, ;)

    Moving2theCoast on September 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    • Good luck!

      jazzygirl9 on September 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    • Hope that's a reality in your near future, Moving.

      Lessie on September 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm
  10. Good Luck everyone and congratulations to the winner!!! What a wonderful home. :D

    SNUFFY1996 on September 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    • Thanks! I have been wanting this house! It is a great house!

      Guest on October 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

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