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. well I hope and pray it me and to let my husband retire and do his fishing at the cabin and I can enjoy watching him and let our little dog stormy run in the yard and just enjoy it very much.

    wanda box on October 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm
  2. Is anyone else having problems viewing this YouTube video

    Moveinready on October 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    • Are you referring to audio?

      chris on October 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    • maybe all those entrants are trying to view it at once? hehe

      AndreaMP on October 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm
  3. I'm not sure what everyone was thinking. That sounded like a practice run. Lauries comment makes me believe that. In any case God bless the winner. That is a very lucky person. Thank you Mary for showing us the way. I know you have an incredibly crazy schedule. See everyone at the SH, and DH.<3

    Sheri McNamara on October 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm
  4. Congratulations to the lucky winner! Hope they have many wonderful moments and memories in their beautiful cottage!

    elfie on October 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm
  5. Who will win? video was exciting and interesting! I listened and watched it carefully many times for any clues that would reveal the winner. xD After watching the process for the drawing, the chance to win is so mega almost impossible!! So… the winner is a very, very, very lucky and special person to receive this wonderful blessing and to begin a fabulous new adventure in his/her life. Hope it was a faithful blogger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    donna white on October 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    • We're all so desperate and hopeful. LoL Well, this we DO know, someone won. :D

      AndreaMP on October 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm
  6. Congratulations to the winner of the blog cabin. May you have many happy memories there as the Robinson family did! <3 Becky

    bythebaydreamer on October 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm
  7. Congrats to the winner. You won a very special home. May you enjoy you future and have many awesome memories.

    Sheri McNamara on October 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm
  8. Congratulations to the 2013 Blog Cabin Winner!

    Lester B. on October 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm
  9. Congratulations to the lucky truly blessed winner. I guess I can hold off on forwarding my home phone # for a while……. very bitter sweet moment. Happy for the winner sorry to see my dream go, I hope that they can keep the house. I think the whole reason this give away is done is to provide a dream come true for a lucky family. It's a shame that so many have had to be sold.

    Debby on October 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    • I agree! My husband said he would have cashed out his 401K to pay for the taxes. Guess we don't have to worry about that now. LOL

      Eden1875 on October 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm
  10. What a family tradition this would be, Thanksgiving, at the cabin. and Christmas on the beach! Oh my kids and grandkids would be so happy! Im glad were still safe, and this was just a presentation! Thank You DIY< Hgtv you Rock!

    Patsy on October 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    • That wasn't the actual phone call? So no one knows yet???? Wow, I'm super confused. :(

      Eden1875 on October 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm
    • it's all confusing.. just know that someone DID win it. :D

      AndreaMP on October 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

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