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Meet the Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway Winner

Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway Winner

Mari Cabrera-Hickerson of Culver City, Calif., is the proud winner of the Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway, a grand-prize package valued at almost $500,000.

Mari’s name was randomly drawn from more than 18 million entries. The Blog Cabin enthusiast, who has entered every year since 2007, admits that entering twice online per day, almost every day, became part of her routine. “That was the first thing I did in the morning with my coffee,” she says, “And then I’d take a look at what was going on at the home and what the crew did that day. I followed every part of the remodeling process.”

Mari, a former UCLA Medical Center administrative specialist, retired in July 2013 to devote her time to her husband, Ken, as well as her children and four grandchildren. Mari also finds fulfillment in travel and hobbies, including hiking, watersports, cooking and yarn arts.

Although Mari is a fan of eclectic interior design, the North Carolina cottage drew her attention for its waterfront location and coastal-chic cottage style. “I love the beach,” says our winner, who was born and raised in Havana, Cuba, before emigrating with her family to California in 1966. “My mom would come home from work and take us to the beach every day when I was a kid. The beach is part of my soul, I guess.”

As one would expect from a die-hard Blog Cabin fan, Mari is quick to list her favorite room in the home (the spa-style master bathroom) and her favorite furnishing (the reclaimed wood dining table). And she’s most excited to see the compass floor medallion, which proved her top pick during the People’s Choice portion of the Blog Cabin 2013 project.

When Mari and her family arrive at Blog Cabin 2013 for their first visit, the water’s edge will certainly prove an irresistible draw. What does Mari plan to do first? “That’s kind of hard to say,” she admits. “I think I am just going to go room by room and check everything out. And sit on that porch in that rocking chair and look out onto that beautiful water scene. That view is just so gorgeous.”

Mari is still shocked about her stroke of good fortune and looks forward to sharing her prize with friends and family. “I just want to say thank you. This is just a wonderful gift that I never thought in my lifetime that I would receive,” she says. “It’s an amazing opportunity to have someplace where my family can go and be together, relax , have fun and just enjoy.”

  • Posted at 8:50 am on October 10, 2013
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  1. just dropping by to say hello Mari and Ken and to all my fellow bloggers…….we haven't forgotten about you Mari…will be great to see some new pictures too….hopefully of you and your family fixing a turkey at the new house….

    twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    • Hi 2Terriers, the blog is working over here.

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    • Hi Eugenia…..i was just trying to find you in here….yes fine here…..so it sounds like you might be seeing what I am seeing on the HGTV sites?

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    • The few times I have seen that happen it hasn't lasted this long. Their server must have gone down or something.
      That is how I always see the blog when I'm on my "not so smart" phone.
      It is an eye opener on how addicted I am to the blog because I freak out when I can't blog. I would tell myself to get a life but I like my life. I'd also like for HGTV to fix the problem.

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    • hum….maybe we are going to get some new news today ….and i agree with you on the eye opener…coming here and blogging is a real comfort each day….

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    • I know for myself, between tasks I reward myself a few minutes on the blog.

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm
    • did you get your message errased

      StormyWV on October 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    • Hello Two!
      I can't wait to get there but it is not happening yet…Thanksgiving still happenning in California…my son from Vancouver and his fiancee will be driving down.
      Happy Halloween to y'all!
      Mari.

      Macusina on October 30, 2013 at 9:38 pm
  2. No frost on the pumpkins yet. With nighttime temps in the 60's, it should be a great Halloween for folks in Carteret County, and an especially happy one for Mari and family at the Atlantic, NC Blog Cabin. http://www.wxii12.com/image/view/-/2558520/medRes

    DBCoop on October 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    • I found the best jack-o-lantern picture but I can't get the link. I will keep trying.

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm
    • We have have 10" of snow in our mountains, that is just a few miles away from us. We just got the cold.

      vicki_in_Utah on October 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    • Balmy in Chicago – 50's and just beginning to rain.

      ChicagoBirder on October 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    • Brrrrr. we are at 58* and the rain won't start until tonight. It is still the perfect autumn day. I had better take the dogs to the park after work. (they are low to the ground and don't like getting their paws wet) It may be months before they will get to go outside (and enjoy it).

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    • wow we are at 80 and I want snow……………just a little please…..

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    • Where do you live?Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm
    • hi i live south of houston in a little area called lake olympia….

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    • I thought you lived in Texas. For some reason I thought the entire central US was getting a cold front.Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm
    • hoping for one…but not until i dig up my plumerias……they say we may have a frost around mid-november…will see…..

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm
    • Nice pumpkin! :0

      Macusina on November 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm
  3. Hello, Mary or who ever keeps an eye on the blogs. The 3 HGTV sites are down. DH, SH and UO.

    Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    • I thought it was my computer

      StormyWV on October 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    • Now this is weird. I sent you a reply from my email and it is not here. I wonder what is going on.

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    • Eugenia, it appears there is a brand new registration that requires our names, but won't show our email addresses. Also, lots of individual comments seem to be gone. If we can't continue, I want you to know how much I've enjoyed blogging with you, HGTV and the really great bloggers on this site. I'm pretty new to all this and it's been wonderful to look at the details of each of the projects and share our thoughts.

      ChicagoBirder on October 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    • ChicagoBirder…what does this mean….

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    • Hi Two, Eugenia just thinks the site is down, nothing more. 

      ChicagoBirder on October 30, 2013 at 6:31 pm
    • Hi Two.  Has the HGTV site ever been down this long?  Do you think it's shut down because a blogger won UO? 

      ChicagoBirder on November 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    • Hi CB…..in my experience I have not seen it shut down like this……and according to some who have been here longer than me……this is a first…….i sure hope it means one of us bloggers won…and maybe they just had an overwhelming number of entries (so many they can't count) and report to us…..:):) i cannot imagine the task of counting the votes, checking for the email validities, etd………

      twoTERRIERs on November 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm
    • ChicagoBirder on November 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    • They may be having technical difficulties at the main office. I don't think this is the end of the blog. Once he get it fixed will be back up and running.Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    • Hi Chicago. I just tried to go to the BC site and I could not.They may rework their system and we may need to log on again. Good thing I wrote down my password.Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    • I don't have my password. 

      ChicagoBirder on October 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    • The only reason I have my password is that the last time at the site went down and I had to re-put it in, they gave me a lot of different tries before I figured it out.Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm
    • forgot mine too and re registered but still acting crazy wanted to tell u all if we never meet again , I appreciated u all!

      COOLSMILEY on November 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    • As we appreciate you. I don't think this will be the end.

      Shame on me, I just had a snide remark flit across my brain regarding "Smart" Technology.

      Eugenia27 on November 1, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    • Makes u wonder what happens when the SMART HOME malfunctions! (wrote this reply via email yesterday but it never shoed up or if it did don't no where?)

      COOLSMILEY on November 2, 2013 at 11:12 am
    • Hi Eugenia.  Has the HGTV site ever been down this long?  Do you think it's been sht off because a blogger won UO?

      ChicagoBirder on November 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    • Never this long since I have been blogging.DBCoop and Laurie March think it is Intense Debate that is having the problem.I like your theory

      Eugenia27 on November 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm
    • Hi Eugenia, I'm wondering if the blog is now switched to a different company than Intense Debate.   

      ChicagoBirder on November 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    • you know i had that earlier too…and actually some of my responses went to other bloggers….i started noticing this yesterday…..

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    • Somewhere in an alternative universe people are reading our blogs. LOLSent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm
    • yes…..maybe there were so many online entries for urban oasis things blew up when they tried to pull the information…

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    • going through a childhood thing tonight….had a craving for ribs after 40 years and now I am craving a candy apple…..will avoid the ribs…but not the candy apple and I sure hope it is as good as it looks…

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 8:07 pm
    • maybe this is a trick and tomorrow we will get a treat….

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm
    • Good one. I hope you are rightSent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm
    • i sent you a reply from my email on my phone and it is not here….

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm
    • Seriously glitchy today, huh?

      It was for me too on the back end. These sites are so enormous… so many bits and bobs. Hopefully everything is back to rights tomorrow.

      In the meantime – What's everyone going as for Halloween? seen any good costumes lately?

      Laurie
      http://blog.hgtvremodels.com/2013/10/23/know-your

      ps. You know full well if I was allowed to give you clues (even teensy ones!) at this point I would :D

      You'll have to wait for Grunderville to spill the beans – but it won't be too long!

      Laurie_March on October 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    • Thanks Laurie for letting us know things are being seen to.P.S. I like both types of marble.Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm
    • Laurie- it's great hearing from you and hello to my fellow bloggers! I cannot wait for bc2014. I've been scanning maps, etc, looking at possible sites (really just keeping busy til bc returns to us for the next season. I have learned a lot listening to you all and figuring how it all works. Thank you Laurie for taking time to explain things and fellow bloggers for all your help. BC2014 is going to be awesome and I hope that starts soon.Talk to everyone very soon.<3<3

      Sheri McNamara on October 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm
    • thank you for coming by….looks like the sox are ahead at the moment….

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 11:19 pm
    • My son said Boston was NUTS yesterday!!!

      COOLSMILEY on November 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    • Nuts like us without information..

      twoTERRIERs on November 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm
    • I suppose so

      COOLSMILEY on November 2, 2013 at 11:14 am
    • As I understand it, Laurie, it was an issue with Intense Debate (ID) that took down the DH, SH, and UO blogs, so the HGTV blogs (but not DIYNetworks Blog Cabin blog) were unlinked from ID.

      Unfortunately, though we should still be able to post comments without going through ID, the HGTV blog program is not accepting comments as it should.

      They say the tech guys are very aware of the issue and are working on it. Let's hope they can shake off the Halloween gremlins real soon so we can get back to the all important business of blogging!

      By the way, we'll just have to wait for Mary to dish out our location clues when she's good and ready, as always. Or simply spill the beans. Still, it's good to know you understand our angst, and to know that you would, if you could, give us even the slightest clue. (You do know, of course, that the vaguest hint — like near a large body of water — would generate pages and pages of wild guesses!)

      As for me, I'm happy to be home for Halloween, and looking forward to that good old-time blogging experience once again, served up with lots of colorful visual delights, creative designer insights, a big slice of pumpkin pie and a dollop of whipped cream.

      DBCoop on October 31, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    • Coop, is there anyway to find out if the UO drawing has taken place. I have looked on hgtv Facebook and twitter. There is nothing? Just wondering if the dream is over

      StormyWV on October 31, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    • gosh stormy i even did an internet search have not located anything yet….but if anyone can find coop will……geez frustrating….maybe we will again here from Laurie tonight…..hello to all..

      twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    • Very frustrating, but something's can not be helped. I just hope some tell's us something. Laurie has been so nice to take time out of her busy days to blog with us.

      StormyWV on October 31, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    • my spelling is getting atrocious….and my writing…

      twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    • Never give up the dream!!! They may wait until after Halloween. Having HGTV show up on your doorstep on Halloween, they may be handed some candy and have the door shut in their faces. Not good for the Ambush TV Special. LOL :)

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 6:51 pm
    • Since the UO winner drawing was to have taken place on or about Oct 30th, I imagine that the folks at HGTV are busy getting ready for both Halloween and the UO winner surprise call — but no official word yet.

      Unlike Humpty Dumpty, let's hope the HGTV blogs get quickly put back together again so Mary can let us know the latest news….

      DBCoop on October 31, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    • good point…..i need to chill out and stop staring at that bowl full of snickers sitting at my front door…..come on kids, come on…..

      twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    • DBCoop we are having Birthday cake for Halloween, My grand son(who's pix I have by my name) is two he was born on Halloween, he was suppose to be born on Christmas, but got his holidays mixed up. He only weighed 3 pounds, but now he is 20 pounds, and doing great.

      I am still hoping for the 2014 BC to be in the mountains by a lake..

      vicki_in_Utah on October 31, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    • Your grandson was a very special treat for Halloween, vicki_in_Utah! Enjoy the birthday cake.

      DBCoop on October 31, 2013 at 6:49 pm
    • Happy Birthday Vicki's grandson!

      I hope it will be by a mountain lake also.

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    • Vicki, how sweet for your GS and your family. I'm only tonight able to pick up comments and check in here, so please don't reply. I'm just tickled to know this good news for you.
      WCG

      Wind Chime Girl on November 1, 2013 at 11:21 pm
    • Do you think it was Intense Debate that went down? I can still get replies from the emails that ID sends out.
      For what ever reason, I hope "they" get it fixed soon.

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 7:21 pm
    • maybe hgtv forgot to pay the bill?

      ut4evr on October 31, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    • ROFLOL That or they thought they were the government and chose to close down instead of paying the bill.

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 8:02 pm
    • More ROFL!Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

      ut4evr on October 31, 2013 at 8:07 pm
    • or went into foreclosure:):)

      twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 8:13 pm
    • More ROFLSent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

      ut4evr on October 31, 2013 at 8:17 pm
    • or bankrupt?

      COOLSMILEY on November 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    • Oh I hope not. I have to win one of these homes first. LOL ;)

      Eugenia27 on November 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    • Hummmm, Laurie, Grunderville, PA??? Lol! <3

      jchristie24 on November 1, 2013 at 12:00 am
    • are you from grunderville, pa

      LibbyGirl200 on November 2, 2013 at 9:46 am
    • LibbyGirl I am not from there! I think Laurie is referring to Grundy is going to announce the new site for Blog Cabin 2014. I just did an internet search for Grunderville and found the place in PA. It kinda looks like a nice spot since it is right on the river!! <3

      jchristie24 on November 2, 2013 at 10:01 am
    • Do you know how much DIY pays for the BCs before they begin the work? I was going to check out Zillow but there is too many options. I have to figure out how to thin them down. (that was if I expand the search area)

      There really isn't a lot available in the area. It would have to have been already purchased so I can't figure out how to see homes already sold.
      What do you think?

      Eugenia27 on November 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    • Eugenia, they paid 500,000 for BC 2013 in North Carolina. So I assume they would be spending up to that amount on the next one!! <3

      jchristie24 on November 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    • I thought it was about that amount. If they are staying within the same budget I could not find anything in that price range in Grunderville, PA.
      I am not known for my crazy internet skills so that isn't saying much. Maybe someone else can find the illusive future BC.

      Eugenia27 on November 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    • Eugenia, I was just going on a hunch! That just shows how much I read between the lines and am desperate for a clue as to where the next BC will be!! Lol!! <3

      jchristie24 on November 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    • she really didn't say what she was referring to, the winner of uo or the next blog cabin location, always keep I guessing

      LibbyGirl200 on November 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm
    • Hi Laurie, If you have a moment; Could you let us all know how the repair job on the HGTV sites are coming.
      Personally if I'm told it will take 4 days at least I know it is being worked on and I have something to look forward to.
      There are some that think this is the end of blogging and may drift away. Any word would be an encouragement; even if you don't have a time line.

      Eugenia27 on November 1, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    • Hey, do you think maybe a blogger won and hgtv shut down the blogs so no one spilled the beans? Just a thought . Please no one yell at me.

      StormyWV on October 31, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    • I like that idea. HGTV has come up with all sorts of creative ways of ambushing the winner. Shutting down the blog, IMO, is a very creative stunt.Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 8:43 pm
    • I know every one is on pens and needles I hesitated before I blogged. That would shock all of us I think. I think maybe I am grasping for any hope.

      StormyWV on October 31, 2013 at 8:49 pm
    • Financially it would be a bad idea to shut down the blogs. With no comments there are fewer hits on the blog. Each hit means money from the advertisers. Not ever good for business when the website doesn't work.

      ut4evr on October 31, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    • I know. I just was fantasizing with StormyWV. I think the blog semi crashed. 99% of the time when I check out the blog, on my phone, it looks just like it looks now. I have on that 1% actually been able to blog. I have never figured out why it works that way. It should either work or not work.I never have understood computers.Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 10:29 pm
    • I'm with you – don't get why an on-line system crashes. Hope we hear who won the UO! Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

      ut4evr on October 31, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    • I had thought of that also lol
      I actually reset my computer back 10 days thinking I must have done something wrong!

      COOLSMILEY on November 1, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    • Did it work?

      Eugenia27 on November 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    • for an hour or so then ~POOF~

      COOLSMILEY on November 2, 2013 at 11:18 am
    • hum….i cant now look at the replies to your original statement "Hello, Mary",,,like coop subtly hinted at they may be busy

      twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 9:43 pm
    • Maybe we can come up with 400 posts on “conspiracy theory”.Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 10:29 pm
    • slow posting my first response to this comment….big time system problem i suspect….all the votes may have affected the system….do you think?

      twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 11:17 pm
    • Seeing how the rest of HGTV's sites are up and running ….. No.DBCoop thinks it is Intense Debate that is down. Makes sense seeing how BC is still up and running and you don't have to sign up with ID to blog here.I'm sure Mary will tell us once it is back up.(OK, I'm not sure, I hope Mary will tell us)Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 11:45 pm
    • I think ID also but now I reregistered with them too, wondering who the heck Ill be when this is all over?

      COOLSMILEY on November 1, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    • you know this could work remember one man and silver hair….

      twoterriers on November 2, 2013 at 12:56 am
    • Lessie came up with a good one over on the UO site. Maybe I'll find it and post it over here.

      "Here’s my conspiracy theory: Until proven wrong, let’s assume a blogger won but HGTV doesn’t want us to start guessing which blogger won. So they’ve frozen the normal blog and switched to a substitute blog so we can’t communicate as effectively. The key to overcoming this, grab a bag of virtual chocolate, the really good stuff, and have a wonderful feast! Do whatever you want to enjoy your wait. As for me, they can meet me at the mall or join me for crabcakes at Timbuktu cuz I’m not cleaning today."

      Eugenia27 on November 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm
    • I think this theory is correct.

      StormyWV on November 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm
  4. Message for stormy….hi stormy received your comment …. i am unable to do anything in the HGTV direct blog sites at the moment….so cannot edit my last comment…….responded from my phone originally and I think that is why the incident happen….but as soon as I can get back will try to respond….i can't find a note from you on this blog site…

    twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 4:47 pm
    • Ok, I just wanted to let you know . Hopefully they get it fixed soon .

      StormyWV on October 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    • thank you very much…..hope you are having a wonderful day….i splured and had some pumpkin bites this morning….yummmy…

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    • Yum, pumpkin bits sounds yummy.

      StormyWV on October 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    • My sister's rabbit is named Pumpkin. Pumpkin bits/bites sounds horrifying! :o

      TwoCorgis on October 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm
    • Oh NO!! My dog is named Pumpkin-Pooh. We might have to rename twoTERRIERs treat to:
      Large orange squash bites. LOL :)

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    • yes…………….

      well the sox may claim the series tonight…………….hgtv is really down…..from here….spooky

      twoTERRIERs on October 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm
    • They may have to work well into the night. I suppose they could display the UO winner on the main UO home page but I know Mary loves torturing us, so the blog will be back in time for the announcement.Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on October 30, 2013 at 7:43 pm
  5. Lol!! Happy Halloween ^_^

    AlmaC on October 31, 2013 at 8:35 am
  6. Happy Halloween everyone! :D Dressing my child as a unicorn and doggy as an angel. Fun times!

    AndreaMP on October 31, 2013 at 9:06 am
    • :D <3

      SID on October 31, 2013 at 7:59 pm
  7. Happy Halloween to all, congratulations to the red sox…..and hello to all bloggers….we definitely miss our other blog sites….hope they are coming back soon…

    Thanks DIY and HGTV for providing us with these spaces…and for the opportunities to win these beautiful homes…

    twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 10:36 am
    • SOS

      COOLSMILEY on November 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm
  8. I finally figured out who Marin reminds me of…..I watched an entire series from Australia and enjoyed it so much. She reminds me of one of the main characters, with MUCH lighter hair. BTW, she was an excellent character! I boohooed when the series was over.

    Nice to find programs from other countries!

    Maybe some of the glitches are coming through some computer mmonsters? I don't stutter often…just not fond of creepy crawly monsters – one exception the cute ones from Disney. :)

    Wishing everyone a fabulously fearsome Halloween! I'm wearing a mask tonight at the door. If the little munchins can come disguised, I can, too. WOooooooooooo. :)

    Trish on October 31, 2013 at 11:33 am
  9. Happy Halloween and Good news: Tomorrow is November 1st!!
    xD

    Holidaygal on October 31, 2013 at 12:38 pm
    • ans today is Nov.2, still NO News of UO winner? or new locale clues..

      COOLSMILEY on November 2, 2013 at 11:20 am
  10. Does anyone know when they will be giving us hints about the next BC location?
    Jack T. has traveled all over for his HGTV homes, do you think the next BC will be close to one of the HGTV homes? A Blog Cabin by Lake Tahoe would be fantastic.

    Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    • How are you still blogging on the UO blog?

      StormyWV on October 31, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    • is eugenia still on uo…maybe she is responding from her phone….more mystery on a halloween night???

      twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 5:27 pm
    • Yep, got to love the "sometimes – smart" phone.

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 6:54 pm
    • stormy i see she is maybe from her email….

      twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 5:29 pm
    • Maybe. I keep going over there to see if it is fixed.

      StormyWV on October 31, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    • you are not alone, we are all sitting on the edge of our seats….maybe tonight is when they will surprise everyone…sure hope so……a magical night….

      twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    • last I checked a few minutes ago it is still down.

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    • I got in the habit of checking my email from my phone since the time I fried my computer and that was the only way I could blog.

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 6:55 pm
    • Just took beautiful sunset pics with my smart note 2 wish I could post hereSent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® II, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone——– Original message ——–

      twoTERRIERs on October 31, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    • I'm sure DeerSpring could tell you how to post your picture. I tried once but didn't get it right. Keep trying.

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    • Eugenia, I'm answering your post on the HGTV site here! When the sites are ready,
      I'll post a few odds and ends I've found along the way. : )

      DeerSpring on November 1, 2013 at 10:06 am
    • Two Terriers, you can sign up on line with a site like Flicker or Picasa Web etc. to download your photos with a USB adapter from your phone to the computer. I set up a blog at Blogspot.com to provide a link for the DH pictures. There are many helpful, step-by-step sites on line, too. It was easier than I thought it would be because the photo album sites help with each step of the set-up. Hope that helps. : )

      DeerSpring on November 1, 2013 at 10:11 am
    • When you get a notification from Intense Debate on your e-mail you reply from your e-mail account.Wait !!!! Why am I telling you that? You just replied to one of my replies.What I did was go back to old emails and I wrote to some of my old blogging buddies. Yesterday there were a few that thought the site was down forever. I just wanted people to know it wasn't forever just a temporary glitch.Oh I see you are over on BC.

      Eugenia27 on October 31, 2013 at 6:36 pm
    • Thanks! I was sure they would have it up and running by now

      StormyWV on October 31, 2013 at 6:38 pm
    • maybe they've decided to merge everything into one blog

      twoterriers on November 1, 2013 at 10:09 am
    • Even if that wasn't their intent that is what has happened.

      Eugenia27 on November 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm

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