Blog Cabin

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 senior editor Liz Gray and 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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  1. And, they DID call on the day they chose the winner^_^

    COOLSMILEY on October 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  2. Congrats to the big winner!

    Eden1875 on October 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm
  3. Well, we'll know on the 11th. I will say Congrats early to the big winner!!!!:)

    nanwes on October 8, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    • Yep, Happy for them but since I didn't win, Its a Sappy Happy:)

      COOLSMILEY on October 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm
  4. Aww this video made me well up. Can't wait to see who lost their mind and won a dream!


    Laurie_March on October 8, 2013 at 1:05 pm
    • you said it….LOST their mind and WON and dream….so true

      cynthia on October 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    • Tricky Tricky. you miss lead us a little girl. Lol

      StormyWV on October 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    • our hopeful minds misdirected us maybe a little:):)

      twoTERRIERs on October 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    • Dear Laurie, was this an example or the real thing. Did the lucky person get that call or a visual for us as to how it works?Please verify!

      Sheri McNamara on October 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    • Sheri –

      With the winner announcement closing in tomorrow – I believe that is the real winner.


      Laurie_March on October 9, 2013 at 11:16 am
    • I have an idea for DIY for next year's BC. Pick the winner first, and then work with the winner throughout the remodeling of the BC, and the filming of the progress can become a new DIY tv show; and the winner can blog everyday on updates that weren't featured on the show.

      havanera on October 9, 2013 at 11:47 am
    • .Kind of hard to believe how many people are in denial, isn't it.:S

      540sam on October 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm
    • Hope and dreams drives us and keeps us alive, Sam.

      havanera on October 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    • So does the truth and acceptance. The winner has been chosen and some people still can't believe it is ridiculous.

      540sam on October 10, 2013 at 4:52 am
    • yes we are all little kids in adult costumes…

      twoTERRIERs on October 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    • thank you for your honesty and really, just for answering. I was surprised how I fell for the Blog Cabin.Time to move to the next home. I am new to this. It was my first blogging and following that great home…. Wow! Thank you more than you realize.<3

      Sheri McNamara on October 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    • of course the above blog is for Laurie. xxoo

      Sheri McNamara on October 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm
    • I didn't well up, but I sure am happy for the winner. Hope she makes many great memories at our beloved Blog Cabin AND that she gives us updates periodically.

      AND this is still a super great day for me! Not winning the Blog Cabin didn't change my outlook or my joy.

      Lessie on October 8, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    • Good for you Lessie. Satan is out there trying to steal everyone's joy. I'm so glad you are strong and brave in the Lord!

      Janis Conard on October 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    • Janis, I love HGTV/DIY homes and would love to win them, but they're not my foundation. Therefore I choose to celebrate Someone Else's ha ppiness on winning this wonderful home as I would want them to virtually celebrate with me. But you already know that because your foundation is the same. Enjoy! :)

      Lessie on October 8, 2013 at 10:29 pm
    • just had a funny thought…..the winner will definitely loose the mind….at least for the moment, but what about the other 18.999 who may have lost theirs as well….just a silly thought:):) we love your work….and the homes and friendship here….we are all ready for all the upcoming excitement…

      twoTERRIERs on October 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm
  5. Awe! Congratulations to the winner of this beautiful 2013 Blog Cabin! I sincerely hope she loves living there as much as we all dreamed we would. Cheers to all! :D

    AndreaMP on October 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    • Could be a guy

      Fred on October 9, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    • maybe you fred….the voice sounds like a female……but that doesnt mean anything either…so

      twoTERRIERs on October 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    • rrrrroger that

      AndreaMP on October 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    • On that phone call? ummmm OK.. I wasn't trying to be sexist. Sorry. Sounded like a woman's voice. But yea, who really knows?

      AndreaMP on October 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm
  6. Congratulations to the 2013 Blog Cabin Winner !!!!

    StormyWV on October 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm
  7. Congrats to the winner and family! Be Blessed…so exciting. :)

    Lea81194 on October 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm
  8. It's a bittersweet announcement for all of us who didn't receive that life changing call, but it has finally given us some closure so that we can all move out of this year's Blog Cabin so that the new owners can move in. Congratulations to that "Someone Else"—a wee bit sad for all of us bloggers who had dreamy visions dancing in our heads, but at the same time very, very happy that this beautiful place that we all fell in love with will continue to be enjoyed and appreciated by "Lucky You" who has yet to be revealed to us:):)

    joyfulj9 on October 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  9. Am I missing something here? …there was only music accompanying the video. The phone call could have been made to anyone.

    chris on October 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    • Anyone meaning, DIY staff to get the plan moving for winner notification.

      chris on October 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    • i agree. i think that was a run through.^_^

      Sheri McNamara on October 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    • Sounded like a real call to me. I'd like for my ears to be wrong.

      AndreaMP on October 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm
  10. I am making a stand….I don't think that was this year's winner of Blog Cabin 2013…Keep the Faith!!!! If I am wrong, then, I congratulate the winner….It was a long and wonderful ride for this special Blog Cabin in NC. Many friends have been made during this time and we know we made the right choices in building this special place…We can never forget that!! So, onward we go to the next project and good luck to whoever the winner will be on the 11th ….:DB)<3

    Maria on October 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    • Your right, it will be tomorrow

      sue on October 10, 2013 at 9:15 am
    • Thanks for being so Positive. <3

      StormyWV on October 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

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