Blog Cabin

May 1

Bath Crashers in the House!

Matt Muenster

Join us Monday, May 4th at 11 a.m. ET for an exciting  G+ hangout at Blog Cabin 2015 with Bath Crashers host Matt Muenster, Chris Grundy and Laurie March. Got a question about the house? Post it in the comments below and it might get answered!

Did you miss the House Crashers hangout? Check it out here.


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Apr 27

What’s Alison Victoria Doing at Blog Cabin 2015?

Alison Victoria

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a great weekend. Last Friday we hosted a rockin’ Google Hangout with Kitchen Crashers host Alison Victoria, Blog Cabin 2015 host Chris Grundy and design coordinator Laurie March. See what they have to say about Idaho, Alison’s dramatic entrance and what’s happening with construction.


We’re in full build out mode at Blog Cabin 2015, so check back regularly for weekly updates and google hangouts with all of our favorite DIY Network hosts!

Apr 21

Cabin Comforts Round One: Win a $1,000 Cash Prize

Wine serving tray

Don’t miss your chance to vote and enter to win $1,000!

It’s time for the first round of Blog Cabin 2015 Cabin Comforts Giveaway. This year we’re doing it a little different. Now through May 5, 2015 at 8:59 am ET, vote daily for your favorite kitchen and entertaining accessories in each of several categories. Then enter once per day for a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize.

From cool kitchen gadgets to pots and pans, elegant serving pieces to fun food makers, we’ve got a bevy of kitchen and entertaining accessories for you to vote on. Remember, you can vote as many times as you’d like and enter once per day for a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize .

Voting and entry for round one ends May 5, 2015 at 8:59 a.m. ET.

Good luck bloggers! Share with us in the comments below which items you love the most.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 8:59 a.m. ET on June 2, 2015. For full official rules, visit Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba DIY Network, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

Apr 13

Check Out the Brand-New The entire family has been waiting for this day for a long time. I can’t wait to hear your reactions when you explore our new home. We’ve been working hard to bring you the best experience ever and we’re sure you’re going to love it.

What are you looking for? Whether it’s going behind-the-scenes with your favorite shows, diving into your next how-to project, or exploring all things Blog Cabin 2015, we have dedicated “channels” for each topic on our new site. Within each channel, you’ll find beautiful photo galleries, projects and videos to turn your house into a home that represents you.

The new website is pure eye candy, and I can’t stop swooning. Go ahead, make yourself at home on the brand-new and our new Blog Cabin channel.

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Apr 9

I Spy a Beautiful Butterfly Bounty

Who remembers looking for the flamingos during the Blog Cabin 2014 build in Florida? Well it’s time to open up those eagle eyes again!

Dylan and I are having a blast working on the house here in Coeur d’Alene and we’ve made a friend along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for this big, beautiful butterfly, everybody. As Jennie, DBCoop and a few others of you have noticed already, you deserve a little fun again this year. Let us know when you spot her on the cabin cam.

Blog Cabin Idaho Butterfly

The monarch butterfly is the official state insect of Idaho, and they are gorgeous. As you might know, the Monarch butterfly is the most familiar butterfly in North America. Unfortunately, although it is recognizable, it’s also struggling at the moment. Continue Reading…

Apr 1

Weekly Construction Update from Blog Cabin 2015

Hello friends,

I apologize for the delay, but as you can see from the Cabin Cam a lot has happened over the past two weeks. For our long time fans, you know what time of year we normally shoot the shows and we are not far off from that. Luckily, having great builders keeps this train rolling.

There have been many onsite decisions made, last minute design tweaks, show scoutings, and last week Laurie came to visit. We built some great projects, and we can’t wait for you to see them!

Blog Cabin 2015

Photography by Dylan Eastman

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Mar 27

March Field Report from Coeur d’Alene

Photo: Laurie March

Hello from beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Blog Cabin-ners! It’s me, Laurie. First, I need to stop and thank you for the fantastic job you’re doing in choosing this year’s mountain retreat’s elements. This home is going to be absolutely spectacular! Right this very second, you can be voting on many of the cabin’s outdoor features. Check it out and vote as many times as you like! Continue Reading…

Mar 23

Don’t Miss Behind the Build at Blog Cabin 2015

Blog Cabin 2015

Happy Monday!I wanted to drop a post about some exciting Behind the Build eye-candy that went live recently on Over on our sister site you’ll find a video preview and over 100 images of construction. I’ve listed a few of my favorites below, but I want to hear from you. What do you want to see more or less of during the construction of Blog Cabin 2015?


Mar 16

People’s Choice Round Six: Vote for All Things Outdoors

Blog Cabin 2015 Outdoor Spaces

It’s time for our last round of voting! Wow, this has flown by and I’m excited to see all of your choices incorporated into the build. In round six of our People’s Choice vote we’re moving outdoors. For the next two weeks, you’ll be picking a fire pit feature, garden design, arcade games, and more. You’ve got nine decisions to make. Choose wisely, and vote as many times as you’d like.

Let us know what your favorite features are in the comments below!


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Mar 13

Week Three: Blog Cabin 2015 Construction Update

Hello friends!

Edwards Smith Construction has stayed on a steady pace! As you noted, we had the weekend off this past week. The crews worked tirelessly for three weeks to get us to this point. How many construction projects can say that not a drop of water touched the framing before the roof was dried in?

Late last week we received the deck Port Orford cedar beams that are rated for exterior exposure. Those carry the deck cantilever at the master suite where we wanted no posts to the ground (floating over the patio so to speak). Earlier when we were sourcing these beams, it was possible they could come from Alaskan cedar.

Photo courtesy Edwards Smith Construction LLC

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