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Blog Cabin 2014 Location: Clue One

A special note from Mary: I’d like to thank you for being such a fun and supportive audience. It’s been my pleasure to blog with you over the past five years. It is now time for me to move on to new adventures. Although I must bid you farewell, I leave you in the capable hands of editor Kayla, who will be keeping you updated on the latest Blog Cabin developments. Kayla loves furniture with a history, her cat, D’Artagnan, and crafting with lots of glitter. If you read HGTV’s Design Happens blog, then I’m sure you recognize her — check out her posts here. Now, let’s hear from Kayla for her very first post!

Wow — talk about a warm introduction! Hi, everyone. I’m so happy to join the Blog Cabin community and interact with you all about the soon-to-be stunning home you’re going to get to know inside and out. I’ve always had a view of the Smoky Mountains from my window, so I’ve loved seeing past homes get a taste of mountain life, too. When it comes to location, I’ll always have a soft spot for Blog Cabin 2009‘s Asheville, N.C. surroundings. Design-wise, I find myself going back to the vintage-chic, waterfront home from 2011. I just want to cozy up with a glass of wine in that great room. Before we dive into this year’s home, let’s reminisce and get to know each other. From the first home in Kinzel Springs, Tenn. to this year’s Atlantic, N.C. residence, what’s your favorite Blog Cabin?

Blog Cabin 2014 Location: Clue One

Now, let’s get right down to business. Thinking caps on. Here’s your first clue to uncover the location of Blog Cabin 2014. Take a look at the water, wildlife, foliage … what are they telling you? My lips are sealed, but I’m ready to see those comments!

Check back Monday for clue number two.

  • Posted at 3:27 pm on November 11, 2013
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  1. Thanks again, Mary for your years of dedication to us bloggers. Enjoy your new adventures! Welcome Kayla! I've enjoyed your contributions to Design Happens and I'm eager to see what you will share with us here at Blog Cabin! My favorite Blog Cabin has been 2011 in Matthews, Virginia. So pretty-so livable! Sigh!
    As for your first location clue for BC 2014…I am once again clueless. The branches on the left appear to me to be tropical foliage but botany was never my forte! Maybe we are going somewhere warm!

    Downonthefarm on November 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    • Looks like somewhere in Georgia, South Carolina, or Florida. Of course, if those 3 don't work, I have 47 more to write as a response! :)

      Adam on November 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm
    • Thanks for the welcome, Downonthefarm. I'm excited to share all the upcoming Blog Cabin details with you!

      Kayla@HGTV on November 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm
  2. Key West. or somewhere near the gulf of Mexico

    Kathy on November 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm
  3. Fla. gulf coast.

    Cathy on November 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm
  4. Well that deck is trashed and that tree looks fake, so yeah I would guess somewhere near here, on the northwest side of Florida.

    Carrie on November 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    • Carrie, that tree foliage does look a bit fake doesn't it though? LOL!

      SID on November 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm
  5. palms and herons – hmmmm. Definitely a coastal location but where oh where in the world is it???

    Mary M on November 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm
  6. My favorite Blog Cabin was in Maine a few years ago!

    Elizabeth on November 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    • It was my favorite also. Perfect spot

      sue on November 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm
  7. Mary, I wish you the best on your new adventures. I hope you will be as well loved where ever you are going as you were here.__Hi Kayla, I have enjoyed your posts on designs happen.__Just like downonthefarm, I am clueless. I too thought the plants on the left were tropical. For some reason I feel like we are going to be somewhere on the gulf of Mexico.

    Eugenia27 on November 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    • Was wondering where you were today?:S

      COOLSMILEY on November 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    • My wi-fi was down. Not even my smart phone would work.Such is life when you live in “The Dead Zone”Sent from my iPhone

      Eugenia27 on November 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm
    • Gee E, Think u recognize the area? LOL <a href="<br />——————————————–

      COOLSMILEY on November 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm
    • CoolSmiley I.can't get your video :(

      jchristie24 on November 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      If @ first u don't succeed, ? Lets see?;)

      COOLSMILEY on November 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    • CoolSmiley this is fascinating! Do you think OUR DB Coop is any relation to this family? Lol!

      jchristie24 on November 16, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      If @ first u don't succeed, ? Lets see?

      COOLSMILEY on November 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    • Hi Eugenia27! Thanks for the welcome. More clues on the way to help your guesses :)

      Kayla@HGTV on November 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    • Thanks Kayla, let the games begin

      Eugenia27 on November 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm
  8. Banana trees means the gulf coat. plants on the water line and not sand. Damaged dock. some where a hurricane has been. Mississppi ?

    mary on November 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    • Good thinking.

      Eugenia27 on November 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    • Sorry Mary , that is not a banana tree in the picture but a variety of a palm. Banana leafs are way bigger!

      Shari B in OK on November 19, 2013 at 2:42 am
    • I live in florida there are two different types of leaves, One looks like either the fox tail or christmas palm and the more solid leaf looks like a banana which grows best by water because of the warmth and soil. I have grown them.

      mary on November 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    • I knew that the plants were not salt water in nature from this area, south florida. winter haven being more central of state is fresh water. As a hurricane cross over the state they do damage.

      mary on November 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm
  9. Alabama

    Chris Taylor on November 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm
  10. Texas, Florida, Louisiana?

    Welcome Kayla ;0)

    COOLSMILEY on November 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm
    • Thanks for the welcome, COOLSMILEY!

      Kayla@HGTV on November 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm

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