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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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643 Comments

  1. It is Oct. 11 and after 9AM, who won?

    Southern Celt on October 11, 2013 at 9:10 am
    • I know right!!

      Get with it people!

      Martha on October 11, 2013 at 9:16 am
  2. Okay Mary I am ready to hear about the next blog cabin 2014! My heart is broken since I didn't win that gorgeous 2013 Blog Cabin. So it's time to move on and I just love the blog cabin style. I sent my blessings to the lucky winner so now we must move on. What better way to mend a broken heart then to start thinking about the next one. Okay let's go.<3:D

    Sheri McNamara on October 11, 2013 at 9:19 am
  3. Here it is October 11th and past 9am EST(I am in California and it's just past 6 am) and I don't see the name of the winner.

    Tina Johnson on October 11, 2013 at 9:36 am
  4. The winner has already been posted in a new forum.

    havanera on October 11, 2013 at 9:46 am
  5. So do they show up when I'm asleep, or in my bathrobe, or at work, or what:-)

    pclady on October 11, 2013 at 9:56 am
  6. my guess was rb river bluffer or holiday gal…….I guess unless the winner identifies themself as a blogger we will never know…

    twoTERRIERs on October 11, 2013 at 10:12 am
    • Stormy already asked her if she blogs and her blogging name. Let's see if she replies to her or any of our blogs. Remember she is in the west coast, she might still be sleeping.

      havanera on October 11, 2013 at 10:16 am
    • ah ha

      COOLSMILEY on October 11, 2013 at 11:53 am
    • I feel as if ive won she and i have a similar background….i worked at a college for many years and moved to california originally in 1966…..of course in texas now….i feel like ive won:):)

      twoTERRIERs on October 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm
  7. Bren728, I love that quote, thanks for sharing it with us. I truly hope your new invention takes off, it sounds great. One of the bloggers was in marketing for many years, maybe she has some ideas that can help. Her name is Kitty, the blogging name is DwnSoDwnEaster, don't be afraid to ask, she has a big heart and likes to help.
    I know there is a new show on tv about investors interested in new ideas and inventions. I'm not sure which channel, but it's a good starting point.
    Wish you and your mom the best, unfortunately, contrary to your hope, it doesn't seem like a needy person won the BC.
    Good luck!

    havanera on October 11, 2013 at 10:13 am
    • Thank you havanera…I thought I deleted that post. Just didn't feel right posting my problems… You are a sweetheart! God bless!

      Bren728 on October 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm
  8. Congratulations to Mari Cabrera-Hickerson & family. May they have many happy memories at their new home in Atlantic NC!!

    Holidaygal on October 11, 2013 at 11:33 am
  9. Congratulations to the Winners!

    Chriss361 on October 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm
  10. It breaks my heart a little that out of more than 18,000,000 entries, mine is the one featured above (pick me, pick me please) but I didn't win. How about you give me a job as a consolation prize? I hand rendered my three entry postcards (and then duplicated them x100) in a triadic color scheme, hoping they might catch your eye…and they clearly did. I've got a background in design. Call me! I'm a DIY queen!

    suzy on October 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm

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