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Oct 8

Go Behind the Scenes: Winner Drawing

Today, I am so proud to present a special video that highlights the process of gathering entries, both mail-in and online, and randomly drawing the name of the giveaway winner. Thanks goes out to HGTV.com senior editor Liz Gray and DIYNetwork.com visual designer Jason Kisner for creating this online presentation. Enjoy … and please return to this blog on Friday, October 11, 2013, at 9 a.m. ET to read the winner announcement.


  • Posted at 11:08 am on October 10, 2013
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642 Comments

  1. If only I could be first in the drawing!

    MJCBS on October 8, 2013 at 11:54 am
  2. Well, it wasn't me she called. :(

    ally on October 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    • It wasn't me too! :( It sounds like a woman on the other line who answered the call.

      Manatee on October 9, 2013 at 10:49 am
    • me neither :(

      Peggy on October 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    • Well, to be fare. It wasn't neither of the remaining 18 mil that entered since there is only one winner.

      havanera on October 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm
  3. WOW! So this is really the end? But I am sooo happy for the winner! Much love and happiness in your new home!<3

    There's always next year!:)

    Debbie on October 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm
    • There is only one like this BC

      Straybird on October 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    • I know….I know ….:'(

      Debbie on October 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    • Well, there is the Urban Oasis, then sale it, buy the property next door to the BC; and hire Scott McGillivray from Income Property to do a renovation similar to the BC, put an income suit in there (to help out with the taxes), and you will still have some money left and leave the dream.

      havanera on October 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    • Debbie that is a wonderful attitude. I wish a world of happiness for you.

      bslater587 on September 11, 2014 at 10:50 pm
  4. :(

    Judy on October 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm
  5. Oh well it wasnt me either. Hope the winner gets lots of great use out of this.

    christopher on October 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm
  6. So I wonder if that was the actual call for Blog cabin 2013 or a past drawing?

    Shawna on October 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    • I think, don't know if I'm right, but that it may have been a previous winning phone call since we heard the voice.

      nanwes on October 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    • I think that call in the video was with the winner of the 2013 Blog Cabin. And God bless her, I hope she loves, loves, loves living in that beautiful home as much as we all dreamed we would! :D (((hugs to all)))

      AndreaMP on October 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    • The voice makes no difference unless a close relative is watching, otherwise none of us will know who the winner is; we blog not talk.

      The phone call is from this year's drawing. She had the same dress making the phone call as in the interview, and one of the letters on the bin is dated as of this month.

      havanera on October 9, 2013 at 12:03 am
    • Why would they play a past one….I am sure it had to be this year's

      Macu on October 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm
  7. Since I haven't been the one called.. Please, give me something NEW to munch on!!! How about…YES! … NEXT YEAR'S BC LOCATION? Pic and shovel, I'm ready to begin!;):pB):*<3 Kitty

    DwnSoDwnEaster on October 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    • Right Kitty and bring back the cabin Cam for 2014. :) Sorry, wished you would have won,:( but happy for the winner:D

      540sam on October 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    • Oh yes! Where will it be? Hope they bring back the cabin cam for BC 2014 :D <3B)

      JudyInMich on October 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    • yes congratulations to the winner, hope it is one of our happy bloggers….who will be able to let us know soon….themselves…

      twoTERRIERs on October 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm
  8. I guess it's time to say goodbye to my 2013 Blog Cabin dreams. Onto 2014! I hope next year's location is as beautiful and captivating as Core Sound!

    TwoCorgis on October 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm
  9. Cool beans…now spill the beans, lol! Sounds like a female and it could be this year's winner or last year's winner? If this year's, You have a beautiful HOME and Congratulations!!

    lucyourdog on October 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm
  10. So, which one of ya'll sent in the pink envelope saying PICK ME, PICK ME? LOL
    Bright Blessings to the winner, I will miss you blog cabin! Three more days, we see if a blogger was meant to be!

    COOLSMILEY on October 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm
    • I think I saw a message from you i that pile….smiley face????

      twoTERRIERs on October 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    • There used to be a blogger on HGTV called Pick Me, Pick Me. I wonder if they weren't picked for HGTV, but was called for DIY. If not, you're still remembered. And if it's you, congrats! Even if you're card is being recognized, congrats!

      Trish on October 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    • that would be cool….however, it may just be they liked this card….

      twoTERRIERs on October 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    • I thought it was you Coolsmiley; just as colorful and fun.

      havanera on October 9, 2013 at 12:22 am

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Blog Cabin is the groundbreaking multimedia experience based on a very simple idea: You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It! This truly interactive series asks Internet users to vote on the design features for a real vacation getaway. Expert hosts from DIY Network series will be on hand to rebuild the 1920s lakeside house that will become a luxurious home for a lucky sweepstakes winner. Plus, a one-hour Blog Cabin special, hosted by tool expert Chris Grundy, will highlight the incredible transformation.
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