Culver City, Calif. Resident Wins DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway

   Culver City, Calif. Resident Wins DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway

Blog Cabin, TV's First Interactive Home Building Series, Renewed for an Eighth

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mari Cabrera-Hickerson of Culver City,
Calif. is the lucky winner of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2013 Giveaway. An avid
fan, Cabrera-Hickerson, a former UCLA Medical Center administrative
specialist, was randomly drawn from a record-breaking 18.6 million entries to
win the grand-prize package valued at almost $500,000. The cabin, located on
three acres of gorgeous waterfront property in Atlantic, N.C., was designed
interactively by visitors to who voted on all aspects
of the renovation, from flooring and bathtubs to window treatments.

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"I am just so thankful," remarked Cabrera-Hickerson when asked about winning
this year's cabin. "My family and I love the water and I can't wait to
experience this beautiful home with them."

Cabrera-Hickerson, who entered the giveaway every day during the 12 week entry
period, shares more of her thoughts about winning the home on's
Blog Cabin blog.

Throughout the six episode series, Blog Cabin host Chris Grundy and DIY
Network's all-star team of renovation experts – Matt Blashaw of Yard Crashers,
Jason Cameron of Desperate Landscapes, Anitra Mecadon of Mega Dens, Matt
Muenster of Bath Crashers, Josh Temple of House Crashers and Alison Victoria
of Kitchen Crashers – transformed the original 1,600 sq. ft. home into a
nearly 2,000 sq. ft. dream vacation retreat, boasting 3-bedrooms, 2.5 baths,
outdoor entertainment areas and a private dock.

DIY Network's 2013 Blog Cabin was builtin cooperation with GMC, Lumber
Liquidators, Inc., The Sherwin-Williams Company, GE Appliances, Quicken Loans
Inc., Budget Blinds, Inc., Cabinets To Go, James Hardie Building Products,
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, GAF, The Bold Look of Kohler, Kohler
Generators, National Gypsum, PetSafe, Window World, and EasyClosets.

Beginning in January 2014, DIY Network and will invite viewers
to vote and comment on the design features of the next Blog Cabin, the
location of which will be announced in November. Premiering in July 2014, the
primetime series also offers a chance for one lucky viewer to win the ultimate
vacation retreat.

For more information about Blog Cabin or to take a virtual tour of the
recently completed home, visit Viewers can
also become fans of DIY Network and interact with other home improvement
enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and

About DIY Network

DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to
destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. Currently in
more than 58 million homes, DIY Network's programming covers a broad range of
categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network's
award-winning website,, consistently ranks among America's top
home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos, home
improvement advice, step-by-step instructions, message boards, blogs, an
interactive program guide and more. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., DIY
Network is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).


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